Rod Nicholl and his wife Joan came to Clarenville in September of 1974 and raised two children, Stephanie and Steven. Rod graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1974 with a Bachelor of Physical Education…..Read More
Rod Nicholl and his wife Joan came to Clarenville in September of 1974 and raised two children, Stephanie and Steven. Rod graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1974 with a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education and then went on to complete a Master of Physical Eduction in 1995. For 18 years he was a Physical education and Health coordinator and in 2004 completed 30 years as the physical education teacher at Clarenville Middle School.
He has committed numerous volunteer hours in a variety of community organizations including Kinsmen, CARA, Random Age Friendly committee and volunteers as a driver on the Crest bus service. He has been a volunteer coach in a variety of youth sporting opportunities and earned his Level 1 and 2 Coaching Instructors Designation as part of the National Coaching Certification program. He has served on numerous local, provincial and national committees and recently finished a successful four year term as the President of Sport Newfoundland and Labrador. He has been instrumental in chairing two Provincial Games Steering committees in preparing successful hosts bids for the 1994 and 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Winter Games for Clarenville. In 2005, he formed the Tribay Jumpstart Chapter in Clarenville supporting sporting programs for economically disadvantaged youth and continues to chair this initiative today. Rod also continues to serve his community as a member of the Alpine Development Alliance Corporation in support of the successful operation and promotion of the White Hills Ski resort. In 1988 he received The Canadian Association of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s ‘National Young Professional Award’, and the Clarenville Citizen of the Year Award. He was also an honored recipient in 1992 for the commemorative medal for Canada’s 125th Anniversary and in 2002 received the Golden Jubilee Award from the Government of Canada in recognition of his volunteerism.
Rod is an advocate of physical activity and continues to participate in curling, golf, basketball, alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, tennis, and skating activities. Rod has also served on three previous councils in Clarenville and for the next four years, he plans to work hard on behalf of the citizens of Clarenville to continue to enhance their quality of life.
Last modified: January 10, 2019