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Sport Nova Scotia is proud to announce the June 2022Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month recipients; Ella Dobson (jr. female), Owen Nicholson (jr. male), Denelle Pedrick (sr. female), William Black (sr. male), and Team Purcell (Owen Purcell, Joel Krats, Adam McEachern, Scott Weagle, Scott Mitchell).

Ella Dobson. 17- year-old swimmer from Halifax.

Recent achievements: On May 31, 2022, Ella competed internationally in the 2022 Best Fest Open Water Festival in Mallorca, Spain. Ella finished second in the Elite Women’s 7km Open Water against 70 competitors. 

Owen Nicholson. 17- year-old swimmer from Halifax.

Recent achievements: On May 31, 2022, Owen competed in the 2022 Best Fest Open Water Festival in Mallorca, Spain. Owen finished first in the Elite Junior Men’s 1.5km Open Water Race, third in the Elite Junior Men’s 7km Open Water Race and placed second for overall the Elite Junior Male High Point Award.

Denelle Pedrick. 23-year-old gymnast from Halifax. 

Recent achievements: Last month, Denelle captured three medals in the senior division at the Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Richmond, BC. She won gold on vault, silver for both floor and all-around and placed fifth on beam. Success in this event helps to continue Team Canada status.

William Black. 23-year-old gymnast from Halifax.

Recent achievements: In May, William won silver on vault in the senior division at the Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Richmond, BC. William gained points towards the Team Canada point system and remains one of the top Canadian vaulters in the men’s program.

Team Purcell: Owen Purcells’ rink.

Recent achievements: Last month, Team Purcell made history as the first Nova Scotian team to compete at the World Junior Men’s Championships. Competing against ten countries, Team Purcell took home bronze at the 2022 World Junior Curling Championships in Jönköping, Sweden. 

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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Contact:

Sarah Jackson
Sport Nova Scotia Communication Coordinator
sjackson@sportnovascotia.ca
902.425.5450 ext. 508