July 24th, Kids Cricket Cancelled
Cricket New Brunswick continued visiting elementary schools this year as well. Starting in spring 2013, stops were made at Park Street, Garden Creek, Gibson Neill Memorial, and Royal Road Elementary schools. Around 250 elemtary schools kids were exposed to Cricket. Feedback from PE teachers was very encouraging.
Royal Road Elementary - "The students were very excited to try something different and are still talking about it."
Gibson Neill Memorial Elementary - "The kids were asking if they could play it again."
Cricket kits were distributed to schools that had not received the kits before.
At the middle school level, Krista Steeves, and Jeff Mott organized sessions at Nashwaaksis Middle School. After the session, Krista summed the day as, "To have such interest from so many students and to know that they are interested in more of the Sport is fantastic.".
Cricket New Brunswicks 2013 Snow Cricket Festival was a massive success.This past Saturday Cricket NB put on the 2nd annual Snow Cricket tournament.The tournament saw 10 teams total take part with the Loyalist Rugby Club well represented with 3 teams in addition to an all women team and other participating teams.
The action and good times came fast and often as all the teams played their hearts out while smiling the entire time. A great East Indian lunch was provided for all players which was absolutely delicious. A major highlight of the tournament was the $1200 raised for Cricket NB development programs and a large portion of the proceeds going to the Fredericton Regional Resource Network (FRRN). FRRN is a partnership of 39 local agencies, organizations and academic departments working to end gender-based violence. Cricket NB is a proud partner in supporting their important work and ongoing campaigns to end violence against our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, nieces, friends, neighbours and colleagues.
Thank you to Sean and the Picaroons Crew, as well as all the local businesses who donated silent auction items, Cash donations (Priority Personelle) for supporting our event!
The following are the new executives for Cricket NB:
President: Dunu Eliaba
1st Vice-President: Samir Patel
2nd Vice-President: Rich Woollin
Treasurer: Jeff Mott
Secretary: Krista Steeves
Player Representative: Mark Outar
KIDS session is CANCELLED for Saturday August 11 due to rain and wet playing conditions.
Cricket NB senior mens cricket team are proud to announce Picaroons as its main sponsor for the 2012 Summer season.
After two very successful summer programs Cricket New Brunswick is back this summer with the exciting Lets-Play-Cricket, summer program for kids.
Be part of the fastest growing sport in Canada. Cricket supports learning outcomes beyond physical education: self-confidence, interpersonal skills, teamwork, integrity and fair play are encouraged and taught with an organized cricket program. Above all Cricket is made accessible to students regardless of social class, gender or ethnic background.
Come out this Summer and enjoy Cricket! The summer program is geared towards both boys and girls (5-12). The program will be conducted at our new location Lincoln Heights Field on Saturday mornings 9:00 - 10:30 AM June 16th- August 25th. Cost is minimal $40 and registrations are scheduled for Tuesday June 12th 5:30 - 7:00 at Lincoln heights Field.
Following is a draft schedule for this upcoming season:
Tuesday - Practice night
Wednesday- "Women's Cricket Night"
Thursday: Fredericton T20 Cricket League
Saturday: Fredericton 40 Over Cricket Competition
To continue on its mission of "Cricket in parks" Cricket New Brunswick organized a 6 a side fun filled tournament on September 10th 2011. The tournament was played as a pilot on the new facility from the City of Fredericton.
Players from various backgrounds and cultures took part in the 4 team event. This is inline with Cricket NB's promotion of Cricket as not only a sport but an inclusion portal for inter-cultural exchange by local communities. With a BBQ on the sidelines and Cricket action in the middle, on a sunny Saturday afternoon crowds got involved in the game as well. Daredevils took on Pagllaa in the finals with Daredevils winning the event.
Cricket NB would like to thank all the volunteers and especially Dan Moore from Wendy's for providing prizes for the winning team.
PEI played wonderful hosts, organizing the 2011 Maritime League finals at Tea Hill Park, Stratford.