UPDATES


★ IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ IN FULL. ★ REMINDER: PLEASE FOLLOW OUR COMMUNiCABLE DISEASE PLAN. ► SOCCER DOGS & PUPS: SEASON RESUMES ON APRIL 23!

  • We are happy to announce that Soccer Dogs and Pups will be back in action on April 23, 2022 — that’s just over two days away!

  • We feel confident that, with our new Communicable Disease Plan (outlined below) in place, we can proceed with the season.

  • IMPORTANT: if you are sick or have had any symptoms in the last seven days, please stay home.

  • Please check in at the registration desk when you arrive.

  • Please see information below about uniforms.

  • On your first day, please arrive early to ensure you have time to register and get your uniform before the 10:00 am start.

WOLVES: PLAY THIS WEEKEND, APRIL 23, 2022.

  • This Saturday is for Wolves only and runs from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

  • All players are expected to follow the Blazin’ Soccer Dogs Communicable Disease Plan.

  • Please bring water, healthy snacks, a jacket, and sunscreen.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PLAN

  1. All participants and volunteers ages 12 and up must be fully vaccinated (2 or more doses).

  2. IMPORTANT: if you are sick or have had any symptoms in the last seven days, please stay home.

  3. Players, volunteers, and coaches to sanitize hands when arriving at the field and after a break.

  4. Players, volunteers and coaches to practice physical distancing on the field when possible (during team meetings, etc.).

  5. Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve.

  6. Avoid touching your face with your hands.

  7. Bring your own filled water bottles.

  8. Spectators are encouraged to be aware of open space between them.

  9. All committee members will wear masks when at the registration table, handing out uniforms, or when physical distancing is not possible.

  10. It is vital that all Soccer Dogs players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators take these protocols seriously and personally commit to following them.

  11. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to safety!

INFORMATION & LOCATION

  • DOGS & PUPS: next game is at 10: 00 am on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

  • WOLVES: next game is at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

  • Field is at McKechnie Elementary School, 7455 Maple Street in Vancouver. There is free street parking.

  • To REGISTER as a PLAYER , please visit our Blazin’ Soccer Dogs website.

COMMUNICATION ABOUT SOCCER

UNIFORMS

  • Uniforms are provided to players by the Blazin’ Soccer Dogs.

  • An UNDATED cheque for $50 or cash is required as a DEPOSIT for the uniform.

  • The deposit will be returned when we receive your uniform at the end of the season.

  • If you are not playing and have a uniform to return, please email Abbe at abbe@soccerdogs.ca to make arrangements.

HOUSEKEEPING

  • The nearest washroom is a few blocks away at Choices Market on the corner of 57th and East Boulevard.

  • Please bring lots of water, healthy snacks and sunscreen for your player.

  • One parent or guardian of any player is required to remain at the field at all times.

  • Bring a lawn chair, your coffee and enjoy talking and meeting the other parents.

  • We regret we do not allow dogs unless its a service/assistance dog.

  • We look forward to seeing you all at the field.

  • There is no cost to play with the Blazin’ Soccer Dogs, however donations are gratefully accepted.

  • The team is run by a group of volunteers.

  • If you wish to opt out of Blazin’ Soccer Dog emails, please reply to this email with your request.

  • Apologies if you receive more than one copy of this email. We have compiled this email list from multiple sources. Please reply to this email to let us know.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the field! On behalf of the Blazin’ Soccer Dogs Organizing Committee, Sandy Konowalchuk Communications Blazin’ Soccer Dog Organizing Committee



THE WAIT IS OVER!! WE ARE BACK!!

Vancouver Blazin Soccer Dogs is excited to announce our Spring 2022 season. Our season will commence on Saturday April 9 and run until the end of June.

There will be NO soccer on April 16 as that weekend is Easter and Passover and many of our organizers will not be available. Our games will take place at McKechnie Elementary School, 7455 Maple Street. There is free street parking. We are an inclusive soccer team ages 4 and into adulthood, with 3 divisions. All are welcome! To REGISTER as a PLAYER , please register via soccerdogs.ca/register. Everything is confidential and will not be shared for marketing purposes or any other solicited means. ALL COMMUNICATION TO PLAYERS, VOLUNTEERS AND COACHES WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. PLEASE check it for updates, changes, new information etc. There will be NO weekly emails. If you need to talk to to someone or have questions please chat through the website or contact via email Abbe Gates at abbe@soccerdogs.ca or Barbara Laird at barb@telus.net VOLUNTEERS and COACHES...WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!!! Please also REGISTER through the website. Volunteering for Soccer Dogs is one of the most amazing, life altering experiences an individual may have. Even upper elementary students benefit from this and have been some of the best volunteers we have had. University students have found it has changed their career paths. Please contact Abbe Gates at abbe@soccerdogs.ca, IF you are a high school student needing Volunteer hours for Graduation Purposes. We double the given hours because this is a team with individuals who may have many different challenges. We are a team solely run by families and we're not a non profit team, any contributions would be greatly appreciated and welcomed as this keeps the "field of dreams" alive. Contributions go towards purchasing equipment and uniforms as we are a NO-FEE league and have been for over 12 plus years. Uniforms and all equipment are provided.

All we ask is that you give us an UNDATED cheque for $50 or cash as a DEPOSIT on the uniform. This will be given back to you on the last day of the season.This ensures we get our uniforms returned as they do cost approximately this much to replace. IF YOU STILL HAVE A UNIFORM AND WOULD LIKE TO RETURN IT AND RECEIVE YOUR CHEQUE OR CASH BACK PLEASE CONTACT ABBE directly for her drop off or mailing address.

We regret we do not allow dogs unless its a service/assistance dog. There are no washrooms at the field, but one is available at Choices at East Boulevard on 57th. Please bring lots of water, healthy snacks and sunscreen for your player. One parent or guardian of any children are required to remain at the field at all times. So, bring a lawn chair, your coffee and enjoy talking and meeting the other parents. The Pups play from 10 to 11, the Dogs play from 10 to 11:30 and the Wolves volunteer and help coach from 10 to 11:30 and then practice and have a game from 11:30 until 1 pm Looking forward to meeting all of you returning players, volunteers, coaches and parents.

On behalf of the Blazin Soccer Dogs,

Barbara Laird

Hello Soccer Dogs families,


We know it's been a very very tough time the last year or so with us being away from the field, but we can say we're now aiming for an official return in Spring 2022.


At this time, we will not confirm the dates, field location or RTP details, but as soon as we're able to, we will make sure it's out as soon as we can.


On behalf of us at Vancouver Soccer Dogs FC aka the Blazin' Soccer Dogs, we thank you for your continued support of our team. We look forward to seeing you all back next Spring.


Go Soccer Dogs!


- Vancouver Soccer Dogs FC staff