Local runners achieve goals at RJ run

RIVER JOHN — Everyone appeared to have a different purpose to take part in the 2019 River John fun run last Thursday. Numbers were down from previous years but the three-kilometre distance appealed to River John native Margaret (Sutherland) Cripps, who was the first female to finish it in 15 minutes, 51 seconds. Cripps said...

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Sharpe top Special Olympics male athlete

RIVERTON — Evan Sharpe has a special date today in Halifax. Sharpe has been named Special Olympics Nova Scotia’s male athlete of the year for 2018 and is among recipients of various awards being honoured during presentations this evening at the 24th annual SONS Inspired Gala in Halifax. He was honoured for his achievements on...

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Evan Sharpe makes waves

NEW GLASGOW — It is less than a month before Evan Sharpe joins his fellow athletes at the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games. The Games are being held July 31 to August 4 in Antigonish. Sharpe is among members of the swimming team and has been training on his own with coach Aaron Smith...

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Sharpe tries open water

MELMERBY BEACH – Even Sharpe is adapting to swimming in open water. The local athlete, who earned four medals at the 2017 Special Olympics Nova Scotia Summer Games in Antigonish, is getting used to swimming in places besides competitive indoor pools. It helped him prepare for his part in the 2017 Melmerby Triathlon on Sunday....

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Sharpe family honoured today

NEW GLASGOW — The Sharpe family from Pictou County will be recognized and will be giving the keynote address today at the 2017 Special Olympics Nova Scotia Gala in Halifax. Part of their presentation will trace their son Evan from when he joined the local swim team 10 years ago. Soon after, every family member...

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