Please read the message below from CFOA.
Please read the message below from CFOA.
Please review the attached documents for the 2018 AGM to be held at Lord Tweedsmuir secondary school in Cloverdale starting promptly at 11:30 am. There will be limited paper copies available so we advise you to print these docs or bring them with you on an electronic device. Thank you.
If you are unable to attend the AGM on Saturday please use our web conferencing online system called JOINME.
Please click on the link and create a login and password, if you are planning to join the conference call online. https://join.me/frankroberto.joinme
If you are planning to call in using your phone dial 1 778 654 8779 Conference ID is 266-883-085.
You can also download the app (join me) for anyone who has smartphones and go through the same steps.
Treasurer Report–not submitted yet
On Saturday Dec 1st 2018 Rob passed away after having a heart attack. Several weeks ago Rob was seriously injured during a football game. He underwent spinal surgery and just a couple days ago was transferred to a rehab facility. It looked like he was on his way to recovery. Unfortunately it appears other health issues shortened his life. Well wishes poured in from across the country from the football community. Even the CFL commissioner sent well wishes that included a game ball.
Rob was a key member of our executive, a fellow official and friend. He was so dedicated to our Association that he was still trying to deal with issues and planning for our upcoming AGM from his hospital bed. Most are unaware of all the work Rob did behind the scenes on behalf of the membership.
Rob had a keen interest in military history which was an interest we shared. I enjoyed many discussions and stories about his trips to historic places around the world. He was one of the executive that encouraged me to stay on the executive and take on a bigger role.
Rob touched many lives through football and his over 30 years of teaching. My condolences to his family and friends. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend
Officials who work Canadian are asked to view the attached rule and safety submission forms.
RULE CHANGE SUBMISSION FORM
SAFETY SUBMISSION FORM
Please contact Sandy Bains Canadian VP if you wish to submit a rule or safety change for Canadian Football 2019 season.
Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.
Thanks for your participation.
Congratulations to Wayne Steele (middle) with George Oswald and Larry Reda at 2018 presentation of Hall of Fame Builder Award.
Wayne is recognized one of the premier football officials in British Columbia and across the country as well. Wayne has covered games at the minor, high school and university levels often as the head referee. Wayne has a solid background in the game of football as a player in Junior Big 4 Football for the CYO Red Raiders and Marpole Colts.
Wayne’s career notables include being part of the first fully-integrated crew from across Canada to officiate the College Bowl (now the Vanier Cup), having been the head referee for the annual Archbishops’ Trophy between Vancouver College and Notre Dame more than 20 times, being the head instructor for officials at Top-Flight Flag Football League clinics, being the official CFL communications coordinator for Empire Stadium and BC Place for over 30 years. Wayne has appeared in movies as an official and was the head referee for the first-ever televised Lingerie Football League game in B.C.
Wayne was an elementary school teacher for 35 years with the Vancouver School Board; this afforded him the flexibility to officiate games after school on Friday evenings and Saturdays. In 1988 Wayne was the Head official for a Meraloma Football Alumni team as they toured England, Wales and Scotland. As the game was still new to the United Kingdom, Wayne assisted the other game referees and held clinics for them.
Wayne is a lifetime member of the BCFOA, and has given back to the officiating fraternity by teaching new officials. He has served on the BC Football Officials Association’s (BCFOA) board of directors as well as handled communications with the National Officials Association. (reprinted from BC Hall of Fame)