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Focus on Youth Awards
Sport NL 22 Annual Scholarship Awards
Summer Draw Tickets
Volunteer Development Initiative 
City Days Celebrations  
Canada Day
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Focus on Youth Awards  


The annual Focus on Youth Awards continues to showcase the talent and work of our youth,and the contributions of adult volunteers who support youth development and programs. In the words of Mayor Randy Simms,"As a City we are extremely proud of the outstanding contribution of our youth community and we salute the adult volunteers who provide support and guidance.
Female Youth of the Year -----------------------Erin O'Brien 
Male Youth of the Year -------------------------Tyler Flynn 
Youth Volunteer of the Year --------------------Alyssa Milley 
Female Youth Athlete of the Year --------------Hannah Jardine 
Male Youth Athlete of the Year -----------------Colin Hunt 
Sports Team of the Year -------------------------Novice Pairs Figure Skating Team 
Official of the Year------------------------------- Rosie Frey 
Adult Volunteer Working with Youth in Sport: -Mike Oliver 
Adult Volunteer Working with Youth -----------Wanda Tillier 
Youth Group of theYear--------------------------1st Mount Pearl Rangers - Girl Guides 
RNC Youth in Service Award --------------------Alexia Spencer 
Visual Arts Youth Award -------------------------Laura King 
Literary Arts Youth Award -----------------------Abigail Newman 
Performing Arts Youth Award - Individual -----Julia Dunne 
Performing Arts Recognition Awards (Groups)
  1. O'Donel High School Jazz Band 
  2. Mount Pearl Senior High Show Choir 
  3. The Cast of Etcetera 26 
  4. Legally Blonde The Musical 
  5. Blacken the Cursed Sun 
  6. School Choirs of M.P.S.H. and M.P.I 
  7. The Candlelight Choir 
  8. Mount Pearl Senior High Drama Club
Congratutions to all awards nominees and winners. Special thanks to major sponsors NL Credit Union, Eastern Audio and Smitty's family Restaurant,and to the many other corporate sponsors
The Focus on Youth Awards is organized an dcoordinated by the City Of Mount Pearl and its Community Services Department,The Sport Alliance is honored to work with the City on this initative.



Sport NL

 22nd Annual

Scholarship Awards



 Sport Newfoundland and Labrador announced the recipients of scholarships/bursaries during its 22nd Annual Scholarship Reception.last month.   

 Athletics from two Mount Pearl Clubs were among the receipts.


Daniel William Kelloway, Mount Pearl Athletics, Jordon Power, Paradise  Dogs Rugby,
Robert Rogers, Portugal Cove, Dogs Rugby . Congratulations to all receipts . This is truly a celebration of excellence.



Marlins  Swimmers have been busy!!!   Congratulations !!!


Short Course Provincial Championships

We won 2nd place over all, and improved over last year by having well over half the points of the winning team. 


The Marlins broke 7 club records... see our facebook for more details on Gander Development Meet,Perfomance Meet& Spring Splash (Aquarena)

  Thank-you for your continued interest and support of the Marlins Swim Team.


Canada Games Swimmers


The Marlins Executive  are very proud to announce Marlins Swimmers; Becca D, Lesley Marie L, Darci T, Kristen D, Sam L, Gavin D, Ryan A, and Alternate Dustin B named to the Canada Games Team! 


Congrats to coaches Chris and Duffy who were named to the coaching staff!


These swimmers have a lot of work ahead of them until they race August 1-10 in Sherbrooke Quebec.


We am sure they will represent us well! Congratulations to all !!!   Tammy Lahey,Marlins Swimming


     Mount Pearl Marlins show big at Provincial Long Course Swim Championship!


The Marlins took 2nd place and had many great swims - tons of personal best times. Star swims of the meet included;Laura Pittman qualified for Eastern Canadian Championships in 2 events, and Age Group Championships in 2 events. Zach Costigan got his 2nd East Coast time in the 400IM. Sarah Flynn got her first East Coast time in 200 free.

Club records were broken by Laura Pittman in the 50,100 and 200 backstroke, and 50 butterfly; Lesley Marie Lahey in 400 freestyle; Becca Dyer in 200 Individual Medley; Gavin Dyke in 50 freestyle; Ryan Adams in 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke, and 200 Individual Medley.

Congrats to top achievers;Racquel Morgan 3rd, Laura Pittman 1st, Dustin Budden 1st, Becca Dyer 3rd, Lesley Marie Lahey 1st, Ryan Adams 3rd, and Gavin Dyke 1st.Top Fina point swim for females went to Lesley Marie Lahey.

Swim for Hope fundraising awards were handed out to Gavin Dyke and Katie Bastow.

