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RE: AGM Package 1 Preparation has begun for the BCSS AGM weekend on May 5 & 6, 2017. Please note that the location of this year's AGM will be in Burnaby at Fortius Sport & Health. There are links to the specific documents below. Schedule 2017.pdf 2017 Voting Forms.docx 2017 Board Nominations.docx 2017 Resolution Information and Form.docx 2017 Travel Support Request.docx Awards Information   If you have any questions, please contact the BCSS office by email at info@bcschoolsports.ca or call 604-477-1488
Today marks the end of an era in amateur athletics in British Columbia; Howard Tsumura’s final day at the Province newspaper. Howard started at the Province in October 1990 with a passion for high school and university sports. He made it his life’s passion to showcase the incredible stories and talents of the young athletes across this province. He told of not just their results and successes, but their determination, sportsmanship and camaraderie. He wrote of the values and benefits of educational based athletics and the positive impacts on a school or community. On a daily basis, Howard brought to life a world where so many of us once participated, and nostalgically, often wish we could return. As the only full-time amateur sport beat writer in Canada, Howard delivered day after day to his invested readers. Whether it be his weekly rankings, his Head of the Class feature or the great human interest stories he told, Howard elevated school sport to the same pages as the Canucks, Whitecaps, and Lions. He brought pride to our schools, and raised the profiles of our athletes. We know this isn’t a good-bye, as there will be a next chapter in Howard’s story. However, as we reach the end of this chapter we would be remiss not to say thank you. Thank you for your tireless work and dedication to telling our stories. Thank you for advocating for amateur sport and the amazing people within it. We look forward to seeing what comes next, and working with you wherever we can. We wish you the best of luck. We will be watching… and as usual, reading. 
Submissions to Competitive Standards are due January 16, 2017. Please email the attached word template to info@bcschoolsports.ca.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in 2016 BCSS Fall Sports! Check out our 2016 Fall Provincial Champions!
Check out the December 2016 BCSS Newsletter! Happy Holidays!
Stakeholders,  BCSS held an Extraordinary Meeting on November 23, 2016. It is with happiness, we inform you that the membership voted unanimously to replace the BCSS Bylaws with those that were proposed in the meeting package. The vote was 118 votes for, with zero against. Please see the attached memo.  
The BC Sport Conference, a one-day multi-sport coaching conference held on Saturday, January 14th 2017. It is designed to help coaches perform at their best level for each athlete and team that they work with. The conference is bundled together with optional sport-specific Coaching Symposium (Sunday, January 15th), making for a full weekend of professional development. Presented by Volleyball BC, BC Sport Conference will feature top coaches, athletes, and consultants who have worked and excelled at the provincial, national, and international levels. The lineup of 2017 speakers includes:   Ryan Walter, Stanley Cup Champion and former NHL coach. Keynote speaker Steve Gutzler, author and leader on emotional intelligence and personal transformation Roger Friesen, sport psychologist for University of Fraser Valley and Cycling Canada David Hill, National Coaching Certification (NCCP) developer and alpine ski and rugby coach Tom Black, Assistant coach for U.S Women’s Volleyball Team for 2012 & 2016 Olympics Coaches will receive lunch, 3 NCCP professional development credits, and an opportunity to network with coaches of different sports from across BC.  
Dear BCSS Member Schools and Stakeholders: Re: Extraordinary Meeting Package       As per the Bylaws of BC School Sports, please accept this as official notice of the calling of an Extraordinary Meeting called by the Board of Directors.   The meeting has been scheduled for November 23, 2016 at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be held at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex – West. The Meeting Package can be accessed online at the BCSS website, with the links to the specific documents below. Please note, as per our Bylaws, registration to vote will be open until 6:30pm. Those wishing to vote or carry proxies, must be signed in by 6:30. The purpose of this meeting being called is to present and pass updated Bylaws of the Association before the Societies Act changes come into effect on November 28th, 2016.   To conduct business, we will need to meet our quorum which has 20% of the membership (roughly 90 schools) and a representative from each of the 7 zones. The date of this meeting has been chosen to coincide with AA and AAA soccer provincials, in the hope that it will be easier to get a representative from each zone here. Please review the information carefully, and submit your proxy to the appropriate person. If you anticipate additional expenses to have your coach or association representative attend the meeting, please contact the office and we will work to make sure all zones and associations are represented.  The Meeting will be held at Burnaby Lakes Sports Complex-West (3677 Kensington Ave, Burnaby).  Agenda.pdf Summary of Major Changes to Proposed Replacement Bylaws.pdf Proposed Bylaws Fall 2016 - Combined Adv Voting and Proxy - FINAL.pdf Constitution & Bylaws 2016 Sept 6.pdf (Current Bylaws) Burnaby Lake Sports Complex Map.pdf Voting-Proxy Information Sheet.pdf Voting Forms.docx Thank you.  We look forward to seeing you on November 23.   Jordan Abney Executive Director BC School Sports
Keep up to date with BCSS News! Click here to view our November Newsletter!
At the recent Board of Directors Meeting, your Board passed a motion calling for an Extraordinary Meeting of the Membership with the intent of presenting and passing updated Bylaws for the Association. The Details for the meeting are as follows: Date: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016Time: 7:00pmLocation: Burnaby Lakes Sports Complex - West (3677 Kensington Ave, Burnaby)
BCSS Fall Council Meetings will take place Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West (3677 Kensington Ave, Burnaby BC). Please see the attachments below for further information. Agenda October 2016 - Fall Council Meetings.pdf Sport Commission & Athletic Association Minutes 2016 May.pdf [[{"fid":"2942","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2950","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2951","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]]
RE: Tragic passing of Shakir Salaam from Clayton Heights Secondary On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, member schools and the entire school sport community, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the loved ones of Shakir Salaam who passed away on Friday at the age of 16. It is clear he was an extraordinary young man who chose to consistently focus on the positive and had a wonderful impact on those he came in contact with.Our thoughts and prayers are with the staff and students at Clayton Heights Secondary, especially his rugby teammates, a sport that he loved and in which he excelled, as they grieve this tragedy. Please know that you have the support of the entire school sport community during this incredibly difficult time.   [[{"fid":"2926","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":47,"width":194,"class":"media-element file-default"}}]] Jordan AbneyExecutive DirectorBC School Sports
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Let the games begin! In anticipation of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, we have compiled a list of inspiring athletes who call our beautiful province home. These hard-working competitors attended BC high schools and are set to represent Canada at the upcoming Olympic/Paralympic Games. Here are just a few of the many athletes who will represent BC: Alyxandria Treasure - Athletics from D. P. Todd  Brittany Rogers - Gymnastics - Artistic from Terry Fox Seconadry Caileigh Filmer - Rowing from Mount Douglas Secondary Christabel Nettey - Athletics from Johnston Heights Secondary Christine Sinclair - Soccer from Burnaby South Secondary Emily Overholt - Swimming from Collingwood School Georgia Simmerling - Cycling - Track from Vancouver Waldorf School Gordon Johnston - Field Hockey from West Point Grey Academy Inaki Gomez - Athletics from Vancouver College Jasmin Glaesser - Cycling - Track from Terry Fox Secondary Kai Langerfeld - Rowing from Ballenas Secondary Kierra Smith - Swimming from Immaculata Regional High School Lauren Wilkinson - Rowing from Crofton House Lindsay Jennerich - Rowing from Claremont Secondary Lisa Roman - Rowing from D W Poppy Secondary Liz Gleadle - Athletics from Kitsilano Secondary Lucas Bruchet - Athletics from Elgin Park Secondary Mark Pearson - Field Hockey from South Delta Secondary Markus Thormeyer - Swimming from South Delta Secondary Matthew Sarmento - Field Hockey from St George's School Maxwell Lattimer - Rowing from Vancouver College Nikola Girke - Sailing from West Vancouver Secondary  Noemie Thomas - Swimming from Magee Secondary Patricia Obee - Rowing from Stelly's Secondary Richard Weinberger - Swimming from Semiahmoo Secondary Shallon Olsen - Gymnastics - Artistic from Fraser Heights Secondary Sophie Schmidt - Soccer from W J Mouat Secondary Taylor Curran - Field Hockey from Argyle Secondary Tory Nyhaug - Cycling - BMX from Dr Charles Best Secondary Vasek Pospisil - Tennis from Vernon Secondary Will Dean - Rowing from Kelowna Secondary Good luck to all athletes competing at the Olympics from August 5 - 21, 2016 and the Paralympics from September 7 - 18, 2016. We'll be cheering for you!  Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BC-School-Sports-224539464369947/?fref=nf and Twitter account @BCSchoolSports http://ow.ly/j0Zb302puZA for more about the 2016 Rio Olympic/Paralympic Games! 
