Monday, December 12, 2022

Lake Side Buoys Society AGM 2022

The Lake Side Buoys Society Board of Directors is proud to present the 2023 roster of directors as decided at the Annual General Meeting.

2023 Lake Side Buoys Society
Board of Directors

President - Michael Geldreich
Vice President - Andrew Fitzsimmons
Secretary/Treasurer - Greg Henkelman
Ombudsperson - Steve Hemphill
Jermaine Pedro
Leela Hamilton
Kevin Close
Phil Hoover
John Cameron

In case you missed it, you can catch up on the 2022 LSB Society AGM here:

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Lake Side Buoys Debut Playoffs TIFO

Here's what the Lake Side Buoys debuted before the Canadian Premier League semi-finals between Pacific FC and Atl├ętico Ottawa on October 15th, 2022.

Friday, October 7, 2022

 Hello Lake Side Buoys Members!

This short note is intended to inform those of you that we have two important General Membership meetings on the horizon.

The first, a Special General Meeting, will take place at NOON on Saturday, October 8, 2022 online via Discord. The main business of this meeting will be to outline the roles and responsibilities of a new Board Officer Position of Ombudsperson. This position was first proposed at last year’s Annual General Meeting on December 11, 2021, and was outlined in terms of responsibilities over the following months as described below:

Ombudsperson (Officer position)

• Independent, non-voting board member;

• Provides the General Membership with fiscal and administrative oversight of the Executive Board’s activities;

• Provides counsel to the Executive Board on matters of member discipline, conflict of interest and other complex member issues;

• Represents the interests of the General Membership and individual members to the Executive Board through advocacy and consultation.

• Ombudsperson handles complex member concerns while offering to maintain anonymity for the complainant unless specified otherwise by a complainant

- The anonymity offered by the use of pseudonyms and discretionary use of identifying

factors by ombudsperson in communications with board business related to any complaint

- Anonymity cannot be guaranteed to be maintained. Others may have witnessed potential

events or could use relevant context clues to decipher the complainant. This is beyond the

board’s control.

- In rare cases, when deemed necessary by the ombudsperson, anonymity concerning a

complaint cannot be maintained with the board to best understand the concern at hand.

The second, our Annual General Meeting/Winter Gathering, will take place on Sunday, December 11 at NOON, tentatively scheduled to take place at Dallas and Ryan’s complex. More details will be provided as we near the date, but you may wish to pencil it in now.

Finally, as we near the end of the Regular season, please remember to share your voices with us at our next home game on September 30: if you have orange scarves/shirts, it would be a great thing to wear them. Also, if you have any Membership dues to pay ($5 per year), please consider getting that to Greg or Mike so we can update our List. The money is essential for our yearly planning, which takes place to a large extent over the winter months.

Wishing you all a beautiful Fall season.

Greg Henkelman

Secretary/Treasurer, Lake Side Buoys

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Pacific FC Final Home Game of the 2022 Regular Season

Check out our latest video from Pacific FC's final home game of the 2022 season, where we discuss Jamar Dixon's retirement, observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and present the Lake Side Buoys Supporters' Choice Player of the Year Award!

Monday, July 25, 2022

Kensho Ando Wins VHFC Men's Division Player of the Year Award!

On July 24th, 2022, the Lake Side Buoys presented Victoria Highlanders FC player Kensho Ando with the Supporters' Choice Player of the Year Award for the VHFC Men's Division!

Sophie Miranda Wins VHFC Women's Division Player of the Year Award!

On July 24th, 2022, the Lake Side Buoys presented Victoria Highlanders FC player Sophie Miranda with the Supporters' Choice Player of the Year Award for the VHFC Women's Division!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Questions About CONCACAF! Jonesing For Answers

HTN's Ryan Arrowood has a chat with VP of Operations at Pacific FC, Brad Norris-Jones about the upcoming CONCACAF League games, stadium upgrades and more!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

VHFC vs TSS Rovers - Fan Reactions

Join us for an after the whistle interview with TSS Rovers fan Brenton and Goalkeeper for VHFC, Jessica Gardiner.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Pacific FC CONCACAF Draw Party!

Join us for an evening with Pacific FC as we watch the CONCACAF League Draw to find out who PFC will be taking on in their first ever international competition! Then stick around for interviews with PFC head coach James Merriman, players Josh Heard, Jamar Dixon and Callum Irving and owner Rob Friend.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

First Ever League 1 BC Match!

Join us on our roadtrip to the University of British Columbia to watch the inaugural League 1 BC match between the visiting Victoria Highlanders and the Vancouver Whitecaps U19 squad!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Lake Side Buoys 2022 Prideraiser Campaign Starts Now!

Hello all Lake Side Buoys and fans of Pacific FC! 

We are proud to announce that we will be raising funds this year for the Victoria Pride Society!  They are a non profit, volunteer based organization that is dedicated to supporting Greater Victoria's LGBTQ2+ communities.  They're most well known for organizing the annual Victoria Pride Festival & Parade, which obviously has not been real for the last 2 years. Nonetheless, they offer year-round programming and a vast directory of queer-owned businesses and resources.   

You can pledge any one time amount of whatever you like during this campaign, but why not make it interesting! The platform has been easily set up to accept a pledge for each goal scored across the 8 games.  We ask that you make a pledge of a minimum $1/goal, but would greatly encourage $5/goal.

Please be as charitable as you can!

As an additional note, a very generous offer has been made by an individual donor to match all funds raised by us during this event. So if we're able to raise $1000 in goal pledges, we'll be able to donate $2000! 

Thank you for helping us raise money for the VPS and showing how much the Lake Side Buoys care about our community!

Check out our campaign page to make your pledge!

Make Your Pledge Here

Friday, April 29, 2022

Meet Your Victoria Highlanders, Part 2 (2022)

Meet two of the lads on the Victoria Highlanders Men's Division, Kensho Ando and Ethan Monaghan!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Meet Your Victoria Highlanders, Part 1 (2022)

Get to know your Victoria Highlanders! In our latest video, we chat with two players from the Women's Division of the League1 BC club.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Pacific FC Kickoff Event for 2022 Season

Join us at the Sticky Wicket in downtown Victoria, BC as we chat with CEO of Pacific FC, Rob Friend and VP of Operations for Pacific FC, Brad Norris-Jones about the upcoming Canadian Premier League season!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Pre-Season Match 2022 Pacific FC vs Valour FC at Starlight Stadium

With the kickoff of a brand new Canadian Premier League season starting this week, we thought you'd might be interested in some highlights of raw pitch-side video we took of a pre-season match between 2021 CPL Champions, Pacific FC and Winnipeg's own Valour FC.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Pre-Season Interviews with PFC

From the folks behind LSBTV: 

 "It's about time we come out of our long hiatus, and we've decided to make some changes. We'll continue to focus on promoting and exploring soccer supporter culture in North America, but we're doing it under a new name. We want everyone to HEAR THE NOISE."

And here's our first video after a very long break: