Sundown Optimist Baton Group
The Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals (now re-named Sundown Optomist 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 2019-20
President: Nancy Lightheart
Past President: Joanne Moser
Vice-President: Deann Horton
Secretary: Angela Hickie-Miller
Treasurer: Jenelle Davison
Fundraising: Karen Hendry, Natalie Mollison
Social: Susan Hornung, Shelley Humeniuk
Publicity: Erin Muir, Patricia Stewart
SBTA Liaison: Deann Horton
Mosiac Stadium Events: Kristen Kish, Theresa Porter
Bingo Coordinator: Colette Wagner
Licensing & Sanctions: Scarlett Geiger
Team Manager: Jeff Lightheart
Track Suit Inventory: Jennifer Lambert, Val Watson
Spring Stars Canteen: Kristen Kish, Theresa Porter