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Denise is currently taking maternity leave from her position as Director of Student Life at Branksome Hall girls school in Toronto. Grandparents Mary and Herb are thrilled!
Stephen Dibblee checked in with a quick call in April. His three children are now eight, six, and two. Brad Digweed is back in the pool training with St. Mark Johnston and wife Karen welcomed a sister for Megan in November with the birth of Kimberley.
They continue in Vancouver. Amber Miners Mossey has been a pediatrician — the only one — in Iqaluit since Her work also includes outreach clinics throughout the north, and regular emergency transfers of sick children to more southern Canadian locations. She is married to former Queens swimmer Mark Mossey, a lawyer who is writing policy for the still-new territory. Amber and Mark have two children — Stella and Gabriel — and a third on the way. Lila and her husband Mike have two daughters Charlotte and Vera.
After a stint engineering in Canada and South America, Lila settled down to a teaching degree and some classroom teaching. She continues to run marathons for fun. Karl Trimble dropped by to swim a practice while visiting his family in Niagara. Karl is living and working in the Okanagan valley. McCANN, Bridie Kathleen — It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter Bridie on December 23,after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
In her 36 years she achieved so much: Bridie was always eager to try new adventures such as zip lining, kayaking the lower Niagara River and most recently kiteboarding. Her greatest characteristic was how she valued family. Whether immediate or extended members, she cherished time with them. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A deep thank-you to the surgeons and nurses at Juravinski Cancer Hospital, Dr.
David Reimer and staff, and her dear friends who spent hours and nights with her at the hospital and her home. Summer Baldev Ahluwalia was inducted into the Brock Badgers Hall of Fame in June ; in recognition of his outstanding career as a Badger swimmer: He received his award from Herb deBray. We welcomed Courtney Braun back to the pool this spring. Courtney has been working hard on recovering her fitness with the goal of swimming for Queens, where she is at school, starting in the fall of Amanda Civak came by to visit in June.
Amanda is in Waterloo working as an insurance fraud investigator for Manulife Financial. Gillian Coles is nursing full time at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.
Victoria is also coaching alongside Mark and swimming in her spare moments… and likely enjoying the beaches that make Antigua famous!
Megan deBray Dawson and her husband welcomed their first baby, Arthur, on May 3. Megan and family live in Ancaster. Eliott has now graduated from Brock with an Education degree in addition to his Phys-Ed degree. Brothers Mark and Matt Johnston both came by to join into a swim practice at Brock to celebrate the family get-together.
Mark Mitchell became a first-time dad on June 25 with partner Deleicia giving birth to a baby girl in Antigua: Clarington Swim Club in Durham will be gaining a new head age group coach in the fall of Sarah Whyte dropped by for a swim in preparation for the Lake Placid Ironman her third.
Sarah, now living in Markham, is currently completing her PhD through the University of Waterloo with a focus on communications within the health care field. The Hall of Fame adds a few deserving athletes every second year, with Kirsty Salmon adding her name in Christine Arsenault successfully conquered Lake Ontario in August Congratulations to Christine on an awesome feat!
Andre-Paul Baillargeon-Smith was married this fall in Jordan. Tom coached several swimmers to finalist placings at Olympic Trials, and had top performer Chantal Vanlandeghem miss the Olympic Team by the merest fraction: Mike Lavender and his wife Monika just had their second child. They live in Sasktoon where their oldest child is now swimming with the Saskatoon Lasers, while Mike continues with Masters Swimming.
Kathy Richardson was honoured at the Olympic Trials as part of the Olympic Team that never had the opportunity to attend. It was a nice reunion with almost the entire team in attendance.
Colleen Smith welcomed her first child, Eric, last July. The family lives in Prince George. Congratulations to Victoria Smith on posting the highest average of any University of Ottawa athlete in Lisa Spiering dropped by to say hello in October. She is in her third year of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo.
Summer Christine Arsenault is busy preparing to conquer Lake Ontario this summer! Read her story at www. Frank Coy is returning to coaching!
Now retired from RBC, Frank has agreed to come back to coaching in the season. His duties will mostly be working with the varsity team, although he may also do some technique work with the youngest age groupers. Herb, who has been coaching in Ancaster, will be keeping busy coaching some little people in Burlington next season.
Brad Gionet dropped by to swim a few practices early in July as he prepares for the Louisville Ironman next month. Campbell Hastings dropped by this spring while his grade six class was visiting Brock. Meanwhile Todd Major has also recently been hired into the Niagara Catholic School Board, where he has been helping Micki Dockman Staples coach the Notre Dame school swim team over the past few seasons.
Brianne McCann Pozzobon had her first child in Aprila boy. Anette Partridge Nossiter, who coached with us while swimming for the Badgers, is now coaching in West Vancouver. Her duties there include working with a potential future Paralympian. She was recently married on July Robert Pearson dropped by a practice while visiting in Niagara. Working as a technical writer in Montreal, he and wife Joyce celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in June. They have three children.
Gillian Richardson will be a first-time mom this fall! Andrea Boucher Shemilt swim combined with brother Chris Boucher bike and husband Dave Shemilt run to win the relay event at the Welland Triathlon. Colleen Smith had a boy, Eric, born June 29! Maria Trimble has just graduated from New York University. Ian Young is now a Vancouver firefighter. Krystin Zafra has just bought a house in Etobicoke, where she is running the intro programme for Etobicoke Swim Club.
