FHBC Board of Directors – Vacant Positions of Domestic Director & Athlete Program Director

Dear Field Hockey BC Members,

On behalf of the Field Hockey BC (FHBC) Board of Directors, I am writing to inform BC stakeholders that there are exciting opportunities for individuals to apply for consideration to become a voluntary member of the FHBC Board of Directors. The Board Member vacancies are in the positions of:

  • Domestic Director (see Duties of Officer for this position here)
  • Athlete Program Director (see Duties of Officer for this position here)

The FHBC Board of Directors is keen to consider the appointment of both positions to take on the reins for these portfolios for the remainder of the current term (to February 2023, when these positions are next due for election).

I would like to invite anyone interested in this role to return an expression of interest via e-mail to the Acting FHBC Board Nominations Chair at info@fieldhockeybc.com with the title “Expression of Interest – Domestic Director” or “Expression of Interest – Athlete Program Director” by a deadline date of March 7, 2022.

Such an expression of interest should include a brief statement as to your motivation for consideration, your background, qualifications and/or experience and what excites you about this opportunity. I very much thank you for your due consideration and assistance in moving each respective portfolio forward.

Yours in sport,

Denise McGeachy
President
Field Hockey BC
February 11, 2022

Sixth Notice of 2022 AGM Proceedings

Further to the previous five AGM notice circulations, FHBC is sending out the sixth planned community communique in advance of the upcoming VIRTUAL Field Hockey BC Annual General Meeting on February 9th, 2022 (6.30pm). This sixth notice draws particular attention to the video conference platform link to enable members to gain access to the 2022 FHBC AGM.

The following video conference link will allow access to the 2022 FHBC AGM, noting that attendees will be held in a waiting room until the published start of the AGM at 6.30pm PST on February 9, 2022:

Topic: 2022 FHBC Annual General Meeting
Time: Feb 9, 2022 06:30 PM Vancouver

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This notice also acts as a reminder for those members who have registered to vote at the 2022 FHBC AGM. All Registered Voters have been loaded into the virtual voting software being utilized for the 2022 FHBC AGM and each voting member will receive a personal e-mail communication as to how they will be able to access the voting software and the 2022 FHBC AGM voting ballot.

FHBC looks forward to welcoming you to the virtual 2022 AGM on the evening of February 9, 2022. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com should you have any questions regarding the 2022 FHBC AGM.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
February 7, 2022

Fifth Notice of 2022 AGM Proceedings

Further to the previous four AGM notice circulations, FHBC is sending out the fifth planned community communique in advance of the upcoming VIRTUAL Field Hockey BC Annual General Meeting on February 9th, 2022 (6.30pm). This fifth notice draws particular attention to the posting of the AGM Package which includes all pertinent information pertaining to the 2022 AGM.

The AGM Package can be viewed ad/or downloaded from the FHBC AGM webpage or via the Documents section of the FHBC website.

The AGM Package includes the following documentation:
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Minutes from the last AGM (February 10, 2021)
    • Notice of Motions (also posted as a separate document)
    • Notice of Board of Director Elections
    • Reports from the President and Executive Director
    • Board Executive Reports
    • Audited Financial Statement to August 31, 2021 (also posted as a separate document)
This notice also provides the opportunity to announce that the FHBC Board of Directors has sanctioned the circulation of an Executive Summary pertaining to the recently completed Field Hockey BC Organizational Review Project. This Executive Summary is posted as a separate document on both the FHBC AGM Organizational Web Page as well as within the Documents section of the FHBC Website (both web links as previously noted above).

FHBC looks forward to welcoming you to the virtual 2022 AGM on the evening of February 9, 2022. A further notice as to how members can access the virtual 2022 AGM will be circulated on February 7, 2022. This notice will be principally targeted at those who wish to attend but are not carrying a vote – those voting will receive direct notification. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com should you have any questions regarding the 2022 FHBC AGM.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
February 3, 2022

Fourth Notice of 2022 AGM Proceedings

Further to the previous AGM notice circulations, FHBC is sending out the fourth planned community communique in advance of the upcoming VIRTUAL Field Hockey BC (FHBC) Annual General Meeting on February 9th, 2022 (6.30pm), to provide information pertaining to the FHBC Board of Director Elections Slate. There are five positions up for election at the 2022 Virtual FHBC AGM and FHBC received a single nomination for each of these positions by the required deadline. The following individuals have been nominated in each respective position:

  • President – Denise McGeachy
  • Finance Director – Jasbir Tatla
  • Coaching Director – Michelle McNaughton
  • Umpiring Director – Lelia Sacré
  • Business Development Director – Mark Vaughan

Detail pertaining to each candidates experience and aspirations for the role nominated will be included in the full AGM Package that is due for posting next week. In addition and as an advance notice, the FHBC Board of Directors will also be looking to actively recruit two additional Board Directors to join the FHBC Board in an ‘Acting’ capacity following the 2022 AGM. Please watch out for a communique requesting expressions of interest in an ‘Acting’ capacity for the positions of Athlete Program Director and Domestic Director later in February.

