News and Announcements
In honour of the recent passing of long-time field hockey contributor John Morrison, a mixed 7-aside tournament is being organized to celebrate John’s contributions to sport , especially with Victoria’s junior development and club culture.
WHEN: November 21st. 5:00 – 7:00 pm UVic Turf 1
If anyone is interested in participating or being involved, please reply to Veronica Planella (email@example.com) by Monday, Nov. 16.
John Morrison, kilt-wearing, golf-obsessed, coffee-loving foodie, fisherman, gardener, athlete and all round “good man” died on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the age of 57. He fought an almost unprecedented 6-year battle with brain cancer after being told he had 12 months to live. John died as he lived, with courage, kindness, spirit and humour.
John was a big-hearted man of many passions. He loved the water, being both in it and on it. Growing up in Vancouver, he spent childhood summers at Sechelt, fishing, swimming, and vowing never to live far away from the ocean. He eventually settled in Victoria with his family. Always into sports, John swam competitively, raced road bikes, and played and coached field hockey. John discovered the joy (and agony) of golf later in life. Golf allowed him to remain competitive, even through his illness, and led to great friendships with his “Posse” from the Cordova Bay Golf Course where he was a fixture.
John graduated from UBC in Microbiology and went on to become a CA, ultimately becoming CFO at Viking Air. When he could no longer work, he directed his energy into volunteering for Junior Achievement and the Victoria Brain Injury Society.
John’s greatest love was his family. He was adoring and proud father to Fiona and Axel, loving husband of 25 years to Daniela, wonderful brother to Jill (Thom) and Maggie (Tom), brother-in-law to Sue (Stephanie) and Katrin (Rich), and devoted uncle to Mack, Maggie, Angus, Cam, Cole and Finn. John will be dearly missed by them and by his many friends, including his golf “Posse”, business colleagues, field hockey teammates and kids he coached.
The family would like to extend the deepest gratitude to all those who cared for John on his journey – his doctors, nurses, hospice caregivers and volunteers, spiritual healers, and the many dear friends who brought John his favorite daily brew, along with a lot of laughs. John’s story is one of will and determination, and the power of love and support from family and friends. John taught us all that the biggest gift to one’s self is a life well lived.
Please join us to celebrate John’s life on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 2-5pm at the Church and State Winery, 1445 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood, Victoria. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice.
ATTENTION: ALL UMPIRES
The Umpires Association has committed to improving the standard of Umpiring in Victoria and the Island and hopes to offer a few educational opportunities over the 2015-2016 season. The first of which will be on Wednesday October 28th.
Instead of doing the tradition briefing, we’re going to try something a little different. The focus of the session will be Game Management and instead of conducting a lecture with videos and a Q & A, we’re going to have you work together in small groups to discuss and problem solve various scenarios related to game management.
Each breakout group will work on game management issues related to:
2. Off-ball or “out of your area of control” management
3. Physical play
The session will be facilitated by Gillian Horgan, Chris Wilson, Alison Sweeten and Denise McGeachy. The facilitators role will be there to offer suggestions but the goal is for the groups to work through each scenario as a group and find a successful solution and present that solution to the larger group.
In order to make this session truly useful to all umpires, we would like YOU to send us suggestions of situations you have faced under the categories above – things that happened to you that maybe didn’t go very well and you wished you could have done it better, or was confusing, or maybe just weird. We intend to use as many of your scenarios as possible so please email them to Denise!
October 28, 7-9 pm
UVic, McKinnon Gym room 150
Please RSVP attendance to Kevin Burns: email@example.com
Send scenarios to Denise McGeachy: firstname.lastname@example.org
All umpires are strongly encouraged to attend
Players interested in attending can also contact Denise or Kevin to attend.
After 4 seasons as the Vice President, Erica Kjekstad is stepping down from the board. Erica has been with the VJFHA executive since 2011. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for hard work and for dedicating countless hours on and off the field. Erica’s work on marketing and communications has lifted our association to a new level.
