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Congratulations to our 2017-2018 BC School Sports Award Winners! Outstanding School: Bulkley Valley Christian School (Smithers) Female Coach of the Year - Jill Polukoshko - Eric Hamber Secondary School Male Coach of the Year - Mike Toakley - Belmont Secondary School Merit Award - Paul Eberhardt - RC Palmer Secondary School Honour Award - Jill Voros - School District 23   Click on the attachment for their bios!
After much positive feedback to the new way we published tiering numbers last year, we wanted to continue with that trend. Attached you will find the numbers for each member school as reported in September 2017. These will be the numbers that will be used for tiering the 2018-2019 school year. Please note that schools may submit appeals until October 1, 2018, and the appeal form, and criteria for appealing is included in the package.   We will publish another version in late June, and then again in mid-September before the final numbers are released in early October.   Please don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions.
Here 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.   
We will be hosting two online live question and answer sessions regarding the proposed notices of motion for those of you who have questions regarding the proposed AGM Notices of Motion. Question & Answer Session Dates & Times: May 2nd at 11:45am - Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/707406783 May 8th at 3:30pm - Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/499628684   Please let us know if you are having problems logging into the sessions.  View the AGM Notices of Motion informational video here!
Check out the May 2018 Newsletter! There is important information about the upcoming AGM & Ultlimate Provincial Championships.   
Please see the attached 2018 BCSS AGM Package 2. The AGM will take place on May 12th, 2018 at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby. Keep an eye out in the coming days for a video from Jordan Abney, BCSS Executive Director, explaining in detail each of the proposed notices of motion for the AGM. AGM Notices of Motion Information Video  AGM & Social RSVP - RSVP deadline May 7th, 2018 Council Meeting RSVP - RSVP deadline May 7th, 2018 Package 2 Contents: Schedule, Voting Forms & Travel Information Agenda Standing Rules of Order 2017 AGM Minutes & Appendices 2017 Special General Minutes & Appendices Audited Financial Statements 2016-17 Agenda Notices of Motion Board Of Directors Nominees If you have any question or concerns, please contact the BCSS office by phone at 604-477-1488 or by email at info@bcschoolsports.ca
April 10, 2018 Statement on the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy As an organization, we were deeply affected by the events of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team on April 6. It is unfathomable to try and understand the grief the families are experiencing. It is any parent’s worst nightmare. On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, and over 450 member schools, we send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all those who are affected by this heart-breaking tragedy. The impact of this devastating accident is being felt throughout our country, and across every corner of our sporting community. As an organization, BCSS sees our young student-athletes travelling across the province in busses and vans on a nearly daily basis, which only allows us to imagine the impact and sadness that much more. We understand the Humboldt family is living a nightmare that we pray, we will never have to experience. We wish to send special condolences to Toby Boulet and his family, on the loss of their son Logan at the age of 21. Toby is an educator in Lethbridge, Alberta, and an Executive Member of our Alberta sister organization, the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association. We stand with the ASAA and the Boulet family during this time as fellow educators and school sport advocates as they grieve the loss of their young son. It has been reported that Logan had recently signed his Organ Donor Card, and, as a result six lives have been forever changed for the better because of Logan’s heroism. In response, we ask that our 450+ member schools participate in the National Jersey Day in support of the Humboldt Broncos, this Thursday, April 12 as a show of support for the Humboldt community and those who have lost a loved one. We encourage our schools to promote this within their schools, and share pictures of their student groups wearing their jerseys with the hashtag: #jerseysforhumboldt while tagging BC School Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Mike Allina, BCSS President Jordan Abney, BCSS Executive Director
Check out the 2018 Ultimate Provincial Championships Berthing Allotments!  
Please see the attached 2018 AGM Package 1. The AGM will take place May 12th, 2018 at Fortius Sport & Health. Resolutions are due March 16th, 2018. If you have any questions please contact the BCSS office at info@bcschoolsports.ca or 604-477-1488. AGM Package 1 - Fillable Resolution Forms
Congratulations to the former BC High School Sports athletes who will be representing Canada at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics! Andrew Ebbett, Ice Hokcey - Clarence Fulton Secondary School Megan Tandy, Biathlon - DP Todd Secondary School Jamie MacDonald, Speed Skating - Fort St James Secondary School Justin Kripps, Bobsled - Summerland Secondary School Julia Ransom, Biathlon - Mt. Boucherie Secondary School Sarah Beaudry, Biathlon - Duchess Park Secondary Broderick Thompson, Alpine Skiing - Whistler Secondary Manny Osborne-Paradis, Alpine Skiing - Seycove Secondary Mercedes Nicoll, Snowboard - Whistler Secondary Schools Spencer O'Brien, Snowboard - Mark R Isfeld Secondary School Emma Lunder, Biathlon - Vernon Secondary School Stefan Elliott, Ice Hockey - Argyle Secondary School Josie Morrison, Speed Skating - South Kamloops Secondary School Denny Morrison, Speed Skating - North Peace Secondary School Reid Watts, Luge - Whistler Secondary School Cassie Sharpe, Freestyle Skiing - Highland Secondary School Ben Thomsen, Alpine Skiing - Whistler Secondary School Kevin Hill, Snowboard - Vernon Secondary School Meryeta O'Dine, Snowbard - DP Todd Secondary School Yuki Tsubota, Freestyle Skiing - Whistler Secondary School Teal Harle, Freestyle Skiing - Carihi Secondary School Tess Critchlow, Snowboard - Kelowna Larkyn Austman, Figure Skating - Dr. Charles Best Secondary School Andi Naude, Freesytle Skiing - Penticton Secondary School India Sherret, Freestyle Skiing - Mt. Baker Secondary School Jane Channell, Skeleton - Handsworth Secondary School Carle Brenneman, Snowboard - Highland Secondary School Simon D'Artois, Freestyle Skiing - Whistler Secondary School Marielle Thompson, Freestyle Skiing - Whistler Secondary School Kelsey Serwa, Freestyle Skiing - Kelowna Secondary School
Take a look at what's happening with BCSS in February!  
