Splash - Your DCSC News - March 20


2017 Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club

Swim-A-Thon draw tonight!!! 5:30 pm at the Sportsplex


When is Swim-A-Thon?


Fundraiser Ends: May 15, 2017 But start fundraising today to help your squad win top prizes!


Event Date: National - April 17th, TAG - April 28th, Gold/Silver/Bronze - April 29th


What is Swim-A-Thon?


A great opportunity to share your love of swimming with your community, show off your swimming skills, have fun, win awesome prizes AND raise money for your swim club! What’s not to love?


Who is Participating?


Swimmers attempt to swim 100 laps in under an hour (Bronze, Silver and some Gold) or 200 laps in under two hours (Some gold, TAG and National).


Our Goal


Our goal is to raise $10,000 . We can do this! Get your THON on!


Funds raised through Swim-A-Thon will allow DCSC to continue to provide excellence in programming, ensure a reasonable fee structure and allow for opportunities for learning for all members of the club.


For more info on Swim-a-thon download the full package and prize details here!



NS Sportsweep: Deadline to submit tickets!


All NS Sportsweep ticket stubs must be returned to Wendy directly or to the DCSC office no later than 9:00 am Saturday March 25, 2017. Please place in an envelope with NS Sportsweep tickets written on it. I will not be able to accept ticket stubs after that date. The stubs will be delivered to Sport NS on Monday March 27. The draw will take place on April 7, 2017.


March Citrus sale


The third DCSC Citrus sale will take place now until March 27 with a delivery/pick up date of April 6th at 6pm.  Please note we have a new local supplier “Gaby’ s Fruit & Vegetables”.  He owns a very nice drive in warehouse on 299 Windmill road with a large cold room in the warehouse.  No more parking lot pick ups and he is a great supporter of local sports teams fundraisers!  You will notice the prices are better for the same fruit and we have a couple of other options,  delicious Spanish oranges and clementines.  If the pick up date of April 6th doesn’t work for you then you can arrange for a different time with him.  If you have a large order then he will delivery it to your home with no extra charge.  I think this will appeal to more parents and hopefully bring this fundraiser back to a must do fundraiser”.


The citrus sale features the same and more fruit choices as the February order: seedless California Navel Oranges, seedless Spanish Navel Oranges, Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit (same as last February), and delicious Spanish seedless Clementines.  Both Oranges are bright orange, sweet, very juicy, and most importantly easy to peel. The oranges are 72 per case, the grapefruit 40 per case and the clementines 132 per case.

The costs are: 


  • California Oranges (72 per case) - $52 per case
  • Spanish Oranges (70 per case) - $46 per case
  • Grapefruits (40 per case) - $44 per case
  • Spanish Clementine (132 per case) - $53 per case


Fundraising credits are the same at $10 per case.  


Orders are due on Monday, March 27th with delivery scheduled for Thursday, April 6th at 6pm. Please send your order to Geoff Bennett at , 902-266-6191


Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast


Saturday April 8 

9:00 am - 12:00 noon


Adults $8, Youth $4, PreSchool age free


Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre

45 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth


Come out and support the Kiwanis and enjoy some pancakes at the same time. Go with your squad after Saturday practice and be sure to wear your Crusaders gear!



Finbar’s: Team Fundraiser


Tuesday, March 28, 5pm - 10pm

635 Portland Hills Drive


Save the date for a night out on Tuesday, March 28. The Crusaders will be hosting a fundraiser at Finbar’s Portland Hills. Fifteen percent of the sales will be donated back to the Crusaders so plan for a meal out with family and friends. We will also have a small silent auction, please email Wendy at if you have any items to donate or if you can volunteer during the event.


Reminder - Let’s be Heard! Local Pool Situation


As we all know things are a bit challenging right now in the Halifax area when it comes to pool space.


Dal is currently closed, the Sportsplex is closing for over a year on May 28 and other pools often have issues, be it maintenance, or fires, this year has shown us how limited pool space is in this city.


It is time for all of us to step up and voice our concern as parents of swimmers to our local politicians at both the municipal and provincial level.


You can write your own letter, or feel free to use the template that you can download here.


Send the letter to your councilors and MLAs. You can download their contact info here (councilors) and here (MLAs)


Swimming is a life-long sport.  We need HRM council and Provincial MLAs to invest in a much-needed aquatic facility now.


Participation Points


Please remember to report your volunteer efforts to our participation points coordinator, Kelli Smith at