ECC’s 2018 AGM
This year’s AGM will be held at the Ecclestone Chalet on December 15, 2018. The event starts at 14:00 and will conclude by 15:30.
All members are welcome to attend.
Cannoli’s 4 kids
One of our sponsors, Del Monaco is involved in a special fund raising. for every cannoli sold on Thursday, August 30, 2018, Del Monaco will donate $0.50 to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
We encourage you to go and get yourself some great cannoli’s!
Here is the information on this event: Cannoli 4 Kids
A nice awards Night 2018
On Wednesday, August 23 we held the Awards night. Pictures of the evening can be viewed.
The winner of the Jana Schmitz award is Frankie Sevo. Congratulations and thank you for your kindness, your friendship and the enthusiasm that you have shown all summer. We are very proud of you.
WE want to thank Erica and Grace who have both announced that this will be their last year as lifeguards at Ecclestone. They have promised to come back next year and see us however! They have both given us some great summers, fun memories and they have impacted our kids positively. We wish them good luck in their future endeavours!
All the amounts raised for the Swim-a-thon have been tallied and we are happy to announce that the ECC members have raised over $2,300 this year! Thank you for your kindness and dedication.
5th Annual Jana Schmitz memorial Swim-a-thon is set for Wednesday, August 15, from 4pm to 7pm
Join us for our annual swim-a-thon benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in memory of Jana Schmitz, an ECC swimmer who passed away at the Children’s in 2014. Swim is 4:30pm-6:30pm, BBQ and bake sale on site. 94.7 HitsFM will be here! Pledge forms available at the pool office or you can can DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
Thanks for helping us support the Children’s in Jana’s memory.
Big Meet Results are in – ECC moves to A for 2019
A big thank you for all the swimmers in coming out to all the meets this summer. Without you, we just couldn’t do it. We can in third at 3387 points behind TMR and Westminster, something to be very proud of!
Individual results are here: Big Meet Results 2018
If you have friends looking to join a pool, encourage them to come have a fun time at ECC.
Thanks again and summer is not over, lets have fun.
Waterpolo playoffs – Mixed U12 is still alive!
On Sunday, August 12th, the ECC Mixed U12 team will be playing a playoff game at home at 10:30am. Please let the coach know ASAP if your child cant make it!
Waterpolo finals – Schedule is out, teams TBA
The Waterpolo finals schedule for Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 is confirmed by the NAA VP of Waterpolo.
Please note that it wont list the teams playing each game until the playoff preliminary games are done (by end of day August 7).
|Saturday, August 18|
|Sunday, August 19|
LXX: Loser of game
WXX: Winner of game
Adult Party – Miami Vice 80’s theme
Join us for our annual Adult Party! Dinner, drinks & fun on Saturday, August 11 starting at 7pm. Tickets available at the canteen as of noon, Monday, August 6. 10$ per person includes dinner & 2 drinks (beer or wine). BYOB and a dessert to share and dress up in your best ’80s gear!
THE can’t miss party of the year!
Halloween in August is on today
Come on by the pool this afternoon, the guards have arranged activities and with the help of the leaders, these events should be a blast!
Don’t forget your costume!
NAA B Time Trials: rained on but the show must go on!
On Saturday, August 4th, we hosted the NAA B Time Trials. The meet started on time at 8:30am with hot weather and clouds. We almost made it to the butterfly events before the thunder and rain decided to stop us at 10:30am. Due to the patience and cooperation of the parents, officials swimmers and coaches, we waited it out until 1:15pm and then proceed with the remaining events/heats.
A big thanks goes out to all those present. Without your patience, understanding and cooperation, we wouldn’t have been able to complete the meet on that same day. Thank you very much to all of you!
A big thanks also goes out mayor Michel Gibson and the city of Kirkland for helping us out when needed and for lending us shelters, it helped the attendees stay dry! And to the parents that volunteered leading up to and during the event, you made this happen! Even to those that lent us their cooler and microwave! Our community stepped up and stood out. you are amazing and thanks for being part of the Ecclestone family!
Time Trials B are coming and we need YOUR help!
- We need coolers for Time Trials– if you have a large cooler that you can lend us on Friday and Saturday for Time Trials, we would appreciateit
- Reminder of food for pot luck– We need your help to prepare food for the officials and volunteers for Saturday! Please go to this link: https://perfectpotluck.com/OLZL9360 and select an entry to help us ensure the other pools are envious and all wish they were at ECC!
- Silent auction– we are looking to put together one or more prizes comprised of 12 bottles of wine. If you are willing to donate a bottle of wine to help us build these prizes, we would appreciate it. Minimum bottle value: $10. We are trying to build packages of12 bottles: 6 red, 2 rose, 4 white. (Please let us know what color you will donate and if you can drop it off by Friday).
- Raffle prizes/silent auction items– if you have any service/product that you wish to donate for the raffle to help us raise money, please let us know by sending an email to : email@example.com
We will be setting up the pool on Friday at 6pm, please come help if you are available. We need muscle to move bleachers and cooks to prepare breakfast sandwiches!
Fun for all!
The parent vs lifeguard waterpolo game started the festivities on Sunday, July 29. What a performance by the parents who edged out the guards at the last minute with a 8-7 win! A revenge match is already being discussed. Keep an eyet out on Instagram, Facebook and here for details to come and encourage both teams!
The talent show was the next thing up and boy this the kids step up their game! There are fantastic talents at ECC; stand-up comedians, signers, and dancers! There was something for everyone, it was a fun show. Even the guards had a number in tribute to ‘Disney!’.
The festivities continued with the always fun and funny Pie in the Face! The lifeguards got their money’s worth! Whipped cream in the face, their ears and their hair. The kids didn’t miss their marks!
