Vancouver Women's Field Hockey Association: Notice Board
April 13, 2021
VWFHA Executive Appointments
The VWFHA Executive are pleased to announce the appointments and reappointment for the 2021/22 season.

ADMINISTRATOR

Joshua Heuving

Josh Heuving is a recent graduate of the Humber College Sport Management and Fanshawe College Business- Accounting programs. During his final year of the Sport Management he interned with Field Hockey Ontario, where he was introduced to the sport. During his time at FHO, Josh assisted with the organization's provincial events, marketing, officials development, administration and he started the process of becoming a certified field hockey umpire. Since graduating Josh decided to move to Vancouver and work with Squash BC as their Program Coordinator. Josh’s sport playing background is he played competitive soccer, hockey and athletics (distance running) growing up. While at Humber and Fanshawe he was a member of their varsity cross-country teams, where he helped lead Fanshawe to 4 CCAA National and 4 OCAA Provincial medals. During Josh’s spare time you will either find him refereeing semi-professional soccer enjoys or spending as much time outdoors as possible and exploring what BC has to offer.

SECRETARY

Hannah Tighe

Hannah Tighe is a current member of the West Van Premier Women’s team and an alumnus of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Field hockey team. She helped the Blues to two CIS National Championships (2007, 2011) during her time in Toronto. Hannah now works as a Respiratory Therapist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver while also completing a Master’s in Health Administration. Nowadays Hannah enjoys playing field hockey for the team atmosphere and competitive outlet.

UMPIRE COORDINATOR

Lelia Sacré

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March 7, 2021
VWFHA Executive Openings
The VWFHA Executive has one position that need to be filled: Communications. If you are interested in learning more about these position please contact vwfhapresident@gmail.com.

COMMUNICATIONS

a. Monitor and update the Association website to ensure it remains current and relevant to the membership.

b. Collect stories, photographs and news from the membership to include on the website.

c. Coordinate and monitor sponsorship on the website.

d. Member of the Executive

   
January 7, 2021
BC Provincial Officer Orders Extended with No Deadline
By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions and travel. This includes adult indoor and outdoor team sports.

The order put in place from November 19, 2020 at midnight to February 5, 2021 at midnight has been extended with no planned deadline.

The PHO will re-evaluate the current restrictions at the end of February 2021, and we will continue to keep you informed.

Reference BC Province-wide restrictions

   
January 2, 2021
Congratulations Richmond Field Hockey Club
Congratulations Richmond Field Hockey Club on 50 years of field hockey in the community!

To mark this anniversary, Richmond Field Hockey Club has just released their 50th Year Anniversary Club Wear.

To make an online purchase, please visit the RFHC website under the "Club Resources" page.

The RFHC would like to say THANK YOU to all those who have supported us over the years!

   
January 2, 2021
Women's Umpire Development Program
We are excited to announce a new Women's Umpire Development Program for all clubs within the VWFHA!

This program is being supported from a grant awarded to the Vancouver Hawks, and is intended to support all VWFHA members from any club.

The umpire and mentor development program is for anyone with a desire to learn how to umpire and for umpires who wish to mentor aspiring umpires. League members who are interested in learning how to umpire will be partnered with a knowledgeable mentor and both the umpire and mentor will be paid for their game assignments.

To learn more, please visit the Umpire Mentor Program page.

   
November 22, 2020
Suspension of play until January
Hi,

First, the Executive would like to extend our appreciation to all of the clubs for their efforts to follow and adhere to the safety plan during our first weeks of play. We recognize this requires extra work for everyone in the clubs, not just for games, but practices as well.

However, based on the continuation of travel restrictions, we have decided to suspend play until January. The current restrictions are until December 7 and this would leave only the last weekend of play on December 12/13. We felt it best to start fresh in January and limit everyone's exposure as much as possible during this second wave.

Thank you and stay well,

Cindy Sacré

VWFHA President

   
November 10, 2020
VWFHA will be paused until November 23
Hello Everyone,

The VWFHA will be paused until November 23 in accordance with the terms and intent of the latest statements from Dr. Henry. This is also what the Vancouver Men's Field Hockey League has implemented.

Yes, it does not restrict outdoor sports, yet, the intent was clear. As much as we all love hockey, it is a non-essential activity. The purpose of the restrictions is to limit our social interactions. This will to start to reduce the number of positive cases of COVID-19 Also, the request to limit non-essential travel even between Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health certainly applies to our membership demographics.

We encourage our members to embrace the spirit and intent of the guidelines as well as continue to practice social distancing, wearing of masks and frequent handwashing.

For clubs and teams continuing to train during the pause, again, please follow the guidelines in place to the letter. A return to socially distanced practices is highly recommended as this again limits transmission opportunities.

As further information becomes available from the PHO and FHBC, we will keep you notified of our return to league play plans.

Thank you and stay well,

Cindy Sacré

VWFHA President