BC Soccer looks forward to season kick-offs in Thompson-Okanagan, Northern BC and Kootenay Rockies Regions

Regular season activity commences as early as this coming weekend for everyone outside the Island and Lower Mainland, in addition to a full calendar of soccer festivals, tournaments and jamborees.

March 30, 2022 – Vancouver BC.

From Grand forks to Golden, Prince George to Penticton and Smithers to Salmon Arm, the kick-off to the Thompson-Okanagan, Kootenay-Rockies and Northern BC Regions seasons truly signals the arrival of spring time in BC.

These areas boast some of the most picturesque back-drops to play the game anywhere in the world, including Nelson’s Lakeside Park (home to May’s annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament) and Smithers Chandler field among many others.   In addition to youth and adult regular season games, the Spectacular McArthur Island Field complex in Kamloops will also be home to the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup from July 7th to 10th

This weekend also marks the annual Goldpan Tournament hosted by Quesnel Youth Soccer Association.  Other fast-approaching events include the Okanagan Ice Breaker tournament hosted by Lake Country Youth Soccer Association at Beasley Park Fields April 14th & 15th.  . 

Registration is still open for Kamloops Youth Soccer’s annual Slurpee Cup over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, happening at the same time as the Surf Copa in Kelowna. The following weekend (May 28-29) Columbia Valley Youth Soccer welcomes teams for their “Clash of the Titans” event in Invermere.   And between June 16 and 19, Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association hosts the Sam Steele Days Soccer Tournament in Cranbrook, & Marysville. Here you’ll find a list of all sanctioned tournaments across the province and the contact information for registration.

To the volunteers who facilitate the game we love in the Northern, Interior and East Kootenay Regions, a sincere thank you!  To all the participants from coaches Referees and players, we hope you enjoy many positive soccer experiences over the coming weeks!

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Established in 1904, 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, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. 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.