August 2021

Dear Field Hockey BC Member, this issue of CornerShot will cover registration for 2021-22 season, photos of the Provincial Talent ID camps, the return of the India Club Tournament, the FHC Hall of Fame class of 2020 and more!
Access the latest communiques and updates regarding the COVID-19 Responsible Return to play here.

Register for the 2021-22 season!
Registration is now open for the 2021-22 season! Go to our Membership Page to read all the necessary information and start the registration process.

You will need your FHBC Membership # and the associated email address to login. If you have a new email address, don't worry. Simply log in using the old one and you will be able to update your personal information before proceeding to the payment page.

If you do not know your FHBC Membership #, check your Registration Confirmation Email from previous seasons; your FHBC# will be included in there. If you still cannot find it, contact

Please, do not create a new membership if you already have one.

Memberships for the 2020-2021 season will expire on August 31, 2021.

Provincial Talend ID Camps
Field Hockey BC is currently running the Provincial Performance Talend ID Program camps accros the province. They have been taking place in the Interior, Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island for boys and girls of differente age groups, from U16 to U21.

We will be posting full photo albums of the camps on our Facebook page. Go check it out!

The Provincial Talent ID camps are an opportunity for BC’s top athletes to be identified and thereafter invited to participate in Field Hockey BC’s new Elite Program. The new Elite Program is designed to assist athlete preparation for participation and/or selection or re-selection to the National NextGen and National Team Program.

More information on the Provincial Talent ID Program here.

The India Club Tournament is back!
The 13th Annual India Club Field Hockey Tournament will be held at Tamanawis Park, in Surrey, from August 27-29, 2021.

Games will begin at 1pm on Friday, at 8am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday. Spectators are welcomed!

Access the full schedule here.

Canada's Jr. National Teams in action at the Junior Pan American Games
by FHC staff

Canada’s Junior National Teams arrive in Chile with one thing on their mind: play well enough to punch their ticket to the Junior World Cup. Two loaded Canadian rosters descend on the Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile for the Junior Pan American Games taking place August 21-28. The women’s team is looking for their first World Cup berth since 2013, while the Men’s side will try to make their third consecutive trip to the big stage.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and travel complications, both the men’s and women’s tournaments have less teams participating this year. The women’s tournament features six teams competing for three berths to the World Cup. This means every game is extremely important; there are no ‘warm up’ games. Canada will open the tournament against Uruguay and then follow up with perennial Pan Am powerhouse, Argentina. The tournament then goes directly into semifinals, meaning likely crossover games with either USA or Chile.

The Nextgen men’s pipeline has been moving players from junior to senior successfully over the past decade. No examples clearer than Jamie Wallace, Brendan Guraliuk and Fin Boothroyd. All three eligible for the Junior Pan Ams, but were selected for the Olympic Games roster instead. Their vacancies make room for the next generation of superstars to carve their path.

Read the full article here.

Field Hockey Canada celebrates Hall of Fame month
Throughout the month of August, Field Hockey Canda has been celebrating the inductees for the FHC Hall of Fame class of 2020. Several standout members of the BC field hockey community are being honored. Access the FHC Latest News page to read more about the inductees.


In the Athlete Category, David Bisset was remembered. "David established himself early on as a tremendous leader and goal-scorer. A multi-talented player, Bissett went on to lead Team Canada to the Olympic Games and World Cup including recognition as the Closing Ceremonies Flag Bearer for the 1983 Pan American Games."

Both inductees in the Coach Category are from British Columbia:

"Shiaz Virjee is a world-class coach, having led the Men’s National Team to Olympic and World Cup competitions. An FIH coach, he has coached at every level of the game from youth to international over the past 40 years. He continues to give back to the game as a coach and mentor today."

"Shiv Jagday is one of the marquee coaching figures in Canadian hockey history having multiple World Cups and Olympic games under his belt. He is one of the most accomplished and decorated coaches in Canadian history and is a shining example of a hall of famer."

In the Builders Category, three important figures of field hockey in our province were nominated: Barb Hart Harris, Moira Colbourne and Peter Buckland.

"Barb Hart Harris is the ultimate ambassador of the game. She was instrumental in the lead-up and execution of the highly successful 1979 World Championship in Vancouver. She created the 79ers group which continues to this day as a sport, philanthropic and social club."

"Former National team athlete, Moira Colbourne continued to give back to the game after retiring as a player. She did so in many ways as a league president and founder, coach and mentor. Notably, she served as the Commissioner on the Burnaby Parks and Recration board leading the creation of sport artificial turf fields."

"Peter Buckland was an internationally renowned Canadian player before transitioning to administration, where he’s remembered as an important Canadian Field Hockey Association president and known for his contribution to hosting the 1976 Montreal Olympics – the first to be held on an artificial playing surface. Peter was central to this transition from grass to artificial surface and in doing so impacted our sport around the world and permanently changed the game."

Here is the complete list of inductees:

Athletes Category
Jean Major Gourlay
David Bissett

Builder Category
Barb Hart Harris
Judy McCrae
Moira Colbourne
Peter Buckland

Coach Category
Shiaz Virjee
Shiv Jagday

Team Category
1983 Men’s National Team

Congratulations to all the inductees!

2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics recap
The Canadian Men's National Team ended their participation in the Tokyo Olympics with a riveting 4-4 draw against South Africa in the farewell match. Field Hockey BC extend our sincere thank you to the entire squad, staff and support team who proudly represented Canada overseas!

Full match recaps:
Photo Credit: Yan Huckendubler

Making Ethical Decisions course opportunity!
PacificSport Fraser Valley is offering an in-person NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course on September 20 at their office in Langley for $15.

Field Hockey BC will cover the costs for those with valid FHBC Memberships. After you have registered for the course, please contact our Athlete Program and Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson, at

Date and time
Monday, September 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

PacificSport Fraser Valley
7888 200 Street #109
Langley City, BC V2Y 3J4

Click here to access the registration page.
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