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BC Soccer Hosts Special General Meeting in Guildford

2 Days of discussion, workshops and scholarship awards all part of late spring summit.  

June 9, 2019 - Surrey Guildford BC

With the Association's Annual General Meeting moved to November as part of BC Soccer’s transition to a new fiscal year, a "Special General Meeting" was called to facilitate the transition.  

In addition to the SGM, the weekend’s schedule also included a BC Soccer hosted forum with members and affiliate organizations while also providing workshops to support professional development for various roles within our game.

Friday evening’s well-attended member forum was lead by BC Soccer Board Member, Garry Sangha (chair of the Associate Member Advisory Group) with support from BC Soccer Executive Director, Jason Elligott. The forum focused on the topic of member inclusion and the work the advisory group has conducted over the last 12 months.

Following the SGM on Saturday, BC Soccer welcomed the 2019 class of scholarship recipients, along with their guest and the donors for the scholarship program. This year, 24 high school graduating students received bursaries thanks to a generous group of donors featuring both businesses and private individuals.  

READ the list of winners and the donors here:

On Saturday afternoon, Canada Soccer Board of Director and Governance Committee chair Don Story facilitated a governance workshop designed to support the clubs and affiliates that are working towards the standards within Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program.  

The weekend concluded with two special seminars facilitated by Paul Varian of Capitus Consulting on Sunday and Monday, geared towards organizational Presidents and how they can best manage their technical directors, along the nuances of designing effective technical plans. 

BC Soccer would like to thank all the participants for their attendance, and the board and staff for hosting the event.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.