Valley Royals

Abbotsford News Sports Writer, Ben Lypka, has written a news report about our Valley Royals Athletes competing in the Langley Pacific Meet. To read the full article click here:



DO YOU KNOW A PERSON, FAMILY OR BUSINESS WHO COULD BE A SPONSOR FOR THE VALLEY ROYALS? Use this Sponsorship Letter & Sponsorship Levels Package to invite them: 2017 Fall Sponsorship Letter & Sponsorship Packages for Valley Royals Track & Field Club  The Deadline for Fall Sponsorship is Friday August 18th

We are very excited to be hosting both the “Valley Royals Grand Prix” 4-Week Racing Series Sept 20th & 27th and Oct 4th & 11th and the “BC Cross Country Championships” on Saturday Oct 28th!  Our Fall Sponsorship Packages will include acknowledgement to our Sponsors for all 5 of these meets! Sponsorship Gift Levels include:

$100 Friends of the Club, $250 Bronze, $500 Silver, $1000 Gold (Includes 1 Feather Flag and more!), $5000 Elite (Four Packages Available-Includes Naming Rights to a Specific Age Race each week within the Grand Prix, 2 Feather Flags and more!) and $10,000 Super-Elite (One Package Available-Includes Naming Rights for the 2017 Valley Royals Grand Prix Series, 4 Feather Flags and more!)

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) It only takes one Bronze Level Sponsorship to fulfill the Fundraising Expectation of a full-year membership so invite your friends, family and local businesses to sponsor the Valley Royals for this Fall!

If you have a Sponsor please inform the club via an email to our Treasurer Debbie Foote at Questions? Call/Text Debbie at 604-614-4044


Register Now for July 1st & 2nd: Universal Athletics Meet at Bear Creek Park in Surrey

Meet Package available here: 2017 Universal Track Meet 

To check for updates and for more info see the Universal Athletics Website at  

Deadline to get your registration information to Christa is by midnight Sunday June 25th


 Let your voice be heard…

The Valley Royals encourages all of our members & families to participate in the “Plan for 200K” city-wide survey (particularly the one for Parks, Recreation & Culture). We would especially appreciate it if our members could ask the City of Abbotsford to build an indoor winter training facility with a rubberized floor — at the end of the survey you get to type your comments in a box.  There are many other clubs that are getting their members to advocate for building projects that will help their particular sport so it is important that our members’ voices are included too. The link to the survey for the PRC Masterplan is:


BC High School Track & Field Championships June 1-3 2017

Congratulations to all of our Valley Royals Athletes who represented their school at the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships! Results are available here: 2017-bc-championships-results, the Gerry Swan Report is available here: Gerry Swan Report for the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships June 1-3 2017, and Ben Lypka’s “Abbotsford News” article about Abbotsford athletes at Provincials is available here:

Several of our club athletes achieved medal standing including: Vikramjit Gondara winning double Gold in Senior Discus & Hammer, Alexa Porpaczy winning Gold in Senior High Jump, Greg Poirier winning Gold in Senior Shot Put, Bryce McKenzie winning Gold in Senior High Jump (see video link below), Eniko Sara winning Gold in Junior Girls High Jump, Rowan Hamilton winning double Silver in Senior Discus & Hammer, Michael Lambert winning Silver in Senior Boys High Jump, Joshua Carsience winning Silver in Grade 8 Javelin, Zach Kuzyk winning Bronze in Senior High Jump, Marley Hutchison & Cassidy Hutchison winning Bronze in the Senior Women’s 4 x 400m Relay, Rowan Hamilton & Daniel James winning Bronze in the Senior Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Team  

Click here to see video of Bryce McKenzie’s personal best 2.05m Gold Medal High Jump:

(Club athletes who achieved medal standing: Please email Monica at with details, photos & video clips to add to this post. Thanks!) 



NEW! Valley Royals Sports Tags are now available!

Ben Wright’s dad, Chris, has designed Valley Royals tags and leather wrist bands that are available for purchase. These can be personalized with your name and favorite Track & Field event.  The tags are great as Zipper Pulls, Bag ID Tags and Key Rings. See this PDF for pictures, prices and ordering options:  VALLEY ROYALS TAG PRICES (Prices range from $4 to $6 and a portion of each sale will go to benefit the Valley Royals)

Get a custom design made just for you! To order contact Chris Wright at Cash or Cheque only. Pick up can be arranged for Mon, Wed or Thurs at Rotary Stadium


 Got a Skill or Creative Idea that could Benefit the Valley Royals?

