Sweet Adelines Lake Ontario Region 16 Newsletter
February 2018
2018 Regional Convention
A reminder to all CCL's and competing quartets of the important deadlines listed below.

Form Name
Form To
Payment To
March 12
Convention Registration and Hotel Spreadsheet 
Convention Registration, 
Advance Single Ticket Order, Housing Room List 
Cathy Stovold
Andrea Thorne-Percy
Colleen O'Dwyer
Colleen O'Dwyer
(include one hard copy of lists)
March 12
4_DVD Order
5_Chorus Photo Order
6_Quartet Photo Order
Photo and DVD Order
Liz Gibbs
Liz Gibbs
March 12
7_Program Ad
Program Ad Order
Sue Heighway
Colleen O'Dwyer
You can find the Convention Handbook and all forms on the Region 16 website.  Click HERE for direct access.
Quartet Corner
  • You can SAVE some quartet money by: registering for competition BEFORE the deadline of Feb 19th (otherwise it will cost you $100 US MORE)
  • If you are thinking of registering your quartet with SAI (or missed re-registering last summer) it would cost you an ADDITIONAL $100 US to do so between Jan 1st and May 1st. So unless you plan to compete this spring, hold off registering til May 1st.
  • Feb 26th is when Region 16's Order of Appearance for our Regional Competition will be posted on the International website. (You may find it faster to google the request specifically rather than trying to navigate your way through the Int'l website...)
  • Quartets interested in Evaluation Only perform at the beginning of the competition, after the Mic Testers. Quartets in the International Division or Open Division (judges' comments but no numerical score or placement) are included in the random Order of Appearance.
  • The maximum time limit for a quartet on the Regional stage is 7 minutes (including Evaluation Only folks). For the Open Division, the time limit is 10 minutes.
Lifetime Membership
  • A Lifetime Membership in Sweet Adelines Int'l will be available for purchase ONLY UNTIL Feb 28th, 2018. It will be discontinued after that. It may be worth considering for you if you plan to stay in the Organization for decades to come.

Quartets Online

  • There are some NEW quartets in Region 16!! Please check out the Region 16 website quartet page:  Click Here.  There are TEN quartets who have not emailed a picture yet of themselves to Sue Heighway. A casual photo will do just fine for quartets who choose not to compete. We want to know your faces as part of the Region 16 quartet family.
  • Quartet members:  Please join the Region 16 quartet page if you haven't already:  Click Here

Quartet Coordinator


And.... Did you know that I am available to chat with you about any quartet matter? You can email me paulaallen@cogeco.ca and we can go from there.

Holly Cannon, Buffalo Gateway Chorus, formed and works regularly with a young women's chorus  at Casey Middle School in Williamsville, NY: 
Casey Acapella Divas!   
Thank you Holly for your ongoing commitment to barbershop youth education!
In This Issue
Submission Deadline for March Issue :
MARCH 23,2018

Friendly reminders about your articles: 
  • Keep your submissions to approximately 500 words. We all have a lot of great news to share and I encourage you to submit monthly so articles could be kept to a reasonable length.
  • Send your articles either in a Word document, or in the body of an email. Please do not send as a PDF
  • Send your articles to sheighwayreg16@live.ca
If you have any questions, please let me know! 

New Members!  Wahoo!
Buffalo Gateway Welcomes
  • Jackie Szczpakowski 
  • Barbara Smith 
  • Holly Abbott


Durham Shores Chorus Welcomes
  • Terri Campbell
  • Lauren Daley
Let us know who your new members are and they can see their name here!
Regional Website Login Information
Just a reminder that our Region 16 website does not have a member specific login.  In order to get to the Regional Songs, enter the userID and Password below in the "Members Only" area.

UserID:      member16
Password: singalong
Past Publications
Click on the link below to see past issues of the Sixteenth Notes
Circle of Harmony

Erin Howden with our front row!

Our front row couldn't imagine a better way to spend a freezing Sunday afternoon than with the always incredibly inspiring Erin Howden! The time flew by as Erin put us through our paces and came up with all sorts of new moves! Now our uptune is even more fun to dance!

Here is our chorus with the ever energetic Joe Connelly! What an amazing coaching session we had!  We love his musical ideas and his knowledgeable and humorous delivery! 

The Circle of Harmony extends all good wishes for an early spring to our sisters in harmony.....Here's hoping we prove at least one groundhog wrong!
Susan Mander
Circle of Harmony
York Harmony

I ntroducing our brand new York Harmony Chorus logo! We believe that it represents a true reflection of our chorus. 

YHC has jumped into 2018 with both feet; "Door #3" as we say! The fabulous Diane Porsch came to us for another coaching session early in January. She was just what we needed to kick-start us into gear for another season!

The next big event was our annual retreat, featuring a weekend of coaching by the one-and-only Erin Howden. We worked together as a chorus on our performance skills, as well as attending breakout sessions for riser and front row choreography. She truly lifts us to new heights as we prepare for our regional conference! 

We were "All Fired Up" at retreat this year with our winter Olympics theme. Even more exciting was our Talent Night,  where - in usual YHC fashion - we make our own entertainment! Our newbies even got in the act this year, showing us how to do our warm-ups the right way!
Upcoming Event: Join YHC for our newest Death by Chocolate show.
This is our 2nd annual DBC show, brought back by popular demand!
  • Fill your belly with delectable delights and sweet treats
  • Enjoy the harmonious sounds of YHC
  • Treat yourself to something special at our vendor bazaar 

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Drive

We have a limited number of Golden Tickets available for those in need of a true VIP Experience. Ask us for more details!
General Admission: $20
VIP Golden Ticket: $30
For tickets email yhctickets@gmail.com or call 905.895.5595

Around the Region... 
York Harmony Chorus Death by Chocolate

Small Chorus Workshop

Looking for Directors!
We are searching for a Chorus Director!

Kawartha Music Company is a small a cappella chorus of enthusiastic, performance oriented and fun-loving women who are ready to take their musical skills to the next level.  
We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International Region 16, located in Peterborough, Ontario. We are looking for a creative and dynamic leader with a strong musical background and a passion for barbershop style singing.
If you feel this describes you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Visit our website to see the detailed job description. www.kawarthamusiccompany.com
To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to kmc.ptbo@gmail.com by 

Sweet Adelines Region 16
Sue Heighway - Communications Coordinator