Nova Scotians sent a clear message of support to the men, women and families of the Canadian Forces today, Nov. 8, at a Military Appreciation Rally in front of the provincial legislature. “Our young men and women in the Canadian Forces make our communities strong, and they help make our world safer so that people can remain free,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald, host of the event. “Each and every day, they stand ready to deliver. Our duty is to never take for granted the men and women who are willing to take the tough jobs, the dangerous jobs, on our behalf.” The Military Appreciation Rally was an outpouring of pride, featuring Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Shearwater Pipes and Drums, Glace Bay High School Marching Band and remarks from Premier MacDonald; Rear Admiral Dean McFadden; Murray Scott, Minister responsible for Military Relations; Peter Kelly, mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality; military mother Carol Eisnor; and George Aucoin president of the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command. “We have many reasons to be proud of our contribution to Canada’s military,” said Mr. Scott. “We are proud of Cpl. Jason Lamont of Greenwood and his Medal for Military Valour. We were proud when the crew of HMCS Fredericton sailing off the coast of Africa assisted in preventing more than 22 tonnes of hashish from reaching Canadian streets. We are proud to bring safety to the Afghan people so they can enjoy simple freedoms like sending their kids to school.” Most Nova Scotians have family and friends who are attached in some way to the more than 14,000 Nova Scotians who are military personnel, reservists, or civilian military employees of the armed forces stationed in Nova Scotia, in Canada, or abroad. The Navy, Army, Air Force and Reserves carry out difficult work that calls on them and their families to make sacrifices. Nova Scotians recognize all that they do and want to continue to show support.
One of the most interesting handball events at the end of 2016 will be held in Bosnian city of Brcko. Since 2003 “Lokomotiva Cup” , international youth tournament gathering impressive numbers of young handball boys and girls, and that will be the same this December (16-18), when a lot of handball guests from Balkan region, but also all over Europe, will come.We have over 50 teams from different countries on the tournament. Some of the teams are every-year competitors, some will come for the first time. We had teams from BiH, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary,Denmark, Macedonia and Greece, but we expect for this edition also Slovakian, French and Israeli teams – said Management board President Zvjezdana Nedic.We began with the tournament of only one category. First, and now our permanent guests are RK Celje PL, RK PPD Zagreb, RK Partizan Beograd, etc. We wanted regional tournament in one category, but then everything raised in three categories with global background.Lokomotiva Cup 2016 has clear vision…Social character of the tournament is very important for us. Lokomotiva Cup was the start of some beautiful friendships among the people from different countries and that is something most valuable what sports can give us. Our plans are ambitious. Some interests for the tournament showing handball people from other continents and that gives some new dimension to Lokomotiva Cup – concludes Nedic.ABOUT TOURNAMENTPHOTO: Ognjen Plavšić, Lokomotiva Cup Lokomotiva Cup Brcko ← Previous Story Jovica Cvetkovic to lead Serbian “Eagles”! Next Story → Spain without Sterbik, Ugalde and Maqueda in battle for EHF EURO 2018