Thursday, August 28, 2014

BSC voting nearing end

With just one day left to vote, the Border Skating Club remains in first place for the “Tbaytel For Good” sponsorship program.
The club is vying for a prize of $5,000 to upgrade the sound systems in both arenas here.

“We’re hopeful we have a good shot at getting it,” BSC board member Anne Renaud said.
“We’re really excited by the possibility of moving our sound systems into the modern world,” she added.
There are 15 ideas in the running but with nearly 9,000 online votes already amassed, the local club looks to be in good shape.
Still, the club would appreciate everyone taking the time to vote one last time.
Six semi-finalists will be announced on Wednesday (March 19), which will be determined through a combination of online votes (70 percent) and judges’ scores (30 percent).
Five of the semi-finalists will receive $2,000 each, with one earning the $5,000 grand prize.
The grand prize winner will be announced March 27.
“Music is such an integral part of figure skating, whether it’s the ice show, test days, or competitions,” Renaud stressed.
“Music gets skaters moving, music elicits emotions, music creates energy,” she noted.
The club operates music systems in both arenas, and also provides a portable music system on the ice for the coaches.
The BSC board considers this to be an imperative purchase in the near future.
The $5,000 would pay for all the updated equipment required—without having to increase skating fees.
To support the club, vote for its submission at www.tbaytelforgood.net/ideas/34

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