It's International Women's Day
Happy International Women's Day to all of our female officials across the country.
Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for the internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women's advancement.
Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
Nominations for SOC Hall of Fame Awards - Now Open!
March 7, 2014 - Nominations Open
Make your nominations online through the SOC Hall of Fame
- Female Official of the Year -
- Male Official of the Year -
- Allen G. Rae Builder Award -
- Ron Foxcroft Award for Excellence in Professional Sport -
DEADLINE FOR ALL NOMINATIONS: MAY 15TH
Nominations may only be made by Voting Members of SOC
Awards will be presented in Ottawa, at the SOC Hall of Fame Dinner, Sept 27, 2014.
Support for training and education provided to northern B.C. coaches and officials
Targeted grant initiative helps prepare new sport leaders for 2015 Canada Games in Prince George
Vancouver, BC – Twenty-four groups in northern British Columbia will benefit from $28,905 in funding through a recent intake of the Northern BC Coaching and Officiating Development Fund, a localized grant initiative funded by the Province of BC and Team BC, and administered by ViaSport.
A number of coaches, officials and community groups in the north (BC Games Zones 7 and 8) have been awarded up to $1,500 each in an effort to increase accessibility to training and development opportunities leading up to the 2015 Canada Games in Prince George, supported by the Northern BC Community Sport Development Society and Team BC.
SOC Congratulates Team of Canadian Officials Selected for 2014 Paralympics in Sochi
OTTAWA, March 4, 2014 – Sports Officials Canada is pleased to congratulate the “team” of Canadians selected to officiate at the Sochi Paralympic Games. A total of 14 Canadian technical officials representing 5 Paralympic disciplines will take part in the upcoming games. The disciplines represented are Para Alpine, Para Nordic, Para Snowboard, Wheelchair Curling and Sledge Hockey.
“Canada has the reputation of producing some of the best officials in the world” said SOC President, Paul Deshaies. “Like the athletes and coaches representing Canada at the Games, these 14 men and women also represent the best of the best in their fields. We, like all Canadians are extremely proud of their accomplishments.”
Shades of Winter is back for all SOC iMembers
Shades of Winter
is back from the Westmont Hospitality Group!
Book a two night stay at participating hotels and receive 50% off your second night . Many also offer a free breakfast for two, free parking and are pet friendly. Hotels include selected Holiday Inns, Comfort Inns, Quality Suites, Hilton Gardens and more. This promo will run from December 1st 2013 until March 21, 2014.
Just sign in and go to the Members Benefits section to download the brochure for details.