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Sport Nova Scotia – (Halifax, August 22, 2018) – Para wheelchair racer, Ben Brown is the Male Individual Athlete of the Month for July. The 31-year-old Cambridge, NS native won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 400m and silver in the 800m at the Canadian Track and Field National Championships. Brown’s performance makes him the most accomplished Nova Scotian in terms of podium wins at a national championship. The event took place in Ottawa and hosted 200 competitors from 20 teams.

Madison Bond is the Female Individual Athlete of the Month for July for her performance at the 2018 Canadian Junior National Swimming Championships in Winnipeg. The 14-year-old swimmer from Halifax placed 11th with a personal best time in the 200m breaststroke and set a Nova Scotia provincial record with her 10th overall finish in 100m breaststroke. The national event hosted 700 competitors from 150 clubs. Bond is a member of the Swim Nova Scotia Next Generation Team and has raced on several Swim Nova Scotia provincial teams.

Cody Bailey is the Male Team Athlete of the Month for July. The 24-year-old rower recently attended the World Cup Rowing III in Switzerland where 300 athletes from 30 countries met to compete. Bailey raced the Senior Heavyweight Men’s Eight event where his crew finished sixth overall. As a result of his crew’s accomplishment, it is likely his team will compete together at international competitions in the future. This was Bailey’s first international regatta as a senior athlete.

Allison Dyer is the Female Team Athlete of the Month for July. The 16-year-old goalie was instrumental to her team’s success at the 2018 Female Box Lacrosse National Championships at the BMO Centre in Halifax. Allison had a .89 save-percentage for the tournament and was named to the Midget All-Star Team as the best goalie in her division. Dyer lead her team to the semi- final game, ultimately losing to Ontario. The national championships are the highest competition in Canada for the sport and this was the third time Dyer played for Team Nova Scotia.

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. For more information about the awards, please visit  

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 or to request athlete photos, please contact:

Kate Trask
Communications Coordinator, Sport Nova Scotia