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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 www.bcschoolsports.ca, 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
2015-2016 Eligibility Statistics are now posted! Click Here to view.  
**CHECK YOUR ROSTERS/WINTER DEADLINE**   There has been a brief outage on STARS near the end of November regarding roster additions. Please go in and check all of your rosters and ensure students are on the correct teams and listed in the correct age categories. We will leave final winter registration open until Friday, February 5th, 2016 to allow you time to make any corrections. Important Reminder: Please add students and save roster before removing students. This will ensure you still have the minimum number of students on each roster. If minimum numbers are not met, STARS will lock you out of the team. If there is a special team adjustment that you are not able to complete please call our office for assistance. Remember, students must be listed on the younger age group roster if they are playing up on another team.Please print the BCSS PDF Roster once your teams are complete. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 604-477-1488 or info@bcschoolsports.ca.
Below please find some BC School Sports reminders and updates regarding Boys Basketball: Basketball season starts Monday November 30th, 2015. No school team games (restricted &/or unrestricted) (exhibition or league)  are to be played prior to this date. Winter team declaration deadline is November 30th, 2015. Teams must have minimum number of students by December 14th. Attached is the new FIBA Player Ejection Rule for both girls and boys BC high school games, please make sure you read and understand the rule. If you have any questions please contact your sport commissioners. Attached please find the finalized Boys Basketball Tier Breakdown. Please take a look and ensure your school is playing in the correct tier. If you have any questions please feel free to contact BC School Sports. [[{"fid":"2051","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2052","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2053","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2054","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2055","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"2056","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]]
Basketball BC Super Conference October 23-24 at the Langley Events Centre. Register on-line before Oct 1st and be entered into the draw for three Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers Tickets!!!   [[{"fid":"1913","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] For more information and registration: http://www.basketball.bc.ca/information    
Please see the attached PDF for information on applying for funding for Community-Wide and Try-It Day Events.
The BC School Sports newsletter is available here.  You will find information regarding the Eligibility Officer being away (Oct 9 - 31), new rules and processes, STARS changes, call for Committee Members, Toronto Raptors Training Camp, fundraising opportunities, and upcoming workshops and PD.
Keep a look out for your 2015-2016 membership package. Packages were sent by Lettermail or Parcel post via Canada Post on August 4. Schools should expect to see their packages by August 10. Inside the package you will find: 2015-2016 Handbook 2015-2016 Wall Calendar BCSS at a Glance Insurance Information CIAAA Athletic Director Workshop Flyer Sport Conference Flyer
Congratulations to the winners of the scholarships this year! Please see below to find information on the winners of: BC School Sports Dave Gifford and BC School Sports Zone Scholarships [[{"fid":"1866","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship [[{"fid":"1868","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] Subway Soccer Scholarship Subway Soccer Scholarship Winner Bios 2014-2015.pdf  We thank all of the Student-Athletes who applied for our scholarships. We wish you the best for your future endeavours.
The BC Games Society and BC School Sports are leaders in providing opportunities for the development of athletes and coaches in British Columbia.  These two organizations have formalized a new partnership which will see a coordinated effort to capitalize on joint initiatives for the benefit of our shared audiences.  The BC Winter and BC Summer Games offer important competitive and developmental opportunities for all eligible participants of BC.  BC School Sports offers programs and services directed towards student-athletes and/or the volunteer teacher and community coaches who spend hours of time helping students to achieve their goals. “Both the BC School Sports Board of Directors and staff look forward to a strong relationship with BC Games Society to enhance and grow opportunities for youth in British Columbia,” said Christine Bradstock, Executive Director of BC School Sports.  “The BC Winter and Summer Games showcase the best of BC and BC School Sports is proud to be a supporter and partner of the Society.” The strength and ongoing success of the provincial sport system is based, in part, on the need for strategic alliances and partnerships.  BC School Sports and the BC Games Society have worked in parallel for many years but recognized the benefits and new possibilities that could be created by forming a working partnership. “School sports contribute greatly to a student’s well being and the learning and coaching they receive from their school coaches contributes to their overall performance,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.   ‘Our BC Games athletes, coaches and officials benefit greatly from school sports and this partnership will reinforce the opportunities both organizations can provide.” About BC Games Society The BC Games Society is the leadership organization that guides the BC Winter and BC Summer Games and prepares Team BC for national multi-sport Games.  Since 1978, the BC Games have taken place in 38 communities and brought together thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators in celebration of sport and community excellence.  It is a milestone event that people count as an exceptional experience where memories, friendships, spirit, and pride are abundant. About BC School Sports BCSS is a voluntary non -profit society and charity with a membership of 425 schools and has served the athletes and volunteer coaches in our province for over 44 years. BCSS’s mission is to provide governance for interschool competition, encourage student participation in extra-curricular athletics and assist schools in the development and delivery of those programs. The BCSS Board of Directors relies upon the dedication, commitment and efforts of over 20,000 volunteers to run inter-school athletic programs for the 19 sport commissions that conclude with the 162 zone playoffs and 53 provincial championships.
2015 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.  Part 1 contains resolutions 7.1.1-7.1.9 [[{"fid":"1990","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] Part 2 contains resolutions 8.1.1-8.4.1 [[{"fid":"1669","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] April 23, 2015 Annual General Meeting - Package 2 We are almost ready to go for the AGM on May 9, 2015. The package can be accessed online, with links to the specific documents below. As per our Bylaws and the Society Act, this package contains notice of the meeting and 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 Parkland Secondary School in Sidney, BC. See the "Weekend Schedule" document for more information. RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: CLICK HERE TO RSVP – mandatory due to space, catering, voting/quorum and arranging shuttles to meeting: due April 27 via Survey Monkey - 6 questions WEEKEND SCHEDULE AND OTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING TRAVEL SUBSIDY AND PROXY INFORMATION: ___Weekend Schedule and Travel Info.docx [[{"fid":"1625","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"1626","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]]  AGM AGENDA AND ATTACHMENTS: [[{"fid":"1641","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"1628","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"1629","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"1630","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"1642","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"1653","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] 7.1.2-7.1.9 Special Resolutions.pdf [[{"fid":"1634","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] [[{"fid":"1639","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] COMPARISON DOCUMENTS: Two documents have been created to help show how the proposed Bylaws compare to the current Bylaws. In these comparison documents, we have also included the work of the Rules and Regulations committee and the input that they have provided to the Board. The proposed Bylaws have updates that clarify sections and provides consistency with language and Bylaw content within the document and with respect to the Society Act.The comparisons will be living documents and will be updated frequently to respond to questions and to act as a forum to facilitate discussion. Comparison 1:  Existing Bylaws compared to R&R Committee recommendations & Board recommendations (last version May 7 10:00 am) [[{"fid":"1651","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]] Comparison 2:  Proposed Bylaws compared to current Bylaws and R&R Committee recommendations (last version May 7 10:00 am) [[{"fid":"1652","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]]   Click here for existing Constitution & Bylaws - Nov 8 2013 OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEEDBACK: This is an opportunity for Members to ask questions of the Board regarding the Bylaws and provide feedback. Please send feedback to individual Board members or to info@bcschoolsports.ca - and it will be sent to the Board.As questions and comments come to the Board, the comparison documents will be updated - potentially on a daily basis. Please take advantage of the opportunity to make comments, ask questions and to see feedback and responses.
Every year the BC Sports Hall of Fame awards two Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Awards. These scholarships are awarded to one outstanding male and one outstanding female amateur athlete graduating from a BC secondary school. These students will excel in a particular sport and exemplify the values, commitment and contribution to the community held by Jack Farley, an honoured member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Winners will receive $2,000, which is to be applied to their education at a post-secondary institution here in British Columbia. Applicants must be graduating from grade 12 and demonstrate that they plan to attend a registered college or university in British Columbia within 12 months of graduation. APPLICATION Application Form2015 Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Awards Application Form Deadline for applications for the calendar year is June 5th. Application Process Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the course of the year. Any individual or school may complete and submit an application form to the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Please contact us to learn more about the 2015 scholarships: Contact Please get in touch with Barbara Chu barbara.chu@bcsportshalloffame.com for further information.
