Ottawa, Ontario— Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that new Terms of Reference for the Dressage Canada High Performance Committee is complete and is now available here.In July, the Dressage Canada Board appointed a High Performance Steering Committee—comprised of John Harris, Pauline Bosman, Elizabeth McMullen, Liz Steacie and Karen Pavicic—to review the objectives of High Performance and make recommendations for a revised committee structure and Terms of Reference. On September 16, the Dressage Canada Board accepted the Steering Committee’s recommendations. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The High Performance Steering Committee analyzed the various functions of the High Performance Committee and determined that there were six distinct areas of responsibility. Each of these six areas of responsibility will be the focus of functioning working groups within the new High Performance Committee structure. Populating the High Performance Committee will be a matter of identifying what expertise and skills are required for each of the working groups and identifying individuals with the appropriate knowledge who are interested in assisting with the duties of the specific working group. The new Technical/Coach Advisor, Robert Dover, will be part of both the criteria working group and team management working group within the High Performance Committee, as the responsibilities of the Dressage Canada Own the Podium Task Force will be integrated under the High Performance Committee umbrella.Youth High Performance has been identified as one of the six functioning working groups within the High Performance Committee. The aim is to integrate Youth High Performance with Senior High Performance resulting in a consistent foundation and on which to base future growth for both riders and horses while at the same time ensuring that there is a sub-committee within Dressage Canada whose sole focus remains Youth High Performance.Dressage Canada has asked John Harris and Pauline Bosman, both of whom were members of the High Performance Steering Committee and have significant past experience with high performance issues and responsibilities, to commence the work of the new High Performance Committee for the balance of 2009, including implementing the new working groups structure. In 2010, the new High Performance Committee will elect a chair.“These are exciting times for dressage in Canada,” said Sue Rothgeb, the chair of Dressage Canada. “With the new Terms of Reference we will have more participation from the whole of the dressage community. With the Technical/Coach Advisor in place we can now build a program that will carry us into the future.”“The Steering Committee did a great job of getting to the essence of what is needed for us to go forward. We discussed terms but also obstacles and issues that might become roadblocks,” added John Harris. “We were pleased to see that the Dressage Canada Board took our concerns seriously and dealt with them as recommended. With the new Technical/Coach Advisor, Dressage Canada has an opportunity to refocus, regroup, and go forward.”The Dressage Canada Board would like to thank all the members of the High Performance Steering Committee for all their time and expertise in creating the committee structure and revising the Terms of Reference. The High Performance steering committee is now dissolved; although, some of the members may be asked to volunteer for the new High Performance committee.
Each year, at the start of the season pro cycling teams try to get noticed. From a teased roll out of their new kits, to team bikes, or off season training videos… By the time the Tour Down Under rolls around, you’ve probably seen it all. Except a rap video. That’s a new one.To show their competition they mean business, the Astana Pro Team put together an awesome (or maybe cringey) rap video. But hey, at least they’re having some fun before the season really starts to ramp up.
P.P.S. Watch Ben Platt toast Nicolette Robinson with his perfect take on “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress. Christopher Fitzgerald Stuck in LA and so gutted that I can’t see the spectacular @NicoletteKloe during her run in @sarabareilles’s @waitressmusical so decided to sing out my frustration ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/injE5S4Q1T— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) October 2, 2018 View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Christopher Fitzgerald Will Return to Syfy Series Happy!This news makes us more than a little happy! Recent Waitress star and three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald will soon head back to the small screen, reprising his turn as world-famous children’s entertainer Sonny Shine on season two of the Syfy series Happy!, according to Deadline. Fitzgerald is now a series regular on the acclaimed show, which also stars Christopher Meloni and Bryce Lorenzo. In addition to his celebrated turn as Ogie in Waitress, Broadway regular Fitzgerald was Tony-nominated for Finian’s Rainbow and Young Frankenstein. He also originated the role of Boq in Wicked. A season-two start date for Happy! is still to come.Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean to Appear as Special Guests on Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book TourSpecial guests have been announced to take part in the upcoming book tour of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel. Tony-winning composer-lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will appear on all stop of the tour alongside a slew of moderators and guests, including Queer Eye’s Tan France and Antoni Porowski (NY), James Corden and Shoshanna Bean (L.A.), NPR’s Ari Shapiro (D.C.), Darren Criss (Ann Arbor) and Kendra Kassebaum (Seattle). An NYC launch event, set for 10/8, will feature Alex Boniello, Will Roland, Rachel Bay Jones, Barrett Wilbert Weed and Mykal Kilgore. For a full list of tour guests, click here.Nancy Anderson to Play Mrs. Wilkinson in Signature’s Billy ElliotThis is what we call perfect casting. Multi-talented Broadway alum Nancy Anderson (Sunset Boulevard) will return to the D.C. stage this winter as dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in a new staging of Billy Elliot: The Musical at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Signature’s Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner will direct and choreograph the previously announced production, slated to run from October 30, 2018 through January 6, 2019. The principal cast will also include newcomers Liam Redford and Owen Tabaka alternating in the title role, with Jacob Thomas Anderson as Michael Caffrey, Catherine Flye as Grandma, Chris Genebach as Jackie Elliot, Dan Manning as George, Grant Richards as Adult Billy, Sean Watkinson as Tony Elliot and Eileen Ward as Mum. Billy Elliot: The Musical features a book and lyrics by Lee Hall and an original score by Elton John.P.S. Check out the tour cast of Dear Evan Hansen singing the national anthem before a Denver Broncos game. Christopher Fitzgerald(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Star Files
Nall Park renovations to go for bids. The Roeland Park will take bids on renovations of the restrooms, drinking fountain and shelter at Nall Park, all of which have been in disrepair for several years. Fixing the restrooms is expected to cost about $100,000. Estimates for the drinking fountain are approximately $26,000 and more than $7,000 for the shelter. Renovation of the park facilities has been under discussion for several months at the city council.Driver who fled Prairie Village police appears in court. Raphael Sherman is charged with involuntary manslaughter after he sped away a Prairie Village police officer at 75th and Lamar and seconds later crashed into a car at 75th and Metcalf. Denise Lopez, 39 weeks pregnant, died from her injuries after doctors delivered her baby.The charges carry a sentence ranging from three to 11 years. Sherman’s bond is set at $250,000 [Man accused in Overland Park fatality appears in court – The Kansas City Star]Indians improve to 3-0 in Sunflower League play. SM North’s boys basketball team maintained its perfect Sunflower League record on Tuesday with a 65-44 win over Olathe Northwest on the Ravens’ court. The Indians were led by Marcus Weathers, who went nine of ten from the field and finished the night with 20 points. [SM North boys basketball baffles ONW, 65-44 — Shawnee Dispatch] Share your celebrations with your northeast Johnson County neighbors. On Saturday, we’ll begin running announcements of births, engagements and weddings here on the ol’ shawneemissionpost.com. If you’ve got good news to announce, use this handy form to submit your announcement, and we’ll publish it on the site this weekend.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.
An American entrepreneur is offering young professional women an opportunity to have a fulfilling traveling experience while inspiring young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Africa.The group was recently in Kibera offering their brand of hope in one of Africa’s largest slums.Let’s take a look at that story.