About

The Alberta Baton Twirling Association (ABTA) is the sport governing body for baton twirling in the province of Alberta and is a member of the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF).

The ABTA is able to assist athletes in their pursuit of excellence in baton twirling. ABTA is a non-profit organization operated by a dedicated Board of Directors with representatives from each region in the province.

ABTA is dedicated to growth and development of the sport of baton twirling and its athletes. It offers competition at local, regional, provincial, national and international levels. The role of the ABTA is one of provincial coordination, club support and development and financial assistance.

ESTABLISHED IN 1971

The Alberta Baton Twirling Association (ABTA) has been the sport governing body for baton twirling in the province of Alberta, Canada since 1971.​


OUR GOAL

Baton twirling is an excellent way of maintaining good health and fitness. It provides an opportunity for recreation, competition and social contact. The sport also offers leadership opportunities in training and promotion.

Baton Twirling is a sport requiring grace, coordination, concentration and strength. It is for fun, fitness or relaxation. It allows for personal achievement in recreation or competition as an athlete, coach, judge or administrator. It includes individual, small and large group participation for competitions and performances. There are various levels of achievement that can be obtained, from beginner to elite.

Many of our athletes start baton twirling at a young age. They belong to clubs in their own communities and practice with their coaches for events throughout Alberta and Canada. Many of the young athletes grow up to be coaches and judges for the sport of baton twirling and encourage others to get involved.


PURPOSE OF THE ABTA
    • To promote baton twirling as an outstanding recreational activity for youth in Alberta.
    • To foster the value of sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication to the sport.
    • To provide lines of communication between local, provincial and national bodies.
    • To create a greater awareness of the sport of baton twirling to current and future athletes and the public in such a manner that would enhance the growth of the sport.
    • To encourage high standards of coaching and conduct of participants.

OUR SERVICES

ABTA provides information to members regarding the sport. It organizes events, workshops and clinics for athletes, coaches and judges. As well, ABTA is involved in developing and refining badge programs, competitions, sport outreach clinics, camps and funding through scholarships and grants.


ABTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ExecutiveTechnical CommitteeRegion Chairpersons
Chairperson – Candy TedfordTechnical Chairperson – Jenna JemieffCentral Region Chairperson – Trish Koziel
Past Chairperson – Bonnie BrinkerCoaches Rep – Cory ArcherNorthern Region Chairperson – Donnalea Ferguson
Vice Chairperson – Ray ChoyJudges Rep – Natalie FehresParkland Region Chairperson – Debra Dearing
Treasurer – Inga McLean Athletes Rep – Alyssa Crispin
Secretary – Sacha PattonGroup Rep – Kendall Patton
Skills Development Program Rep – Taelyr Patton

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