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July 29,2014(ISN) – With Nationals  and the Women’s World Cup starting, it’s a good time to recognize some of the Velox players who are reaching higher in the off season. Canada’s women’s team is in France for the World Cup, taking on Spain in their first match this Friday morning, and features two ladies with their home club listed as Velox: Jess Dovanne and  Barb Mervin. There are others though who have worn the VV jersey in the last few years: Amanda Thornborough, Julianne Zussman, Elissa Alarie, Laura Russell, and Kelly Russell. All the Canada games can be viewed on TSN.

A little closer to home, BC’s Senior Women are in Ottawa for the Nationals, playing Quebec today. A stunning 12 players on a 24 woman roster are from Velox! Brittany Sims, Cherisse Du Preez, Lynzi Anderson, Samantha Kreeger, Ciara Malone, Courtney Sims, Kara Galbraith, Chelsea Minter, Kelsey Oetting, Selina McGinnis, Rosemary Lang, and Erin McGinnis. Aaron Frisby is along with them as assistant coach.

Our juniors also have a good turn out for the BC U14 boys squad: Gavin Kilpatrick, Aaron Apolinario, JT Boehme, Quinn Hayhurst, Nolan Sievert and Jacob Bossi all made the long list and are headed soon to Vancouver for a prep camp (before leaving for Nationals in Calgary). We will be acknowledging them Thursday at club night, and throwing a bit of a fundraiser for them. Drop by and support our youth!

To all three groups: good luck in your games and know that the club is rooting for you!

August Birthday Bash

Club regulars like Barry Kelly, Bob McCliggot, Jim Turner, Lori Murray, God Reekie, and Joe Frenette all have birthdays coming up in August, and are having a party at the club to celebrate. The party will be at the club on Saturday, Aug 16th, and will include Bocce, touch rugby, live music, and a fundraiser for some worthwhile charities.

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