Great Little Coupon Book Fundraiser Winds Up This Week

Athletes are encouraged to finish strong selling Great Little Coupon Books to support the club and earn volunteer hours (4 books sold = 1 volunteer hour). It’s not too late to get in on this fundraiser but orders are due THIS Thursday, October 1st. 

Extra coupon book orders will be ready for pick up during the JD practice races 10:30 to 11:30 AM THIS Saturday, October 3rd 

Naomi Booth (pictured) is available to take orders and distribute coupon books in the Clearbrook Park parking lot during each Cross Country Practice times this week (4:15-5:15 PM Tues & Thurs and 10:30-11:30 AM Saturday)

Got Questions? Need more books? Can’t make it to the practice times? No problem! Email Naomi at: [email protected] for answers and to arrange book pick up.

FAQs about this fundraiser for participating athletes:

Q • Where & When can I get coupon books to sell?

A • We have a limited number of books available for immediate purchase or you can order additional copies for pick up on Oct 3rd (and afterward). Pick ups can be done at cross country practices at Clearbrook Park on Tues, Thurs or Sat.  Ordering can be done with Naomi Booth via email [email protected]

Q • How do I keep track of sales?

A • Athletes will be given an envelope containing a copy of the book and an order form.  The form will be your record. 

Q • What payment methods can customers use?

A • Payments can be made by cash or cheque made payable to the “Valley Royals Track & Field Club”

Q • What’s the deadline for this Fundraiser?

A • This Valley Royals Fundraiser ends Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Q • Where do I return my fundraising earnings and unsold books?

A • All unsold books and payments collected need to be returned to Naomi Booth.

Q • Who can I contact if I have questions?

A • Naomi Booth email: [email protected]

Q • Will I earn Fundraising Credits on profits earned for the club?

A • Normally, the club gives fundraising credits to athletes which they can spend on meet entry fees. However, due to Covid, there’s a lack of meets so entry fees are not needed and volunteer hours are harder to get. Instead, just for 2020, athletes can earn 1 VOLUNTEER HOUR for every $20 IN PROFIT they gain for the club in a fundraiser.

Here’s how this would work for Coupon Book Sales:

The club gets $20 profit on the sale of 4 coupon books ($5 profit on each one)

So selling 4 books = 1 volunteer hour

National Coaches Week Sept 19th to 27th

Sept 19-27th is #CoachesWeek in Canada! This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach. 

In addition to thanking your coach in person and showing your appreciation in your #ThanksCoach posts this week, club members are encouraged to participate in Online contests by tagging BC Athletics, Athletics Canada & ViaSport in your #ThanksCoach posts.

Take a selfie with your coach for your post or feel free to use one of the images at the bottom of this post. Copy & paste or screenshot an image to use in your coach appreciation posts & remember to add #ThanksCoach and tag the three organizations mentioned above to get entered to win prizes in the Social Media Giveaway! (more details and links below…)

FREE Virtual Coach Training opportunities are being offered this week…

Athletics Canada’s Online Store is giving a special discount this week on clothing purchases for coaches. (This includes clothing purchased as a gift to give your coach)…

Here are some details and links from BC Athletics’ post:

Tag BC Athletics, Athletics Canada, and viaSport on your #ThanksCoach posts to be entered into a draw to win 3 contests! $500 for your coach and $500 for your club from viaSport, swag from BC Athletics, AND swag from Athletics Canada! Click here for more details.

For this week, you can take part in FREE virtual courses and conferences including:

Effective Coaching Strategies for the High Performance Coach
Ideal for coaches working with high performance athletes. This 3 part webinar series is led by Dr. SHaunna Taylor. Topics that will be covered include: leadership practices, mental performance and mental health, goal setting, stress management and much more. The first webinar is FREE as part of Coaches Week, Sept 30th, 7:00  – 8:00pm

Multi-Sport e-Learning Courses
Available at any time on the locker, and free during Coaches Week. Coaches must log into the locker to register. Don’t have a locker account, sign up for one for free!

  • NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability
  • NCCP Making Headway in Sport
  • NCCP Emergency Action Plan
  • NCCP Safe Sport Training 
  • NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport

Atlantic Virtual Conference Multi-Sport 
Each evening from Sept 21-25th there will be three 25-30 min sessions on a variety of topics. The theme of the coaching conference is Safe Sport: Diversity and Inclusion. Register ASAP as space is limited. 

Take 25% off at by using the discount code THANKSCOACH

Thank You Royals Coaches! Photos of Coaches & Athletes This Week…

Power & Speed is ON Today


Update from Coach Trevor…

Hi Team,
Currently, the air quality index is a “5”, a little better than yesterday.   We will proceed with a light workout today at 4.   Team meeting at 4:45.    Again, we’ll meet at the north-east corner (closest to ARC) of the gravel track between Yale and W.A. Fraser.    I’ll be doing my health assessments once you arrive.   See you later.  

Throws Groups Resumes Practices on Sunday, Sept 20th


Throws Practice
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Throws Practice
4:15 – 6:00 PM
Throws Practice
4:15 – 6:00 PM

Practices will consist of conditioning & technical work. Changes/Cancellations will be posted on Instagram

Cross Country Practice Start Times Adjusted to Match

Junior Development (age 8-13) and Endurance Running (age 14 and up) train in Clearbrook Park during the Cross Country Season. To make drop off easier for families with athletes in both groups, the JD & Endurance Group start times have been adjusted to match.

See below for September and October training times…


  • Tuesdays 4:15-5:45 PM in Clearbrook Park
  • Thursdays 4:15-5:45 PM in Clearbrook Park
  • Saturdays 10:30 AM-12:00 PM in Clearbrook Park (No Saturday Practice on days of Cross Country Races that the Endurance Group is competing at)


  • Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 PM in Clearbrook Park
  • Thursdays 4:15-5:15 PM in Clearbrook Park
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:30 AM in Clearbrook Park (No Saturday Practice on days of Cross Country Races that the JD Group is competing at)
Meet in Clearbrook Park beside the parking lot just off Clearbrook Road at the sign for Ron Wiebe playing fields. Practice is rain or shine so dress appropriately. Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers. All athletes must be registered and complete the COVID waiver before participating
Note: There is room in Coach Scott’s Endurance Running group this Fall (2020) to include athletes entering Grade 7. If not turning 14 until the next calendar year, these athletes will compete as JDs in Cross Country races. Coach Scott’s group meets at the overlapping times with the JD group in the same location but there may be a few differences in their racing schedules so parents are advised to check with both Coach Harneet and Coach Scott regarding JD Race Days.