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  • 19 Jul 2018 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulation to our Members named to the Toronto Triathlon Festival Mixed Relay Teams! 

    Come cheer on our teams Saturday July 21st, 8:30am start. 


    TTC Mixed Relay - RED TEAM

    Izaura Araujo

    Peter Newhook

    Tara Postnikoff

    Mike Greenberg


    TTC Mixed Relay - BLUE TEAM

    Alexandra Bade

    Bernardo Majano

    Kate Elliott

    Eoin O'Flynn


  • 09 May 2018 6:47 AM | Anonymous

    We've changed our vendor and the new kit is ready for you to order.  The store will be open until May 16th at 8pm.  Order now and your kit is expected to arrive by late June.

    https://www.sugoicustomorder.com/torontotriclub


    Contact Kelly at Marketing@torontotriathlonclub.org for more info.


  • 30 Apr 2018 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    The decision to step down as ED was not an easy one as It has truly been an amazing opportunity and privilege to be part of the evolution of this club for the past 8-9 years.

    When I started with the club in 2008 for help with training for the inaugural Muskoka 70.3, just one year into my triathlon journey, I was overwhelmed but the positivity and the community itself that existed and at the time I had no clue where that journey would end up.  The AGM my first year I still remember was held in the back corner at Whistlers and there were maybe 20 people, most of whom were board members.

    I first joined the Board in 2010 as social director.  I have to admit I was pretty nervous and shy about taking on a role like this especially because the member who had the role before me was so excellent at it and was bursting with energy.  My first big project was planning the AGM for the 5th year anniversary and TTC is now in it’s 12th year! 

    In 2011 I took over the training director portfolio and knew I still had the same big shoes to fill.  I love a good challenge!

    A big thanks to the board of 2013 who saw the opportunity but took a risk in helping to create the ED position based on the growing needs of the club.  This was a big step and change in the structure of the club but by then the demands on the training director were exceeding what a volunteer was able to do.

    The next 4.5 years have been a journey and an opportunity for both professional and personal growth that has meant a lot to me.  I had excellent mentors and resources to help along the way.  I want to thank everyone who I’ve had the opportunity to work with at the board level over the years, as well as the coaches and most importantly the members.  Everyone has helped make this club what it is today, which is an amazing community of likeminded people who happen to share a love for the sport of triathlon.

    I’m not leaving the club I just won’t be running the club.  I’ll still be an active member and coach and you’ll see me at events and races. So lets not think of this as good bye, more like see you again soon!

    Tara


  • 25 Apr 2018 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to all those that attended the Annual General Meeting last Tuesday.  Thank you to our outgoing board members and volunteers for their dedicated service.

    • David Noseworthy- President
    • Lori Goodfellow- Treasurer
    • Clare McCurley - Secretary
    • Linda Kay Richards - Training
    • Kimberly Mutch - Social
    • Halley Georgas - Marketing
    • Jackie Baldwin - Sponsorship
    • Irene Rey - Past President

    Please welcome our new 2018 Board of Directors! You can read more about our board members here.

    • Boni Griffith - President
    • Bill Oliver - Vice President - Stategy
    • Brenda Santos - Vice President - Member Experience
    • Sean Croon - Secretary
    • Shannon Brooks - Treasurer
    • Lesley Taylor - Training
    • Amy Lam - Social
    • Kelly Smith - Marketing
    • Tim Bishop - Communications
    • Leanne Briscoe - Sponsorship
    • Cassandra Siwek - Membership
    • David Noseworthy - Past President
    And our Community Support Members (non voting)
    • Laura Beatty- Events Marketing Manager
    • Diana Gonzalez - Volunteer Coordinator
    • Sara Tomenson - Training Support
    • Lori Goodfellow - Bookkeeper 
  • 21 Feb 2018 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    After more than 4 years as the Club’s first Executive Director and 3 years of prior service on the Board, current ED, Tara Postnikoff will be stepping down to further pursue other professional opportunities, as of April 30th, 2018.  Tara will continue to be an active member of the Club as well as valued resource for the Club; as coach and sponsor.


    As a result the Club is now seeking candidates for Executive Director.   Please submit your resume and cover letters attention David Noseworthy to  Info@torontotriathlonclub.org by Friday March 16th, 2018.   

    Position:  Executive Director, Toronto Triathlon Club

    Reports to:  President and Board of Directors of Toronto Triathlon Club

    A key figure in the Toronto Triathlon Club (“TTC or Club”), working in support of the Club’s vision and mission; to be Toronto’s leading multisport community, dedicated to connecting and developing triathletes of all levels.