Speedo Awards for the 2011-2012 Swim Season were also distributed. Congrats to Marlin Parent John Mackenzie, Volunteer of the Year. John has put in countless hours as an official and executive member. Thanks John!! Congrats to Chris Roberts on his nomination for Coach of the Year, and Becca Dyer for Swimmer of the Year.

Well done, Marlins! Congratulations!



The Mount Pearl Soocer  Asociation is also very busy 

... Regristation  is ongoing  see website


 Youth Refereeing Course 


The Mount Pearl Soccer will host a Youth Refereeing course Sunday June 23rd.
Date: Sunday June 23rd from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Location: MPSA Clubhouse and Smallwood fields. There will be time spent outside so please dress for the weather.
Age: This course is open to those aged 12-16.
Cost: $45 (we accept debit, credit, cash or cheque).



 Harassment Course 


The Soccer Association is hosting a Harassment Course at 7 pm Thursday July 11th at Soccer Clubhouse. All clubs are welcome.



Ian Marshall Camp ( Soccer)


The MPSA will be hosting the Ian Marshall Camp Monday July 8th to Wednesday July 10th, 9 am to 3 pm daily. Children ages 6-14 from all associations are welcome to attend. Participants must be registered with their local soccer association in order to register. Three-day camp costs $115, and includes soccer jersey.  Contact: 709-364-9793 




City Aquatic Program Summer Registration



Aquatic Program Summer Registration for all programs between June 24 - August 31 registration will begin as follows: 

  Mount Pearl Residents:  Tuesday, June 11

  Open / Non-Residents:  Thursday, June 13 (based on availability)

In Person Registration will be available from 4:00 - 8:00pm on dates listed above at the Mount Pearl Pool, and will continue during regular pool hours.
Online Registration will be open after 4:00pm on dates listed above and will continue for 24 hours.

We  recommend you take advantage of the online registration process to avoid lineups and wait times at the pool.    



O'Neill Nissan Donates 1000 Pucks to MPMHA!!!


A big  THANK YOU from the Executive and membership of the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association today as O'Neill Nissan fo rits donation of ONE THOUSAND PUCKS for young hockey players!! We survive and flourish thanks to the involvement of corporate partners in our community and this is another great example of community sponsorship.  


Thank you O'Neill Nissan!   MPMHA Executive   

Gonzo Bennett- Hockey NL Executive of the Year

Congratulations to Gonzo Bennett, recipient of the Brian Wakelin Executive of the Year Award, presented at the Hockey NL Annual Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies this weekend. 

Gonzo is immediate Past President of the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association.  Certainly a fitting tribute.  Those who know Gonzo and his work will echo our cheers.



The Sport Hall of Fame .......

The Sports Hall of Fame takes a stride forward...


History has a way of going by the wayside when it is not written down for future generations, and our work over the summer on the Sports Hall of Fame will see to it that the history of sports in Mount Pearl remains front and center. We are in the process of putting biographies and photos of all Sports Hall of Fame inductees and Honour Roll teams on the web, making them accessible to everyone. Samantha Griffin has joined the Sport Alliance staff team for the summer. She is meeting with local groups and individuals, and is busy researching and writing so that we may better share this important history with the community. If you wish to contact Samantha please email


Summer Draw Ticket 2013


Volunteer Development Initiative


The Sport Alliance is leading a new Volunteer Development Initiative with a view to supporting volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations in Mount Pearl.  Much of the input will come from Sport Alliance members and other community organizations.  Although still in the very early stage of development this initiative the following issues have surfaced as we meet with leaders and groups.  Others will become apparent and priorities will be established as more work is completed.  

  • Promotion, recruitment and recognition of volunteers;
  • Interagency volunteer networking and sharing, especially as it relates to major community events;
  • Volunteer management, screening and training;
  • Board governance in non-profit organizations.


A staff person will be dedicated to work with the project this summer.  For more information call the Sport Alliance office 748-6489, and stay tuned for developments.


Canada  Day Festivities 

Takes place each year on July 1st at St. David's ballfield (off Ruth Avenue) from 12noon-3:00pm. Help us celebrate with children's entertainment, birthday cake, 'Most Outrageously Dressed Person Contest' for those wearing red & white, and Canada Day posters, prizes, pins and flags. Admission is a non-perishable food item. Rainy day site is the Reid Community Centre. For more information contact Krista Tucker at 748-1008 or


City Days Celebrations 


2013 City Days will be held from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21, 2013.  

This birthday celebration promises to be a hit for visitors and residents alike. 
COMING SOON........ Schedule of Events   

Dates to Remember !

 June 23rd. ( Sunday) Youth Refereeing course


July 11th ( Thursday) Harassment Course


June 11 ( Tuesday )

 City Aquatic Program Summer Registration


July 1st ( Monday) Canada Day Celebrations 

July 19-21 (Thursday - Sunday ) City Days 
Play SAFE! Stay SAFE! Have FUN!