Newsletter #35/2020

GNB Sport and Recreation Branch – COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

With the aim of providing emergency financial support to the New Brunswick sport sector, the Department is providing a “COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund” for organizations whose survival is threatened by this pandemic.

Applications are now being received. For more information and retrieval of the application forms, please visit the departmental website at:

AGM 2020 – Awards for Swimmers

Last season, swimmers who have participated in all different events received a bag tag with a special indication: «All event SNB Competitor». This season, since the majority of swimmers did not have the chance to swim all events due to the short season and the reduced number of competitions, we have decided to simplify these criteria and, thus, making it more accessible.

We kindly ask you to provide us with the list of your swimmers who swam 2/3 of each swimming style, (i.e. 4 events for Freestyle and 2 events each for Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Individual Medley, so a total of 12/18 possible events) before 3rd September 2020 so that we can finalize the list of swimmers to be awarded. THANK YOU!

Swim NB Challenge – REMINDER

We remind you that the deadline for submitting your swimmers’ results is 1st September 2020 Participants can win three swim caps, which will be awarded following a random draw.

For more information about the challenge rules, please visit the following link:

Professional Development – National Virtual Conference for Coaches

As already announced in Newsletter #33, the CSCA has launched registration for the upcoming Virtual Conference on 19th September 2020.

Schedule, registration links and speakers’ bios are retrievable via the following link:

Best regards, Sportivement,
Marwen Ghali

Continuation of Marwen Ghali as Executive Director

EeVe Steever has chosen not to return to SNB after her maternity leave. After considering several options, and recognising the challenges of Covid, the Board believes that confirming Marwen Ghali as Executive Director provides the stability that we need for the new season. Marwen’s new contract is initially for one year and clubs will be asked to vote in March for a three-year extension. Welcome back!

Stephen Wyatt