Millmans being honoured by TSHS for track and field

Published on February 14, 2017

TRURO, N.S. – The Truro Sports Heritage Society Awards Dinner will be held March 5 at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro.

The event will recognize the many outstanding athletic achievements by local athletes and teams in 2016, along with deserving coaches and volunteers. Athletes of various ages, from 12 to 78, will be honoured from a wide variety of sporting activities.

Bruce Rainnie, a CBC TV commentator and sports announcer, will emcee the event. He will speak about his experience of covering the Olympics and the various interesting experiences he has had with athletes from around the globe.

Tickets are $25 for students and $40 for adults. Tables of 10 are available for group purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sara at 1-902-957-0084 or

Following are Merit Award recipients:

Paul and Joyce Millman

Over the past decade Paul and Joyce Millman have dedicated themselves to the growth and development of athletics in our community and province.

Paul Millman has been coaching since 1990. He has been officiating throwing events for more than 10 years and Joyce Millman has been the club administrator for the Truro Lions Track Club and an official with Athletics Nova Scotia for more than 10 years.

Both have supported track and field on the local, provincial and international level. They manage the day-to-day operations of Truro Lions Track Club, which has grown from 20 members in 2007 to 56 members today. Several of those athletes have become some of the top throwers in Canada. As well, some of the athletes have become coaches and managers, thus reinvesting time and effort into the sport they love, just like the Millmans did for many years.

Joyce and Paul Millman exemplify the spirit of track and field by demonstrating ongoing passion, pride and dedication that inspires athletes, coaches and other clubs to provide the best atmosphere and environment for the athletes in the sport. They are both dedicated to creating better opportunities for all athletes throughout the province and are committed to ensuring those same athletes excel on the national stage.

They are wonderful assets to Athletics Nova Scotia and exceptional builders of the sport in Truro area and beyond.

Truro track and field athletes are recognized across Canada for not only having wonderful skills in their respective disciplines, but the thirst to better themselves in all aspects of life. 

Joyce and Paul have instilled their values and beliefs on these young athletes and growing coaches and it has benefitted everyone greatly.