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Posted 4/25/2017 Ref # 6163

Fred Jopson: WVSC Pioneer and Leader of Growing Soccer Across Canada

JOPSON, Frederick Ernest May 22, 1919 - April 12, 2017 

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dad, Fred Jopson, in his 98th year. Fred is predeceased by his wife Corinne and son Fred Jr. He is survived by his son Brad; daughter Sherry Sayers (Rick); granddaughter Libby; grandsons Tyler (Jessie), Corey (Ashley) and Cameron; great-granddaughters Peyton and Camdyn; nephew Geoff (Alison); sisters-in-law Lorraine and Inez; and live in caregiver Beth, who for the past 8 years brought joy and fulfillment to his life. Fred, a 7th generation Canadian and a descendant of a Father of Confederation, was born on May 22, 1919 in his grandmother's home on Napier Street in Vancouver. The doctor arrived by horse and buggy. Fred attended school throughout the Great Depression, graduating from Vancouver Technical High School. Fred's lifelong interest in sports began at an early age. He played Youth Soccer until the PNE Forum ice rink was built and then became a Rink Rat. He remembered fondly his years in Jr. Hockey played in Vancouver and Seattle, highlighted by a game against Cyclone Taylor. Furthering his education, he developed tooling design skills that would place him in high demand as WWII broke out. He spent all six years of the war as a supervisor with Boeing Aircraft of Canada. His designs and innovations proved vital to production. After the war, Fred began his career in Electrical Manufacturing, remaining with Federal Pioneer Electric for 34 years until his retirement in 1984. Fred and Corinne were married for 59 years. They raised their three children in a home they built on Sentinel Hill in West Vancouver. As a founding member of the Hollyburn Country Club, he and Corinne curled for many years. Fred was always involved with his children's sports as coach, referee and umpire. In 1955, he helped to establish the West Vancouver Youth Soccer Association, serving as its President. From there, Fred's influence on the sport became legendary. For 35 years, he served on the board of the BC Youth Soccer Association and was also a founding member of the Canadian Youth Soccer Association. One of his proudest achievements was to develop and grow the BC Washington Soccer Exchange. For his efforts, Fred was awarded numerous Life Memberships. In recognition of his lifetime contributions to amateur sport, Fred received the prestigious Daryl Thompson Award from Sport BC. Most recently he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the West Vancouver Soccer Club. Fred was grateful that his life afforded him many lasting friendships. Dad was kind, honest and a true gentleman who always had a story to tell. He shared with his children and grandchildren his pride in being Canadian and his love for Vancouver. Dad's love of family surpassed all. He embraced his role as family patriarch, and he revelled in his family's every success. Until his final day, Dad enjoyed radio talk shows, sports broadcasts and attending all family gatherings, including picnics and outdoor concerts in the Ambleside area. We loved him deeply and will hold him in our hearts forever. Join us in celebrating Dad's life on May 1st, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Remembrances in his name can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.

Posted 2/26/2017 Ref # 6162

Make up Days Wed Plus program

Wednesday March 29 same time as usual, Ambleside D
Saturday April 1 - U9/U10 8:45 to 9:45, U11 9:45 to 10:45, U12 10:45 to 11:45 all on Amb D
Wednesday  April 5 same time as usual Ambleside D

Posted 2/21/2017 Ref # 6161

ePACT emergency network

West Vancouver Soccer Club Using ePACT Network

The West Vancouver Soccer Club is proud to announce our adoption of ePACT Network for better safety!

ePACT is a secure emergency network, that we will use to collect medical and emergency contact information electronically. Not only will ePACT replace paper forms, but it will also ensure we have a way to communicate with you in the event of an illness, injury, or larger scale emergency.

How it works

1)       You’ll receive an email invite to share information with the West Vancouver Soccer Club.

2)       Click ‘Complete Request’ to create a free account, or log-in if you already have an existing ePACT account.

3)       Enter the required information, like medical conditions, and share it with the West Vancouver Soccer Club so that coaching staff have access.

4)       You can update your information at any time in the year, and we will automatically be notified (e.g. a new cell phone number)

ePACT makes it far easier for you to share emergency information with us, while also ensuring we have access to records anytime, anywhere with the mobile app – even without an internet connection.

Rest assured that you always own your account and the information in it. Plus, ePACT maintains the same levels of security as online banking, and limits access only to the administrators we assign for enhanced privacy.

ePACT Support
Have questions or feedback? Please contact or call 1-855-773-7228 ext. 1 to speak with ePACT’s Customer Success team.


Posted 2/6/2017 Ref # 6160

Metro Soccer League Tryout Calendar for Girls

MSL Girls Tryouts for 2017
GU13 (2005's)
Mon., Feb. 20 6:00-7:30 PM Mulgrave School
Wed., Feb. 22 6:00-7:30 PM Mulgrave School
Thurs., March 2 6:00-8:00 PM Windsor (By invite only)
GU14 (2004's)
Mon., Feb. 20 7:30-9:00 PM Mulgrave School
Wed., Feb. 22 7:30-9:00 PM Mulgrave School
Fri., March 3 6:00-8:00 PM Sutherland (By invite only)
GU15 (2003's)
Fri., Feb. 24 5:00-6:30 PM Ambleside E 
Wed., March 8 6:00-8:00 PM Windsor
Mon., March 27 5:00-6:30 PM This Date is Cancelled
GU16 (2002's)
Fri., Feb. 24 6:30-8:00 PM Ambleside E 
Thur., March 9 6:00-9:00 PM (Possible date but not confirmed.)
Mon., March 27 6:30-8:00 PM This Date is Cancelled
GU17 WVSC will not have a team at this age group. Please 
NSG tryouts will be April 5 and 12: 7:30-9:00 PM at Windsor
*NSG is anticipating several available spots on next year's team.
GU18 (2000's)
Thurs., March 30 6:00-7:30 PM Ambleside D
Mon., April 3 6:00-7:30 PM Ambleside D

Posted 2/6/2017 Ref # 6159

Metro Soccer League Tryout Calendar for Boys

MSL Boys Tryouts 2017
BU13 (2005's)
Tues., Feb. 21 6:00-7:30 PM Mulgrave School
Thurs., Feb. 23 6:00-7:30 PM Mulgrave School
Tues., March 7 4:30-6:00 PM (Possible date but not confirmed)
BU14 (2004's)
Tues., Feb. 21 7:30-9:00 PM Mulgrave School
Thurs., Feb. 23 7:30-9:00 PM Mulgrave School
Tues., March 7 6:00-7:30 PM (Possible date but not confirmed)
BU15 (2003's)
Fri., March 3 5:00-6:30 PM Ambleside Field E
Tues., March 28 5:00-6:30 PM Ambleside Field D
One more possible date TBA
BU16 (2002's)    
Fri., March 3 6:30-8:00 PM Ambleside Field E 
Tues., March 28 6:30-8:00 PM Ambleside Field D
One more possible date TBA
BU17 (2001's)
Thurs., March 30 7:30-9:00 PM Ambleside D
Tues., April 4 7:30-9:00 PM Ambleside D (Moved from April 3)
One more possible date TBA
BU18 (2000's)
Tues., April 4 6:00-7:30 PM Ambleside D
Thurs., April 6 6:00-7:30 PM Ambleside D
One more possible  date TBA

Posted 1/9/2017 Ref # 6156

Child Fitness Tax Credit 2016

The child must have been under 16 years of age (or under 18 years of age if eligible for the disability tax credit at line 316) at the beginning of the year in which an eligible fitness expense was paid.

Children with disabilities - If the child is eligible for the disability tax credit and is under 18 years of age at the beginning of the year, an additional amount of $500 can be claimed if a minimum of $100 is paid for registration or membership fees for a prescribed program of physical activity.

Posted 1/1/2017 Ref # 6056

My Shopping Cart - what have I registered for?

Reprinting your tax credit receipt for this season or previous seasons, or checking on what you have registered for, is easy! Click on the LOG IN button, enter the login and password that you registered your child with. All your receipts are on your player's registration form.

Posted 11/7/2016 Ref # 6134

Spring Development and Academy Programs 2017

Spring program registration begins March 1 - programs include Spring Street Soccer and Friday Academy beginning April 7. Girls and boys invitational Spring Development begins April 10 (boys) and April 11(girls)

Spring Development is a twice per week program for keen players - 22 sessions in total. Monday and Wednesdays for boys and Tuesdays and Thursdays for Girls

Boys and Girls U9/U10 3:30 to 4:45  (2008/9 birthdates)
Boys and Girls U11/U12 5 pm to 6:15 (2007/6/ birthdates)
Boys and Girls u13/U14 6:30 to 7:45 (2005/4 birthdates)

Although Spring Development is open to all levels of players, we are severely restricted in Spring Development (Boys) as to how many  players we invite because we only have one field. We want the keen players who are prepared to work hard and attend twice per week to train with our Professional Staff. 

Spring Street Soccer registration will open on March 1. Again we are limited to how many players we can have on the field, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Friday Academy - for players U9 to U14 who want to work on their individual development with our Professional staff. Program begins April 7. Registration begins March 1. Registration will be capped at 50 players. 

Any questions contact Julie at

Posted 10/17/2016 Ref # 6153

Security on our website

We take all software/operating system security precautions to guard against unauthorized access to data.The collected data is required for internal uses and for the purposes of the BC Soccer Association and the West Vancouver Soccer Club. The personal information provided will be used for purposes reasonably associated with your child's enrollment as a soccer player. The main use of the information is to obtain insurance and for use in any necessary disciplinary proceedings. The personal information will not be disclosed to third parties other than as stipulated unless required by law.

The data is stored within a password protected SQL Server database.The database resides on a secured server located at In2net (Burnaby)

In2net Network provides dedicated server hosting, Vancouver colocation and managed network services to small to medium-sized organizations. Leveraging a solid network infrastructure and proven technical team, we deliver cost-effective, flexible solutions that provide responsive and predictable levels of service for our client's businesses. 

Hundreds of companies in diverse industries rely on In2net Network to build, implement and manage their mission-critical systems. In2net Network is a trusted partner committed to ensuring the long-term success of our customers' business applications and technology strategies. 

 We do not rely upon the local power grid to guarantee uptime. Our on-site diesel-powered generators and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) provide redundant power to ensure uninterrupted data center operation. All Critical IT infrastructure is regularly tested to ensure they will function as designed in the event of an emergency. 

Uninterrupted Power

Our data centers are physically isolated from everyone but authorized In2net Network personnel and Colocation clients. Monitored closed circuit television and a 24x7x365 onsite security team guards the facility while a military-grade pass card system controls access. 

Serious Security

The Network Operations Center (NOC) staff monitors the network 24x7x365, while our network engineers and data center personnel are available at any time in the event of an emergency. You also have around-the-clock access to phone or online support. 

Posted 9/2/2016 Ref # 6149

$5,000 Grants for females 13-years-old and older

(Sponsored by Canada's Dairy Farmers)

We're giving away 20 grants of $5,000 each to deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations


The 2016 Champions Fund will award $5,000 grants to 20 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations, providing the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals.

Anyone from Canada’s female athletic community aged 13 and older can apply, or apply on behalf of their team, tournament, camp or program.

To apply for the Champions Fund, simply create a profile, and answer a few questions about your passion for Canadian female athletics. From there, you can share your profile on social media.

Our Champions Fund selection committee will review the applications and decide on the 20 most-deserving grant recipients.

The deadline for submissions is September 29th, 2016. This year’s 20 grant recipients will be announced in November 2016. Good luck!

Click on the following link to learn more and apply: