Monday, April 03, 2017

Congratulations and Thank you Karen Mallon!

The VI Region Tri-Annual meeting was held on Sunday, April 2 in Parksville. Twelve of our seventeen island clubs were represented; The Region and Executive said good bye to an 18 year member, Karen Mallon. Karen has served in the Judges' Bureau Chair and has been a wonderful ambassador for the Region. Thank you Karen for all your years of dedication. Karen was presented with a beautiful 'Wolf' design earring and necklace/pendant set, in appreciation.

The VI Board welcomes Colleen Norton-Jones onto the Executive, replacing Karen in the Judges' Bureau capacity.  Susan Morriss was re-elected in the First Vice Chair position, Patricia Anderson will be returning as Secretary and Laurie Coombs will continue in the Director-at-Large spot.

Announcements:  The Kelowna Skaters Training Camp will be held April 14 - 16th

ISU Adult International will be held in Richmond, B.C., August 21 - 26, 2017

Autumn Leaves will be in Chilliwack this year.

BC/YK Sections is November 9 - 12 in Parksville, B.C.

Kerry Park is the host for Interclub in the Fall of 2017

Canadian Championships are in Vancouver in January, 2018 as a prelude to the Winter Olympic Games
**those wishing to volunteer for the Canadian Championships must volunteer prior to the event at either the BC/YK Summer Skate or the Adult International event

2018  B.C. Winter Games are in Kamloops. February 22-25, 2018

Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, December 2018

Online Safe Sport Webinars are available for coaches, officials and team leaders. The topic: 'Respect in Sport' is highly recommended. Entrance to the online programs is with your Skate Canada membership #.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 2017

Happy New Year!

Our skaters have been very busy this Fall qualifying out of the Sectional Championships in Kelowna for the Challenge event in Montreal.
Congratulations to all our region participants.
Moving onto the Canadian Championships in Ottawa we have 2 teams representing the Racquet Club.

Results from Canadians are:

Ravie Cunningham & Cedar Bridgewood competed in their first year in the Junior Dance event.
Short Dance place: 13th
Free Dance place: 10th         Final placement: 11th

Tessa Jones & Matt Den Boer competed in their first year in the Junior Pairs event.
Short Program: 4th
Free Program: 3rd                Final placement: 4th

Congratulations to our VI Region skaters for their great effort!

Don't forget the VI Region meeting January 29th in Parksville. Please send a representative from your club.