Welcome to the December 2020 CornerShot Newsletter

Dear Field Hockey BC Member, this issue of CornerShot will cover the Giving Season campaign, the hiring of Katie Jameson as Athlete Program and Sport Development Manager, the announcement of our new Coaching Director, a call for members to join the Organizational Review Committee and more!
Field Hockey BC – Organizational Review Committee
Call for Committee Members
Field Hockey BC would like to begin an organizational review. We are looking for 2 additions to the existing committee that will be handling the RFP process to select an outside contractor to perform the review.

Currently, the president, Andrew Dewberry, the Business Development Director, Mark Vaughan, and the Athlete Program Director, Jennifer Taylor make up the committee. The goal of this committee will be to determine the areas of review for the Society and the final product to be developed by the third party. Ideally, we are interested in people who have been involved in organizational reviews in similar organizations or organizations of a similar scale.

Please direct your interest to Mark Vaughan, Business Development Director at mark@vaughanplanning.com
Welcome, Michelle (Savich) McNaughton, new FHBC Coaching Director
Michelle steps into the role of Coaching Director for the FHBC Board of Directors in an acting capacity following the recent resignation of Gurjit Sidhu. The Field Hockey BC Board sincerely thanks Gurjit for his commitment to the Society and offers a warm welcome to Michelle as she joins the governance team. Michelle has been appointed by the FHBC Board of Directors in an acting capacity as Coaching Director until such time as this position is next up for election (2022).

Michelle has been a part of the field hockey community for over three decades. She first picked up a stick in middle school in Chilliwack and participated on high school and high-performance teams in British Columbia before attending Acadia University. In Nova Scotia, Michelle was a founding member of the Acadia varsity team for four years and led the team as captain for two years. After a debilitating injury took her off the field as an athlete, Michelle was encouraged to pursue coaching by the Acadia and Nova Scotia field hockey programs as way of staying involved in the game.

Michelle looks forward to working with FHBC to continue building and developing nation-leading coaches, coaching resources, and recognizing coaches at all levels, from the grass roots to high performance, who play an integral role in the ongoing growth and development of our sport.

Read her full bio here.
Welcome back, Katie Jameson!
Athlete Program and Sport Development Manager
Katie is returning to Field Hockey BC after working for 3 years at viaSport BC in the Sport Development Department. She is excited to come back to Field Hockey BC with a deeper knowledge of the Provincial Sport System and extensive experience with coach education and the NCCP.

Katie has deep roots in the field hockey community. She previously worked for our organization as the Member Services and Communications Coordinator and as an intern while she was in University. She has also played field hockey for most of her life, and was an athlete in our Regional and Provincial programs when she was a teenager. Katie went on to play field hockey at the University of British Columbia, where she won 4 CIS Championship titles. She now plays recreationally in the Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association and volunteers with her club.
FHBC celebrates the "Giving Season"
December 1st marked the start of the “Giving Season”. FHBC partnered with GivingTuesday to celebrate the date and is promoting a social media campaign throughout the month to encourage our field hockey community to come together by remembering our volunteers and bursary recipients.

The Giving Season is both a celebration as well as an opportunity for people to contribute to their favorite causes either through a financial donation or by contributing time and other resources in order to shine a light on how kindness can address challenges in our community.

We hope you might consider celebrating the Giving Season by supporting our sport. As a non-profitable Provincial Sports Organization, the Field Hockey BC Society provides opportunities for British Columbians to experience the challenges and rewards of our exciting sport, and is open to donations and volunteers looking to get involved in field hockey. You can also give to the Field Hockey BC Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Registered Society ‘Field Hockey BC’.
FHBC COVID-19 Response Page
The Field Hockey BC's COVID-19 Response page centralizes all the documents and communiques released so far regarding the efforts the Society has made towards a Responsible Return to Play. The page contains the return to play Frameworks for Stage 1 & 2, the template for the COVID-19 Questionnaire and Attestation form, a FAQ to address the most common questions about this process and other relevant pieces of information for the field hockey community.

Please, access the page via the link: https://fieldhockeybc.com/covid-19-response/
FHC seeks volunteers for Facilities Advisory Working Group
Field Hockey Canada (FHC) is currently asking for volunteers to join an NSO facility advisory working group. The intent of such a working group is to consider both educational and practical support for new and existing field hockey turf proposals and/or renovations/replacements.

For further details regarding terms of reference or to volunteer to sit on this working group, please contact FHC CEO Susan Ahrens at sahrens@fieldhockey.ca
FHC asks the field hockey community for photos, videos and general content
Field Hockey Canada and its communications' team is seeking out photos, videos, graphics and any other content that is representative of the PSOs and its member clubs to be used in upcoming and future campaigns.

If our Field Hockey BC Members would be so kind as to send any materials to events@fieldhockey.ca, that would be greatly appreciated. FHC are hoping to gather as much as we can within a two-week time frame (December 25th), but are happy to receive any and all materials beyond that date as well. 
viaSport's Return To Sport Webinar on December 17
by viaSport staff

The announcement of new restrictions for sport at the beginning of this month has meant some changes to delivery and participation. To address the questions we've heard from across the community and shed some light on the process, viaSport invites you to attend a public webinar.

When: Thursday, December 17 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Where: Register here 
Pre-submit questions and accessibility requirements: Please use this link to submit your questions ahead of this week's session or to let us know if you have any accessibility requirements. We will do our best to respond to the common themes and questions that arise during the webinar.


  • Overview of current restrictions
  • Update on key issues and those that are still being solved 
  • Insight on the process of working with the Provincial Health Office and Ministry of Health

We know the past months have proven challenging, but we are so pleased with the continuous efforts from sport leaders to ensure that sport remains safe for everyone in our communities. As managing the second wave of COVID-19 requires collaboration of all levels in the sport sector, please take a moment to share this with someone who may benefit for attending this webinar.

If you cannot attend or if registration is full, please don't worry; a recording will be posted following the session.
Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
Field Hockey BC is happy to announce that our registration process has been streamlined for those who want to take any of the courses offered by us.

If you are keen on becoming a coach, umpire or technical official, fill out our Waitlist Form, check the boxes of the courses you are interested in, and we will contact you once these courses are being offered.

Access our Coaches and Officials pages for more information regarding education and opportunities.
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