Sport Nova Scotia announces 2024 Support4Sport Awards finalists

Halifax, NS (May 27, 2024) – The greatest in the provincial sport sector will be recognized this Saturday, June 1, at the Halifax Convention Centre. The Support4Sport Awards recognize the achievements of Nova Scotia’s top athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year.

Each of the finalists were nominated by their Provincial Sport Organization as the best in their sport. Their achievements were judged through a multi-level selection process that considers their complete athletic performance throughout the year, as well as their top achievement of the season. 

Additional awards to be announced on June 1 include the Sport Makes a Difference Award, the Chair Award, Volunteers of the Year, Community Sport Organizations of the Year and Corporate Sponsors of the Year.


Overall Support4Sport Awards Finalists


S4S Official of the Year 

Gymnastics & Trampoline, Vaughn Arthur (Lower Sackville)

Swim, Diane MacKenzie (Halifax)

Table Tennis, Erica Ans (Dartmouth)


S4S Coach of the Year 

Golf, Jeff MacDonald (Halifax)

Soccer, Cindy Tye (Bedford)

Tennis, Steve Mahar (Halifax)


S4S Team of the Year 

Curling, Team MacNutt

Blind Sports (Goal Ball), NS Women’s Goalball Team

Sailing, Georgia & Antonia Lewin-LaFrance


S4S Junior Male Athlete of the Year 

Gymnastics & Trampoline, Evan Huber (Dartmouth)

Sailing, Sullivan Nakatsu (Hammonds Plains)

Tennis, Arthur Zhyznomirskyy (Halifax)


S4S Junior Female Athlete of the Year 

Canoe Kayak, Victoria Tran (Dartmouth)

Speed Skate, Julia Snelgrove (Dartmouth)

Tennis, Joni Colburne (Grand Lake)


S4S Senior Male Athlete of the Year 

Boxing, Wyatt Sanford (Kennetcook)

Rowing, Emerson Crick (Halifax)

Soccer, Jacob Shaffelburg (Halifax)


S4S Senior Female Athlete of the Year 

Canoe Kayak, Michelle Russell (Dartmouth)

Gymnastics & Trampoline, Ellie Black (Halifax)

Triathalon, Kamylle Frenette (Halifax)


Quick Facts

Sport Nova Scotia 

  • Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government federation representing over 55 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.



  • The Support4Sport Awards are made possible by the Support4Sport program, which was introduced in 2006. Funds are raised through the sale of designated lottery products in Nova Scotia. Each time one of those products are sold, 100 per cent of the proceeds help Nova Scotians get in the game. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $63.5 million. Support4Sport is the largest source of funding for amateur sport in Nova Scotia.


Associated Links 
Support4Sport Awards



Renée Boucher
Manager of Public Relations and Communications

Sport Nova Scotia