Valley Royals Cross Country Meet

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Clearbrook Park – 3680 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC
This is a BC Athletics Sanctioned event and is co-hosted by Valley Royals and Trinity Western University [TWU]. Valley Royals are hosting the Junior Development [JD] events ages 9-13 years as outlined below. TWU is hosting the High School and College events. Please contact Kathy Andrews [email protected] or Shane Wiebe [email protected] TWU for details regarding High School and College races.

This Meet package is applicable to JD events only:

Entries will be limited to 25 athletes per event

Meet Organizers: Debbie Foote [email protected]
Christa McAuley [email protected]
Meet Directors: Scott Svelander [email protected]
Paul Trustham [email protected]
Time: 9:30am First event to 2:45pm Last event

Schedule: Printable PDF Available on 3rd Page of Meet Package at Link Above

Entry Deadline: Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 6:00pm (PST)

Entry Fee: $5.00 per athlete
Awards: There will be no awards available. Snacks will be provided to JD athletes after their race

Registration for JD Races: Register in advance before the Entry Deadline at
Non BC Athletics Members are subject to the one day membership fee – $3.00 per athlete

Check-in: There will be a check in tent near the race start line where you can pick up your numbers and your stickers. Athletes, you may arrive 30 minutes before your race to walk the course/warm up and check in.

Additional Notes: Max 50 participants allowed on the field of play (athletes, coaches, and officials). The “field of play” includes any area inside the area bounded by course markings which includes the finish line area, namely the race course. Parents and Spectators must not enter the field of play; race course. Spectators are allowed to view events outside the course markings.

MANDATORY COVID Waiver will be attached to each entry in Trackie and must be completed before entering the field of play. All athletes must self-check with a parent/guardian for any COVID symptoms before attending the competition. Athletes showing COVID related symptoms on attendance will be asked to the leave the event. Athletes are asked to wear a face covering [mask] until just before reaching the start line. Personal cloth masks must be left with personal items. Disposable face coverings must be placed safely in garbage containers or left with personal items. Masks will be handed out at the end of each race. Participants are requested to leave the event immediately after their race (15 min max) to allow for the next race participants to get ready. Please be reminded to practice a minimum of 2m [6’] physical distancing at all times. Following this Cross Country meet, all athletes must be aware they are not to compete in other BC Athletics events with other athletes for at least 14 days. Athletes may train with their cohort groups keeping a safe physical distance and must continue to self-monitor for up to 14 days.

Valley Royals Pole Vault Mini Meet

On Saturday, October 17th, 2020, the Valley Royals Pole Vault Team hosted a Mini Meet, open to BC Athletics members U20 and under, to give vaulters an opportunity to get an official result (no awards given). Athletes were split into 2 Flights (Women’s & Men’s) both running simultaneously with the Men vaulting on the North Pole Vault Pit and Women on the South Pit.

Many thanks to the BC Athletics Officials and Volunteers that made this event possible.

RESULTS: Results valley-royals-pole-vault-mini-meet-2020-10-17 




Results From October 3rd Cross Country Meets

The Valley Royals partnered with the Trinity Western Spartans to host two different Cross Country Meets in Clearbrook Park on the same sunny Saturday.

On the morning of October 3rd, the Royals hosted a JD Practice Meet to give younger athletes a chance to get an unofficial time on a 3 km race course.

JD Practice Meet Results: JD race results Clearbrook Race Oct 3 2020

In the afternoon of October 3rd, Trinity Western hosted the first in a series of 6 km races for University athletes. The Valley Royals high school athletes were given an opportunity to run the 6 km course for an unofficial time as well. TWU Meet Results for Invitational Race #1: 2020 Oct 3rd TWU XC Invite 1 Results 

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the course set up/take down, hospitality, registration, marshalling and first aid to make this event possible. Tom and Paige Norton provided photos from the day and Save-On-Foods and Remax provided tents for the meet.

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…