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Synchro BC - New Event Manager - Jennifer Halfhide
On behalf of the Board and staff at Synchro BC, I am honoured to announce that effective November 1, 2014, Jennifer Halfhide is fulfilling all duties and responsibilities related to the half-time position of EVENTS MANAGER. Jennifer will be in charge of all competitions and events in British Columbia.
Jennifer has experience as an Event Manager at the BC Games Society and as a Recreation Programmer for the District of Saanich and City of Victoria. This will be her first time working for a Provinical Sport Organization. “I am pleased to be joining the team at Synchro BC”, said Jennifer. “I thank the Board and staff for the opportunity and look forward to the learning to come”.
Synchro BC is very happy to welcome Jennifer to our team. We are confident her extensive knowledge will help advance and better Synchro BC.
Please join me in formally welcoming Jennifer Halfhide to our organization! Jennifer can be reached by email.
Full Press Release can be downloaded here.
2014-2015 Season UpdatedPlese note that all documents for the 2014-2015 season have been updated on the website. updated documents are as follows:
- 2014-2015 Competitions Schedule
- 2014-2015 Member Registration
- 2014-2015 Officials Registration
- 2014-2015 Technical Package
- 2014-2015 Technical Skills Program
- 2014-2015 Flexibility Monitoring Program
Synchro BC Member Survey report
The Members of Synchro BC were invited to take part in a Member Survey between May 23, 2014 and June 16, 2014. The Synchro BC Board, Staff and targeted members held a Strategic Planning Meeting on September 12-13, 2014.
Please find below the report of the Member Survey. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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.
2013 Raffle Draw
Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Raffle Draw winners:
|1||Rhonda Vanderfluit (VPW)
|3||Gerry Pollock (NAN)
|4||Augusto Rosas (BCAQ)
|5||Brittany Tonello (FVM)
|6||Rhonda Vanderfluit (VPW)
|7||Dr. S.K. Stepne (WCM)
|8||Shelby Harding (PEM)
|9||Michele Buchholz (VERN)
|10||Lise Radgers (CR)
|11||Nadine Sadler (BCAQ)
|12||Kondrad Iten (BCAQ)
|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.
|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 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.
|2012-2013||Erin Williams &
|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:
|2013-2014||Disa Fladmark||BC Aquasonics|
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.