Call for Nominations – ALPS

Over the past 61 years ALPS has been a leader of aquatic activities that promote fun, fair play and sportsmanship. We have grown from 4 to 22 participating clubs, and expanded from competitive swimming to include water polo, synchronized swimming and diving programs for more than 4000 young athletes.

We could not have accomplished this without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers who have cared for our community-oriented organization and have had the vision to help it grow. As we look to the next sixty years, we need your help to keep our ALPS family strong.

As you know, ALPS is a 100% volunteer run association. Our current executive committee consists of 15 members, of which only three have children participating in ALPS activities today. At this year’s AGM, there are three vacant executive positions up for election:


The current President and Webmaster have kindly agreed to shadow the new members for the full year to ensure continuity and support. We ask that all ALPS Reps forward this call for nominations to their pools communities.

Anyone can be nominated or you can nominate yourself. Please forward the Names of the Nominees by 12:00pm on May 1, 2019 to Janice O’Dette, ALPS Secretary: [email protected]

A list of all nominations will be sent to the ALPS Representatives and current Executive members on May 2, 2019 in preparation for the AGM on May 3, 2019.

Thank you for your continued support.
The ALPS Executive

Lynn Lécuyer, President
John Rogers, Vice President
Garry Milton, Past President
Ray Oldenburg, Treasurer
Janice O’Dette, Secretary
Don Field , Webmaster
Garry Dearn, Director of Swimming
Don Norris, Director of Swimming

Greg Bielby, Swimming Coordinator, Section A
Craig Domanski, Swimming Coordinator, Section B
Paige Fairlie, Swimming Coordinator, Section C
Veronique Allard, Diving Coordinator
Marie Hilaire, Diving Coordinator
Nick Tatigian, Water Polo Coordinator
Mollie Crevier-Morin, Synchro Coordinator

New Season, New Chalet, Same Great Community

We’re excited to open the doors on the brand new chalet. We get the keys from the city on June 1st, and registration day is Saturday, June 2nd. Come out, register, meet the staff for 2018, sign your child(ren) up for lessons and get a first peek at our new facilities. Gates open at 10am and we’ll be accepting registrations until 2pm.

Early pool closure

Dear members,

Following many comments and emails, I would like to remind all our members that the closing day for Lakeshore will be August 17th. On Friday, the city will decommission all pool equipment so that construction can start next Monday. With the tight project schedule and the penalty clauses for any project delay, the city wanted to be certain that the pool be available for construction. It is after much effort that the city allowed us to stay open until the 17th but staying open next weekend was not a option as it would have jeopardized the project timeline.

Another reminder: all Lakeshore members with a valid membership card will be admitted to other outdoor pools in Pointe-Claire.

Thank you for your understanding.

Lakeshore Committee

Closing BBQ

closingBBQDear Lakeshore Families and Friends,

It’s been a spectacular Summer at Lakeshore. Not only was the weather fabulous, but the pool had a tremendous year in all programs. We are all so proud of our Lakeshore Community! But it’s not over just yet. Our annual Closing BBQ is this Saturday, August 27th. As I type, the forecast for Saturday is sunny with only a bit of cloud, a high of 25 (feeling like 28). Sounds just about perfect. Here is what you need to know:

  • Activities and games start around 2:00 pm
  • Dinner will start around 5:00 pm
  • We will have burgers and hotdogs for sale
  • We will have beer and perhaps sangria as well for sale
  • If you wish, you may bring what you would like to grill for dinner (the grill is plenty big enough to share though we may need to take turns cooking.) Please no shellfish due to some allergies we have learned of.

In keeping with our past tradition, your contributions would be appreciated as follows:

  • Families whose last name begins with the letter A – M are asked to bring a dessert to share
  • Families whose last name begins with the letter N – Z are asked to bring a salad to share

As a tradition,  the kids are invited to build a boat for a race (will require one person to ride the boat and others to move the boat along).

The committee and I are very much looking forward to seeing you all there. Please come make this a day to remember. The laughter was raucous last year – let’s see if we can make it even louder

Doris Hawaleshka
Social Coordinator