21 Ontario Baton Twirlers heading to Liverpool, England for Nations Cup and World Baton Twirling Championships
The 2023 Canadian contingent for the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF) has been confirmed and the following athletes from Ontario will be part of the Canadian delegation of 69 athletes representing Canada at the International Baton Twirling Federation (IBTF) Nations Cup and World Baton Twirling Championships in Liverpool, England from August 4-13 at the M&S Bank Arena.
Jessica Antoniak, Leah Baraniuk, Eva Bell, Ivy Bell, Morgan Dixon, Cassidy Doherty, Sarah Doherty, Siraya Franklyn, Charlotte Grimshaw, Brooke Harrop, Annabelle Ho, Sydney Johnson, Veronica Lee, Hannah Lywood, Ashley McBeth, Alexia Olson, Elsie Post, Brooke Randall, Shawna Spencer, Amanda Vormittag, and Mya Whitwell will all be proudly representing Canada.
LeeAnn Wilson, Club Director of Camaros Baton Club was quoted as telling the athletes “The hard work is done, you are now a member of Team Canada. Enjoy the journey.”
These athletes will be competing against over 2,300 baton twirlers from around the world from countries such as Japan, France, USA, Spain, Norway, England, Ireland, Italy and others. The athletes will be competing in many of the disciplines at this competition including individual events such as solo, 2-Baton, 3-Baton, Artistic Twirl and group events such as Twirl Team and Artistic Team.
Jennifer Olson, President of the Ontario Baton Twirling Association says “It has been a long 4 years since our athletes have been able to compete at an International Competition this size. We are beyond proud of the strength and commitment the Ontario athletes have shown in remaining steadfast in their focus and training for this event. 21 athletes will be representing Ontario at the Nations Cup and World Championships of Baton Twirling in Liverpool, England this August. We encourage everyone to follow the livestream and results and share the excitement of baton twirling!”
The Ontario Baton Twirling Association (OBTA) is the sport governing body for baton twirling in the province of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF). The OBTA is a non-profit organization operated by a dedicated Board of Directors with representatives from across the province. The OBTA is dedicated to the growth and development of the sport of baton twirling and its athletes, officials and volunteers. It offers competitions at local, regional, and provincial levels. The role of the OBTA is one of provincial coordination, athlete support and development. The OBTA is able to assist athletes in their pursuit of excellence in baton twirling.