Valley Royals

NEWS:

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VALLEY ROYALS VAISAKHI FESTIVAL TRACK & FIELD MEET Saturday April 15th 2017, 8 AM to 5 PM, at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. This is an All-Comers Meet with a Rolling Schedule (races & field events could happen sooner than scheduled) The Meet includes a Special Lunch Break filled with Cultural Food & Dancing, East-Indian Athletic Event Demonstrations as well as Traditional Western Track & Field Demonstrations. FREE GENERAL ADMISSION. To Register for Races & Field Events click the Online Registration Link Below. Registration is just a $5 Fee for the Day (On-Site Registration closes one hour before each race/event). Field Events: High Jump, Long Jump and Shot Put. Timed Races for All Ages and Family Relay Races too!  

TO REGISTER ONLINE (before noon on April 12th) FOR TRACK & FIELD EVENTS AT THE VALLEY ROYALS VAISAKHI FESTIVAL ALL-COMERS MEET click: Trackie Registration for Valley Royals Vaisakhi Festival Meet

For SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for the VALLEY ROYALS VAISAKHI FESTIVAL TRACK & FIELD MEET click: MeetDetails-ValleyRoyalsVaisakhiFestivalAllComersTrackandFieldMeet

TO VOLUNTEER AT THE VAISAKHI FESTIVAL MEET email: Dawn Driver and give her your: Name, Age, Phone Number and list any Special Skills you might have (such as First Aid or Specific Experience working at Track Meets) SCROLL DOWN for a letter from our Club President, Ivon Gill, regarding volunteering at the VAISAKHI MEET…

Vaisakhi Festival Meet Poster ~ Saturday April 15th

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The Valley Royals Annual General Meeting (AGM) is coming up on Thursday, March 30th in the Legacy Building on the East side of Rotary Stadium. Start Time is 6:00 PM (should run for about an hour), Pizza and Pop Provided, All Athletes and Parents Welcome! Good attendance at the Club AGM helps to maintain our funding so we thank you in advance for planning to come! SPECIAL RESOLUTION: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SUBMITS FOR APPROVAL BY THE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY: The proposed amendments to the Bylaws to comply with the new “BC Societies Act” which came into effect on November 26th 2016. Click on the links view PDF Files of both the OLD Constitution & Bylaws: May 12, 1993 Valley Royals Constitution & Bylaws  and the NEW Constitution and Bylaws: March 30th 2017 Valley Royals Constitution & Bylaws 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: to form a FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE to assist the Board in planning fundraising events for each month of the Track & Field Season.  These fundraising opportunities are very important because they give our athletes the ability to meet their annual fundraising expectation and earn fundraising credits that they can use to pay for entry fees. To volunteer for the Fundraising Committee email Christa at christa.mcauley@valleyroyals.org AND come to the AGM to be presented to the Club Membership and for a brief planning meeting

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Running Injuries Workshop – April 22, 2017.  There will be a one-day clinical workshop at BC Place Stadium that will cover all aspects of running injuries.  This would be well worth attending by many Valley Royals members.  Please see Running Injuries Workshop for further details.


JD Track & Field Practices start April 3rd!

Our JD group will train on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm at Rotary Stadium.

If you have already registered with our club, you will be receiving an email from Coach Trevor shortly

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Dear Valley Royal Members,

As President of the Valley Royals Track and Field Club, I am reaching out to fellow club members in the hope of having you become involved in our activities during the coming year.

Not unlike most of our members, I became involved in club activities as a parent of an athlete. Since that time I have been involved with the Royals in various capacities that include coaching, serving as a member of the board of directors and, at present, acting in the position of club president.

On behalf of the club’s directors, I would like to congratulate each and every one of you for being part of our prestigious and growing organization! As you may know, the Valley Royals is a “Not for Profit Community Track & Field Club” that has served in that capacity for more then 40-years.

The Valley Royals is recognized for its committed volunteers, highly qualified coaches and athletes that have been successful at many levels. This has enabled the club to become recognized as one of Canada’s premier athletic clubs recognized for its organizational abilities in hosting events at the provincial, national and international levels.

Volunteerism has been a key ingredient in the club’s success. Last year we successfully hosted the BC Summer Games and the Grand Prix Cross Country series, two events that depended upon volunteerism.  On April 15 of this year the club is initiating a new event known as the Festival of Vaisakhi. This activity will be the first of its kind and is an innovative, collaborative idea that will showcase cultural awareness, celebrate multiculturalism and profile athletic participation in the sport of track and field.

