Welcome Sarah Barnes

This weekend Sarah Barnes joined the executive of the basketball league. Sarah has been a volunteer with us since the 2012-2013 season as a coach and referee. She brings with her a long history of basketball experience, including work with the national team, but most of all, she brings a love of the game, and a passion for working with children. Thanks for joining us Sarah!

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Fund Raising Event at Queen’s

We received this notification from Lori Bark yesterday. Lori is the mother of Tyler, a former player in our program, and he is organizing a fund raising event at the Queen’s main gym on June 6. Here is what was sent to us. As with other events of this type, I need to say that this is not a Knights of Columbus Basketball League event.

KOFC KINGSTON WE NEED YOUR HELP~~~My son Tyler who played for the KOFC is putting on a event to help a family in need ….~~~SAVE THE DATE ~~~MONDAY JUNE 8TH @6;00 AT QUEENS IN THE BIG SUNKEN IN GYM AT THE ARC~~~WE WILL BE HOLDING A FUNDRAISER BASKETBALL GAME~STUDENTS AGAINST QECVI STAFF AND ALUMNI ~THE COST TO PLAY IS $20.00 AND $3.00 TO WATCH OR A FAMILY PASS OF $10.00 . THIS FUNDRAISER IS TO HELP OFFSET MEDICAL COSTS FOR MRS.BELFERS FAMILY AS THEY ARE TAKING HER SON TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT WHICH IS NOT COVERED BY OHIP ….THERE WILL BE 15 SPOTS FOR PLAYERS AND 15 SPOTS FOR ALUMNI AND OR TEACHERS….PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT MRS.BELFERS FAMILY AS SHE SUPPORTS ALL OF OUR KIDS~~~

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Queen’s University PA Day Camp

We received this message from Queen’s University yesterday.

Don’t forget, Friday is a PA DAY. Register your child for one of our PA DAY Q-Camps at gogaelsgo.com/camps
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Hello, Roland

We hope you had a fantastic long weekend. We wanted to remind everyone that this Friday is a PA DAY for children in the Kingston and Queen’s Athletics & Recreation is pleased to offer two PA DAY Camps.

Our one-day mini Q-Camps for ActiveFUN Campers (ages 5-7) and general sports campers (ages 8-13) are designed to help your children develop friendships, athletic skills, and most of all have FUN!
Register for Q-Camps now.
Click this link to register!

For a full
description of
PA DAY Q-Camps
visit gogaelsgo.com/camps
Q-Camps not only teach sports skills, but intend to help campers learn positive attitudes while encouraging teamwork, cooperation and fair play. All campers are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle while gaining positive self-esteem.

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Congratulations Andrew and Miles!!

Congratulations to Andrew Harris and Miles Brackenbury, this weeks Community Champions on CKWS Television. Andrew and Miles were the referees for all of the games in the Little Gals Division this season and are very deserving of this recognition. Our thanks too to the players that were interviewed for the piece- great job girls!
If you missed the feature put together by Nikki Jhutti Friday night it can be found on the CKWS web site. The direct link to the feature, is posted on our Facebook page. If you should happen to see Andrew or Miles, make sure to congratulate them. What a great way to finish up National Volunteer Week!

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Volunteers Grow Communities Award

On Tuesday evening at City Hall, the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington United Way and Investors Group recognized two organizations, five individuals and a youth volunteer with Volunteers Grow Communities Awards. We are proud to announce that the almost 100 volunteers from the Knights of Columbus Basketball League were recognized with an award as a community organization. Everyone involved last season, and anyone that has ever been involved as a volunteer with the league, should be proud of of this recognition. The photos below show the award and some of our volunteers that were able to attend the reception where the recipients were announced. Here is an exerpt from the article by Michael Lea about the awards that was in the Wednesday edition of the Kingston Whig Standard.
“The Volunteers Grow Community awards are held by the United Way Volunteer Centre to help mark Volunteer Week in Canada.
Held Tuesday night in Memorial Hall at City Hall, seven groups and individuals were recognized for their dedication and commitment to volunteerism in their community.
One of the groups honoured were the Intergenerational Community Health Volunteers, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s, who have volunteered in the city’s north end for past seven years to provide the Friendship Blooms program. They spend time with kids, youth and seniors in various programs and activities.
The second group was the Knights of Columbus Basketball League. An institution in the city, the league has 100 volunteers providing leadership and mentorship for 500 children aged eight to 15.
The individual awards went to Rick Farndon, a volunteer with the CNIB; Maddie Hogan, who volunteered at Rideaucrest and is now a volunteer at the Fairmount Home even though she was born with spina bifida and is in a wheelchair; Darrell Petite, who volunteers with the medical first responder unit at St. John Ambulance; and Matt Williams, who volunteers with Bereaved Families of Ontario. The special youth award went to Sadie Augustyn.”
Our congratulations to all of the people recognized. The community is a better place thanks to you!!

