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.
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 email@example.com 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!
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.
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.
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.
In addition to registering to be a donor, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with costs associated with Martin’s treatment.
The BC Ultimate Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at the Vancouver Curling Club. All BCUS members in good standing are welcome to attend. Each attendee will receive a complimentary drink ticket from the Curling Club bar, and snacks will be provided.
This year’s Board of Directors elections feature four candidates seeking to fill three vacant Board positions. Read up on their bios and be sure to vote at the AGM on November 4. Can’t make it in person? Have someone vote on your behalf via proxy form (one form per attendee)
Brianne Wager (Vancouver, BC)
I have been playing ultimate in BC for 10 years, starting in Grade 8 at the encouragement of the one and only Chris Wakelin. My playing experience includes high school mixed, junior club, adult club (women’s and mixed), college, international (TC U19 women’s and TC U23 mixed), and the SUL and VUL. I have been involved in team leadership, most recently captaining Fable Ultimate in the 2018 season, and have contributed to growing the sport by coaching at the high school level, leading summer camps for youth 8-18 years old, and being a mentor for VUL’s fall women’s league. I recently graduated from UBC with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology and am pursuing a career in health and fitness. I also have experience in event planning: during my undergrad I served as VP Logistics on the 2015 KIN Games committee where I helped organize a three-day event attended by over 800 kinesiology students from across Canada; I helped organize events with SISU Girls, a club aimed at promoting physical activity and community among women; and I organized and TD-ed a local 6-team mixed club tournament this spring.
Chris Wakelin (Surrey, BC)
Played mixed ultimate at various levels since 1994 (UVic, CUC, mostly VUL).
Coached High School ultimate since 2002 in Surrey.
Coached Vortex Junior program for the past seven seasons.
Coordinator of Fraser Valley Junior Ultimate – 30+ teams now!
BCUS Board member since Society’s inception in 2012 – previously served as Board Vice-President, currently is the Outreach Coordinator and the chair of HR Committee in 2013/2014
Jessica Rockliff (Vancouver, BC)
Jessica has been involved with local ultimate since 2004 and is passionate about growing the sport in BC – from Juniors development to the highest level of International play.
Jessica is a chartered accountant and an audit manager at an international accounting firm
With a strong background in project management and financial analysis, Jessica would provide valuable advice and support to the BCUS
She is a current member of Vancouver’s Traffic, one of Canada’s premier ultimate teams, participating in national and international competitions, and has represented Canada at the World Games and World Championships.
Jessica has coached high school level ultimate, volunteered at the WFDF World Ultimate Championships in Vancouver, and she has played and captained in the VUL, at UBC Rec, and in numerous tournaments across BC over the last 10 years.
Board member since 2014 – currently served as Board Vice-President and previously as Board Treasurer
Tim Tsang (Vancouver, BC)
Accountant by profession, working with internatational accounting firm PWC
Current player with Vancouver Furious George and has represented Canada at numerous World Championships, including the 2017 World Games.
Board member since 2016 – currently serves as the Board Treasurer.