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Weekly Update – May 29, 2020

This week’s announcement of Phase 2 brings with it mixed feelings: hope that we can slowly open our centre, uncertainty as to what a careful opening looks like, and so much more.

Many centres are busy working on a re-opening strategy and GCWCC is gathering as much information from as many sources as possible to provide a re-opening package. In the meantime, the province has outlined specific guidelines for Community Centres in their Restoring Safe Services Phase 2 document: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html;

We will continue to work on a safe opening strategy while adhering to the provincial guidelines.

In light of this Varsity View Community Center has decided to suspend programming, as follows:

  1. Bingo (Sunday/Tuesday evenings) has been cancelled until further notice
  2. Nursery programming has been suspended until further notice
  3. Yoga (Wednesday evenings) has been cancelled until further notice

Should you have any questions related to our facility and/or program cancellations, please email vvcc@mymts.net .

 Thank you for your patience.

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Remember we have 2 sites: The main hall at 315 Laxdal Rd

and the Sportsplex (Arena and Fields of Marj Edey Park) at 4230 Ridgewood Rd.

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For the very latest news please check our Varsity View FACEBOOK page.

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The VVCC AGM will be held on Jun 18, 2020 at 7 pm at 315 Laxdal Rd.

All are Welcome

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2020 Power Skating

Varsity View is offering a power skating program put on by Brooke Enns of Competitive Edge Power Skating.  Brooke is a very qualified coach and brings some experienced coaches with her for her program.  The pamphlet is attached if you would like to register.  Spots are limited to 15 children/class.  If there is demand there will be a wait list in case someone should have to cancel.  If the program cannot go forward then refunds will be issued. If we have to modify the program you will be notified.  Please follow the registration information in the brochure to sign up.  Please be honest about your son/daughters ability when registering as having appropriately skilled children together is important to keep the class moving ahead with their skills.  There will be 2 coaches/class  and no sticks allowed as the focus will be on skating.  If you have any questions please send me an email.

Competitive Edge Varsity View Fall 2020 Brochure

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March 5, 2020: In keeping with the rules that govern our club, we are obligated to post any Constitutional changes that will be proposed 30 days ahead of the AGM.  The Following are the Changes that will be proposed on Jun 18:

General changes:
Replace all references of “Executive” with “Board”
Move wording from section 7.0 to 11.0 for better readability.
 Wording changes: 
  • Section: 8.0 
Proposal: Add sub point “f” to provide clarity on what happens if a Board Member resigns part way through their term.
Rational: No current language exists to guide such a process.
Proposed wording:
If a Board Member resigns part way through their term, any level of Board Member can assume this vacant role if a two-third majority of the Board agrees to it. Any Board Member who fills the vacancy shall hold the position for the duration of the original term. No vacancy can be filled by a non-current Board Member. 
  • Section 9.0 
Proposal: Add language to ensure to sub point “a” continuity of Board and provide clarification of election process if an incumbent changes mid-session.
Rational: Currently, there is nothing preventing the Board being entirely dissolved at an AGM and a new Board of novices voted in. This scenario would have negative consequences for the continuation of programming and operations.
Proposed wording:
Executive positions shall be for a two-year term, with elections for the President, VP Operations, VP Programming, Female Hockey, and Softball Convenor taking place in even years, and elections for VP Sports, VP Finance, Secretary, Male Hockey, and Ringette being held in odd years.
  • Section: 9.0
Proposal: Add language to sub point “e” for clarity
Rational: Spirit of “e” was to ensure someone couldn’t assume an Officer role upon immediately being voted onto the Board, but language was not reflective of this.
Proposed wording:
A person must fulfil the role of a Director or General Member position for at least one year prior to holding an Officer position.
BY-LAWS
  • Section: 16.15 
Proposal: Create section 16.15 to include organizational flow chart, and update chart. This chart existed in the constitution but not in its own subsection.

