Lakehill News - School’s Out Edition! 2019

Submitted by watchdog on Sun, 06/23/2019 - 15:43

It’s that time again – if they aren’t already at home and underfoot, they soon will be! So before you head for the hills to find some peace, here’s one last edition of the Lakehill News to kick off the start of summer.

  • Fall Registration
  • “Free” Summer Drop In!
  • August Assessments
  • PFC/VIFC – Get Your Tickets!
  • A Great Opportunity
  • KeeperCulture Camps
  • And Finally…

Early Bird Registration Discount Ends Soon!

The deadline for fall registration at the cheapest rates is just over a week away. But you’ll need to register by June 30th to receive the early bird registration rates. You’ll save $30 per registration if you register early. Parents of players U9 and up are also reminded that late registration fees kick-in after August 21st. But June 30th is a hard deadline – register by then or you’ll miss out on the discount! Visit the Lakehill PowerUp page, login and start registering. AND…

As an additional bonus, every paid registration before the end of June will also be entered into a draw for a unique doubleheader: Lakehill is giving away a family pack of tickets to the July 6th Vancouver Island FC and Pacific FC home games!

Know someone who wants to try soccer for the first time? Tell them to come try it at Lakehill! We are always looking for new players to try soccer at every age. And we have a flexible refund policy, so if they don’t like it, there’s really no risk. But we’re sure they will! Tell your friends – Lakehill is the best!

“Free” Summer Soccer!

It was such a success last year that we have decided to run again this year. We’re offering drop in soccer on Wednesday nights, 5:30 to 7:00 starting this week and running to mid-August. This is a program for players born 2004 to 2011. Registration is by donation, with all fees donated to Kidsport to help needy kids in our community take part in sports. Suggested donation/registration fee is $20. Last year we were able to raise over $1000 for Kidsport and we are looking forward to topping that this summer. Please log-in to the PowerUp page to register (registration ensures we properly staff the evenings, plus we can get a hold of you if there is any need to).

August Assessments

The August assessment schedule is currently in development. It should be posted to the Lakehill website sometime in the next week, so keep checking back. Spoiler alert! It will be for the last couple of weeks of August.

VIFC/PFC – Support Our New Teams!

Have you heard about the new women’s and men’s teams playing in Victoria this summer? You’ve been hiding under a rock if you haven’t! The new WPSL Vancouver Island FC team even trains out of Braefoot! Pacific FC is the Victoria entry in the new Canadian Professional League. And of course, we shouldn’t forget that the Highlanders are still in town and having a great season. If you want to see some great soccer action, you don’t have far to go this summer. Support our local teams to ensure there is a place for our kids to aspire to play!

A Great Opportunity…

For work experience! This one isn’t soccer related, but if you have a teenager looking for some great work experience, some volunteer hours, and best of all, a great feeling from helping a great cause, they are going to want to check out the iCanBike program at the Queen Alexandra Centre. They are looking for volunteers that are 15 years and older and are physically fit. They will be doing a lot of running beside bikes! The program is supervised by physiotherapists and occupational therapists as well as a coordinator and bike staff that travel across Canada and the United States with this program. This is a great opportunity for work experience for any teenager thinking about occupational or physical therapy as a career. Plus it gets them out of the house for a week! Check out the attached flyer for more information and contact information. And if we do get a bunch of Lakehill kids doing this, take your jerseys and get a picture for our Instagram page! We love to hear about Lakehill players doing great things in the community.

KeeperCulture Camps

Another chance to get the kids out of the house this summer - are you sensing a theme in this newsletter? KeeperCulture will be running both goalkeeping and finishing camps at Braefoot this summer. You can find more details on the KeeperCulture website.

And Finally…

It’s the time of year where a lot of us get to attend end of school year ceremonies. I’m lucky enough to get to attend the closing ceremonies for St Margaret’s every year, and one of the highlights for me the past few years has been getting to hear statements from the graduating class about how much they enjoyed volunteering at the Lakehill concession over the season. It’s not only gratifying to hear that Lakehill is a positive memory, but to hear that VOLUNTEERING WITH LAKEHILL is a lasting memory? Hard to beat that feeling. Congrats to all the Lakehill grads this year – even the ones that didn’t play a game with us. We hope you all go on to bigger and better things, but that you will always keep the red and white as part of your treasured memories. You’ll always be part of ours.