Several positions on the CBTF Technical Committee and Executive are scheduled for election this year.

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee for the six positions listed below is August 15, 2019 (refer to the attached Nomination Form for email address - contact Jeff Johnson at past-presidentatcbtf [dot] ca if you need instructions for submitting your nomination by regular mail). Elections will be held at the 2019 CBTF Annual General Meeting during the Fall Conference, September 6-9, 2019, in New Brunswick.

All six positions will be elected for a 2-year term: 2019 AGM through 2021 AGM.

To make a nomination, both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members in good standing.

The attached forms include further details about the nomination requirements and nomination submission process for each position. These forms should be used to nominate someone for any of the following positions:

  • President
  • 2nd Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Badge Officer (Skills Development Program Representative)
  • Group Events Representative
  • Sanction Officer

CBTF requires the consent of the nominee to allow her/his name to stand for any of these positions. Before submitting a nomination, please contact the potential nominee and obtain their consent to allow their name to stand for nomination. Include this consent when submitting the Nomination Form - forwarding an email confirmation is satisfactory.

The CBTF Skills Development Program (SDP) is a progressional skills program, with an emphasis on growth and advancement. It offers the recreational athlete an incentive to continue in his/her own personal growth within the sport. The SDP offers an opportunity to advance and eventually learn and perform elements similar to the World Level athlete.

Each badge is divided into two parts: Baton Technique and Body Technique. In order, the program consists of the White Ribbon, Yellow Badge, Orange Badge, Red Badge, Maroon Badge, Bronze Pin, Bronze Rolls, Bronze 2-Baton, Grey Badge, Green Badge, Silver Pin, Silver Rolls, Silver 2-Baton, Turquoise Badge, Pink Badge, Gold Pin, Gold Rolls, Gold 2-Baton and Diamond Pin.

The SDP is supported by a manual which includes a complete description of how to perform each element in each Badge/Pin and how to participate in the program. A DVD is also available to provide visual aid and support the Manual.