Upcoming Events

Here are three upcoming events you will want to put on your calendar. More details to follow closer to event dates…

Wednesday, February 27th: Athletic Awards Banquet & Silent AGM at the Legacy Building beside the Track at Rotary Stadium. Athletes & their families are welcome to attend this special celebration

Saturday, March 9th: Pub Night Fundraising Event Starting at 6PM , Canadian Brewhouse & Grill at Highstreet. Giftbaskets, Gift Cards and Prizes are needed for the raffle. For more info see Event Page at…  https://www.facebook.com/events/322881788546253/

Saturday, April 13th: 3rd Annual Valley Royals Vaisakhi Festival Track & Field Meet at Rotary Stadium. All club athletes invited to participate in Track & Field events. Lots of opportunities for athletes & their families to earn Volunteer Hours

Valley Royals Legacy Pages Document Club History & Athletes of Distinction

Gerry and Jane Swan Founders of the Valley Royals

Thanks to the writing talent, historical articles and photographs of club founder and former coach Gerry Swan, the Valley Royals Track & Field Club is pleased to present two new pages which document the club’s history and athletes of distinction.

Many thanks to Dawn Driver for scanning & uploading photos and creating the pages for the Website. Thanks also to James Porpaczy and Monica Carsience for assisting Dawn in this process.

You will find these new historical pages under “About Us” in the Main Menu under the titles: “Legacy of the Valley Royals” and “Athletes of Distinction”. These pages are a work in progress and we welcome more historical photographs and information about athletes who have achieved high levels in Track & Field while competing for the Valley Royals. If you have information or pictures about past athletes, please email Dawn Driver at [email protected]

Winter Training Resumes This Week

To be eligible to train, you must be insured so be sure to complete your Membership Registration/Renewal for 2019. To Register go to: https://valleyroyals.ca/registration/ and click the Online Registration link

Throws Group resumes this Sunday, January 6th
at 2:00PM. Meet Coach Sean for a practice at the throws cage in Clearbrook Park

Power & Speed Group resumes on Monday, January 7th with a practice at the ARC at 4:00PM. Meet Coach Chantel upstairs at the end of the track where you do your stretching. The Royals welcome Chantel to our coaching staff (for more details see Post below)

Endurance Running Group resumes on Tuesday, January 8th at 4:15PM. Meet Coach Scott at the Club Shed for a practice at Rotary Stadium.

Royals Welcome Chantel Desch as Coach of Power & Speed

Desch is a Royals Alumi and SFU Graduate

The Valley Royals Track & Field Club is pleased to announce that Chantel Desch will be leading our power/speed athletes for the duration of winter training. Chantel was trained by Coach Ziggy for 4 years, specializing in sprinting.

After graduating high school, Chantel attended Simon Fraser University and competed for their track and field team. At SFU she raced on several relay teams as well as the 400 and 200m events. During her last year at Simon Fraser, Chantel’s 4 X 100m team set a new PB breaking the school record.

Chantel graduated from SFU with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies and her future plan is to become an elementary school teacher. Chantel is looking forward to working with all of the power/speed athletes. Practices will resume on Monday, January 7th, 4pm at ARC.