Posted 7/4/2020 Ref # 40


UPDATE: Zoom details emailed to LIWSA members July 4 
Please check your emails.

Hello everyone,

Our AGM has been delayed somewhat due to uncertainty about large meetings during the pandemic. We have been advised that an AGM still needs to go forward, but held as an online meeting. We will be having our AGM via Zoom on July 5, at 5:00 pm. Please download the Zoom app if you do not have it already, in order to quickly access the meeting. 
A few pieces of information going into this meeting:

  • We ask that you log on at 4:45 so that Marta can set you up with voting capabilities if needed (only one member from each team is allowed to vote).
  • Please provide your first name and team affiliation so it is visible on your Zoom window.
  • Please limit your attendance to two representatives per team if possible.
  • Marta will be hosting the Zoom meeting, which means she will have control over the functions. Attendees not on the executive will remain muted throughout. Questions will be taken after each director's report through the chat function, where you can type your question. Marta will monitor the questions and unmute when it is the question-asker's turn.
  • We will be using a polling function to vote during the elections portion of the meeting. Marta will explain how this will work during the meeting.
  • This is our first Zoom AGM so please be patient - your understanding will help us all get through it as efficiently and productively as possible!
Please find attached our draft agenda for the meeting. Thank you and looking forward to "seeing" you all on July 5!

LIWSA AGM Agenda (link)

Stay well and safe,
Cheryl van Ireland
Secretary, LIWSA

Posted 6/30/2020 Ref # 48

BCSA 2020 Adult Provincials

BC Soccer Board of Directors makes the difficult and unprecedented decision to cancel Adult Provincial Championships

Posted on June 30th, 2020 by BC Soccer
Board decides to cancel 2020 Adult Provincial Championships.

June 30th, 2020 - Vancouver BC

Since the outbreak of COVID19, soccer activity in BC has been impacted greatly. On May 12, 2020 BC Soccer informed the members, affiliated clubs and public of the Board of Directors’ decision to cancel the 2020 Youth Provincial Championships.

Unfortunately, today the BC Soccer Board of Directors is informing all of the recent decision to also cancel the 2020 Adult Provincial Championships.

Posted 6/24/2020 Ref # 47

Canada Soccer - National Championships - UPDATE

   Canada Soccer announces cancellation of the 2020 Toyota National Championships

Canada Soccer has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Toyota National Championships scheduled to take place in three locations 7-12 October. The annual club competition for close to 2,000 male and female players, coaches, officials and volunteers was scheduled to take place in Halifax, NS (Challenge and Jubilee Trophy); Kitchener-Waterloo, ON (U-15 Cup); Moncton, NB (U-17 Cup).

Posted 6/1/2020 Ref # 37

LIWSA Registration Now Open!

May 30th 2020

To all Coaches, Managers and Club Registrars;
We the LIWSA executive hope you are all well and safe and have done well to this point during this unprecidented time with the Co-vid19 pandemic.. We are not out of the woods yet, however if we all keep going in the direction we are going to keep this virus down maybe just maybe we can all have some sort of a soccer season this fall or shortly after. We are in close contact with BCSA and will keep all members updated on a continual basis on return to play. 

All this said we need to prepare for a season if it is to happen. The LIWSA will open team registration June 1st and run it through to July 5th and that will be the final. No late registrations will be accepted after that. You are probably wondering why have us register our teams when the season is up in the air? The reason is we need to be able to set all divisions in order to build a schedule in case we do begin at an early time this September. Plan is to prepare so if we get a green light there will be no need for panic. Player registration will begin once we know where the season is at. 

Team Registration; Opens June  1 – July 5 then closed (no exceptions). 

As you all know by now we have a new site and our registration process has changed dramatically. Much easier and in compliance with most of the major adult leagues within the province. 

The LIWSA will not charge any monies till we have a date on return to play. So please simply register your teams on the team registration on the site. 

Okay the rest is up to you all to get this done. Five weeks is more than enough time. Please do not procrastinate as every year certain teams do. With this new system there is and will be no grace. 

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask Stacie ( ) or myself Casey ( ). 

Stay safe everyone! Keep practicing the safe distancing so we can all get out there soon! 

On Behalf of the LIWSA Executive
Cornelis ( Casey ) Tepper
President LIWSA 
text or call 1-250-213-8859 

Posted 5/19/2020 Ref # 36

BCSA Update - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Policy