News and Announcements
Congratulations to the U13 for winning Gold in the Richmond Romp Tournament this weekend! The team defeated Kamloops 5-3 and went 4&0 for the tourney.
The U15’s finished 5th, 1 point away from the playoffs. It was good the see them cheer on the U11’s on Saturday.
The U11’s had a fun weekend and some great team bonding with a BBQ in the Richmond rain!
VMLA is super proud of all our players & coaches! Well done.
VMLA is off to a great field season! Our U11, U13 & U15 will be representing us this weekend at the Richmond Romp Tournament. Come out & watch some excellent lacrosse! Games times are posted below. http://www.richmondlacrosse.com/article/34358
*VMLA is excited to participate in the 14th Annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade! * The parade generously supports the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund.
We are looking for players to participate with us in the parade, proudly represent the black ’n teal! The parade is Sunday December 3rd 12-2pm. The VMLA needs 60 kids of all ages and 15 parent volunteers for our troop, what a great team bonding activity! Please confirm your commitment with Melody at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://vancouversantaclausparade.com/
*Van Tech High School team is still accepting players! *
Van Tech will be entering teams to play in the upcoming High School Lacrosse Season. Open to boys & girls in grades 8-12. The high school season runs from November to March. Practices & home games will be at Van Tech Field.
Ready to play?
Please send your name, grade, school & email to email@example.com
U11 Friday 4:30pm vs Surrey Minoru 3 L16-3
U11 Saturday 5:30pm vs Mid Island Minoru 2 W 8-2
U11 Sunday 10:30am vs Kamloops Minoru 1 L
U11 Sunday 3pm vs Victoria Richmond High L
U13 Friday 7:30pm vs Coquitlam Richmond High W 16-3
U13 Saturday 11:30am vs Nanaimo Minoru 3 W 12-4
U13 Sunday 12pm vs Oceanside Minoru 3 W 8-2
*Monday 9:30 @ Minoru 3
U15 Friday 9pm vs Kelowna @ Richmond High T 5-5
U15 Saturday 9:30am vs Victoria Minoru 3 W 8-1
U15 Saturday 7pm vs Mid Island Richmond High L 13-6
U15 Sunday 1:30pm vs Pac Rim Minoru 3 W 13-8
_Scores will be updated throughout the weekend. Play off games all on Monday, will be posted Sunday night.
We are preparing for the* 2017-18 Stealth-BCLA “Lacrosse on the Move”* 50-50 sales during the Vancouver Stealth home games. All net proceeds (50% of gross sales) go lacrosse teams traveling to Minor Box Provincials, Youth Field Provincials, and Team BC Athletes who face financial barriers to travel to National Championships and/or for training purposes preparing for National Championships. For the past three years, approximately $116,000 has been dispersed across the province for these purposes. It is our hope to do even more in 2017-18!
We are looking for 20 keen, assertive, hard-working 50-50 volunteer sellers who are 19 years of age or older. 50-50 volunteers will have free admittance into the games (sellers are done at the end of half time so you’d be able to watch the rest of the game) and a little cash for a snack. Best of all, by volunteering, you’ll be supporting amateur lacrosse athletes from across the Province of BC!
If you are interested in helping, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know which games you’re willing to help:
VANCOUVER STEALTH HOME GAME SCHEDULE
Fri Dec 8 – vs. Colorado – 7:30 PM (50-50 call time would be 6:15 PM)
Sat Jan 6 – vs. Toronto – 7:00 PM (50-50 call time would be 5:45 PM)
Sat Jan 27 – vs. Georgia – 7:00 PM (50-50 call time would be 5:45 PM)
Sat Feb 10 – vs. Saskatchewan – 7:00 PM (50-50 call time would be 5:45 PM)
Sat Feb 24 – vs. New England – 7:00 PM (50-50 call time would be 5:45 PM)
Sat Mar 17 – vs. Colorado – 7:00 PM (50-50 call time would be 5:45 PM)
Sat Mar 31 – vs. Calgary – 7:00 PM (50-50 call time would be 5:45 PM)
Fri Apr 13 – vs. Saskatchewan – 7:30 PM (50-50 call time would be 6:15 PM)
Sat Apr 21 – vs. Calgary – 7:00 PM (50-50 call time would be 5:45 PM)
(And here’s hoping we’re in the playoffs as well!)
We look forward to hearing from you!
(604) 421-9755 Ext. 4
Congratulations to VMLA! We are the proud recipients of the Leon Hall Merit Award for BCLA Association of the Year!
And a special shout out to Mark Collett and Mac Ginther for receiving the Presidents Award for Vancouver!
A big Thank You to everyone who came out for our First Annual Awards & Recognition Banquet!
Congratulations to all our awards winners! The evening was a great success! Thanks to Mark Roxborough for the drive & determination to make it happen. Thanks to Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby for providing a great venue & good food! Thank you David Mikulin for the outstanding photographs on Thursday! Watch the website for new pictures!
Next up is the *VMLA Annual General Meeting, Wednesday October 25, 7-9:30 pm at Killarney Community Centre. * This is your chance to make a difference in our lacrosse community. Many positions are available, something for everyone. Refreshments will be served.
To be eligible to vote at the AGM, you must be a member in good standing.
By-Law 1 MEMBERSHIP
1. The following may be members of the Association, provided they have applied for registration, and paid fees for the current season:
a. Any parent or guardian of any player.
b. Any person 18 years of age and older who is actively involved in the general work of the Association.
By-Law 4 VOTING
1. At the Annual General Meeting and all General Meetings of the Association, every member present is entitled to one vote. Proxy votes shall not be permitted.
VMLA Board Opportunities
Vancouver Parks, Arenas, Fields Liaison
Highschool Field Lacrosse Representative/Manager
Jr Lacrosse Representative/Manager
2017 Award Recipients
Rammy Singh – Phillip Gawdin Award Most Sportsmanlike Player
Melody Kurt – Wayne Osborne Award for Dedication to Lacrosse
Tony Lucas – Box Coach of the Year
Mark Collett – Field Coach of the Year
Daniel Waibler – Earl Hill Merit Award for Graduating Box Player of the Year
Liam O’Connor & Ethan McLaren – Graduating Field Player of the Year
Dan Janda – Kuo-Ming Trophy – Volunteer of the Year
Daniel Waibler – Senior Box Referee of the Year
Dylan Ko – Stuart Burke Shield Award – Junior Box Referee of the Year
Lucas Mullen – Field Lacrosse Referee of the Year
Michael Hagel – Bob Johnson Award – Executive of the Year
Jesse Dodds – Sid Dann Memorial Award – Box Goalie of the Year
Tenzin Fernandez – Field Goalie of the Year
Bruce Marshall – Lorraine and Terry Kirtsiuk Award – Manager of the Year
Erik Trounce & Julie Ginther – Field Manager of the Year
Thank You for Years of Exceptional Service to VMLA – James Esworthy, Cecile Jun, Dan Janda, Ginette St Arnaud, Tom Callaghan