News Release Archive

Dalhousie University's director of Athletics and Ancillary
Services, Tony Martin, has been appointed executive director of
the Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission. The Minister
responsible for the commission, Bruce F. Holland announced the
appointment today.  

Mr. Martin has been active in sport and recreation in Nova Scotia
for more than 25 years, and has experience in the growth of
institutional, municipal and other non-profit organizations.   

"Tony Martin's experience in developing sport and recreation
programs and facilities that serve a broad community is an ideal
background for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Sport and
Recreation Commission," said Mr. Holland. "I am very pleased that
such an experienced administrator is joining the commission."

During more than 14 years with Dalhousie, Mr. Martin played a
significant role in the development of varsity athletic programs
including recruiting coaches. During those years, both Dalplex,
the largest fitness facility in Nova Scotia, and the university's
other sport facilities, have developed into key community sport
and recreation resources. He also fostered the growth of
Dalhousie's sport and recreation camp programs for children.

Mr. Martin also directed municipal recreation programs, and 
worked in both rural and urban recreation programs. He is active
in sports organizations and held the posts of president and other
executive positions with the Atlantic Universities Athletic
Association. He was also senior vice-president of marketing,
Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union.   

Mr. Martin's appointment is effective Oct. 14, 1997. He joins the
commission under a secondment agreement with Dalhousie. 
Mr. Martin is a graduate of Acadia University and holds a
Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Recreation

The Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission promotes sport
and recreation activity in the province through partnerships with
sport and recreation associations and provides development,
administrative support and funding to the sport and recreation

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Contact: Barbara Klass 
         Sport and Recreation Commission
cab          Friday, Oct. 10, 1997   2:25 p.m.