July 2020


July 30, 2020: MiLo casting call


Hey Cruisers Family!



MiLo is casting for a national toy campaign, where they are looking for children with disabilities in and around the g.t.a. 

If chosen, each child will receive $500 for a half day shoot.


Download for more info: ProjectToyFamily-Disability..pdf


July 28, 2020: Jigsaw Casting Call


Hey Cruisers Family!


We received an email from Jigsaw Casting.

Jigsaw Casting Ltd. is seeking a child who has a disability for a Mcdonald's Campaign in Toronto!

Production and talent will follow all COVID SAFETY ON SET PROTOCOL, see more details here: www.cpat.ca

Looking for kids with a disability. Ages 7 to 10.


Check it out below:

https://mailchi.mp/adfc2fc3fcb8/seeking-children-with-disabilities-for-a-mcdonalds-campaign-in-toronto?e=d374f55629

July 24, 2020: 2020 REMINDER! Virtual Athletic Awards Banquet


Hey Cruisers Family!


TOMORROW NIGHT is our 2020 Athletic Awards Banquet. For this year, we've gone virtual! Our coaches have all the winners picked out, and it's time to announce! 

We can't expect you to sit in front of your computer for too long, but give us an hour, and we know you'll have a great time. Come see and congratulate the hard working Cruisers Athletes!

DATE: July 25th, 2020
WHERE: Google Meet (video chat - click the link below)
WHEN: 7:00pm

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/gui-ovxt-nsn

So that everyone can hear and see the presentations as smoothly as possible, we kindly ask you to mute your microphones. Congratulations and well-wishes can be shared in the chat box. If you are having issues with the video lagging, please turn off your camera, and that will help. We may mute you if your microphone kicks in, but don't worry, feel free to unmute yourself at the end of the schedule, so you can have a social with the other participants. (See below)


LAST CHANCE! Cruisers Sports 2020 Athletic Awards Banquet Contests!

Post your best COVID hair style/cut and or your best Cruisers spirit outfitbefore TOMORROW, Saturday, July 25th at 6:00pm (one hour before the Banquet starts), with #CruisersAwards2020 and tag us (@CruisersSports).
The most liked photos in each category will win a Tim Hortons gift card. Winners will be announced during the virtual Athletic Awards Banquet.

To mute/unmute your microphone, press the mic button (pink circle).
To show/hide your camera, press the camera button (green circle).


July 22, 2020: Your July update!!


Hey Cruisers Family!


We hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the slightly milder temperatures.  This month you will see that your Cruisers family continues to actively find ways to connect all of us together in these unprecedented times.


Calling All Cruisers 

As you know, we have not been able to come together as a community for our Athletic Awards Banquet this year. Despite this, we felt strongly that all of the Cruisers athletes needed to be recognized and celebrated for their outstanding contributions. So, we decided that the show must go on!

Cruisers Sports will be hosting the first and hopefully only Virtual Awards Banquet on July 25th at 7:00pm. An invitation will be sent to you via email a few days prior to the event.  We look forward to celebrating all of you and recognizing our award recipients for the 2019-2020 season. Hope to see all of you there!


Virtual Beacham Summer Fun Day  

Beacham Summer Fun Day is a day for children of all abilities to have fun in memory of Linda Beacham. For 2020, this annual event is going digital and will be held August 8th. All of the materials that participants will need will be provided (minus a couple of items that you will need from around your home.) This event is open to all children with a physical disability aged 2-16 years and their siblings. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the Beacham Summer Fun Day registration form at this link: www.cruisers-sports.com/events/bsfd.shtml


Recruiting All Golfers

On Friday September 18th, Cruisers Sports will hold their 21st Annual Golf Tournament at the Caledon Country Club (2121 Olde Baseline Road, Caledon ON).  As always, we are looking towards our membership to help us recruit golfers, sponsor a hole or make a product donation for the event.  This event is one of our largest fundraisers so we need your help to ensure its success, especially during these unprecedented times.

For everyone’s safety we have made a few changes to the event, which includes having a BBQ lunch outside instead of a dinner and removing the evening activities of the event. However, we are excited to announce we will be offering an online silent auction that will run two weeks prior to the tournament. This means we will need to receive donations earlier this year so we can promote them online prior to the tournament.  The golf course will also implement their own safety measures, including no flag removal, no raking the sand traps, and dividers in the golf carts. 

