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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.
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Press ReleaseIMPORTANT 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!
2012 Raffle Draw
Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Raffle Draw winners:
|1||Jean Ford (HOLLY)||$1,000.00|
|2||Greg Barker (NOSS)||$500.00|
|3||Olive Berg (BCAQ)||$500.00|
|4||Soheila Boscarino (BURN)||$100.00|
|5||Jackie Lukinuk (CR)||$100.00|
|6||Kelsey Bittner (FVM)||$100.00|
|7||Julie Gaetan (VMS)||$100.00|
|8||Todd Jores (VIC)||$100.00|
|9||Denise Wood (NAN)||$100.00|
|10||Victoria Synchro (VIC)||$100.00|
|11||Kim Schwaerzle (VERN)||$100.00|
|12||Steve Green (BCAQ)||$100.00|
|13||Claudia Hein (BURN)||$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 Rene Bell from the BC Aquasonics
|2001-2002||Laura Hlayach / Kayla Johansen|
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 2001-2012 competitive synchro season.
This year's Donalda Smith Excellence Award goes to Liza Leusenko and her Coach Kara Kalin from Vancouver Pacific Wave.
|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|
Synchro BC Professional Development Judging & Coaching Grants
Synchro BC is very pleased to announce the newly installed professional development coaching & judging grant.
If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Director directly!
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.
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.