Sundown Optimist Baton Group

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