Club Aquatique
Codiac Vikings
Aquatic Club

NB Open Cup Update

Jocelyn Keech
Jan 16, 2019

This message covers many important items related to our NB Open Cup meet, so please take the time to read it all!

As many of you know, CVAC has been hosting the NB Open Cup swim meet for over 30 years.  A lot of time and effort goes in to hosting a meet of this caliber and it is very beneficial for our club to be selected as the host.  We know that many of the younger swimmers don't yet qualify for this meet, but they will.

Food

Hosting this meet comes with responsibilities for all the CVAC families.  I know it probably seems like we are asking for a lot in terms of money, material donations and time - but we can't host this meet without all of your help!  Each year, we provide food for all the officials and coaches (just like they do at every meet) but this year, because of restrictions imposed by the venue, we can no longer prepare food on site.  That's why we are asking all families for a $10 donation so that we can purchase the food that is acceptable instead of families donating food items.  We will be charging all accounts $10 to help cover this cost.  If you do not agree with this donation, please let us know!  You can send a quick email to Jocelyn (President@codiacvikingsca) and she will ensure your account does not get charged.  The committee agreed that a $10 donation is actually easier for most families than purchasing and preparing food.  Volunteers who want to help out restock and organise the food for the officials or work at the program table can sign up HERE (remember to sign into your account to get to this page).

Silent Auction Donation

We are still accepting donations for our Silent Auction - please don't worry about the dollar value of your donation(s) as there has been some auctions where a jar of homemade pickles has sold for thousands of dollars and some really expensive item were almost impossible to give away!  So exactly how much you contribute isn't what's important, but your participation is!

Donation letters in both French and English are available on the website.  Please note that any items donated after January 15 will not likely be promoted in our Meet Program because of printing deadlines, but we will do our best to include them in any other advertisements (Posters, Social Media and Printed Bid Sheets, etc.).  Also try to include a business card with each donation.

Contact Trevor 506-863-8984 (trevordouthwright@rogers.com) or Shannon at 506-878-2782 (shannonmd@rogers.com) to make arrangements for us to pick up any auction items.  

Sponsorships

We are happy to announce that we have sold the Platinum and all 6 Bronze sponsors.  We now have Gold and Silver sponsors spots remaining.  We still have until this Sunday (January 19) to try to get more sponsors to submit their ad artwork.  Please submit all confirmed sponsors and materials to sponsorship@codiacvikings.ca

Officials

We will need lots of help from officials including timers to maintain this high quality swim meet. CLICK HERE to sign up.

Qualifying Swimmers

Please do not forget to register your swimmer if they wish to attend.  Deadline is Friday, January 18.  Swimmers that only obtain their qualification time(s) at the Distance Meet this weekend will still have an opportunity to register after the deadline.

  For more information about NBOC – please click here to visit the website.  Thank you all for your help in making this meet a big success!