Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting

We invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, August 25, to be held virtually. Your input and contributions are so very important to the continual growth, development, and success of our Club, and we encourage you to come and have your say.

We are asking members to pre-register for the AGM through this form in order to receive the link to the virtual meeting.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the minutes from 2019
  3. Directors’ reports
  4. Election of Directors 
  5. Appointment of auditors
  6. Other business:

Board of Director nominations

The following positions are up for election during this AGM:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Director, Senior Programs
  • Director, Youth Programs (1 year)
  • Director, Junior Programs (1 year)
  • Director at Large (2 positions)

Descriptions of each role can be found here. To submit a nomination, complete this form by 5pm on August 20.

If you are unable to attend, please fill in and send a proxy form to have your vote counted.

Documents for review

Halton FHC Receives Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant

In February, Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.  

Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well. Our club and the communities we serve have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.  

We recently received confirmation that we are amongst nearly 300 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know the positive impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country. 

With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to put in place a comprehensive and safe return-to-sport program, ensuring that all our members experience the joy of being back on the field knowing we have made it safe for them to do so.

Halton FHC takes the Responsible Coaching Pledge

As a club, we have always prided ourselves on the dedicated and committed coaches who have worked with our athletes. They have helped shape and inspire many young people who have gone on to do amazing things in our sport – from learning the basics and making their high school teams, to University and NCAA, and to Provincial and National honours. It is with that commitment in mind that we take this pledge.

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada – on and off the field.

The RCM is a multi-phase movement that affects all sport organizations and coaches across Canada. It stems from extensive and ongoing consultation with the sport community in Canada that showed us some of the systemic issues in sport, the role various parties play, and strategies for addressing these issues.

The Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport support the Canadian sporting community in improving practices that ensure the health, safety and well-being of all participants.

The RCM will enhance our existing coaching practices, provide our coaches with tools to guide their continued development, and allow parents and participants to feel confident that we have the health and safety of everyone first and foremost in mind.

To learn more about the RCM, visit https://coach.ca/responsible-coaching-movement

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, August 26, 2020  7-9pm via Zoom (details have been emailed to the membership)

We invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on August 26. Your input and contributions are so very important to the continual growth, development, and success of our Club, and we encourage you to come and have your say.

*Note* Due to the extenuating circumstances of this past Spring/Summer season, we will be extending voting rights to those who registered for a program that was eventually canceled, with the exception of the Adult Co-ed pick-up program.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the minutes from 2019
  3. Review and approval of bylaw revisions 
  4. Directors’ reports
  5. Election of Directors 
  6. Appointment of auditors
  7. Other business:

Elections

The following Board positions are up for election:

Treasurer
Director, Youth Programs
Director, Junior Programs
Director, Competitive Programs
Director at Large (2 positions)

Descriptions of each of the roles can be found here. If you or someone you know is interested in being considered for any of these positions, please complete this form by AUGUST 10, 2020.

If you are unable to attend, please complete the proxy form and send it to our Secretary, Patricia Lamont, to have your vote counted

Club update: Phase 2 and what it means for us

To all our HFHC members,The last few months have been a challenge for all of us, and we hope you and your family are keeping well.
The Board of Directors have been working diligently behind the scenes with our municipal partners, Field Hockey Ontario, and community members to answer the question that has been on all our minds:
When can we get back to playing sports?


It has not been an easy question to answer considering all the unknowns that are still swirling about. And while getting our members back on the field is important, your health and safety (and that of our community at large) must take priority. With Halton Region now in the province’s Stage 2 of reopening, we have been trying to understand what this could mean for us as a sport club.

We have had to make the difficult decision to not resume our Youth, Junior, Senior, and U12 Thrashers programs at this time. The current restrictions from the province, the guidelines from FHO that we are required to follow, and the limited access to facilities in the region prevent us from offering you the programs that you have come to expect from us. We will continue to work on reimagining those programs as restrictions (hopefully!) continue to ease and we can get more athletes safely back on the field to play our great game. If you would like to know more about these guidelines and restrictions, the Program Directors have all the details and will be able to review them with you.

The U15 and U18 Thrashers teams will continue with virtual training in anticipation of Provincial competition into 2021. A Return-to-Train program is being developed and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

We have been humbled by the offers of support and assistance while we have been working through all these changes to understand our ‘new normal’. It will take some time and some patience, but we will be back on the field one day. Thank you all, and be safe.

HFHC Board of Directors

Club Statement on the Impact of COVID-19

Our first thoughts are to you and your families during this time of uncertainty. We hope you are all doing your very best to keep yourselves and our community safe and healthy.

As we all know, we are in uncharted territories right now. There are many questions that remain unanswered, including those that impact our club. Below is the current status of our programs:
1. House Leagues (Youth, Junior, Senior, Co-ed) – our season is set to start April 18. We are taking direction from the local governments and  Health Canada on whether facilities will re-open in time. We are hesitant to outright cancel at this time as the situation is ever evolving. A decision on whether the season will be postponed or cancelled will be made by April 9.
2. Thrashers (all age groups) – Training has been suspended and will not resume until facilities have re-opened. Coaches are sending out at-home training guides and will continue to monitor athlete progress. Shooting Stars has been postponed until May and Spring Fling has not made a decision yet.
3. Coach and Umpire training – these are being directed by Field Hockey Ontario, who will make the decision on whether these go ahead or not. We will keep you informed.

We understand that with so much up in the air, members and families will need to make decisions that are best suited for them. If you have questions or concerns about your registration, please reach out to your program director.  

We are in this together and we will come out of this together. Stay safe everyone, and stay tuned for further information.

Halton FHC Board of Directors

Learn to Play!

Two locations! Milton and Burlington.

Come see what it’s all about and learn to play before the season starts!  Our coaches will take you through the basics and you’ll get hands-on experience through mini-game play. Open to boys and girls, ages 6-13yrs. No experience necessary!

All participants will require running shoes, shin pads and a mouth guard.

$15 per player

Sign up here! Click here

Spring/Summer House League Registration is Now Open!

Register today for the 2020 outdoor season! All skill levels are welcome. Youth Co-Ed (6 – 13yrs), Junior Girls (14 – 17yrs), Senior Ladies (18yrs+) and Senior Co-Ed (18yrs+)

Early bird pricing is in effect until February 29th…prices go up March 1st. Spaces are limited.
Register now!  Click Here

Holiday Giving

This year, we are once again coming together as a Club to support families in need through a non-profit organization called Safetynet. Safetynet is located in Oakville, Ontario and supports 3800 families in the local area in need. Whether it be with diapers, food, furniture, even tutoring for children, they rely on the community to help support with donations. This year we are focusing our attention on general overall needs.

Some suggestions provided by Safetynet:
– $25 grocery gift cards
– $25 gas station gift cards
– $25 retail gift cards (i.e. Walmart, H&M, Bluenotes, general mall vouchers, Sport Chek, etc.)
– Packages of underwear, socks and pajamas
– Basic toiletries

Gifts for all ages are needed and tax receipts can be provided for anything over $30 with receipts.

All gifts will be collected during the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, December 10        6:30-9:00pm  James W. Hill
  • Tuesday, December 17        6:30-9:00pm  Palermo School
  • Friday, December 13           7:00-9:00pm  Canlan Sportsplex (Mississauga)
  • Saturday,December  14  9:00 -1:00pm Palermo School

If you have any questions, contact Sabrina at junior@haltonfieldhockey.com