FHBC looks forward to welcoming you to the virtual 2022 AGM on the evening of February 9, 2022. A further notice as to how members can access the final AGM Package, as well as connect virtually to the 2022 AGM will be circulated on February 3, 2022. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com should you have any questions regarding the 2022 FHBC AGM.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
January 19, 2022

FHBC Board of Directors – Community Recruitment Notice: Vacant Position of Vice-President

Dear Field Hockey BC Members,

On behalf of the Field Hockey BC (FHBC) Board of Directors, I am writing to inform BC stakeholders that there is an exciting opportunity for an individual to apply for consideration to become a voluntary member of the FHBC Board of Directors. The Board Member vacancy is in the position of Vice-President, a position that provides Board leadership in the following areas:

  • Act as Board Nominations Chair
  • Act as Constitution, Bylaw, and Policy and Procedure Revisions Chair
  • Act as Board Records and Membership Meetings Chair (Notices and Meeting Records)
  • Act as the FHBC Discipline Chair

The FHBC Board of Directors is keen to consider the appointment of a Vice-President to take on the reins for this portfolio for the remainder of the current term (to February 2023 when this position is next due for election).

I would very much like to invite anyone interested in this role to return an expression of interest via e-mail to the Acting FHBC Board Nominations Chair at michellemcnaughton@fieldhockeybc.com with the title “Vice-President” by a deadline date of October 10, 2021.

Such an expression of interest should include a brief statement as to your motivation for consideration, your background, qualifications and/or experience and what excites you about this opportunity. I very much thank you for your due consideration and assistance in moving this portfolio forward.

Yours in sport,

Denise McGeachy
President
Field Hockey BC
September 13, 2021

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Consideration and Planning (March 20, 2020)

You can access the PDF version of this document here.


As the Organized Sport Sector in BC responds to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, Field Hockey BC continues to monitor the potential impact to our team sport environment. Given the growing and unprecedented uncertainty surrounding this health pandemic, Field Hockey BC is directing all members and affiliated clubs and associations to suspend all sanctioned field hockey activities in the province until further notice.

This decision will be monitored daily and reviewed on a week to week basis by the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors, with the expectation that a next suspension update will be posted early in April. As new information is received from both Federal and Provincial Government agencies, Field Hockey BC will provide appropriate program and service updates that we hope over time will include a responsible and gradual return to play. Field Hockey BC cannot emphasize enough that the health and safety of all participants in the field hockey community in BC is of the utmost importance and is central to any decision-making process.

To ensure the health and safety of the players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and fans in BC, Field Hockey BC recommends that all affiliated Leagues, Clubs, and Associations communicate to their members that they will cease all sanctioned field hockey operations immediately and until further notice. Field Hockey BC sanctioned field hockey activities include, but are not limited to, all indoor and outdoor competitions, leagues, training, practices, matches, in-person coach and official education, and formalized club group activities. The intent of this suspension is to limit situations of physical contact.

Whilst the entire Field Hockey Community in BC continues to work hard on contingency planning for the possibility that restrictions may be lifted over time, please stay patient as we collectively consider ongoing environmental implications. Field Hockey BC’s operational continuity plan is for Society staff to work remotely and all staff are equipped to continue their daily functions. Electronic media will be utilized to maintain lines of communication, with community members able to connect via phone and/or email in the normal way.

Field Hockey BC thanks you for your patience as we do our part to support all of the unprecedented steps taking place to slow the spread of COVID-19. You can stay up-to-date on COVID-19 information by visiting the BC Government website and the Ministry of Health website. Our thoughts are with all of you and your families during this challenging time.

FHBC BOD, March 20, 2020

FHBC’s new office location

Field Hockey BC’s office has moved to Surrey. Our new address is Suite 101, 7455 132nd Street, Surrey, BC, V3W 1J8. All of our telephone contacts remain the same, but there may be a slight disruption to our communication channels during this transitional period. Therefore, please give preference to email contact for urgent matters until October 1st.

Apply for an FHBC Foundation Bursary!

The Field Hockey BC Foundation is now accepting applications for a number of bursaries which provide financial support for athletes, coaches and officials. Visit the FHBC Foundation website for a full list of bursaries offered through the Foundation, as well as their eligibility requirements and application windows.

The following bursaries are currently open with an application deadline of March 27, 2019:

FHBC Athlete Assistance Bursary: The Field Hockey BC Athlete Assistance Bursary is designed to support male and female athletes in the FHBC Regional Program. An award of up to $500 will be distributed to encourage the continued athletic development of our Regional Program athletes.

Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary: The Allyn Murison Grassroots bursary is designed to support female athletes under the age of 12 in their field hockey development. Five awards of up to $100 will be awarded with the purpose of helping young athletes get involved in our sport.

FHBC Coaching Development Bursary: The Field Hockey BC Coaching Development bursary is designed to support the professional development of FHBC coaches at any level. An award of up to $750 will be distributed to the successful applicant(s).

Jenny John Officiating Bursary: The Jenny John Officiating bursary is designed to support the professional development of FHBC umpires and technical officials.  An award of up to $750 will be distributed to the successful applicant(s).