HHBF Weekly Communication - Friday, November 26th, 2021

Halton Hills Blue Fins Administrator
Halton Hills Blue Fins
HHBF Weekly Communication - Friday, November 26th, 2021

 

SANTA CLAUS PARADE PICTURES

Pictures from last Saturday’s Santa Claus Parade!  Thank you to all of the volunteers and artists that helped create our float - it looked amazing!  It was great to have so many of our swimmers and families come out to represent HHBF!  Go Blue Fins!

 

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JR BLUE AND WHITE HOME MEET IS THIS SUNDAY!

We are excited to continue on with racing this Sunday with the Juniors!  Thank you to everyone that has signed up as an official. 

 

JR BLUE  - Warm Up 7:00am-7:30am; Meet 7:30am-9:00am

JR WHITE  - Warm Up 9:15am-9:45am; Meet 9:45am-11:15am

 

TONIGHT:  Briefing for Officials of JR Blue and White Meet is .  

Please check your emails for the meeting link if you have signed up!

Officials  - Please bring your Officials cards with you to the meet.

 

Meet Sheets and Info Packages can be found in  EVENTS   on the HHBF website for viewing/printing.

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“NEW”  HEAD to HEAD Virtual Talk

 

ALL SWIMMERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE  WELCOME TO ATTEND!!!

 

Dec 1/21 - 7pm-8pm

 

To Sign up:  Go to  EVENTS>Head to Head  on the website.

 

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kkt-jtvm-mft

Phone Numbers

(*CA,)*+1 587-978-3283,

PIN: *580 415 242#,

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HHBF TOQUES!  

Toques are available for $22 each.  These are great for the cold weather that is upon us and also make great stocking stuffers!  Email Jessica -  [email protected]  to reserve yours today!

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“NEW”  IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - 

New Halton Region Vaccination Requirements

Effective November 26 th , everyone aged 12 or older will need to present proof that they are fully vaccinated in order to enter a recreation facility. This will include participants, screeners staying to watch, coaches, officials at meets or anyone else having involvement with an organized recreation and fitness activity.

 

Link to the letter:

https://www.halton.ca/getmedia/ce41b2af-f4f5-4bfd-bc2f-b3a08e273fbd/HE-LOI-intructions-organized-sports-and-rec-Nov-2-2021.aspx

 

 

TRAINING 

 

Training Schedule can be found on the website  here .

 

“NEW”  WINTER TRAINING SCHEDULE - ALL GROUPS

The training schedule for Dec 20th/21- Jan2nd/22 can be found by clicking:

 

WINTER BREAK TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

Sign up for Seniors and Juniors can be found by clicking:

 

WINTER BREAK SNR & JR SIGN-UP

 

Sign up for Juniors will open to Junior Blue from Nov 26-Dec 2 and then open to both Junior White and Blue Dec 3-19.

 

 

Equipment Reminder

As part of our COVID safety protocols, all Swimmers are to bring their own equipment to practice.  Please find links below for Equipment purchase:

Equipment page  ,  Buy, Sell, and Swap Facebook group ,  Team Aquatics  or  Splashables .

 

 

INTRO A

INTRO B

INTRO C

JR  WHITE

Nov 28 - JR Blue and White Home Meet during regular practice

Dec 3,4 - Guelph Invitational - Guelph University Pool (JR & SNR)

Dec 3 -  JR Practice Cancelled due to Guelph Meet 

Dec 9-12 - OJI Meet @ TPASC (Qualifiers Only)

Dec 10 - JR Practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

Dec 11,12 - Windsor Meet (JR & SNR)

Dec 12 - JR Practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

JR BLUE

Nov 28 - JR Blue and White Home Meet during regular practice

Dec 3,4 - Guelph Invitational - Guelph University Pool (JR & SNR)

Dec 3 -  JR Practices Cancelled due to Guelph Meet

Dec 9-12 - OJI Meet @ TPASC (Qualifiers Only)

Dec 10 - JR Practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

Dec 11,12 - Windsor Meet (JR & SNR)

Dec 12 - JR Practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

SNR WHITE

TEST SET RESULTS  

Dec 3,4 - Guelph Invitational - Guelph University Pool (JR & SNR)

