Posts Tagged ‘Lance Cansdale’

Back on calm waters

After a hectic season last year, the Dalhousie swim teams are living a normal life again. Last season, as previously reported by the Gazette, the Dal swim teams had to train at the Centennial pool from December of 2016, because the Dalplex pool was trying to fix leaks. It meant their usual training time was…

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Dalplex Pool back in action

After nine months of ongoing repairs to fix leaks in the Dalplex pool, the repairs should be over soon. “Dalplex opened in 1979. It’s a great building, but it’s tired,” said Kathie Wheadon, director of facility and business services at Dalplex. “The pool really is one of our most used facilities, and it’s been quiet…

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Dal swimmers smash records

The Dalhousie record-breakers: Molly Wedge, Katie Webster, David Sharpe and Keisha Mills. (David Munro photo)

  Multiple Dalhousie records were broken at the swimming team’s first at-home meet, the AUS invitational. This past weekend David Sharpe smashed the records for both the 200 metre backstroke and the 200 metre individual medley, Molly Wedge cleared the 100 metre freestyle record, Katie Webster broke the 400 metre freestyle record and Keisha Mills…

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Donors live vicariously through aspiring Olympians

350 aspiring Olympians have already inquired about the microfunding platform. (Photo supplied)

Julia Rivard, a Canadian Olympic canoer and graduate of Dalhousie’s recreation administration program, may have retired from competition in 2000, but she is still finding ways to foster Olympic spirit among Canadians. Rivard’s new project, a microfunding website called, connects Canadian athletes training for the Olympics with donors who become part of the athlete’s…

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