Tuesday, April 6, 2010  
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Quote of the Week
“We’re looking for people who want to make a difference.”
- Juran Greene  
- at the Mass Registration   


Summer is on its way, and even if you can't feel it in the air yet, the proof was on display at the Albert Stella Memorial Arena on Wednesday, March 31, as a lineup of summer sports and activities got together for the spring and summer mass registration night, hosted by the municipality.
Parents and residents were able to find information on and sign their children up for a bevy of summer activities –– everything from lacrosse and soccer to the new Springs Gymnastic Club and Scouts Canada.
For lacrosse, director Joey Ambrosi said that they are hoping to start a four- and five-year-olds team this year if they get enough interest. The team would feature no hitting at that age group.
"All our big teams are quite competitive this year," said Ambrosi. He notes that some of the players are into their seventh year of lacrosse now, and are getting very skilled.
The local Boys and Girls Club had a table at the event. The club has secured a full board of ten members for the coming year as they attempt to restart their programs in the community. The new board includes seven brand new members to the club. At this event, said June Vastenhout, they were trying to gauge the community's interest in different types of summer programming as they begin planning for the year. They also had information available for anyone who wished to help the club out this year by volunteering some time.
Sasha Harriott manned a table for the annual Sole Survivor Foot Race. She said that they are seeking volunteers to help with things such as intersection control, running a prize table, and helping with the after-event for the runners. She can be reached at 403-562-5274 for more information.
Tracey Linderman, Community Services Programmer for the municipality, promoted the Rocky Mountain Ice hockey training camp with Rick Rypien this summer, the British Soccer Camp, and the Southern Alberta Summer Games, which will take place in Brooks this year. She is seeking local athletes to travel to Brooks and take part in the Games.
The Pass Piranhas Swim Club had a registration table at the event. Club President Lisa Sygutek said that the club has six carded coaches in place for this summer, and that they are focusing on competitive swimming. The club had more than 60 swimmers in 2009, and has several swimmers who rank provincially.
Doreen Glavin, Library Manager at the Bellevue Library, was on hand to promote the local libraries and the services available. She said that the Summer Reading Club will run again this year, and that the Teen Reading Club is now available online. It can be accessed at www.teenrc.ca.
The Springs Gymnastics Club, formerly the CNP Gymnastics Club but now forming as a new entity in a new location in Blairmore, was also accepting registrations. Their new spring session will be starting on April 12, said Lori Stella, and she added that their new space, at the gym on 22nd Avenue Blairmore, is excellent for them. "Our kids will really be able to flourish," she said. The club runs gymnastics sessions throughout the year, and they are hoping for strong community support now that they are no longer run under the municipality. They can be reached at 403-563-3496 for more information.
Turtle Mountain Minor Ball is looking to form a new Junior team this year, for 13- to 15-year olds. Ron Schulz, Baseball Director for the club, said that they have an enthusiastic and energetic executive, and that they are excited about all the young kids playing ball in the community. The club hopes to use the ball fields at Isabelle Sellon School, Dairy Road in Bellevue, and possibly at the new complex in Hillcrest.
Juran Greene, Field Executive for Scouts Canada, was on hand to continue his efforts to restart a Scouts group in the Pass. He said that there are children interested, but that the biggest problem is finding adults who are willing to be group leaders.
"It would be so great to have adults who say, hey, what can I do to give back?" said Greene. "We're looking for people who want to make a difference."
He said that Scouts Canada provides training for adults who want to be group leaders. He added that Scouts groups do more than just camping, as children in Scouts learn leadership skills and numerous everyday skills that help them take care of themselves. "It's the best thing in the world," he said.
Scouts Canada is a co-ed program, and they are seeking both male and female leaders and children. For more information, Greene can be contacted at 403-327-4647.
Also at the mass registration night was Crowsnest Pass Minor Soccer, accepting registrations for the year. Sign-up sheets were available for indoor soccer and men's recreational soccer programs. The Minor Soccer table was operated by Toni and Dave Gfrerer.
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