Please take a look at the attached memo in regards to Ultimate as a Demonstration Sport for Spring 2018!
Happy New Year!  Take a look at our January Newsletter!
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Please see the attachment for the BCSS Extraordinary Meeting Package. The Meeting will be held on December 12th, 2017 at 7:00pm at Fortius Sport & Health - 4th Floor Calgary Room. Avdanced, Proxy & In Person voting will be in effect as per the BCSS Bylaws. Advanced Voting Pins will go out to all member school Administrators the morning of November 29th, 2017. Advanced Voting will be open November 29th at 12:00pm (noon) and will close December 8th at 12:00pm (noon). Please check who your administrator is listed as in STARS and let the BCSS office know if it is incorrect.   If you have any questions please contact BCSS at info@bcschoolsports.ca or 604-477-1488  
Please see the attached memo regarding BCSS Policy Changes for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you have any questions please call 604-477-1488 or email info@bcschoolsports.ca  
Take a look at what's happening at BCSS in November!
Are you a coach, administrator, director, CEO, manager or business professional looking to learn new leadership techniques to motivate and relate to your team? The fourth annual BC Sport Leadership Conference is an excellent opportunity for ANYONE to learn about leadership you’ll be able to incorporate into you everyday life from athletes from all walks of life, as well as, network with likeminded people. Speaking at this year’s conference are: JENNIFER BOTTERILL Jennifer Botterill was a member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team from 1997-2011 and has attended 4 Olympic Games. She is a three time Olympic Gold Medalist (2002, 2006, 2010) and an Olympic silver medalist (1998). She is a five time World Champion and was twice named the most valuable player at the World Championship tournaments. Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University and completed her degree with honours. She also played hockey for Harvard and is the only two time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award (given to the top player in women’s college hockey). She still holds the NCAA records for most consecutive games with a point and for most points in a hockey career. Jennifer is a keynote speaker and works in television with CBC and TSN. NATALIE COOK Five-time Olympian, published author and successful businesswoman, Natalie Cook is one of the pre-eminent sports motivational speakers on the international public speaking circuit. Recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia following her Gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Beach Volleyball. She was also honoured by the FIVB when she was named as a member of their ‘Team of the Decade’. She was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame and the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame. Nat Cook’s achievements have gone far beyond her sporting triumphs. Whether it’s a corporate audience, sporting event, school kids or keynote address, Nat Cook will empower listeners to follow through on their own personal journey to ultimate success. CINDY BRISTOW Cindy has been involved in virtually every facet of softball throughout her 30-plus year career in the sport. She is the founder of Softball Excellence and a world-renowned instructor, clinician, and author. Cindy formed Softball Excellence to realize her vision of providing the very best softball instructional information on every topic and skill while making it immediately available to every softball coach, player, parent and enthusiast. The past President of the National Softball Coaches Association and Director of Development for the International Softball Federation she is also a color analyst for ESPN’s college softball coverage. Cindy has been inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame and worked with Olympic softball teams from the USA, Greece, and China. DR. ADRIENNE LESLIE-TOOGOOD A licensed psychologist, chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, and adjunct faculty at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Leslie-Toogood has extensive experience working with athletes in both Canada and the United States at all levels of performance. She has attended almost every multi-sport games from the Canada Games to the Olympics and Paralympics, and has traveled extensively with a wide range of teams. In addition to her work in sport, she has worked with several other high performers including medical doctors, business leaders, and performing artists.   TOPICS COVERED AT THIS YEARS CONFERENCE INCLUDE: - Peak Performance: Sustainable High Standards for Excellence - Believe: Strategies & Practical Tips to Build Confidence in Athletes and Team Environments - The Necessity of Mental Well-Being for Living a Meaningful Life - Coaching the Modern Day Athlete   Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD PRICE and be entered into a draw for an Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 wireless speaker ($90 value). The conference is scheduled for January 14, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel– 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, B.C. The conference counts for three NCCP certification points. To learn more about the conference, visit http://bcsportconference.ca/
Please see the attached memo for policy interpretation of a Bonafide Academic Transfer.   If you have and questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact the BCSS office.

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