Aileen Meagher Legacy Fund Recipients 2022
In honour of the legacy of Aileen Meagher and due to the generosity of the Aileen Meagher International Track Classic (which ran for 24 years before ending in 2017), a Legacy fund has been set up for able-bodied senior level athletes in Nova Scotia. Each year, $1000 will be given to 2 senior level athletes who meet the selection criteria. In 2022, the two legacy fund recipients are Andrew Peverill of Lower Sackville and Kieran MacDonald of Halifax. Andrew is a middle distance runner with Saint Mary’s University, an unattached Athletics NS athlete and the athlete rep on the Athletics NS Board of Directors. Kieran was a long distance runner with University of Alberta and represents Halifast Athletics.
“The Aileen Meagher Legacy Fund will help bridge the gap of available opportunities between myself and my competitors from provinces with large funding purses for athletes. These opportunities will give me the chance to better my times, as well as better myself as an athlete overall. The Aileen Meagher Legacy Fund will not only help the individuals receiving it, but help the growth of high performance track & field athletes within our province as a whole.” - Andrew Peverill - 2022 Recipient
“Quality competition is essential for athlete development. The Aileen Meagher Legacy Fund provides funding to assist selected athletes to travel outside of the Atlantic Region to compete in high performance competitions. Such competitions provide valuable experience to compete at a National Level and achieve better personal performances.” - Bob Book - Legacy Fund Selection Committee Member
Both athletes will use the legacy fund to attend high level competitions across Canada and the US.