April 2022

This issue of CornerShot will cover registration deadline for the Vancouver International Tournament, call for officials for tournaments, Provincial Umpire Course, the FHC Online Conference and more!

2022 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT)
Registration deadline is TOMORROW, April 14
The tournament will take place from Saturday May 21 to Monday May 23 (Victoria Day).

Tournament Dates: May Long Weekend (May 21-23, 2022)
Tournament Venue: Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West – Three ‘field turf’ artificial surfaces
Tournament Schedule: Playing and Umpire Schedules will be posted following the event entry deadlines

The deadline for registering and payment is TOMORROW, Thursday April 14, 2022.

Apply for the FHBC Foundation’s Bursaries &
Pat Hall Officials Development Award

FHBC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the following bursaries:

  • Coaching Professional Development Bursary
  • Jenny John Officiating Professional Development Bursary
  • Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary

Application deadline is April 29th, 2022, and recipients will be announced in May.

These bursaries are designed to contribute towards an individual’s professional development in the sport of Field Hockey and to to support female athletes under the age of 12 to access field hockey programming. The Coaching and Officiating bursaries are open to all levels of coaches and officials, with officiating including both umpires and technical officials.

Pat Hall Officials Development Award: This award is designed to promote the development of Vancouver Island umpires and technical officials with preference given to members active on the Island. Award nominations will remains open until all the available funds are utilized.

IMPORTANT: applicants for all three bursaries and award must be a member in good standing with Field Hockey BC and an active official, coach or player within National, Provincial or Club base programming.

Go to www.fhbcfoundation.com for more information and to download the application forms.

Canada Day Masters Festival in Calgary
Field Hokey Alberta (FHA) will be hosting their first Masters Tournament (age 35+) in July, in Calgary, and the invitation to participate is being extended to teams across Canada.

There will be a women's division and a men's division (10 teams in total) and the formate will be 11 a side. Individual athletes and/or partial teams are welcome to register.

Dates: July 1-3, 2022
  • Pub Night - Friday, July 1st at 6pm
  • Reception - Saturday, July 2nd at 6pm
Location: University of Calgary
Registration fee: $100 per individual player
Registration deadline: July 1st, 2022

For more information and to register, access Field Hockey Alberta's website at www.fieldhockey.ab.ca

Umpires & Officials

Provincial Umpire Course

Registration deadline is TOMORROW, Thursday, April 14.
FHBC will host a Provincial Umpire Course, which will take place on April 19, 2022, at the Christine Sinclair Community Centre (formerly Fortius) in Burnaby.

This course is being subsidized and is therefore FREE for FHBC Members with a currently valid Membership for the 2021-22 season. The cost of the course for non-members is $85.
For more information and to register for the course, access our Umpire Education page.

2022 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) – Call For Officials

Expression of interest deadline is TOMORROW, Thursday, April 14.
FHBC is seeking Umpires – Provincial level and above – interested in officiating at the 2022 Vancouver International Tournament.

Available divisions:
  • Competitive (Women)
  • Masters Over 35 (Women)
  • Social (Women)
  • Social (Men)
  • Mixed
Tournament Dates: May Long Weekend (May 21-23, 2022)
Tournament Venue: Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West
Please reply with an expression of interest to info@fieldhockeybc.com.

Field Hockey Canada Call for Officials – National Championships

Registration deadline is Friday, April 15.
FHC’s Sub Committee for Appointments is currently looking for Umpires and Tech Officials for this summer’s U16 and U18 National Championships to be held in Surrey, BC. Field Hockey Canada has ensured high caliber Umpires Managers to work with, coach & mentor the appointed umpires at these events, so the growth and development opportunity is excellent.

FHC is seeking Targeted Provincial and Regional Umpires, but higher levels are welcome to apply. All levels of Technical Officials may apply.

  • Date: July 29th – August 4th (U18) & August 9th – 14th (U16)
  • Location: Tamanawis Park, Surrey, BC
  • DEADLINE: April 15, 2022

To register, click here.

FHC Online Conference this May!
The 2022 Field Hockey Canada Conference is a FREE three-day online event to be held from May 3–May 5, 2022. The second edition of this conference will aim to engage and inspire while relying on True Sport values, such as respect, fairness and inclusion.

Featuring various experts and speakers from diverse professional backgrounds, the event will encapsulate all aspects of the industry in a way that gives back to the community and celebrates the strength of our numbers.

For more information and to register, access the Event Page.

Donate and help support the field hockey!
Junior Women’s National Team

After winning the Junior Pan American Championships’ gold medal in 2021, the Junior Women’s National Team went to South Africa to play the Women’s Junior World Cup this April. The team is largely self-funded and dependent on funding sources from sponsors and donors, which means that families had to make a major financial commitment for athletes to attend the tournament.

Several team members from British Columbia are still in need of assistance with travel costs. On behalf of the BC athletes selected to this milestone, FHBC is reaching out to the broader BC community to ask for consideration of donations to assist their continuous journey representing Canada!

Each athlete has a direct donations portal allowing for donations to go directly to BC Athletes. The athletes donation portal can be accessed via the links below:

Allison KuzykClick Here
Arden Goddard-Despot Click Here
Birkley AndersonClick Here
Jenna Goodman Click Here
Julia RossClick Here
Ishaval SekhonClick Here
Izzy Fraser Click Here
Lonica McKinney Click Here
McKinley Kennedy Click Here
Mikayla StellingClick Here
Nora Goddard-Despot Click Here
Stefanie Sajko – Click Here
Tayler GuyClick Here

To read more about the team, the 2022 Junior World Cup and the fundraiser initiative, and to donate to the overall team, please access the Team Donation page here.


KidSport provides financial assistance for children 18 and younger from families facing financial obstacles to participate in organized sport #SoALLKidsCanPlay. Visit kidsport.ca and find your local Chapter for details on eligibility and how to help this project.

In 2021, the KidSport BC program distributed $1.3 million in funding to help 4,164 children participate in 45 different sports in 132 communities across the province, including field hockey participants. Help support KidSport and, if you are in need of assistance, reach out to your local Chapter!

Field Hockey BC Society & Field Hockey BC Foundation

The Field Hockey BC Society is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) dedicated to supporting and developing field hockey in BC. Your donation will support FHBC's commitment to delivering its five main service pillars - Athlete Development, Coach Development, Officials Development, Event Hosting and Volunteer Recognition. Donate to the Society here.

The Field Hockey BC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Registered Society 'Field Hockey BC' and is managed by the FHBC Board of Directors. The Field Hockey BC Foundation is a leading example of the Society's commitment to the sustainable development of the sport across the province. Tax Receipts are available for donations to the Foundation, and donors have the opportunity to create their own Legacy Fund or donate to an existing program. Donate to the Foundation here.
Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
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 Coach and Officials pages for more information regarding education opportunities.
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