Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Learning Tool for a Female Athlete

Here is an excellent resource from the IOC and the ITU.  It is a learning tool for female athlete health.

Looking for adult male athletes for a research study!

Dear Sir,

Max Stick, a graduate student researcher at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, is looking for adult male athletes to participate in an anonymous online survey on their social values and behaviours. This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship and has been reviewed by the Dalhousie University Social Sciences Research Ethics Board. If you choose to participate in  the survey you are not obligated to answer any question that you do not wish to, and you are also able to stop the survey at any time if you do not wish to complete it.

If you have any questions, please contact Max Stick at

You can access the survey at

Thank you for your time.


Max Stick
Dalhousie University



St John’s, Oct 20th — Avalon Nordic Ski Club received a $5000 RBC Learn to Play Project grant to provide skis for children in the Avalon Nordic track attack program, coach development and a ski clinic for the community. Avalon Nordic is one of 211 organizations from across the country to receive a 2016 RBC Learn to Play Project grant. 

“at this stage of development, children are outgrowing their current equipment and need to have access to both classic and skate skis.” Said Jeffrey Cameron, Head Coach of Avalon Nordic. “Classic and Skate skis are different in both length and stiffness, therefore, having access to both sets allows the skier to effectively learn both techniques. This, however, can be costly for most families and it has proven to be the main reason for decreased enrollment into our track attack program.”

“It’s not just kids in this year’s program that will benefit for this” said Avalon Nordics President Colin Taylor  “this equipment will last and be used for many years to come” 

The Track Attack program starting in early September and is for children between the age of 9 and 12.  Dryland activities include trail running, intro to ski walking and roller skiing. Children also have the option of just joining for the on snow portion of the program that starts in January where they will learn both skate and classic ski technique.  

The RBC Learn to Play project is a multi-faced and sector partnership approach dedicated to teaching kids the basic skills they need to participate in sport and recreation programs.  The project is funded by RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered by ParticipACTION. In 2016, RBC provided $2.6 million to 211 organizations across Canada. 

For more information please contact: ANSC President, Colin Taylor – or ANSC Head Coach, Jeffrey Cameron –

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Diamond Dash September 24th

Diamond Dash 10th Anniversary

The 10th annual Diamond Dash will occur on September 24th 2016. The event, sponsored by the Town of Glovertown and The Fry Family Foundation takes place on the beautiful Ken Diamond Memorial Park trail just behind the Glovertown Arena.  Runners of all ages can participate in events ranging from the 250 and 500 meter “Small Fry Runs”, to the 1.8, 3.8, or 5.4 kilometer runs for older runners. For those  who  might  prefer  a more leisurely  pace, there  is  a non-competitive group walk around the outer trail prior to the races .

Event organizers are hoping this year’s anniversary event will be bigger and better than ever with plenty of great prizes, and fun events for the younger runners and spectators.  On -Line Registration begins on September 5, 2016.

To Register:

For further information, please call Pam Thornhill at the Glovertown Town Hall  

Phone: 709-533-2351

Registration Form online at www.glover

Still accepting Gerry Donovan Nominations

Triathlon season is wrapping up but there are still plenty of running races in the calendar! We would love it if you took a moment to think about a special person in the triathlon community in Newfoundland who has positively contributed to TriNL community this season (or in the past).
Please take a look at the following criteria for the nomination and drop us a line with your nomination. Email:

The Gerry Donovan Award recognizes a TRINL member who demonstrates an outstandingcontribution towards the sport of triathlon in Newfoundland and Labrador.The award acknowledges the passion, leadership, commitment, volunteerism andperformance displayed by Gerry as an athlete and a leader in the sport.
a) Athletic Contribution: Personal performance based primarily upon participation in a variety
of triathlon competitions.
b) Spirit and Passion: A nominee should foster a special spirit and passion for the sport as a
c) Leadership: A nominee should demonstrate a standard of leadership in building the sport
of triathlon on a local, regional or provincial level.
d) Volunteerism: A nominee should display a high level of volunteerism to the sport such as a
coach, organizer of cycling, running or swim groups.
e) Other: Any other special contribution made by a nominee to the sport of triathlon or it's
components at a local, provincial or national level.
f) The number of years a nominee has been involved in the sport of triathlon.
Send your nomination to including the following:

Contact Information Tel: (h) (c)
Nominated By: Name
Contact Information Tel: (h) (c)
Applications should contain (on separate copy in point form where feasible) a description of
the nominee's areas of merit
Areas of merit to be considered when selecting a recipient for the award are: