The South Delta Sun Devils, top-ranked in the B.C. senior girls Quad-A tier, will be one of somewhere in the neighbourhood of 100 boys and girls senior varsity teams which will now wait a week longer to see if their seven respective B.C. senior varsity championships can go off without a hitch. (Photo by Mark Booth property of the Delta Optimist 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BCSS moves all seven B.C. high school senior varsity volleyball championships ahead to Dec. 8-11 window for best chance at true provincial tourney fields!

B.C.’s seven boys and girls B.C. senior varsity volleyball championships are still being afforded the chance to maintain their full integrity as province-wide championship tournaments.Yet, due to the massive after-effects of flooding and severely-compromised highway systems, B.C. School Sports announced Wednesday evening that the girls Quad-A, Triple-A, Double-A and Single-A championships, as well as the […]

B.C. high school football will continue with its Subway Bowl playoffs this weekend, yet teams will not compete for provincial titles this season after the flooding within our province made travel to games a big issue. (Wilson Wong photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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No B.C. champions will be crowned at Subway Bowl 2021! State of emergency means high school football will stage three ‘regional’ championships!

(NOTE — Check back throughout the course of the evening for updates on this story)LANGLEY — For a second straight season, B.C. high school football teams have been denied the opportunity to compete for provincial championships.On the heels of the provincial state of emergency now in effect, B.C. School Sports, the governing body for high […]

The BCSS governance proposal was passed Saturday morning. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. School Sports wins its governance vote: All of the voices weigh in on a tipping-point day in B.C. high school sports history!

B.C. School Sports has won the day, and its executive director says he’s confident the new governance proposal for high school sports in this province — one which unites all 20 of its member sports under one organizational umbrella — will be ready to begin operation, pending green lights from the health sector, this coming […]

B.C. School Sports will hold its AGM on Saturday, at which time its new governance proposal will be put to the vote. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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With pivotal AGM vote set for Saturday, BCTF claims no knowledge of its spot on BC School Sports’ proposed legislative council!

A B.C. high school sports commissioner says he has been stunned by the 11th-hour discovery of what he characterizes as a gross misrepresentation in the lead-up to Saturday’s pivotal vote on B.C. School Sports new governance proposal.Walter van Halst, commissioner of the B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union, called it “absolutely shocking” when it was discovered […]

B.C. School Sports offered their response after some big news was revealed Thursday, two days ahead of Saturday's pivotal AGM vote. (Photo property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. School Sports responds to criticism following BC Teachers Federation issue with governance vote fast approaching!

B.C. School Sports was contacted earlier today by Varsity Letters regarding issues stemming from the BCTF and its denial of communication and involvement as one of 10 key stakeholder organizations which would occupy voting seats within the proposed governance’s 54-member legislative assembly.In advance of Saturday’s AGM in which its new governance proposal will be voted […]

As the final second ticks off the clock, Sasha Vujisic (right) and the rest of the Burnaby South Rebels culminate the 2019-20 season as B.C. champs. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: What both sides are saying in the emotional debate regarding BC School Sports’ proposal for a new power structure in BC high school sports!

LANGLEY — Varsity Letters is presenting both sides of the debate leading up to the pivotal voting day on B.C. School Sports’ pioneering governance proposal, set for the association’s May 1 annual general meeting.If passed by a two-thirds majority plus-one vote of the province’s eligible base of 460-plus athletic directors, all 19 of BCSS’ member […]

B.C. high school football gets back to the practice field on Sept. 10, but educational cohort rules will force coaches to tackle their game plans in ways that include no tackling. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Football practices begin Sept. 10, yet the 2020-21 B.C. high school sports season sits in idle as community/club counterparts gain traction

Despite a future chalk full of unknowns, the 2020-21 B.C. high school sports season will have its official opening a week from this Thursday.On Sept. 10, high school football teams are allowed to begin practicing, and although it will all happen under the most restrictive of conditions, hope remains eternal that in the midst of […]

Today, Varsity Letters celebrates the B.C. senior girls cross-country champion Sentinel Spartans, plus the recently-completed 2018-19 season's 72 other B.C. high school senior varsity team champions! (Photo property of Sentinel athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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A Sunday Photo Album: We celebrate all 73 B.C. high school senior varsity team champions from 2018-19

LANGLEY — Welcome to a Varsity Letters first! As part of our season-ending tribute to the student-athletes and coaches who make the B.C. high school sports world such a special fraternity, we started out with a simple idea: Publishing the photographs of every senior varsity team to win a B.C. high school championship over the course […]

The Burnaby South Rebels have been forced to forfeit an opening-round win at the Lower Mainland Quad A championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Burnaby South basketball: Ineligible player ruling and forfeiture put Lower Mainland’s No. 1 seed on marathon road to B.C. tourney

BURNABY — The Burnaby South Rebels are suddenly facing a lot longer road to qualifying for the B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball championships.