    Summary of Position:

    The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director involve the administration, coordination and successful execution of training and triathlon related activities for the Club.  The management of these activities entails liaising with sponsors, club coaches and subject matter experts to offer relevant, innovative and cost-effective opportunities for Club members.  The Executive Director provides support to the Board of Directors in other operational areas as required.

    Part time role, approximately 10 - 12 hours per week, successful candidate will have the ability to manage their hours based upon the Club's needs and their personal schedule. Responsibilities can be fulfilled remotely with the exception of required attendance at events and meetings as described below.

    Responsibilities of the Executive Director

    Calendar of Events:

    • Ongoing development and management of the “Training Calendar of Events” with the Training Director.  This includes identifying, organizing and managing an average of 2-to-4 monthly clinics and training seminars. With help from the Club’s Administrative Assistant, following up on the success of these sessions though feedback forms and reporting back to board/Training Director in a timely manner.
    • Coordinate with sponsors as needed to organize and host clinics, activities and events with Training Director / Sponsorship Director
    • Attend Club activities whenever possible and/or arrange Board Member attendance at club activities.
    • Explore new Club opportunities in areas of training, events and other activities related to triathlon in line with the Club’s core values and strategies

    Coaches / Support Staff / Group Leaders:

    • Organize and manage coaches’ and leaders’ contracts with over-sight from the Training Director.
    • Hiring Lifeguards and other support staff with help of Training Director
    • Helping organize coaching development seminars/ activities for coaches and group leaders
    • Oversight of Admin Assistant and duties

    Camp Facilitation

    • Schedule, organize training camps (Arizona/Winter, Collingwood, Development camp, Muskoka, etc), including, but not limited to:
    • booking of accommodations,
    • hiring coaches to run the camps in cooperation with the Training Director
    • budgeting with the Treasurer/Training Director,
    • oversee the purchasing of awards, swag and supply needs with Marketing Director.

    Compliance with Triathlon Ontario

    • Complete and submit sanctioning documentation for Club activities to ensure liability and insurance coverage along with Training Director.

    Management + Communications:

    • Communicate regularly with Board of Directors and attend all Board meetings
    • Prepare and review weekly eblast with Admin Assistant or Communications director
    • Communicate with coaches and member participants about changes in training programs
    • Assist in development of social media objectives, content and calendar, in conjunction with Communications Director. While periodically managing the social media accounts along with the Admin Assistant.
    • Communication to the Board of Directors as needed or at least monthly on activities and needs
    • Member recognition – finalization of end of year awards along with Board

    Revenue Generation

    • Ideate and organize events that are revenue generating to sustain the role as self-funding.

    Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

    Qualifications:

    • Post Secondary Education completed; degree or diploma
    • NCCP Triathlon Trained or equivalent coaching certification or willing to complete expeditiously upon hire

    Work Experience:

    • Priority given to candidates with experience as a triathlon or athletic club executive/manager or high working knowledge of the requirements of managing a triathlon or athletic not for profit club.
    • Managing and being accountable to multiple stakeholders

    Qualities:

    • Self starter, works well independently and with minimal supervision
    • Initiative; volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities, seeks increased responsibilities, pursues opportunities, seeks and offers help when needed.
    • Goal oriented, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against high standard of excellence.
    • Teamwork: Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback and puts success of team above own interests.
    • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation and able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
    • Leadership skills and experience
    • Project management skills
    • Knowledge of triathlon (highly recommended)
    • Existing network in triathlon (ideal)
    • Marketing / event planning experience
    • Limited conflicts of interest (recommended not a coach or professional in the Triathlon Industry)
    • Excellent communicator
    • Experience with execution of strategic plans/initiatives
    • Committed to the growth and development of the Club and the sport of triathlon as a whole
    • Ability to work outside of standard business hours; evenings, weekends

    Compensation:

    To be determined


  • 02 Sep 2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered at our final Splash n Dash event on August 30th! 

