GoFund Me campaign aims to help U8 player from Victoria fight cancer

The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is looking for our community’s support in helping one of our own. Eight-year-old Oliver Conway is a member of the U8 Boys program this year but had to stop playing after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour on May 2, 2023.The Conway family is now in the fight of their lives and they could use our support.Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/oliver-conways-journey


2023 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT)

Once again, we had a great VIT this year, with lots of fun! Thank you to all the teams that participated and the officials and vendors who helped make this event an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Divisional Winners – Women’s Masters Division

1st – Hopeful Olympians

2nd – PanAm Roja

3rd – PanAm Blanca

Divisional Winners – Mixed Social Division

1st – Kozmopolitan

2nd – Victoria Rebels

3rd – Wizards of Booze / Okanagan

Divisional Winners – Women’s Social Division

1st – South Okanagan

2nd – Tri-City Eagles

3rd – Incredibelles

Spirit of Judy Broom Award

Spoon Squad

2023 Special General Meeting Zoom Link

Please find below the necessary information to join the FHBC Special General Meeting:

Topic: FHBC SGM – New Bylaw Proposal
Time: May 17, 2023 06:30 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 3979 0492
Passcode: 539586

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Support a new field hockey turf in Vancouver

Field Hockey has a once in a generation opportunity to secure a second field hockey turf in Vancouver at Moberly/Ross Park in SE Vancouver – but we need to ACT as a COMMUNITY!

On Monday May 29th, the Vancouver Park Board will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposal to install a field hockey turf at Moberly/Ross Park, followed by a VOTE that evening. We need to gather our whole community and attend this meeting as a show of support for this field.

Please fill this 30-second form out to confirm your attendance at the below meeting. Please bring as many people as you can!


The meeting and vote will take place Mon May 29th, 6:30pm @ VPB Head Office – 2099 Beach Avenue Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4. Please wear field hockey attire – ideally from your field hockey club.

Please share this with the whole field hockey community – we need as many people there as possible!


Survey for Field Hockey BC’s strategic communications plan

Field Hockey BC and Monogram Communications are inviting members to complete a short survey on FHBC’s communications. We want to hear what our members think about the information, updates, resources and engagement opportunities that Field Hockey BC provides.

Survey context: Field Hockey BC has contracted Monogram Communications to conduct research towards the development of a formal communications strategy, which Monogram will present in September 2023. The ideas shared in this survey will help to inform Field Hockey BC’s communications strategy for the next five years.

Why it matters: Field Hockey BC (FHBC) is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) dedicated to supporting and developing field hockey in the province of British Columbia.

Sharing information and engaging with members and partners is integral to FHBC’s work of providing British Columbians with opportunities to experience the rewards and challenges of field hockey.

Please complete the survey here. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and it closes on May 21, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Final Notice of Special (Extraordinary) General Meeting

Dear Field Hockey BC Members,

I am pleased to provide the final notice of motion for the May 17, Special (Extraordinary) General Meeting (under section 3.1.2 of FHBC’s bylaws):

‘That the bylaws of the Field Hockey British Columbia (FHBC) be rescinded and replaced with the revised bylaws that have been presented to the members, inclusive of the FHBC Transition Plan, effective September 1, 2023’.

Moved by Mark Vaughan, Director Business Development
Seconded by Gavin Caldecott, Vice President

The special (extraordinary) general meeting will take place May 17, 2023, at 6:30 pm, online via Zoom.

Please note, that following the Town Hall, the Board has made a modification to the proposed bylaw document, section 3.13 Voting at Meetings of Members – specifically the voting calculation formula.

The formula in the first draft calculated vote strength at 50% of a club’s total membership. This draft provides full proportional representation (i.e., 100% of a club’s total membership). This revised formula attempts to strike a balance between equity and fairness.

  1. Equity – all clubs get one vote
  2. Fairness – proportional representation ensures clubs receive share of the vote that reflects their membership number within the provincial total

The revised bylaws and transition plan and summary of changes can be found online here.

The current bylaws can be found online here.

As a polite reminder to the Community Communique dated April 26, 2023, that outlined voting registration for this general meeting and the management of proxy voting, please click here for more detail.

The following deadline has been set for the submission of an appropriate voting form or forms:

  • Deadline for Submission of Proxy Forms to FHBC: May 11, 2023
  • Deadline to Register as an Individual Voter: May 16, 2023

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I look forward to seeing you at the SGM on May 17.

Yours in Field Hockey,

Denise McGeachy
President, Field Hockey BC 


Umpire Development Opportunity in Victoria

Want to improve your own umpiring or umpire coaching? FHBC and MVPL will jointly host an umpire development opportunity to focus on key areas of the game while watching some of the top umpires and players in the country.

Facilitator: Alan Waterman – Olympic Umpire, FIH Umpire Manager
Q&A with FIH Umpires: Tyler Klenk, Meghan McLennan, Megan Robertson and Lelia Sacré
Price: FREE
Time: 2pm-6:30pm (3pm and 4:30pm match times)
Registration deadline: May 10th

Register through here: https://forms.gle/pQSFivPohxwbSMGB9