And finally the guards had a wonderful time in the water and on deck plating with the kids until closing time. A big thanks goes to the guards for making this day a rocking event!
Our last home meet gets rained on but not out
On Wednesday, July 25, ECC hosted the swim meet and Surrey came out to play. Mother Nature had other plans but we didnt let it dampen our mood. It rained pretty much the whole time with dark ominous clouds teasing up to stop the meet. We ‘weathered’ on and completed the meet by 8:15pm! Thanks for all the volunteers and parents for sticking around on a wet night.
The only time the sun came out was after the meet when we revealed the score:
ECC 576, SUR 397
Great job all and thanks for toughing it out!
Summer Swimmers Meet results are in!
The Summer Swimmers Meet was held on Saturday, July 21 at Briarwood. It was hot, sunny and muggy but our swimmers did great!
All the results can be found by clicking on Summer Swimmers Meet 2018 Results.
Great host PPK gets best score but its not enough to beat ECC
On Wednesday, July 18, PPK hosted our third swim meet. It was hot and sunny that night and the meet ran without a hitch. Our swimmers did great!
According to PPK, their score, 346 was their best score ever but ECC came out strong with 579 points for the win.
Great job by all the swimmers, next up, Summer Swimmer’s Meet!
ECC is Forrest Village Waterpolo U12 tournament champions!
The mixed team of U12 waterpolo players won gold against Westminster in a hard fought match on sunday, July 15! Great job to all players for their hard work and efforts!
You deserve it!
Close swim meet but not enough
On Wednesday, July 11, we hosted our second swim meet against Walters. The meet ended in a loss for ECC with a score of 530 to 506.
Great job everyone, lets get back on the saddle for next week’s meet at PPK!
Friday night events, July 6
We have two great events coming up on Friday night!
- The Summer Mingler! Adults, join us near the BBQ to chat & get to know one another. BYOB and a small snack (appetizer or dessert) to share. Your kids can enjoy the pool while you socialize.
- Movie Night! We’ll be showing JUMANJI 2 at 8pm. All are welcome! Popcorn is 2$ and the canteen will be open for snacks.
We hope to see you there!
Swim Meet #1 blowout
On Wednesday, July 4, we hosted our first swim meet of 2018 in B by welcoming Côte St-Luc.
Unfortunately, the heat and travel distance put off many of the swimmers for CSL and they did not have many swimmers at the meet. The results were therefore one sided in what was a very quick meet (2h09m) with ECC winning 605 to 161.
Well done to our swimmers and thanks to all the volunteers for coming out and helping us run a smooth meet.
Lets keep it up and stay cool until next Wednesday!
Intense heat period – FREE ACCESS
Because of the intense heat warning expected for the next week or so, the Ecclestone pool will be open to the public for free swim periods as per the following schedule:
- Saturday, June 30 – noon to 9pm
- Sunday, July 1- noon to 9pm
- Monday, July 2 – 1:45pm to 9pm
- Tuesday, July 3 – 1:45pm to 9pm
- Wednesday, July 4 – 1:45pm to 5pm – There will be a swim meet that evening
- Thursday, July 5 – 1:45pm to 9pm
Dates and times are subject to change based on temperature.
Bronze Medallion and Cross
We typically run the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross courses starting with the first day of session 1. Unfortunately, this year we could not start on this day but the revised schedule will be as follows:
From July 9th to August 20, Monday 6:30pm to 8pm, and Tuesday 1:45pm to 3:45pm
The final exam is tentatively planned for the week of August 20, date to be confirmed by Mike during the session.
The examination fee from the Lifesaving Society is $37.25 per student, however ECC will be covering $17.25 per student, and each student will need to pay the remaining $20 before the exam to the instructor.
New to the neighbourhood: what is ECC all about?
We’re an outdoor community pool located in Ecclestone Park in the north-east Lacey Green sector of Kirkland, surrounded by sports fields and green space. Open rain or shine from mid-June to the end of August, our friendly pool caters to everyone from toddlers in the baby pool; teens and children in the diving-end and adults who want to swim laps in the big pool.
Your membership opens the door wide-open to summer-long activities. We offer Olympic-Way swimming lessons for all ages, from introduction-to-water to Bronze Cross and Medallion lifesaving classes.
Ecclestone Pool also participates in four team events with other summer pools in the North-Shore Athletic Association (NAA): Diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. Team members can be as young as 6 years-old up to 16 years-old. The teams have regular meets and compete against other pools in the NAA.
If team sports are not your thing, we also host fun social events that make for lasting summer memories. For kids, Halloween in July, movie night and a just for fun mini-triathlon. For families, bingo and cook-outs. For adults, adults-only party and lAquafit.
Ecclestone Pool is Kirkland’s only swimming pool and is run by a volunteer committee comprised of members. Anyone can join. Our membership rates are less expensive than signing up for all our activities individually at an indoor pool. Ecclestone Pool is a fun and safe place to hang-out for the summer. Plus, your kids won’t be in front of screens!
Want to sign up? Click HERE to get the registration form and dive right in!
Clean-up day is on Saturday, June 9, from 9am to noon
Come on by and help us get the facility all ready for this summer! A little help is always welcome and we always have a good time.
Bring your kids, we’ll find something for them to do!
Can you smell it? Spring is on its way and that can only mean one thing: Registration Day 2018
Its that time of year again where we start spending a little more time outside and we start talking about the warm weather that we all look forward to!
With spring fast approaching, its time once again to update your calendar, because the ECC registration day is set for Sunday, May 6th, from 1:30pm to 3pm at the Ecclestone Chalet.
You may download your registration form HERE. You can bring it to registration day or mail it to: 174 Montevista, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC H9B 3A7
See you all there!