BC School Sports “NEW Executive Director” June 16th, 2016 On behalf of the Board of Directors of BC School Sports we are very pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Jordan Abney as the new Executive Director. Mr. Abney comes to BC School Sports from Squash BC where he has been the Executive Director for the past 3 years.  Prior to returning to BC where he was born and raised, Jordan previously worked for Alberta Schools Athletic Association as an Assistant Director. We are pleased to have Mr. Abney become a part of our team. He has an extensive sports background and is a certified (NCCP) coach, with coaching experience at both the local and high performance levels.  Mr. Abney will begin his new role as Executive Director on August 2nd, 2016.   Mike Allina President BCSS
Congratulations to all the Provincial Championship winners for the 2015-16 season! Great work to all student-athletes, coaches and supporters!  Fall: Aquatics Girls: York House  Boys: St. George's School Combined: St. George's School Cross Country Jr. Girls: Sentinel Secondary Jr. Boys: R.E. Mountain Secondary Sr. Girls: Wellington Secondary Sr. Boys: Oak Bay Secondary Girls Field Hockey AA: Collingwood Secondary AAA: Cowichan Secondary Boys Football AA: Carson Graham Secondary AAA: Mount Douglas Secondary Boys Soccer A: Glenlyon Norfolk Secondary AA: Okanagan Mission Secondary AAA: Dr. Charles Best Secondary Boys Volleyball: A: Centennial Christian School AA: Mennonite Educational Institute AAA: Oak Bay Secondary Girls Volleyball: A: Immaculata Secondary AA: Mennonite Educational Institute AAA: Sa-Hali Secondary AAAA: Handsworth Secondary Winter: Boys Basketball A: Ron Pettigrew Christian School AA: Collingwood Secondary AAA: Southridge Secondary AAAA: Kelowna Secondary Girls Basketball A: Langley Christian AA: Duchess Park Secondary AAA: Brookswood Secondary Curling Girls: Selkirk Secondary Boys: Grand Forks Secondary Gymnastics Windsor Secondary Skiing and Snowboarding Girls Skiing: York House Boys Skiing: Collingwood Secondary Overall Skiing: Colingwood Secondary Girls Snowboarding: Fort St. James Secondary Boys Snowboarding: Lakes District Secondary Overall Snowboarding: Lakes District Secondary  Wrestling Girls: St. Thomas More Collegiate Boys: Abbotsford Traditional  Combined: St. Thomas More Collegiate  Spring: Badminton Co-Ed: Fraser Heights Secondary Golf A: West Point Grey Secondary AA: Kwalikum Secondary  AAA: Gleneagle Secondary  Mountain Biking Salmon Arm Secondary  Rugby Boys Tier 1 Pool A: St. George's Secondary  Boys Tier 1 Pool B: Earl Marriott Secondary  Boys Tier 2 Pool A: RE Mountain Secondary  Boys Tier 2 Pool B: Rutland Secondary  Girls Soccer A: Immaculata Secondary  AA: LV Rogers Secondary  AAA: Fleetwoodd Park Secondary  Tennis AA: Collingwood Secondary  AAA: Heritage Woods Secondary  Track and Field Sr. Girls: Earl Marriott Secondary  Sr. Male: Vancouver College  Sr. Combined: Vancouver College 
Legal Course for Coaches (Online) Cost-Free until June 30th www.schoolcoach.ca The course is only about 90 minutes long and covers fundamental need-to-know issues related to legal issues in coaching. It is applicable to high school, junior high, and club sport. To view a demo on what is included in the course click here. Further, School Coach Canada is looking for feedback-anyone who completes the evaluation at the end will be entered to win $50-$100 gift cards.
2016 Annual General Meeting Resolution Results (Draft) Below are the “Carried/Defeated” results for the resolutions’ portion from this year’s Annual General Meeting.  These are draft versions and are therefore for information purposes only.  The meeting minutes will be posted shortly.        7.1 Special Resolution Draft Results.pdf  8.1 and 8.2 Resolutions - Draft Results.pdf 8.3 Resolutions-Rules and Regulations - Draft Results.pdf   April 21, 2016 Re: AGM Package 2  We are almost ready to go for the AGM on May 6 & 7, 2016. As per our Bylaws and the Society Act, this package contains notice of the meeting and the resolutions that will be considered at the AGM. Please take a close look at the information and have a conversation with those people in your community who are involved with student-athletes. The AGM will be held at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby BC. See the "Weekend Schedule" document for more information. The package contains the following information: RSVP – mandatory due to space, catering and voting; due April 25, 2016 2016 Board of Directors voting ballot.pdf: due May 2, 2016 2016 Voting at the Annual General Meeting.docx Weekend Schedule.pdf 2016 Travel Support Request.docx Round Table Invitation.pdf 2.5 Agenda 2016.pdf BCSS Standing Rules-2016.pdf  3.0 AGM Minutes - 2014-2015.pdf 4.1 Annual Reports.pdf 5.0 2014-2015 Audited Financial Statements.pdf 7.1 Special Resolutions.pdf Bylaws Option A and Option B Descriptions.pdf BCSS Board Letter.pdf 7.1.1 - Bylaws Option A - Advanced Voting .pdf 7.1.2. - Bylaws Option B - Proxy Voting.pdf 8.1 and 8.2 Resolutions - Procedural and Programming, Membership Fees.pdf 8.3 Resolutions-Rules and Regulations .pdf 2016 Standing Committee Volunteer Application.docx   Thank you.  We look forward to seeing you on May 6 and/or 7. Sincerely, Christine BradstockExecutive Director BC School Sports  

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