FALL ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Jana Peachey ~ Rowing Senior Female Individual Athlete Jana won two medals at the Canada Games — a silver in the women’s pair with partner Claire Ellison and a bronze medal in women’s double sculls with Sophie Inkpen. In July, the 19-yearold from Lower Sackville represented Canada at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships. Keilen Bellis ~ Swimming Junior Male Individual Athlete Keilen, 17, was Nova Scotia’s first medallist at the 2022 Canada Summer Games, winning gold in the 100m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke. The Halifax swimmer won the first medals for Swim Nova Scotia since the 2009 Canada Summer Games. Ellie Lancaster ~ Soccer Junior Female Individual Athlete Ellie and her teammates won soccer bronze for Nova Scotia at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. The 16-yearold goalkeeper from Fall River recorded three shutouts in four games and stopped two penalty kicks in a shootout with New Brunswick. Julie Nolan-McCarthy ~ Swimming Junior Female Individual Athlete Julie, 15, competed internationally in October at the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto. The Halifax swimmer did four individual events and set three new Nova Scotia short course provincial records. Dave Waters ~ Paracanoe Senior Male Individual Athlete Dave captured four paracanoe medals, including two gold, at the 2022 sprint national championships in August. The 54-year-old from Hubbards was instrumental in leading Maskwa to the overall national championship burgee in the paracanoe category. Catarina (Cate) Giannandrea ~ Equestrian Senior Female Individual Athlete In October, Cate, 20, captured two gold medals at the NSEF Scotia Series Provincial Championships in the Senior English Flat and the Senior Showmanship divisions. Despite not initially ranking first in her district, the Sydney Mines athlete won four out of five classes.