Synchro Canada News: April 22, 2010
Please see below important news about Synchro Canada:
- Thank you to all synchro volunteers!
In this National Volunteer Week, Synchro Canada would like to take time to thanks all its volunteers. Officials, clubs administrators, meet managers, committee members and all volunteers involved in synchronized swimming events in Canada; thank you for your time and your passion for our sport. The recent successes of our national team and programs are largely part of your dedication. Thank you!
- One week away from the 2010 Canadian Open Championships
The 2010 Canadian Open Championships will start in less than one week in Charlottetown. You can now check the final schedule and draws for this competition in the special section on our Website: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156&Itemid=80.
- 2011 Synchro Canada Nationals Competition Bid Calls
Check the bid calls for the 2011 Synchro Canada Nationals Competition and submit your club application to organized them. Check them now in 2011 provisional Calendar in the Events and results section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=52&Itemid=38.
- Canadian Olympic Committee Introduces New Executive Leadership Team
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced its new executive leadership team. COC President-Elect, Marcel Aubut, introduced Jean R. Dupré as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General and Chris Overholt as its new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Read the press release: http://www.olympic.ca/en/news/coc-introduces-new-executive-leadership-team.
- Nominating Committee
It is once again time to start the nominations process for the Annual General Meeting. The first step in the process was the appointment of the Chair of the Nominating Committee. This was done at the Board of Directors meeting held on April 12th. The board has appointed Lisa Schott to act in this role until the completion of the committee’s mandate which follows the Annual General Meeting in October 2010. Synchro Canada is inviting interested individuals to fill the remaining positions on the committee. We are seeking 2 Provincial/Territorial representatives plus 1 member at large. Application deadline: April 30th. More details in the AGM section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=23&Itemid=53&lang=english.
- Competition Structure Review
Check the recommendations and implementation date for the Synchro Canada Competition Structure in the Competition Structure Review section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=103&Itemid=40.
- Death of IOC Honorary President Juan Antonio Samaranch
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was deeply saddened to learn on Wednesday, April 21, the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, aged 89. He was widely credited with renewing and fundamentally changing the landscape of the Olympic Movement. More details: http://www.olympic.org/en/content/Media/?articleNewsGroup=-1&articleId=78508.
- Policy Regarding the Participation of Junior Age Athletes at Synchro Canada’s National AA/A Team Training Center
Synchro Canada’s policy regarding the participation of junior age athletes at Synchro Canada’s national AA/A team training center is now available in the Policies section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=21&Itemid=53.
- Coaches awards at the Nationals Championships
Check the latest updates regarding the Charlotte Tutte Trophy (http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=83&Itemid=43), Suzanne Eon Trophy (http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=82&Itemid=43) and Terry Hambrook Memorial Trophy (http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=81&Itemid=43).
- New Partnership Brings Sport Safety and Ethics Back to School
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian School Sport Federation (CSSF) announced today their new partnership as the first pilot got underway. This agreement will have the two national organizations work on the development and delivery of a school sport educational module for coaches that will be nationally recognized as part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). More details: http://www.coach.ca/eng/story_details.cfm?ID=784.
- Job opportunity
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is seeking to fill a newly created and challenging position of Director of Finance and Administration. Application deadline: May 12, 2010. More details: http://www.coach.ca/eng/story_details.cfm?ID=782.
- Synchro Canada eNews
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- News from the provinces
Do you have any news that you would like to share with other provinces and members? That news can be on any subject, including about an athlete, coach, administrator or official, or even on your provincials programs or competitions. Send them to
and we’ll be more than happy to share it with the other members.
Khadija Cutcher, Synchro Manitoba High Performance Coach, has been awarded the Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award! The award is a Coaching Manitoba Excellence Award given out to a deserving coach that coaches Developmental level athletes. Khadija was also awarded the Manitoba Lotteries Female Coach of the Year at the Sport for Life Gala April 14, 2010! Congratulations Khadija!
Sheilagh Croxon (picture), head coach of the Granite Synchro Club and members of Synchro Canada Board of directors, received the prestigious Rolf Lund Jule Nisse Award at the 2009 Ontario Sport Awards presented on April 15th, 2010. Nominated by the Coaches Association of Ontario, Sheilagh was awarded this price as a volunteer who has made a "playground to podium" commitment to sport. "In addition to mentoring and coaching, Sheilagh works tirelessly in promoting women in sport and is a champion of leaders in the field of coaching", said the press release. Congratulations Sheilagh!
Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon and Chloé Isaac, from the National Team, and Rachel Fréchette, from Dollard Synchro, both got a bursary from the Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec. Marie-Pier and Chloé got it on April 21 from the National Bank when Rachel got it on April 6 from Orthopedic Clinic Duval. Congratulations to both of you!