Monday, June 5, 2017

Officials Track & Field Clinic - Throwing Events

NLAA is inviting former track and field athletes and interested parents to attend a free Introduction to Officiating - Throwing Events. The clinics will provide an overview of the different field events and will introduce participants to various tasks performed by officials. The official's clinic will review basic competition rules and best practices for throwing events. The workshop will start indoors and will follow with outside session. Please come prepared with a coat and appropriate footwear. Dress for comfort and light activity.

We encourage parents of athletes involved in track and field, to register for the clinic so you can be of assistance at the meets. Officials play a vital role in ensuring fair competition and assisting athletes to achieve their best.

  • Date: June 10, 2017
  • Location: Pearlgate Track and Field Complex, Mount Pearl
  • Session Starts: 9:30 am - 12:00 noon (arrive between 9:15am and 9:25am)
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Bring pen and paper to take notes.
  • Registration fee: free
  • The clinic is limited to the first 30 entries.
  • Registration deadline: Friday, June 9.

Click here to register.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Town of Paradise - Municipal Awards

Municipal Awards Categories

·         Junior Male Athlete of the Year (18 years & under)
·         Junior Female Athlete of the Year (18 years & under)
·         Male Athlete of the Year (19 years & older)
·         Female Athlete of the Year (19 years & older)
·         Coach of the Year
·         Youth of the Year (18 years & under)
·         Volunteer of the Year
·         Volunteer Group of the Year
·         Citizen of the Year
·         Business Excellence
·         Property Pride

Deadline - 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017:

Mailed nominations must be postmarked by the above date. Nomination packages may be submitted via:
  • In-person: Town Hall, 28 McNamara Drive or Paradise Double Ice Complex, 1 Sarah Davis Way
  • Mail: Awards Selection Committee, c/o Pat Silver, 28 McNamara Drive, Paradise NL A1L 0A6
  • Email:

The 2017 Town of Paradise Municipal Awards will be presented during Volunteer Appreciation Week at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

Nomination Process

Only completed nomination packages will be considered for awards. A complete nomination package includes:
·         Completed Nomination Form, which must include the name and signature of a nominator and a seconder
·         Information on why you are nominating the individual, group, or business, including why he/she/they deserve to be recognized with an award. The information should be provided in a separate, typed document, attached to the nomination form.
Separate nomination packages must be complete if an individual and / or group is being nominated for more than one award category.

What you need to know:

All accomplishments noted in the nomination must have taken place between January 2016 and December 2016.
All Nominees must be current residents (groups or businesses) of the Town of Paradise, and must have resided within the Town for a minimum of six (6) months prior to the deadline for nomination 
The official Nomination Form must be completed and signed by both the Nominator and Seconder, neither of which may be immediate members of the Nominee's family. Separate Nomination Forms and Nominators are required if an individual, group or business is to be nominated for more than one award. 
Information contained on the Nomination Form and attached sheets will be the basis of the Awards Selection Committee's decision. All decisions of the Awards Selection Committee are final. Members of the immediate family of the Awards Selection Committee will not be eligible for awards.  
Residents of the Town of Paradise taking part in relevant activities outside the Town are considered eligible for awards. Volunteer, Youth, and Citizen of the Year will be predominately based on Town activities.
The final decision will take into account the calibre of activities (re: National, Provincial, Regional and local).

Pat Silver
Recreation Technician (Special Events)
Recreation & Leisure Services

1 Sarah Davis Way
Paradise, NL, A1L 0A6

P: 709.782.3570             F:709.782.6298

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bronze for Bonia at the Hershey Nationals

A small contingent of NL athletes, members of Pearlgate Track and Field Club, took part in the Hershey Indoor Youth / Junior Championships, February 18-19th, Montreal, Quebec.

Congratulations to all athletes on their outstanding performances, including winning a bronze medal and setting several personal best performances.

Individual performances:

Camryn Bonia 3rd in youth girls 800m (2:19.73);8th in youth girls 400m (1:02.17);

Emily Foley 4th in youth girls Indoor Pentathlon (2424pts) (60mH 11.20; HJ 1.38; SP 9.79; LJ 3.96; 800m 2:36.48)

Shae Ledevehat 10th in youth girls Indoor Pentathlon (1822pts) (60mH 11.14; HJ 1.44; SP 10.85; LJ 3.34; 800m DNF)

Molly Pomeroy 12th in youth girls 400m (1:03.49); 19th in youth girls 200m (27.82)

Mark Ford 16th in youth boys 400m (57.71); 27th in youth boys 200m (26.44)

Friday, November 18, 2016

2016 Athletics Canada Road Running Survey

Please take a moment to fill out the 2016 Athletics Canada Road Running Survey. These questions allow us to learn more about Canadian runners and to provide a better experience for you in 2017. As a thank you, you can receive a coupon for 15% off that is good until December 31, 2016.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Team Indigenous NL Call for Coaches and Chaperones

The Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle are making a Call for Volunteer Coaches and Chaperones for Team Indigenous Newfoundland Labrador that will participate in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. The 2017 North American Indigenous Games will take place in Toronto Ontario from July 16-23, 2017.

