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NL Government: Minister Dempster Announces Members of Sport Excellence Committee

March 12, 2020 The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, has announced the provincial leaders in athlete and sport development who will form the province’s first Sport Excellence Committee. The committee will be co-chaired by Frank Humber, a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Baseball Hall of Fame, and Michelle Healey, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 2020200 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Provincial Government Forms Sport Excellence Committee

March 11, 2020 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development: Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to share an update on our preparations for the 2025 Canada Summer Games. I was proud to join the Premier […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2020143 Views

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Saint Mary’s U: Huskies embrace the growing Red Tape movement

An important new tradition launched at Saint Mary’s on January 22, during a “Red Tape Game” between the SMU Huskies and the Acadia Axemen. Players for both teams put red tape on their hockey sticks, in a show of support for Logan Prosper of Whycocomagh First Nation, and as a symbol aimed at ending racism […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 2020188 Views

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NAIG 2020 chefs de mission get a preview of Halifax’s setup for the games – CBC

Call for volunteers for July’s North American Indigenous Games to go out this week Jan 08, 2020 Around 50 people representing Indigenous athletes and communities across Canada and the United States are in Halifax this week getting familiar with the city’s venues for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in July. The visit, which […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020193 Views

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Minister Guilbeault Concludes His First Tour of the Maritime Provinces

From: Canadian Heritage HALIFAX, December 18, 2019 The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, concluded a three-day tour of the Maritime provinces, where he met with stakeholders from the arts, culture and heritage sector and the sport community, as well as representatives of the Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia. During his visit, Minister Guilbeault […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019198 Views

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Sidney Crosby donates gear to hockey access programs in Nova Scotia – CBC

3 programs promote inclusion in hockey for black youth, female Indigenous players, new Canadians. Dec 16, 2019 One of hockey’s greats is giving his jersey number’s worth in new sets of equipment to programs for young players in his home province who don’t have easy access to the game. Sidney Crosby recently teamed up with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019190 Views

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Indigenous hockey player returns to ice following alleged racist comments – CTV News

December 15, 2019 COXHEATH, N.S. — It’s been a whirlwind of a week for a young Mi’kmaq hockey player from Cape Breton who was the victim of alleged racial slurs during a game last Sunday. On Saturday night, 16-year-old Logan Prosper of Waycobah First Nation returned to the ice for the first time since the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019199 Views

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Nova Scotia hockey officials form task force to combat racism, discrimination – HalifaxToday.ca

The move comes after 16-year-old Logan Prosper came forward this week to say he was the target of racial slurs during a game in Cheticamp HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s governing body for amateur hockey has assembled a task force to deal with discrimination in the sport after an Indigenous player said he was subjected to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019211 Views

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North American Indigenous Games looking for 3,000 volunteers in Halifax – HalifaxToday.ca

From July 12-18 2020 the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2020 will take place in Nova Scotia. Since games are expected to bring over 5,250 athletes to the province over one week. “This event is going to be next level for all of us,” says Fiona Kirkpatrick-Parsons, Chair of the NAIG Host Society, who presented […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019176 Views

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Wagmatcook First Nation teen chosen for program to support potential Olympians – CBC

‘You wouldn’t know it by his demeanour, but he’s a competitor,’ says phys ed teacher Sep 03, 2019 A Cape Breton teen is one of 100 Canadian athletes chosen to compete at a program meant to identify and support future Olympians. Dante Isadore is track and field athlete from Wagmatcook First Nation, N.S., who competes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 2019275 Views

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