News and Announcements
The Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association Fall General Meeting will be held September 9, 2013 at 7 pm at the Pacific Sport, Saanich Commonwealth Pool Boardroom.
The meeting agenda is attached below.
The Pacific Sport offices are on the lower left of side of the building, on the lower level. There is limited parking in front of the office, please park in the general parking area out front.
VILFHA is pleased to announce the return of our pre-season tournament, the Bunyan!
After years of being absent from the VILFHA calendar, the Bunyan will return on Saturday, August 31st. The event will be 7-aside and recreational in nature and attitude!
The schedule for the event is attached. See you on the 31st!
- Parking note: due to ongoing construction UVic has closed Gabriola Road (running between McKinnon Gym and the pitch). Much of the area is fenced off but the pitch is accessible. Parking in the stadium lot maybe the least encumbered access to the pitch.
VICTORIA – The Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association will kick off early this fall with the Bunyan Tournament on Aug. 30. The Bunyan Tournament is being resurrected after many years of dormancy. The all-day 7-aside tournament will take place at UVic and will be the first opportunity for the women’s league teams to get a touch on the ball before the fall season.
The women’s league will begin their three-division season on Sept. 14 with games going right until Dec. 15 for a Christmas break. The women’s league will be comprised of four teams in both the first and second division and eight teams in the third division. New players interested in joining a women’s league team can e-mail VILFHA@gmail.com
In addition to the regular season for the women and men, several elite teams will be competing at the UVic artificial water based turf. This fall, the University of Victoria Vikes will play host to the 2013 Canadian Interuniveristy Sport (CIS) women’s field hockey national championship, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. All women’s and men’s league play will be suspended for that weekend as four of the country’s top University teams will travel to the island to battle for the McCrae Cup. The Vikes will also host Canada West rivals UBC (Sept. 28/29) and Calgary (Oct. 12/13) for their regular season home games.
In the fall, several high school teams will battle through a short season vying for seeds to the AA and AAA BC Provincial Championships. The annual Ferreira Cup will be hosted in Duncan on Sept. 28-29, while the prestigious Bridgman Cup will be hosted at UVic Oct. 12-13.
The island will also host a variety of Vancouver Premier League games as both the UVic Vikes men and women are members of the league and the Victoria Selects (men) and Kirby’s Island Wildcats (women) contribute to the elite Vancouver league.
The tightly-packed fall schedule will be followed closely by the BC Senior, BC Junior and UVic Indoor tournaments, typically all hosted on the island.
For more information, questions about playing or joining a team please e-mail VILFHA@gmail.com
All schedules, information and contacts will be posted at www.vilfha.ca
This coming Monday, July 15: Rebels Summer Drop in will be moved to 8-9:30pm.
Following, the below schedule will remain:
REBELS SUMMER DROP IN
MONDAYS @ UVIC
(Mixed Hockey, Ages 14+)
Bring a light and dark colour shirt
SAILORS SUMMER DROP IN
THURSDAYS @ UVIC
(Mixed Hockey, Ages 14+)
$5 per session
COWICHAN DROP IN
(Mixed hockey, ages 14+)
Cost: $5 per session
7-8:30pm, Wednesdays @ John Ferreira Field (Duncan, BC)
Dates: June 19, 26 / July 3, 10, 17 24, 31 / August 7, 14, 21
**Players must be registered FHBC members after the first 2 session
Now Accepting Nominations for In Her Footsteps 2013!
Deadline: July 17, 2013
June 17, 2013— ProMOTION Plus is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for In Her Footsteps… 2013.
In Her Footsteps is an annual recognition program. It honours women who are or have been athletes, coaches, officials, judges, pioneers or advocates who have made significant contributions to girls and women in sport. These women have created opportunities for participation in sport and recreation in British Columbia, inspiring others through their own athletic achievement, passion and dedication. Their stories are featured in the In Her Footsteps exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Do you know a Woman We Should Know?
- A woman who has made a significant difference for girls and women in British Columbia through sport? A woman who has worked to create access and opportunities for participation in sport and recreation activities in British Columbia? A woman who inspires through her own athletic achievement, passion and dedication?
We are CELEBRATING BC WOMEN IN SPORT and are seeking nomination for inclusion in the In Her Footsteps… exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Potential candidates are women who have brought about significant positive change in the world of sport in BC, through their actions, passions and commitment to sport. This may include someone who has achieved a high standard of athletic excellence or increased involvement opportunities for girls and women in sport or physical activity in British Columbia.