Lisa Bluteau ex Teen coach is doing post-graduate work in palaeontology at the University of Calgary, while also working in the oil sands at Fort McMurray when needed. Alex Bogusat dropped by Brock in January for a quick visit. She has completed her undergrad at Queens and is currently doing a Masters in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Lindsay Eller currently works as a postdoctoral fellow in kinesiology at the University of Calgary.
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She successfully defended her PhD last year, and has no desire to move away from Calgary, the mountains, and the skiing—and so is still working there.
Brad Gionet placed sixth at the Niagara Marathon, running 2: Caitlin Allain and Gillian Coles ran the half-marathon. Jennifer Johnston is now working for the Canadian government.
She is engaged to be married. Scott Ling was married to Emily Lin in September Peter Szaflarski and Dave Ling were both in the wedding party, while our ex-meet manager Karen Ling obviously had a major role.
Brianne McCann is excited to be having her first child later this spring. Bri and her husband live in St. Amber Miners just had her second child, Gabriel, a brother to Stella.
Amber is practising in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Amanda Schmitke is engaged and is currently enrolled at the University of Calgary. Colleen Smith and her partner Cam are expecting their first child in June —a boy.
They have just purchased a house in Lake Cowichan, BC. A year member of the Canadian Paralympic Swim Team, Elisabeth competed at the Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens Paralympic Games, winning three gold, one silver and two bronze medals overall.
She broke several Canadian and world records and served as team captain for more than half her career. Also in the wedding party were Brad Childs and Stacy Galbraith. Colleen won the Free as well as the Fly in her age group, and added a pair of Silvers as well.
She also helped set a World Record in the Free Relay for the combined age group: The University there is in the process of building a pool so Brian is planning on doing some volunteer varsity coaching once it is open. Dena Durand is having fun coaching with the Kelowna AquaJets. Brad has finished his stint in Ottawa and will be assigned to Toronto in September and as Dale has been coaching Carleton University the past two years, they will be losing their coach.
Brad is getting ready to race an Ironman in Kentucky at the end of the summer. Kyle Guembel won his first major international title this spring by taking the All Japan Strongman Triathlon.
Rebecca Haight is expecting her first child soon! She was part of the escort for the Queen on Canada Day. Watch some of her work here: Scott has also announced his wedding for September 19 in Scarborough, following on the heels of brother Dave Ling who celebrated his wedding with Nathalie LaCoste July Rick Morris is now married and is a dad.
Rick continues as a doctor in Calgary. Sarah Nickerson is back in Niagara after several years teaching overseas, most recently in Thailand, and is currently going through the application process to join the Niagara Regional Police.
Amy Sharp-Ross dropped by practice with her new baby in June. Husband Craig Ross, a Mississauga firefighter, is currently taking training to become a personal fitness consultant with that department. Colleen Smith is engaged, with the wedding set for the summer of in BC.
Sister Hilary Smith continues to live in Fredericton. Mom Sarah Smith, meanwhile, is currently completing her Masters at the University of Victoria but recently dropped by Toronto.
Karl Trimble dropped by for a practice in April. He has since moved back to Calgary, where he is working as a bike mechanic for the summer before heading back to school this fall. After 30 years or more as the Walker Invitational, our annual fall classic is undergoing a name change starting in The competition will now be known as the Joe Kerkhoven Memorial Walker Invitational, in honour of the man who started the whole thing off.
Meanwhile, David Shemilt was coerced into presenting awards when he arrived for the Badger Alumni Event on the Saturday evening. Mary and Herb deBray were honoured guests at the event. Baldev Ahluwalia was hoping to attend the Badger Alumni reunion, but an invitation to the Super Bowl that weekend took precedence.
Colleen was happy to get back to her favourite pool! Alumni are reminded to be sure to drop in on them when in Niagara! Dawn Staz Hunchak was in touch via email recently. She has a family now, lives in Fonthill, and is a teacher and triathlete.
Anna Szaflarski and Matt Johnston have been dropping by on a regular basis lately for Tuesday morning practices at Brock. Fall Andre-Paul Baillargeon-Smith is engaged to be married. A-P lives and trains in Victoria with the National Triathlon team but dropped by when he was at home in September. Lindsay Watson Brennan lives in Niagara Falls with her husband and two girls. Naomi coached Olympic Way a few years ago at Brock while doing her Masters degree here. She has moved on from tour cycle races to doing Ironman Triathlons for fun.
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They are living in Ottawa. Ex-coach Bruce Haslam dropped by the Walker Invitational to say hi. He is married with three children, living in St. Catharines, and managing PetSmart in Burlington. Mark will carry the torch in Grand Forks while Elisabeth has a section in Princeton both places in British Columbia where husband Ian Young will be there to cheer her on. Gregg Gleason, another swimming alumni and current coach with Brock, is also running the torch literally right in front of his house in St.
He is open to visits! Gillian Richardson has returned home to Ontario after spending a year coaching in Nova Scotia. Marys—and recently brought a group of her swimmers to the Walker Invitational. If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities.
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