Register in Advance to get Personal Meeting Link to AGM 7-8PM this Wednesday, May 12th

Join the club’s AGM on Zoom 7-8 PM this Wednesday, May 12th, by REGISTERING TODAY to get your PERSONAL MEETING LINK

Christa has sent you an email giving instructions and a link you can click to REGISTER for the AGM Zoom Webinar.

When you register, input your name and the email address that you normally use to communicate with Christa. Answer the attendance question and you’re done!

Once you’ve registered, the Zoom system will email you your PERSONAL MEETING LINK for the AGM. It’s that easy!

For more info about the Online AGM see Post from April 26th below…

Attendance matters! The number of households who register and participate has a huge impact on the dollar value of grant money the club can apply for. Thanks for joining in!

Practice Group Locations During Line Painting at Rotary

Starting Monday, May 10th, the City of Abbotsford will be re-painting the lines on the track at Rotary Stadium and this will go on for a few days.

UPDATE: THE TRACK AT ROTARY STADIUM IS AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY MAY 13th FOR VALLEY ROYALS PRACTICES

Check for emails with details regarding your Practice Group’s training location each day this week. In general, here are the plans… 

Practice Group Locations During Line Painting at Rotary:
  • Junior Development Group: Meet at the Track at Rick Hansen Secondary School 
  • Coach Trevor’s Power & Speed Group: to Yale Secondary Track
  • Coach Scott’s Middle Distance Group: Meet usual place/time and training will be off the track
  • Coach Sean’s Throws Group: Meet at Clearbrook Park Throws Cage
  • Coach Makaila’s Pole Vault Group: See emails from the coach for training package
  • Track Rascals: Postponed one week (now starting on May 18th)

 

KIDS AGE 6-8: Register Now for Track Rascals

REGISTER FOR TRACK RASCALS: Email the club administrator, Christa, at [email protected]

  • 4:30 to 5:30 PM

  • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

  • MAY 18th to JUNE 17th

  • at Rotary Stadium

    A fun and developmentally-appropriate training group for boys and girls ages 6 to 8, the Track Rascals Program will provide 10 training sessions in May & June (May 11, 13,18,20,.25,27, June 1,3,8,10)  The price is $120.00 which includes BC Athletics insurance, training sessions filled with track & field fun, and a Valley Royals T-Shirt.

    Track Rascals Group is for children Ages 6 – 8 (as of December 31st this year) Space is limited so act fast if you are interested in joining. For insurance reasons, all participants must be pre-registered. To Register contact Christa at [email protected]

    Athletes meet Coaches for training at the Valley Royals Club Shed – the building at the south end of the track at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. Running shoes are required. Dress in layers for the weather and bring a water bottle.
    TRACK RASCALS COACHES:

       Coach Gio Hernandez 

       Coach Jesula McCallum

       Coach Jensen Bako

       Coach Mayci Falk

Valley Royals Online AGM

All Valley Royals Member Households are invited to the Club’s Online AGM 7 PM, Wednesday, May 12th

Presented as a Zoom Webinar, the AGM will be a lively opportunity to look at the club’s accomplishments over the past year, ask questions using the chat feature, and vote on new Board Members using live polls during the meeting.

YOUR ATTENDANCE MATTERS:

The number of households who register and participate in the AGM has a huge impact on the club’s ability to apply for grant money to run the club so please REGISTER IN ADVANCE & JOIN THE MEETING ON ZOOM at 7:00 PM ON MAY 12th. Attendance is recorded for this meeting using a Zoom Registration process.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:

In the week before the AGM, all club member households will receive an email from the club administrator, Christa, giving instructions and a link to the Zoom Webinar Registration. NOTE: This is only a REGISTRATION LINK. Once you’ve registered, the Zoom system will email you the MEETING LINK for the AGM

  • PRE-REGISTER your household as soon as you receive the link to registration.  The meeting link will be emailed to you by the Zoom system once your registration is complete
  • Register using the email address that you normally use to communicate with Christa
  • ATTENDANCE: Be sure to answer the Registration Question regarding Attendance by listing the names of the members of your family that are over the age of five
  • VOTING: Unlike attendance, voting is per household – each family gets one vote. Voting will be done using Polls within the AGM Zoom Webinar. If your family has more than one device logging into the meeting, please designate one person to do the voting on behalf of your household

ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

There are four positions being voted on for the Valley Royals Board of Directors at the 2021 AGM. Election to the board is for a two-year term. As a Non-Profit Society that seeks to support the development of athletes, coaches and officials, the Valley Royals Board of Directors is a “Working Board” where the club leadership not only advise and contribute ideas but also roll up their sleeves and get work done to help the club function smoothly.