    Distances: ~600m swim and ~3.5km run

    Top Finishers by Category:

    Men:  Eóin Ó'Flynn, Gordon Ngan, Peter Newhook

    Women:  Caroline Bolduc, Maryna Cowling, Michelle Karunarante

    2017.08.30_TTC Splash 'N Dash_Results.pdf

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    Congratulations to our Splash n Dash series winners!
    Women:

    1st - Caroline Bolduc

    2nd - Michelle Karunarante

    Men:

    1st - Eóin Ó'Flynn

    2nd - Bernardo Majano

    3rd - Michael Mandel


  • 10 Aug 2017 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone who participated in and volunteered for the first Toronto Triathlon Club Splash 'N Dash event in Aug 9th at Cherry Beach.  


    Distances: ~600m swim and ~3.5km run

    Top Finishers by Category:

    Men:  Eóin Ó'Flynn, Peter Newhook, Bernardo Majano

    Women:  Caroline Bolduc, Michelle Karunarante, Isabelle Tremblay

    2017.08.09_TTC Splash 'N Dash_Results.pdf

     

    First Place: Eóin Ó'Flynn and Caroline Bolduc 


    Second Place: Michelle Karunarante and Peter Newhook

  • 19 Jul 2017 9:50 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone who participated in and volunteered for the first Toronto Triathlon Club Splash 'N Dash event in July 19th at Cherry Beach.  

     

    Distances: ~600m swim and ~3.5km run

    Top Finishers by Category:

    Men:  Eóin Ó'Flynn, Cody Caissie, Bernardo Majano

    Women:  Caroline Bolduc, Maryna Cowling, Michelle Karunarante

    2017.07.19_TTC Splash 'N Dash_Results.pdf


  • 10 Jul 2017 6:24 PM | Anonymous

    Our weekly Wednesday coached OWS sessions are back and they are one of the TTCs premium benefits to our members. We had over 50 athletes out last week! Now that OWS season is here, we have a few rules and guidelines to help make the evening run smoothly with so many participants.

    1.  Sign up.  We require you to sign up weekly to secure your spot and to make our check in process more efficient.  If you arrive at the beach and you have not signed up online we will not be able to check you in until we have checked in all others.   

    2.  Arrive Early.  It takes time to put on your wetsuit and get changed and checked in.  Arriving at 6:25pm will delay your entry to the water and you’ll likely miss some key instructions from the coach.  You will be given your TTC OWS latex swim cap on July 12th.  Please bring it with you each week for practice.  If you do not attend on July 12th please see the volunteer or coach at check in to receive one.  Please only take one swim cap over the course of the season.

    3.  Check In.  Please find the volunteer coordinator for check-in on the lake-side of the change station at Cherry Beach.  Check-in will commence by 6:15pm on most days.  Please be patient.  There is only one volunteer and many of you.  We need to know who enters the water as part of our insurance plan.

    4.  See Coach by 6:30pm.  After checking in with the volunteer, please  proceed to the beach, west side of the lifeguard station to see Miranda and our group leader for pre-swim instructions and review of the workout.  Each week Coach Miranda will be working on a different skill set.  For a complete list of skills that will be covered visit https://www.torontotriathlonclub.org/page-1570799.  If you arrive late, please wait until Miranda had given all the instructions and the practice has started before asking what you missed.

    5. Be Respectful.  There are a few other groups at Cherry Beach on Wednesday nights which results in a lot of people and sometimes some confusion.  We are all there to train and have fun, so please follow the rules.  

    6.  Splash N Dash events. Lastly on July 12, Aug 9 and Aug 30th, TTC is running a series of timed Splash N Dash (Swim/Run event).  If you want to participate please sign up on the website.  Volunteers are always welcome.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Training Director Linda-Kay at Training@torontotriathlonclub.org

    Linda Kay Richards

    Training Director
    Toronto Triathlon Club
    www.torontotriathlonclub.org



  • 01 Jun 2017 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    President's Message,  May 2017

    With the 2017 racing season upon us, I wanted to update all our members on some of the exciting milestones achieved to date, as well as events and initiatives that are in the works.

    Board update

    Since the new Board year started in November, the team has been busy!  I would like to extend a huge thank you to our volunteer Board: Brenda Santos (VP); Lori Goodfellow (Treasurer); Clare McCurley (Secretary); Boni Griffith (Membership); Halley Georgas (Marketing); Jacqueline Baldwin (Sponsorship); Kimberley Mutch (Social); Linda Kay Richards (Training); and a warm welcome to Kelly Smith (Communications).  I would also like to thank: our Past President Irene Rey; Community Members Laura Betty, Diana Gonzales and Ariel Weis; our Executive Director, Tara Postnikoff; and Administrative Assistant, Elisa Iannarelli.

    Read more from David Noseworthy.


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