NORAC News Feed


Greetings NORAC Families.
There are open bingo spots that still need to be filled for May and June.

  • May 26 8 PM – 2 floor positions
  • June 1 8 PM – cashier, floor
  • June 22 8 PM – 2 floor positions

Several families have outstanding bingos for this year and remember extra bingos give you $40 + 40 participation points.
Please let me know if you can help.

Matthew Forbes



This is a great fundraiser and community building event for the club (in the past we have raised between $1,200 and $2,000). It is also a great way to advertise NORAC.

All families and swimmers who want to help out on the day are welcome.

Anyone who has a table or a canopy (hopefully to keep the sun off and not the rain) that we can use please let me know.

WHEN: Saturday June 2nd 7:30-12:00ish

WHERE: Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope

DROP OFF OF YARD SALE TREASURES OR BAKED GOODS : Dave and Mary-Ellen’s house at 52 Sullivan Street, Port Hope on Friday, June 1 from 4:30-7:30. If you would like to drop things off at an earlier time please email me and arrangements can be made.


The morning of the sale at Gilmer’s Home Hardware preferably between 6:30 and 7:30 am.



We will take almost anything as long as it is in good shape, except clothing. (Anything we don’t sell goes to Beyond the Blue Box or The ReStore).


Anything you want to bake (please no store bought items) we will be happy to sell. Please label it and if it contains nuts. (Anything we don’t sell we will eat!!) Suggestions to consider:

-Lemon Squares
-Date Squares
-Loaf/specialty bread/Cinnamon Buns
-Gingerbread People
-Rice Krispie Treats/Nature Bars
-Caramel Corn
-Any type of fun grab bag for the kiddo’s

Thanks everyone. Looking forward to another great NORAC event!!


Hi everyone,

The meet will be held at the Donovan Recreation Centre, 171 Harmony Rd. S. Oshawa. Warmup begins at 1:00, the meet begins at 1:45 and should be over by 6:00. Please have the swimmers at the pool and ready by 12:45.

I am trying to set up a team dinner after the meet. We will be going to the Mandarin, 1319 Airport Blvd. Oshawa. Please let me know if you would like to attend and how many will be coming. I will get a reservation for the group. Please let me know your final numbers by Tuesday May 22nd.

Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions. Coach Trish

NORAC Team Photo

Hi everyone,

It is that time of year again, time for the Team Photo. We will be taking the photo at the pool on Tuesday May 22nd at 5:00pm. Please wear either Red or Black Norac gear. We will take pre-orders for the photos on Tuesday. The cost is $10 each.

Please try to have your swimmer there and ready to go at 5pm.

Thanks, Coach Trish

May 27th Banquet & AGM

Year End Banquet and AGM:

  • Sunday, May 27th 4-7pm Cobourg Community Centre 750 D’Arcy St, Cobourg

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will take place on Sunday May 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm (just prior to our year end banquet), at the Cobourg Community Centre.

We hope that you will all join us at the AGM; this is your club and we need to have as many attendees as possible, to plan for the 2018-2019 swim season. Board elections will take place at this AGM.

The AGM will take place in the Cameco Room from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, during which time the swimmers and siblings are invited to the gym for some supervised fun!

Immediately following the AGM, everyone will reunite in the gym for our Pot-Luck dinner.
All contributions to the Pot-Luck food can be dropped of prior to the start of the AGM

Year End Banquet (Pot-Luck)

We ask that each family attending the Year End Banquet, contribute an item to our potluck.
We also ask that each person provide their own beverage or re-usable water bottle.
Only one dish per swim family is required; not one per swimmer.

Norac will be providing pizza for all attendees.

Parents of the Novice swimmers: Please bring fruits or vegetables
Parents of Youth and Youth Plus swimmers, please bring a salad or favourite dish of your choice.

Parents of the Jr Development, Sr. Development and Elite, please bring a dessert of your choice.

Please note that cooling and heating appliances will not be available.

Please RSVP by email to me no later than Saturday, May 19 with the number of guests who will be attending our End of the Year Celebration. This will ensure we order an adequate number of pizzas for our swimmers and families!

