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December Newsletter

Winter 2016 

BC School Sports Extraordinary Meeting!

On behalf of your Board of Directors, it is with happiness, I inform you that on November 23 at the Extraordinary Meeting, the membership voted unanimously to replace the BCSS Bylaws with those that were proposed in the meeting package. The vote was 118 votes for, with zero against.

There has been much work by many people over the last three years to get this accomplished, and it is wonderful to have finally cleared this hurdle. The strong turnout and unanimous vote indicates to me, that our membership desires to be engaged and wants to see BCSS emerge as a strong leader and advocate for school sport moving forward.

Jordan Abney
BCSS Executive Director

Important Dates
The BC School Sports Office will be closed December 21 - January 2 for the Holidays. 


December 3
  • Eligibility Appeals Committee Meeting
January 14
  • Eligibility Appeals Committee Meeting



December 12
  • Student-Athlete Registration (Minimum Numbers) except Ski/Snowboard
January 4
  • Eligibility Appeals Committee Submissions Due

January 16
  • Competitive Standards Committee Submissions
  • Ski/Snowboard Team & Student-Athlete Registration
January 30
  • Final Roster Deadline (Winter Teams)
Winter Championship Dates
Feb 23-25     Gymnastics (Prince George)
Mar 1-3          Ski/Snowboard (Whistler)
Mar 1-3          Basketball Girls AA/AAA (Langley)
Mar 2-4          Curling (Smithers)
Mar 2-4          Wrestling (Salmon Arm)
Mar 8-11        Basketball Girls A (Duncan)
Mar 8-11        Basketball Boys A/AA/AAA/AAAA (Langley)


The Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association(CIAAA) and BC School Sports would like to invite you to attend a fullday of professional development for Athletic Directors. The day will
feature two of the CIAAA’s Leadership Training Program courses.
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 703c: 8:30am – 12:30pm
          710c: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: 1 Course – $100 (Does not include lunch)
         2 Courses – $215 (Lunch included)
Location: Cliff Avenue Clubhouse 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby, BC

Click here to view course details.
Register Here

Live Streaming

BC School Sports is pleased to be partnering with SportsCananda TV to live stream at our Championship events. To watch live streams please go to BCSS.TV or click on the logo above!
Click here to view!
Upcoming Events

January 14th, Volleyball BC presents:

The BC Sport Conference

The BC Sport Conference, a one-day multi-sport coaching conference held on Saturday, January 14th 2017. It is designed to help coaches perform at their best level for each athlete and team that they work with. The conference is bundled together with optional sport-specific Coaching Symposium (Sunday, January 15th), making for a full weekend of professional development.

Presented by Volleyball BC, BC Sport Conference will feature top coaches, athletes, and consultants who have worked and excelled at the provincial, national, and international levels.

The lineup of 2017 speakers includes:


  • Ryan Walter, Stanley Cup Champion and former NHL coach. Keynote speaker
  • Steve Gutzler, author and leader on emotional intelligence and personal transformation
  • Roger Friesen, sport psychologist for University of Fraser Valley and Cycling Canada
  • David Hill, National Coaching Certification (NCCP) developer and alpine ski and rugby coach
  • Tom Black, Assistant coach for U.S Women’s Volleyball Team for 2012 & 2016 Olympics

Coaches will receive lunch, 3 NCCP professional development credits, and an opportunity to network with coaches of different sports from across BC.

Click here for more information!

Basketball BC Futures Camp
3 Day High Performance Camp for grade 7 and 8 boys and girls
Basketball BC will be hosting a “Futures” camp on December 27 – 29 at the Langley Events Centre for boys and girls that are currently in Grade 7 and 8 – born 2003 and 2004.

This camp is part of our BBC High Performance program and is aligned with Canada Basketball’s Targeted Athlete Strategy.

The camp provides early identification of future Cadet age players
Players born in 2003 and 2004 will be eligible for participation in the 2019 FIBA America and 2020 FIBA World Championships.

