News and Announcements

Local Sport Relief Funding Available now!

Posted by BCSSA Office at Sep 21, 2020 2:17PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

ViaSport has announced that the LOCAL SPORT RELIEF FUND is now open and accepting applications for funding up to $7,500.

The ViaSport Local Sport Relief Fund has been developed to provide one-time financial relief for non-profit, community level sport organizations, clubs and associations at risk of collapse or insolvency due to the impacts of COVID-19. The fund is supported by the Province of B.C. and administered through viaSport British Columbia.

The goal of the funding is to support local sport organizations that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The Province of B.C. recognizes the importance of community-based sport organizations and has allocated this funding to help in their recovery.

Eligible organizations are invited to apply for up to $7,500 to help offset fixed and operating costs. Funding must support administration and operational needs for an eventual return to sport, and new sport programming or initiatives are ineligible.

Applications may be submitted by organizations that are:

  • Non-profit local sport organizations
  • Non-profit local sport organizations, which exist for the sole purpose of serving underrepresented populations and have well-established sport programming. Underserved populations include Indigenous peoples, girls & women, LGBTQ+, low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, ethnic or religious minorities, and newcomers to Canada or refugees.

All organizations must be located in British Columbia and focus on sport delivery at the local or community level. Organizations must be not-for-profit and have a B.C. registered society or CRA charity number. For-profit organizations and those with a provincial scope of delivery are not eligible, including viaSport’s funded Provincial Sport, Disability Sport, Multi-Sport and Regional Alliance partners.

Funding Guidelines and online Application can be found on the viaSport website (

If you need assistance with an application for funding, please contact Penny at

The document Local_Sport_Relief_Fund_-_ViaSport_2020.pdf was attached to this post.


BC Summer Swimming Association is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of its scholarship awards for BCSSA members, coaches, and volunteers.

We recognize that our future strength as an organization is in our membership, our swimmers, our coaches, and our volunteers. Our scholarship program reflects our commitment to our membership, supporting their growth and development as individuals, through their education.

The field of candidates was strong this year and it was difficult to choose the recipients. All applicants should congratulate themselves on their accomplishments and be prepared to submit applications for consideration again next year.

Ian Allen Scholarship is awarded to deserving current and/or past BCSSA member who are planning to, or are presently attending post-secondary institution, in recognition of their commitment and dedication to BCSSA and the community. Preference is given to individuals who have not previously been awarded a BCSSA scholarship or prize. Each recipient receives $2,000 towards tuition at a post-secondary institution.

Aramis St-Gelais (Salt Spring Stingrays Summer Swim Club)
Katherine Toy (White Rock Amateur Swimming Association)

Regional Prizes are awarded to a maximum of 1 deserving candidate in each of the 8 BCSSA regions. Preference is given to individuals who have not previously been awarded a BCSSA scholarship or prize. Each recipient receives $1,000 towards tuition at a post-secondary institution.

Jemma de Fondaumiere (FS Region: Ladner Stingrays)
Megan Owens (FV Region: Chilliwack Stingrays)
Addison van Genne (OK Region: Princeton Kokanees)
Tim Baker (SF Region: Coquitlam Sharks)
(Jason Parish Memorial Scholarship Award)
Ernest Hoptioncann (VD Region: Vancouver Vikings)
Myia Dunn (VI Region: Comox Valley Blue Devils)

BCSSA Coach Award: BCSSA recognizes a BCSSA Coach who is returning to complete their education at a post-secondary institution with a $500 award, payable towards tuition.

Alexandra Jevons (Powell River Aquatic Club & Squamish Pirates)

The document Scholarship_Winners.pdf was attached to this post.

2020 DRAFT Financials are available to view

Posted by BCSSA Office at Aug 19, 2020 12:50PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The 2020 DRAFT Financials were presented to the membership on Monday evening at the Annual General Meeting on Zoom.

As noted during the meeting, please be aware that these are DRAFTS, and subject to amendments, however these are accurate to the best of our knowledge. They have not yet gone through the review engagement. We have retained an accounting firm to review them, which when complete the finals will be distributed.

The firm we have performing this review is Pacific Chartered Advisors LLP in Langley, BC. (

DRAFT 2020 Financial Profit and Loss statement:

DRAFT 2020 Financials Balance Sheet:

The document ProfitandLoss.pdf was attached to this post.


The 2020 Annual Report is now available for online viewing!

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held via ZOOM online meetings because of the Corona-virus Covid-19.

Each Club President has been sent a link for their club’s official voting delegate. Please confirm the name of the official designated voting designate who will be attending to:

All members are welcome to attend the meeting and you must register in advance in order to receive your login details:

Register in advance for this meeting:

We look forward to seeing you online there!

The document 2020_BCSSA_Annual_Report.pdf was attached to this post.


In accordance with Bylaw 3.15.A – Meetings of the Members – notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the society will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm via Zoom virtual meeting due to the novel Corona virus Covid-19 pandemic.

1. To receive the report of the Directors and approve the financial statements for the year ended March 31st, 2020;
2. To elect Directors for the positions which are due for election;
3. To vote on any motion that has been brought forward; and,
4. To discuss new business that is brought forward during the Annual General Meeting.

The Annual Report is not included with this Notice of AGM due to the cost of printing and shipping to members. A copy of the 2020 AGM report will be sent to all club presidents as well as posted on two weeks prior to the AGM.

By order of the Board
Dated July 6, 2020

Danny Schilds
President, BCSSA

The document Notice_of_2020_BCSSA_Annual_General_Meeting.pdf was attached to this post.