I would encourage all our club members to participate and promote the Vaisakhi Track & Field All Comers Meet.  Volunteerism is a key to making this event successful and we would ask your help in becoming involved as a meet day worker, a recruitment of advertisers or publicizing this the event on social media outlets that you might me involved with.

The Vaisakhi will be a success if we garner club member support and this event offers the opportunity for members to satisfy their volunteer and fundraising requirements.

Therefore, please contact Christa McAuley at christa.mcauley@valleyroyals.org for more information and keep checking www.valleyroals.org for additional updates.

I look forward to having all club members assist in this endeavor that will serve the Fraser Valley and lower mainland with an event that will assist in adding to the diversity and cultural awareness of our community.

Sincerely,

Ivon Singh Gill, President

Valley Royals Track and Field Club

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Online Registration for Valley Royals Membership is now available for 2017! Click on “Membership” tab above for details and the link to Online Registration & Payment                                                                     To check out the “At-A-Glance” Chart for Info about Fees/Expectations/Deposits for all Registration Packages CLICK HERE:  Chart of Valley Royals Fees & Requirements by Age and Registration Package

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BANQUET PHOTOS!  CLICK HERE:  2017 Valley Royals Awards Pictures

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Do you know a person, family or business who could be a Sponsor for the Valley Royals? Use this Sponsorship Letter to invite them: Sponsorship Letter VRTFC 100% of the Sponsorship money raised for the club by an athlete’s invitation counts toward the athlete’s Fundraising Expectation for the year. Athletes also get a Fundraising Credit for 50% of the dollar value given to the Club by the Sponsor that the athlete invited (which can be used for paying event entry fees)
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If you have questions about any of our training groups, please contact Christa McAuley at christa.mcauley@valleyroyals.org
 

MIDDLE DISTANCE

Venue-Rotary Stadium

Important that you WEAR LAYERS !!!

  • Tuesday    4:00 – 5:30pm  

  • Thursday  4:00 – 5:30pm

  • Saturday  10:00 – 11:45am

Ziggy’s Power/Speed Practices–March 2nd onward

The Speed/Power practice for this coming Saturday, March 18th is cancelled due to competition in White Rock

As you can see from the schedule below, there will be specific training on certain days. Athletes are welcome to train on any of the days listed but need to know that most of Ziggy’s attention will be put towards the events listed on those days. If you are not a high jumper, you can still attend practice on Saturday but you just need to know that the majority of his attention will be on the high jumpers, etc. Ziggy would like athletes to train 3X a week. All practices are at Rotary Stadium.

Mondays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: Long & Triple Jump

Tuesdays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: High Jump (weather permitting)

Wednesdays–OFF

Thursdays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: Sprints & Hurdles

Fridays–Rotary Stadium–4pm–all athletes, Focus: Multiple Events

Saturdays–Rotary Stadium–10am–all athletes, Focus: High Jump (weather permitting)

 

 

JD Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to the JD athletes who competed at the Cross Country Championships in Nanaimo. Results are as follows:

Tristan Steiger finished off the season well with a strong race in the 9 year old boys category, finishing 8th in a large field of over 40 runners.  Tristan put in a consistent effort this season and showed vast improvements. Mark Molina ran a strong race in the 10 year old boys category, finishing 5th and was only 20 seconds behind the winner.  Not far behind was Arie Wassenaar who ran an incredible race, finishing 7th in the 10 year old boys category.  Arie has improved a lot this season and has had a strong finishing kick. Lockhart Macgregor had a solid race placing 7th in the 12 year old boys category. Teagan Scholander placed 15th in a strong field of 10 year old girls. Emily Downie had a great start to her race but unfortunately twisted her ankle and was unable to complete her race. While this is a disappointing end to the season for Emily, we are confident that she will perform very well in the upcoming track and field season.

Royals at the 2016 High School Championships:  Photos…click here!

Read the Gerry Swan full report Here!

See all the results from the meet HERE!

Photos 2016:  Click Here (Bear Creek Meet, Banquet, Practices…)

Mark your Calendar:  Click HERE for link to the Club Calendar Page

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERACOMPETITION SINGLETS

If you need a competition singlet, or need to exchange your current singlet contact Susan Konrad at susankonrad@shaw.ca