Thank you to everyone in advance, for your participation and support of your club events.


Danielle Lebel

THANK YOU Families re Boston Pizza Event

I wanted to thank all the families and swimmers who participated in yesterday’s Celebrity Server event, at Boston Pizza Cobourg. We had our best turnout ever for this fundraising event! 

Norac accounted for over a hundred diners, and provided thirteen (13) celebrity servers to shoulder the extra workload.

We will update you with the sums raised, at the AGM.

Thanks again for the great turnout!


Participation Points Opportunity

Our Swim School sponsorship program for 2017-2018 was a success. We were able to acquire 6 sponsors and provide a free t-shirt to our 100 Swim School participants. The list of sponsors is available on our website –

we’d like to continue this program for the 2018-2019 season and are requesting the assistance of all our competitive program familes.
We have availalbe a sponsorship package which offers local business the opportunity to sponsor our Swim School program which in turn will benefit all our club programs.

We are asking our Competitive families to contact businesses you are connected to – either as employees, customers or any other personal connection. You will be awarded 50 Participation points for each contact that results in a sponsorship.

If you have a business (or more) you are willing to contact, please let me know the business name (so multiple folks don’t contact the same place and so I know who to award the points to) and I will provide you with a package to pass on to them. I’ll have the packages available later this week. The goal is to have all packages delivered by the end of May.

Look forward to hearing for you.


Please Submit Participation Points by Sun May 13

Hello NORAC Families,

Once again it is time to submit your family participation points forms. You can take a picture of your form and send it to me by email or put the form in my folder at Jack Burger.

For those of you who know that you will be at the AGM on May 27 (10 points per family), helping out in some way with the Yard sale and Bake sale on June 2 (25 points) or working an extra bingo (40 points), please include the points that you will earn even though you don’t yet have a signature.

Please get your form into me no later than Sunday May13th. If I don’t receive your form I will assume that you have no points for the second half of the season and we can go ahead and cash your cheque on May 15.

Thank you everyone for all the work you have done this season for NORAC. It is greatly appreciated!


Weekly Update from Coach Trish

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to check in to let you know that we have had a very productive week and the hard work will continue until until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Next week, I have a prior commitment, so Sarah Teno will be coaching all groups Tuesday – Saturday. Sarah is a past Norac swimmer, a level 1 NCCP coach, she has her NLS and has helped us out with coaching in the past. I will be providing the workouts to Sarah so that we can keep up the momentum of the last week.

We are looking ahead to the Boston Pizza Celebrity Serve night on Wednesday May 9. Please come out and support the club and have a delicious meal. 10% of the sales will be given to Norac as long as we have 40 guests served. Please call ahead for reservations (it will be busy) and mention that you are there for the Norac Celebrity Serve night. 905-372-4222.

Things to look forward to: May 26th Oshawa Spring Fling Meet, May 27th the AGM and annual banquet and June 2nd for the Yard and Bake Sale at Gilmer’s (save your treasures, we will need them) Please check the website or Facebook for further information.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks, Coach Trish

Celebrity Serve this Wed at Boston Pizza

Hello Norac Families,

Celebrity Serve Night at Boston Pizza is this coming Wednesday, May 9th from 5-8pm

Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call ahead to make your reservations at 905-372-4222, and be sure to let Boston Pizza know that you’re coming for the NORAC Celebrity Serve night. This will help Boston Pizza get a feel for their staffing needs, and it will help highlight the NORAC fundraising effort.

  • NORAC will receive 10% of all restaurants sales if we can achieve a minimum of forty (40) guests served, during our Celebrity Serve Night.
  • Guests need to write “NORAC” on their receipts and submit them in the box at the host stand (THIS IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER).
  • NORAC will also continue to receive 10% of sales each and every time we visit Boston Pizza (Cobourg location only) throughout the following year, whenever a “NORAC” tagged receipt is deposited in the box at the host stand.

Let your friends and family know about Celebrity Serve Night AND the year-long fundraiser, so we can keep the restaurant full and continue to raise money for our Club. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you, Danielle,