Message from Head Coach Trevor Wight

Dear Royals Family, 

On behalf of the Valley Royals’ coaching staff and board of directors, a very happy new year to you all.   Looking back, I am very proud of how everyone in our club weathered the storm that was 2020.    It was truly a team effort.  Decades from now, our current athletes will be able to look back and proudly say “I trained through a pandemic”.   Although there remains much uncertainty as we begin 2021, we want to assure you that we will continue to offer the best possible programming for all ages and abilities, even if it is not yet business as usual.    As safety for all remains our number one priority, we will continue to follow all current and future provincial health orders.   With you, we look forward to brighter days ahead.   

Yours in Sport, 

Trevor Wight, Head Coach 

Membership Prices Remain Same for 2021

BC Athletics has announced a modest discount on BC Athletics Insurance for 2021. Savings range from $15 for JDs to $23.63 for U18 and up (around $20 per athlete on average). Due to this discount, there will not be an increase in membership prices to cover the cost of Covid safety equipment, sanitizer and signage etc. Club memberships will remain the same price in 2021 as they were in 2020.

To Register for 2021 Click:

REGISTRATION

Purdy’s Pick Up This Saturday

Just a friendly reminder to pick up your order on:

Date: Saturday, Dec 5, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Address: Rotary Stadium 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford. 

Maria will be in a blue Toyota Yaris in the far East end of the Rotary Stadium parking lot—as close as she can be to the athlete entrance. 

Need to contact Maria? Click this link to email her at [email protected]

Coach Harold to be Inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame

The Valley Royals Track & Field Club is pleased to announce that Coach Harold Willers, who recently retired from coaching throws for the club, will be inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame for 2020 to honour his 30+ years of Coaching Excellence in Track & Field.

The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame has announced that they hope to induct the classes of 2020 and 2021 on the same evening when it is safe to gather at an event called the Doubleheader Celebration of Sport.

More details about the other inductees for 2020, and a request for nominations for 2021, are available in a news article published today on page A41 of the November 26th edition of the Abbotsford News.

Congratulations Harold!

Purdy’s Fundraiser a Delicious Success

THANK YOU to Maria Hutchison for coordinating the Purdy’s fundraiser for the club! Many thanks to all of the athletes and families who participated. We hope you love your treats & gifts and got all the volunteer hours you needed. Together, we exceeded the club’s fundraising goal – almost doubling it!

Remember to PICK UP your orders on Saturday, December 5th, at Rotary Stadium from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM unless you’ve made special arrangements with Maria.

If you have any questions you can email Maria Hutchison at [email protected]

Support the KajaksMax Raffle

We have one day (until Nov 26) to help support our sister club in Richmond and get an opportunity to WIN BIG with the KajaksMax 50/50 Raffle!  

Here’s info from the Kajaks Track & Field Club’s Letter to our club…

“It is our hope that this event will help us get back to financial stability, and provide us with the means to upgrade our programs, provide athlete development opportunities and propel our club forward in 2021.

We humbly ask that you send this information to your club members, friends and family to purchase tickets.  Our goal is to raise $20,000 through this raffle and we hope that this will be an annual event for us.”

Here’s the information for the raffle:

• Purchase Tickets at https://kajaksmax50-50.rafflenexus.com

• Tickets available November 3, 2020 – November 26, 2020 (midnight)

• Draw on November 27, 2020 (7:00pm)

“As we look forward to 2021 and the Kajaks Track and Field Club’s 60th Anniversary, we are more determined than ever to emerge from the pandemic in a stronger position.  We thank you for your support during these times, and we look forward to getting back on track with your club athletes one day soon!”

Sincerely, The Kajaks Track & Field Club

 

Earn Volunteer Hours and Get Your Christmas Shopping Done with the Royals Purdy’s Online Fundraiser

Our fundraising campaign is only 1 week long – Orders need to be placed Online by THIS Wednesday, November 25 for delivery on Saturday, December 5 (Pick Up at Rotary Stadium 10:30-12:30 – unless you need to make other arrangements with Maria) 

BONUS: For every 80$ of product ordered, the athlete will earn 1 volunteer hour for 2020

The VALLEY ROYALS TRACK AND FIELD CLUB is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for Christmas! There are so many options and the pricing is the same as in the stores PLUS our club earns 25% on each order. Together, we can help the club to reach its fundraising goal of $1000 in sales!

If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Christmas Gifts for friends, family or yourself, please click the link below. From no sugar added (NSA), vegan options to the traditionally enjoyed flavours. Treat your teachers, coworkers, babysitters or the hard to find gift getters-grandparents!!!

Use this link to sign in to the club’s PURDY’S fundraising campaign: https://fundraising.purdys.com/1278638-80821

Signing in takes only a minute and then you can buy our amazing chocolates AND invite others to join and SUPPORT YOU in our Fundraising Campaign using the “INVITE” tab on the top menu bar. To place your order go to “Shop Online” and then “Use Marketplace.” 

Thank you so much and happy shopping!

If you have any questions you can email Maria Hutchison at [email protected]

To browse the catalogue check out:  https://fundraising.purdys.com/GnFAssets/Resources/file/2020%20Christmas/2020%20Christmas%20Catalogue%2024pp%20FUND_Digital_Spreads.pdf

(photos of the catalogue pages are also posted below) 

 

JD Winter Conditioning

Parents need to accompany their child to the Valley Royals shed for a brief check in at 4:20 PM

When-November 12 – December 12th

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM & Saturdays 10:30-11:30AM

Where-Rotary Stadium

Cost-$100 for 10 sessions

Space is limited to 15 participants

Dress warmly!

Instructors are Parmvir Waring and Cassidy Hutchison

Contact Christa McAuley at [email protected] if you are interested in joining.

Note: JD Winter Conditioning is not normally offered because JDs are encouraged to try other sports in the winter. This is best for their growth and development (see Long Term Athlete Development page). However, due to Covid causing many other sport programs to be cancelled, the club has created the JD Winter Conditioning in an effort to fill the gap.