Sundown Optimist Baton Group

Sundown Optimist Baton Group

The Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals (now re-named Sundown Optimist Baton Group) were formed in 1967 as part of Canada’s Centennial Celebration, and named after Regina’s Buffalo Days Exhibition.

From the early beginnings of the Twirling Teens to the excitement of today’s World Team, the original concept of SOBG remains the same: participation in SOBG provides an opportunity for baton twirling students to practice and perfect their sport in an atmosphere of camaraderie with their baton twirling buddies.

Lasting friendships are formed by students and parents alike and this spirit of co-operation among their competitive peers enables SOBG to set their personal goals high and work together in a supportive atmosphere to realize their dreams.

The SOBG parents work diligently as well and, together with the Sundown Optimist Club, have provided the BG’s the opportunity to travel to many National and World Championships. As well, two special performances at Optimist International Conventions remain a highlight to this day.

SOBG Executive Members 2021-2022

President: Angela Hickie-Miller

Past President: Nancy Lightheart

Vice-President: Cynthia Bojkovsky

Secretary: currently vacant

Treasurer: Melissa Hicke

Fundraising:  Karen Hendry, Kristen Kish

Social: Susan Hornung, Deann Horton                 

Publicity: Jennifer Buchko, Michelle Stark   

SBTA Liaison: Angela Hickie-Miller


Mosiac Stadium Events:  Theresa Porter

Bingo Coordinator: Colette Wagner

Licensing & Sanctions: Brent Miller

Team Manager: Colette Wagner

Spring Stars Canteen: Kristen Kish