News and Announcements

A reminder for this weekend’s playoffs, Mar. 19-20, that games will go straight to shoot-outs. Please be reminded of the Shoot-out Regulations on the below, attached document.

Note: If the two teams are tied at the end of regular time, the game will go straight to shoot-outs. There are no overtime periods.

The document 2016 Shootout Regulations was attached to this post.

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The VILFHA Spring AGM will be a night to honour our 2015-16 major award winners and all-stars but it is also the time to re-elect the members who will sit on the VILFHA Executive.

WHEN: April 4, 2016
TIME: 7:00 pm
WHERE: Victoria Canoe Club

Currently the Executive has representation from the following clubs: Sailors, Rebels, Oak Bay, and Aeries. ALL positions are open but some existing executive members are willing to stand as per below:

President: Vacant
Vice-President: Sandy Grimwood, Rebels (willing to stand)
Operations: Vacant
Treasurer: Heather Wheatley, Rebels (willing to stand)
Secretary: Caitlin Hansen, Ravens (willing to stand)
Communications: Ali Lee, Sailors (willing to stand)
Membership: Theresa Kennedy, Oak Bay (willing to stand)

Attached to this posting is an outline of major duties. All current executive members are willing to help in training throughout the Fall season or as needed.

IT’S TIME TO VOLUNTEER AND GET INVOLVED! PARENTS, COACHES AND AFFILIATES ARE WELCOME TOO!

The document VILFHA Executive Job Descriptions was attached to this post.

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Please take note of the below upcoming TWO events that is open to ALL VILFHA Members:

1) VILFHA AWARDS NIGHT & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
When: Monday, April 4th @7:00 pm
Where: Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club (355 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC)
Who: All VILFHA members (ALL teams must have at least one team representative)

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, April 4, 2016

Please come and show your appreciation of our league award winners and support for our league.
Election of executive for the 2016-2017 season will also take place.
Drinks, appetizers and sweets will be provided.

A reminder all award nominee forms (available on Team pages) should be completed by: March 7, 2016

(2) SEA CIDER TOUR & TASTING (VILFHA SOCIAL)
When: Sunday, April 10th, 2016 1:00 -3:00 pm
Where: Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse (2487 Mount Saint Michael Road, Saanichton, BC)
Who: All VILFHA members, Umpires, Coaches and Friends
Tickets: $25.00 per person includes tasting of 3 different ciders, Artesian Lunch Plate and tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance (minimum of 30 people required by March 28th, 2016).
Final Deadline for ticket sales: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at the AGM/Awards Night

Tickets can be purchased through:
Kate Knappett – Oak Bay Field Hockey Club (kate-k@shaw.ca)
Ronnie Lee – Sailors Field Hockey Club (leeronnie19@gmail.com)
Heather Wheatley – Rebels Field Hockey Club (chwheat@gmail.com)

Cheques payable to: VILFHA (memo: Sea Cider Tour and Tasting)

If you wish to purchase tickets by mail contact:
Kate Knappett (e-mail: kate-k@shaw.ca)
325-984 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8X 4E7

Please note: If purchasing tickets by mail, tickets will be reserved at the door on April 10th. Will e-mail you a confirmation. Cheques only please. Do not send cash.

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Below is the revised playoff schedule with game time changes on Sunday, March 20:

Saturday March 19 (SEMIFINALS at UVIC) – no changes
9:00 am – Div 2 Semifinal 1 (#1 vs #4)
10:45 am – Div 2 Semifinal 2 (#2 vs #3)
12:15 pm – Div 3 Semifinal 1 (#1 vs #4)
2:00 pm – Div 3 Semifinal 2 (#2 vs #3)
3:45 pm – Div 1 Semifinal 1 (#1 vs #4)
5:30 pm – Div 1 Semifinal 2 (#2 vs #3)

Sunday March 20 (FINALS at DUNCAN) – NEW!
11:00 a.m. – Div 2 FINAL
1:00 p.m. – Div 3 FINAL
3:00 p.m. Div 1 FINAL

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A Community Umpire Training Session will be taking place on March 8 and 10th in Duncan, B.C. Led by Alison Sweeten, this is a great opportunity for people to not only familiarize themselves with the current rules but also received the basic understanding of umpiring field hockey. Whether you are an aspiring umpire or just a player wanting to better understand the rules and game – this is a great session to attend!

DATE: March 8 & 10, 2016
TIME: 6-8:30 pm
COST: $60 (FHBC Members), $80 (Non-FHBC Members)

ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php

If you would like to attend the course in Duncan and need a ride from Victoria, please contact Alison Sweeten at asweeten@shaw.ca

Note: This is the ONLY Community-Level course being offered on Vancouver Island this Spring.

MORE INFO: http://fieldhockeybc.com/Umpires/UmpireEducation/UmpireCoursesOffered/tabid/577/Default.aspx