United DFC Need to Know - May 24-31st, 2023
Welcome to United DFC’s weekly Need to Know newsletter. Our aim is to keep you informed about everything that is going on inside the club. Watch for your update every Wednesday.
Did you know?
You will now be able to find our Need to Know under the Celebrating UDFC tab under Stay Updated.
Programs This Week
U7-U11 Skill Centre
U12 A/B Pre-Performance
U10 and mini program schedule will be emailed directly to parents.
Programs Starting in June
Registration Closing Soon
Mini Program - May 26th
Meet Katie Steele
My name is Katie Steele and I am the social media coordinator for the club this summer. My tasks include:
I need help from you!!
Please remember that when entering/exiting any of the facility parking lots, especially at the East Coast Varsity Dome, that players and parents proceed with caution as many younger players are entering/exiting and are not watching for incoming vehicles. Together we can keep everyone safe.
Congratulations to the U13AA boys for winning GOLD at the Allt Tournament this past weekend!
SILVER to the U15AAA boys and BRONZE for the U15AA boys
Congratulations to the U13AA girls after a 2-0 win over the FC Durham Academy at the Umbro Tournament in Toronto!
Congratulations to Lucas McCurdy, Lennon Hollett, Derin Kaptan, and Cole Wilkin on making the U15 Provincial Team!
Ktapekiaqn Celebrating Mi’kmaw Song and Dance May 27th
Join Choirs for Change at the Paul O’Regan Hall for an evening of dance, drum, and choral music.
The title of the show, Ktapekiaqn, is the Mi’kmaw word for “song” and speaks to the power of music to bring communities together. Ktapekiaqn is the culmination of a collaboration between Choirs for Change’s core choir Polaris, Mi’kmaw dancer Sarah Prosper, and Mi’kmaw musician, Aaron Prosper.
This performance will weave together contemporary choral music, movement, and newly-composed choral arrangements of traditional Mi’kmaw songs, Ktapekiaqn. The concert will also feature Choirs for Change’s chamber choir, Eastern Horizon, performing works by Cree composer, Andrew Balfour.
Tickets are available through Ticket Halifax at a variety of price points. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door, with a Pay-What-You-Can option for the underwaged.
Scotia Festival of Music May 28- June 11th, 2023
A legendary two-week chamber of music festival in a new concert hall and events venue. Boasting over 50 public events featuring international talent. The festival offers concerts, recitals, open rehearsals, masterclasses, and coaching sessions.
Tickets or packages available for purchase.
FTF U15-U18 High Performance Program
Halifax Wanderers FC New Pitch Patrol Program
Our Pitch Patrol team aims to engage with athletes, families, coaches, and staff to show the Halifax Wanderers love for the local soccer community. As part of this program, we will provide promotional items such as player of the game awards, a variety of merchandise, drinks, and snacks to athletes and the player's families/friends. Plus be on the lookout for Wanderers 1st Team players and Rover at some of the pitch visits. SIGN UP HERE.
UDFC U18AA Boys Gift Card Raffle!
Enter to win the perfect gift for a soccer parent in your life. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to purchase tickets.
The United DFC Breakfast Club offers a “learn to play” approach to women’s soccer, providing skill development and soccer fitness training in a fun and social environment. Womens of all ages and abilities are welcome, and after training, players can enjoy breakfast with friends at Palladium Restaurant. For more information click here.
U13AA Boys Raffle
The U13AA Boys will be raffling off 4 tickets to a Montreal Impact game. Email email@example.com for details on how to purchase tickets.
United DFC is excited to announce a Monthly 50/50 Club-Wide Fundraiser. Raffles will occur monthly, with draws taking place on the 1st of the Month from April 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024.
May 50/50 Link
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering with our Mini Program or Summer Camps? Sign up using the link below. Can be ANY age!
United DFC Scholarship Opportunity
Applications for the 2023 United DFC Scholarship are now open.
A total of six (6) students will be selected from the United DFC Community Public High Schools (Auburn Drive, Cole Harbour High, Dartmouth High, École secondaire Mosaïque, Islandview High, Woodlawn) with six (6) x $500 awards.
Scholarships will be awarded based on scoring and not every high school may be represented.
For more information click here
Social Media Channels
Please follow our social media channels and like/tag/share/comment on any posts that resonate with you. This is a small thing you can do that will help the club a great deal.
YouTube: @United DFC
U13-U18 AA Season
Programs begin week of April 10th for U13-U18AA
U12 Pre-Performance Season
U12 Pre-Performance begins week of April 17th
Skills Centre Season
Skills Centre program begins week of April 17th