Coaching Staff:
the coaching staff of the camp is headed by former Canada Basketball Senior Women’s Head Coach, Allison McNeill, and includes Basketball BC and Canada Basketball High Performance coaches.
Boys: the coaching staff of the camp is headed by former Basketball BC U17 and University Head Coach, Joe Enevoldson, and includes Basketball BC and Canada Basketball High Performance coaches.

Due to the expected level of this camp participation is by “invite only”.
We are currently looking to identify top players in the and would like your assistance in this process.

Players need to meet one of three criteria for invitation;
  1. Skill: Athlete is highly skilled in basketball for her age
  2. Athleticism: Athlete has limited skills but is very athletic (Speed, Agility, Quickness)
  3. Size: Girls - 5’10 or taller; Boys - 6’2 or taller
Please note: maximum nominees per team is 3.
Due to the limited spots, please email the following ASAP if you wish to nominate a player:
Girls –
Boys –

BCSS is pleased to announce the renewal of the BCSS Zone Scholarships, Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarships and the Bert & Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship and the addition of a new scholarship this year sponsored by BC Dairy!

Submission Deadlines

May 1, 2017
  • BCSS Zone Scholarships
  • BCSS Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship
  • Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship
May 15, 2017
  • BC Dairy Association Scholarship


2015-16 Scholarship

Bert & Greta Quartermaine
J. Chung - A.R. MacNeill Secondary
J. Lee - Semiahmoo Secondary
R. Cheng - Dr. Charles Best Secondary
K. Cheng - Magee Secondary
T. Gee - Claremont Secondary
Y.-A. Chen - Point Grey Secondary
BCSS Scholarships (Zones & Dave Gifford)
Dave Gifford: C. Zayshley - Lord Tweedsmuir
Dave Gifford: N. Perkins - L.V. Rogers 
Zone A: C. Hughes - Sparwood Secondary
Zone A: A. Beswick - Fernie Secondary
Zone B: J. Coelho - South Kamloops Secondary 
Zone B: E. Hansen - Westsyde Secondary
Zone C: C. Dinsdale - Correlieu Secondary
Zone C: B. Dunkley - Fort St. James Secondary
Zone D: G. Anderson - Caledonia Senior Secondary
Zone D: C. Davies - Caledonia Senior Secondary
Zone E: J. Webb - Dover Bay Secondary
Zone E: A. McPhee - Carihi Secondary
Zone F: M. Kroeker - Point Grey Secondary
Zone F: A. Horne - Sentinel Secondary
Zone G: M. Milic - Seaquam Secondary
Zone G: J. Marshall - Brookswood Secondary

BC School Sports offers both Awards to its member schools, staff and coaches, and Scholarships to Student-Athletes in the province.


  • BCSS Honour Award
  • Merit Award
  • Coach of the Year
  • Outstanding School 
  • Hall of Fame
Click here for detailed information about the awards.

How to Nominate

  • Any staff member in a Member School may nominate a school coach or school. 
  • The person submitting the nomination should include a covering letter of support (on school letterhead ) signed by a school administrator, as well as support materials and testimonials as to why the individual /school should be considered and selected.   
  • Selection of the successful candidate(s) will be made by the BCSS Scholarship and Awards Committee.
Outstanding School
  • The support letter should explain the place of extracurricular sport and physical activity programs in the school. 
It's a Banner Year!
BCSS is excited to partner with BC Dairy Association to introduce the...

It's a Banner Year Contest!
Any BC Schools who win a championship banner can take a creative photo with their blue championship banners that feature the BC Dairy Association logo. Teams will then submit the photo on Twitter, tagging @BCSchoolsports, @BCMilk and #bcssitsabanneryear.

BC Dairy Association will provide a prize pack to the teams with the winning photos from each season.

Good luck!
Contest Criteria:
  1. Winners for each season of play (3 seasons = 3 winners/year)
  2. Only BCSS sanctioned sports teams are eligible to win
  3. Student-athletes must be in their team uniform
  4. Make your best efforts to get the entire team in the photo
  5. BC School Sports Banner must be clearly visible
Does your team need a place to stay?
Try our Accommodation Directory!
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