Amateur Sports Advisory Council Act




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An Act to Establish the Nova Scotia
Amateur Sports Advisory Council

Short title

1 This Act may be cited as the Amateur Sports Advisory Council Act. R.S., c. 11, s. 1.



2 In this Act,

(a) "Council" means the Nova Scotia Amateur Sports Advisory Council;

(b) "Minister" means the Minister of Education. R.S., c. 11, s. 2.


Advisory Council

3 (1) There is hereby established and constituted a council to be known as the Nova Scotia Amateur Sports Advisory Council composed of ten or more members appointed by the Governor in Council.

Chairman and Vice-chairman

(2) The Governor in Council may designate one of the members of the Council as Chairman and one of the members as Vice-chairman.


(3) The Council may establish an executive committee and such other committees of the Council as may be required.

Assistance by Minister

(4) The Minister may provide to the Council such facilities and assistance as may be necessary. R.S., c. 11, s. 3.


Function and duty

4 The Council shall perform such functions and duties as are assigned to the Council by the Minister and shall advise and assist the Minister with respect to the following matters:

(a) the promotion, development and improvement of amateur sports and athletics in the Province and provision for various sports activities and athletic events;

(b) the promotion of sports activities and athletics among young people particularly in rural areas and in areas in which athletic facilities are inadequate;

(c) the improvement of all amateur sports and athletics through the use of coaching clinics, training of officials, opportunities for competition and special assistance to athletes;

(d) the promotion of community involvement in amateur sports and athletics by all members of the community by means of publicity and assistance to local organizations;

(e) the financing of amateur sports and athletics. R.S., c. 11, s. 4.



5 The Minister may establish offices for the Council and may appoint persons including persons in the public service to the offices and such officers shall perform such administrative and other duties as are assigned to them from time to time by the Council. R.S., c. 11, s. 5.


Administration expense

6 The cost and expenses incurred in the administration of this Act, including the remuneration or expenses of any member of the Council or other person, may be paid out of moneys appropriated by the Legislature or from the Consolidated Fund of the Province. R.S., c. 11, s. 6.

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