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Do you have an event, or posting that you would like to share with your team.  Fill out the form, and the posting will be reviewed to ensure appropriateness. Once approved your posting will be posted to this page.  Postings will remain on the board until the event is over or until the end of the season.

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Member Name Mackenzie Faulkner
Email mackswimming@gmail.com
What type of posting Other (Specify below)
Other Race Suit for Sale
Additional Details To Be Posted A female Arena Racing Power Skin Carbon Flex brand new with the tags in the colour dark grey-red-black. Size 24. Asking for $400.00  

 
Member Name Tina Solem
Email tasselstine@yahoo.com
What type of posting Lost & Found
Date of Event 05-13-2018
Time of Event 12:00 PM
Additional Details To Be Posted Someone mistakenly took Jonah Solem’s Trojans black sweat pants & Tshirt from Sunday morning TopCup SC session. The tshirt has no name on sleeve but written in tag. Please check to see if your child took these items by accident. Thank you

  • Ashley's Angels
  • sherrie@AshleysAngels.ca
  • Event
  •  Monday, June 18, 2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • On Monday, July 18th, 2018 we invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Ashley's Angels, a fundraising initiative for the Transplant Centre at SickKids Hospital.  Guests will include Barrie’s business leaders and young professionals coming together to raise awareness for organa and tissue donation and funds for the transplant research, education and innovation.  The day will feature VIP treatment with an exclusive golfing experience at The Club Bond Head.  This is one of the most sought after golf tournaments in Barrie. 

    Meet Ashley: 
    Ashley was a very healthy two-year-old when she suddenly became jaundiced (yellow).  She was brought to SickKids and, after a number of tests, Ashley was diagnosed with Pediatric Acute Liver Failure, a rare and frequently fatal diagnosis in children.  Ashley’s condition deteriorated rapidly and she was prioritized on the National Transplant List to receive a new liver.  In Canada, wait times for an available deceased organ can be very lengthy, however with Ashley’s failing health she did not have time to wait.  Fortunately, liver transplantation with a living donor organ is an option in Toronto.  Ashley’s Aunt Cheryl was determined to a perfect candidate to donate a portion of her liver for Ashley to undergo a life-saving liver transplant – before it was too late.  Because of this precious gift of life, Ashley is now thriving eleven-year-old who amazes everyone she meets.   

    Ashley has been a swimmer with BTSC since September 2013, and in the Swim Skills Program for an additional 2 years.  She is also a kid that has fought, and continues to fight, for a healthy life since her liver transplant in January 2009.  With the help of BTSC she has qualified to swim on behalf of Canada at the 2019 World Transplant Games in the UK.  Her current seed times make her a fierce competitor at the games, with her 50 fly time faster then the current world record for her age group.  It would be great to see an athlete from Canada, and the BTSC, break a world transplant record in swimming!! 

    Ashley’s Angels was established in 2009 following Ashley’s liver transplant at SickKids Hospital.  Our mission is two-fold: 
    1. Raise funds in support of transplant research, education and innovation targeted at enhancing both the quantity and quality of live years restored by transplantation; and 
    2. Raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. 

    Funds from the golf tournament will go towards: 
    • Ideal Outcomes Research Program at The Hospital for Sick Children is reviewing 877 pediatric liver transplant recipients in a North American research database to determine if an ideal outcome at 3 years after transplant could be predicted from available patient characteristics, biochemical markers, and clinical events diagnosed at 1 year.  This research project is also developing patient profiles to help clinical teams in North America identify and accurately intervene with earliest targeted strategies, and 
    • HSOI – High School Outreach Initiative – this is a University of Toronto Transplant Institute (TTI) initiative to increase awareness about the life-saving contributions of organ donation in the province of Ontario to students in the Public and Catholic District School Boards. 

    We are looking for local businesses to partner with us as a monetary or in-kind sponsor.  For all interested monetary sponsors, please refer to our sponsorship package.  All prize and silent auction donations will be displayed with a business card or brochure from your business. 

    For more information on sponsorships, or to register a foursome, please contact sherrie@AshleysAngels.ca, or call (705) 440-7077.


 

  • Angela Weeks
  • jaweeks@rogers.com
  • Social
  •  Friday, June 01, 2018
  • Hello Trojan Families! 
    I wanted to let everyone know that I have set up a group rate for the LC regional in Sudbury at Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn.  When calling to book tell them you are booking under the team block TRO Trojans Swim Club.  The rate for Homewood suites is $149 and includes a king bed with pullout couch and kitchenette and also includes breakfast.  The Hampton Inn rate is $136 and is two queen beds no kitchenette but does include breakfast as well.  I believe we had 15 rooms available at The Hampton and 25 rooms at Homewood Suites.  The block of rooms are available to book up to May 1st, after that the block will be removed and the special rates will no longer be available.  If you have any questions please contact me at jaweeks@rogers.com 
    Regards, 
    Angela Weeks

 


BTSC Member: Mikayla McDermott

Email info@orokidsrun.com
What type of posting Event
Other Oro-Medonte Kids Run
Date of Event 05-05-2018
Time of Event 8:00 AM

Hi Trojan Families,

My name is Mikayla McDermott and I am part of the Provincial Black group. I am currently part of a change agent project through my school in Shanty Bay. To affect change, I am organizing an Oro-Medonte Kids Run @ Burl's Creek Event Grounds on May 5th, 2018.  All proceeds from event fundraising will go to RVH's Child & Youth Mental Health Program.  

We are planning for 500 participants at the event.  The run will bring kids, families, and community partners together to continue the conversation on mental health and addictions.  The event falls during Children's Mental Health Week.

This chip timed run will have two races: 2.5 km (14 & Under) and 5 km (All Ages).  For interested parties, participants can form 4 person race teams. I encourage you to find other swim team members and join us. There will be lots of great prizes.  So far prizes include trail running shoes and tickets to Canada's Wonderland.  

Hot dog, ice cream, and a drink will be included in the participant race package, along with an event t-shirt and a finisher medal.  Every participate (18&U) will get a frozen yogurt certificate from Menchie's.  Other goodies to be announced in coming weeks!

I need your help! This is a topic that effects all children one way or another.  I want to affect positive change in the community related to child and youth mental health and addictions, but I can't do this alone.  I would like you to come to my event and please help me get the word out through social media.

Here is my facebook event page: www.facebook.com/orokidsrun/ 
And twitter twitter page:
www.twitter.com/MMcDee18

To register and / or learn more about this event please visit our website @ www.orokidsrun.com.  

Mikayla McDermott