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Sylvan Lake Nauticals Elle Couture is ASDC Athlete of the Month

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  • The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for January 2018 is Elle Couture.

    Elle Couture is a 13 year Red Deer resident and competitive Swimmer with the Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club, and an Honor Student at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School in Red Deer.

    Elle started swimming as a child through the Red Cross Swim Kids Program in Red Deer and soon realized that she loved the water.  At age 9 she started competitive swimming locally and in the fall of 2016 joined the Nauticals coached by Trevor Burns.

    Elle has had a great start to the 2017 – 2018 swim season, during the Short Course portion of the year having aged up to the 13-14 Age Group in November.  So far this season she has earned several short course Championship Times as well as one Long Course Championship Time qualifying her for Provincial Championships.

    Elle has made great advances in all of her strokes but has seen the most improvement in the Breaststroke events.  She continues to work on her technique in the pool in addition to dryland strength training which will help her to reach her goals of qualifying for Western Championships, Nationals and the Alberta Summer Games in July 2018.

    With Elle’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her Swimming career!

    ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

    ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month – Elle Couture


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    The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.

    2019 Canada Winter Games

    An interactive schedule for all the sporting events in week 1 of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

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  • The Canada Games Website features a fantastic interactive calendar.  Click on any of the events in this calendar to find all the information you’ll need!

    Interactive Schedule (& Results) for the first week of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

    Sport Fri
    15/02
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    16/02
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    17/02
    Mon
    18/02
    Tue
    19/02
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    21/02
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    22/02
    Artistic Swimming
    Biathlon
    Boxing
    Freestyle Skiing
    Gymnastics
    Hockey
    Ringette
    Speed Skating
    Table Tennis
    Wheelchair Basketball

     


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    Alberta Woman “in a league of her own” passes away at 93

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  • Betty Carveth Dunn (nee Carveth), enshrined in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame just 2 years ago, has died.

    Betty, a member of the Rockford Peaches back in 1945, was one of just 64 Canadian women to play in Phil Wrigley’s World War II era All American Girls Professional Baseball League.   The league and in particular the Rockford Peaches were the inspiration for the Tom Hanks / Geena Davis movie A League of Their Own.

    Dunn was 93.

    The day of her induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame I was fortunate to sit down and interview Betty.  Here’s a post we made for that interview followed by her Induction video for The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

    Born in 1925, Betty Carveth grew up in Grande Prairie, Alberta and became a part of baseball history.

    Betty Carveth was one of only sixty-four Canadian women to play in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.  A right-handed pitcher, she played during the 1945 season with the Rockford Peaches and was traded mid-season to the Fort Wayne Daisies.  She returned home to Edmonton and became the city’s first female Little League Baseball coach and coached the boys for 10 years.  At the age of 12, she pitched for the Twilight Ladies Softball team which won three Peace River Championships in a row.  In the mid-1940s, she pitched for Edmonton’s top-rated Walk-Rite women’s baseball team.

    Betty played for the Walk-Rite team from 1943-1945 at the age of eighteen to twenty.  It was during this time that a scout saw her play and asked her to try out for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the United States; a league that was featured in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.”  Betty played from April to October in 1945, earning $75 a week – which was four times more than she had made as a secretary back in Edmonton.  There was a list of rules and a dress code the players had to abide to, both on and off the field.  They attended a half day of beauty school and were told to look and act like ladies, however while on the field, they were to play ball like men.  Sliding into a base or making a flying catch was not pleasant as the uniforms were short dresses, knee socks, and caps which provided very little protection.

    When the 1945 season closed, Betty returned to Edmonton and demonstrated her love for baseball by promoting and signing autographs throughout the years that followed.  She was named Ambassador of Baseball for the inaugural IBAF (International Baseball Federation) Women’s World Baseball Championship in 2004 and then named Special Ambassador in 2012.  She threw the ceremonial first pitch at both tournaments and did again in 2015 at one of the Edmonton Prospects games.

    As a member of the AAGPBL, Betty was inducted into the American Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, USA in 1988.  She was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 with the Canadian AAGPBL players.


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