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Oct 12, 2023 | Chris Neale | 827 views
We are still looking for volunteers to serve on our Silver Stick organizing committee. The 37th Newmarket Silver Stick Finals will see over 70 teams from across North America arrive in Newmarket from January 11th thru 14th, 2024 to compete for the International Silver Stick Championships at A and AA levels for the U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups.   

It is not necessary to understand all aspects of any one role to get involved. Assistance will be available to help guide you with any of the tasks involved. If you are interested in helping us by joining our Executive Planning Committee to take on one of the roles listed below, please contact the Tournament Director, Murray Taylor at [email protected]

Sponsorship Director

- Responsible to garner sponsorships for the Tournament (pre-existing and new)
- Ensure sponsor artwork for the program production and rink banners
- Ensure collection of fees
- Work with program production – gathering of all information, coordination with production and printing 

Social Media Director

- Responsible to manage the Twitter and Instagram accounts for the tournament while the tournament is in progress
- Posting pics and commentary of special events that take place during the tournament such as the opening ceremonies, skills competitions and Championship Sunday 

Vendor Management Director

- Coordinates with all Vendors for the tournament weekend
- Arranges for proper locations with the Town
- Collects all revenues from “cash” vendors
- Responsible for Tournament Onsite Sales Tables (souvenir pucks, programs, scarves and toques)
- Track sales and ensure the safe keeping of the cash at the end of each day 

Opening Ceremonies Coordinator

- Organizes/coordinates the production of the Opening Ceremonies
- Coordination of MC, Timbit’s (Future Stars), VIP’s, RCMP, National Anthem, Team Representatives 

Skills Competition Coordinator

- Responsible for gathering and arranging all participant information from the teams
- Ensuring all participants are in the correct dressing rooms and ready to go prior to the start time
- Assisting in the tracking of the competition in all 4 age categories
- Ensure we have enough on-ice assistance for our on-ice lead for each of the 4 competitions 

Awards/Banners Director 

- Responsible to work with Vendors to obtain the various awards and banners required for the Championships and skills competitions as well as the occasional special awards as required.
- Preparing the banners for presentation 

Scheduling/Registration Director

- Responsible for team intake
- Ensuring all required team documentation is received
- Ensuring tournament fees are processed
- Responsible for ice scheduling of the Tournament
- Responsible for Website management