On behalf of the Convey Family we are extremely pleased to announce that Holly Davy of Halifax Rowing Club and Jenna Pelham of North Star Rowing Club are the 2018 Patrick Convey Recognition Award winners!
Please read excerpts from their nominations:
Holly Davy exemplifies the spirit of this award, through athletic performance, contribution to rowing in Nova Scotia, and her personal qualities. Holly was a past member of the Nova Scotia Provincial Rowing Team, and represented Nova Scotia at the Canada Summer Games in 2013 rowing in the 1x event. For the past six years, Holly has been a Coach at the Halifax Rowing Club. Over the past six year Holly has developed as a leader and as a young person. Her passion for rowing is infectious, whether you are a young junior high student just discovering rowing for the first time, a slightly nervous masters woman in her 60’s wondering what rowing might have to offer and giving it a try, or an athlete with competitive aspirations who wants to represent their club and province. Her ability to meet such a wide range of people where they are and provide them with the encouragement, confidence and skills to meet their own goals is remarkable.
Jenna Pelham was born and raised in Halifax. She learned to row locally and then went to the University of Ottawa, where she continued to row and compete for her University. Jenna is now back in Nova Scotia and is a competitive rower training with the Provincial Team. She has represented the North Star Rowing Club at numerous regattas over the course of the last several years with incredible success all the while teaching elementary. Jenna is truly a model competitive athlete, supporter of her sport and community and image of perseverance, hard-work and positive attitude. Not only does she belong in the company of the best competitive rowers this province has ever produced; Jenna is one of the best human beings to represent Nova Scotia rowing at all levels.