The Awards Program was created to recognize and honour outstanding achievements in sport in our community over the past year (2011). For more information click here!
The Awards Committee is presently seeking nominations.
Congratulations to last years winners
Female Athlete of the Year Award - Deidre Rees, Rugby
Male Athlete of the Year Award - Dylan Moss, Baseball
Team of the Year Award - Mount Pearl Men's Masters Soccer Team
Coach of the Year Award - Walt Mavin, Soccer
Peter Halliday Executive of the Year Award - Gonzo Bennett, President, MP Minor Hockey Association.
Click here for more information on the 2011 Athlete of the Year Awards
Who, What, Where and When?
How many of these folks can you name? What year? What event?
Give it a try! Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Roy Locke, Alliance Chair?
1. Where was your home growing up?
- Corner Brook.
2. What kind of things did you do as a kid?
- Street baseball, street hockey, swim. We didn't have school sports or gym classes until grade 9 when I became very active in sports such as volleyball, soccer and gymnastics.
3. What was your first job? Any highlights?
- My first job was on the dock at Western Terminal where I worked in a hole loading pallets which were then lifted out of the ship by hoist. I was 14 at the time.
4. Tell us about your family( wife, children, etc.)
- I have been married to my wife Donna for 38 years and have 2 boys; Raymond and Justin. We have 4 grandchildren with the 5th due in April!
5. Tell us a bit about where you lived and worked over the years.
- Looking back, I had a very interesting life. During my high school years, I worked as a lifeguard in Corner Brook. After High school, I worked at Bowaters Pulp and Paper mill in almost every department until I decided I wanted to pursue a trade. I went to the Iron Ore Company in Lab City where I was hired as a Millwright apprentice ( had a nine month course from the Trade School).Then I moved to Leaf Rapids, Manitoba where I continued to work as a Millwright at the Sherritt Gordon underground mine. It was certainly a different world working underground. From Leaf Rapids I went to the White Shell Nuclear Research Station in Pinawa, Mabitoba. Working inside a nuclear reactor is something only a few people have on their resumes. My final job, up to retirement, was in International Union Representative. Go figure you say, how does one go from a good job as a Millwright for the Federal Government to an International Union Representative. Well, I mentioned the word "challenge" and this last job was certainly a challenge and a whole story in itself.
6. When did you move to Mount Pearl?
- I moved to Mount Pearl in 1999.
7. What are some of your community activities since living in Mount Pearl?
- When I moved to Mount Pearl, I planned to retire from volunteer work. I had volunteered in every community I have lived in, from Cubs to sports and even as Mayor. My volunteer retirement was short. The City of Mount Pearl was ramping up for the Provinival Summer Games. I was asked to manage the golf event which I did. Then there was the Frosty Festival, City Days and Sport Alliance, I was right back into volunteering again.
8. When did you first get involved with Sport Alliance?
- I first got involved in the Sport Alliance during the Summer Games. After the Games I was a member of the Alliance Grants committee for 3 years and continued from there.
9. What challenges and opportunities do you see for youth sport in our community, and how do you think the Sport Alliance will respond?
- This is an interesting and challenging time for the Sport Alliance. Over the past 2 years, the Alliance Board has been developing a renewed focus in its approach to sports in the community. Under the direction of its member organization and the City, the Alliance developed a new strategic plan and business plan. We realized what was at stake, how to resolve it and build a stronger organization for the benefit of the whole community. We negotiated a new 3 year MOU with the City, having recognized the needed changes. The Alliance now has the tools to provide a much needed service to its sports. While individual sports concentrate on delivery of sports in the community, the Alliance Board Members focuses on training opportunities for the executives and volunteers to run effective meetings, organizations and to support sport development with fundraising, awards, programs and the Sports Hall of Fame. The Alliance continues to advocate on behalf of and in cooperation with the sports themselves, the City, Provinical and Federal Governments. As long as we continue to remember that "its about the kids" we will be successful.
Diamond Jubilee Medal
Nomination Deadline Extended to Dec 31, 2012
In consultation with the Government of Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities is launching a second round of nominations with a new deadline in order to open this honour to more Canadians. This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.
- The new deadline for nominations is December 31, 2012. For more information on the Medal Program click here. Nominations are made by completing the nomination form at www.fcm.ca/jubilee
Sobeys Gift Certificate Program
The Sobey's program is a great way to raise money for your child's sporting activities virtually hassle free! I usually raise in excess of $300 a year to pay for my child's soccer registration and help toward her synchronized swimming costs. All you have to do is purchase Sobeys Gift Certificates or Gift Cards from the Sport Alliance and we will put 4% of what you purchase in your child's sport account.
Thanks Sobeys for supporting childeren's recreational activities in Mount Pearl through the Mount Pearl Sport Alliance. For more information on this Program click here!