Dear WHC Parents and athletes,
This week, practices are open.
Safety/Parking Spots: We are asking that the parking spots that are located closest to the main gym doors be left open and available for our coaches. Some of our coaches come in to coach a later team, and usually are the last to leave the gym, and unfortunately, have been having to park quite a distance from the entrance. Due to safety, it is better if they are able to park closer, rather than having to cross the entire parking lot very late at night. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
Missing items: WHC is not responsible for lost or missing items. Please ensure you leave the facility with all your items including jackets, sweaters, socks, sneakers, pants, etc. Many of our athletes dress in layers and items are often left behind. If you would like a locker, please contact Sasha or Aimee (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Recent Event Recognition:
Spryfield Santa Claus Parade: Thanks to Caren Yeomans and everyone who helped organize and decorate our amazing float from Caper Scaffolding! We had a wonderful presence in the parade. My family watches the Spryfield parade every year and we were so excited to see so many WHC cheerleaders once again! Plus, we won, “Best Walking Group!” Congrats to all. Pictures below!
Christmas Daddies: WHC had a wonderful showing at Christmas Daddies this weekend! The club raised $410 in a very short period of time! We had several of our athletes make an appearance, representing almost all the ages and teams in our club. Pictures below!
Breakfast at Kingswood Elementary: We also had a lovely group of WHC athletes volunteer their time at the Kingswood Elementary school breakfast with Santa Claus! Way to represent WHC ladies! Pictures below!
Movember: Thanks to everyone who raised awareness for the Movember campaign and took some pictures that were posted on Social Media. WHC donated $100 to Movember Halifax! Thanks everyone.
ADORE: will be having an extra practice to make up for absences due to Christmas Concerts on Sunday, December 13 from 10 am – 12 pm. If you cannot attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
Christmas Break: Our last practices prior to Christmas Break will be on Sunday, December 20th. We will be open for Practices again starting Monday, January 4, 2015.
Current Charity/Social events:
Barbie Drive: We are aiming to collect 5 Barbies per team. These go to Audrey’s Barbies. This a charity for a little girl that was from the Tantallon area who passed away at the Old Orchard Inn a couple of years ago. Her parents collect Barbies at Christmas time and they donate them all to the IWK. The deadline for this is December 18, 2015.
Team Gift Bags: We have a bag for each team and a theme for that bag. Each team can donate toys for the specific gender/age and we will donate it to the Cineplex Toy Drive on December 11, 2015. If you’re unsure about what to donate for your team, please ask your team mom.
We realize that we have several charities happening at once, so if bringing in both a Barbie and a toy is too much, just one or the other is still immensely appreciated.
WHC Annual Skating Party: WHC is hosting our annual skating party at the Tantallon Rink – December 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm. We are asking everyone to bring a food drive item to donate to Feed NS. We will be serving hot chocolate and Timbits. We will also have a special surprise for our CIT’s at the skating party!!
Home Mats for sale: We will receive our shipment of 4×6 mats that roll up in another week or so (latest estimate from company). These are the same as the ones we practice on in the gym, just shorter. Please let us know if you’d like one. They are $175. A perfect Christmas gift!
Gift Certificates: WHC also sells gift certificates! See your Team Mom in the office if you’re interested.
The auction has closed! Amy Diction sent out a reminder email this morning regarding the next steps. Some great products were sold, and all the athletes that participated were able to make some money for their fees. Great work Fundraising Committee!
WHC Showcase- WHC’s 2nd Annual Showcase will be held at JL Ilsley High School on January 23, 2016 from 4-7 pm. We have the cafeteria as well so we can have refreshments. The showcase is an important annual event where all WHC teams showcase their routine for all other WHC teams prior to our first competition. This helps prepare all the athletes for competition and is a great way to show families and athletes all of WHC routines (without being at a full all-day competition). This is hugely successful in helping get the performance “jitters” out for our athletes. The showcase is mandatory.
Erica, Jana & Ashley