Sunday, November 7th at 7:30PM
Join using this Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 851 4152 6172
We are seeking expressions of interest from folks willing to give back to the sport by joining the Board. We invite candidates for any of the elected positions, but are particularly in need of candidates for:
We are also looking for volunteers for board appointed positions:
2. President's Report
3. Incoming President's Remarks
4. Treasurer's Report
5. Membership Update
6. Other Items & Questions from the Membership
7. Board Elections:
- BCDS President Elect
- BCDS Board Executive
- BCDS Membership Coordinator
- BCDS Tournament Coordinator
8. Other Business:
9. Open the Floor for questions from the attending BCDS Members
2020 AGM Minutes
BCDS is actively taking proposals for TDs and venues for the 2021/2022 Duck Golf season.
Basic guidelines for these events are as follows:
Please send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
BCDS thanks you all in advance for your support, and we look forward to working together to grow the sport and the series.
Note: BCDS holds the AGM at the first Duck Golf of the season so please be aware whoever ends up with that date you will need to accommodate a 1.5 hour lunch.
On June 30,2021 the BC Government updated Provincial Health Orders regarding COVID-19 and the return to sport plans that apply to our sport. We are currently in Phase Three of the Provincial Guidelines, which allows us to return to competition with minimal restrictions as described in the Phase Three Guideline.
This document will be continuously reviewed in conjunction with mandates from the Provincial Health Authority and the phase appropriate edition of viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines.
Good Day BC Discgolfers
On March 18th, our BC Government updated Provincial Health Orders regarding COVID-19 and the restrictions that apply to our sport. Under the current restrictions, we can have up to 10 people come together to play an outdoor sport.
For now, and till such time as the PHO, VIA SPORTS and the BCDS advises, the current regulations apply to all BC Discgolf players.
Note that under the current PHO:
The BCDS is working to develop a dynamic schedule to be announced soon; this will include events that we plan on hosting as soon as the PHO is amended and we are back to Phase 3 (Return to Sports) within BC. I am in contact with VIA Sports, and they are continuing to work with government to develop the next phase of return to sport because there are no current plans to return to phase three in the near future. While we recognize that some events/dates may have to be cancelled due to the circumstances, we want to provide some light at the end of the “rainbow” for BC Players, so please stay tuned for announcements from the BCDS.
As we wait for a return to normalcy, I would like to continue to encourage all BC players to embrace and mentor all new players that COVID-19 has brought to the sport. We are an amazing group of diverse Discgolfers, and if we all take a moment and introduce ourselves, club(s) and the BCDS to these new players, it will ensure that they are aware of the basic rules of Discgolf, current COVID regulations and course etiquette, allowing us to nurture and grow the sport through these difficult times.
Good day fellow BC Disc golfers,
As we navigate these challenging times it is imperative that we all abide by our Provincial Health Orders and the BCDS Return to Sport plan to ensure that we stay safe and our sport can be played.
We want all BC players to know that the board is committed to keeping all our players safe with our Return to Sport plan. In order to do this, we need each one of you to stay up to date with the daily updates from the provincial and local entities on the restrictions, as these are dynamic and changing daily.
The BCDS strongly encourages all BC players to only play at their local (i.e. home) course within their local community, while adhering to all COVID-19 protocols and provincial health orders.
Please do not travel to other courses for friendly or league rounds.
While measures to this extent may not be included in the existing health orders, we need to set a good example and do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The BCDS realizes this this is not a part of the order, but it is what we all need to do to keep Disc golf courses open for play.
Please take a moment to review the full order and reach out to your local City, Township, Parks Board for direction on how this affects your local park/clubs.
,The current Provincial Health Order issued on 11/19/202 states the following regarding outdoor sports:
Sports games, competitions and practices
Games, competitions, and practices can continue with no spectators and no travel.
We are in via Sport’s Return to Sport Phase 3 with the exception of no spectators and no travel.
No spectators are allowed at any sport activities under the order. The only people allowed to attend sport activities are those that provide care to a participant or player. For example, providing first aid.
Travel for athletic activities
Travel to, from, and between communities for athletic activities like games, competitions, training, and practice is prohibited under this order.
BCDS Return to Sport
BC Disc Sports
The BCDS' Annual General Meeting was held Oct 14; read about the year in review and the BCDS' plans for 2020.
You're invited to join us for the BCDS' Annual General Meeting
October 14, 2020, 6:30PM via Zoom.
Quorum is always challenging, your presence is greatly appreciated.
Stay tuned for agenda.
Please send an email to register with Dan Laitsch for details to join us.
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The BCDS has ratified its safety plan and posted it here.
Stay tuned for developments and updates; the leadership team will revisit the guidelines and provincial orders at the end of July and have an announcement 2 days after our next board meeting July 27th. We'll update you if there's anything major announced in the meantime as well.
Notable is that in-club organized play may resume with the caveats that participants are club members who live in the communities play is taking place, and all rules outlined in the safety plan are followed. Please familiarize yourself with what's to be expected.
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Thanks to the BCDS membership for your care and respect for each other and the communities we're fortunate to have disc golf courses in. The restraint shown putting club events, let alone tournaments, on hold is really appreciated and noted.
Please be confident the BCDS leadership team continues to monitor updates and changes to Provincial Health Officer's rules daily.
The BCDS leadership team has been working through safety planning for the resumption of insured competition in the province; a draft plan was presented at the June 29 meeting and is scheduled to be ratified at a special meeting July 6.
You'll find the proposed safety plan in the minutes - please have a look through, let us know your thoughts, and if you have any questions, please ask.
At this time, organized competition encouraging travel outside our communities remains against the recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer and ultimately the law. With the ratification of our safety plan, in-club organized play may resume with the caveats that participants are club members who live in the communities play is taking place, and all rules outlined in the safety plan are followed. Please familiarize yourself with what's to be expected.
Until Dr. Bonnie Henry gives the green light, there will be no BCDS or PDGA sanctioning of events. We all appreciate members' patience with this, and know we're optimistic because changes are happening rapidly in the policies affecting organized sports in the Province.
More to come next week. Thanks everyone!
The BCDS leadership team is grateful for everyone’s continued patience. As outlined in B.C.’s Restart Plan, sport activities organized and operated by Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) can resume in a limited way. We remain in Phase 2, which specifies we are to continue to patiently focus on casual, unorganized play and training. This won’t be forever.
Two very positive developments have come about recently: 1. Return to Sport Guidelines were released by viaSport, so we have a structure to build our plan on, and 2, this past week the Province announced a Ministerial Order extending liability protection to not-for-profit amateur sport organizations for damages resulting from exposure to COVID-19. This liability protection applies as long as sport organizations are complying with orders from the provincial health officer and following viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines.
The BCDS is in the process of developing our guidelines and will be discussing our plans with the goal of ratifying them at the next BCDS meeting June 29.
We’re all looking forward to Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, which will allow local league play following the guidelines we’re creating with these three primary focuses: 1. Safety of organizers 2. Safety of players and 3. Safety of our communities.
Requirements for running club events will include things like:
Once in Phase 4, we expect to be allowed to return to regional play using BCDS-developed rules for tournament directors and competitors.
Please get in touch with any BCDS board member with your questions, and watch for an email from us in the coming weeks with more information and specific requirements for how to safely run club events once Phase 3 is announced. We’ll be sure to continue to keep you informed via the BCDS Facebook group discussion page and here at BCDiscsports.com. Thanks, everyone!