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Introducing Disc Flicker – BC’s latest Mixed tournament!

Winter sucks, but BC Ultimate is proud to announce a new event to mark on your calendars this summer! You’ve played at Sunflicker, Disc Break & Sunbreak – new to 2019 will be Disc Flicker and a 7v7 summer mixed ultimate tournament to Vancouver, BC.

BC Ultimate is happy to announce the creation of Disc Flicker, which will take place on June 15-16, 2019 in Vancouver BC. on the grass fields of the University of British Columbia. This marks a return of tournament play to that venue for the first time in many years.

Disc Flicker 2019 tournament at UBC
UBC’s grass fields will host Disc Flicker 2019 on June 15-16 2019! (photo: UBC Athletics)

Following the successful hosting of Mixed Nationals, BC Ultimate wants to provide a playing opportunity for local and regional Mixed club teams. Disc Flicker will act as an early season tune-up for teams eyeing both the CUC and USAU Club Series, as well as an event for more casual and recreational teams.

UBC offers a variety of accommodation options, providing out-of-town teams a low-cost and convenient housing option located within walking distance of the fields. UBC also offers a large variety of shops, grocery stores, restaurants and bars.

Registration for Disc Flicker will open by April 1st, 2019. Those interested in receiving registration details should email to be added to the event distribution list.

BC Ultimate is looking forward to seeing you and your team at the newest of the Flicker/Sun/Break/Disc series of events!

Help Save Marty Lintag’s Life – sign up as a stem cell donor!

A member of BC’s ultimate community is currently fighting two rare forms of leukemia and desperately needs a stem cell donor to save his life. Marty Lintag – a longtime member of the VUL – has undergone chemotherapy and may only have 3-12 months left unless a matching stem cell donor is found.

More details can be found on our partner site at the VUL:

How can you help?

  1.  If you are 17-35 years old, sign up to be a stem cell donor (especially if you are a Filipino male). The process is EXTREMELY easy, involving a single cheek swab test that may be a match for Martin or someone else looking for a matching donor. Register today through Canadian Blood Services.
  2. Spread the word. Post this on social media and if possible, tag your Filipino friends. Finding a donor is equivalent to finding a needle in a large haystack, so it’s critical to have as large a donor pool as possible.
  3. In addition to registering to be a donor, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with costs associated with Martin’s treatment.

2019 Beach Tournament Photos by Nathan Kolakovic

The rest of Canada may be in the middle of deep-freeze, but the 2019 ultimate season is officially underway with Lower Mainland rec leagues starting up again and the BCU 4v4 Indoor Beach Championships taking place on January 5th.

Congratulations to the Victoria Happy Campers for their Competitive division win at 6Pack Beach!

Some photo highlights of the beach tournament are now online, courtesy of Nathan Kolakovic – check them out!

For the rest of the 2019 Calendar, keep an eye on the BCU Calendar of events HERE. More information will be posted as it is communicated to BC Ultimate.