Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WISE Fund Announcement

WISE Fund Announcement

TO:    Members of the National and Multisport Community

WISE Fund Announcement - PDF file

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) announced today that it is offering twelve grants of $900 to active girls and women and/or organizations offering sport programs targeted to girls and women.  The WISE (Women in Sport Encouragement) Fund was developed in 2004 in response to the ongoing financial need within the sport community.  The fund is designed to help support MSO/NSO/PSO sport initiatives in an effort to financially assist members of the sport community in Canada.  This fund is provided by CAAWS, with support from Sport Canada.  Since 2004, CAAWS has supported 92 individuals and organizations through this fund, dispersing over $82,800 to members of the sport community.

Please feel free to forward this information within your community as you see fit. National and Multisport Service Organizations, as well as their provincial affiliates, clubs, and teams are encouraged to apply.  Coaches, officials and sports administrators may also apply.  Please note that CAAWS will no longer be accepting applications from individual athletes.

All details related to the WISE Fund submission criteria, application process and deadlines can be found online at will only be ccepted between November 21, 2011 and December 9, 2011. Any applications received before or after these dates will not be considered.  The 2012 WISE Fund recipients will be announced in February 2012.

Thank you for your cooperation in promoting the WISE Fund within the sport community.

St├ęphanie Parker, Marketing & Project Manager
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport  and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

N202 - 801 King Edward Avenue,
Ottawa, Ontario    K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5667
Direct Line: 613-562-5800 ext. 6044
Fax: 613-562-5668

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Canada looking for strong performances in Japan at Chiba Ekiden

November 22, 2011
Canada looking for strong performances in Japan at Chiba Ekiden
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada has sent a contingent of eight athletes to Japan to compete tomorrow in the 23rd annual International Chiba Ekiden Road Race Relay.  The unique marathon distance road race relay features mixed men’s and women’s teams running six alternate legs.
The Chiba Ekiden relay will unfold in the following order: men’s 5km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km and then ending with a women’s 7.195km leg. Canada will face strong competition from twelve nations including the host country, China, Kenya, the United States, Romania and Russia.
Team Leader, Thelma Wright comments on the Canadian team, “Our young team is up to the challenge and will be looking for personal bests and a strong team result against some of the world’s best”. Wright adds, “Experienced Chiba returnees Lanni Marchant and Natasha Wodak along with 2011 Canadian cross-country team members Kate Vaughan and Derek Snider will be joined by 2008 Olympian Taylor Milne and 2009 World Championship team member Rob Watson, Dayna Pidhoresky and young upcoming road racer Terence Attema”.  
Athletics Canada l2011 Chiba Ekiden Road Race Team
Personal Coach
Terence Attema
Smithville, Ont.
Stuart Galloway
Lanni Marchant
London, Ont.
Dave Mills
Taylor Milne
Guelph, Ont.
Dave Scott-Thomas
Dayna Pidhoresky
Tecumseh, Ont.
Josh Seifarth
Derek Snider
Lindsay, Ont.
Dave Scott-Thomas
Kate Vaughan
St. John's, Nfld.
Fabien Basset
Rob Watson
Guelph, Ont.
Dave Scott-Thomas
Natasha Wodak
Port Moody, B.C.
Brit Townsend

Integrated Support Team

Thelma Wright
Team Leader
Vancouver, B.C.
Chris Moulton
Team Coach
Hamilton, Ont.
Ron O'Hare
Aurora, Ont.

Robyn Woods
Assistant, Communications and Events
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 x.3334