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The purpose of this site is to put information of interest to referees in one location. We are keen to add content as we come across it - and to make our content as complete as possible. If you have information that we should post or if you don’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch with the site administrator: bcreferees@gmail.com. We welcome content ideas.


VASRA Meetings - the last Monday of each month 
by Wahl
 8/18/2015 12:45 PM

 Events of Note

A Referee passes - Eric Mason

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of former BC Soccer and National Assessor and BCSRA and Fraser Valley Area Soccer Referees Association (FVSRA) Life Member Eric Mason. As informed by Eric’s son Wayne, he passed away in the hospital in Chilliwack at 715pm on the night of Saturday, November 25th.  Eric was a past Chairman of the BC Soccer Referee Development Committee and served as a Director on the BC Soccer Board. He served for some time as a member of the executive of the Fraser Valley Area Association branch (FVSRA), being bestowed Life Membership by the Area Association branch in 1989. In 1998 he was elected by his peers as Life Member of the BCSRA.
As of this writing no details were known about a funeral. Are thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Posted 2017-11-26
Funeral details for Norm Colclough
The family of Norm Colclough has announced the funeral for BCSRA Founding and Life Member Norm Colclough will be held at Como Lake United Church Dec 14th at 1:00pm. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 26th, 2018 with details to follow in due course. We thank BCSRA & FVSRA Life Member Bob Sawtell for forwarding this info for all.

Norm was a former
National Assessor and BCSRA Founding and Life Member Norm Colclough. He was a past Chairman of the BC Soccer Assessment Sub-Committee which was originally called the BC Soccer Examining Board in years past when BC Soccer went by the name of the BC Soccer Association Commission. Norm was also a leader in forming the “Referees Team”, which played kick-around soccer in the spring months, comprised of referees who made up the Vancouver Area. He also organized the “Referees Golf Tournament” in the early 1990’s. In 1969 he helped form the BCSRA, was a recipient of the BCSRA Long & Meritorious Service Award and was elected a Life Member of the association in 1984.

As of this writing no details were known about a funeral. Norm leaves behind his wife Marge, daughter Karen and his son Nigel, also a referee. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.
Originally posted 2017-11-22. Updated 2017-11-26
Show a red card to prostate cancer with Movember!
VASRA VP Antonio Hurtado is once again setting up the Movember "Red Card to Prostate Cancer" team. Movember is a movement to help bring awareness to prostate cancer during the month of November where male participants are encouraged to grow out their moustaches and beards while donating or raising funds for prostate cancer research. Please contact Antonio (hurcoll@gmail.com) to find out how to join and/or donate to this worthy cause!
Updated 2017-11-10
VISRA monthly meeting changes
The Vancouver Island Soccer Referees Association (VISRA) area branch will hold its monthly meetings to coincide with the Victoria Candidates program night on either the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month.

The November meeting will be held Tuesday, November 28th at the Gordon Head Clubhouse at Tyndall Park at 730pm immediately after the Candidates Program session which starts at 630pm. The December meeting will be held December 13th and serve as the Christmas Social open to all members. Please contact VISRA Treasurer Christian Hauer (c.hauer@shaw.ca) to RSVP.
Originally posted 2017-11-10/Updated 2017-11-26

Change in Provincial Executive 
The result of the recent elections at the 2017 AGM are as follows:
President: Chris Wattam
Vice-President: Mike Hood
Secretary: Asia Robinson
Treasurer: Andy Li
Director-without-Portfolio: Robin Woods
Area Association-appointed Directors:
      Andy Pinter (FVSRA), Elvio Chies (VASRA), Rex Craig (VISRA)
Immediate Past President: Nick Hawley
Updated 2017-09-04
2017 Dan Kulai/Jack Tinnion Scholarship recipient announced
Congratulations to Shawn Olfert of Lake Country who is this year's recipient of the Dan Kulai/Jack Tinnion Memorial Scholarship.

A call for submissions for the 2018 scholarship will be made in late January/early February of 2018. Those looking to apply should being obtaining objective evidence of their refereeing invovlement (especially off-field activities).
Updated 2017-09-04

Referee Registration - BC Soccer
To referee in BC you must be registered with the Canada Soccer. This is done by registering online via BC Soccer's website, www.bcsoccer.net
annually on April 1st.

If you are already a referee you can become a member of BCSRA by signing up below. If you are not yet a referee and what to become one, you need to take referee training.  To find out about courses go to
BC Soccer Referee Clinics.
Are you a Referee or Former Referee? Join/Renew Now to become a member of the society of your peers called the British Columbia Soccer Referees Association (BCSRA)! Renewals can be done online too!

BCSRA registration is online!
You must be a Referee or Former Referee to become a member!
Click on the link above to become a member now. Go to the Membership Details link to find out more.

Membership Details
Annual membership - $10 to $25
18 years of age and under - $10

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