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BC School Sports is looking for an Eligibility Officer 2-click the job posting below for more information.
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  
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:  http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/international-basketball-coach-david-blatt-and-senior-mens-natio
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 www.americasmastersgames2016.com 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..
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

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