The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday January 21st, 2008.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West High School



Sue McMaster              SJA                                          Bruce Chanter             Lockview

Donna Duggan              HFW                                       Darrell Dempster          NSSAF/CH    

Kevin Epp                    Dartmouth High                        Trevor Doyle                Citadel

Ray Robertson              CPA                                         Steve Brine                   Eastern Shore  

Kevin Julien                  JL Ilsley                                    Adam White                 Millwood         

Colin Bush                    Auburn                                     Annette Sherlock          Sacred Heart 

John MacDonald           Prince Andrew                          Mary Coughran            Sackville

Frank Hubley                HFW


Sends regrets:

Tim McGarrigle            Grammar

Sue Beazley                  Armbrae





The meeting opened at 7:10pm and was chaired by Trevor Doyle.



2.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 10th, 2007.

     Moved:   Bruce Chanter 

Seconded:    Steve Brine




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


      Shares         $  360.37

      Plan 24        $    20.17  

      Checking     $ 8578.35

      Equity          $    10.00






Concerns were raised with regard to ‘What right do we have to ban individuals from our athletic events?’  Discussion followed.

There is an appeal process.

The federation guidelines state that each host school is responsible for their own premises.









     Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

     Basketball: February 12th is the deadline to submit your season records.

You can withdrawal from a regional championship up to 10:00am the Monday after the Regional play downs. The next place team does not go. An Administrator needs to be involved in this process.





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

     John MacDonald gave a verbal report.



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

   Adam White gave a verbal report.



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

 Kevin Epp gave a verbal report. 



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

     Annette Sherlock gave a verbal report. 




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

Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report. 

Compliments go to Reg Bezanson for an excellent All-Star Game.

Junior C hockey is now becoming an issue as these players are permitted to play high school hockey. This issue will be taken to the next workshop for discussion.



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

Colin Bush gave a verbal report.



g. Wrestling: Sir John A: Sue McMaster

Sue McMaster submitted a written report.

The Regional Championships will be in Yarmouth on February 22nd and 23rd.



h. Skiing: Grammar: Tim McGarrigle/Darrell MacInnis

     An organizational meeting already has taken place on Jan 8th.

     Meet Dates:

                Race #1 Feb 12th
Race #2 Feb 18th rain date 19th
Race #3 Feb 25th rain date 26th
All races will be held at Wentworth.

Provincials will be held on Mar 4th, the location TBA.



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

    Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

    Date(s): February 25th, 26th, 27th, 2008

    Location:  Mayflower Curling Club

    Coordinator:  Craig Campbell (




j. Snowboarding: Auburn: Colin Bush/Dan Ray

   An organizational meeting already has taken place on Jan 9th.

   All information is on the website

k. Field Hockey: Sir John A: Sue McMaster

   An organizational meeting will take place in Monday February 4th at 7:00pm.      Location TBA.  Please bring your no play dates.



l. Badminton City: Halifax West: Donna Duggan


    City: April 2nd & 3rd at Citadel

    Regional: April 9th at Citadel

    Provincials: April 18th & 19th at Citadel


      Scoring Training Session will be held soon at Halifax West.

      Information will be sent to all schools.



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

     Nothing at this time.



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

     Nothing at this time.



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

    The coaches meeting will take place on February 13th, 2008 at

    Citadel High School from 5:30-7:00pm. 

    Changing to International Rugby Scoring was discussed.




   a. JV Basketball was discussed.

      If your JV team is competing outside of Metro, grade 12’s should not be



Meeting Adjourned at 8:00pm

Moved:  Kevin Epp

Seconded:  Kevin Julien



Next meeting will be February 25th, 2008.          

Location:  Halifax West

Meeting Dates: Mar 31st, 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