Tourism, Culture and Recreation
April 27, 2007

The following is being distributed at the request of Sport Newfoundland and Labrador:

23 Scholarships/Bursaries Handed Out

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador announced the recipients of scholarships/bursaries during the 16th Annual Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Presentation during a reception at the Holiday Inn in St. John�s on Thursday. Twenty-three recipients received a scholarship/bursary in the amount of $500 for their contribution to sport during 2006.

The Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship/ Bursary Program is designed to provide financial assistance to qualifying amateur athletes, coaches and officials (who are enrolled in a post secondary institution) to help offset the costs of training and competition.

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador President, Tom Godden says, "We are extremely happy with the opportunity we have to support our provincial athletes, coaches and officials. Through programs such as this, we can assist in the development of amateur sport in Newfoundland and Labrador. Sport is such an important part of the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. We are extremely pleased to support our athletes, coaches and officials."

The recipients of Scholarships/Bursaries include:

Athlete Category

Rugby player Charlene Barter of St. John�s
Curler Mike Adam of Wabush
Cross-country skier, Andrew Casey of Corner Brook
Rugby player Joannah Clift of Outer Cove
Swimmer Ainsley Decker of St. John�s
Wrestler Kerri -Ann Evely of Carbonear
Cyclist Zachery Garland of St. John�s
Shooter Brenda Greene of St. Josephs
Shooter Laurie Hearn of St. Josephs
Softball player Jason Hill of St. John�s
Track & field and cross-country runner Robert Jewer of St. John�s
Hockey player Sheila Kelly of St. John�s
Soccer player Andre Le of St. John�s
Rugby player Adam Paul of St. John�s
Curler Sarah Paul of St. John�s
Powerlifter Luke Pike of St. John�s
Soccer player Marc Pittman of St. Lawrence
Rower Adam Power of Middle Cove
Wrestler Allison Rockwood of St. John�s
Sailer Andre Simoes Re of St. John�s
Soccer and basketball player Victoria Thistle of St. John�s
Soccer and basketball player Jessica Wade of St. John�s

Athletic and Coach Category

Gymnastics coach and athlete Lukas Stritt of St. John�s

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador represents 44 provincial sport organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador providing programs and services in the promotion of sport and physical activity. Visit for information on programs offered by Sport Newfoundland and Labrador.


Media contact:
Troy Croft

2007 04 27                                               10:00 a.m.


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