To put your name forward to serve on the board, or for more info, contact Christa at [email protected]  

SUB COMMITTEES & SPECIAL SKILLS:

Beyond the seven positions on the board, there are many other opportunities to volunteer that do not require being elected:

  • Join a club sub-committee such as the Track Meet Committee, Finance Committee, or Grand Prix Committee
  • Contribute your special skills such as: handy person, first aid, communications (website/social media), bookkeeping, or other skills that would help the club
  • Running a fundraiser or Networking to get the club a corporate sponsor automatically fulfils all the volunteer hours your family needs for the year

If you would like to get involved on a sub-committee, if you have a special skill to contribute, or if you have a fundraiser or corporate sponsor for the club in 2021, email the club administrator, Christa, at [email protected]

RESULTS & PHOTOS from the Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In-Club Youth Performance Trials

2021 April 16 & 17 RESULTS from the Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In-Club Youth Performance Trials

Many thanks to Jason Swan, brother of the late Jennifer Rogers Swan, for doing the timing for this special event! Photo Credit: Emmanuel Akpoviroro 

Photos from April 16th & 17th available here (more to be added soon): https://valleyroyals.ca/2021-photos-from-jennifer-rogers-swan-memorial-in-club-youth-performance-trials/

Do you have photos from the meet that you’d like to share to the club’s website? Email Christa at [email protected]

Thank You To All for a Great Performance Trial Event

Wow, what an event! It is truly remarkable what you were all able to accomplish this past weekend considering the current pandemic and public health orders. Thanks to all of the athletes for their amazing efforts in their events and willingness to follow the safety rules. Thank you to all of the parents and volunteers for your time and effort making it all run so smoothly. A huge thank you to the track meet committee for countless hours put in navigating the numerous national and provincial bodies and organizations to safely get our club back to competition.

We all proved this can be done safely and the board will start looking into several more mini-trials over the next couple of months which will include more throwing, jumping and track events.

Proud meet director and club VP
Paul Trustham

REVISED SCHEDULE FOR Jennifer Swan Memorial 2021

The SCHEDULE for the Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In-Club Youth Performance Trials has been REVISED:

REVISED 2021 Schedule for Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In Club Youth Performance Trials

Friday: Times are unchanged

Saturday: Some age groups have been combined for some events in order to streamline the Saturday portion of the meet

NOTE: Your event may happen significantly earlier than originally planned

Please check the REVISED SCHEDULE (link above and image file below) for your event start times and arrive early to warm up

Got General questions? Email Christa at [email protected]

Got Volunteer Questions? Email Debbie at [email protected]

REVISED SCHEDULE for Saturday:

April 16th & 17th: In-Club Youth Performance Trials


REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOON THURSDAY APRIL 15th

On Friday, April 16th & Saturday, April 17th, the Valley Royals will host the Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In-Club Youth Performance Trials. 

While we can’t have spectators, VOLUNTEERS are welcome! There are lots of opportunities for family members of club athletes to get in on the action. Volunteer to fill a safety role or to help at an event while earning valuable volunteer hours to fulfill volunteer requirements for 2021. For a list of volunteer positions, time slots to serve in, and an EMAIL LINK to secure your spot on the Volunteer Team, see the Volunteers Page at https://valleyroyals.ca/volunteers/

Track & Field Events Being Offered:

  • Friday, April 16th: Pole Vault and Throws (Hammer & Discus) 

  • Saturday, April 17th:  1500 m, 1200 m, 1000 m, 100 m, 300 m, 400 m, and Long Jump

Royals Athletes are encouraged to register in running events, a jumps event, and – if age 14 or older – a throws event. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION for VALLEY ROYALS ATHLETES Age 9 to 21 ONLY: https://www.trackiereg.com/JenniferRogersSwan

NOT SURE WHAT YOUR BCA# IS? Get your BC Athletics number info here: https://www.trackie.com/members/lookup.php

Event performances will be published as official results. However, placement and awards will not be given as competition is not permitted under the current provincial health orders.

Fees are just $10 for each event. These are very important to help the club cover the cost of renting the stadium and paying for professional timing.

For more information on these In-Club Youth Performance Trials, and printable pdf files, click these links to the various web pages about the event:

Volunteers

Schedule/Package

Registration

Zone Maps for the Friday & Saturday

Biography of Jennifer Rogers Swan & Remembering Jennifer Rogers Swan

SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY’S PERFORMANCE ZONES:

FRIDAY’S PERFORMANCE ZONES:

Due to Provincial Health Orders which will remain in place until April 19th, 2021, this year’s Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial Meet is offered as IN-CLUB YOUTH PERFORMANCE TRIALS for VALLEY ROYALS ATHLETES ONLY

Athletes, Volunteers, and Officials must adhere to Covid Safety Protocols:

Keep a safe distance apart (2m )

Officials/Volunteers/Coaches wear masks at all times

Athletes wear masks after exertion

Spectators NOT permitted inside 50-Person Performance Zone for each Event