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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Bulldogs news, Starlight Movie TONIGHT, Tlu-piich games

Good day...hope you had a fantastic long weekend! I spent it at Sproat Lake and the West Coast, had to beat the heat somehow...I had family visiting from Manitoba...they said that they are cancelling their subscription to Moneysense Magazine after seeing the Valley at it's finest firsthand!

 First off - he's the only guy more important than the Radio Guy and the Bus Driver - the Trainer! Welcome James!

Bulldogs Name New Trainer
August 5, 2012


Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are very proud to announce today that James McDonald has been hired as the team’s new Head Trainer and Equipment Manager.

“I’m excited to be joining the Alberni Valley Bulldogs,” said Bulldogs’ new trainer James McDonald. “I look forward to a very healthy and successful year.”

McDonald brings a very diverse skill-set to the organization that ranges from taking care of athletes to managing several successful businesses. McDonald comes to the Bulldogs with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and athletic therapy certificate from York University.

McDonald has experience working with teams in many different sports. He was the head student therapist for the University of Toronto’s men’s soccer and ice hockey teams and York University’s women’s rugby team. As well, James has covered provincial and national championship events in Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Wrestling, MMA, and Track and Field.

In addition to his experience at the team level, McDonald also worked in many Toronto area sports medicine clinics as a therapist, built a successful fitness training and conditioning business in Toronto, traveled across Europe and managed bars and backpackers hostels in both London and Edinburgh, Scotland for over 5 years.

“We are pleased to have a well-traveled, experienced trainer such as James come on board to work with our athletes,” said Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison. “ James is a good fit for the organization and really wants to be here to help with the success of the team,” added Willison.

McDonald’s girlfriend has family on Vancouver Island and will be joining James from
Toronto at Christmas.

We would like to welcome James to the organization and look forward to a very
successful season.

For more information please contact head coach Kevin Willison

Exhibition Game Tickets Are Now On Sale

August 5, 2012

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced today that exhibition game tickets are now on sale through the Bulldogs’ office.

The Bulldogs will play three home exhibition games this season:

Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:00pm vs. Cowichan Capitals
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:00pm vs. Victoria Grizzlies
Friday, August 31, 2012 7:00pm vs. Nanaimo Clippers

Tickets for adults and seniors are $10.00 each or $25.00 for all three exhibition games. Student and child tickets are $7.00 each or $15.00 for all three exhibition games.

Exhibition game tickets can be purchased directly from the Bulldogs’ office. Summer office hours are:

Tuesdays 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesdays 8:00am to 10:00am
12:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursdays 8:00am to 10:00am
Fridays 12:30pm to 4:00pm

For more information please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ director of marketing Laurie Smillie at 250.723.4412 or

Also don't forget that the Dogs Hockey School starts Monday, and the Dogs Season-Kick off Golf Tourney goes August 1th! For details, visit the page

Starlight Movie Night
·         Bob Daily Stadium
·         August 7

·         Free Community Event Sponsored by 93.3 The Peak, Port Alberni Toy Run, The Lions Club, AV Times, Tim Hortons, Coulson, and Jal Designs

·         Entertainment starts at 7pm and Concession Opens.

·         Concession by the Shriners and Parks and Rec.

·         Kids Games, Live Music by Kevin Falkenberg

·         Movie starts at dusk and is great for every member of the family

The Tlu-piich Games get going's all the details, with thanks to Richard for keeping me informed!

The 2012 Tlu-piich Games start August 7, the first event is Canoe Races at Clutesi Haven Marina, starting time 3:00pm. Prior to the races, there will be a canoe clinic for aboriginal children and youth; the clinic is hosted by Canoe Kayak BC. The Clinic will start at 2:00pm.

The Opening Ceremonies for the Tlu-piich Games is at the Maht Mahs Gym, starting at 7:00pm.

The other events are as follows:

August 8 & 9 - Track and Field Events - Bob Dailey Stadium
Both Days start time is 10:00am

August 9 - 3 on 3 Basketball - Maht Mahs Gym - Start time to be determined
- Out door movie night at Bob Dailey Stadium, starting at Dusk

August 10 - Swim meet - Echo Pool - start at 1:30

August 11 & 12 - Slo-pitch and Fast-pitch Tournament - Echo Minor

August 11 - Mixed Volleyball - time and place to be determined

17 and under baseball drop-in at Echo Minor time to be determined

Any further questions, you can contact me at 250.720.1946

With respect,
Richard Samuel
Tlu-piich Games Coordinator

1 comment:

Ron Anonymous said...

Welcome to the new trainer for the Bulldogs! It sounds like his experience will be a great benefit to the AVB.

I hope he likes hot summers - without the bugs!