The ACA is extremely proud to announce some exciting changes to our annual competition. The annual ACA Championships has a new name, new look, and new venue! This competition will prove itself to be a leader in event production and be a spectacular showcase of Cheerleading talent from across the country. This event strives to be a leading national competition, modelling the showmanship and production value of international competitions. With a move to Northlands halls F and G, the ACA is able to make many improvements to this event that will certainly make it more enjoyable for coaches, athletes, officials and spectators.
Improvements to this event include
... just to name a few!
This will be the event that everyone talks about and with special pricing carried over from our 2016 competition it is a "must attend"! Don't miss your opportunity to compete with Alberta's best at the TRUE NORTH on March 10-12, 2017. Registration coming soon!
The ACA has partnered with CSTT Sports Management International to get discounted hotel rates in Edmonton's Downtown, just a quick LRT ride to the competition. For hotel info click here.
In the U.S. teams are currently being required to use all original music without any copyrighted songs. This policy is not being implemented by the ACA for the 2016-2017 season. At ACA sanctioned events teams can use any music (original or copyrighted) just as they have in the past. However, if you are attending unsanctioned events in the province, traveling outside of Alberta, or attending competitions in the United States it is important to check the music policy with those specific Event Producers.
Over the last weekend three members of the Alberta Board of Directors attended the Cheerleading Canada Annual General Meeting in Montreal. It was an interesting and exciting event, held in concert with Spring Tumbling's Montreal Cheerleading Conference.
Over the last six months new bylaws were drafted through collaboration across Canada, with involvement from Provincial Sports Organizations and various interested individuals. These bylaws were presented to members of Cheerleading Canada and a positive resolution was expected.
At the AGM the proposed bylaws were defeated by the Quebec Cheerleading Federation, the Ontario Cheerleading Federation, and the Manitoba Association of Cheerleading.
A positive outcome of the day was the election of an experienced and capable board of directors, which demonstrates that the majority of the country could work together in a positive spirit to achieve a desired result.
This board, the president being Don Moffat (father of Ali Moffat of the CheerSport Sharks), is motivated to act quickly. They will be reviewing the decision relating to Manitoba, and taking steps to determine what changes may be desired by Ontario and Quebec to the existing Cheer Canada bylaws in order for Cheerleading Canada to take the next steps.
Of particular note to our members, there are two Albertans with positions on this new Board of Directors: Adam Guiney, (husband of Jennifer Guiney, Past-President of the ACA), and Kandy Paradee, (mother of Samantha Paradee, Vice President of the ACA).
Although disappointed that the Bylaws were not passed as presented, we are confident that Cheerleading Canada has taken a positive step in the direction of good governance. We look forward to working with Cheerleading Canada for the betterment of cheerleading across our country.
The Alberta Schools Athletics Association met for their AGM on May 12 & 13, and there have been a few changes that will affect coaches. Please read the following information carefully.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above changes, please contact Jennifer Guiney at firstname.lastname@example.org.