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September 21, 2022- Halifax, NS – Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month Recipients Announced
Sport Nova Scotia is proud to announce the September 2022 Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month recipients; Jana Peachey (Senior Female), Ellie Lancaster (Junior Female), Dave Waters (Senior Male), and Keilen Bellis (Junior Male).
Jana Peachey: 19-year-old rower from Lower Sackville.
Recent achievements: Jana won two medals at the Canada Games – a silver in the Women’s Pair with partner Claire Ellison and a bronze medal in the Women’s Double sculls event with partner Sophie Inkpen. In July, she represented Canada at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships placing seventh in the Women’s 8 event.
Ellie Lancaster: 16-year-old soccer player from Fall River.
Recent achievements: Ellie and her teammates won bronze for Team NS Women’s Soccer at the Niagara 2022 Summer Canada Games. As the goalkeeper, Ellie helped the team reach success with solid defence. Ellie recorded three shout-outs in four games, stopped two penalty kicks in a shoot-out with New Brunswick, and made big saves in the bronze medal game.
Dave Waters: 54-year-old paracanoe athlete from Hubbard’s.
Recent achievements: In August, Dave captured a total of four medals at the 2022 Sprint National Championships. He won a gold medal in the VL3, gold in the Masters open Va’a, silver in the KL2 event, and bronze in the open Va’a event. Dave was instrumental in leading Maskwa to the overall national championship burgee in the paracanoe category.
Keilen Bellis: 17-year-old swimmer from Halifax.
Recent achievements: Kielen was Nova Scotia’s first medalist at the 2022 Summer Canada Games, winning two gold medals in the 100m Breaststroke and 50m Breaststroke. Keilen won the first medal for Swim Nova Scotia since the 2009 Canada Summer Games.
Quick Facts: Athlete of the Month
- The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards.
- A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team.
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 organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians. For more information about the awards, please visit sportnovascotia.ca
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