NEIL SALKUS ( Dec 11, 1944 - May 23, 2014 )
Neil Salkus passed away peacefully, at his home in North Vancouver, after complications from cancer. He is survived by his partner of many years, Heather Fleming, her two daughters, Kate and Kari, his brother Roy, and numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Gladys and his father Albert. Neil was a proud graduate of UBC engineering. He taught chemistry for 32 years at Handsworth Secondary School where he mentored many students and athletes. He was a founding member of BCO volleyball club and a director for more than 35 years. He loved baseball, golf, travel, and walking his dog Madison. His kind heart, encyclopedic knowledge, and calm disposition, will be missed by many. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Centre – 3010 Sleil-Waututh Road, North Vancouver BC from 4 pm to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Vancouver High School Education Foundation in memory of Neil Salkus fund at www.nvhsef.org
and/or BCO Volleyball Club
Celebration of Life Event for Neil Salkus
Date: Wed, June 11, 2014
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Place: Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Centre
Address:3010 Sleil-Waututh Road, North Vancouver
4pm - Doors Open
5pm - Eulogy, Stories, Open Mic
6:15 pm - Appetizers and coffee/tea/water
It is with a very heavy heart that we share with you the news of the death of Neil Salkus, one of the founders of BCO Volleyball Club. An icon in our North Shore volleyball community, Neil served as BCO President for many years, as a mentor for many of our current coaches, and as a coach for countless numbers of young players at BCO and at Handsworth Secondary School. Neil always devoted himself to others and we will forever be grateful. He has a great man.
We express our deepest condolences to Neil's family and friends.
Just some of the successes by BCO teams in 2014!
BCO 18U Black - BC Provincials Silver
BCO 18U Black - BC Provincials All-Stars
BCO 18U Elite Hoo-ra - Canadian Nationals Gold
BCO 16U Black - Canadian Nationals Silver
BCO 18U Elite and 18U Black in Las Vegas - Feb 14th
High Performance Prospects Skills Camp Spring 2014
Arnd ‘Lupo’ Ludwig, Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s National team, will be back in North Vancouver to run a skills camp for Grade 10-12 girls and boys from March 24th-26th. A number of highly respected University and College coaches in BC will also be part of the coaching staff.
This session will provide athletes with training in all key skills with feedback to help each participant improve their execution.
In addition, player profiles will be created for each athlete, and this information, along with video of all athletes during the sessions, will be distributed to university and college coaches in Canada and the US, helping you find a post secondary team placement.
BCO Train & Play Spring Program for Grade 8 & 9 Girls starting March 30 (12:30pm to 2:00pm)
This program is geared towards athletes who are not currently playing on a club team but are still interested in keeping up and improving their volleyball skills.
Athletes who are playing for a club team but not participating in additional training (i.e. VCCE) may also be interested in taking this program for additional reps and touches.
For full program details and to register, please click here.