Archive: September 2004
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SEPTEMBER 30 - SHEWFELT REP FOR RAISE-A-READER CAMPAIGN
Calgary's Kyle Shewfelt graces the cover of today's Calgary Herald,
discussing the importance of reading. Shewfelt, a gold medallist at the recent
2004 Olympic Games, is this year's representation for the Calgary Herald's
Raise-a-Reader campaign. The campaign raises funds for local literacy programs.
"Reader is what has inspired me all these years...it's kept my head
together," Shewfelt told the Calgary Herald. "It has motivated me to
keep training and working towards my goals." Shewfelt credits various
motivational books for his positive mental edge, including Seven Habits of
Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, In Pursuit of Excellence by Terry Orlick,
and Body Mind Mastery by Dan Millman, a book he read at the pre-Olympic training
camp in Spain.
SEPTEMBER 20 - JUNIORS GET EARLY START TO SEASON
|Patulli at the 2004 Canadian|
Canada's top juniors have a busy October ahead. The Junior Pan American
Championships kick off October 12, in San Salvador, El Salvador. Team Canada is lead by two veterans of this year's Junior Pacific Alliance team, Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs (Sport Seneca) and Rebecca Simbhudas (now at Pulsar's). Joining them are Alyssa Brown (Mississauga) and Kelsey Hope (Gemini). Originally an alternate, Simbhudas stepped in with Aisha Gerber's recent withdrawal. New alternate Jennifer Lezeu (Cambridge Kips) will travel with the girls to a pre-meet training camp at the Karolyi Ranch, October 5 - 12, 2004. The training camp will also feature a friendly dual, between Canada and host USA. Joining the team in El Salvador are coaches Carol-Angela Orchard and Liuda Korolenko.
The Junior Pan American Games homecoming marks departure for a second team
Canada, this group leaving for competition in England. WIMGYM's Dawn Petulli joins three athletes from Sport Seneca for the October 23-24 competition, senior Ellen McCarthy and juniors Leslie Mak and Nicole Heikkeila. Seneca coach Lisa Cowan is also
making the trip.