CBTF Scholarship Applications

The CBTF Scholarship, first awarded at the 2009 Canadians, continues this season.

This scholarship is intended to assist a competing athlete who is balancing the demands of post-secondary education with the demands of training.

All athletes in this situation are encouraged to take 5 minutes and complete the attached application and send it in!

To apply, complete the attached application form in full - use a separate sheet if additional space is required. The application deadline is June 7, 2017. The Scholarship recipient will be announced at the 2017 Canadians in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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CBTF Special Award Nomination Forms

CBTF annually recognizes achievements with the following Special Awards:

Past recipients of these awards can be found on the Special Awards page.

The nomination period for this year's CBTF Special Awards is now open.

Any CBTF Member may nominate someone for these Special Awards. Use the links above to locate the Nomination Forms and submission details for each award.

The nomination deadline for the Honorary Membership, Lifetime Achievement Award, the Volunteer of the Year and for the Sharon Holliday Memorial Award for Sportsmanship is May 1, 2017. Nominations for Lynda Garland's Award for Excellence must be submitted by May 15, 2017.

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Nomination Form - Lifetime Achievement Award

The nomination form for the CBTF Lifetime Achievement Award is attached.

Completed Nomination Forms should be sent to the CBTF 1st Vice-President, Karen Gratton. Nominations may be sent by email to 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca - this is the preferred method. If Regular Mail is necessary, first email 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca and request instructions.

The deadline to complete and submit the nomination form is: May 1, 2017.

Please note: any CBTF Member in good standing may make a nomination for the Lifetime Achievement award. The nominee must be a CBTF Member in good standing.

Recipients of this award are CBTF members who have:

  • Exhibited dedication, devoted many volunteer hours to baton locally, provincially and nationally and have made significant contributions to the CBTF at all levels for a period of several years
  • Played an important role in the development of baton twirling at a national or international level
  • Served in significant elected positions within the WBTF, for example: WBTF President, WBTF Secretary, WBTF Technical Chair, WBTF Judges Chair, et cetera.
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Nomination Details - Lynda Garland Award For Excellence

The Lynda Garland "Award For Excellence" is presented to a Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF) Coach who exemplifies excellent progressive coaching, superior technical abilities and provides innovative ideas and programs.

Athlete, Coaches or parents may send a resume regarding the coach's achievements. The resume, outlining the criteria and background described below, is sent to Lynda Garland directly (lynda [dot] garland [at] mohawkcollege [dot] ca).

DEADLINE DATE FOR SUBMISSION IS MAY 15, 2017. 

 

Criteria

This award shall be presented to a CBTF Coach who demonstrates excellence in the following areas:

  • Coaches at lessons, clinics and workshops provincially, nationally and internationally.
  • His/her club and individual athletes consistently improve; achieve personal goals and experience success.
  • Has made long term contributions to the sport of Baton Twirling such as: assistance in the development of coaching courses, manuals and videos, volunteer involvement provincially and nationally, supportive of all CBTF & WBTF programs
  • Seeks continual professional growth through exposure to other related disciplines (dance, theatre, gymnastics, skating, cultural activities) and baton-related events (coaching & athlete clinics/workshops, competitions)
  • Presents a positive, professional image; adhering to the rules and policies of the CBTF and WBTF and following the CBTF Coaches Creed.
  • Demonstrates integrity, responsibility and dedication.
  • Demonstrates concern for the all-round development of the athlete.
  • Typifies the very essence of the meaning of Coach – an individual who teaches, mentors, guides, supports, encourages and above all, has a positive long-term influence of the athlete he/she has coached.

Background Information

Include  Athlete, Coaches or parents may send a resume regarding the coach's achievements. The resume, outlining the criteria, is to be sent to Lynda Garland directly (lynda [dot] garland [at] mohawkcollege [dot] ca).

  • What is the coach’s background as an athlete?  Briefly outline highlights of career.
  • How long has the individual been coaching?
  • What is the size of the coach’s club?  What is integrated into the total program - dance, gymnastics, conditioning, sports psychology or other areas?
  • If no club affiliation, what involvement does the coach have with athletes?
  • What is the level of the coach’s teaching and training expertise?
  • What disciplines does the coach offer, e.g. team, multiple baton, solo events, pairs, duets, World Baton Twirling Federation events?
  • What other professional attributes have enhanced their coaching ability?
  • Have they or any of their athletes attended the WBTF World Baton Twirling Championships, WBTF International Cup or any other International baton twirling championships?
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Nomination Form - Sharon Holliday Memorial Award for Sportsmanship

The nomination form for the Sharon Holliday Memorial Award for Sportsmanship is attached.

Completed Nomination Forms should be sent to the CBTF 1st Vice-President, Karen Gratton. Nominations may be sent by email to 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca - this is the preferred method. If Regular Mail is necessary, first email 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca and request instructions.

The deadline to complete and submit the nomination form is: May 1, 2017.

Please note: Any CBTF Member in good standing may make a nomination for the Sharon Holliday Memorial Award for Sportsmanship. The nominee must be a CBTF Member in good standing.

In 2010, the Sharon Holliday Memorial Award for Sportsmanship was created and awarded posthumously to Sharon Holliday, who was an active and involved baton parent. The criteria for this award are modeled on the example she demonstrated and are as follows:

  • A nominee for this award shall be a CBTF member (parent, athlete, coach, judge, volunteer) who exhibits the true meaning of sportsmanship as displayed by their interaction with other CBTF members at baton-related events throughout the year.
  • This person need not have made their mark at the national level, however, being a good sport at the local, provincial and national level, as well as showing good sportsmanship to CBTF members outside of their club and province, shall be taken into consideration.
  • There shall be only one recipient in a given year.
  • A recipient may win this award more than once.
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Nomination Form - Volunteer of the Year Award

The nomination form for the CBTF Volunteer of the Year Award is attached.

