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Mar 24 2017 - Shayne Dobson named new ANB Athlete Representative
Athletics New Brunswick is happy to announce that Shayne Dobson will be ANB’s new Athlete Representative. Dobson, of Campbellton, and a graduate of Université de Moncton will hold this position for a two-year term. The board position involves full participation at all eight annual board meetings including voting rights and the opportunity to better understand how our organisation operates, how our board functions and most importantly be able to put forward his voice and the voice of the athletes he represents at the table.
Shayne has always been a strong and inspiring athlete representing New Brunswick, and Canada proudly on a local, national, and international stage. Most recently Shayne represented Canada at the Rio2016 Paralympic Games finishing in fifth place in the world in the T37 1500m race. He also represented Canada at the 2011 Para Pan Am Games in Mexico, winning two medals at that event, and at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Qatar where he finished fourth in the 1500m.
On top of all this Shayne has been a longtime committed member of Athletics New Brunswick. Over the course of his two year term, he will give a voice to the athletes from New Brunswick as a whole.
“It is awesome to see an athlete as successful as Shayne Dobson to offer to serve athletes as a whole from his province” President, Marc Lalonde said, “We would like to congratulate him on obtaining this position. Furthermore, we would like to thank Sarah Myatt who has served as the athlete representative for the past two years.
Mar 23 2017 - MacMackin Honoured with PRESTIGE Award
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) hosted their 11th annual PRESTIGE Awards on Tuesday, March 21 in Ottawa, Ontario. The CSTA’s main objective is to market Canada on an international scale, as a preferred sports tourism destination in partnership with its members. This year, the PRESTIGE (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events) Awards saw recipients from coast to coast. The awards recognize local events, major international championships/tournaments and also outstanding volunteers and groups who work to host and stage exceptional sports events across Canada.
Bill MacMackin, who has served as President of the Saint John Track Club for over a decade, was nominated and received the PRESTIGE Award for CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award presented by CBC Sports. MacMackin was honoured with this award for his work on taking the East Coast Games from idea to reality. Under Bill’s guidance and leadership, the East Coast Games came to fruition and 3 years later brought together some 2,200 athletes, 1,500 parents and resulted in $800,000 in economic activity for the city. All of this was done while simultaneously serving as the Saint John Track Club President, coaching at Saint John High School and sitting on the board of Athletics Canada.
“Bill being honoured with such a prestigious award on a national scale, is very well deserved for all the hard work and dedication he put in to bringing the East Coast Games to reality,” said Marc Lalonde , president of Athletics NB. “Bill has been a real driving force for the advancement of track and field programming in our province and a true champion of the sport and we would like to congratulate him for his PRESTIGE Award and thank him for his dedication to track & field”.
Mar 22 2017 - Throw for Dave Meet & Silent Auction
Athletics New Brunswick will be hosting a throws meet on April 1st, 2017 to fundraise for one of our athletes. Dave Jefferson, of Saint John, is a masters athlete training out of the Saint John Track Club who has been competing in the sport for many years.
In addition to being a well-known athlete in the master's category, Dave has also volunteered as an official helping out at many meets. Recently, Dave’s apartment building in Saint John’s Heritage district was destroyed by a major fire.
This meet will serve as a fundraiser with all proceeds going directly to Dave. This is a great opportunity for our ANB community to help give back to one of our members. The meet will take place at the Ceps of l’Université de Moncton starting at 9am.
Will consist of a mixed ambidex shot put challenge along with a mixed weight throw. Every competitor will receive 6 throws PLUS 2 throws with their non-dominent hands (shot put). The winner of the ambidex challenge will be the best-combined throws using the best result from both hands.
One event will be $20 or $30 for both throws events.
Throw for Dave Meet Competition Lancer pour Dave April 1st 2017 -
CEPS stade Vance-Toner Université de Moncton
20$ for 1 event 30$ for both throws
Deadline to register is March 30th (www.trackiere.com/ThrowForDave
9:00 - Mixed ambidex Shot Put Challenge
Every competitor will receive 6 throws PLUS 2 throws with their non-dominant hands.
A winner of the Ambidex challenge will be the best combined throws using best result from both hands.
10:30 - Mixed Weight throw
Silent Auction for Dave/Encant silencieux pour Dave
(Check often as prizes will be added periodically)
Please share this link so we get lots of support! Or if you know of anyone or any business that would like to donate an item please contact ANB at firstname.lastname@example.org
The auction is currently running and will be open until 11am April 5th.
Final bids time stamped at 10:59 am on April 5 will be the winner.
A starting bid will be posted.
Bids can increase by a minimum of $3 by leaving a comment with proposed price. Winners must pay (by PayPal, cheque or money order) within 48 hours the auction is closed. We will arrange to pick up or shipping of prizes (Postage fee may be required)
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