As National Truth and Reconciliation Day approaches, the Vancouver Thunderbirds are recognizing and raising awareness about the history and legacies of the residential school systems in Canada. Our association is participating in 3 ways: The U9 division will participate in the Orange Jersey Project by wearing orange jerseys the week of September 30th. The Orange…

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Over the last four months, the Board of Directors has conducted a rigorous recruitment process to fill the position of Executive Director. I am now pleased to announce that Whitney Juszkiewicz will be joining the Vancouver Thunderbirds as Executive Director effective as of July 26, 2022. Whitney brings a wealth of experience as she has…

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This weekend will see a lot of action at rinks as TBirds battle in Final Four, Championship Days, RecFest, and a special graduating player event . Here’s what’s happening around Vancouver: U18 Graduating Player – Welcome to the TBird Alumni Club!  With 47 of our 53 graduating players participating, we are so excited to celebrate…

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In recent days we have been seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases within TBirds that is reflective of our broader Vancouver community. We are also seeing that our protocols are allowing our teams to be minimally impacted. It is essential that anyone who experiences symptoms isolates for the required period of time and completes the…

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We are currently still able to hold league games, practices and clinics in the same way as we were prior to the winter break. However, as you’ve likely seen in the news, the provincial guidelines and COVID testing requirements are changing quickly. So, in response, we’ve decided to implement some refinements to our protocols which…

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As a hockey referee you will learn life skill that carry on outside of the rink……..The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging in so many ways, but we take hope in that things are finally turning a corner, and there is “light at the end of the tunnel”.  As you know, minor hockey is back…

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Over the past couple of weeks, our Board of Directors overseeing the U6-U9, Recreational and Rep divisions have held parent information meetings to provide an overview of the upcoming season. Thank you to the 487 parents that tuned into the meetings live! For those that weren’t able to join, the meetings were recorded and the…

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MEMORANDUM   AUGUST 27, 2021   TO:       ALL THUNDERBIRD MEMBERS FROM:  BOARD EXECUTIVE   SUBJECT: ENHANCED MASK MANDATE   Vancouver Thunderbirds has been and will continue to monitor current Covid 19 conditions. We will follow all recommendations and guidelines from our governing bodies, Hockey Canada, BC Hockey, PCAHA, as well as directives from the…

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We are excited to have such an incredible lineup of coaches leading the way for our rep program next season. We are still accepting resumes for a couple teams and hope we can repeat our unprecedented success from last year of having a contract non-parent coach for every rep team, but we also know that…

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