Become a LEVEL 1 Certified Official & Get Experience at the Vaisakhi Meet

This workshop is required for advancement to Level 1 in the national Officials Certification program. Instructors will present organizational information, which prepares novice officials for successful participation and future upgrading.

Basic rules and best practices for individual track and field events are presented on site. Handouts will be provided, but participants should come prepared to take notes. Dress for comfort and light activity. Participants are encouraged to volunteer for job shadow assignments on Officials teams at the Valley Royals Vaisakhi Festival Track & Field Meet which follows. Meet at the 100 m start line.

Please Register in advance for this workshop by emailing Christa at [email protected]

Valley Royals Host 3rd Annual Vaisakhi Festival Track & Field Meet

The first Valley Royals Vaisakhi Festival Track & Field Meet was held in April of 2017. This event was created by Ivon Singh Gill who was, at that time, President of the club as well as a volunteer coach. Ivon and his wife, Jagmohan Bath, have worked with great enthusiasm to invite cultural performers to bring colour and beauty this meet and have worked with a team of volunteers to make and serve a delicious Langar meal which is given as a gift to all and a highlight of the event. 

Ivon has worked tirelessly to promote the meet and invite sponsors to celebrate Vaisakhi, a spring harvest festival with a history going back thousands of years, by giving generously to help put on this healthy event and promote Track & Field as a great way for kids to grow strong, make good friends and develop athletic skills.

The Vaisakhi Meet is a fusion of Western athletic track & field events and East-Indian/Punjabi athletic demonstrations, dance and authentic cultural foods. This meet attracts track & field athletes from clubs across the Lower Mainland as well as novice athletes from the Abbotsford area who are interested in giving track & field a try.

All athletic events will be provided for FREE (no registration cost as long as registered online before the deadline) thanks to the generosity of Elite Sponsor, SAVE ON FOODS.

Friday night, April 12th, sees the addition of Hammer Throw and Discus to the Vaisakhi Meet. Saturday morning, April 13th, kicks off with an 8:30 to 10:00 AM BC Athletics FREE Training Seminar for people wanting to become Level 1 Track & Field Officials. Morning Races and Field events kick off at 10:00 AM and at 11:55 AM the Lollipop Race for all children 8 and under will serve as a prelude to the Opening Ceremonies at 12:00-noon.

Opening Ceremonies at the Rotary Stadium Grandstand. Ceremony will feature Bhangra Dance and a demonstration of the Indian-style martial art of “Gatka”. From 1:00 to 4:00 PM everyone is welcome to enjoy a FREE traditional Vaisakhi Langar Lunch. SAVE ON FOODS is generously providing the ingredients for this meal. Also at 1:00 PM Pole Vault makes its debut as a field event at the Vaisakhi Meet. Track & Field Events run all afternoon until clean-up time at 4:00 PM

The Valley Royals has invited athletes from Special Olympics to participate again in this year’s track & field events. Special Olympics athletes will demonstrate “Mini Javelin” a throws event that is unique to Special-O which uses a Practice Javelin (originally designed to serve as a safely-tipped practice implement)

The Royals are also partnering with SAVE-ON-FOODS and KIDS PLAY BC to welcome kids to come for the day and give Track & Field a try. We are very pleased to offer this opportunity and feel that it is a good fit with KIDS PLAY’s vision to “create young leaders within the community by getting them involved in sports and other recreational activities.”  KIDS PLAY’s vision to “Organize sports tournaments, conferences, and other projects to keep the youth away from the lifestyle of drugs, gangs, and violence” is one which the Valley Royals shares and we are proud to partner together to provide a healthy event for kids in our local and wider BC community.

Special guest dignitaries will be speaking briefly to welcome the diverse group of people who will come together to enjoy this Meet. Everyone is welcome to view the athletic and cultural events provided. To register online to participate in the FREE Track & Field events being offered throughout the day, go to https://valleyroyals.ca/vaisakhi-meet-registration/  and click on the link to Trackie Online Registration. For insurance reasons, Athlete Registration must be done Online before the deadline: Wednesday April 10th. (No day-of registration will be available except to athletes who already hold a valid BC Athletics membership) 

NEW EVENTS FOR 2019: Hammer and Discus for 14 & Up on the Friday evening (Apr. 12th) at throws cage in rugby field east of Rotary Stadium & Javelin and Pole Vault for 14 & Up on the Saturday (Apr, 13th) Pole Vault is weather permitting. 

Come to PUB NIGHT Sat. March 9th NEW: TICKET SALES CONTEST!

COME OUT TO OUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY PUB NIGHT there are LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON! Bring friends to this fun fundraiser for the Valley Royals THIS Saturday March 9th, 6:00 PM at The Canadian Brew House at High Street. The Canucks Game will be on the Big Screen and Raffles & Toonie Toss Games will be running throughout the evening. Buy tickets from Debbie Trustham by e-transfer to [email protected]  (Put your name and # of tickets in the message, no security question) Ticket pays for your burger and beverage but to win prizes bring CASH and COINS. Hundreds of dollars worth of prizes up for grabs including: Canucks Bar Fridge, Bluetooth Tower Stereo Speaker, Timex Watch, Colour Printer, L’Occitane En Provence Gift Set, Beanbag Chair, “Candyland” Gift Basket and much more!  

