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Robin Enman of Rosehill has earned the nomination for the Island New Democrats in District 23, Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke in the upcoming provincial election.
A Canada Winter Games team manager for Judo P.E.I., Enman has been the recreational director with the community of Lennox Island First Nations and athletic director for John J. Sark Memorial Elementary for the past 20 years.
Enman has been involved with many national- and international-level sporting events, including as a judo athlete in the 2007 Island Games in Rhodes, Greece, where he was on the bronze-winning mens’ team; as a badminton coach at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games where his athletes earned two bronze medals; and as team manager for the 2015 P.E.I. Canada Winter Games judo team, which also earned bronze. He has been the provincial head coach for Judo P.E.I. for the last few years and is anticipating the 2019 Canada Winter Games where he will again be in the team manager role.
Enman says some of his greatest strengths come from his experience in multiple sports. “Working with athletes, co-operating with other coaches or addressing a parent’s concern, while identifying opportunities and creating pathways for success along with the focus to see things through, lend to the skills needed to represent our district.”
“District 23 will have a diversity of concerns and issues, no doubt, but I don’t think we should view them as problems,” he said, “but more as challenges that create opportunities to advance the standard of living and quality of life for all Islanders within our region and within the province as a whole.”
Island NDP Leader Joe Byrne was guest speaker at the nomination meeting Monday night in Miscouche, and welcomed Enman to the growing slate of nominated candidates representing the party for the upcoming provincial election.
Enman lives with his wife Andrea and their two daughters Loren and Lydia along the North Shore on Route 12 between Carr’s Corner and Belmont Corner.