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
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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 and Twitter account @BCSchoolSports 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 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  
CALLING ALL AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES VOLUNTEERS INAUGURAL EVENT TO HOST UP TO 10,000 ATHLETES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE   Vancouver, BC, Canada – Be part of history as Vancouver welcomes up to 10,000 masters aged athletes to the first ever America's Masters Games. Relive the thrill of hosting a major international sport competition from Aug 26 to Sept 4 2016.2500 volunteers are needed to stage this spectacular event of inspiring ceremonies and celebrations in Canada Place (Jack Poole Plaza), exciting competition in 24 different sports at venues across the city and memorable social interactions with people from around the world.“Vancouver is poised to host another terrific event,” said Thomas Jones, Event Director, Americas Masters Games.  “Major Sporting events like this would not be possible without the strong Volunteer base this city possesses.”   Use your skills and experience to make visitors feel welcome, come meet active people and help showcase our beautiful city. Volunteer opportunities are available in: Registration and accreditation Sport and venues Logistics and transportation services Ceremonies and protocol Media services Medical services Branding and Signage Special events To apply, go to and let us know about your skills, areas of interest and availability. We are seeking commitments of at least 4 hours per day for a minimum of 3 days. Some pre games training will be required in certain roles.All volunteers will receive an Americas Masters Games uniform, nourishment and the volunteer experience of a lifetime.   We look forward to welcoming you to AMG's volunteer team as we host the world..
2016 Canada Basketball NCCP Super Clinic The Super Clinic will run May 20-22, 2016 in downtown Toronto. Canada Basketball’s NCCP Super Clinic takes place in 9 gyms and 9 classrooms with presentations by experts from the Canadian National Teams and around the world. Come and enjoy the growth-mindset environment created while connecting with both Canadian and international coaches from the grassroots to high performance levels. This is a one-of-a-kind weekend with a multitude of unique events that you will not want to miss! International basketball coach, David Blatt  and Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach, Jay Triano will headline the 2nd annual Super Clinic. Coaches will hear from many other international basketball experts and National Team coaches!   Here is the link for the event's press release:
Encourage Girls to get Physically Active! Click here to view the article written by the Canadian Olympic Comittee.
Canada vs Japan Rugby Match Information: For the upcoming Canada vs Japan match on June 11, Rugby Canada is offering great pricing for a limited time with a 33% discount ( $19.25 all in ) for school teams, youth groups and coaches. There are also incentive free ticket and official jersey giveaways as explained below. After the recent success of the World Rugby Sevens in Vancouver,  Japan upsetting South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and with Vancouver's large Japanese population, we expect a sellout crowd at BC Place. To help to develop rugby at the youth level, we hope to have many school players attend this match and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. [[{"fid":"2421","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2422","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2423","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]]     -Rugby Canada
The Board of BC School Sports wishes to announce that after 4 years as our Executive Director, Christine Bradstock has decided to leave BC School Sports with her last day being May 18, 2016.  Christine has been invaluable in bringing stable funding and an efficient administration to the organization.  The Board is very grateful for her service and we all wish her well in her future endeavours. The Board is currently engaging in a search process for a new Executive Director with news to follow. Job Posting: [[{"fid":"2409","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] Deb Whitten BC School Sports President  
Preparation has begun for the 2016 BCSS AGM weekend on May 6 & 7, 2016.  Please note that the location of this year’s Friday council meetings and AGM will take in Burnaby at Fortius Sport & Health. The package can be accessed online at the BCSS website, with links to the specific documents below. Please take a close look at the information and have conversations with those people in your community who are involved with student-athletes. The package contains the following information: RSVP – mandatory due to space, catering and voting; due April 25 Draft Schedule 2016.docx2016 Voting at the Annual General Meeting.docx2016 Board Nominations.docx –due March 252016 Standing Committee Volunteer Application.docx-due March 252016 Resolution Information and Form.docx –due March 252016 Travel Support Request.docx –due May 7BCSS awards procedure – due April 4Round Table Information.docxRound table survey-due March 25