News and Announcements
Some general information for your family’s calendar:
May 20: No practice, Victoria Day Monday. In the Documents section below, you will find detailed practice schedules for all groups for the entire summer.
May 22: Minimeet. Aquaducks are encouraged to try out their skills before our home meet! All Turtles (Tues crew too) start at 3:30 for a few fun 25 m races. All other Ducks start a team warm-up 4:00 and events begin at about 4:30. Bring an extra towel for between races. Parents are are needed to time the races with a club stopwatch – free instruction available:) All volunteer coaches are needed at the pool at 3:25 to help with Turtles. No official sign-up, just arrive with your suit and goggles.
May 24: The last Friday afternoon practice of the season. Mornings only on Fridays after today.
June 1 and 2: Our Home Swim Meet! Our biggest event of the year, and a significant fundraiser. 150-200 swimmers from the Okanagan usually attend our popular meet. Parent power is key to a successful event, please see the paper sign-up sheets outside the pool main doors. Thank you Dave Holland for being this year’s Meet Manager. Sign up for this meet on Active (like registration) by May 23rd- there is no entry fee for Aquaducks . Click here to see the Meet Package.
June 8,9: Princeton Swim Meet. Stay tuned for meet package. Entry deadline on Active: May 30th
June 6: Due date for Lumby online Meet Entry. Sign-up is on Active, like when you are registering. Lumby is a fun, low key, outdoor meet. There is usually bannock for sale:) Camping is 100m away at the Lumby Lions Campground (call 250-503-4518 for reservations). Click here to see the Meet Package.
June 11: Your hard working Executive meets at the Rec Centre, 7:00 pm. These meetings are open to any club parent, if you would like to see what we do.
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.
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.
The summer session runs from May 1st to August 14th and online registration is now open. There is a $15 discount for each swimmer registered before April 19th! Use the red button on the left to register your swimmer for the summer session. See below for summer session details.
THE JUNIOR COACH PROGRAM WILL BE HELD IN SALMON ARM ON APRIL 6, 2019 AND PENTICTON ON APRIL 7 2019. THEIR IS NO COST TO THE COURSE FOR ANY POTENTIAL COACH. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT SWIMMERS FROM THE AGES OF 12-15 WHO WOULD LIKE TO COACH FOR A BCSSA SUMMER SWIM CLUB. IN VANCOUVER THIS COURSE WHEN PUT ON HAS COST UP TO 125$. 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.