The Huntsville Hurricanes Track Club is excited to announce that we’ve been selected to host the Athletics Ontario – Finding Ontario’s Fastest Kid event for 2013!
As you may recall, the 2012 Finding Muskoka’s Fastest Kids event was a great success with 50 kids from the Muskoka area participating in the races and nearly 200 spectators. We had great support from the local community including the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Huntsville. We all watched as the Huntsville Deputy Mayor faced off against the Huntsville Fire Chief, members of the local OPP, EMS and Town of Huntsville Staff. At the end of the day, Dayna Kelly and James Olson-Keating qualified to represent Muskoka at the Ontario’s Fastest Kids event at the Toronto International Track and Field Games. Coach Kip Arlidge spent some time training Dayna and James for the big event. Kip and I along with Huntsville Hurricanes Track Club members were fortunate to be in the packed stadium to cheer them on. They were fantastic and did us all proud!
On a separate note I wanted to draw your attention to the upcoming 8 week Huntsville Hurricanes Track and Field spring program for kids in grades 3 to 8. The club has been running this popular program in Huntsville for 20 years, and it keeps getting better and better.
This year we need your help to continue to be successful. Please help us with things like:
•Spreading the word – we want more kids and parents involved!
•Becoming a Track & Field Coach (the club covers the cost of the NCCP Course and it’s really fun!)
•Giving advice as a member of the Hurricanes board (we’ve got a pretty big bank account, a new track facility, and ability to buy new equipment – how exciting is that!)
•Helping to organize things like:
◦Sign in/out process
◦Ordering new equipment
◦End of season party
◦Setup our very own Hurricanes Track and Field Meet
•Being a mentor to your kids – nothing makes kids more appreciative than seeing their parents involved in local sports organizations
Our first meeting is:
Wednesday March 27th, 6:30 to 8pm
5 Lorne Street North, Huntsville
(across from the Huntsville Public School)