I was pleased to rise in the House today to recognize and thank everyone involved with the success of school sports across Prince Edward Island.
The PEI School Athletics Association continues to grow under the leadership of School Sports Mentor Walter MacEwen, School Sport Coordinator Rick MacKinnon … and the team of volunteers on the executive committee.
The PEI School Athletics Association is designated as the body responsible for administering school sport in the province according to the rules and expectations of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development … and the school boards, under the auspices of the School Act.
Since 1961, the PEISAA has been an informal organization of educators which has governed school sports in Prince Edward Island.
The Association promotes competition in amateur athletics among all member schools in the province in harmony with the goals of the Island’s education system.
The leadership of the Association is deeply committed to cultivating the ideals of sportsmanship in relationship to developing character.
Activities are planned in such a way to cause minimal interference with school attendance while enhancing the complete educational experience.
The executive and membership of the PEI School Athletics Association should be commended for their efforts to promote sportsmanship… to help students develop community leadership skills … and to enhance the education of student athletes across the province.
The skills and experienced gained through competition at this level will help participants succeed in the classroom.
The experience will also help students as they prepare to enter the workforce … and contribute to our one Island community.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is proud to partner with … and support … the Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association.
Our Government, under the leadership of Premier Robert Ghiz, strongly supports school sports and athletics.
School sport continues to enjoy great success across Prince Edward Island.
Our goal is to ensure our student athletes have the best opportunities possible in order to achieve their goals on the field, in the classroom … and in life.