News and Announcements
Team Photo Night – October 17th, 2018
Team photo night will be held on October 17th in the lobby of Oceanside Place. Please be on time as there are 24 groups having photos done and, unfortunately, we are not able to wait for late players. There are no retake nights for photos.
Dressing room access will only be available to the teams practicing on those nights so please come dressed in your full gear. No skates or neck protectors are required (neck protectors attached to base layers can be tucked under). Green tape on sticks is also discouraged as the photographer uses a green screen for the background.
Each player will get an envelope order form from their team manager. Before you arrive for photo night, please fill out the top portion regardless of whether you are ordering additional photos or not. These envelopes are used by the photographer to keep everyone organized and correctly identified. Please bring this envelope with you to photo night.
Each team player will get a team photo as well as an individual photo that is included with your registration. For additional photos and payment, please complete the bottom section of the form on the envelope.
Please see attached schedule for your time.
Picture Night will be Oct 17
Schedule will be sent out once finalized
The requirement of VIAHA’s Parent Respect in Sport for the District over the past few seasons has proven to be a great success with positive outcomes that many are feeling the benefits of throughout the Hockey Community.
At the 2016 VIAHA Annual General Meeting held on May 29th in Nanaimo, the Membership supported a resolution to keep the requirement to one (1) parent or guardian as a condition of each child’s participation in Minor Hockey on Vancouver Island.
The Respect in Sport parent program is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game. The Respect in Sport Coach/Volunteer Program version will continue to be a condition for both coaches and Team Officials which represent the final level of respect when considering our athlete’s needs.
While VIAHA has a yearly deadline of October 31st for adherence to this requirement – your local Minor Hockey Association (MHA) may choose to have a deadline that is much sooner than our own. We respect that this may be the case based on local needs and will support MHA’s in enforcing this strengthened position should they have it.
If you still hold a current Coach/Volunteer Version (that does not expire prior to the deadline) or you have taken the Parent Version of RIS previously (and successfully credited your child’s Hockey Canada Registry Profile) you will not need to do anything to meet this requirement at this time. Again, your MHA is responsible for helping VIAHA to administer this and will require full support and cooperation from any new parents.
For a list of up-dated ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ please check the VIAHA website main page at www.viaha.org
Again, here is the link to enter the Respect in Sport course site https://bchockeyparent.respectgroupinc.com Please remember to print off and keep a copy of your RIS certification, plus provide the feedback asked for at the end of the online program so that the ongoing improvement of the content and usability of the system is maintained.
Thank you for your commitment to all players’ safety, enjoyment and success on Vancouver Island and within the game of hockey.
Jim Humphrey VIAHA President
Nanaimo Minor Hockey has invited us to attend the Changing the Game Project guest speaker Glen Mulcahy
This is free to attend on Oct 3 in Nanaimo at the Beban Park Social Centre at 7pm
See attached for more information