I hope everyone is having a great summer, enjoying some vacation activities as you’re able to! It’s now less than a month to go until the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics and our coaches and athletes have been hard at work preparing all summer for the opportunity to represent Canada (and Bermuda, too)!
Make sure you check out our scavenger hunt which is underway! You can still join the fun now and participate in weekly challenges until the beginning of September! Everyone will have a chance to win some great prizes! Special thanks to our scavenger hunt sponsor Gluckstein Lawyers, and to all our special prize donors. www.cruisers-sports.com/scavengerhunt
On behalf of Alex and the Cruisers Board, congratulations to Ian Steadman, winner of the 2021 scholarship! Good luck in your academic adventures!
Thank you to all the applicants who applied to the Scholarship. It’s great to see all the interest in this incredible opportunity. And thanks to Alex for your continued support of Cruisers athletes.
Our Cruisers High Performance Athletics athletes have been busy these past two months in their pursuit of being selected for the Tokyo Paralympics. In the seated throws, Tiffany Gaudette broke her Canadian Record in the women’s F56 Seated Shot Put and twice in the F56 Seated Discus. In the ambulatory throws, Laura Calovini set two personal bests in the women’s F37 Shot Put and Discus event. Over the span of a week Renee Foessel not only broke the Canadian Record for the women’s F38 shot put, but broke the WORLD RECORD twice in discus and is now the official Women’s F38 Discus World Record Holder.
On the track, our wheelchair racing athletes have also been working hard with Nandini Sharma setting multiple personal bests in the women’s T54 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, AND 1500m. Isaiah Christophe is also aiming to do a full sweep of personal bests as well at the end of this month, having already PB’d in the men’s T54 100m, 400m, 800m and 1500m this past month with one more shot at the 200m. Jessica Lewis returned from Bermuda and lit up the track in Quebec City, breaking the 1 minute mark for the first time in her T53 400m for a new personal best. Rounding off the track performances, Austin Smeenk broke his Canadian Record in the men’s T34 200m, as well as twice in the 100m. This 100m performance currently ranks him #2 in the world.
Collectively this season, these athletes have achieved personal bests 32 times, broken Canadian Records 11 times, unofficially set 8 Americas Records and 1 World Record, and officially set 1 Americas Record and 1 World Record. What a season it has been and congrats to these athletes on their amazing performances so far!
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
The 2021 BSFD will be August 28th. Shawn will be in touch with more information!
Joe Dobson has been our treasurer for a couple years now, and has done a fantastic job. But Joe has decided it’s time to pass the torch along. The Board is starting the process of looking for a new treasurer. Joe is more than willing to help show somebody the ropes so they are not overwhelmed. If you’re interested in learning more about the role, reach out to us, and we will give you more information!
Well, that’s it for another month – take some time to cheer on Canada’s Olympians!
GO CANADA GO!
Cruisers Sports invites you and your family to join us for our first ever virtual Summer Scavenger Hunt! All ages are welcome to participate in this easy summer game filled with lots of fun and laughs!
Weekly challenges will be posted each Monday, starting July 12th for a total of eight weeks. Participants are encouraged to complete the challenges by the following Sunday, and will earn bonus points for doing so. However, all responses will be accepted throughout the summer so participants will be able to complete the challenge anytime and still have a chance to earn points.
There will be a variety of challenges that will appeal to all ages including posting images and videos of found items or completed tasks, guessing games, search and find activities, riddles and so much more!
Scavenger Hunt rankings will be posted weekly, as participants work to earn their chance at some amazing prizes! Final posts will be accepted until Sunday, September 5th and winners will be announced shortly after.
The Cruisers Sports Summer Scavenger Hunt is being hosted on Discord, a free community platform. A private server has been created that participants can join now to get familiar with, and prepare for Week #1 Challenges that will be posted on July 12th. Follow the easy steps below to join now and be prepared for a summer of fun and excitement!
Step 1: Join the Cruisers Sports Summer Scavenger Hunt on Discord!
Just go to: www.cruisers-sports.com/scavengerhunt -- don't have a Discord account? No worries! Setting up an account is easy!
Step 2: Participate from your phone, tablet, or computer and watch for weekly posts each Monday. Complete the weekly challenges and be prepared to have some fun!
Step 3: Check the weekly leaderboard to see who's in the lead!
If you have any questions about the Summer Scavenger Hunt and how to get connected email Nicolle Guillen at email@example.com.
See you in the hunt!
Jigsaw Casting is seeking a child with a physical disability who uses a wheelchair, a child who is blind or partially sighted and a child who is deaf or HOH for a Telecom Campaign in Toronto!
Casting kids ages 6 - 13 for the following roles:
More info: https://telecomkids.castingcrane.com/
Jigsaw Casting is seeking a Female Photographer with a Caitlin Cronenberg look, Male Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh look and Individuals with a visible disability for a Communications Campaign in Toronto!
Looking for the following roles:
The planning committee has decided to postpone our virtual wrap up, originally scheduled for July 10th, until the fall. We are hopeful that by fall, local and provincial guidelines will allow us to host an in person event to welcome everyone back to sport.
On July 10th we will be announcing our scholarship winner so watch out for that, as well as details on the upcoming Beacham Summer Fun Day, and the annual Cruisers Sports Golf Tournament.
For now, we want to wish you a happy, healthy, and relaxing summer, and best of luck to all the Cruisers who are training and competing over the next few months!