2019 Volunteer of the Year Award

Ian MacDonald (right) receiving his award from Pickleball Nova Scotia President Dan Smith

Pickleball Nova Scotia would like to congratulate Ian MacDonald as the recipient of our 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award. Here’s a summary of what Ian has been up to….

-President of the Arisaig Pickleball Club since January 1, 2018.

-Pickleball Nova Scotia Zone Director and leader of pickleball initiatives in the Highland Region.

-Lead roll in developing the Arisaig Pickleball Complex – a dedicated 3 court facility with fencing, lighting and wheelchair accessibility.

-Chairperson of Pickleball Nova Scotia Provincial Championships and the 55+ Games Pickleball Championships in Antigonish in 2019.

-Helped develop pickleball clubs throughout the Highland Region.

-Arranged and instructed at pickleball clinics throughout the Highland Region.

-Coordinated all levels of pickleball clinics by top pickleball professionals throughout Nova Scotia.

-Raised money for numerous local charities through pickleball play opportunities.

-Certified IPTPA instructor and “Referee in Training”.

– a master at engaging community volunteers and government stakeholders 

– As you can see, Ian’s motto is DREAM BIG.

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