News and Announcements

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The Canadian women’s national field hockey team have recently climbed the world rankings by three spots and are getting ready for their first of two chances to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. They are heading to Lima, Peru for the 2019 Pan American Games where the champion earns a berth to the Toyko Games.

On the Canadian women’s roster are second-year UVic Vike Anna Mollenhauer (Midfielder, St. Michael’s University, former UVic Vikes Kaitlyn Williams (Goalkeeper, White Rock, BC) and Dani Hennig (Defender, Kelowna, BC) and Victoria native Maddie Secco (Oak Bay Secondary School, Stanford University).

YOU ARE INVITED to meet the team and send off the Canadian WolfPack to the Pan American Games in Style. Join the team for an evening at Victoria’s Strathcona Hotel while also supporting the team.

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Where: Strathcona Hotel, Victoria, BC
What: Food, drinks, silent auction, draw prizes
Cost: $30 + admin fee

ONLINE TICKETS: http://bit.ly/team-canada-fundraiser

If you are unable to attend you can still support the team financially. Visit the above ticket link for more details.

Field Hockey Victoria Society
Annual General Meeting

June 19, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Boardroom @ Commonwealth Pool (4636 Elk Lake Drive)

Meeting Agenda:

  • Approval of the agenda
  • Approve minutes of the previous AGM
  • Executive report (Juniors, Men, Ladies, Umpires, Turf)
  • Approval of the Financial report
  • Election of Directors
  • President (incumbent: Mark Baggott, VIFHA)
  • Vice-President (incumbent: Milena Gaiga, VJFHA)
  • Treasurer (incumbent: Amy Jones, VILFHA)
  • Secretary (incumbent: Sandy Grimwood, VILFHA)
  • Directors at Large (incumbents: Shibby Claire, Jim Knight, Nancy Griffin, Ali Baggott, Denise McGeachy)
  • Appointment of Auditor, if required
  • Motion re: new Society’s Act
  • Any other business

Voting structure reminder:

  • Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
  • Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association (Men): 2 Votes
  • Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
  • South Island Field Hockey Umpires’ Association: 1 Vote

All members of the above associations plus other with interest in field hockey in Victoria are welcome to attend.

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The Final Standings of the VIFHA Competitive Division:

1. Tigers (47 points in 18 games = 2.61 P/GP)
2. Mutineers (28 points in 17 games = 1.65 P/GP)
3. Rebels 1 (26 points in 18 games = 1.44 P/GP)
4. Uvic Vikes (6 points in 20 games = 0.30 P/GP)

The VIFHA Competitive Playoff Schedule for the upcoming two weeks:

Sunday, March 24
11:00am Mutineers v Rebels 1
12:30pm Tigers v Vikes

Sunday, March 31
11:00am 3rd place match
12:30pm 1st place match
2:00 pm Recreation Division Jamboree

The VIFHA Recreation Division Jamboree

In the Jamboree, all recreational players will wear white shirts and their club shorts/socks. The players for each club are split into 4 groups. Each group merges with groups from the other clubs to form 4 mixed teams. These teams will wear pinnies of different colours. The 4 teams will play 20-minute, 7-a-side matches on the half pitch. The schedule would look like this:

2:15-2:35pm YELLOW v GREEN; ORANGE v WHITE
2:40-3:00pm YELLOW v ORANGE; GREEN v WHITE
3:05-3:25pm YELLOW v WHITE; GREEN v ORANGE

Our thanks go out to the Hawks Club who will provide their famous curry lunch for players and spectators on Sunday, March 31 around 12 pm.

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With the colder weather, UVic is doing their best to keep us posted on field updates. UVic is committed to checking the fields daily and trying to be extra proactive ahead of weekends.

The below webpage will be updated per day to identify field closures.
vikesrec.ca/fields

If you see a previous day listed it means the check has yet to be updated online. If you have any immediate questions call 250-721-8484.

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A message from Victoria’s James Kirkpatrick and his team mates:

Hello Field Hockey fans and Red Caribou Supporters!

Now that Labour Day and a brief hockey rest is behind us your Men’s National Field Hockey Team (the Red Caribou) is back on the field and training hard for the 2018 Odisha Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India. It’s hard to believe it’s been over 14 months since we qualified for the World Cup with a memorable 3-2 win over India in London, England. After a training period here at home in September, we’re back on the road in October, traveling to New Zealand to play a series of matches against the Black Sticks before returning home for a few weeks of final training and preparation. Finally, on November 17th we’re heading east. We’ll be stopping off in Japan for a few days for a final training camp and test matches against the recently crowned Asian champions and 2020 Olympic hosts, before moving on to India. All that leads us to the opening match of the tournament on November 28th against Olympic Silver Medalists, Belgium.

We hope you’re as excited for the next few months as we are. We’re writing today in hopes that you’ll help us along on our journey. As was done in 2010 and 1998, we’re putting together a special edition Red Caribou World Cup t-shirt. It’s not uncommon to see an old version around the hockey pitch today, and we hope you’ll proudly wear your 2018 version during the tournament and for years to come.

Details:

This year’s shirt will feature our Red Caribou logo on the front along with ‘World Cup 2018’ and ‘Bhubaneswar, India’. The back of the shirt will say ‘Red Caribou’ and ‘Proud Supporter’ along with a long list of our supporters, which we hope will include you!

We are asking all Field Hockey fans in Canada as well as companies, clubs, schools, book clubs… anyone who loves the game to add their name to the back of the shirt as a way of showing who is supporting us in India. Whether you’re wearing your t-shirt in the stadium in Bhubaneswar or back home watching on tv… we’ll know you have our back.

Feel free to put your name, a message of support, your website, company name, whatever you want! Our only ask is that you limit your line to 15 characters.

Cost:

For $100, you can have your name/message on the back, along with a shirt for you to keep.

For $500, you can have you or your company’s name/logo displayed on the back of the shirt, as well as a souvenir shirt for you to keep.

We ask that everyone who is interested let us know by Oct 15 so we can start with printing and delivery.

Many thanks and all the best for your hockey season. Go Canada!

Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team

  • Method of Payment**

Cash
Cheque, made out to ‘Red Caribou’
e-transfer to: scott.tupper4@gmail.com