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FUNDS FOR FINES

Posted by Victoria Esquimalt Lacrosse Association at Mar 20, 2019 9:01AM PDT
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We need your help! Our very own, Victoria born/raised goaltender Aaron Bold and his beautiful wife Michelle are going through a difficult time as she continues to battle cancer and the effects this terrible disease is having on her.

Aaron is the current goaltender for the Vancouver Warriors and a former goaltender for the Victoria Sr. Shamrocks. As Aaron and Michelle continue their journey through this difficult time together, we are hoping our local lacrosse community will do what we do best and get behind them as a team and show our support.

Juan de Fuca Minor Lacrosse Association and Royal Bay Lacrosse Academy have teamed up for a very special fundraiser:

“FUNDS FOR FINES”

Beer and Burger Fundraiser

Mr. Mikes, Langford

Sunday, March 31st from 11:00am to 7:00pm

Tickets are $25.00 each. Mr. Mikes will be serving up a delicious Mikes Burger with fries or salad with your choice of tasty lager, pale ale, tea, coffee or pop. All money raised will go directly to Aaron and his wife Michelle. Tickets will be pre-sale only so don’t miss out and get yours today!

To purchase your tickets contact either Cathy or Liz.

Cathy Kozina – jckozy@shaw.ca

Liz Hyland – mkqty2012@gmail.com

Let’s show our support to a fellow lacrosse family in need!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cathy or Liz. Thank you for your support for Aaron and Michelle, nee Fines Bold!

We are holding some FREE Female Box Lacrosse drop-in sessions and invite any girls to come and try it out.
We will have sticks and balls to use…all you need is to bring runners, a water bottle and if you can a helmet.

Tyke, Novice, PeeWee
• Friday, January 4 (6:30-8:30 pm) at Pearkes Fieldhouse Court #1 (3100 Tillicum Road – V9A 6T2)
• Tuesday, January 8 (6:00-7:30 pm) at Pearkes Fieldhouse Court #1 (3100 Tillicum Road – V9A 6T2)
• Monday, January 28 (6:30-8:30 pm) – David Cameron Elementary (675 Meaford Ave. – V9B 5Y1)
• Tuesday, February 12 (7:00-8:30 pm) at Keating Elementary School (6843 Central Saanich Road – V8Z 5V4)

Bantam, Midget, Junior
• Friday, January 4 (6:30-8:30 pm) at Pearkes Fieldhouse Court #1 (3100 Tillicum Road – V9A 6T2)
• Thursday, January 10 (6:30-8:30 pm) at Pearkes Fieldhouse Court #4 (3100 Tillicum Road – V9A 6T2)
• Thursday, February 7 (6:30-8:30 pm) at David Cameron Elementary (675 Meaford Ave. – V9B 5Y1)
• Tuesday, February 19 (7:00-8:30 pm) at Keating Elementary School (6843 Central Saanich Road – V8Z 5V4)

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask by email at fblacrosse@telus.net

These sessions are for both new and returning players and will focus on basic skill development (scooping, cradling, passing and catching) with some drills if space and time permits. Full gear is not required. All players need to bring is runners, gloves, a helmet (hockey helmet is fine) and a water bottle. We will have sticks, balls and pinnies.

For players that are not yet registered a player waiver will need to be signed by a parent before the player can participate. Copies of the form will be available at the sessions.

Thank you,

Leanne
Island Female Rep

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The VIMLC has passed 3 main rule changes for the the 2019 Lacrosse season.

1. Tyke moving to 3v3 cross court format
2. Novice tiering has been removed (No more A and B divisions)
3. Novice will no longer be “full contact” and instead “place and push” like tyke.

See attached letter from the VIMLC chair with the full details on the changes for 2019.

The document Rule_Changes_in_Tyke_and_Novice_Divisions_for_2019_Season.pdf was attached to this post.

Back To The Box!

Posted by Victoria Esquimalt Lacrosse Association at Jan 17, 2019 9:44AM PST
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Time to dig up the lacrosse stick and head back to the box! VELA will be holding it’s annual Back To The Box sessions starting January 26th. Sessions are open to all, returning players and brand new players welcome. This is a great time to bring a buddy and introduce them to the game.

All sessions are at Oak Bay Recreation Center indoor field.

Jan 26th: 2:00 – 2:50PM for Minityke, Tyke and Novice
Jan 26th: 3:00 – 3:50PM for Peewee, Bantam, and Midget

February 2nd: 2:00 – 2:50PM for Minityke, Tyke and Novice
February 2nd: 3:00 – 3:50PM for Peewee, Bantam, and Midget

February 9th: 2:00 – 2:50PM for Minityke, Tyke and Novice
February 9th: 3:00 – 3:50PM for Peewee, Bantam, and Midget

Helmets & Gloves & Stick required! Full gear optional
We will have sticks available for use for brand new players

Reminder: 2019 Registration is now open, box lacrosse season is close and practices for the competitive divisions will start mid February.

Questions & More information please contact division representatives:

Minityke & Tyke: vp3@velacrosse.com
Novice & Peewee: vp2@velacrosse.com
Bantam & Midget: vp1@velacrosse.com

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The perfect season for our Bantam C team this year! After taking the Island and Playoff banner in June, they had to come from behind in the Provincials to overcome a tough (and BIG) West Kootenay’s team to take the Provincial banner. Amazing outcome!!

Go Eagles!!