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Synchro BC Member Survey

Members of Synchro BC are invited to take part in a Member Survey between May 23, 2014 and June 16, 2014. The compiled survey responses will form some of the information to be considered during the Synchro BC Strategic Planning meeting coming up in September 2014. The Strategic Plan is being developed for the 2015 – 2019 period.

The following people are asked to respond to the survey:
  • Parents of athletes under 16 years of age
  • athletes 16 years and older
  • coaches
  • judge / referee
  • Synchro BC volunteers
  • Club volunteers
Go to the following link to answer the survey. It will take approximately 20 – 25 minutes to answer. 

Thank you for your time and support of Synchro BC.


In Honour of Ryan and the Fagnan Family




Thank you to everyone who donated and supported our run in Ryan's Legacy! Together we raised $6,697.56 for childhood cancers. Get your shoes laced up for next year, 'Ryan's Runners' will run once again in honour of a beautiful life.


Celebrate Sports Day!

On November 30, 2013 British Columbians will join citizens across the country to celebrate RBC Sports Day in Canada. As part of this annual celebration of sport, we are joining ViaSport and the BC sport sector in the launch of a Play ViaSport campaing. Check out the full article.

Click on the Press Play button below to see a list of all our BC Synchronized Swimming Clubs and contacts. Visit the Play viaSport campaign for all participating BC Sports.

Contact us if you have any questions.

 


Press Release

IMPORTANT NEWS: WITH HEAD OFFICE MOVE COING UP SEPTEMBER 1ST, SYNCHRO BC GEBINS RESTRUCTURING AND REVITALIZATION OF PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATION
... Annie Smith to continue serving as Acting Executive Director as Board of Directors begins seach to replace outgoing Executive Director Kate Rader
Click here to read full press release!


2013 Raffle Draw

Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Raffle Draw winners:

1 Rhonda Vanderfluit (VPW)
$1,000.00
2 Randi Lynch
$500.00
3 Gerry Pollock (NAN)
$500.00
4 Augusto Rosas (BCAQ)
$100.00
5 Brittany Tonello (FVM)
$100.00
6 Rhonda Vanderfluit (VPW)
$100.00
7 Dr. S.K. Stepne (WCM)
$100.00
8 Shelby Harding (PEM)
$100.00
9 Michele Buchholz (VERN)
$100.00
10 Lise Radgers (CR)
$100.00
11 Nadine Sadler (BCAQ)
$100.00
12 Kondrad Iten (BCAQ)
$100.00
13 Tony Lindsay (VPW) $100.00


Charlotte Tutte Memorial Bursary

The Charlotte Tutte Memorial Bursary goes to an athlete that participated in a BC club for at least two years, with steady improvements indicated by competition results and intends to continue her Synchro swim career to the senior level.

This year's Charlotte Tutte Bursary Award goes to Stefanie Dickinson from the Vancouver Pacific Wave.

Previous Recipients:

Season Name Club
2013-2014 Stefanie Dickinson
VPW
2012-2013 Rene Bell BCAQ
2011-2012 Lucy Boulton BCAQ
2010-2011 Liza Leusenko VPW 
2009-2010 Meghan Dougan NAN
2008-2009 Mikayla Francis BCAQ 
2007-2008 Chelsea Rogers BCAQ
2004-2005 Sandy Gill BCAQ
2001-2002 Laura Hlayach / Kayla Johansen  
1999-2000 Tanya Matson BCAQ


Donalda Smith Award

Donalda Smith was a pioneer for our sport both nationally and internationally and has been recognized numerous times for her accomplishments and for her commitment to ensuring that Synchronized Swimming be recognized as an Olympic Sport. This award goes to the athlete with the highest achievements in the 2011-2012 competitive synchro season.

This year's Donalda Smith Excellence Award goes to Liza Leusenko and her Coach Kara Kalin from Vancouver Pacific Wave.

Season Athlete Coach Club
2012-2013 Erin Williams &
Natasha Heine
Susan Kemper
BCAQ
2011-2012 Liza Leusenko Kara Kalin VPW
2010-2011 Liza Leusenko Kara Kalin VPW
2009-2010 Olivia Zawadiuk Tanya Matson & Susan Kemper BCAQ
2008-2009 Veronica Winter Susan Kemper BCAQ 
2007-2008 Veronica Winter Jen Jacklin BCAQ
2006-2007 Sandy Gill Susan Kemper BCAQ 


Excellence in Coaching Award

As part of the continued effort to recognize and support excellence in the province of BC, Synchro BC is awarding the Excellence in Coaching Award each y ear. The Excellence in Coaching Award was created to recognize outstanding individuals who demonstrate exemplary leadership in the sport of synchonized swimming at the provincial level.

The recipients for the past years are as follows:

Season Coach Club
2013-2014 Disa Fladmark BC Aquasonics



2013 Kamloops Legacy Games - June 27-30, 2013

for more information about the Kamloops Legacy Games, please check out our calendar!


 

15th FINA World Masters Championships will be hosted in the beautiful city of Montreal from July 27th to August 10th, 2014.


The synchronized swimming event will take place between August 4th and August 9th.


www.finamasters2014.org
 




Media Kit

Aisha Vance, of PSSV, has developed a media kit specific for synchro clubs. Aisha took the Media Communications programmer at BCIT and majored in Broadcast TV and Radio News (journalism). While at BCIT she worked as a news reporter for 107.9 CFML and for Astral Media Radio. After completing BCIT Aisha was hired at Global TV in Vancouver as a researcher and then started working as a writer for both the morning show and news hour final. Aisha moved to Victoria where she completed her degree in professional/ corporate communications from Royal Roads University and worked part time at A Channel (CTV) and CFAX news radio.

Currently she works with a NGO in Victoria as a Communications Specialist.

We hope that you find this guide helpful. Please contact Aisha directly should you have any questions. Thank-you Aisha for sharing your knowledge on the subject!

Check out the Media Kit by downloading it.