BC Soccer's 2023 AGM Workshop: Reconciliation, Sport, and the 2026 World Cup
Truth and Reconciliation Workshop
As part of our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM), BC Soccer proudly presents its third and final workshop. The event commenced with a presentation by Tsnomot - Brad Baker, a speaker deeply rooted in his Indigenous heritage, who shared his insights into the connection between sports and reconciliation. Baker's session opened with a thought-provoking discussion centred around the Declaration Action Plan.
This initiative is critical in the ongoing process of reconciliation and seeks to address historical injustices and build a more inclusive future. Baker's perspective was invaluable as he navigated the path of reconciliation through the lens of sports, shedding light on how they play a vital role in bringing communities together and fostering mutual understanding.
Tsnomot - Brad Baker's presentation served as an inspiring testament to the power of sports in fostering dialogue, understanding, and reconciliation. It was a testament to BC Soccer's commitment to promoting inclusivity and respect within our community, using sports as a unifying force.
2026 FIFA World Cup Workshop
The second phase of the workshop kicked off with the City of Vancouver presenting its exciting plans for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Taunya Geelhoed, Manager, FIFA World Cup 2026 City of Vancouver, and Doug Campbell, Secretariat Lead and Host City Manager covered a wide range of topics, including 'Fanfest', accommodations, volunteer opportunities, and the extensive responsibilities that come with being a host city. Vancouver's commitment to the success of the 2026 World Cup demonstrates the city's dedication to fostering a vibrant and inclusive soccer culture, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will have on our community.