After many years as the association’s Treasurer, Bill Moffat is stepping down from the board. We would like to thank Bill for his many years of valuable advice and responsible financial book-keeping. Bill has given many hours to our association and ensured that all legal and financial items are carefully considered when conducting business.
Needless to say, there are two very key vacancies on the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association (VJFHA) Board of Directors for this upcoming season. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the field hockey community. For parents, you will have a direct hand in shaping the association to benefit all children in our sport. For younger adults, this is a great way to acquire some professional development in a volunteer organization. Both Bill and Erica will be available for consultation as we get up to the new volunteer up to speed. We look forward to having YOU on the board!
The AGM will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:30pm at UVic in the MacKinnon Building, Room 155. The order of business will be as follows:
1. Call to order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of 2014 AGM Minutes
4. Financial Report
5. President’s Report
6. Girls Representative Report
7. Boys Representative Report
8. Auditor’s Report
b. Vice President
e. Boys Representative
f. Girls Representative
g. Directors at Large
10. Appointment of Auditor, if required
11. Other business, if required
For questions or more information, please contact Mark Baggott, President VJFHA, at email@example.com
Due to the recent opening of the new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), we would like to notify all members that access and amenities for the UVic Field 1 (Artificial Water-based Turf) has been changed. Please take note of the below points for your games and practices at the University of Victoria.
UVIC FIELD 1 AND 2 ACCESS
Access is now at the NORTH corner of the pitch (closest to CARSA) which is also the former entrance prior to the CARSA construction
_There are now indoor, public bathrooms that are accessible from outside. These bathrooms are located on the north end of the Field 2A and you can enter the doors into CARSA from the outside of the building. There is a men’s and women’s bathroom with a few stalls in each. These bathrooms should be open for all field rentals. There is also bathrooms in the lobby through the main entrance of CARSA, however, teams are encouraged to use the public bathrooms accessible near Field 2.
There are the 3 places you can park to access Field 1 and 2:
1. Parking Lot 2 (the McKinnon Building lot) accessible from Gabriola Road (via McKenzie Ave. or Ring Road)
2. The NEW CARSA Parkade (5 levels) accessible from Vikes Way off McKenzie Ave.
3. The CARSA open Gravel parking lot accessible from Vikes Way off McKenzie Ave just before you enter the parkade (on the right)
Pay parking is in effect on Monday through Saturday 24 hours a day. There is no charge for parking on Sunday or statutory holidays except at the Ian Stewart Complex and University Centre parkade where pay parking is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Below are the parking rates for the above mentioned parking options:
$1.50 per hour or portion
$8.00 daily maximum until 11:59 pm
$2.50 evening maximum from 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
$2.50 maximum for Saturday
$32.00 weekly permit valid 7 days from date and time of purchase
Interested in tuning up your hockey in 7-aside format? Looking for that extra recreational game per week at an affordable cost? UVic Intramurals has replaced the long-time 7-aside league that used to run on Thursday nights. This league is open to community members and UVic students/staff and is co-ed. You can register as an individual and be placed on a team or you can register a team and pick your friends to play with!
WHEN: Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Sept 21 – Nov 30)
WHAT: Co-Ed Games
WHO: Open to Adult community (17 and up) and UVic Students/Staff (min. 2 players of opposite gender on field per team at a time)
BRING: Your own stick, mouthguard, shin guard and appropriate foot wear (no studded cleats)
WHERE: UVic Field 1 (water-based field hockey pitch)
Individual Pricing (member / non-member): $40 / $50
Team Pricing (member* / non-member): $200 / $250
Mandatory Captain’s Meeting Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym. All those registered as individuals should also come to this meeting.
*Note registering a team under “member” – all players on the team must be UVic Recreation Members (vikesrec.ca/membership)
UMPIRES: The league is also recruiting field hockey umpires for hire. If you are interested in umpiring this league please let Juggy Buttar know and forward your certification level as well (firstname.lastname@example.org)