Completed Nomination Forms should be sent to the CBTF 1st Vice-President, Karen Gratton. Nominations may be sent by email to 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca - this is the preferred method. If Regular Mail is necessary, first email 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca and request instructions.

The deadline to complete and submit the nomination form is: May 1, 2017.

Please note: Any CBTF Member in good standing may make a nomination for the Volunteer of the Year award. The nominee must be a CBTF Member in good standing.

  • A nominee for this award shall be an individual demonstrating a strong commitment to the sport of baton twirling.
  • The nominee shall be a CBTF member who has made a valuable contribution to the development of the sport of baton in Canada.
  • First consideration shall be given to a nominee who has contributed at a national level.
  • There shall only be one recipient in a given year.
  • A recipient may win this award more than once.
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Nomination Form - Honorary Membership

The nomination form for Honorary Memberships is attached. The nominee does not have to be a current member of CBTF and, in fact, this award is particularly suited to recognizing a friend of the sport that is not an active member.

Completed Nomination Forms should be sent to the CBTF 1st Vice-President, Karen Gratton. Nominations may be sent by email to 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca - this is the preferred method. If Regular Mail is necessary, first email 1stvp [at] cbtf [dot] ca and request instructions.

The nomination deadline for the Honorary Membership is May 1, 2017.

Please note: Any CBTF Member in good standing may make a nomination for Honorary Membership. The nominee does not have to be a current CBTF Member.

The contributions and/or achievements of past CBTF Honorary Members have had a long-lasting effect on the development of baton twirling as it is today in Canada and, in some cases, at the international level. Recipients of this award are no longer active in CBTF or the sport nor do they hold a current CBTF membership. If Nominee has served the CBTF on a national level, she/he shall have served the CBTF for a minimum of three years however service to provincial bodies is also taken into consideration.

When preparing the nominee's biography, please consider the following:

  • Why this individual should be recognized as an Honorary Member of CBTF?
  • The number of years the Nominee had served or been a member of the CBTF.
  • In what capacity(ies) has the Nominee served the CBTF (eg: administrator, advisory, volunteer, coach, judge, athlete)?
  • What contributions has he/she made to the development of baton in Canada?
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Challenge Cup Awards

CBTF recognizes one Junior Athlete and one Senior Athlete, accumulating the highest number of points from individual events in Level A Championship Events and Level B Winner Events, from Provincials, Nationals, and Grand Nationals (excluding Freestyle).

Athletes achieving the Athlete of the Year awards are not eligible for this award.

These prestigious individual awards are donated by our long standing CBTF member Deardra Leslie.

CBTF recognizes the Baton Twirling Club accumulating the highest number of points from group events at the Provincial and National Championships. Unlike the other awards this one is based on the current season’s group results across Canada.

A list of all recipients for the Challenge Cup awards is available.

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Volunteer of the Year Award

The CBTF Volunteer of the Year is an individual who demonstrates a strong commitment to the sport and has made a valuable contribution to the development of the sport of baton in Canada.

A list of all recipients for this award is available.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

CBTF Lifetime Achievement Awards were set up to recognize and honour special persons who have been an inspiration to the sport of the baton twirling. Their contributions to the CBTF have played significant roles in the development of baton twirling in Canada, or at the World Federation.

A list of all recipients for this award is available.

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Honorary Memberships

Honorary Members have served the CBTF for a minimum of three years. Service to Provincial bodies is also taken into consideration.

“Honorary members shall have the privilege of speaking, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office or otherwise conduct the business of the Federation. They shall, however, be entitled to all services extended by the Federation to active members.”

A list of all recipients for this award is available.

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Executive of the Year Award

Each year all the Provincial Executives in CBTF are rated according to their efficiency and organizational skills when communicating with each of the following CBTF Positions: President, Past President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Technical Chairman, Coaches’ Rep, Judges Rep, Sanction Officer, Group Rep, Skills Development Officer.

A list of all recipients for these awards is available.

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Lynda Garland's Award For Excellence

The Lynda Garland "Award For Excellence" is presented to a Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF) Coach who exemplifies excellent progressive coaching, superior technical abilities and provides innovative ideas and programs.

In 2008, the CBTF recognized Lynda Garland's years of service to Baton Twirling in Canada and around the world by creating a new award that bears her name. Among Ms. Garland's many accomplishments, she was one of the founders of the Twirl Canada organization and was its first President from 1979 through 1983. Twirl Canada went on to become the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF), which was a charter member of the World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) when it was formed. Lynda served as President of the World Baton Twirling Federation between 1983 and 2008.

A list of all recipients for Lynda Garland's "Award of Excellence" is available.

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Athlete/Pair/Team of the Year Awards

Each year CBTF presents Junior and Senior, Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Overall Athlete of the Year Awards.

Points are calculated from the Level A Championships at the Provincial, National and World events, including Level A Freestyle. The winner is the athlete with the greatest total points. In the event of a tie, the athlete with the highest placing at the World Championships will be declared the winner.

The CBTF Overall Athlete of the Year will be determined from the Junior and Senior Female and Male Athlete of the Year points. The athlete with the highest total is the winner. In the event of a tie, two or more athletes will be recognized.

CBTF also awards the Team/Pair of the Year. Ties in this category are not broken, and the recognition is given to all winners.

A list of all recipients for these awards is available.

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