All Club Members are welcome to bring their creative ideas to the Board for approval to do a small scale “Benefit” for the club and get personal credit for toward their fundraising requirement. An example of this is the Wright Family’s Sports Tag Benefit for the Club (which works well on a small scale but isn’t big enough to be a club-wide fundraiser). Perhaps you have a talent for Baking or Card Making or maybe you love to do a Lemonade Stand on a hot day. Why not do it as a Benefit for the Valley Royals? The club could help you to get the word out so our members can support your efforts and everyone wins!

To Submit your Benefit Idea email Monica at


Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented the Valley Royals at the Run for Water 5K Race on May 28th! Race Results are available here:

More photos of our Run For Water Team & Families posted on our Club Facebook Page at:  “Like” our Page to get connected then Click “Following” and select “See First” in your News Feed to get regular updates from our Club Facebook Account


Congratulations to all of our JD’s who competed in the Eagle Classic Track & Field Meet in Maple Ridge. View the results here: Results of Eagle Classic Meet 2017



Congratulations to Valley Royal Middle Distance runner Parmvir Waring for winning the Senior Boy Aggregate Award at the Abbotsford Mission Championships. Parm placed 1st in all three of his individual events and was the only senior boy to earn this title. Parmvir is pictured with Coach Kiya of the Middle Distance Coaching Team


Alexa & Coach Ziggy High Jump photo with VR Logo Shirts

Congratulations to high-jumper, Alexa Porpaczy, on winning Gold at the prestigious Mt. Sac Meet in California with a Personal Best jump of 177.8 cm! Alexa has achieved the standard to compete in the Commonwealth Games for Team Canada this summer! “The Province” newspaper published an article about Alexa on April 26th 2017. Check it out by clicking here: Province News Article “The Sky’s the Limit…”  Alexa is pictured with Coach Ziggy – Head Coach of Power & Speed



Fundraising opportunities are very important because they give our athletes the ability to achieve their annual fundraising expectation and earn Fundraising Credits that they can use to pay for Entry Fees.

To volunteer to CREATE, RUN &/or HELP with a CLUB FUNDRAISER email Christa at


Royals Soar at Mt. SAC – Saturday April 15th 2017

 VR Mt. SAC 2017 Close Up

Video Interview of Alexa Porpaczy at Mt. SAC after her BIG WIN! 

Django Lovett moved one step closer to qualifying for the IAAF World Championships and Alexa Porpaczy captured the Girls High Jump in dramatic fashion at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California on Saturday. 

Lovett cleared 2.27 m just 3 cm shy of the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in London this August to capture the silver medal.

Porpaczy needed a third attempt at 5′ 8 (173cm), but cleared 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm) on her second to defeat Cassidy Palka from California and secure the gold medal, as well as achieving the standard for the Youth Commonwealth Championships representing TEAM CANADA in the Bahamas in July.

Both athletes are coached by Ziggy Szelagowicz of the Valley Royals Track Club in Abbotsford.



Click on  MEMBERSHIP  for details and the link to Online Registration & Payment

Check out the “At-A-Glance” Chart for Info about Fees/Expectations/Deposits for all Registration Packages using this handy chart:  Chart of Valley Royals Fees & Requirements by Age and Registration Package


WHY DO YOU LOVE THE VALLEY ROYALS? See our newest Testimonials posted on the MEMBERSHIP PAGE


THE VALLEY ROYALS VAISAKHI FESTIVAL TRACK & FIELD MEET Saturday April 15th 8:00AM to 5:00PM Rotary Stadium Abbotsford

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VAISAKHI MEET RESULTS: Results of Valley Royals Vaisakhi Meet April 15th 2017

The Valley Royals own Harrison Trustham, Gold Medalist in the Men’s (15-16) 300m Race, is featured in this Online Video produced by the Abbotsford News: VIDEO: Vaisakhi Track and Field Meet_Highlights from Saturday’s debut event in Abbotsford

Congratulations to the winners of the Vaisakhi Meet Prize Draws! Aryan Sidhu and Lucas Smith won the $25 iTunes Gift Card Draw for Athletes who sold Registration Tickets to the Viasakhi Meet. The JD’s won the Practice Group Draw for a Pizza Party provided by “Vegetarian Delight Bakery & Pizza”. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the Vaisakhi Meet!