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  • Section: 17.4 
Proposal: Move bartender job description to this section to be listed with other jobs
  • Section: 20.0 
Proposal: Add language to sub point “o” to reflect what is practiced:
Proposed wording:
For youth sports, the sub-committee will determine the allocation of ice time based on the percentage of Varisty View constituents in each sport (male hockey, female hockey, ringette). Once each sport has been given its allotment, the sub-committee will ensure the ice is equally divided among all Varsity-View-hosted teams. If the sport has no Varisty-View-hosted teams, the ice in question will be given to that sport’s association.
  • Section: 21.9 
Proposal: Remove “hockey” sub point “i” as this incumbent would not staff ice hockey
  • Section: 21.11 
Proposal: Change “Supervisor” to “Director” for consistency in job title
Proposed wording: Nursery School Director
  • Section: 24.0 
Proposal:  Insert Social Contract Terms and Conditions to 24.2 and create 24.2(1) to record Bartenders’ manual in order to better consolidate information

The AGM is open to the public and we welcome new members to come and be part of our Board through the Elections.

Positions up for election in 2020:

President

VP Operations

Softball Director

Female Hockey Director

VP Programming

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Varsity View CC Jam Pail Curling & Fundraiser Social

Thank you to the Ruby Caps, our volunteers & all who came out to support.

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2020 Champions

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Book your Social Event now at our Hall & get $200 off the regular Price for a Friday!!

Contact VVCC@mymts.net for more Info.

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Congrats to the City’s Above and Beyond Award winner for Varsity View in 2019:

Male Hockey Director & Ice Convener Kerry Ross.

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Temporarily on Hiatus due to Co-Vid

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Gentle Class

Each class incorporates a sequence of beginner poses while focusing on breath and intention, and is designed to enhance strength and flexibility, calm the mind and rejuvenate your spirit. Whether you are a beginner or advanced yogi this class offers an opportunity to practice yoga poses, cultivate connection, reduce stress, and restore your positive energy.

Class duration: 60 minutes. Instruction will be in English and Sanskrit, include cues to optimize alignment, and offer modifications. Music will be played.

Vinyasa Class

A fitness-based style where there is near continuous movement and brisk transitions between yoga poses. Each flow sequence incorporates a variety of beginner and intermediate poses while synchronizing the breath, and is designed to build heat in the body, increase strength, stamina, and flexibility, and reduce stress.

Class duration: 60 minutes. Instruction will be in English and Sanskrit, include cues to optimize alignment, and offer modifications. Music will be played.

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat
  • Water bottle
  • Small towel
  • Blanket
  • Props (optional) block, bolster, strap, eye pillow

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Currently not being offerred due to Co-Vid

Spaces available in our 2, 3 and 4 year old program.  Come out and meet our teachers who will offer a nurturing, creative and fun enviorment for your child.
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The First Shift program from 2019 – 20 was a great success

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Great News:  VV has been selected as to be a recipient for the City of Winnipeg’s Renovation Grant.  So thanks to a lot of hard work by our VP of Programs, Christine, you will start to see changes to the Outdoor Rink Building on Laxdal when we return next winter.  Great Job Christine!!!

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2019 Charleswood Golf Classic

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2019 Vol of the Year: Ryan Zuk for so many years coaching and all your support, we salute you.  (Pictured below: Ryan left and Hockey Director Kerry Ross right)

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VVCC held their Annual General Meeting on Wed Apr. 3, 2019 at 7pm at 315 Laxdal rd. 

The Only Board Change was a swap that saw Paula move to General Member and Sean Moore take over at Secretary.  For a complete list of the current Board please see the Contact us Tab

Varsity View Constitution and By-Laws 02 March 2019 second revision

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The Stanley Cup at Varsity View 2018

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(VV Board and Staff with Madison Bowey and the Stanley Cup in the Splex Jul 28/18)

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NHL champion Madison Bowey  brought the Stanley Cup to Varsity View Community Club on July 28 at 3 p.m.

Bowey, defenceman for the Washington Capitals hockey team, is a former Varsity View Falcon and he will bring hockey’s greatest trophy back to his childhood club for a party. All were welcome to attend this free event.

“My hockey career began here, at this great community club in this wonderful hockey city, and this is my chance to pay tribute to everyone who helped me get started, and encouraged me to keep going,” Bowey says. “It’s a great honour to have this privilege and I can’t wait to celebrate back home in my community.”

Traditionally, players and staff of the championship team each get a day to take the trophy to a destination of their choosing. Madison chose to share it with his community, where it all began.

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