The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday, February 26th, 2007.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West High School




Sue McMaster             SJA                                          Donna Duggan  HFW               Darrell Dempster         NSSAF/CH                                   Paula Syms                   Lockview

Tim McGarrigle            Grammar                                  Frank Hubley               HW

Steve Brine                   Eastern Shore                           Kevin Julien                  JLI

Ryan Connors QEH                                        Trevor Doyle                St Pat’s           

Sue McMaster             Sir John A                                Bruce Chanter             Lockview

Kevin Epp                    Dartmouth High                        Kyle Burchell                Millwood
John MacDonald          Prince Andrew             Annette Sherlock          Sacred Heart


Sends Regrets:                                                              Absent:

Ray Robertson             CPA                                        Colin Bush                    Auburn

Sue Beazley                  Armbrae                                   Mary Coughran            Sackville



The meeting opened at 7:08 p.m. and was chaired by Paula Syms.


2.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Monday January 22nd, 2007.

     Moved:    Sue McMaster

Seconded:   Steve Brine



a.      The treasurer, Donna Duggan, reported the following financial


      Shares         $360.37 

      Plan 24        $20.15

      Checking     $5539.61

      Equity          $10.00














     Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

The Celebration of School Sport will be held March 2nd.





a. Boys’ Basketball (A): Prince Andrew: John MacDonald/Brad Martin

John MacDonald gave a verbal report.



b. Boys’ Basketball (B): Prince Andrew: John MacDonald/Brad Martin

 John MacDonald gave a verbal report.



c. Girls Basketball (A): Dartmouth: Kevin Epp

Kevin Epp submitted a written report.



d. Girls Basketball (B): Sacred Heart: Annette Sherlock

Annette Sherlock submitted a written report.



e. Boy’s Hockey: Cole Harbour: Darrell Dempster/Reg Bezanson

Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.



f. Girls’ Hockey: Auburn: Colin Bush/Paul Bates

Nothing at this time.



g. Curling: St Pat’s: Trevor Doyle/Greg MacKinnon

Trevor Doyle gave a verbal report.

All information has been sent to the schools.

Some schools need to pay their fees.


h. Skiing: Grammar: Tim McGarrigle/ Darrell MacInnis

     Tim McGarrigle gave a verbal report.

     Results have been sent to the schools and are posted on the website.



i. Snow Boarding: Colin Bush/Dan Ray

Nothing at this time.



j. Field Hockey: SJA: Sue McMaster

Sue McMaster submitted a written report.

A new schedule has been sent to all schools and is posted on the website.



k. Badminton (City): HFW: Donna Duggan

Donna Duggan gave a verbal report.

The tournament dates are Monday, April 2nd & Tuesday, April 3rd at St. Pat’s and QEH.

The fee has been raised to $3.00 per athlete to cover costs of awards for the top three finishers in each category. This will also occur for the Regionals.

Our tournaments will not be adopting the new Canadian Badminton rule changes for this year.


l. Badminton (County): Lockview: Paula Syms

Paula Syms gave a verbal report.

The Intermediate/Senior tournament will take place April 3rd at Sackville High School. We are currently looking for a junior high site for the juniors.



m. Girls Rugby: Sir John A: Lindsay Willow

 Sue McMaster gave a verbal report.

 Please check the website for more information.



n. Boys Rugby: QEH: Ryan Connors

  Ryan Connors gave a verbal report.

More information will be sent to the schools regarding the next meeting.


o. Track & Field

     County             May 14th & 15th

     City                  May 16th & 17th

        Rain Date         May 18th

     Regional           May 23rd & 24th

     Rain Date         May 25th

     Provincial         June 1st & 2nd


p. Table Tennis: Sackville: Mary Coughran

Information will be sent to the schools.

The tournament will be the end of April.


q. Cheerleading: Prince Andrew: John MacDonald

Information will be sent to schools.  



a. Website for Metro

       Trevor Doyle will look into the going rate for maintaining a webpage.


b.     HRM: Field Use: Jim Naugler & Anne Wambolt

Three documents were handed out during the meeting.  They are being e-mailed with these minutes and there is a link from the webpage.

a.      2007 Fee Schedule

b.     Procedures for Field Closures

c.     HRM All Weather Facility Code of Conduct


Football: A number of issues were raised regarding the High School Football league.

i. Fees: HRM has not been paid the fees for the 2007 Football League. The amount was approximately $10,000.00. The coordinator of the league has claimed the fees are a Metro issue.

ii. Security in general is an issue ie. drinking, illegal drug use etc.. Who is going to be responsible?

iii. HRM needs to know the schedule in order to have fields ready and open.

iv. Cleanup is an issue. Schools will be charged for their clean-up. A major concern has been the player bench areas. Some teams are not cleaning up after themselves.

* Rugby will not start until the football bills are paid.

Soccer: ½ hour lead time if required.

Rugby: ½ lead hour time if required.

          Burnside has post pads.

          March 18th is the date field will open.


     c. Girls Hockey: Frank Hubley

          Concerns were raised regarding girls hockey.

i.                    Cancelled Games: every game requires two referees. If one referee arrives, there is still a cost incurred by the teams. How do you deal with this issue? Can the onus be put on the officials? Better ice time is an issue and sometimes it may be a distance concern. Discussion followed.

ii.                  Game Time: Most games are set for 3:30pm-4:00pm. This is a very difficult time to get students to games and often student are missing the same class every week. It also poses a problem to get enough referees at that time.

iii.                Tie Games: Why are there no shoot-outs in play-offs?  This is likely due to the scheduling time frame with no extra time.


d. Soccer All-Star Game: There are a number of schools who have not yet paid their Soccer All-Star money. You will be receiving an e-mail regarding this.



Meeting Adjourned at 8:10pm

Moved:  Kyle Burchell

Seconded: Trevor Doyle


Next meeting will be Monday, March 26th, 2007.

Location:  Halifax West

Meeting Dates: April 23rd and June.


If you have something you wish to add to the agenda, please contact Donna Duggan (457-8900/5601264) one week prior to the next meeting.


Respectfully submitted,

Donna Duggan