Wellness, Culture and Sport

Province to fund high-performance athletes (09/08/14)

NB 1116

Aug. 14, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government will award more than $98,000 to 83 New Brunswick athletes under the New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program. Hédard Albert, minister of wellness, culture and sport as well as minister responsible for the Francophonie, made the announcement today.

"The New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program helps our New Brunswick athletes who are competing at the provincial and national levels reach their potential," said Albert. "We are pleased to provide these athletes with financial assistance to cover a portion of their training and competition expenses as they strive for excellence in sport."

The program helps athletes to make the senior or junior national team. Funding is provided to New Brunswick's top amateur athletes. They must be competing in a recognized sport - in a discipline featured in a major event such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Canada Games. The grants range from $500 to $3,000.

Each funding request is evaluated through a process conducted by the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and the Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport in conjunction with the appropriate provincial and national sport organizations.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of recipients under the New Brunswick High Performance Athlete Assistance Program for 2009-10. MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Donaghy, communications, Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport, 506-457-6445.

New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program recipients, 2009-10

Alpine skiing
Luke Donovan, $2,500, Dalhousie

Charlene Parlee, $750, Sussex Corner

Geneviève Lalonde, $2,500, Moncton
Joël Bourgeois, $2,500, Grand Digue
Barry Britt, $2,000, Hampton
Caleb Jones, $750, Saint John
Adam Gaudes, $500, Upper Kingsclear

Vanessa Pickard, $1,000, Riverview
Devin Lisson, $ 750, Fredericton

Lisa Pitre, $750, Dieppe
Holly Stewart, $750, Dieppe

Patrick Côté, $2,000, Grand Falls/Grand-Sault

Adam Black, $750, Quispamsis
Mitch Cormier, $750, Moncton
Cheyenne Haevens, $750, Rothesay
Wesley Moore, $500, Saint John

Stuart Wight, $ 2,500, Riverview
Matthew Hadley, $2,000, Mount Hope
Phillip Cortes, $750, Campbellton
Ryan Belliveau, $750, Campbellton
Justin Thériault, $500, Hanwell

Robert Gielen, $750, Norton

Carson Marcoux, $2,500, Balmoral
Marc-André LeBlanc, $2,000, Shediac
Micheal Dubbelsteyn, $500, Sussex

Figure skating
Kelsey McNeil, $750, Salisbury
Melissa Briggs, $500, Drummond
Kassie Costello, $500, New Maryland
Maggie MacKinnon, $500, Moncton

Myriam Lamarche, $2,000, Saint-Quentin
Jennifer Landry, $2,000, Saint John
James McManus, $1,000, Hanwell
Maxime Raymond, $750, Kedgwick-Sud
Marco Volpé, $750, Saint-Jacques
Josh Shannon, $750, Saint John
Vanessa St-Pierre, $750, Grand Bay-Westfield
Martine Chenhall, $500, Quispamsis
Miguel Raymond, $500, Kedgwick-Sud
Ian Traversy, $500, Oromocto

Kathryn Campbell, $750, Charters Settlement
Gabriel Gates, $750, Belleisle Creek

Graham Ereaux, $750, Moncton
Carol Ross, $750, Moncton

Joëlle Proulx, $750, Dieppe
Jessica Snowdon, $750, Moncton

Gregory Theriault, $500, Rothesay
Keagan Drummond, $500, Quispamsis

Chauncey O'Toole, $2,500, Springfield
Jebb Sinclair, $2,500, Charters Settlement
Stephanie MacKinnon, $1,000, Rothesay
Julie Emmerson, $1,000, Moncton

Catherine Richards, $500, Saint John
James McGregor Grant, $500, Rothesay
Charles Topher Kinsley-Williams, $500, Rothesay

Amanda Robinson, $2,500, Fredericton
Dayle Collpitts, $750, Nasonworth

Reid van Drecht, $750, Fredericton
Elizabeth Russell, $750, Fredericton
Evan Brideau, $500, Keswick Ridge
Andrew Evans, $500, Fredericton
Chae Young Lim, $500, Rothesay

Hessel Altenburg, $2,500, Fredericton
Danielle Losier, $500, Fredericton
Louis Savoie, $500, Dieppe

Lauren Bower, $500, Saint John
Kayla LeBlanc, $500, Moncton
Melissa Poirier, $500, Moncton
Scott Young, $500, Campbellton

Davin St. Pierre, $2,500, Dieppe
Jillian Blanchard, $2,500, Saint John
Tanya Paulin, $750, Ste-Rosette

Wheelchair basketball
Dave Durepos, $3,000, Charters Settlement
Sabrina Pettinicchi-Durepos, $3,000, Charters Settlement
Shane Dunnett, $750, Nasonworth

Krista Betts, $2,500, Bass River
Vincent Cormier, $2,000 Robertville
Eric Feunekes, $2,000, Fredericton
Shawn Daye-Finley, $2,000, Fredericton
Jean-Franþois Godin, $2,000, Beresford
Promise Mwenga, $2,000, Hanwell
Scott Seeley, $2,000, Rusagonis
Megan Getchell, $1,000, Crocker Hill
Rachel Pinet, $750, Bathurst