On Saturday, March 7th, 2015 you’re invited to the 2nd Annual Run Burnaby Now running and walking symposium! This public symposium is aimed at runners and walkers of all ages and abilities who are looking to improve performance, stay injury-free, and continue to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Join us for a day of running workshops, workouts, shoe trials and an exciting expo full of great information and prizes! Run Burnaby Now boasts a strong speaker lineup including Dr. Jack Taunton, Dr. Chris Maclean, Curb Ivanic and many more, all of whom will be delivering their latest findings in the world of running and walking. Also, visit the expo to take a test-run on all of the latest footwear from your favourite running brands including New Balance, Saucony, Mizuno, Nike, Adidas and many more! If you or your family, friends, and colleagues would benefit from the expertise of bio-mechanists, nutritionists, running coaches, and footwear specialists you won’t want to miss out. The event will be hosted at the innovative Fortius Sport & Health building from 10-2pm. See the attached brochure for a full outline of the day’s events. For more information and to register go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/run-burnaby-now-2015-tickets-15620956702. SPACE IS LIMITED. We look forward to seeing you on March 7th! Sincerely, The Run Burnaby Now Team
Preparation has begun for the BCSS AGM on May 9, 2015. The package can be accessed online at the BCSS website www.bcschoolsports.ca, with links to the specific documents below.Please take a close look at the information and have a conversation with those people in your community who are involved with student-athletes. RSVP – mandatory due to space, catering and voting; due April 27 via Survey Monkey (6 questions) Draft weekend schedule Voting procedure Board of Directors nominations form – due March 25 Standing Committee volunteer form – due March 25 Resolutions procedure and form – due March 25 Travel support request form BCSS awards procedure – due March 2  Hotel information: The Friday meetings will be held at the Accent Inn Victoria.  We have made a group booking under the name BC School Sports MOPO. The group code is #71477, so please quote this number when making reservations. We are holding 20 rooms with up to 2 beds at the rate of $79.00 plus tax, per night (includes continental breakfast!). These rooms will be held until May 1, 2015. Following this date, reservations will be based on availability and at our best available rate. To make a reservation with the hotel directly, please call 250-475-7500. Bookings can also be made through Central Reservations at 1-800-663-0298.
BC School Sports has changed the deadlines for fall sports. Membership Invoices: October 14Sport Declaration: October 14Team Registration (registering the minimum number of students on the team): October 14Additional Student-Athlete Registration (adding/modifying rosters): October 20
BC School Sports wishes to congratulate the 16 scholarship recipients.  Recipients were selected on the basis of their academic success, sport participation, community involvement and leadership.  We wish these 16 students best of luck in their post-secondary endeavours.  Dave Gifford Memorial Awards Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the BCSS Honour Award in 1992. He was a teacher and Administrator in Vancouver, and died in 1992. In his honour, this scholarship is for one male and one female student who truly excels as a student-athlete. Value: $700 each  Mieke Marie Dumont - South Kamloops Secondary Sports played: volleyball, basketball, soccer Athletic Achievements: Titan Award (excellence award), Dalhousie University Athletic Scholarship, South Kamloops Secondary Female Athlete of the year Academic Achievements: Senior Academic Athlete of the Year, Dalhousie University Academic Entrance Scholarship, Honour Roll, Principal’s List  John Gay - Okanagan Mission Secondary Sports played: cross country, track & field Athletic Achievements: BC High School Track & Field Championships Senior Boys 300m silver medallist (8:43.84), BC High School Track & Field Championships Senior Boys 2000m Steeplechase Silver Medallist (6:02.2) Academic Achievements: Principal’s List, Work Ethic Award, Student of the Year   Zone Scholarships Scholarships will be awarded in each of the seven BCSS Designated Zones. Successful applicants will have outstanding academic and athletic achievements.  This year, we have 14 recipients, seven female and seven male.  