The Valley Royals Athletic Awards Banquet is coming up soon on Wednesday February 28th!
The cost has been kept low at $20 per person to allow maximum participation from athletes and their families. Payment may be made at the door by cash or cheque.
RESERVE YOUR SEATS AT THE BANQUET by emailing Dawn at [email protected] to let her know the number of seats you will need reserved for your family.
Doors open at 5:30 PM at the Legacy Building Banquet Room (upstairs overlooking Rotary Stadium in the building on the East side of Gerry and Jane Swan Track). Dinner begins at 6:00 PM followed by Awards & Photos concluding with the Silent Auction Winners at 9:00 PM.
BOOK YOUR SPOT IN THE SILENT AUCTION by emailing Monica at [email protected] If you include a photo, description and SB (minimum starting bid) she will post it on the Club’s Facebook Account to generate interest in your item! Athletes get Fundraising Credits for 50% of the value their item(s) generated in their top bid (Credits can be used to pay entry fees this year)
Standout High Jumper Django Lovett, who trains with the Valley Royals Track & Field Club, will represent Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia this April. The University of New Mexico alum qualified for the prestigious event with a leap of 2.27 m at the Mt. Sac Relays in California. Lovett, who trains with storied coach Ziggy Szelagowicz in Abbotsford, remains humble in success and is quick to share the praise. He stated that “As hard as I’ve been working, Ziggy and the Valley Royals Track and Field Club have been a tremendous boost in contributing to my success, since my high school days.” The games begin with the opening ceremonies on April 4th and conclude on the 15th.
Written by James Porpaczy
The cost of training, traveling and competing at this level is very high. About $10,000 per year. To contribute to Django’s GoFundMe page click: https://www.gofundme.com/pgk5f94c
To follow Django, @d_lovett, on Twitter click: http://twitter.com/#!/D_Lovett
To View Athletics Canada’s Announcement and List of Athletes Selected to Team Canada for the 2018 Commonwealth Games click: http://athletics.ca/athletics-canada-nominates-46-athletes-canadas-2018-commonwealth-games-team/
Due to insurance rules, all athletes must have a paid membership to train with the Valley Royals
It’s fast and easy to renew your Valley Royals Club Membership with our “Renew” option – just use the same email address that you used to register in 2017, check/edit your information, choose your membership package & payment option and you’re done!
Click here: ONLINE REGISTRATION
Online credit card payment and our monthly payment program are available. You can also pay by cheque.
January 1st, 2018 marks the end of an era as it is the last day of Susan Northey’s 15 years of service to the Valley Royals as Middle Distance Coach. Of her time with the Royals Sue says, “I appreciate the many positive experiences and opportunities the Valley Royals has provided me over my many years of involvement with the club. I wish to thank the club and wish the organization every success in the future.”
The Club is presently in discussions with several excellent candidates to become the new Coach of our Middle Distance Program and an announcement will be made soon.