A few things to catch you up on………
Our Colour Awards (Athletic Banquet) was held in late March, revealing some extraordinary accomplishments and accolades, namely:
1. Our team awards were presented to:
a. Marianne Alarie as the Rookie of the Year
b. Gemma Bullard and Jenny Wright as co-recipients of the Coach’s Award
c. Liz Boag as the team’s Most Valuable Player
2. Kathryn Telford, our lead Student Trainer won the Hal Dunlop trophy as the university’s top student trainer. Kat has been an integral part of our team for the past two seasons, and will be moving on to Chiropractic College this fall.
3. Liz Boag received the PHE 55 Award as the Top Female Athlete in the University. Liz is one of only a handful of athletes to capture the Alfie Pierce Award (as the Top Rookie) in her first year and then be awarded the PHE 55 in her fifth year. Outstanding!
Two days after Colour Awards, our team headed to Toronto to catch the Raptors-Lakers game at the Air Canada Centre. Courtesy of Robyn Pearson’s parents, the team was treated to a Skybox experience for the second year in a row (complete with food and beverages), and were invited down to floor level for the Raptors warm up. Raptors commentator, Jack Armstrong, was kind enough to come over and chat with the players.
Our trip to Barcelona, Spain, scheduled for late August is starting to take shape. Still a number of tweaks to be made, but hopefully I can share the itinerary in the next newsletter.
Our Alumni Game and Reception (complete with Silent Auction) has been established for the fall, again in conjunction with our Tindall Tournament. October 16-18 are the dates, with the Alumni Game to take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015. We will be honouring team members from the 1995-96 to 1999-2000 teams. Please put these dates on your calendar and I will follow up with more information in a later Newsletter.
We are gearing up to host the JUEL and JUEL-Prep Championships on May 8-10. In addition, we are also hosting the OUA All-Star game as a feature on the Saturday evening (7pm tip time). The All Star game will include Jenny Wright and Liz Boag. Over the course of the weekend, we will have up to 5 gyms running at time – a huge undertaking. Anyone wishing to help out would be welcomed with open arms – just drop me a note.
Lastly, we are heading into Summer Camp Season with our Thursday nights, Elite Training and Scrimmage the first to hit the floor, beginning May 28th. For a list of all our camps, please check out: http://rec.gogaelsgo.com/sports/2015/2/18/CAMPS-KIDS_0218153233.aspx# (under Sport Specific Camps).
That’s it for now.
All the best.