Dec 3 - 4:00pm-6:30pm SNR practice cancelled due to Guelph Meet

Dec 4 - SNR Practice Cancelled due to Guelph Meet

Dec 9-12 - OJI Meet @ TPASC (Qualifiers Only)

Dec 10 - 4:00pm-6:30pm SNR practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

Dec 11,12 - Windsor Meet (JR & SNR)

Dec 11 - SNR Practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

Dec 13 - 5:30-6:30am SNR practice cancelled

SNR BLUE

TEST SET RESULTS  

Dec 3,4 - Guelph Invitational - Guelph University Pool (JR & SNR)

Dec 3 - 4:00pm-6:30pm SNR practice cancelled due to Guelph Meet

Dec 4 - SNR Practice Cancelled due to Guelph Meet

Dec 9-12 - OJI Meet @ TPASC (Qualifiers Only)

Dec 10 - 4:00pm-6:30pm SNR practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

Dec 11,12 - Windsor Meet (JR & SNR)

Dec 11 - SNR Practice cancelled due to Windsor Meet

Dec 13 - 5:30-6:30am SNR practice cancelled

MASTERS

  https://www.teamunify.com/team/canhhbf/page/programs/masters-

 

 

 

 

OFFICIALS

 

OFFICIALS CLINICS SIGN UP

Central Region will be offering Zoom Clinics for the below Officials positions.  This is a great chance to further your Officials standing within the club and to earn volunteer hours while you do so!  Being an Official at meets is an important part of helping our club and your swimmer!

 

NOTE:  You must be a registered official to attend these clinics!  Please complete your officials registration if you have not done so.

 

HHBF Club Officials Chair, Michael Zuraw will be online for the Jan 20th/21 Strokes and Turns Clinic.

 

Please let Michael  [email protected]  or Tracy,  [email protected]  know if you sign up for the clinics so volunteer points can be awarded.

 

Central Region Officials Zoom Clinics on TUESDAYS January 4, 11 and 18, 2022  

CENTRAL REGION OFFICIALS  

Zoom CLINICS

     

Tuesday 

Tuesday

     

Evening session –  

7:00 to 9:30PM

Date 

Prerequisite 

 

Limited to 

Judge of Stroke and Turn (20) 

January 4,2022 

Must have completed Intro to Swimming   –  Timekeeper clinic 

 

20 attendees

Referee Clinic(20) 

January 11,2022 

Level 2 + officials , Must have completed    4+ clinics and have on deck experience    and evaluation

 

20 attendees

Recorder Scorer Clinic (20) 

January 18,2022 

Must have completed Intro to swimming + Judge of stroke & turn clinics

 

20 attendees 

**  Pre-Register by reply email to  [email protected]  and identify which clinic you will attend , along with your Name and Club to  register for an Officials clinic.  Register before December 21, 2021 

Central Region Officials Zoom Clinics on THURSDAYS January 6, 13 and 20, 2021  

Thursday 

Thursday

     

Evening Session –  

7:00 to 9:30PM 

Date 

Prerequisite 

 

Limited to

Chief Timer Clinic(20) 

January 6,2022 

Must have completed Intro to swimming + Judge of stroke & turn clinics

 

20 attendees

Starter Clinic (20) 

January 13,2022 

Must have completed Intro to swimming + Judge of stroke & turn clinics + 2 other    clinics.  MUST have on deck experience    and evaluation

 

20 attendees

Judge of Stroke and Turn (20) 

January 20,2022 

Must have completed Intro to Swimming   –  Timekeeper clinic

 

20 attendees

**  Pre-Register by reply email to  [email protected]  and identify which clinic you will attend , along with your Name and Club to  register for an Officials clinic .  Register before December 23, 2021.

 

 

FUNDRAISING

 

POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER RECAP

Thank-you to everyone that participated in the Terra Poinsettia Fundraiser!  101 plants were ordered and $624 was raised for fundraising!  A draw was held for all participants…..and the winner is….The Geris Family!  Congrats!

 

Delivery of plants is Dec 5/21!  Pick up details to follow

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FLIPGIVE

Gift-giving Season is upon us!  Don’t forget to check Flipgive when shopping online!  It’s an easy way to earn money back towards your fundraising obligation!

