2015 KNIGHT OF CELEBRATION
This year's Annual K of C will take place on Friday, May 29th. A BBQ dinner will be available starting at 5:30 pm and there is lots do for all ages after that!
We will have awards to honour special teams and volunteers in the Main Hall after dinner
Bouncers in the Gym from 5:30-9:30 pm
Cotton Candy, Face Painter and Balloon Artist in the MPR from 6:30-7:30 pm
6 Farms Petting Farm outside from 6:30-9:30 pm
Kids and Adult races and fun outside beginning at 7:30 pm
FIREWORKS at dusk! (Around 10:15 pm)
Everything except food is FREE!! BBQ dinners are available for $6 (includes burger/smokie/veggie burger as well as baked beans, potato salad, cookie and beverage). There will also be items on their own for sale in the canteen.
Don't forget to mark this date on your calendar and spread the word!
SAMI JO SMALL HOCKEY FACILITY at NGCC
NGCC is pleased to announce the north wing and outdoor rinks of the Norberry site have been dedicated in honor of two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion hockey player Sami Jo Small.
The occasion was marked with a dedication ceremony on Sunday, May 10th.
Sami Jo grew up in the Pulberry neighborhood and played hockey from an early age for the former Norberry Royals and other teams in St. Vital. She is a co-founder of the Canadian Womens Hockey League and currently plays for the Toronto Furies. Over the years she has earned additional honors in other sports and is a graduate of Stanford University.
NGCC Pres. Sean Fedorowich, Sami Jo Small, St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes & Riel MLA Christine Melnick
In concert with the dedication, St. Vital Councillor Brian Mayes announced major funding of $64000 for replacement of the boards and players' box for the north rink at the Norberry site, as well as additional signage. Lighting for both rinks had previously been replaced at a cost of $60000.
Riel MLA Christine Melnick presented Small with a copy of the Member's Statement she read Friday before the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, and spoke about efforts being undertaken to mark the important contribution girls' and womens' hockey has made to sport in St. Vital.
Sami Jo greets a young fan
Demolition of the existing north rink has been completed by a group of volunteers from Elie Community Centre, who were very thankful and happy to reuse and recycle the rink for their community. NGCC plans to have the new facility ready in time for next winter.
Future plans for the facility will include renovations to the skate change and viewing areas and dressing rooms, and the replacement of the west rink.
Read more at the Winnipeg Free Press here, at the Winnipeg Sun here.
URGENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
After this year's AGM we find ourselves quite short of volunteers once again...both for the Board and for convenor positions. For our CC to continue to run properly, we have to have people step up and get involved. One of the best feelings you can have is a sense of accomplishment knowing that you are contributing to your community, and showing your children the importance of volunteering! Please consider helping out in some way.
We are in need of a 2nd Vice President, Communications Director, Canteen Director and people to fill 3 vacant Member at Large positions. In addition to these Board positions, we are also searching for a Softball Convenor, a Boys Youth Soccer Convenor and Equipment Convenors for Softball/Baseball, Youth(9 & up) Soccer and Basketball. For more information on these positions, check out the information in our By-Laws, or contact us here.
Every year, our Volunteer coaches run into parents that are not satisfied with how their child is being coached. Here is a document that all parents (and coaches too) should read to remind themselves to keep things in perspective. Happy reading!
A new article titled "Are Great Coaches Becoming an Endangered Species?" is also very good and worth a read...find it here.
And yet another good article titled "your kid and my kid are not making the pros".
Pickleball will continue throughout the year on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12-3 pm, as well as Tuesday and Thursdays from 9-12 noon and 12-3 pm in the gym. Players can either pay a $3 drop-in fee or fill out a quarterly membership and bring the form and the money by the office.
For the month of June, we will be opening up the gym between 8-10 pm for Pickleball players over 18 years of age, who are not able to attend during the day.
FITNESS CLASSES AT NGCC IN 2015
NEW AT NGCC - Yoga for All: Aagna Yoga offers Hatha Yoga sessions on Wednesday’s from 6:30-7:30 pm, starting April 22, 2015 in the MPR. For details Contact Vadi @ 204-261-3615 or by email at email@example.com or visit www.aagnayoga.com. Drop in's are welcome ($10/class).
NGCC offers Light & Lively Fitness classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more information on these classes, click here.
Surefire Fitness also offers different programs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information, go to http://www.surefirefitness.ca/ .
Core n' More Tuesday mornings in the MPR from 9:30-10:30 am. Contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Winnipeg Rec League will be hosting different sports in our gym on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings from October to May. http://www.winnipegrecleague.com/
For specific information about our Boundaries, Payment options and Subsidy information, click here. To see a map of our boundaries, Norberry-Glenlee CC Boundary .