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 To all our friends...86th Annual Tely 10..

 This coming weekend Sunday July 28th, the 86th Annual Tely 10 will be happening.The total  number of runners and walkers for this year's event will be over 3000! 


Volunteer road marshals/flaggers - In speaking with Race Director, Randy Ball therre is a need for 12 to 15 more volunteer road marshals for the Mount Pearl segment of the race.  The Mount Pearl segment of the race runs for about two hours from 8 to 10 AM. ...many of you know Randy for his officiating with basketball, volleyball and competitive swimming.


What a great way to be involved with this historic Newfoundland sports event!  This could be an excellent project for a service club, sports team, other community groups, or anyone who wants to get a little closer to the race. 


Each road marshal is assigned to street corners along Topsail Road to ensure barricades are kept in place and neighborhood vehicle traffic doesn't come onto Topsail Road.  Road marshals are kitted out in an official Tely 10 Volunteer Shirt and safety vest.


Think you might like to help out?  Maybe you have a group who would like to be involved?  Give us a shout at the Alliance office 748-6489 or e-mail Karen at kfinn@mountpearl.ca .  Let's show that Mount Pearl community spirit!!


We look forward to hearing from you.





Fitting more activity into your day..

 According to studies ,active kids are happier, healthier and smarter, according to the studies. So  please encourage your kids to get outside and get moving - you'll see the benefits at home, on the field and in the classroom. Here are a few great ideas to make every day an active day.

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  Pearlgate Track & Field


 NLAA Age Class Championships was held June 28-29th and three NL records were broken:


Jennifer Boland broke the 200 m Midget Women's record with a time of 26.10 seconds -previous record was set by Jerrilee Woodford 26.35 in 1993


Daniel Kelloway broke the 200m Junior & Senior records with a time of 22.46 seconds -records that were set by his coach Doug Halliday Junior 22.75 in 1999 & senior 22.60 in 2000. This time will now place him in the top 30 in Canada for Junior Men for the 200m.


Records continued to fall over the weekend at the Pearlgate Track & Field Complex in Mount Pearl.


Read more http://www.mpsportalliance.ca/?Content=news/Big_weekend_at_Track__Field_Trials_July_13



Congratulations Paradise Newfoundland Classified Bowling Team

After having won the Provincial Classified Championships in Grand Falls, five Mount Pearl bowlers, as part of the Paradise Newfoundland Classified Bowling Team, captured a National Bronze Medal at the National Five Pin Classified Bowling Championships in Kelowna, B.C.


The competition in Kelowna, B.C. took place this past weekend, June 21st -24th.

Along with the bronze medal, the team was also awarded a $1000.00 prize.


Sincere congratulations are sent out to the team's members; Jim Bulger, Albert Gidge, Chris Fowler and Shane Shafe who bowled a 255 average over the course of 14 games. 


Congratulations to the 2013 Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador

   2013 Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games took place in St. John's July 18 - 21st.  http://www.sharethedream2013.com/


 The Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador 2013 Provincial Games took place July 18th - 21st in St. John's. The Provincial Games featured over 380 athletes, coaches and mission staff from 13 different Special Olympics community based clubs across the province. Athletes competed in the sports of Athletics, Swimming, Bowling, Soccer and Rhythmic Gymnastics



 Congratulations to NL Provincial Teams



It was a great week for soccer in both Corner Brook and PEI for the NL U13 and U14 soccer teams.


The U13 boys provincial team beat Nova Scotia 2-0 to earn the gold medal, thanks to goals from Jacob Grant and Gary McKeown  and the Head Coach was Andrew Murphy. The U13 girls fell just short in their final, losing 3-2 to Nova Scotia, goals from Kate Hickey and MPSA's Ashley Stratton  and the Head Coach  was Aoife Bodman.


The U14 boys and girls are both Atlantic silver medalists after 2 heartbreaking shootout loses to Nova Scotia. Both games were tied 0-0 after regulation. Head Coaches Mike Power (BU14), and Nicole Moores (GU14) are quite proud of their teams performance.


Stellar representation from MPSA players and coaches who contributed to the success of the provincial teams.



Mount Pearl Tennis Club Open


Mt. Pearl Open is going ahead July 25-28.

Register online or call the club.





Helping kids Beat the Heat ...


When we play sport sweat is produced to cool the body. Children generally sweat less than adults and therefore lose less heat. This means children are less tolerant to exercising in warm weather for prolonged periods of time. 


Read more http://sport.gameday.com.au/index.php?id=707&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=937&cHash=f13e86056d






 The recent IBSHF World Ball Hockey Championships took place here in the metro area last month. Mount Pearl natives Terry Ryan JR, Patrick O'Keefe & David Roper were all members of Team Canada who took home the Bronze Medal by defeating Portigual in the Bronze Medal game by a score of 7-3. Lori O'Keefe of Mount Pearl was a member of the Host Committee and recieved the Honor of the 2013 International Ball Hockey Federation, Volunteer of the year.

The Mount Pearl Minor Baseball Assoication is enjoying a successful summer, not only has registration risen for the 4th consecutive year but they program is achieving on field success as well. The annual Festival of Baseball took place in St. Johns on the weekend of July 21st and The Mount Pearl Mosquito AAA Blazers won Gold! TheBantam AAA Blazers won silver and the AAA PeeWee Blazers won Bronze! Great performances boys! 


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. Samanatha  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 sportalliancetemp@mountpearl.ca


Summer Draw Ticket 2013




We all know how important volunteers are when it comes to organization and program development that is fundimental for healthy communities. Volunteers play a critical role day after day, and year after year. But, we also know times are changing and we need to understand the challenges that our city's aging demographics create and how to respond.


The Sport Alliance is coordinating a new volunteer initiative to increase communication and resources in the youth sport community and among all non-profit community groups in order to strenghten our community's volunteer base and volunteer leadership in years to come.


As a community, Mount Pearl is well positions to become somewhat of a centre of excellance for volunteer management and development.  We think to volunteer initiative can play a vital role with imput and shared expertise by our sports community.