Valley Royals Athletes & Vaisakhi Sign


SILVER ($3,000-$4,999)

Raja Grewal Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX  VR rajaPrintready

BRONZE ($1,000-$2,999)

  • Gill Timbers International Limited

  • Harvy Jawanda Real Estate

  • Sekhon Brothers Realtors 

FRIENDS OF THE MEET ($500-$999) 

  • 88 Homes Ltd. 

  • Advanced Stucco Ltd.

  • Basrom Farms

  • Gold Mine Insurance

  • Gurvinder Singh Sidhu – Elite Group Mortgage Broker

  • Lally Group Partnership

  • North American Forest Products

  • Northwest Rubber NWR Innovative Rubber Products  


  • Accurate Auto Body & Paint Ltd.

  • Banwait Fine Fashions Ltd.

  • Harinder Singh Bath

  • Harpreet Kaur 

  • Indian Fashion

  • Mona Cloth House

  • Ranbir Kaur Boparai Kalan  

  • Renbir Grewal

  • R. Mann Trucking

  • Save-On-Foods ~ South Fraser Way

  • Spa Greystone 

  • Sukhraj Singh Bath 

  • Tanuja Gill

  • Venus Law Corporation


Results of The Valley Royals Annual General Meeting (AGM) Thursday, March 30th 2017:

ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: At the AGM seven (7) people were elected to the Board of Directors. The positions of the Directors have been determined and they are: President: Ivon Gill, Vice-President: James Porpaczy, Secretary: Dawn Driver, Treasurer: Debbie Foote, Members at Large are: Cathy Smith, Monica Carsience and Tanuja Gill

The New Constitution & Bylaws were Accepted: March 30th 2017 Valley Royals Constitution & Bylaws  



BANQUET PHOTOS!  CLICK HERE:  2017 Valley Royals Awards Pictures


If you have questions about any of our training groups, please contact Christa McAuley at


JD (Junior Development- Ages 9 to 14) Track & Field Practices

Our JD group will train on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm at Rotary Stadium-Meet at the Valley Royals Shed at the South End of the Track.

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


Coach Sue’s MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNING GROUP (Ages 15 & Up) at Rotary Stadium

Important that you WEAR LAYERS !!!

  • Tuesday    4:00 – 5:30pm  

  • Thursday  4:00 – 5:30pm

  • Saturday  10:00 – 11:45am


Coach Ziggy’s POWER & SPEED GROUP (Ages 15 & Up) at Rotary Stadium

Ziggy’s Group has specific training focus areas on certain days. Athletes are welcome to train on any of the days listed but need to know that most of Coach Ziggy’s attention will be put towards the events listed on those days. Ziggy would like athletes to train 3X a week.

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

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


    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)

    There are a Couple of Upcoming Track Meets that Power & Speed Athletes are asked to get Registered for (To Resister, Email Christa at with the events you’d like to enter and your PB’s if you have them)


  • Coach Harold’s THROWS GROUP – Hammer, Discus, Javelin & Shot Put (Age 15 & Up) at the Throwing Cage Near the Baseball Diamonds at Clearbrook Park


  • Tuesday 4:30 PM Clearbrook Park
  • Thursday 4:30 PM Clearbrook Park
  • Sunday 11:00 AM Clearbrook Park

Practices will consist of Conditioning & Technical Work


Coach Graham’s POLE VAULT GROUP at Rotary Stadium 

Want to try Pole Vault? Contact Coach Graham Danziger Coach Graham’s Email before attending first practice. Practice Times vary so it is very important the Coach Graham has your email address, as practice changes or adjustments will be confirmed by email

Practices are at the Pole Vault Area near the Legacy Building on the West Side of the Track at Rotary Stadium.

Typical Practice Times are (verify with Coach):


If you need a competition singlet contact Susan Konrad at  We are moving to a for-purchase system on our new ROYAL BLUE ADIDAS SINGLETS. Some old Singlets with red side panels are available but sizes are limited. Athletes can wear either the old or the new singlet in competition.