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.


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.


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


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]  


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):

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]


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


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

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. 


NOT SURE WHAT YOUR BCA# IS? Get your BC Athletics number info here:

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:




Zone Maps for the Friday & Saturday

Biography of Jennifer Rogers Swan & Remembering Jennifer Rogers Swan




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