Training schedule now up on the Training Group page.
The 2016 track season is about to start. Come give track a try at UVic stadium this Sunday April 3 from 10-11:00 am. Regular practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:45 pm at UVic Stadium starting April 5 until the end of June. We are pleased to be working together with Pacific Athletics.
The Dogwood Track and Field Meet will be held May 7 & 8 and we will need volunteers. Please let Allison Randall, our volunteer coordinator, know where you’d like to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Postscript May 12 2015
The 2015 Dogwood Meet was a success. Thank you participant athletes, volunteers, parents, and friends for your contribution to the Dogwood. We look forward to your lifelong involvement in healthy activities as well as making the Victoria Track and Field Club your partner in this process.
The 2014 Child Fitness Tax Credit Forms will be available at the Club Awards Night on February 14th, 2015. If you are not able to attend, please contact Sean Steele, Club President, to make arrangements to receive your forms: email@example.com
The Annual Awards night on Saturday, February 14th also includes a social evening for athletes, parents, coaches and friends. Please bring a small appetizer or dessert to share with others. The Club will provide coffee, tea and juice. See the previous post for more information on the date, time and location of this event.
Please contact Sean Steele, VTFC President, if you need more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club’s Annual General Meeting and Awards Night for the 2014 year was held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The event used the venue at Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital. Stay tuned for our 2015 year Annual General Meeting and Awards night which will be held in September 2015.
On behalf of the Victoria Track and Field Club, we would like to thank Island Health for use of their facilities. We deeply appreciate the Health Authority’s commitment to health in our community.
Victrack has restarted its Fall-Winter training on Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:00pm at the Oak Bay Track. These training sessions are aimed at our 9 to 15 year-old athletes and all are welcome to participate. New coaches Joy Nugent and James Wehner will be coaching the running group from November 1st on and Sean Steele will work with the throwers starting on Saturday, November 15th.
The club recognizes that many of our athletes participate in soccer over the fall-spring period so only one workout per week will be scheduled. In the new year the regular twice-weekly sessions will begin.
Congratulations to the following club members who have completed the Sport Coach training so they can coach for Victrack: James Wehner, Joy Nugent, Kevin Matthews, Owen Clements, Sergei Steele and Sean Steele. The directors and members of the Victrack thank them for donating their time to take the training which is the first step in the formal certification under the NCCP and for their on-going support of our club through coaching.
One of the founders of Victoria Track and Field Club, Gwen Little, passed away last week. Gwen was loved by all who knew her, both for her passion for our sport and for her loving nature. She was a builder as well as a teacher in the sport and her work was appreciated by all members of the club.
The directors, coaches and athletes of Victoria Track and Field Club extend their appreciation and condolences to Gwen’s family.
LITTLE, Gwendoline (Gwen) Yvonne Passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living, August 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, John; sister Theresa (Tess) Harris and brother Clarence (Hank) Henry, she will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Jennifer (Rob Matson); cherished granddaughter Taylor; nieces and nephews. All who knew mom will remember her as kind, loving and generous – always willing to help others, especially those less fortunate. Mom loved walking, working in her garden and trips to Reno. She enjoyed sitting down with a crossword and a cup of tea, and our family dining room table was always covered with a jigsaw puzzle in progress. Born in Lintlaw, Saskatchewan; mom moved to Vancouver with her family in her early teens. She worked in The Sally Shops, first as a clerk then as a bookkeeper. At 19 she met her husband, John, at a roller skating rink when John’s twin brother dared him to ask her to skate. Ten months into their marriage, mom waved goodbye to her husband as he shipped out with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. On February 18, 1944, she received what every wartime spouse feared – a folded telegram advising her that her husband had been gravely wounded. Dad returned home to Shaughnessy Hospital a double-leg amputee, and mom devoted herself to his recovery and care. She made time to visit other soldiers in the hospital, and would often help them write letters home, read to them or simply lend a sympathetic ear. Throughout her lifetime involvement with the War Amputations of Canada, mom continued to visit aging or ailing war veterans and their spouses. Settling in Victoria in 1966, she became a member of Cedar Hill Golf Course and a Town and Country Lanes five-pin bowler. Mom was well known in the Track & Field community as a registered track official and one of the founding members of the Victoria Track & Field Club. She was inducted into the B.C. Athletics Hall of Fame for her 23 years of service to the sport. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Buie and the nursing staff at Sunrise, and to the wonderful staff on Reminiscence floor for their kind, compassionate care. No service at mom’s request. She will be interred next to dad in the Veterans Field of Honour Cemetery, Esquimalt. Donations may be made to the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation, Box 2332 Stn. A, Nanaimo B.C. V9R 6X9.