The Fall Clinics for pitching, catching and advanced skills are now full. Thank you to everyone who signed up.
We will be having a registration process for the Winter Clinics during our Winter Skate in December. Keep an eye on this website for further details. Alternatively you may contact Stacy Novack or Al Betts to book a spot for these Winter Clinics.
Santa Arrives in Whitby on Saturday, December 2nd
We hope everyone who attended our second WGSA Halloween event had as much fun as the Junior board did in planning it! But now it's on to our next WGSA special event-the Whitby Santa Claus parade!
Though it is hard to believe, it is time to starting thinking about Christmas and what better way than to join your fellow WGSA members in the annual JCI Whitby Santa Claus parade! If you can join us that would be super! This is a great opportunity to kick-start the Christmas season and re-connect with both "new and old" friends from your 2017 ball team.
The 2017 JCI Whitby Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday December 2nd with the theme "Candy Cane Christmas". Please mark your calendar and join us in this unique community event that inspires delight and wonder for the young and the young at heart. We want to get as many WGSA members out as possible showing off our great "Whitby Lightning Spirit"! We need lots of WGSA members to help us hand out 8000 candy canes, especially considering this year's theme!!
The parade will start 10:00 am at corner of Brock Street and Manning Road. It then heads south on Brock and finishes at Rotary Park. The finish time will be approx. 11:30-12:00, depending upon the number of floats and how fast we move! The dispersal and pick up location for the WGSA participants will be in the general vicinity of Rotary Park, close to the gazebo.
Our meeting place for anyone wishing to join us will be at the intersection of Bassett Blvd and Garden streets in Whitby - behind the Durham region headquarters building off Garden. Please enter from Garden, as Manning will be closed in both directions from Brock to Garden. We will walk from there to our actual float location somewhere on north side of Manning. We will have a WGSA banner on display to make it easy for you to spot us! Parents and siblings are also very welcome to walk with the players. Please dress appropriately for the weather as we sometimes stand around for quite some time before the floats actually start moving. We suggest arriving between 9:30 and 10:00am, as we need to be at our designated float location for 10 am.
For those wishing to participate, please send an email to Paul Tobin. If you would like more parade details please visit www.whitbysantaclausparade.ca. Any high school students who want to participate and help us monitor the younger players, community service hours are available. Just bring your forms and a WGSA director will sign off!
We hope you enjoyed last year in WGSA and we hope to see you all again next year back on the diamonds as well as in December in the Parade!
Paul Tobin, Director, WGSA.
WGSA Text Messaging About Rainouts
Did you know that the WGSA has a text messaging service used to inform parents when rainouts occur? With all of the rain that we have had this season, many people have found this service to be extremely useful.
If you would like to benefit from this service, log onto your WGSA account and edit your profile to add a cell phone number. The text messages are automatically sent to anyone who has recorded their cell phone number. (Don't worry if you don't remember how to log on. Go to the log on page and you will see instructions for finding your username and having your password emailed to you.
On the other hand, if you have been receiving these messages, but would rather opt out, simply log on and delete your cell phone number.
Please DO NOT reply to these text messages. The service is automated and the phone number is not monitored for incoming messages.
Hopefully, we won't need this service for the rest of a sun-shining season.
Volunteer Police Check News
Need a Police Record Check? The Durham Regional Police Services, Police Record Check processing and finger print scanning unit is on the 3rd floor, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby.
Whitby Lightning Clothing
Once again WGSA has partnered with Roy's Enterprise to offer our logo-emblazoned clothing online!
Does your child have a birthday coming up? Order some logowear. Would mom and dad like to show support for their daughter? Order some logowear. Click here to go to the clothing order form website.
If you would like to try on the clothing for sizing purposes please visit Roy's store at 1609 McEwen Dr in Whitby.
Long Term Player Development
WGSA has long been concerned with the physical fitness of our community and has been committed to providing fitness opportunities for girls from ages 5 - 24. Within the last few years Canada, through its participation with sports organizations, has also become committed to formalizing this ideal. Click on the picture above to see what is happening in this area.