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.

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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

Archery
Charlene Parlee, $750, Sussex Corner

Athletics
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

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

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

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

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

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

Equestrian
Robert Gielen, $750, Norton

Fencing
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

Judo
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volleyball
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

Wrestling
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

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