Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
May 2015 | Issue #292  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Team BC May Long Weekend Camp wrap up

The fifth annual Team BC May Long Weekend Camp has come and gone and the three-day event was certainly jam-packed with action both on and off the field.

Football BC would like to thank all the coaches and staff, Terry Kehoe and the staff at Minoru Park, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and Hilton Airport Hotel, as well as all the players on their hard work throughout the weekend.

Special thanks go out to all the Universities and their representatives to this weekend's camp.

- UBC - Blake Nill

- SFU - Kelly Bates

- University of Saskatchewan - Brian Guebert

- University of Guelph - Kevin MacNeill

- Carleton University - Steve Sumarah

- University of Manitoba - Brian Dobie

- Queen's University - Pat Sheahan

- University of Waterloo - Chris Bertoia

- University of Calgary - Wayne Harris

- University of Western Ontario - Tom Flaxman



Congratulations also go out to the six individuals who earned the Football BC / BC Lions bursaries.

- Jake Troyan (GW Graham Grizzlies)

- Damian McCuaig-Jones (Cowichan Bulldogs)

- Trystin Waters (Mt. Douglas Rams)

- Parker Simson (Kelowna Owls)

- Ryan von Ende (South Delta Sun Devils)

- Gavin Cobb (Mt. Douglas Rams)



Click on the links below to see all of our camp coverage.


Features:

Day 1 Report 

Day 2 Report

Day 3 Report



Videos:

One-on-one with U18 head coach Jay Prepchuk

One-on-one with U16 head coach Pete McCall 

University Recruiters on the 2015 Team BC May Camp

Player feedback and Scrimmage highlights



Photo Gallery:

Day 1 

Day 2 

Day 3 



                  

Upcoming BCCFA Flag Schedule

Just two more jamborees remain before the BCCFA Spring Flag season heads into championship mode. Check out the schedule below to see the next upcoming events.

Don't forget also to watch our Week 3 interview with BCCFA Flag Coordinator Doug Pauls here.

May 24 - 
Hugh Boyd Park, Richmond

May 30 -
Townsend Park, Chilliwack

May 31 - 
U19 Championship @ Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West

June 6/7 - 
Provincial Championships @ Capital News Centre, Kelowna


       

Intern George's final blog

Intern George's time at Football BC has come to an end.

He reflects on his time with Football BC in his final blog posting here.

                      

Lui Passaglia - Push for Your Tush walk/run

In 2014, Lui Passaglia - former BC Lion, Canadian Football Hall-of-Famer and Canadian Sports Hall-of-Famer - was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer.

The diagnosis came as a complete shock for legendary CFL kicker.

Fortunately, Lui is now healthy and currently cancer-free and this experience has inspired him to share his story and raise funds to fight this disease.

Lui joined Colon Cancer Canada's Push for Your Tush walk/run and last year, in Vancouver alone, they raised over $50,000.

Lui, a former Notre Dame Juggler and SFU Clan player, is looking for the support of his amateur football family to help with his cause by joining his Push for Your Tush walk/run or by donating.

Lui Passaglia's Push for Your Tush walk/run takes place on:

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015

Location: Jericho Beach

Registration: 9 a.m.

Walk/Run: 10:15 a.m.

Distances: 1K Toddler Walk, 5K Walk, 10K Run

Fees: Individuals $25 / Family $50
(Family fee includes registration for 2 adults and children under 18 and HST)

*Registration fee waived if you raise $200 or more

For more information and to donate, click here.


 


BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations

Nominations are welcomed for the 2016 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.

Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional), Builder, Pioneer, Media and Teams (both amateur and professional).

The Hall is looking for worthy candidates from across the province of British Columbia, especially in the amateur categories.

Please visit their website at www.bcfootballhalloffame.com and click on "Nominations" for more details and the opportunity to put forward the names of your nominees.

Your assistance will enable the BC Football Hall of Fame to continue to celebrate those who have contributed greatly to the sport of football in our province.


               

Touchdown BC!

Touchdown BC is now in off-season which means monthly shows.

With Ryan Sullivan, Jim Mullin, Andrew Wadden and Alex Carrigan.

Catch up on past episodes here!


        

Dave Battison Pediatric Sports Medicine Symposium




Petition: Engage in discussions to start the #Northern8 football series

The Northern 8 football series is an effort to evolve Canadian College football into a truly national competition, while creating a game of the week on national television. It is an effort to grow amateur football in all parts of Canada.

You can be part of making the long overdue idea of a national conference come true via your endorsement as a fan, player, coach, parent or administrator.

Click here to sign the petition.

To learn more about the proposed Northern 8 football series, see this special edition of Krown Countdown U here.

                   

The Bob Ackles Collection at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Football Hall of Fame has loaned a number of Bob Ackles' personal items to display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Visit them now to see these rare items up close and personal.

To see what items are there now, click here.



               

2014/15 UBC Camps

UBC Football has announced the following upcoming camps. Please click on each for more details.

UBC Pre-Season Football Fundamentals Camp
August 8, 2015


                 

Jay Prepchuk QB-Receiver camps

Jay Prepchuk quarterback-receiver are on in full swing!

Contact Jay at jprepchuk@sd44.ca or visit http://jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support amateur football in British Columbia and showcase your products and services to a wide-ranging market.

Football BC can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your company's needs.

Sponsorship opportunities include an opportunity to advertise in Football BC's publications such as the Football BC Playbook, Senior Bowl program and Conference program as well as opportunities to attend events such as the Football BC Combine Series and the Team BC May Long Weekend camp.

Get more information here.

       

Gear up with Team BC!

Are you headed to Winnipeg to support Team BC at the Red River Cup tournament, or just want to show off your Team BC pride year round?

Pick up some Team BC gear from our official online store here

                  

Support Team BC with our Football BC - Schnitzer Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser

Football BC is asking the football community to join us in a fundraiser that will allow our entire football community to help raise money for all six of our Team BC programs as well as enable us to deliver more of our "Play Football" programs in elementary schools.

Supporting our program is easy. Simply deliver any scrap metal you may have to one of the following locations and be sure to mention that you are contributing to the "Football BC Scrap Drive."


Schnitzer Victoria
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1

Schnitzer Duncan
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4

Schnitzer Cassidy
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8

Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6

Schnitzer Surrey
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2


Grandview Printing discount for Football BC members

Are you looking for a company to design posters, programs or do all sorts of printing?

Grandview Printing offers a 10% discount to all Football BC members

Visit their website at www.grandviewprinting.com to learn more about their services.

       

Football BC and Sandman Hotel partners up to offer great rates for members

Football BC and Sandman Hotels have partnered up to offer all Football BC members access to discounted rates with Sandman and Sandman Signature hotels across British Columbia.

To access these special rates, follow these directions:

1. Go to www.sandmanhotels.ca 

2. Select your preferred property in BC

3. Under "Access Code" and "Corporate Code" type in "footballbc"

4. Select your preferred dates and enjoy the discounted rates!


The Sandman and Sandman Signature are Canadian owned and operated.

         

Football BC elementary school skills program

Football BC's elementary school skills program is open to all school aged children and is conducted during regular school hours usually as part of P.E. class.

This program allows kids to learn basic football skills from Football BC coaches as well as volunteer players from local high schools.

Click here to see the promo video for the program.

For more information or to schedule a session for your school, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or dinogeremia@shaw.ca.

       

Football BC Events Calendar Update

Football BC's Event Calendar is your one-stop source for the best upcoming football skills camps and events. Visit http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/events today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.

Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
  • UBC Pre-Season Football Fundamentals Camp 
    (August 8, 2015)
  • Game Ready (various dates)



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