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St. Lawrence Basketball Camps

We received this notice from Richelle Morris at St. Lawrence College today giving some details about their camps this summer. It’s that time of year!!!

The online registration for our 2015 Vikings Basketball Summer Camp is open!!! Go to the site www.slcathletics.com to register.

Here are some things that will be part of the camp program:
The camp runs from 9am-4pm and is held in the SLC Gymnasium (located on campus off of Country Club Drive). We do have a Camp Head Coach will who run the events throughout the week, however we will also have some of our very own varsity basketball athletes who will coach the kids and work with them!

Some of the events that take place during the day and throughout the week are as follows:
-Skill Development session (dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, etc.)
-3 on 3 basketball games (they will be put into teams and will play games to compete against each other
-Fun camp competitions (Bump, Foul Shots, 2 Ball, Olympia, etc.)
-Guest speaker sessions (We have a couple guest speakers come in throughout the week to teach and focus on a basketball skill/fundamental with the kids)
- 5 on 5 games
*- There is also a lunch break every day. Everyone walks over to the SLC cafeteria together to eat lunch (some campers bring their lunch, and some bring money to buy a lunch… whichever you prefer).

Feel free to contact Richelle Morris at the college if you have any questions about camp. We hope to see your son/daughter on the court this Summer!!!

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Queen’s Basketball Camps

Here is some information regarding the Queen’s Summer Basketball Camps. For more information please contact the registration co-ordinators through the link below.

Queen’s Basketball Camp (1 week) [AGE 7 - 11]
This co-ed camp for children entering grades 2-5 is designed to introduce and enhance the basic skills of basketball and modified games in a fun and challenging environment. Your child will enjoy our basketball skills, drills, and scrimmages and will also get a chance to swim daily.
For more information on our camp policies and procedures please see our Parent Guide.
Date
Time
Price
Drop off &Pick up
August 10 – 14, 2015
8:30 – 4:30pm
$210 (5 days)
ARC

Queen’s Basketball Academy (1 week) [AGE 10 - 14]
Designed as a co-ed camp for children entering grades 6-8; participants will be led by the Queen’s basketball coaching staff, along with area high school & elementary school coaches. This camp will emphasize the proper skills and techniques to build a solid foundation of basketball mechanics. After instructional sessions, specialty sessions and scrimmages, the athletes will cool down and recover with a recreational swim session in the Queen’s pool.
For more information on our camp policies and procedures please see our Parent Guide.
Date
Time
Price
Drop off &Pick up
August 17 – 21, 2015
8:30 – 4:30pm
$210 (5 days)
ARC

For additional information I have provide the link to our summer camps. http://rec.gogaelsgo.com/sports/2015/2/18/CAMPS-KIDS_0218153233.aspx#

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St. Lawrence College Small Ball Clinic Details

Again this year Remy Simpson, head coach of the SLC Women’s Basketball Team will be leading Small Ball Clinics for boys and girls 8-13, from March 31-May 26. This is an opportunity to work with the SLC Varsity Athletes from 4:30- 6 pm every Tuesday at a cost of $100. Here is the link to the registration form.

http://slcathletics.com/sb_output.aspx?form=51…

Cost includes a jersey and basketball
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St. Lawrence College Athletics – 2014-15 Vikings Small Ball
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Congratulations!

Congratulations to former players from the league Jenny Wright, Liz Boag and Greg Faulkner on being named OUA All Stars. Along with the All Star nods to these three players, Tanner Graham, also a former player, was named to the OUA All Rookie Team. Many of us involved have followed your careers through high school and into university. You should all be proud of this recognition of the hard work that you have demonstrated throughout your playing careers.

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Countdown to Registration 2015

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