Thursday, September 15, 2011

Free Event at Canada Games Centre to Help Athletes get funding

The 2011-12 Podium Performance Series is about to begin for another year. The fall sessions will focus on helping coaches hone their skills for securing grant and sponsorship funding for themselves, athletes and athletic programs.

Podium Performance Series sessions will takeplace on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m., as follows:

October 5th, 2011

November 2nd, 2011

December 7th, 2011

January 11th, 2012

February 8th, 2012

March 7th, 2012

April 4th, 2012

A full description of these sessions will be available at the end of the month at

The first session of the series will take place on October 5th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Canada Games Centre (across from Lifemark Health Centre).Blaise Landry will facilitate this session on learning how to write high quality grant requests. Specifically, Blaise will focus on strategies for selecting appropriate grants for your needs, strategies for getting all the information that you need before you decide to write a grant request, creating budgets and basic dos and don’ts of grant requests. Blaise will share some completed grants for review and discussion.

Blaise Landry has been a Sport Consultant with the Province of Nova Scotia for 26+ years. Prior to that,he served as Executive Director for Wrestling Nova Scotia and Softball Nova Scotia. Blaise has a Bachelor of PhysicalEducation and an MA in Leisure Studies from Dalhousie University. He has been involved in grant assessments and reviews for a number of different programs in the province.

To register for this session, please send an RSVP email to

Daphne Pellerin
Executive Assistant
Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic/NCI-Atlantic

26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Suite 166

(Canada Games Centre)

Halifax, NS B3S 0E2

P: 902.425.0942

F: 902.425.5928