2014/15 Ontario Schedule


November 21: OBTA Baton Day


April 11: Spectrum North


April 18: Comets


April 25: Camaros

Clarington Central High School


May 9: Pizzazz


May 16, 17 &18: IC Qualifier

Winnipeg, MB


May 23 & 24: Ontario Provincial Championships

Durham College


June 27-July 2: Canadian Championships

Durham College


August 5-9: IC and August 10-11 Grand Prix

Abbotsford, BC

Contacts Regarding Events:

Pizzazz: Kim Genton kimgenton@gmail.com

Spectrum: Jen Meron   j.meron@rogers.com

Camaros: LeeAnn Wilson   law660@rogers.com

Comets:   Tonya Lee   cometsbaton@hotmail.com

Ontario Schedule ’15

Updated OBTA membership form

OBTA-Membership-Form September 2014

Membership info and forms from CBTF

Club Membership Form 104 (2)

Revised Waiver form

Form B

Membership Information Memo

example of batch

Form A

OBTA Fall Annual AGM

OBTA Fall Annual General Meeting
Sunday September 14, 2015
2-5 pm
Quality Suites Toronto Airport
262 Carlingview Dr
Toronto, ON
Agenda Attached
Mark this day on your calendars and don’t miss out on the many updates from the CBTF meetings!
We ask that you come with names of those from your clubs who would be interested in volunteering at Canadians ’15
LeeAnn Wilson
OBTA President

Promo for Spectrum Baton Club Aurora and Newmarket

“Spectrum Baton Club Promo 2014!”

Spectrum Baton Club Aurora and Newmarket has shared a video playlist with you on YouTube
Spectrum Baton Club Promo 2014!
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Volunteers needed

Once again, a reminder that OBTA “needs” people to support baton twirling in our province and have a vision for our future.  Volunteering is very rewarding and OBTA needs your assistance!  Let your name stand for one of the many positions open on our executive.  Contact Kim Genton for information on positions available! 

Hoping to hear from you,
Kim Genton

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Baton Days

Dear Membership
after reaching out to the coaches it seems the majority would prefer our
clinic/ workshop to be in November.  The weekend will be November 22nd for
the clinic and November 23rd for the Private Lessons.  Please contact Kim if
your club is interested in having private lessons or wish one of the coaches
hired to come to your club during the week for additional lessons.  We want
our guest coaches to be as much help to our coaches while they are here as
Now that we have our weekend chosen I will be reaching out for coaches and
let you all know who is coming. 

Saturday night will be the judges workshop. 

There will be a half day available for athletes.  Please let me know if
there is anything specific you would like offered at the clinic.

Tables will be available for costume sales, fundraising tables, Christmas
sales, etc at the clinic! Start looking for your cookie recipe soon!

Kim Genton

Baton Days

Dear Coaches:
OBTA is already fast at work planning how we can assist you with your season.  We have decided to run our regular February baton day on October 17th  2014, weekend in the Brampton area. We are planning the following:
: offering coaches access to our staff early in the week for choreography 
: private lessons to assist with ICup preperations or regular contest season
: judges workshop as well as masters update
: used costumes sale or booth purchase for fundraising purposes.
: an outstanding clinic for athletes of all ages and levels!

Put this date as a must on your CALENDER!  Contact Kim Genton with your ideas as well as any services your club may need that this weekend could assist with.Kimgenton@gmail.com

Working together makes Ontario a stronger twirling province!
Kim Genton 
Past President. 

Ps. Get your sanctions for lessons  in to Kim Nicholson to avoid September rush.


Dear OBTA members:

August quickly approaches, and with our last month of summer on the horizon, comes the planning for the next baton season!  It’s a big year for Ontario as we host the Canadian Championships here in Ontario next year! This major event will have all eyes on Ontario and we want to be at our best. With that said its time for elections! Now more than ever we need people to advance our sport in Ontario. The following positions are available for nominations.

1st VP voted on at the AGM 
2nd VP is appointed by board at anytime up until the AGM as it is a one year term due to Steven Kopas resigning.  Please contact Lee Ann Wilson if there is interest in this position. 
Secretary- voted on at the AGM
Technical Chair Rep – voted on at the AGM
Judges Rep – online voting begins September 1st, 2014
Coaches Rep  – online voting begins September 1st, 2014 
Group Rep – online voting begins September 1st, 2014
Membership Chairperson – this is an appointed position by the board. Please contact Lee Ann Wilson if interested. 

If you wish to nominate someone for one of the above positions you must get their consent first, and then send a nomination e mail stating the individuals name, contact e mail and the position they would like to run for to Kimgenton@gmail.com by August 30th /2014. Hopefully giving everyone a thirty day time period will be enough time for people to reach out to our membership looking for new leadership! One strong, motivated individual can make a difference for us all. 

If you are interested in either appointed position contact Lee Ann Wilson our president.

Nominations will be announced on August 31st for the positions that are applicable for  online voting. All persons eligible to vote will be contacted by OBTA.  For example, it is only the judges in Ontario who vote for the judges rep position. Voting will close onSeptember 13th, 2014 at midnight. Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on September 14th, 2014  for the positions that had online voting as well as any appointments that have taken place.  All other positions will be voted on at the AGM. 

Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Kim Genton
Past President for OBTA in charge of elections.

Robin Hills

It is with sadness that we inform you of the loss of Robin Hills from Oshawa, ON who passed away peacefully on July 6, 2014. Robin was responsible for designing the Membership System and Tabulation program used by CBTF and for many years prepared the set systems used by numerous clubs within the province of Ontario. Robin will be greatly missed by many of us in the baton world.


HILLS, David Robin (Rob) – Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on July 6, 2014. Will be greatly missed by brother Glenn (Sandra), nephew Daryl (Nancy) and niece Carly (Rob). Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through http://www.aftercare.org/ If desired, donations may be made to the Ontario Lung Association at on.lung.ca .

Published in the Toronto Star from July 12 to July 13, 2014