 

 Download the  FlipGive app  and use code  RG7B7Y .   Team Members have banked over $1800!  Way to go Blue Fins! Great job Bouchard, Smith and McGarrell families that have already achieved (or are close to) the $200 each! 

 

For new users, FlipGive is our season-long fundraising initiative where you can earn money back towards your fundraising obligation through your everyday online store and gift card purchases. Find the full list of stores on the  FlipGive app  or join  online . Amounts raised will be put towards your 2021/2022 fundraising obligation at the end of the season.   Friends and family can join too! To have family/friends linked to your FlipGive account, or for help with setting up your own FlipGive, contact Petra at  [email protected]

 

Windsor Meet Coming Up!   Consider booking your accommodations (and gift cards for meals!) through FlipGive to get cashback towards your fundraising!

 

EVENTS & VOLUNTEERING

 

COVID SCREENING VOLUNTEERS

 

“NEW” DECEMBER SIGN UP NOW AVAILABLE

**CHANGES TO DECEMBER SIGN UP**  

Please note the following:

  • INTRO VOLUNTEERS:   The number of times families may sign up has been changed to once (1) per month to ensure as many Intro families as possible are able to see their swimmer.  Please do not sign up more than once.

  •   ALL VOLUNTEERS: As of Nov 26th/21 you will need to show proof of full vaccination and Identification along with your screening to enter and stay to watch practice.  Please show this to Town staff.

 

HHBF - Lobby Schedule 2021/2022

 

Contact  [email protected]  or  [email protected]  for any questions

 

GENERAL INFO

 

TEAM AQUATICS SHARK CARD FOR 2021/2022 NOW AVAILABLE!

This card can be used at any Team Aquatics retail store in Canada and the coupon code for the webstore.

The card offers 20% off in store and online. The discount only works on regular priced goods. Not valid during sales, on sale items, or on the custom team wear port al.

To access the card you must  login  to Team Unify and click the PARENTS tab.  You will not see it if not logged in.

Set up your TeamUnify Account for SMS Messages

Please add cell phone numbers in TeamUnify to receive important messages such as pool closures quickly by text.  Follow these instructions:  https://support.teamunify.com/en/articles/7


 

UPCOMING DATES 

Nov 28 - JR Blue and White Home Meet

Dec 3,4 - Guelph Invitational - Guelph University Pool (JR & SNR)

Dec 3 -  Practices Cancelled due to Guelph Meet: 

  • JR White, JR Blue

  • SR White, SR Blue 4:00pm-6:30pm

Dec 4 - SNR Practice Cancelled due to Guelph Meet

Dec 9-12 - OJI Meet @ TPASC (Qualifiers Only)

Dec 10 - SNR AND JR Friday afternoon practice cancelled

Dec 11,12 - Windsor Meet (JR & SNR)

Dec 11 - SNR practice cancelled

Dec 12 - JR WHT/BLUE practice cancelled

Dec 13 - SNR morning practice cancelled


WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE (DEC 20-Jan2):  See Schedule above>TRAINING

 

Dec 21 - Last day to register for Central Region Officials TUESDAY clinics

Dec 23 - Last day to register for Central Region Officials THURSDAY clinics

 

SPONSORS

Thanks to this year’s amazing sponsors!

https://www.teamunify.com/team/canhhbf/page/sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Royal Float Services

 

 

 

 

Furnace Room Brewery

http://furnaceroombrewery.ca/

For more info and products:   http://furnaceroombrewery.ca/ , their facebook page  @furnaceroombrewery  or Twitter  @furnaceroombrew !

Located at  1A Elgin St, Georgetown, and minutes away from our pool,  we are proud to have Furnace Room Brewery as a local supporter!  

Silver Sponsors

Chaston Brothers Ent.

 

D.L.P. Heavy Haul Inc.

http://www.dlpheavyhaul.com/index.html

Dufferin Construction

https://www.dufferinconstruction.com/

Canadian Maintenance & Safety

www.yoursafetysource.ca

Jim Desjardins Trucking Ltd.

Combined Hydraulics

In Kind Sponsors

Bell CT Trucking

http://www.bctsolutions.ca/index.php

Presto Auto Glass Inc  

 

 

Pita Pit Georgetown

https://pitapit.ca/locations/georgetown/