News release

Boxing Team Named for Canada Games

Eight Nova Scotia boxers will strive to knock out the competition on their way to gold in Whitehorse, Yukon, at the 2007 Canada Winter Games from Feb. 23 to March 10.

The boxing team has brought home several medals in previous Canada Games. Hoping to carry on the tradition are:

Brant Allen of Truro Matthew Bates of New Glasgow, Pictou Co. Brody Blair of Pictou Evan Chambers of Falmouth, Hants Co. Lee Coldwell of Meiklefield, Pictou Co. Cameron Howatt of Windsor Micheal Gerrow of Sydney Mines Sonny McLellan of Berwick, Kings Co.

In preparation for the Games, the team continues its training camps, as well as extra cardiovascular work, to prepare for the change in altitude from Nova Scotia to the Yukon.

Experienced coaches Bryan Gibson of Kentville and Jennifer Holleman of Beaver River, Digby Co., will be supporting the team along with manager, Ronald Worthen of Trenton, Pictou Co.

"Boxing always brings home some medals," said Mr. Gibson. "We have a young team, but they're eager and hard-working, and they want to build upon past success and bring home some medals. They should do very well."

Team Nova Scotia 2007 has 290 members -- 213 athletes, 36 coaches, 23 managers, three artists and 15 mission staff. See the team's website at http://ns.canadagames.ca for the latest information on Team Nova Scotia.

The Canada Games is the country's largest amateur multi-sport event. More than 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers will gather in Whitehorse to compete for 1,122 medals in 22 sports.

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Nova Scotia's boxing team has been selected for the 2007 Canada Games.

Eight athletes, two coaches, and a manager will fight their way to gold at the winter games in Whitehorse, Yukon from February 23rd to March 10th.

The boxing team has brought home several medals in the past winter games, and this team hopes to carry on the tradition.

The Canada Games are the country's largest amateur multi- sport event.

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Melissa MacKinnon
Team Nova Scotia 902-424-5323 E-mail: