News
May 7, 2020 - YKPBSC Head Coach Update and Fundraising Opportunity
Good Evening Polar Bear families. I hope that you are all keeping healthy and strong in both mind and body. I know my family was sure glad to see the sun come out and make itself known in the last we...
Apr 7, 2020 - YKPBSC Head Coach Update SILVER
Good Evening Silver Parents, I wanted to let you know that Coach Viktor and I have been thinking of your swimmers. I am sure that they are all feeling a bit grumpy and testy as they have to set up a n...
Apr 7, 2020 - YKPBSC Head Coach Update BRONZE
Good Evening Bronze Parents, I wanted to let you know that Coach Gina and I have been thinking of your swimmers. We are askiing you to remind your swimmers of how much core strength they have gained t...
Apr 7, 2020 - YKPBSC Head Coach Update
Good Evening Polar Bears and Polar Bear Parents, I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy at home during these difficult times. For the first time in 10 years, my laundry room and mini-van don...
Apr 7, 2020 - YKPBSC Head Coach Update CUBS
Good Evening Cubs Parents, I wanted to let you know that Coach Kirsty and I have been thinking of your swimmers. We are askiing you to remind your swimmers of how much core strength they had gained ...
Feb 23, 2020 - Monday Fun Day swimming plan
Monday, Feb. 24 will be a Monday Fun Day at the pool. We'll have a free swim from roughly 4-6 pm, with pizza for everyone at 5. Dolphins I (normally not swimming Monday) are very welcome to join! Thi...
Feb 22, 2020 - Swim meet starts at noon today
Swimmers in today's meet should be at the pool for warmup at noon. Arrive having eaten and bring snacks! The meet starts again at 7 am Sunday. Swimmers should arrive at 6 for the warmup. Sara
Feb 21, 2020 - Job sign up online until midnight tonight
Good news everyone! The officials signup for this weekend's meet is open until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (and not last night as I incorrectly said in my past notes). You can go to the website right now and si...
Feb 20, 2020 - Timers needed this weekend!
If your child is swimming this weekend, PLEASE sign up to help out as a timekeeper. We need 9 timekeepers on Friday, 6 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. If you are planning to be there and sign up at the...
Feb 20, 2020 - Last Bingo, deadline for swim meet official signup
The last bingo of the year is Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Tree of Peace from 4-10pm. This is the same weekend as the territorial swim meet so we strongly encourage parents of younger swimmers who won't ...
Feb 17, 2020 - Last BINGO opportunity this season
Hello everyone! Hard to believe there are only a few months left in the season! This Saturday (yes, the same Saturday as the territorial swim meet) we will be holding a bingo at the Tree of Peace fr...
Feb 14, 2020 - NWT swim meet, change room rules, Bingo
Jan 22, 2020 - Polar pups, swimsuit order
Two quick things: Polar Pups resumes Feb. 3. (And not today as previously planned. We want to make sure our coaches are free and not tied up with writing exams.) The program will run M/W/F for the who...
Jan 13, 2020 - Junior Frostbite this weekend - more details
The annual Junior Frostbite camp runs this weekend. This is a developmental camp made up of long, instructional swim sessions focused on the fundamentals of each stroke. The camp is for Cubs, Sharks a...
Jan 9, 2020 - Raffle winner!
Congratulations to Michel Houle (ticket #4875) who won $11,570 from this year's YPBSC Dec. 13 50/50 raffle draw. And way to go Oscar Mifflin, the swimmer who sold the winning ticket! The club was able...
Dec 21, 2019 - Bingo opportunities Saturday, Dec. 28
Our last Bingo opportunity of the year is Saturday, Dec. 28. If you're available to work a shift from 4ish-7 or 7-10ish please contact Renée directly at rlelievre@theedge.ca. Thank you for supporting ...
Dec 16, 2019 - Pop-up store deliveries WEDNESDAY
Update: we'll have the good ordered via the pop-up store delived to the pool on Wednesday Dec. 18 (NOT Monday). Jenna Scarfe will be handing things out. She can do this discreetly for you if necessar...
Dec 15, 2019 - Schedule this week, raffler winner, JP Fiset and more...
Reminder: all swimmers are invited to the pool at 4 on Monday and Wednesday for fun and games! We?ll have pizza on Wednesday; please pick-up your kids by 6:30 pm. Details: Swidditch Monday Broomstick...
Dec 9, 2019 - NAIG, Swidditch, Santa and Xmas schedule
NAIG 2020 The 2020 North American Indigenous Games take place in Halifax from July 12-18. Any swimmers who would like to participate need to present a letter of intent to NWT Swimming and proof of ind...
Dec 5, 2019 - Grocery bagging Saturday, Dec. 7
One more thing: We have room for grocery baggers this Saturday, from 2-6, at the co-op. Baggers can also take turns selling raffle tickets at a table. Reach Ebony to sign up: ebere455@gmail.com or 86...
Dec 5, 2019 - Splash-a-thon, raffle, bingo
Splash-a-thon this weekend! The splash-a-thon runs this Friday from 4 to 6:25 pm for Sharks, Belugas and Dolphins. Swimmers, show up ready to swim as far as you can. Counters (that is, people countin...
Dec 2, 2019 - Candy and pride at the Candy Cane classic!
For the second year in a row, our club sent swimmers to Edmonton to swim in the Candy Cane Classic at the Kinsmen Sport Centre in Edmonton. Twelves swimmers, ages 9 to 14, took part this year. Mina Lo...
Nov 22, 2019 - Dec. 7 grocery bagging spots
We have spots open between 2 and 6 pm for Co-op grocery bagging Saturday, Dec. 7. If you're already on this list, please confirm your attendance with Ebony: ebere455@gmail.com, 445-4835. Grocery bagg...
Nov 21, 2019 - More raffle ticket sales; officials needed
Nov 19, 2019 - Meet officials needed, Swim-a-thon info, etc.
Snow meet officials needed The Snow Meet takes place this weekend. This is a quick time trial for Sharks and above (i.e., no medals or anything; kids are just qualifying for future events). Talk to yo...
Nov 18, 2019 - 50/50 Tickets
The Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club is selling 50/50 tickets this season. There are 5,000 tickets printed at $5.00 each, for the opportunity to win $12,500 if all tickets are sold. Last year the winn...
Nov 17, 2019 - Reminder: Purdy's deadline is tomorrow
A friendly reminder that all Purdys choc orders and payments must be entered online by the end of Nov. 18. Orders that are not paid for will not be processed. Thank you. Questions? Contact Lea @ lba...
Nov 15, 2019 - Swim news: raffle options, swim cancellations
Hi folks, I'm going to try to put together once-a-week newsletters every Friday morning to cut down on all this email. If you have news to share to the club, please send it to me by Thursday, saramin...
Oct 14, 2019 - Grocery bagging Oct. 26, Dec. 7
Ebony Duru is organizing fundraising grocery bagging at the Co-op on Oct. 26 and Dec. 7. Volunteers will count part of the proceeds towards their fundraising obligations. Ebony needs at least three a...
Oct 13, 2019 - Handy dates for this year's swim season
I've just posted a list of handy dates to the website on the Season Schedule page under "Swimmer's Info." Here they are for quick reference. If you don't know what any of this stuff means, don't worr...
Sep 19, 2019 - Grocery bagging coordinator needed
Our swim season starts next week and though the board is in place, we are still without a fundraising coordinator. Please let one of our current board members know if you're willing to take that on. ...
Jun 18, 2019 - New swim club board
A new board was elected at the annual general meeting June 16. The majority of elected officers are returning members. For example, Ebony Duru spent nine years (!!) as club treasure and is now our vi...