Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical stole the spotlight at yesterday’s JAAA-Puma Development meet at Kirkvine with a fast 21.37 seconds to win his heat of the Class One 200 metres.Running against a negative wind of 0.3 metres per second, Ellis ran away from his rivals for an easy win in the fastest time of the day among high school athletes.Herbert Morrison High’s Bonanza Cunningham (21.42) was second overall, with Green Pond High’s Orlando Fisher taking third overall in 21.49.Kingston College’s Roshaun Rowe was best in Class Two as he won in 21.70 ahead of Kevin Stone of Petersfield (21.86) and his Kingston College teammate Yashawn Hamilton, 22.13.best timeIn Class Three, Antonio Watson of Petersfield High led the way with 22.73. Andre Bent of William Knibb, 22.89, was second overall ahead of Papine High’s Shemar Willis, 23.12.Among the girls, Edwin Allen High’s Patrice Moody won the Class One 200m in 23.93 for the best time overall, getting the better of Holmwood Technical’s Shante Deer, 24.42.Manchester High’s Daszay Freean topped Class Two with 23.78, beating Edwin Allen’s Shellece Clarke (24.76) and Christine Irving of Holmwood, 24.77.Last year’s Class Four double sprint champion Joanna Reid of St. Jago High impressed in Class Three with a leading time of 24.10. Holmwood’s Dyandra Gray was second overall in 24,54 with third going to Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, 24.55.GC Foster College’s Samantha Curtis was best among the women in the open half lap event after stopping the clock at 24.05. She got the better of Donya Ewars of the University of Technology, 24.33. Curtis’ teammate, Natasha Russell was third with 24.71.University of Technology’s Travene Morrison stole the spotlight in the men s 200m as he won his heat in 21.14 ahead of G.C. Foster College’s Javon Gray, 21.42 and Emmanuel Dawlson of Sweden, 21.49.
Fika says the City has a lot of confidence in the company partnership as they have considerable proven experience in conducting similar multimillion dollar campaigns.According to the partnership proposal, the companies expect to complete the feasibility study by the end of June. The Saa Maa Centre for Energy and Culture is closer realization after a fundraising organization was chosen by the City.On Monday, Fort St. John City Council approved EWD Consulting Corp., along with Duckworth & Associates to begin fundraising for the new energy interpretive centre.- Advertisement -Although originally, Mayor Bruce Lantz had said the City would only contribute a maximum of $1 million towards the Centre, the City will be contributing an initial $50,000 to get the project off the ground. However, that money is considered seed money, which the City is expecting to recover after some of the fundraising money collected.The City has also applied for a Northern Development Initiative Trust grant, which would go towards the project, says Grace Fika, director of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources. Fika says the grant would potentially be $35,000.Part of EWD’s plan is to conduct a campaign planning/feasibility study, which Fika says is done to find out whether there is enough money available, both in the community and through grants, to actually fundraise. She says the reason for doing the preliminary work is to ensure the fundraising campaign would be successful.The “Edge of the Sun” Centre is expected to cost around $17.5 million and will incorporate the building, the surrounding land and a proposed RV park. The vast majority of the project’s funds will come from fundraising.Advertisement