News release

Nova Scotia to Honour Highland Thunder Team

International champions SAERC Girls Highland Thunder Electric Racing Team of Port Hawkesbury, N.S., will be in Halifax on Friday, May 1, to be honoured by the Province of Nova Scotia.

Francene Cosman, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, will give an award to each of the young women for outstanding contribution to the province.

The world's only all-female electric race car team began to build its car when most of the members were about 14 years old. This year, at the age of 17, team members took their car to victory at the North American International Race Car Championships in Phoenix, Ariz.

Elisa Conner, Cara Dawson, Janine Goyetche, Cheryl Kawaja, Nicole MacDonald, Amie MacDonald, Erin MacIntyre and Natalie MacKeigan, along with their winning race car, will be at the World Trade and Convention Centre today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The public is invited to drop by Highland Suite 8 to congratulate the team and view the car. Ms. Cosman will be making the presentations at 4 p.m. National sports broadcaster Colleen Jones will emcee the event.

The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women will also hold its annual meeting Friday at the World Trade and Convention Centre, beginning at 7 p.m. The SAERC Girls Highland Thunder Electric Racing Team will be special guests.

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Contact:

Chris Hansen
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women 902-424-4190 E-mail:

NOTE TO EDITORS: Members of the media are invited to cover both the awards reception for the racing team and the annual meeting of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. A reception follows at 9 p.m.

sab                      April 30, 1998          4:37 p.m.