News and Announcements

On behalf of Executive, I am pleased to congratulate Margo Ross on the incredible achievement of receiving a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal. This prestigious award honours significant achievements by Canadians who have dedicated themselves to serving their community, their country and their fellow Canadians and was created to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as the Queen of Canada. Margo is recognised for her service and significant contributions as a Public Servant as well as her exceptional individual achievements to positively influence the community.

Throughout her career, Margo has made significant contributions to the BC Treaty negotiation process and has played a lead role in fiscal negotiations at various treaty tables. Other career highlights include her contributions to the Strategic Investment Plan with the Ministry of Advanced Education, and most recently her work redesigning the Sport Sector where she has built tremendous data and analysis capacity. It is no surprise that Margo has been responsible for leading three key projects nominated for Premier’s Awards in the past few years.

Margo’s contributions are certainly not limited to her role in the BC Public Service. Margo recently took a 7 month sabbatical to volunteer for Edzimkulu – a Society for Children with Aids. In this work Margo played an integral role in the development of an accountability model that led to the Department of Health agreeing to take on the permanent operation of this rural and remote clinic – the first of its kind in South Africa.

Margo’s commitment to building a positive community is also evidenced in her long standing volunteer commitment with the Victoria Women’s Transition House, where she has served on the Board as well as the countless hours she has dedicated to sports through coaching, managing and providing administration.

It is my privilege to thank you Margo for your ongoing dedication and the service you provide. Please join me in congratulating Margo on her Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award.

Margo was an important member of Rebels, VILFHA and FHV for many, many years.

Come one, come all!

Another year is coming to a close and time for VILFHA’s season-end social. Langford Lanes is booked for March 10th, 1-3pm. Book your team, and any further inquiries, with Arlene at Cost will be $20 each, plus $4 shoe rental.

Food and beverage service will be available. See you there!


Due to the beginning construction phases of the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), as of Monday, February 25, 2013, the University of Victoria will be closing Parking Lot #3 near the corner of Gabriola Road and MacKenzie Avenue. Please refer to the attached map for available parking lots and changes to the entrances for playing fields 1, 2 and 3.

To stay up to date on construction bulletins and the CARSA project, please visit

For any questions regarding CARSA please e-mail


Want to become an umpire? Want to finally learn the rules of field hockey? Don’t miss your opportunity!

Upcoming Umpiring Clinics:

CLINIC #1: Victoria
Monday, March 25 and Thursday, March 28, 2013
Participants are required to attend both sessions.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: UVic McKinnon Building Room 155
Course Conductor: Denise McGeachy

CLINIC #2: Cowichan
Dates: Monday, April 8 and Monday, April 15, 2013
Participants are required to attend both sessions.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Cowichan Secondary School, 2652 James Street
Course Conductor: Alison Sweeten

Cost per clinic:
$60.00 for Members *Please provide Membership Number when registering
$80.00 for Non-Members

Cheques to be made payable to ‘Field Hockey BC’. Candidates can also pay online at the end of the registration process.

Last day to register is Thursday, March 28th.

More information and to register online visit:

It’s your chance to have a say on who you think has made a difference to your teams and the league! You can nominate now for the VILFHA awards online:

You can also find the link on the right hand side of the website:

Full Award descriptions are attached available under “Documents” on the VILFHA website.