Dear Cruisers Membership and Supporters,
Thank you to everyone who attended the Cruisers Sports Awards Gala on Saturday, May 25, 2019. It was an overall extraordinary event and further proof that we are indeed surrounded by a genuinely supportive community. For those who could not be there but chose to support our organization in the form of sponsorship or a donation we are also very grateful.
Photos from the event will be available soon. We will also be asking you to complete a new survey to provide us with feedback. Please be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and check out our website calendar for upcoming events.
Thank you again for your support, we hope you enjoyed the Cruisers Sports Awards Gala.
Cruisers Sports Board of Directors
Hey Cruisers Family!
Our May update has some exciting news. This update will include highlights from the May board meeting which had a heavy focus on the upcoming Cruisers Sports Award Gala, but also some exciting wins in the last month for our teams and some fun events coming up.
We also want to welcome our newest Cruisers Board member Jennifer Knight who accepted the role of Board Secretary and started in this role this month. Welcome Jennifer!
The GALA, the GALA, the GALA
This is Gala month and we have been very busy dotting i’s and crossing t’s to make sure this event is great for everyone. We have a new limited quantity game passport this year which you can purchase in advance in order to save money ($35 for a $40 value) and fast track the lines. The Passport includes:
We have also lined up the sponsors for this year’s event with Quest Steel being our Gold Sponsor and Silver Sponsorships going to Esculent Connections, Elite Dairy and Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers. Something new to expect this year is a Parade of Athletes. We look forward to seeing you all on May 25th (1 week today).
Some Exciting Accomplishments
In Wheelchair Basketball we are excited to report that the Rockets won a Bronze medal at the National Championships in PEI. Our very own Tamara Steeves was named a tournament all-star and Erik Robeznieks had double doubles in two separate games. Great work to the whole team. Also the Falcons were represented by an all-female team at their last tournament with two wins and one loss. Lastly two Cruisers, Grace Plum and Laura Calovini represented Ontario as part of the Ontario Women’s Development team at Défi Sportif in Montreal.
In Para Ice Hockey news the Juniors won gold at the Défi Sportif tournament in Montreal. The final game was tied 1-1 after a five minute overtime period and was finally won after the seventh shoot out.
Congratulations to all of the Cruisers athletes who attended the NextGen Para Hockey Prospects Camp in Montreal, Quebec. Following the camp, Christina Picton, Anthony Culmone and Jacob Calvert were named to Canada's National Para Hockey Development Team and took on the United States in a three game series as part of the 2019 Défi Sportif AltGo.
A number of Cruisers athletes participated in the 2019 Canadian Sledge Hockey Championships in Elmira, Ontario.
The Canadian Women's National Sledge Hockey Team will be facing off against Sledge Team Ontario in Port Colborne at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre from May 17th - 19th. Both teams will be proudly represented by Cruisers Athletes.
Lastly, four of our Cruisers HP (high performance) Para Athletics Track and Field athletes are competing in the Swiss Series -one of the most well attended international competitions for wheelchair racers. This team will be supported by 3 of our coaches/support staff for the three competitions that take place between May 24th and June 1st. Please stay tuned for our first Instagram takeover that will follow a day in the life at this event. Good luck in Switzerland.
Upcoming Events for the Cruisers
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Your Cruisers Board
Hey Cruisers Family!
To kick off the outdoor season, Cruisers Sports is hosting a Para Athletics Try It Session during the Cruisers Classic Track meet on May 11th. This is the perfect opportunity to come meet the Cruisers Para Athletics coaches and athletes, try wheelchair racing and seated/ambulatory throws, and learn more about our Para Athletics program! Details and registration information are below. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cruisers Para Athletics Try It Session
Date: Saturday, May 11th
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Terry Fox Track & Field Stadium (9050 Bramalea Road, Brampton)
Contact: To register, please contact Lisa Myers, Cruiser Para Athletics Director, email@example.com or 604-619-7766
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May 11th Try It Session.pdf