Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Pints (and some business)

Over on the Facebook we posted an event for this Saturday: our third annual Christmas Pints at the Bard & Banker. Come join us for a seasonal get together as we remember the highs and lows of the past season and look forward to a glorious new year.
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday Dec 3rd, 2011

Besides enjoying some seasonal cheer, fine food and fortifying beverages we will be doing a bit of business which should not cut too deeply into drinking time.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Own the Club

Once upon a time there was a group of people who loved their game and wanted to enter a team that would represent their community by competing against other communities . They formed a club, appointed a coach and signed players. And one day they grew up to be FC Barcelona. Or the Green Bay Packers. Or the Saskatchewan Roughriders. And now, here in sleepy little Victoria the return to grassroots ownerships has now come to our own Highlanders Football Club.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reynolds Soccer Centre Under Fire

Update November 17, 2011 - Thank you to all those who spread the word and affirmed your support for the Reynolds Centre for Soccer Excellence. Dave Ravenhill, program director has asked that the original email be removed and so I have removed the entire text and follow up responses.

The reason is that it appears the CSE enjoys wider support than previously thought. The previously published list of candidates was not complete and so it has been removed.

From the LSB perspective we can hope this was simply a misunderstanding/miscommunication in the heat of an election campaign and we look forward to continued support for the CSE at the school board.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Make Some Noise at the Game

Tonight UVic takes on Universite de Montreal in the quarterfinals of the CIS Men's National Soccer Tournament. Not only is this an opportunity to support our local varsity athletes but it is also a chance to communicate the threat to Royal Athletic Park to the soccer community.

To aid in spreading the word, and have some fun, a song sheet/flyer has been created. Feel free to download the .pdf file and bring as many copies as you can to Centennial Stadium. Kick-off is @ 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SOS Responses

Responses to Save Our Stadium from candidates will be posted here without editorial comment in their entirety in the order they arrive (no matter how difficult that may be.)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

RAP an Election Issue?

[Update: Responses are being posted.]

The exciting launch of a new era for the Highlanders (more on that later) has been tempered by the recent revelations about the future of Royal Athletic Park as a venue for summer events after 2012 (see T-C Article)

It was a recently made public in another T-C article that a "Vancouver businessman" is trying to bring a West Coast League team to Victoria starting in 2013.  According to that article by Cleve Dheensaw, negotiations have been going on for over a year and yet there has been no public discussion of the most startling and controversial proposal from this potential team. It has been proposed that this team be given exclusive use of RAP for the whole summer.