The Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals

The Buffalo Gals 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 the Buffalo Gals remains the same: participation in Buffalo Gals 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 the Buffalo Gals to set their personal goals high and work together in a supportive atmosphere to realize their dreams.

The Buffalo Gals parents work diligently as well and, together with the Sundown Optimist Club, have provided the Gals 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.

Sharon Holliday Memorial Award for Sportsmanship

2010 saw the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation lose a terrific supporter.  Sharon Holliday was known by many for her passionate involvement in the sport of baton twirling, as a parent, volunteer, and President of the Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals, to name but a few of her contributions.  Our National Technical Chair, Karen Gratton, and the director of the Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals, Maureen Johnson, felt that Sharon’s contribution to the sport needed to be recognized, and with that the Sharon Holliday Memorial Award for Sportsmanship was created. The plaque has been donated by the Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals. 

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