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Due to the current position of school sport this year, BCSS is only recognizing the recipients of the Merit and Honour awards in recognition of long-standing service for the 2020-2021 BCSS Awards.   Please join us in congratulating these 3 deserving individuals who have dedicated collectively over 140 years to BC School Sports and the development of school sport in their communities. 
Although COVID-19 has created one of the largest challenges for school sport in recent memory, and restrictions are still in place, BCSS is planning that school sports will come back for the 2021-2022 school year.  Attached you will find a package outlining the available school-based championships, as well as opportunities to participate on a championship host committee for a number of BCSS centralized championships. If you are an AD/administrator at a BCSS member school and are interested in hosting a provincial championship, please complete the Declaration of Interest to Host a BCSS Championship form which can be found on the last page of the attachment and email the completed form to info@bcschoolsports.ca. Once your form is received a staff member will contact you as the AD to discuss the championship in detail.    If you are interested in chairing/sitting on a championship host committee for a centralized championship or know somebody who is, please email info@bcschoolsports.ca and we will be happy to discuss the position and responsibilities.
Pleasee view the attached memo to see the results from the 2021 BCSS Annual General Meeting.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the BCSS Office.     
Please see attached a document to give coaches some skills and drills while creating practice plans within the COVID restrictions to school sport for all of the spring sports.    If you have any questions or need further assistance with creating practice plans, don’t hesitate to reach out to the BCSS office!
BCSS has released a series of memos to ensure the membership is well informed and educated on the governance proposal being brought to the May 1, 2021 AGM. 
BCSS has released a series of memos to ensure the membership is well informed and educated on the governance proposal being brought to the May 1, 2021 AGM. 
The attached document provides updated Health & Safety Guidelines as they relate to school sport and the formal cancellation of the Spring Season of Play Zone and Provincial Championships.
 Please see attached Package 2 for the Virtual AGM being held on May 1, 2021
As we approach the BCSS May 1st AGM and the governance vote we continue to try and provide clarity to questions or inaccuracies that are out there. It is our goal that the membership feels well informed on the proposal. To assist in that, in the coming weeks we are distributing a series of short memos each with a specific theme.  The attached memo outlines the financial considerations of the proposed Governance Structure.          
Yesterday with the passing of Rich Goulet, BC lost a legend in the world of school sports.
Please see attached the final version (v3.1.) of the Governance Proposal that will be brought to the BCSS AGM on May 1st to be voted on.  As always if you have any questions about the proposal please don't hesitate to contact the BCSS Office.
The attached document provides updated guidelines on various aspects of the educational environment and includes updated language relevant to Physical and Health Education as well as co-curricular actvities such as school sport.    
Please see attached the final version (v3) of the Governance Proposal that will be brought to the BCSS AGM in May to be voted on. As always if you have any questions about the proposal or its content please don't hesitate to contact the BCSS Office.     
This membership update contains information and links to the following: Transfer guidance memo Return to Play/Cancellation of the Winter Season Championships AGM Package one BCSS Awards February Newsletter Basketball Pandemic Challenge Esports Trial [[{"fid":"5552","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"Membership Updates February.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]
BC School Sports is please to offer student-athletes who have balanced their high academic achievements with significant success as school athletes and contributions to their community.  For the 2020-21 school year the following scholarships will be offered: Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship-$1500 awarded to top male and female   BCSS Zone Scholarship-one male and one female from each of the nine zones Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship-six $1,000 scholarships BC Dairy Scholarship-seven $1,000 scholarships [[{"fid":"5543","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"Scholarship application package.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]] Submission Deadline is Monday May 3, 2021
Despite the pandemic, BCSS is going ahead with awarding two of its awards that celebrate a body of work and a lifetime of servant leadership. BCSS is accepting nominations for the BCSS Merit Award and BCSS’ highest honour, the BCSS Honour Award. Please review the 2020-2021 Awards Information Sheet for more information on the criteria of these awards and the nomination process. We are always looking to celebrate the deserving people in BC.  Contact the BCSS Office with any questions you have about our 2020-2021 awards or the nomination process.  BCSS Awards Nomination deadline is Friday March 15, 2021 @ 4pm
This memo is to provide guidance on the effects of COVID-19 on BCSS eligibility policy[[{"fid":"5541","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"Guidance on 2021-2022 Eligibilty Changes due to COVID.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]
Welcome to a new calendar year of school sport, with the restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic BCSS has created virtual pandemic challenges in hopes of keeping student-athletes and our member schools active and engaged throughout the school year. With that we are excited to announce our BCSS Basketball Pandemic Challenge Presented by Baden. This challenge will be consisting of three 1-week skills challenges open to any student grade 8-12 at any of our member schools. Please read the attached information package in full as it has all of the details of the event. 

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