Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

   The BC/YK Section Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Norm Proft from Skate Canada, in charge of Membership, was in attendance. He summarized the programs currently being implemented at Skate Canada and offered the National Skate Canada Strategic Plan. Skate Canada is becoming the service provider to the Sections and Clubs. Online training is being developed.
   Ted Barton updated the future offerings on the Section website "Virtual Hall of Fame" where inductees are profiled with past news articles, photos and history.

**A reminder to all Clubs and Coaches to register for voting (in person or online) at the National AGM to be held May 30th, 2015.

The 2015 BC/YK AGM Awards Banquet was a wonderful event and the summary is below. Congratulations to our VI Region recipients of Section and National awards!

The Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet was held on Saturday May 2nd, following the 2015 AGM. The banquet evening was a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes and give thanks to officials and volunteers for their efforts on behalf of the skaters and the Section during the year. The hosts for the weekend were Tracy Wilson and Ted Barton.

The following were this year’s inductees into the B/YK Section Hall of Fame:

1.     Bill Lewis, Builder

3.     Audrey Moore, Official

4.     Victor Kraatz, Athlete

The following awards were recognized:

1.     SC Program Assistant of the Year: Amareet Bains, Sunbowl SC

2.     SC Canskater of the Year: Ariana Robertson, Juan de Fuca SC

3.     SC STARSkate Athlete of the Yea: Hunter Bezak, Fernie SC

4.     SC Club and Recreational Coach Award: Joanne McNair, Williams Lake SC

5.     BC/YK Section Coaches Choice Award: Susan Heffernan, Sunshine Coast SC

6.     BC/YK Section Dogwood and Volunteer Award: Louise Reeve, Kelowna SC

7.     SC Section Volunteer Coach Award: Dawn Ladret, Comox Valley SC

8.     BC/YK Section Youth Promise Awards:

1.     Female: Olivia Gran and McKenna Colthorpe, Kelowna SC

2.     Male: Brian Le, CISCBC

3.     Team: Aslynne Stairs and Lee Royer

9.     Elizabeth Swan Award: Julie Kivinen: Langley SC

10.  BC/YK Section Adult Skater Award: Audrey Clearle, Cheam SC

11.  Susan Griffith Committee Chairman Award: Gail Weber, Fort St John SC

12.  SC Section Officials Award: Wayne Sutherland, Cheam SC

13.  BC/YK Section Skaters Award of Achievement: Phoebe Kemp, Mount Boucherie SC

14. SC Section Volunteer Award of Excellence: Lynne Henderson-Drake, Campbell River SC

15.  SC Competitive Athlete Award: Rachel Pettitt, Arctic Edge SC

16.  SC Competitive Coach of the Year Award: Karen and Jason Mongrain, Kelowna SC

17.  BC/YK Section Lifetime Achievement Award: Ev Pochay, Valleyview SC



Congratulations to all

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 2015

It is hard to believe that another winter session is nearing the end. Wrap up test sessions are currently underway and Spring School activities are soon to begin.

Preparations are well underway for VISI in Parksville, April 10 to 12 and many thanks go out to the clubs for responding to the call for volunteers in various areas needing assistance. If anyone has not contacted Patti Crighton (  with what you will be contributing, both in manpower and donations, please do so as soon as possible.

The VI Trianual and Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 19th, 2015. Presidents and Judges Bureau meetings are at 10:00 am and the AGM is at 1:00pm.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL YOUR CLUBS ARE REPRESENTED AT THESE MEETINGS. Nominations for the VI Region Board of Directors are also being accepted and the Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2015. Contact Patricia Anderson ( for further information on the nomination forms.

Enjoy the Spring!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thank you to all of you who attended the tri-annual meeting in Parksville on January18th.

 We were missing representatives from 7 clubs so please work on having someone from your executive attend the next meeting on April 19th. Janice Hunter will be in attendance at that meeting, representing the Section Board.

Thank you to the Racquet Club for hosting regions February 6 to 8th at Esquimalt's Archie Browning Arena. Their preparations are well underway and it should be a great event.

The BC/YK Annual meeting is May 1,2 and 3rd. If clubs have ideas for workshops that they would like to see at the AGM please let Lynne know. Norm Proft is going to be the guest speaker, representing Skate Canada.