Return to Wrestling Virtual Town Hall
We invite you to attend our upcoming virtual town hall being held June 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm (PST) to discuss BC's Return to Wrestling Plan. No Registration is required. To join the meeting, simply click on the link provided below:
BCWA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Return to Wrestling Town Hall
Time: June 29, 2021 @ 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 989 9044 8835
We encourage you to bring questions and look forward to seeing you there!
Letter from the BCWA Chair,
Thank you to everyone who participated at this year's AGM. It was our second year hosting the BCWA AGM virtually and while we are excited to see people in person soon, we expect that we will continue with online and in-person meetings to include people from around the province.
We accomplished a lot at the AGM by passing the new set of bylaws. Thank you to everyone who voted in support of the new bylaws. This is the first big step in improved governance, and we are very excited.
We also elected five board members at the AGM. Welcome Gina Carpenter, Amir Ghahreman, Rosalee MacKinnon, Ian McDonald, and Nicholas Ugoalah to the BCWA Board of Directors. They will join Raewyn Brewer, Sukhan Chahal, Tyler Keeling, and myself to complete the nine director positions.
There were four outgoing board members that I would like to give a sincere thank you to. Thank you Mike Jones, Gurjot Kooner, Aso Palani and Kate Walker. You have all given so much to wrestling over the years and I expect we will see you contributing more in the future.
This upcoming year is going to be an exciting one with wrestling making its return. We are going to make great efforts at BCWA to connect with those at the community level to try to help programs bring wrestling back. It is going to be a lot of work for everyone at all levels, but if we work together we will be successful.
Keep communicating with BCWA. We want to know what people are up to and how we can help. If people have ideas, we want to hear them. You have plans to do something, let us know and maybe we can offer support. There are many people in the wrestling community I still don't know so let's put a face/voice to the name and let's talk.
This is an exciting time and there is a great opportunity to use the last year as the inflection point for wrestling in BC. We're all rested up, so let's get out there and get things going.
As a final note, I encourage you to register for BCWA membership. If you have coached or participated for many years, please register to ensure your membership is current. Registered members have access to BCWA events and receive insurance protection. There will be some town halls and info sessions in the coming weeks so if you plan on wrestling again, please attend.
This past weekend, two of our BC Wrestlers took to the podium, receiving silver medals! Alongside six other Canadians in Sassari, Italy, Jasmit Phulka and Karla Godinez moved their way up through the brackets to earn their placings, contributing to a women's team 2nd place finishing, and men's team 3rd place finishing overall!
Make sure to tune in Saturday to watch two more of BC's wrestlers battling it out across the globe at the 26th International Tournament 'City of Sassari' being held in Italy!
To watch and view live results, visit United World's Wrestling website at: https://uww.org/event/sassari-city-2?tab=schedule
Best of luck to Karla and Jasmit!
Last week, three of our BC Athletes took to the mats at two International Tournaments. At the Cadet/Junior Pan-American Championships held in Oaxtepec, Mexico, Ivy Threatful and Karanpreet Gill represented Canada in the Junior Women's 53kg and Men's 92kg divisions respectively. Holding some tough matches, Threatful wrestled her way through to 7th place while Gill obtained a silver medal. In another part of the globe, Ana Godinez wrestled her way through the 62kg Women's division in Warsaw, Poland to also earn a silver medal.
Congratulations to all of the athletes - your hard fought efforts were cheered on from all those in BC!
This is a friendly reminder to register for the 2021 BC Wrestling Association Annual General Meeting. Register by clicking on the following link:
REGISTER FOR THE BCWA AGM
The 2021 BCWA AGM Registration closes June 5, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. There is no penalty to register and then NOT attend.
The AGM will be held virtually Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (PST). A zoom link will be sent to all members who register. We look forward to seeing you there!