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YELLOWKNIFE (February 5, 2014) – The recipients of the 2013-2014 High Performance Athlete Grant were announced today by Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) Robert C. McLeod and Maureen Miller, President of the Sport North Federation.
“It is great to see so many northern athletes doing so well on the national and international scene,” states Minister McLeod. “The value of the High Performance Athlete Grant program is showing itself this year as NWT athletes who have benefited from the program are representing our territory and country at the 2014 Winter Olympics.”
Sport North is an important partner in delivering sport programs across the North and also recognizes the value of this program.
“The Sport North Federation is proud to help high performance athletes in various sports to reach the podium. It is very rewarding to see these dedicated athletes reach their goals,” said President Maureen Miller.
Two of the NWT athletes who have benefited from this program will be representing Canada on the world stage at the Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia. Both Brendan Green and Michael Gilday will represent Team Canada over the course of the games.
“Over the years, the NWT High Performance Grant has been a crucial part of what has allowed me to compete at the highest level internationally and has ultimately helped me qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The support I receive from the people of the NWT and the High Performance Athlete Grant is incredible and second to none. I look forward to representing the entire NWT as a member of the Canadian Olympic Team this February in Sochi,” said Gilday.
The High Performance Athlete Grant program provides financial support to high performance athletes from the NWT. The Sport North Federation and MACA jointly approve all recipients. More details on the High Performance Athlete Grant program can be found on the MACA website at www.maca.gov.nt.ca.
For more information:
Communications and Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 920-3092
2013 – 2014 High Performance Athlete Grant Recipients
The recipients for the High Performance Athlete Grant program for 2013-2014 are:
Annah Hanthorn Cross Country Skiing Fort McPherson
Elizabeth Mawdsley Biathlon Fort Smith
Brendan Green Biathlon Hay River
Ilona Gyapay Cross Country Skiing Hay River
Mitchell Jacobson Hockey Tuktoyaktuk
Adrienne Schmalz Soccer Yellowknife
Chad Hinchey Volleyball Yellowknife
Devin Hinchey Squash Yellowknife
Molly Milligan Snowboarding Yellowknife
Michael Gilday Speed Skating Yellowknife
Andrew Matthews Snowboarding Yellowknife
Thomsen D’Hont Cross Country Skiing Yellowknife
Jacob Schofield Hockey Yellowknife
Kathleen O’Brien Hockey Yellowknife
Stephen Giovanetto Swimming Yellowknife
Cassandra Mooney Swimming Yellowknife
Curtis German Hockey Yellowknife
Gabrielle Des Forges Judo Yellowknife
Gillian Waugh Rowing Yellowknife
Keelan Mooney ` Swimming Yellowknife
Liam Coedy Soccer Yellowknife
Jessie Loutit Rowing Yellowknife
Tanner Dolynny Swimming Yellowknife