News and Announcements
Hello Aquaducks families!
The Revelstoke Mega Clothing Swap Fundraiser in honor of our team will be taking place on Sunday the 5th of May between 12pm and 4pm. All proceeds from the event will be going to our team.
Volunteers are needed to assist on the day of the event.
This can be used as a family fundraising obligation for either Winter or Summer sessions.
Please contact Lexie Ast on Facebook or at 250-814-4018 if you would like to volunteer.
BCAEG CAPITAL GRANT WEBINAR
IF YOU NEED MONEY FOR A CAPITAL PROJECT, AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GET MONEY, CHECK THIS OUT.
Invitation to Community Gaming Grants
2019 Capital Project Grants Webinar
Thurs April 25th, 9:00am – 11:00am
The Community Gaming Grant Branch is pleased to announce the 2019 Capital Project Grants Webinar. The $5 million Capital Project Grant program provides eligible not-for-profit organizations with up to $250,000 in funding for capital projects or acquisitions. The 2019 Capital Project Grant intake window will be open between June 1 and July 31 2019, with final notification by October 31.
Webinar Date: Thursday April 25th – 9:00 to 11:00AM PT
To register for the webinar visit http://bit.ly/Apr25-2
Please Note: A recording of the webinar will be available on our website and YouTube a few days after the presentation.
The Community Gaming Grants program distributes $140 million of commercial gambling revenues per year to not-for-profit community organizations throughout the province. Each year, $5 million of that budget is allocated to the Capital Project Program, for capital projects undertaken by not-for-profit organizations that cost between $20,000 and $1.25 million dollars and that provide significant benefit to their communities. Past projects include new buildings, childcare facilities, renovations, new kitchens, playgrounds, vehicles, audio/visual equipment, and equipment for individuals with a disability.
Interested in applying for a Capital Projects Sector Grant in 2019? Join staff from the Community Gaming Grants Branch for this interactive webinar to learn more about the grant, including eligibility criteria, how to apply, the assessment process, and what’s new for 2019. The first half of this presentation will review new program changes, eligibility rules, required documentation and the application. The second half will provide applicants with the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Branch staff.
The 2019 Capital Project Sector Guide will be available in early May 2019.
David Pyatt – Executive Director, Community Gaming Grant Program
Matt Dell – Manager of Policy and Community Outreach
For more information on the 2019 Capital Project Grant Webinar, click here.
For more information on the Capital Project Grant, click here.
Summer Early-bird Registration Deadline: April 19th!
The summer session runs from May 1st to August 14th and online registration is now open. There is a $15 discount for each swimmer registered before April 19th! Use the red button on the left to register your swimmer for the summer session. See below for summer session details.
VOLUNTEER COACH PROGRAM
THE JUNIOR COACH PROGRAM WILL BE HELD IN SALMON ARM ON APRIL 6, 2019 AND PENTICTON ON APRIL 7 2019. THEIR IS NO COST TO THE COURSE FOR ANY POTENTIAL COACH. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT SWIMMERS FROM THE AGES OF 12-15 WHO WOULD LIKE TO COACH FOR A BCSSA SUMMER SWIM CLUB. IN VANCOUVER THIS COURSE WHEN PUT ON HAS COST UP TO 125$. IF YOU KNOW ANY SWIMMER THAT MIGHT WANT TO TAKE PART IN EITHER VENUE PLEASE CONTACT DARCY AT email@example.com FOR SALMON ARM OR DEB AT firstname.lastname@example.org FOR THE PENTICTON VENUE. ONLY 25 SWIMMERS CAN BE TAKEN AT EITHER LOCATION, SO PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO ASSURE YOUR SPACE. IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANOTHER SWIMMER THAT MIGHT BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION TO THEM.
TICKETS FOR COACHES CONFERENCE
The tickets for the 2019 Coaches Conference are now on sale. The early bird tickets will be on sale from February 20th – March 15th. The early bird fee is $125 for Coaches Ticket or $175 for Coaches Ticket + bus. Normal tickets will be on sale from March 16th – April 17th with Coaches tickets being $150 and Coaches Tickets + bus being $200.
We are excited to announce that Ben Keast, who was the previous Director of Swimming and Head Coach at Island Swimming and is now the Assistant Coach for the High Performance Centre – Vancouver will be one of our Keynote speakers. He has coached Team Canada at the FINA World Juniors and is helping current and future Olympians train at the HPC. He will also being doing a breakout session for our senior coaches and one that is open to all.
We are also excited to have Rob Pettifer present two keynotes. He was named by Swimming Canada as the Speed Swimming Head Coach for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru this summer. The conference will take place in between training camps so we’re excited about what he will be able to tell our coaches about how he is helping our national team athletes prepare for competition as well as new technical aspects that are being used at the highest level of our sport. He coaches Paralympian Jonathan Dieleman so he will also be able to share knowledge with our coaches about working with athletes who have different training needs. He started his coaching career with the BCSSA so we are excited to welcome him back.
More speakers will be announced shortly.
Here is the link to the ticket site:
Meghan Cheung, Provincial Office Manager
BC Summer Swimming Association
T: 604-473-9447 | F: 604-473-9660
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