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Year End Party – TONIGHT (Sunday, June 7th) @7pm at Kelsey’s on Main St. West (across from WSS)

Hi folks,

Just a friendly reminder that tonight is the year-end rowing party for all athletes, parents, and coaches. Please be there for 7pm at Kelsey’s (Main St. West, across from Westdale Secondary School) in the downstairs party room 🙂

We’ll be presenting City Champs medals, CSSRA pins, and MVP awards. PLUS we’ll be celebrating the end of the season, so it’s just going to be fun all around. Come join before you head off for summer!

See you soon,
Alessandra


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Sunday – Arrival Times, Finals, and Year End Party (with City Champs Medals & CSSRA Pins)

Dear Westdale Rowers,

Congratulations on finishing Day 2 of the CSSRA Canadian Rowing Championships. Today was a first day of racing (heats) for some, and a second day of racing (semifinals) for others, and the day came with a very strong headwind. Both Mike and I are really proud of what you have accomplished. We’ve seen you push hard in conditions that have caused others to falter, and your technique and power together are showing through. While not all of our crews were able to proceed to the finals, we saw very good racing from everyone on the water, and you should feel confident in what you’ve achieved so far this weekend.

Tomorrow’s finals include three Westdale crews: the Jr. Women’s 63kg 8+, the Sr. Men’s 1x, and the Sr. Men’s 4x, so we hope that everyone will join us in cheering on the crews as they compete in their final race(s). After the races, we’ll be heading to Kelsey’s on Main St. West at 7pm for the End-of-Year Party, where we’ll announce this year’s MVPs, Rookie of the Year, Spirit Award Winner, and will distribute City Champs Medals & CSSRA Pins to athletes.

Sunday Arrival Times & Finals Schedule:

-All athletes from the Jr. Women’s 63kg 8+ must arrive early to weigh-in with Mike at 6:30am. 
-All OTHER athletes AND spectators must arrive at 11am. 

A continental breakfast will be available immediately following the weigh-ins for the Jr. Women’s 63kg 8+ in the parents tent (yoghurt, muffins, etc.), and a hot breakfast/brunch will be provided at 11am, once the rest of the athletes and parents have also arrived.

Sunday Finals (Schedule):
Jr. Women’s 63kg 8+ @1:14pm (Lane 2)
Sr. Men’s 1x @1:56pm (Lane 3)
Sr. Men’s 4x @2:48pm (Lane 3)

For a full schedule, please see a copy of the final draw here.

Year-End Party – 7pm at Kelsey’s on Main St. West (across from WSS)

It’s that time of year again… all your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, BUT we’re still having a party and you’re invited. The end-of-year party will be held at 7pm at the Westdale Kelsey’s on Main St. West (across from the school) in the Party Room (downstairs – just ask for Westdale Rowing). ALL athletes and parents are invited – especially athletes whose season concluded with City Champs, because we’ll be handing out the City Champs medals.

We will be handing out the following awards at the party:
-Jr. Men’s & Women’s Indoor MVP
-Jr. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor MVP
-Sr. Men’s & Women’s Indoor MVP
-Sr. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor MVP
-Rookie of the Year
-Westdale Rowing Spirit Award

We’ll also be distributing City Champs medals, CSSRA pins (for those that raced this weekend), and a surprise something for those that have made their first CSSRA final.

Last of all…

I really hope to see you all at the race course AND at the party tomorrow, because this will likely be my final year coaching with Westdale and I will miss you all immensely and will be incredibly sad if I can’t say goodbye before you head off for the summer! So please do come. I would love it if you did 🙂

See you all tomorrow,
Alessandra


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Sunday Arrival Time (everyone @11:30am) & Year-End-PARTAYYYY!

Good evening Westdale Rowers & Parents,

It’s hard to adequately express how proud Mike & I are with all of your races today. You all worked SO hard (just as you did yesterday), with two of our crews advancing into the finals & all other crews completing very hard and well rowed semifinals & heats. Racing at CSSRAs is a big deal, and you’ve all tasted what it’s like now. I hope you’ve enjoyed every minute of it – even if you do feel that things are bittersweet after a race! That’s completely normal – we’ve all been there 🙂

A few things for tomorrow’s SUPER EXCITING finals & party:

1) Arrival Time for all Athletes/Parents (crew brunch)

Arrival time for all athletes & parents will be 11:30am. Enjoy the sleep in, it’s rare in this sport! The Gadsdon’s & helpers will be cooking up a lovely brunch for all our athletes & parents once you’ve arrived.

“Finals” Races on Sunday are as follows:
-Sr. Men’s 1x (Luke G.) @1:56pm
-Jr. Women’s 8+ (Tristan W., Maddy M., Claire G., Lauren G., Victoria C., Taylor B., Rachel S., Sophia S., Astara T.) @ 3:18pm

The finals draw can be found by clicking here: CSSRA 2014 Sunday Final Draw NO NAMES

***Please note that weigh-ins close at 8:30am, so you must weigh in with Mike before that time (TristanThisMeansYou!)***

2) End-of-Year Party (ALL athletes & parents are welcome!)

The end-of-year party will be held at 7pm at the Westdale Kelsey’s on Main St. West (across from the school) in the Party Room (downstairs – just ask for Westdale Rowing). ALL athletes and parents are invited. This includes athletes that practiced in afternoons, injured athletes, and/or rowers that completed their season with the City Champs.

We will be handing out the following awards (***oooooh, ahhhh, awards!***) at the party:
-Jr. Men’s & Women’s Indoor MVP
-Jr. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor MVP
-Sr. Men’s & Women’s Indoor MVP
-Sr. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor MVP
-Most Improved Player (Rower) “MIP”
-Men’s Rookie of the Year
-Women’s Rookie of the Year

Aubrey will also be continuing the tradition of handing out westdale toques for those that made CSSRA finals.

I really hope to see you all there tomorrow at CSSRAs AND at the party, because I will miss you all immensly and will be incredibly sad if I can’t say goodbye before you flee off for the summer!

Cheers 🙂
Alessandra