Please note: my post on the Education Minister follows this late breaking news. Read on....
You all should've been officially notified by now or very shortly. As your Beginning Teacher's Committee [BTC] executive liaison, I want to make absolutely sure nobody is confused and gets the dates mixed up. The same with the team registration procedures. Please share my blog link with your coaches and staff as you see fit.
The TSU Beginning Teachers Volleyball Tournament at PJ2 has been rescheduled from this Friday March 2nd to Friday April 20th. That is the only Friday the gym has not been pre-booked by another group with a quite similar name to ours. This may have created the confusion with the previous booking. Our committee could've rescheduled the tournament for a weekday in March. However with holidays and what not, plus the fact Fridays usually work best for our members, April 20th it is.
The tournament is of course open to all TSU teacher members from our TCDSB schools, offices etc.
Our committee sincerely regrets the delay but hope the new date can still work well for you. It gives everyone extra time to sign up team members from your school and practice some more. From what I understand the competition could be very fierce this year.
We will be organized, as before, with the tournament being held in all three gyms at PJ2. There will be a Competitive League and a Recreational League. You can register teams for both. It will run from 4-8pm. The awards ceremony will follow.
To register your teams please forward the name of your school, the leagues and your team members names to the BTC email address that is being provided by the TSU main office. You may also contact me at the gmail address above should you have any immediate enquiries.
It promises to be another great Volleyball tournament! Let's get practicing if you haven't all ready. If you all ready have, well then I'd be willing to bet you better get practicing some more. The stakes for the Competitive League Trophy could be very high this year!
The festive awards ceremony afterwards is open to all team players and those teachers from your school who come to the tournament to cheer you on like last year. Those who do not participate in any way are asked please not to attend. Other events are held regularly throughout the year, by the Social Committee, and these are open to all our members. However, the volleyball tournament is run and paid for by our Beginning Teachers Committee, on a much more limited budget. Of course we always want to be reasonable. Please don't hesitate to contact me via my gmail address above if there are some special circumstances we may have overlooked, or use the BT email address once it is sent. This will help our committee in ordering the food and refreshments, and making sure we are fair, and you have a great time.
The Beginning Teacher's Volleyball Tournament is a longstanding yearly TSU event, organized and run by our BT Committee, which is made up of teachers with five years or less employment with our board. They also organized a BT pub for the new teachers to meet and connect with their colleagues from our board. Likewise they help organize the Provincial BT Conference where our new Catholic teachers from across the province get together to share information and experiences. A Niagara Wine Trip is also in the planning for this spring, to which everyone will be invited. Details will be forthcoming and we look forward to seeing you then, if not at the upcoming tournament.