CBTF News

June 16, 2021 - The set system for all days at the 2021 Canadian Open - Virtual Individual Disciplines is attached below.

June 5, 2021 - We have had great response from the athletes in registering for the 2021 Virtual competition.  Compressing the competition hours to accommodate both the west and east coast time zones and utilizing all of our previously selected/contracted judges for the Winner/Championship events has left some openings for the Maple Leaf Open judging positions!

May 31, 2021 - The competition may be virtual, but the merchandise is very, very real! Order online: https://form.jotform.com/211457198991064

The JotForm closes on Sunday, June 13th, so please have your merchandise orders submitted by that date. After you place your order using the JotForm, Shawna Spencer will contact you by email to confirm the total cost of your order and to arrange payment.

A wide variety of merchandise options are available to celebrate the 2021 Canadians! We have:

May 30, 2021 - The 2021 Canadians is a unique competition in many ways, but we are still creating a souvenir program and advertising space is available! The souvenir program for the 2021 Canadians will be distributed electronically. The advertising rate sheet is attached below.

Since the publication is electronic this year, all pages will be in full colour - which opens up many opportunities for creative artwork.

The All-Round Champion tv show is currently searching for youth athletes (US and Canadian, ages 11-15 years old) who excel in their sport to compete for the title of All-Round Champion, hosted by Hurdling legend Perdita Felicien.

They've featured sports like High Bar Gymnastics which featured Kyle Shewfelt as their on-screen Sport Star, and Dance with Amanda Cleghorn. This time around, they're looking for incredible BATON athletes

April 25, 2021 - Dana Peteleski, CBTF Technical Chair, today announced the result of the compulsory draw for the 2021 Canadian Open - Virtual Indiviual Disicplines.

Level BA and Level BI (all age divisions) Women & Men: SET A

Updated April 28, 2021 - CBTF continues to monitor the impact of the Coronavirus on public events as it affects us during our competition season.

CBTF annually recognizes achievements with the following Special Awards:

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 15, 2021. The Scholarship recipient will be announced online.

The nomination form for the 'Spirit of Twirling' Athlete Recognition Award is attached.

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.

The nomination form for the President's Cup Award is attached.

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

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

December 13, 2020 - As part of its response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Response, the CBTF Technical and Education Committees have prepared charts to describe the various combinations of Competitive and Pre-Competitive opportunities for the 2020-21 season.

Provinical health guidelines and provincial Return to Sport phases/restrictions must always be followed. These opportunities exist within those protocols. For example, Pair/Duet or group events cannot be offered if that type of activity is not allowed based on your province's Return to Sport phase.

Manitoba Baton has created a Saturday Night Inspiration Series on Zoom. It's Free!

What is the Saturday Night Inspiration Series? It is a casual and fun Q & A where we are featuring guests who inspire us. Sessions are hosted by Kristin Macaraeg.

The lineup is, out of this world, incredible! You really won't want to miss it. We hope that you all will attend and invite your friends to join as well.

When the WBTF introduced Short Program, it was a Seniors-only event that replaced Compulsory Moves in the Freestyle competition. They have recently introduced a Junior version of the Short Program, and it has now replaced Compulsory Moves for Junior.

November 15, 2020 - At the 2020 Fall Conference, Freestyle and Pair Requirements and Content Restrictions were approved and are effective January 1, 2021. These Suggested Requirements and Content Restrictions have been packaged into the attached document, for easy reference.

Nominations for positions on the CBTF Executive and Technical Committee are now being accepted. Both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members (nominees, if successful, must upgrade to a Full Membership or equivalent).

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee is August 15, 2020 (refer to the Nomination Form for email addresses). Elections will be held at the CBTF Annual General Meeting, during the online Fall Conference.

April 28, 2020 - The CBTF Education Committee and Sara Mougeot, CBTF SDP Rep, are pleased to share this information on the Online SDP Testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online SDP Testing will begin on May 1 - Testing video must be submitted using the website: sdp-online.cbtf.ca.

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