The Bear Facts: April 26, 2019

Brea Elford
Apr 25, 2019

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THE BEAR FACTS

Welcome to the twenty-seventh issue of The Bear Facts: a weekly source for all things Keyano! 

In this issue you will find:

1. The Bear Essentials:
  • Upcoming Events
  • Participation Points Reconciliation
  • Intro to Swimming Officiating Clinic - May 08, 2019
  • 3$ t-shirt sale! - May 01, 2019 
2. Club News
  • Bronze session 3 schedule
  • Bear Cubs Series
  • Hockey Playoffs in Edmonton! : Oil Kings tickets available
  • Updated policies added to the website 
  • Edmonton Keyano Photo Day: recap and orders
3. Club Fundraising
  • 2019 Swim-a-thon
  • 2019 Edmonton Keyano Raffle
4. Upcoming Events:
  • EKI Junior Session (formally Bearfest)
  • EKI
  • Silvertide Silver Cup
5. Bear Birthdays!

Note: The newsletters are posted in the News section on the homepage, should you ever need to revisit them or see a record of our communications!

Thank you for reading. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Keyano office. 

Go Bears!

The Bear Essentials

Upcoming events:
 

Date: Event: Location Groups
May 01 Session 3: Bear Cubs Race Series #1 Edmonton (Kinsmen) Bronze, Silver
May 11-12 EKI Junior Session (formally Bearfest) Edmonton (Kinsmen) Bronze, Silver
May 10-12 EKI Edmonton (Kinsmen) G, Prov, YD, JC, Nat
May 15 Keyano Swim-a-thon Edmonton (Kinsmen) All groups
May 23-26 Mel Zajac International Vancouver National, JC
May 24-26 Silver Cup Edmonton (Kinsmen) Silver, Gold, Prov., YD, JC

*More information on upcoming events found online.

Participation Points Reconciliation

With EKI (our last hosted meet!) just around the corner, we've posted another Participation Points Reconciliation on the website, current as of April 26, 2019. Committee points are pending approval from board members, and will be added to your account as soon as possible. If you are short participation points for the season, make sure to sign up for some shifts at EKI (the job sign up for EKI is coming soon; you will be notified when you're able to sign up for shifts.)

You can find the reconciliation on the website under 'Parents'---> 'Participation Points Information.' If you notice any discrepancies, please contact the office at opsmanager@eksc.com.  

Intro to Swimming Officiating Clinic! 

We will be hosting an officiating clinic on Wedesday May 08, 2019 at 5:00pm-6:15pm in the Lecture Room on the Kinsmen pool deck (the room next to the Keyano office.) This is for new timers who have not yet taken the course. If you would like to be a timer at EKI (our last hosted meet of the season!) and have not yet taking the timing course, this is your chance!

3$ t-shirt sale! 

We will be having a $3 t-shirt sale with all remaining Keyano shirts from this season.  It will be this Wednesday, May 01, 2019 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. Since the Bear Cubs Series is also on Wednesday, we will need to wrap up the sales by 5:00pm to make way for all the swimmers!

 
It's a hard day at the office for our Keyano coaches! 

Club News

Bronze Session 3 – Schedule 

 
Here are the Key Dates for Session 3:
 
Confederation Meadows Royal Glenora Terwillegar
 
First Practice:
Last Practice:

 
 
Mon Apr 8
Wed Jun 19

 
 
Tue Apr 9
Wed Jun 19

 
 
Mon Apr 8
Wed Jun 19

 
 
Wed Apr 9
Wed Jun 19

 
 
Omit Dates:
 
Fri Apr 19
Mon May 20

 
 
Fri Apr 19
Tue May 21

 
 
Fri Apr 19
Mon May 20

 
 
Fri Apr 19
Sun Apr 21

 
 

 



Bear Cubs Series (May-June series)

