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Halifax (Friday, June 18, 2021) – Nova Scotia’s largest amateur sport recognition event looks little bit different again this year. Due to public health restrictions, competition wasn’t possible for many sport organizations over the past 12 months, making the usual competition-based awards infeasible. Instead, the 2021 Support4Sport Sport Makes a Difference Awards honoured one individual or group from each provincial sport organization who went above and beyond to make a positive impact for their sport over the past year. The recipients will be featured Sport Nova Scotia’s website and social media channels. 

Please visit Sport Nova Scotia’s website, sportnovascotia.cafor a complete overview of the awards and biographies for each of the recipients. 

2021 Support4Sport Sport Makes a Difference Winners 

Artistic Swimming, Artistic Swimming Athletes and Coaches 

Athletics, Truro LionsTrack and Field Club (Truro)

Canoe Kayak, ADCKC Member Clubs 

Badminton, Drew Hubley (Antigonish)

Baseball, Holly LaPierre (Hammonds Plains)

Basketball, Lee Anna Osei (Antigonish)

Biathlon, Waverley Amateur Athletic Association
Boxing, New Waterford Boxing Club (New Waterford) 

Cricket, Andrew Irving (Dartmouth)

Cross Country Ski, Kevin Chaisson (Dingwall) 

Curling, Linda Harrison (Amherst) 

Equestrian, Pony and Pals (Middleboro) 

Goalball, Linda MacRae Triff (Halifax) 

Golf, Nova Scotia Golf Community 

Gymnastics, Maia Zann-Roland (Truro) 

Hockey, Dr. Tina Atkinson (Dartmouth) 

Karate, KNS Board of Directors

Lacrosse, Donna Goguen (Halifax) 

Lawn Bowls, Lawn Bowls Administrative Team (Halifax) 

Orienteering, Pam James (Windsor)

Rope Skipping, Jump Energy Rope Skipping Club’s Executive Committee (East Chezzetcook)

Rowing, Holly Davy (Halifax) 

Rugby, Geno Carew (Dartmouth) 

Skating, Sheila Beard (Dartmouth) 
Ski, Dave Wilson Memorial Cup Planning Committee 

Soccer, Suburban FC (Bedford) 

Speed Skate, Speedy Kids Oval Program (Halifax) 

Squash, Janet B MacLeod (New Minas) 

Swim, Yarmouth Y Whitecaps (Yarmouth) 

Taekwondo, Xavier Taekwondo Club (Antigonish) 

Tennis, Lunenburg Tennis Club (Lunenburg) 

Triathlon, Kevin Doran (Bedford)

Volleyball, Annapolis Valley Bolt Volleyball Club (Middleton) 

Water Ski Wakeboard, Diana Mason (Fall River) 

Wrestling, Wrestling Nova Scotia Membership

“Despite another unique year, so many people in the sport sector stepped up to make sure participants could continue to be active. Thank you to everyone who went above and got creative to keep Nova Scotian athletes engaged and safe. These recipients have shown their commitment to sport throughout the pandemic, and we’re fortunate to be part of such a passionate community.” 
– Jamie Ferguson, Sport Nova Scotia CEO

“All recipients should be proud of their continued accomplishments and contributions to sport during these challenging times. As Nova Scotians, we’re proud to celebrate the hard work, dedication and excellence of these athletes, coaches, officials, organizations and volunteers.”

-Bob MacKinnon, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation

Quick Facts

2021 Support4Sport Awards Overview 

  • Each provincial sport organization was eligible to honor one individual, group, organization, or committee who went above and beyond for their sport despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic. The Support4Sport Sport Makes a Difference nominees were named the automatic winner for their organization. Due to the challenges of the pandemic, there will not be an in-person event this year. 

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 Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Support4Sport program, which was introduced in 2006. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $46 million. Support4Sport is the largest source of funding for amateur sport in Nova Scotia.

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Kate Trask

Manager of Public Relations & Communications, Sport Nova Scotia