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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.

Nomination Forms:

(Mixed Hockey, Ages 14+)
8-9:30 pm (May 9-June 20)
7-8:30 pm (June 27-Sept 5)
$5 per session

(Mixed Hockey, Ages 14+)
7-8:30pm (Beginning June 3)

(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


VICTORIA, B.C. – In 2012, the first-ever island women’s premier team was created to travel and compete in the Vancouver Premier League. The Island Wildcats, sponsored by Kirby’s Source for Sports, features several high performance, former national and former university level players. With the cost of travel to and from the mainland, as well as training and turf expenses, the team will be hosting a camp for the island’s youth. The camp will be lead by Wildcats founder and former national team member Ali Lee, while several of the Wildcats will be on the coaching staff. Guest high performance and varsity men’s coaches will also be present.

The aim of the camp is to provide additional developmental skill sessions as well as opportunities to play mini games and half field games in a mini-tournament setting.

Girls & Boys (age 11-14); 5:45-7:00 pm @ UVic Field #1
Mondays & Thursdays: July 8, 11, 18, 22, 25, 29

All sessions are outdoors and players will be appropriately split up by age and skill level. Every session will include half field and/or mini games. Players are expected to provide their own stick, shin guards and mouth guard for each session.

• 7.5 hrs of field hockey specific knowledge, footwork & games
• Led by the island’s top premier women’s team and guest elite coaches from the men’s league and varsity programs
• Official Wildcats Junior Cats Camp t-shirt

$80 Per participant (please pay by cash or cheque at first session)


Ali Lee
Founder & Captain, Wildcats Premier Field Hockey
Head Coach, Island and BC Train to Train Programs
Canadian National Team Member (2004-11)
250-686-5000 |

Please note, Alison’s email has been corrected below

Any girls 18 and under are welcome to play. There will be an A and B team as Scotland has two traveling teams.

Any families willing to take billets from the Girls’ teams visiting from Scotland would be appreciated!

Games will be held 28 and 29 June at UVic (times TBA)

Billets needed for three nights, 27-30 June (depart 30 June). 29 players so two teams. It would be great to have 2-3 players (or more) staying together!

Please contact Alison Hastings 250-598-0644 or

Many thanks for your help !

Alison Hastings
Spring League U16/U18 coordinator


VICTORIA, B.C. – The Canadian men’s field hockey team is venturing across the pond to host a one and a half our skills clinic and demonstration for the field hockey youth in Victoria. Recently, the Canadian contingency were shorted $900,000 in Own the Podium funding, forcing the men to re-direct their focus towards fundraising for the time being.

Canada’s last Olympic appearance was at the 2008 Beijing Games, where the team finished 10th overall. Only two Canadians from that Olympic squad are still with the team including Tsawwassen’s Mark Pearson, who grew up playing on the island in the Victoria Junior League, as well as Vancouver’s Scott Tupper, also the captain of the team. The fresh-faced team is now looking towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games but before that will have a number of hurdles to jump.

University of Victoria Vikes Sam Jones, Matt Sarmento and James Kirkpatrick, also the lone Victoria native, will be among the squad that will visit the island. The trio have re-located to the mainland for their summer training, while Sarmento picked up his first international cap at the World League Round 2 tournament hosted in early May in St. Germain, France. Jones and Kirkpatrick have been a part of the training squad preparing for a pair of upcoming Ontario-hosted tournaments.

From Aug. 11-17, Canada will compete in the Pan American men’s cup, hosted in Brampton, Ont., and will return again in July 2015 when Toronto hosts the Pan American Games , which is also a direct qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games.

The squad will be at UVic’s field hockey pitch on Friday, June 21 from 5:30-7:00 pm to run their clinic and demo session. Players, parents and interested fans and coaches are all encouraged to attend for a suggested minimum donation of $25. No registration is required. In addition, donations will continue to be accepted online and fully tax receipted at:

For media enquiries or event information, please don’t hesitate to contact Ali Lee at 250-686-5000 or

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