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Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse - AGM

Posted by Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse at Jun 3, 2022 1:41PM PDT
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Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Sunday July 3, 2022.

Location: Online (Zoom)
Date: Sunday July 3, 2022
Time: 7pm

Agenda

1. Review of Previous Minutes
2. Board Reports
3. Election of Officers
4. Voting in Appointed Volunteer Positions
5. Draw for Free Registration (*those in attendance)
6. Adjournment

A link to the meeting will be posted here and in our news feed shortly.

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Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse would like to congratulate this years’ recipient of the BCLA Spirit Award, Jade McGee.

Jade is a huge supporter of Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse and works well with all age groups of players within the association. For years Jade has made himself available to help in a number of different age divisions and tiered levels, to teach the game of lacrosse and make it exciting for youth again.

With relaxing restrictions over the course of the 2021/2022 season, Jade made himself available to not just one team, but to 4 teams with Pacific Rim. He was out on the field 3-4 days a week coaching the kids and assisting other coaches.

The amount of time, energy and enthusiasm Jade puts in to coaching our young athletes is second to none; and he even throws in a team sponsorship to boot!

This is why we nominated Jade McGee as this years’ Spirit Award recipient from Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse.

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December 29, 2021

Re: Lacrosse Activity Update – New Province-wide Restrictions

Dear BCLA Members:

On December 20 & 22, the BC Government and Public Health Office announced safety measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. The PHO Order on Gatherings and Events has been updated with information around new restrictions as it relates to BC’s present Covid-19 situation. BC Sport leaders met with viaSport BC for further clarification how these new measures relate to sport.

New province-wide restrictions – The PHO has introduced province-wide restrictions that are in effect December 20, 2021 to January 31, 2022. Due to the evolving public health protocols, this information is subject to change at any time.

Current PHO Order – All Indoor & Outdoor Sport Restrictions:
- Sport tournaments are not allowed at this time.
- Tournaments are a single or multi-day gathering of three or more sport teams, who come together outside regular league play but does not include :
- A gathering where team members compete on an individual basis against members of other teams, or
- A gathering where the result will decide if a team will advance to play in a national or international competition.
- Interprovincial travel and international travel for sport is not advised.
- All activities that would typically take place in a sport environment (other than tournaments) may continue.
- Spectators: seated and standing capacity is at 50%.
- All other Return to Sport Restart Step 3 restrictions (including proof of vaccination) must be followed.

Indoor sport
- Group Size: There is no maximum group size for participants, coaches, volunteers, staff and officials.
- Physical distance does not need to be maintained on or off the field of play.
- Masks: not recommended on the field of play. Masks are mandatory off the field of play.

Outdoor sport
- Group Size: There is no maximum group size for participants, coaches, volunteers, staff and officials.
- Physical distance does not need to be maintained on or off the field of play.
- Masks: not required on or off the field of play.
What this means for BC Lacrosse Association activities-
As of the new PHO Orders, regular BCLA Lacrosse activities can take place following the viaSport BC Return to Sport Restart Step 3 restrictions. All sports tournaments are not allowed at this time (see above). These restrictions may impact the 2022 BCLA Youth Field Provincials in February.

For sport organizers-
Organizers must check proof of vaccination for indoor sport where required. Information for event and program organizers on how to check proof of vaccination is on the Province of BC’s website:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof/businesses?utm_source=viaSport+Newsletter&utm_campaign=03fb104d34-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_14_05_04_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e001f69b1e-03fb104d34-475321206#verify-bc

Please see the updated viaSport BC Return to Sport Restart Plan 2.0 Chart (as of Dec. 10) with details on where to show proof of vaccine (two doses):
https://www.viasport.ca/sites/default/files/Return_to_Sport_Restart_2.0_Chart_December-23-2021.pdf

Remain patient with your facilities and association/club volunteers. They must transition their operational capacities and may not be able to respond immediately to these changes.

These links will assist in the steps involved in opening up sports.

