The BC Hockey Female Jamboree is one (1) of the premier events offered to female players aged 5-13. The grass roots development program is geared towards females already playing the game and those starting out.
The event creates a non-competitive atmosphere, which allows the participants to have fun and play with other girls with similar abilities and experience from around the province. Typically two (2) BC Hockey Jamborees are held each year. In the Lower Mainland, BC Hockey partners with the Vancouver Canucks and the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey to organize an event meant to bring female players from all Minor Hockey Associations together to play. The second BC Hockey Female Jamboree is held in another region of the province and changes from year to year.
BC Hockey jamborees stress sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for fellow players, coaches and officials. It is run by BC Hockey and is an initiative of the BC Hockey Female Hockey Development Committee.
Players are placed onto teams based on age and ability. Each team will compete in three games.
BC Hockey Female Jamboree
Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Location: Art Holding Memorial Arena, Chase, BC
Ages: 5 - 13
Canucks Female Jamboree
Date: March 22 - 24, 2013
Location: Burnaby 8 Rinks, Burnaby, BC
If you are interested in coaching at either of these events, you can register now – Chase location –Burnaby location. All coaches must have a minimum of NCCP “Coach Stream” / “Hybrid” certification and “SpeakOut!” or Respect in Sport.
BC Hockey Female Jamborees are exclusive events for BC Hockey registered female players (Ages 5-13 recommended). The Jamborees were designed as "grass roots" development programs for females already playing the game as well as for those girls who would like to try playing for the first time.
The events create non-competitive atmospheres, which allow the participants to have fun and play with other girls with similar ability and experience from around the province.
The BC Hockey Jamborees stress sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for fellow players, coaches and officials.
BC Hockey developed the Jamboree program in 1975 and has been running the event across the province ever since. The program was originally developed for Pee Wee-aged players in BC, but just as the game has evolved over the years, so has the Jamboree program.
The purpose of the Female Jamboree is to offer female player’s of BC Hockey membership an opportunity to experience a unique program focusing on the celebration and promotion of participation in female hockey. The Jamborees are NOT highly competitive tournaments. All players’ receive equal ice time and the emphasis is on fair play and sportsmanship.
Chevy Safe & Fun
The Chevy Safe & Fun Program is aimed at hockey players age 5-8 and their coaches and parents. It is a free event that emphasizes respect and responsibility while teaching basic skills and concepts of the game.
The program consists of a one-day event with both on and off ice activities. Parents are encouraged to attend the jamboree and participate in “A Parent’s Approach” seminar which is conducted by a BC Hockey Course Conductor.
Bobby Orr, Mike Bossy and Cassie Campbell are program spokespeople and they work with Hockey Canada to help encourage and educate the young hockey families through the Chevy Safe & Fun program.
The Chevy Safe & Fun jamborees are run by minor hockey associations and each jamboree is sponsored by a local Chevrolet dealer. As such the minor hockey association host is required to include the dealership in all aspects of the day’s events.
To host a Chevy Safe and Fun event, minor hockey associations must submit an application to BC Hockey. Once approved, BC Hockey and Hockey Canada support the program by providing program material, promotional material, participant certificates, jerseys and financial support for the event. Applications can be found on the BC Hockey website each fall.