Let’s get out there and start chasing down your family, friends, and co-workers to participate in this year’s event!  With everyone’s help, we can raise a lot of money for the club which will help us keep registration costs down for our members.

For more information check out our website, or click on the following link: www.cruisers-sports.com/events/golf.shtml

Let’s play golf! 


Order Your Apparel

Custom Cruisers Sports wheelchair basketball tees and hoodies are available to order in the Cruisers Sports online shop www.cruisers-sports.com/shop.shtml.   Bauer, Trimark and Kobe sport specific athletic jackets and pants are also available for a limited time.  The order deadline for all of these items is July 26, 2020.  Don't forget to add a few Cruisers Sports accessories to your shopping cart.  In stock items include BarDown hats, toques, scarves as well as sunglasses that come with a logoed carrying case.  Customers will be contacted once their order has arrived and arrangements will be made for merchandise pick-ups.  If you have any questions, please contact the Director for your sport or Alisson Hanson directoratlarge@cruisers-sports.com.  


Success Stories

Congratulations to Jessica Lewis for winning the Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award from the Government of Bermuda at the 39th annual Sports Awards that were held on July 7th.

This past week Athletics Ontario announced that our fellow Cruiser Kyle Pettey is one of 5 athletes getting inducted into the 2020 Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame.  Learn about Kyle’s accomplishments at: athleticsontario.ca/about/ao-hall-of-fame.


We hope you all have a great week and we look forward to seeing you on July 25th at 7pm for the Athletic Awards Banquet.

Stay safe!


July 18, 2020: 2020 Virtual Athletic Awards Banquet


Hey Cruisers Family!


One week tonight, will be our 2020 Athletic Awards Banquet. For this year, we've gone virtual! Our coaches have all the winners picked out, and it's time to announce!

We can't expect you to sit in front of your computer for too long, but give us an hour, and we know you'll have a great time. Come see and congratulate the hard working Cruisers Athletes!

DATE: July 25th, 2020
WHERE: Google Meet (video chat - click the link below)
WHEN: 7:00pm

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/gui-ovxt-nsn


Cruisers Sports 2020 Athletic Awards Banquet Contests!

Post your best COVID hair style/cut and or your best Cruisers spirit outfit before Saturday, July 25th at 6:00pm (one hour before the Banquet starts), with #CruisersAwards2020 and tag us (@CruisersSports).
The most liked photos in each category will win a Tim Hortons gift card. Winners will be announced during the virtual Athletic Awards Banquet.



OSHA/Bardown SWAG

Also, one last note:
The OSHA/Bardown flashsale on Masks, Tees, and Hoodies has been extended until tomorrow! This is your last chance to get the unique swag -- www.oshafightscovid19.shopbardown.com/


July 8, 2020: Cruisers / Bardown FLASH SALE!


Hey Cruisers Family!


Ontario Sledge Hockey Association has launched a unique fundraiser, while looking to give people some unique items with our club's logo. Our club will get a small amount from the sale of these items.

The link is now live for the OSHA Bardown fundraiser. There is only 9 days to buy these time-limited items! This is your ONLY option for garment colour.

Please share to your social media and let family, friends, and all social circles know how they can support your club during this time.

LAST DAY TO ORDER IS JULY 16 at 11:59pm, AND THERE ARE NO EXTENSIONS!




Cruisers Face Mask
- $18 


Cruisers Tee
- $30


Cruisers Hoodie
- $60


www.oshafightscovid19.shopbardown.com

July 1, 2020: Alexander J. Szerenyi Award


Hey Cruisers Family!


I just want to send out a reminder that the Alexander J. Szerenyi Award deadline has been extended to July 15th!

The Alexander J. Szerenyi Award is open to members of Cruisers Sports who meet ALL of the following criteria: Individuals, who are or will be attending a Post-Secondary Educational Institution in Canada and who have a physical disability.


DON'T DELAY! GET YOUR APPLICATION IN TODAY!


DOWNLOAD: Alexander_J_Szerenyi_Award.pdf