Congratulations to former Club president Susan Thistle who was named as the recipient of the Volunteer Ward of Excellence for the section at the section awards banquet. Susan will receive her award at the national AGM in May. The club’s 50th anniversary was recognised by the section, as well as Wendy Mercer’s 50 years of volunteering.
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Prince of Wales Skating Club and this inaugural award is in recognition of this historical milestone and celebrates the Club’s rich history. It is named in honour of Wendy Mercer, original club member, longest standing club coach, friend and champion of the sport of skating.
The Chapman Mercer Performance Cup is awarded to a club skater who demonstrates exemplary performance at competitions throughout the skating season. The first recipient of the Chapman Mercer Performance Cup is Abby Pace. Abby competed in Star 5 under 13 and is coached by Jennifer Osmond and Team. Wendy presented Abby with her award at the Skater’s Banquet held at Murray’s Pond Country Club on April 20, 2015. Congratulations Abby!
Our first Annual Skater’s Banquet took place last evening and was a huge success. We would like to say a special thank you to our sponsor for the event, Wedgewood Physiotherapy Clinic. Erin Maher was presented with the Programme Assistant of the Year Award, and Abby Pace was the recipient of the Chapman-Mercer Performance Cup.
The election of Board Members to the Prince of Wales Skating Club will take place on May 13, 2015, 7:00pm at Twin Rinks. In accordance with our Constitution By-law 41 the following positions are open for nominations and will be voted on May 13, 2015:
In accordance with our Constitution By-law 15 the following positions will be vacant and open for nominations and will be voted on May 13, 2015:
All nominations must be received by the Chairman of the Nominating Committee on or before May 1, 2015. If you wish to be nominated or to nominate a candidate for election, please complete and return the nomination form
We’ve completely revised our guide for skaters and parents – a must read for those who are progressing beyond CanSkate. The introduction states
6 of our club skaters participated in the regional high level test days hosted by the Mount Pearl Paradise skating club. Congratulations to Amber Boutcher on the successful completion of her Gold Elements and Program. Congratulations are also extended to the following skaters:
Congratulations to club skater and coach Nicole Burt who has won two medals at the at Canadian Adult National Championships in Calgary. She won a silver medal in Gold YA Interpretive on Friday, and went one better on Sunday with a gold in the competitive YA Free Skate.
Thanks to all volunteers who contributed to a great day of skating, with 900 kids at the morning school show, and a sold-out arena at night. Guest skater Kaetlyn Osmond was charming and captivating, and club soloists Erin Maher, Abby Pace, Jenny Biles, Chloe Whitridge, Nicole Burt, Skye Coffey, Jake Billard, Brooke Coffey and Taylor Druken gave us great performances. Producers Wendy Mercer, Shirley Thistle and Nicole Burt put together an amazing show that was worthy of a 50th anniversary.
The 50th anniversary reception was a great evening attended by volunteers and skaters spanning the entire club history. On this special occasion, we were delighted to present this year’s John Hall Memorial Award for volunteers to Marjorie Noel, and Skate Canada NL chair Bev Power presented Wendy Mercer with her 50-year volunteer pin. Thanks to all who made this a very special event. Photos and a video (thanks, Nicole Burt) follow