The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday February 25th, 2008.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West High School



Sue McMaster             SJA                                          Bruce Chanter             Lockview

Donna Duggan             HFW                                        Darrell Dempster          NSSAF/CH    

Trevor Doyle                Citadel                                     Sue Beazley                  Armbrae

Ray Robertson             CPA                                         Steve Brine                   Eastern Shore  

Adam White                 Millwood                                  Tim McGarrigle            Grammar

Colin Bush                    Auburn                                     Annette Sherlock          Sacred Heart 

John MacDonald          Prince Andrew                          Mary Coughran            Sackville

Frank Hubley               HFW


Sends regrets:

Kevin Epp                    Dartmouth High

Kevin Julien                  JL Ilsley



The meeting opened at 7: 15 pm and was chaired by Trevor Doyle.



2.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES – January 15th, 2008.

     Moved:      Steve Brine

Seconded:   Colin Bush




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


      Shares         $  360.37

      Plan 24        $    20.19  

      Checking     $ 7725.80

      Equity          $    10.00


The Track & Field implement order has been sent.  Please send your cheque to the Metro Secretary.  Schools that need to submit payment include: Citadel, Cole Harbor, Dartmouth, JL Ilsley, and Prince Andrew.




A call was made to the Citadel High principal regarding the Basketball Regional being played during school time. This was frowned upon and the caller was looking for an explanation.








     Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

March 5th is the deadline for the Celebration of School Sport.

The seeding meeting for basketball took place. The information will be released on Tuesday.





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

     John MacDonald gave a verbal report.

     All-Star game will take place at Citadel High on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm.  


b. Boy’s Basketball (B):  Millwood: Adam White/Angela Dale

    Adam White gave a verbal report.

 All-Star game will take place at Eastern Shore on Monday, March 3rd at



c. Girl’s Basketball (A): Dartmouth: Kevin Epp

 Donna Duggan gave a verbal report. 

   All-Star game will take place at Auburn High on Tuesday, March 4th at



d. Girl’s Basketball (B): Sacred Heart: Annette Sherlock

     Annette Sherlock gave a verbal report. 

All-Star game will take place at C.P. Allen on Tuesday, March 4th at




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

Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

Play-offs are on-going. 


f. Girl’s Hockey: Auburn: Colin Bush/Paul Bates

Colin Bush gave a verbal report.

Play-offs are on-going.


i. Skiing: Grammar: Tim McGarrigle/Darrell MacInnis

     Tim McGarrigle gave a verbal report.
    Provincials will be held on Mar 4th at Wentworth.


j. Curling: Cole Harbor: Darrell Dempster/Craig Campbell

    Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

    Date(s): February 25th, 26th, 27th at Mayflower Curling Club.

    Things are going well.


k. Snowboarding: Auburn: Colin Bush/Dan Ray

    Colin Bush gave a verbal report.

    Results are on the Metro Website.


l. Field Hockey: Sir John A: Sue McMaster

    Sue McMaster gave a verbal report and handed out the latest schedule.

    Please check. A final draft will be e-mailed to all schools involved.


m. Badminton City: Halifax West: Donna Duggan

    Donna Duggan gave a verbal report.

    City: April 2nd & 3rd at Citadel

    Regional: April 9th at Citadel

    Provincials: April 18th & 19th at Citadel


       Information on the new scoring rules is on the website.


n. Badminton County: Lockview: Bruce Chanter/Paula Syms

Bruce Canter gave a verbal report.

The county tournament will take place at Sackville High on Tuesday, April 1st.  Intermediate play at 10:00am-1:00pm and Senior play at 1:00pm-4:00pm.

The juniors will take place at CP Allen and will be run by Barry Black.


o. Boys Rugby: Citadel: Trevor Doyle/Chris Sutton

     Trevor Doyle gave a verbal report.

    An e-mail was sent to all schools.


p. Girls Rugby: Citadel: Trevor Doyle/ Kevin Wheatley

    Trevor Doyle gave a verbal report.

    There is a link on the webpage for information.



    a. Basketball discussion.


Motion # 1


Halifax Grammar proposes that the Metro High School Athletic Association adopt the following FIBA rules: 24 second shot clock, 8 second time-line and that we continue with all other FIBA rules already in use.


Moved: Tim McGarrigle

Seconded: Colin Bush



Motion #2


That the start-up date for basketball be changed to one-week earlier (2nd Friday in October) along with moving the first game one-week earlier.


Moved: Colin Bush

Seconded: John MacDonald



b.     Out of Season Sports

     The rules for seasons of play were discussed.

Spring leagues and developmental clinics were discussed.

Are all schools following the rules???

Individual training sessions are permitted.




Meeting Adjourned at 8:25pm

Moved:   Susan Beazley

Seconded:   Sue McMaster



Next meeting will be March 31st, 2008.          

Location:  Halifax West

Meeting Dates: Apr 28th & 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