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  1. C.A.G.E. (Canada Games Evaluation Program)
  2. Provincial Team Prep Sessions
  3. Welcome Nick Sharpe, Executive Director
  4. Welcome Katherine Khorovets, Basketball Events Coordinator
  5. Welcome Colter Simmonds, Technical Director

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Nick Sharpe

Colter Simmonds

Emma Duinker

Katherine Khorovets

Executive Director

bnsexecutivedirector@sportnovascotia.ca

902-890-2201

Technical Director

bnsprovcoach@sportnovascotia.ca

Operations Manager

bnsoperations@sportnovascotia.ca

902-425-5450 ext.348

Basketball Events Coordinator

basketballnsintern@gmail.com

Nick fell in love with the game of basketball playing in his driveway as a youth in rural Nova Scotia. Since then, he has valued the impact that sport and recreation can have on all of us. An alumni of Mount Saint Vincent University’s Business Administration in Marketing program, Nick has dedicated his career to community development.

From 2013 to 2018, Nick held the position of Director of Events and Partnerships with the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC). During this time, Nick’s focus was to establish the Truro and Colchester area as a major destination in sports and entertainment. He was successful in doing so, often leading in securing and overseeing some of Atlantic Canada’s largest events. In recent years, Nick instructed the Recreation Marketing Course at the NSCC Truro Campus.

Nick left his role at the RECC to follow another passion in Big Brothers Big Sisters, leading the growth of the Colchester agency while sitting on the National Strategy and Vision Committee, helping to shape the future of Big Brothers Big Sisters across Canada. Nick joined Big Brothers Big Sisters to ensure that all young people can grow up to reach their potential, and he is now turning his focus to ensuring that all have opportunities to play the game of basketball.

Nick is committed to living into Basketball Nova Scotia’s vision of reaching our basketball potential in all communities across the province.

Colter is a long-time coach, mentor, and community leader. The founder of We Will Win Youth Association and CEO of OnDaRise Sports and Entertainment, he has been heavily involved in coaching around the province for many years.

From coordinating and directing camps and youth programs, Colter has an impressive coaching resume. He has directed camps for NBA and WNBA athletes, and coached at all levels in Nova Scotia, including NBL Canada. He has earned two Nova Scotia high school provincial championships and won a national gold medal as an assistant coach with Basketball Nova Scotia’s Provincial Team at Canada Basketball Nationals.

A graduate of Nova Scotia Community College, Colter is met with big smiles, hugs, and fist bumps by athletes in the basketball community wherever he goes. He represents North Preston and Nova Scotia with pride.

As a young athlete, and now as a coach and mentor, Emma has used basketball as a medium for self-discovery. Emma attended Acadia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She had quite an impressive university career, earning Academic All-Canadian status, 2nd team All-Canadian, and winning an AUS conference championship. Following her university career, Emma played professionally in Germany for three years, where she won two league championships.

After Emma’s playing career, she attended the University of Windsor, where she graduated with a Masters’ degree in Sport Management. During her time at Windsor, she began as an assistant coach with the women’s basketball team and served one year as the interim head coach.

Until recently, Emma worked in a number of different roles with Point Guard College (PGC) Basketball. Emma uses her experience from her playing career, player development background, and coaching to develop the game of basketball with passion and energy.

Katherine is currently a fourth year Co-op student, studying in the Public Relations program at Mount Saint Vincent University. As a member of the women’s basketball team at MSVU, she has a love and passion for the game and has hopes to use her public relations background to pursue a career in sports.

Growing up, Katherine played on Basketball Nova Scotia teams for many years, so she is excited for the opportunity to work for the organization and assist in the planning and operations of basketball programming around the province.

Katherine also wishes to grow her coaching experience after just completing a summer coaching for Halifax Havoc, a local AAU girl’s program.

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5516 Spring Garden Road
Unit 308
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6