Value: $500 each  Kyle MacLean - Fernie Secondary School (Zone A) Sports played: volleyball, skiing Athletic Achievements: 11th Overall Boys Skiing Provincial Championships, Honourable Mention All Star Team Boys Volleyball Provincials Academic Achievements: Dogwood Bilingual Certificate, French Immersion Student    Malcolm Heinrichs - Southern Okanagan Secondary School (Zone B) Sports played: volleyball, basketball, tennis Athletic Achievements: Provincial 2nd Team All-Star AA Basketball Provincials, Sr. Athlete of the Year, Jr. Athlete of the Year, 1st Place Terry Fox Run Academic Achievements: Honour Roll, Passport to Education Stamp  Rylee McKinlay - Princess Margaret Secondary School (Zone B) Sports played: volleyball, basketball, tennis, soccer Athletic Achievements: BC Soccer Provincial Champions, Soccer Okanagan Valley Champions, Girls Athlete of the Year, Girls Volleyball Player of the Year Academic Achievements: Runner-Up All Around Student of the Year, Gold Honour Student, Citizenship Award, English Student of the Year    André Dubé - Lakes District Secondary School (Zone C) Sports played: skiing, snowboarding, soccer, mountain biking, rugby Athletic Achievements: 1st Place Snowboarding Boys Gr. 8-12 Individual Provincial Championships, 14th Place Soccer Provincial Championships Academic Achievements: Honour Roll with Distinction, UNBC Academic Scholar Award, DELF, Top Academic Student  Carly Shaw-MacLaren - Duchess Park Secondary (Zone C) Sports played: basketball, soccer, cross country Athletic Achievements: Senior Athlete of the Year, Senior Girls Basketball City All-Star, AA Senior Girls Basketball 1st All-Star, Senior Girls Soccer MVP Academic Achievements: Principal’s List, UNBC Academic Achiever, BC Indoor Soccer League Scholarship, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship Award    Jamie Tersago - Smithers Secondary (Zone D) Sports played: wrestling Athletic Achievements: Provincial Gold Medallist - Wrestling, Most Outstanding Female Athlete at Smithers Secondary, 5th at Canada Summer Games- Wrestling Academic Achievements: Principal’s Effort Honour Roll, DELF Internationally Recognized French Level B2  Ryan Wright - Hazelton Secondary (Zone D) Sports played: soccer, volleyball, basketball Athletic Achievements: BCSS Sports Commissioner’s 11 Award for Boys A Soccer Provincials, Senior Male Athlete of the Year, Senior Boys Basketball Zones All-star, 2013 Slurpee Soccer Cup Player of the Game Academic Achievements: ‘A’ Honour Roll, Loran Scholarship Provincial Finalist   Michael Baart - St. Michael’s University School (Zone E) Sports played: soccer, rugby Athletic Achievements: 4th Place Rugby Provincial Champions, Ryan Cup City Champions, Gareth Rees Boot Game Winners and Man of the Match Academic Achievements: UVIC Varsity Sport Scholarship, Dogwood Award Winner, AP Physics B 90%, Honour Roll  Lindsay Cole - Mount Douglas Secondary (Zone E) Sports played: field hockey, soccer, basketball, track & field, cross country Athletic Achievements: Trelawney Shield - Most Outstanding U18 Player, Gwen Little “Junior of the Year” Award, Mount Douglas School Female Athlete of the Year, Sports Excellence Certificate Academic Achievements: Challenge Program for Gifted Students, Honour Roll   Julia Hodanic - Burnaby Mountain Secondary (Zone F) Sports played: cross country, basketball, track & field Athletic Achievements: 2014 Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame Award, HSBC/Telus “Canada One Foundation” Basketball Award Academic Achievements: Burnaby Mountain Secondary Gold Cord Recipient, “AAA” Academic Athlete All-Star Award, Honour Roll with Distinction  Tom Kanwischer - Handsworth Secondary School (Zone F) Sports played: rugby Athletic Achievements: Capilano Rugby Club - Winner ‘Best Back’ Player U20, Provincial Rugby Team U18, Representative Team Vancouver U18 Rugby Team Academic Achievements: Chancellor’s Scholar, Honour Roll with Distinction, Best Senior Brass Soloist at BC Interior Jazz Festival   Christine Howlett - South Delta Secondary School (Zone G) Sports played: volleyball, basketball, track & field Athletic Achievements: Club Volleyball Provincial Champions, School Volleyball Provincial Champions, Club Volleyball Provincial MVP, First Team All-star at School Volleyball Provincials Academic Achievements: Principal’s List, Honour Roll, G-Club  Keesha Khehra - North Surrey Secondary (Zone G) Sports played: basketball, soccer, cross country, field hockey Athletic Achievements: Surrey Firefighters’ Goodwill Basketball Award, North Surrey Girls Field Hockey MVP, North Surrey Grade 12 Aggregate Academic Achievements: Loran Scholarship Provincial Finalist, UBC Chancellor’s Scholar, Principal’s Honour Roll, Top Pre-Calculus 12 Student  Travis Muller - Langley Christian High School (Zone G) Sports played: basketball, volleyball, track & field Athletic Achievements: Gold in Senior Boys High Jump at BCSSAA Track & Field Tournament, Gold in Senior Boys High Jump at the Fraser Valley Relays Track & Field meet, 2nd Team All-Star - Senior Boys AA Fraser Valley Basketball Playoffs Academic Achievements: Completion of Apprenticeship Program     For media inquiries, please contact BCSS at 604-477-1488. Information on next year's scholarships will be available on our website.  Keep checking back to find out more information.

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