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2019 BC Hockey Annual Congress
Friday, June 7, 2019

The 2019 BC Hockey Annual Congress kicks off today, Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre in Sun Peaks, BC.  Representatives from Minor Hockey Associations (MHA), District Associations and Junior/Senior teams and leagues from across the province and the Yukon will be in attendance.  The Congress will feature dynamic workshops to help grow hockey in BC and the Yukon along with recognition of great leaders and volunteers from the region.  The slogan of the event is “work together, win together.”

Tonight, delegates will enjoy keynote speaker Tim Mayenknecht as he talks about his career in professional and Olympic Sport.  Following the presentation, local radio and Western Hockey League radio play-by-play broadcaster Jon Keen will host a Hot Stove panel with great hockey ambassadors including:

Rick Grant

Pacific Coast AHA

Carolyn Hart

Richmond Jets MHA

Roy Sakaki

Salmon Arm MHA

Steve Smith

Kelowna MHA

Ryneld Starr

Hazelton MHA

Glynis Vennberg

Prince George MHA

Following the presentations, there is a tradeshow and social for delegates to attend.

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, delegates can attend a variety of workshops on Atom development, female programming, officiating retention and development, the Hockey Canada App and harassment and abuse prevention.  The workshops are designed to enhance member programming and administration, to be more hands-on and be member driven.

Concluding the workshops, Darcy Rota, Vancouver Canucks alumni, will present the 2019 BC Hockey Champions with an award at the Canucks Silver Skate Luncheon, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) component of the weekend where financials, resolutions and elections will take place.

BC Hockey’s 2019 Awards Banquet is set for Saturday evening where deserving recipients will be honoured in various categories for their contributions and dedication to hockey in BC and the Yukon.  


Follow along on Twitter via @BCHockey_Source for live updates from Sun Peaks.

The AGM is the main meeting of the BC Hockey membership. This is the only regularly scheduled meeting between the BC Hockey Board of Directors and its membership.

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