Team Indigenous Newfoundland Labrador will be competing in Athletics, Badminton, Golf, Rifle Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball and Wrestling.

For more information please contact:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Coaches Week- Facebook contest

National Coaches Week is September 17-25. During the week Coaching NL is looking to highlight the great work being done by coaches all over the province.

We are looking for athletes to share their story on why their coach is great through our Facebook page.

Each entry posted to our page will enter the athlete and coach into a draw for Sportchek gift cards!

To enter, follow these instructions:
1. Go to the Coaching NL Facebook page:
2. Post on the page by completing the following statement, “My coach is great because…”
3. Post a selfie of yourself with the coach
4. Use the hashtag #thankscoach

PS: A “coach” can be anyone in a leadership role, whether in the traditional role as coach of a team or an after-school program leader. All are welcome!


Project Leader- Canadian Sport for Life

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador

1296A Kenmount Road

Paradise, NL

A1L 1N3

Phone: 709-576-4979

Fax: 709-576-7493

Monday, August 8, 2016

NLAA Athletes shatter 8 provincial records, and Evan Knight brings Gold, Silver, Bronze medals from the Legion National Championships!

Bright future for the Provincial Track and Field Programs in NL!

NLAA Provincial Team athletes competed successfully at two major National Championship this past weekend (August 5-7).

The Provincial U18 and U16 teams competed at the Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships, Ste-Therese/Blainville, Quebec; and the U23 at the Eastern Canadian Espoir Championships, Moncton, N.B.

Provincial Records:

  • Evan Knight (St. John's) won three medals at the Legion Nationals - gold in the boys 800m (2:00.06), silver in the 2000m (5:48.32), and bronze in the 1200m (3:14.42). In the process, Even set a provincial midget record in all of his events!
  • Camryn Bonia (St. John's)  set a new provincial record in the midget girls 800m by finishing 4th with a time of 2:15.55!
  • The Provincial Legion Team finished 4th in the Midget Boys 1600m Medley Relay (400-200-200-800) with a new provincial record of 3:53.73: 1) Eric Knight (St John's); 2) Mark Ford (St John's); 3) Nick Butt (Stephenville); 4) Evan Knight (St John's)
  • Shae Ledevehat (Mount Pearl) set a new Midget record in the Outdoor Pentathlon for 6th place with 2577 points.
  • Jennifer Boland competed at the Eastern Canadian Espoir Championships and finished 4th in the women 100m sprint in the senior division. Jennifer Boland set new junior and senior records in the 100m with a time of 12.43!

Other NLAA athletes top 8 finishers at the Legion Nationals:
Camryn Bonia  (Midget Girls) 1200m 6th 3:45.24
Josh Hamilton (youth boys) Long Jump 8th 6.52m

Legion Nationals Complete results:

Team NL Results at the Eastern Canadian Espoir Championships:
Alexandra Chafe (St. John's) - Shot Put 4kg 8th 7.95m; Discus Throw 8th 18.75m
Jennifer Boland (St. John's) - 100m 4th 12.43; 200m 4th 25.92 (25.48 heats)
Nicole Chan (St. John's) - 100m 8th 13.37; Long Jump 9th 4.77m
Ruth Shelton (St. John's) - 400m Hurdles 7th 1:12.29
Victoria Healey (Holyrood) - 800m 7th 2:32.72; 1500m 7th 5:28.47

Harshal Deshpande (St. John's) - 100m 15th 12.69; 200m 12th 24.97
Jeremy Jones (St. John's) - 100m WC 5th 27.89; 200m WC 5th 57.17; 400m WC 4th 2:05.00; Shot Put WC 4kg 5th 3.94m; Discus Throw 1kg WC 8.13m
Joseph Pittman (Marystown) - Decathlon 4th 4471 points
Matt Lundrigan (Outer Cove) - 1500m 11th 4:38.20
Matthew Power (Dunville) - 1500m 6th 4:09.90
Noah Gullage (St. John's) - 200m 11th 23.94; 400m Final 7th 52.57;
(Complete results at

Back (L-R) - Alexandra Chafe; Matt Lundrigan; Matthew Power; Noah Gullage; Jennifer Boland; Ruth Shelton; Joseph Pittman; Eli Tiller
Front (L-R) - Victoria Healey; Harshal Deshpande; Nicole Chan; Jeremy Jones