SELL TICKETS TO WIN! Top Selling Athlete wins a FIRE 7 TABLET! (To qualify for Contest, bring your guest list to Debbie & Paul at the start of the Pub Night)

To get updates click “Going” or “Interested” on our Facebook Event Page at…  https://www.facebook.com/events/322881788546253/

Drop-In Silent AGM at Legacy Building this Wednesday, Feb 27th 5:30 to 8:30 PM

This year our Annual General Meeting is a Silent Drop-In Event that will take only about 10 minutes to do.
Drop-In Time is: Any time between 5:30 and 8:30 PM on Wednesday February 27th
Location: Upstairs in the Legacy Building beside Rotary Stadium Track
How it works:
1. Sign In” all your family members (This shows how many people are involved in the club and affects the size of Grant the club is eligible for)
2. Get one Ballot per family which allows you to vote on each Motion for the AGM
3. Look at the displays about the club’s 2018 year. These displays will relate to the Motions on your Ballot.
4. If you wish, you may ask a question by writing it down on the Discussion Page at a particular display and the appropriate Board Member will write a response to your question. The questions and answers remain as a part of the display until the end of the AGM and will be used in writing the minutes of the meeting for submission to the BC Societies Office
5. Complete your Ballot by checking one box for each motion and by voting for candidates for the Board of Directors
6. Submit your Ballot (these will be counted later at the end of the AGM at 8:30PM) and your time at the Valley Royals Silent AGM is complete.

All Members of the Valley Royals & their Families are Invited to attend the club’s
Athletic Awards Banquet 
coming up on Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00-9:00 PM
To reserve your Athletic Banquet seats RSVP to [email protected]
RSVP before February 25th
Payment for dinner is at the door by cash or cheque but to ensure the caterer prepares enough food, and an award is ready for your athlete, please RSVP as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT: When you email Dawn, please include a photograph of your athlete competing in a Track & Field or Cross Country event or a nice photo of them wearing their Valley Royals clothing. Athlete photos will be featured in a slide show at the Banquet.
 
Info About the Banquet:
  • Location: Banquet Hall of the Legacy Building beside the Track at Rotary Stadium
  • Doors open at 5:30 PM Dinner starts at 6:00 PM
  • Just $20/person for a delicious Catered Dinner Buffet & Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae!
  • All athletes who attend the Banquet will be featured and awarded for their athletic achievements in the 2018 Track & Field and Cross Country Seasons
  • Back by popular demand: The Selfie Photo Booth!
  • Tickets for the Burger & Beer Event coming up on Saturday, March 9th will be available for purchase at the Athletic Awards Banquet. See Post below from February 1st on this home page for more details…
  • The club’s AGM will happen during the Banquet from 5:30 to 8:30 PM but it will be a “Silent AGM”—Displays will be on view at the Banquet and one ballot per family will be available for voting (more about this in the post below…)

Wednesday, February 27th: Valley Royals AGM to Run Silently During Club’s Athletic Awards Banquet

The Valley Royals 2019 Annual General Meeting will be presented as a “Silent AGM” during the Athletic Awards Banquet:
  • It is essential that as many club members as possible come to the Legacy Building between 5:30 and 8:30 PM on Wednesday, February 27th 2019 and Sign-In as attending the AGM. Please come even if you can only drop in for a few minutes and are not able to stay for the Banquet because our club’s grant funding depends on the number of athletes and parents who Sign In for the AGM.
  • The club is having a “Silent AGM” this year so that we can run an AGM at the same time as the Athletic Banquet without disrupting the timing of the Banquet. Reports that have, in the past, been given verbally will instead be featured as Visual Displays.
  • One ballot will be given per family so that the club membership can vote to approve items on the “Agenda”–which will be available for viewing in the form of visual displays—the ballot also gives the membership a chance vote for candidates for the Board of Directors.
  • Each display will have an opportunity to ask questions in written form which will be answered in written form by the appropriate board member—these questions and answers will become part of the display until 8:30 PM at which time votes on the Ballots will be counted and Recorded and there will be a vote to adjourn the AGM by a show of hands of the members in the room at that time.
  • Nominations are now open for people interested in serving on the Board of Directors. If you would like to be nominated or have someone you would like to nominate please email Monica at [email protected]  
  • On the day of the AGM, “Nominations from the Floor” for candidates to run for the Board will be accepted via email, or in person at the Legacy Building Upstairs Foyer, until the doors to the Legacy Banquet Hall open at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at which time: Sign-Ins will begin, Ballots will be issued, Displays will be available for viewing and Voting will commence.