Please see Province-wide Restrictions:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions

Please see Proof of Vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof

Please see the viaSport BC website: https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport

Please see the Provincial Health Officer Order on Gatherings and Events (latest update):
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-gatherings-events.pdf

This is how sport and the BCLA will proceed under the viaSport BC Restart Plan in Step 3 with the latest province-wide restrictions as it relates to sport activities. The BCLA will continue to update our members as we learn more from the BC Government, PHO and viaSport BC.

Thank you for your hard work in keeping lacrosse front and centre so our athletes continue to develop. Your efforts are appreciated. If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me at gerry@bclacrosse.com

Yours in Lacrosse,
Gerry Van Beek
BCLA President

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Christmas Message From The Executive:

We would like to begin by wishing everyone connected with the Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse Association a very Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.

We can certainly look forward to 2022 with great hope after what has been a very positive and enjoyable first half of the season during this pandemic for the club both on and off the field.

We would like to thank the whole association and our volunteer supporters for their backing throughout the season so far and we hope that they are proud of the association and everyone’s efforts to date.

The strides made by the association in such a short space of time are testament to the work being done by everyone on and off the field. Without your support we would not have been able to make this progress.

We also issue a massive thank you to all our facilities providers (UVIC, SD#63, Esquimalt Recreation and the Municipality of Central Saanich) as without you, we would not be able to offer the services we do across the Southern Island. Also to our apparel and equipment suppliers (X-treme Threads, Out of the Blue Designs and ProJoy), your great products and impeccable products and service are greatly appreciated and keep Pacific Rim looking awesome and well equipped!

A very Merry Christmas to all our executive members, team staff, players (from our Under 11’s up to our Under 18’s) and parents – there is no doubt the kids will be looking forward to the arrival of the big man on Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2022 to all.

Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse Executive

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The IIJL World Junior Championships scheduled for August 8-14, 2022 in Winnipeg Manitoba is not a World Lacrosse (WL) or Lacrosse Canada (LC) Sanctioned event. As such any regional combine that is being run by this organization, CLL (Canadian Lacrosse League) is not a LC sanctioned event. The CLL (Canadian Lacrosse League) is NOT an entity of Lacrosse Canada.

All Member Associations (MA’s) under LC should not be sanctioning nor supporting the event in anyway. WL is the recognized World Body for Lacrosse and is the only lacrosse body that can sanction World Championships. LC and its MA’s, as members of WL and also of Sport Canada, support WL.

Any reference to “Team Canada” is not part of the LC National Team Program and therefore there is no Team Canada participating in this event.

As per LC Policy 5.1.5 – Team Canada refers to only sanctioned and officially recognized Canadian National Teams operated under the jurisdiction of LC.

Any players wishing to try out for this event/attending regional combines should be aware they will not be playing for Team Canada but a team put together of Canadian players not sanctioned by WL and LC. These players will not be recognized as legitimate Team Canada players nor be covered by any insurance under LC.

Any officials participating in these events would not be covered under LC Insurance.

Further to above the Member Associations of LC approved the following policy at the LC Annual Meeting on November 20th, 2021.

5.1.2 Domestically and internationally, no registered participant, Jr and under, may play or participate in any non-approved competition, namely any competitions non-approved by World Lacrosse or any of its National Governing Bodies (NGB) including Lacrosse Canada (LC), and Provincial or Territorial Sport Organization (P/TSO) without first obtaining the permission of their LC Member Association. Any participation in non-sanctioned events will result in loss of eligibility for all National Championships and Team Canada events.

It is the LC Member Associations (P/TSO) responsibility to implement a process to identify which competitions are non-approved for their participants. Each Member Association will notify Lacrosse Canada of participants who have lost eligibility for all National Championships and Team Canada events, on an ongoing basis.

If you have any questions regarding this communication please contact Jane Clapham, LC Executive Director.

About Lacrosse Canada

Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.

For more information, please contact:

Jane Clapham
Executive Director
Lacrosse Canada
Email: jane@lacrosse.ca