july 2022

July 24, 2022: Your July update!!

Hello Cruisers Family!

We’ve got something HUUUUUGE coming in August! How huge? So huge that we’re going to shut our website down NEXT WEEKEND. If you need anything, please reach out to us by email.

Also, we’re looking for a couple of volunteers who would like to assist our Social Media team. If you’re interested, please reach out to Sherene at: directoratlarge@cruisers-sports.com.

23rd Annual Golf Tournament:

Our golf tournament is back! Join us on Friday, September 23rd at 1 pm for a shotgun start at the Carlisle Golf Club. Your day on the links is followed by dinner, prizes and a silent auction. Cost is $185 per golfer.


More info: www.cruisers-sports.com/events/golf.shtml

Canada Summer Games:

Congratulations to all the Cruisers who are heading to the Canada Games being held in August in Niagara! While the games run from August 7th to 21st, athletics competitions run from the 16th to 20th.

Representing the Cruisers are:

Wheelchair Racing: Rosie Long, Tai Young, Shay Parreira

Para Throws: Joanne Lee, Ryan Bennett, Laura Calovini

Commonwealth Games:

Congratulations to Nandini Sharma on being selected to represent Team Canada at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the women's T53/54 1500m! The women’s T53/54 heats are scheduled for the morning session of Tuesday, August 2nd with the finals in the evening session of August 4th.

Wheelchair basketball is also making its debut at the Commonwealth Games this year with a 3x3 tournament format. Congratulations to Tamara Steeves on being selected to represent Canada in this new and exciting addition to the Games!

The 2022 Commonwealth Games are happening in Birmingham, UK from July 27th - August 7th and can be watched live on CBC Sports. Cruisers can’t wait to cheer you both on Nandini and Tamara! Check out our social media accounts for where/when to watch in the coming days.

HELP WANTED! Deadline Extended! Director of Registration:

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic person to fill the recently vacated position of Director of Registration until our next election occurs in early 2023. Unfortunately, Jenn Simpson has had to step down from the role, and we are sad to see her go.

Expressions of interest should be sent to president@cruisers-sports.com before August 10th.

DIRECTOR OF REGISTRATION – The Director of Registration shall be responsible for ensuring that full and accurate registration documentation and personal records are kept current and in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the privacy act. All registration monies are collected and duly noted and turned over to the Treasurer in a timely fashion. The registrar is responsible for assisting and enforcing Cruiser members to register to their Personal Sports Organization (PSO) when annual memberships become due. If the Director of Registration is unable to attend a meeting, the Director of Registration will provide a written report for the Board of Directors. The Director of Registration shall also perform other duties as may from time to time be determined by the Board.

This is a great opportunity to support your club!

Alexander J. Szerenyi Award Winner:

If you missed the announcement, congratulations to Alysa Morgan, this year’s winner!


No, this one is short, scroll up and read (but don’t forget that our website will be temporarily shut down this coming weekend)! Stay safe and have fun!!

July 16, 2022: Alexander J. Szerenyi Award Winner

And the winner is...

On behalf of Alex and the Cruisers' Board of Directors, I am excited to announce that this year's Alexander J. Szerenyi Award winner is Alysa Morgan!!!

Alysa is a member of our Wheelchair Basketball program and has been accepted to the University of Guelph’s Honours Bachelor of Criminal Justice & Policy this fall. The first step on her journey to become a Human Rights lawyer.

Congratulations Alysa!!

July 7, 2022: This is an incredible opportunity!

Hey Cruisers Family!

This one is for the ladies!
We've been asked to share the word about Jumpstart’s new FREE program, Play to Lead. Play to Lead will bring together female-identifying athletes and their coaches with the explicit goal of developing the next generation of sporting leaders and improving gender equity in sport. Here at Jumpstart, we know that equity and diversity result in better sport for all. That is why we have created this forum for athletes and their coaches to gather, envision and co-create an improved sporting world.



  • Self-identified girls, enrolled in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 for the 2022/23 school year
  • Must be committed to participate in the full duration of the program (October 2022 – June 2023).


  • 18 years or older
  • Actively engaged with a sport organization in a leadership capacity
  • Must be committed to participate in the full duration of the program (October 2022 – June 2023)


The time commitment for the in-person Play to Lead Summit is approximately 20 hours over two days (Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th). Athletes and Coaches will receive amazing swag, mix and mingle with professional athletes and attend top notch workshops on gender equity and leadership in sport.

Following the Summit, participants will be expected to commit to 1–1.5 hours of virtual learning each month. These online sessions will be complemented by short assignments or reflections. In total, there will be 8 sessions that will take place on our online platform over the course of the program.

Throughout the duration of the program (October 2022 – June 2023), participants will also be given the opportunity to attend optional, fun social activities in person!

After two long years of very few opportunities, please help Jumpstart bring Play to Lead life by inviting young women and their coaches to apply to this FREE gender equity and sport leadership program.

The program will not disappoint – so APPLY TODAY to ensure you don’t miss the July 15th, 2022 application deadline https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/play-to-lead

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