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Date: August 10th 2012

GAMES MOVED: to Kensington #5 6-8pm tonight (Friday)

If you haven't seen the updates on the website, twitter and Facebook, Burnaby North Turf has been damaged and is currently closed. We have been moved to Kensington #5 for our last Friday of the summer.

This is a GRASS field about 100m West of Burnaby North Turf, on the western side of the tennis courts. The closest parking is off of Frances St. It is the same 6-8pm time slot, although there is unlikely to be a group there before or after us, so we can probably get some extended playing time for those who are able.

Remember this is the last Friday of the summer, after tonight we're on Mondays only for the rest of August.

Fall League

I have asked for Mondays in the Fall, which is our historic go to night. I'm still waiting for confirmation of our allotment from the city. You'll know shortly afer I do, which should be in a couple of weeks.

Rest of Summer League: Expression of Interest (Monday Nights)

Update: So with the various replies and the people who just have kept coming out, we've made it to about the 2/3 or 3/4 mark, but not all the way. This would mean that if people were interested we could do a 4 team Goaltimate league, or play VUL turf style 5v5 or something, but not 7v7 like we would like. I expect that many of the people interested in the league option would not be interested in those other options. If you are, let me know.

There's been some talk about trying to get even a brief 4 week league going. Honestly thus far the numbers on either Monday or Friday don't support it. That said, there are people who are not playing because they are primarily interested in playing league. Are there enough of them? Maybe.

So here's the plan:

  • Want to play in a "league" on Monday nights for the rest of the summer? Reply to this email saying that you want to play. If you think you're already on a team, tell me what team as well (don't want to count people twice).
  • You're a captain and you want to put a team in on Monday nights for the rest of the summer? Reply to this email saying that you've got a team that wants to play, and then by the end of the week send me the names on your roster (so that I don't count people twice).

If by the weekend (e.g. July 28th) the numbers look good, I will put teams and a schedule together for games starting on July 30th. The game times would be the remaining Monday nights of summer (all at Burnaby Lake West - Field #4):

  • Jul 30: 6:30-8:30
  • Aug 06: 6:30-8:30
  • Aug 13: 6:30-8:30
  • Aug 20: 8:00-10:00
  • Aug 27: 6:30-8:30

Depending on interest and our fall field allocation there might be a chance to extend the summer league into September, but that can be a separate discussion once the fields are confirmed.

At this point, everyone is just "expressing interest", if enough people do (4 teams or 40+ individuals or combination thereof) we'll do registration and make it happen.

Babysitters Wanted?

At this point it doesn't appear as though there's enough interest to make this happen. If you're a parent and would like it revisisted in the future, please do bring it up. Otherwise, lobby the other parents who are playing (or better yet those who aren't playing) and we'll see about getting the critical mass necessary to make it viable.

For those lacking context, the idea here was to bring in someone to supervise children while their parents played Ultimate, so that the parents can focus on the game and not worry overmuch about their children. This would likely have involved a cost, and would have required someone that we brought in specifically for the purpose (volunteer, spouse, or child care professional [e.g. babysitter]). Given that many of our field locations are near schools, or other facilities with rentable rooms, the childcare might have been held indoors (especially in non-summer based offerings). That said, the actual final product would have been shaped by those using it.

BUDS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burnabyultimate

If you're on Facebook and haven't liked Burnaby Ultimate & Disc Sports yet you might want to do so, it's often a faster way to get information. Also, you'll find updates about Ultimate in Canada, tournaments and other things which might be of interest but which don't make it into an actual email.

The other advantage of Facebook is that when you share or like BUDS posts the fact that you've done that is shared with your friends, which gives us increased exposure and reaches people we would not otherwise reach through the website or email.

BUDS on Twitter: @bbyulti

If you're on Twitter you might want to follow @bbyulti which gets the most timely updates with respect to field locations, game reminders and upcoming events. Again, you'll get updates and information which is not distributed by email, although it should be visible on the BUDS website for those of you who don't use Twitter or choose not to follow.

Burnaby Club Nights 2012 (Disc Golf)

If you're interested in getting in some Disc Golf this summer, there are a couple of organized options being run through BUDS by the Burnaby Disc Golf Club.

On Tuesday nights you can play doubles (Ace Pot currently $100), current start time is about 5:45pm.

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