The next Bear Cubs race series is coming up next week!! 
For those who are new to the Bear Cubs Series of Race Nights, this takes place about once a month on a regular Wednesday evening. This is for all Bronze and Silver swimmers, in lieu of their usual practice. There is no sign-up required and no cost; just show up like its a special practice - because that's what it is :)
Our aim is to get our youngest kids so used to racing each other that they have a leg up on the competition when they get to larger invitational swim meets. We teach all of the important skills and rules of swim competitions without the stress of dozens of officials and other teams to distract us. Best of all, everyone who finishes their races gets a ribbon with their official time recorded on the back as a special keepsake. 
The final 3 Bear Cubs Series Race Nights are coming up:
  - Wednesday, May 1st from 4:45-6:30pm (racing starts at 5:30pm)
      This will be a series of Freestyle races with a focus on legal and fast starts
  - Wednesday, May 29 from 4:45-6:30pm (racing starts at 5:30pm)
      This will be a series of Non-Freestyle races, again legal and fast starts and strokes
  - Wednesday, June 19 from 4:15-6:30pm (racing starts at 5:00pm)
      This will be a Club Champs event, with sanctioned times and lots of team cheers
      A BBQ and team awards will follow from 6:45-7:30pm in the field next to the Bear Park
Please note, there is a lot of planning that goes into getting all of the kids into Heats and Lanes in little more than 30 minutes from seeing their smiling faces. It is very important to be on time for us to include your swimmer in the heat sheet for Bear Cubs Race Night. We will include everyone who is on deck 15 min prior to race start, and will do our best to include swimmers who arrive late (this will stress your swimmer, so please do everything you can to arrive on time).
We hope to see all Silver and Bronze swimmers again at our Bear Cubs Series!
 

Hockey Playoffs in Edmonton!! - Oil Kings tickets available!


The Oil Kings have moved on to the WHL Eastern Conference Finals. The remaining games in Edmonton (for this series) are: 

Game 6: Sun Apr 28 - 2:00pm MT

Follow this link and use the discount code SWIM to get your tickets for $18 instead of $29. 

There are good seats while they last, you can even choose blue-line seats in the lower bowl. Have a great time with your family at the game :)
 

Updated policies added to the website


The following policies / procedures have been added to the Parents > Club Documents section of the EKSC website:

- Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
- Resolution of Disputes and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Resolution of Disputes and Complaints - Summary Steps

Many months have gone into aligning these policies and procedures with the most current and recommended information from Swimming Canada and Swim Alberta, most notably the Dare to Care Program. 

 



Edmonton Keyano Photo Day: Recap


Thank you to everyone who came out for Keyano's photo day! The whole day ran smoothly, and we had a great turnout. 

The photographers will include an online code with your photos, where you can purchase any additional photos or swag items you want. 
 

Club Fundraising

2019 Swim-A-Thon

Hello Bears!
 

Congratulations Bears! 

So far we have raised over $5000, 25% of our goal! 53 swimmers are signed up and 35 swimmers have raised money so far. 

The winner of the Speedo back pack is Bella Hickson! Contact the office to claim your prize.

Remember, you have until May 13 to continue fundraising. I would love to see 100 swimmers signed up. If each swimmer raises $50, we would be half way to our goal.

Every donation of $10 earns one entry into the draw, which has a grand prize of a $500 West Jet gift card. 

If the club raises $10000 keyano will purchase $300 in prizes for all the kids who participated, but if we raise $20000, keyano will purchase $800 in prizes.

Good luck and have fun fundraising!



We are still accepting prizes. We are also looking for a company or individual that would be interested in donating any amount to any charity of their choice if the kids manage to swim 500000m on the day of swimathon. Contact Tanya Lastovka at knedlik@telus.net if you are able to donate.

Swim-A-Thon:

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 

Where: Kinsmen Sports Centre

Fundraising Goal: $20,000.00

(Fundraising End Date): May 13, 2019

2019 Edmonton Keyano Raffle

Edmonton Keyano 50/50 Raffle
Over $9,000 possible in prizes!!
All fundraising goes towards your fundraising commitment!!
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club is holding a 50/50 raffle in conjunction with the Edmonton Keyano International (EKI) Swim Meet,  with the draw being held on  the final evening of the swim meet on Sunday, May 12  th .   We need your help to make this raffle a success.  
Ticket sales will go toward helping Keyano families meet their fundraising commitments (50% will go to prizes and 50% will go to family fundraising commitments).  If families sell beyond their annual fundraising commitment, all further sales can be applied to your Edmonton Keyano account as Account Credit equal to 40% of those further sales.  
Tickets are on sale now! 
How it works...
Raffle Chairperson: Murray Baldwin (call or text 780-860-8923)
Selling Tickets: Families need only sign-out a pack of tickets from the raffle chairperson to begin selling tickets ($5 each). $2.50 per ticket sold from your pack(s) will be credited to your fundraising commitment. 
Eligibility to buy Tickets: You can sell to anyone over the age of 18, including club members. The sale must take place in Alberta (you may sell to someone from outside the province or country as long as the sale takes place in Alberta). Be sure not to write the name of anyone under the age of 18 on a ticket, as this will make the ticket un-claimable under AGLC rules. Our full raffle policy is on the EKSC website.
When/How to get tickets:  Tickets will be available starting Saturday, April 6  at the Kinsmen Sport Centre during regular practice time from 7:00-9:30am, and will also be easily picked up during the Western Canadian Championships held at the Kinsmen Sport Centre next Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14. 
To pick up tickets or for any other questions, you can contact Murray Baldwin by call or text at 780-860-8923.

Upcoming Events

What:  
EKI (Junior Session)
When:
May 11-12, 2019
Where:  Kinsmen Sport Center,9100 Walterdale Hill
Entry Fees: $14 per event
Signup Deadline       passed
Cancellation Deadline: passed
Policy: In order to attend, you must sign-up online under the Events tab at www.eksc.com
Contact Coach:

Desmond Lam – headagegroupcoach@eksc.com

Competition Website:
www.eksc.com
Event Schedule:

Sat

Sun

100 Fly
50 Br
100 Free
50 Back
200 IM
100 Br
50 Free
100 Back
50 fly
200 free time trial

Warmup 11:30am

Warmup

11:30am

Eligible Swimmers:
Silver Group
Bronze Group


 


 
What:
EKI
When:
May 10-12, 2019
Where:  Kinsmen Sport Center,9100 Walterdale Hill
Entry Fees: $14 per event
Signup Deadline passed
Cancellation Deadline: passed
Policy: In order to attend, you must sign-up online under the Events tab at www.eksc.com
Contact Coach:

Desmond Lam – headagegroupcoach@eksc.com

Competition Website:
www.eksc.com
Event Schedule:

Fri

Sat

Sun

200IM
50 Br
100 Fly
100 Br
50 Back
800 Free
200 Fly
50 Free
200 Br
100 Back
400 Free
200 Free
50 Fly
200 Back
100 Free
400IM

Warmup Heats: 8:30am

Finals 4pm

Warmup heats: 8:30am

Finals 4pm

Warmup heats: 8:30am

Finals 4pm

Eligible Swimmers:
Gold Group
Provincial group
Youth Development Group
Junior Championship Group
Inational Group
 


 
 
 
What:
Silvertide Silver Cup
When:
May 25-26, 2019
Where:  Kinsmen Sport Center,9100 Walterdale Hill
Entry Fees: $11.50 per event
Signup Deadline passed
Cancellation Deadline: May 8, 2019
Policy: In order to attend, you must sign-up online under the Events tab at www.eksc.com
Contact Coach:

Desmond Lam – headagegroupcoach@eksc.com

Competition Website:
www.eksc.com
Event Schedule:

Sat

Sun

100 Fr
50 Br
100 Back
50 Fly
200 Fr
200 IM
50 Free
100 Fly
50 back
100 Breast
400 Free

Warmup 11am

Warmup

8:30am
Eligible Swimmers:
Silver Group
Bronze Group
Gold Group
Youth Development
Provincial
Junior Championship
 
 
 
 
 
 

Click here to sign up for events!: 

EVENTS

Bear Birthdays!


 

Emma Finlin
Aswath Govind
Aarya Kattal
Shayne Bowie
Garrett Brendzan
Olivia Brendzan

 


 
     




 
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