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  1. Virtually zero chance a WCQ game will be played in Regina unless they replace the surface with a new surface without sewn in grid iron lines. 
     

    And even if they did that (I’d be shocked if they did) the chance would go from virtually zero to only minimally above zero. 
     

    Toronto will get most of the games I suspect starting with the Sept games. Vancouver will likely get a colder weather game or three. Montreal will potentially alleviate scheduling issues so might get a game. Doubt there will be games anywhere else but it might happen. 

  2. 59 minutes ago, BrennanFan said:

    When you say, "The Voyageurs", whom do you mean specifically? As in, who are the individuals dealing with the reorganization?

    Jamie MacLeod started it and assembled the group of us who have been working on it. A couple who are semi-regulars on here like @JamboAland @BuzzAndSting... Kristin Knowles, Aubrey Lustig, Nicky Cottee, James Covey ... Sam Gregory helped for much of the time but has had to absent himself ... several others have chipped in in more specific ways here and there. 

  3. Hey everyone. 
     

    The Voyageurs are hosting a live event on March 23 to update everyone on what we’ve been working on in our reorganization. I’ve copied and pasted the info below:

     

    The Voyageurs will be hosting a live YouTube event this Tuesday, March 23rd. We will discuss our reorganization, have interviews with 2 Canadian national team players, and host a Q&A session. Click the link below to subscribe. More details to come. ❤🇨🇦
     
  4. Hey everyone. 
     

    The Voyageurs are hosting a live event on March 23 to update everyone on what we’ve been working on in our reorganization. I’ve copied and pasted the info below:

     

    The Voyageurs will be hosting a live YouTube event this Tuesday, March 23rd. We will discuss our reorganization, have interviews with 2 Canadian national team players, and host a Q&A session. Click the link below to subscribe. More details to come. ❤🇨🇦
     
  5. If anyone was interested in completing The Voyageurs survey but hasn’t yet, it will be up for about another week or so. The links are below. 

    We’ve had a fantastic response. Thanks to anyone who has completed it and passed it on. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQcX02OqPJZ2EvFp9RB3J6ZE77126k1DRdyyg_AZ2bElvAw/viewform

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvTXCjKjNYRsNURoiVyTH6Q6BIALgD3a6-ELQZhYpFycd8mw/viewform

  6. If anyone was interested in completing The Voyageurs survey but hasn’t yet, it will be up for about another week or so. The links are below. 

    We’ve had a fantastic response. Thanks to anyone who has completed it and passed it on. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQcX02OqPJZ2EvFp9RB3J6ZE77126k1DRdyyg_AZ2bElvAw/viewform

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvTXCjKjNYRsNURoiVyTH6Q6BIALgD3a6-ELQZhYpFycd8mw/viewform

  7. For those of you interested in the development and trajectory of The Voyageurs, please have a look at this survey. Fill it out and pass it on if you are interested. First link is English version second is French. 

     

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQcX02OqPJZ2EvFp9RB3J6ZE77126k1DRdyyg_AZ2bElvAw/viewform

     

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvTXCjKjNYRsNURoiVyTH6Q6BIALgD3a6-ELQZhYpFycd8mw/viewform?usp=sf_link

  8. Apologies for double posting (I’m actually about to triple post as I’m putting this in the CWNT section too) but here’s a survey about The Voyageurs as we are reorganizing. First link is English version second is French. 
     

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQcX02OqPJZ2EvFp9RB3J6ZE77126k1DRdyyg_AZ2bElvAw/viewform

     

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvTXCjKjNYRsNURoiVyTH6Q6BIALgD3a6-ELQZhYpFycd8mw/viewform?usp=sf_link

  9. 6 minutes ago, N1ckbr0wn said:

    Survey done! Thanks Rob !

    Just to be clear, I didn’t create the survey (although I contributed to it). I mostly volunteered to put the word out. There’s a group of 9 or 10 of us plugging away as best we can. 
     

    But cheers and thanks for filling it out. The response has been quite overwhelming honestly. Very positive. 

  10. Hey folks. Here is the short survey that @BuzzAndSting mentioned above. There will be more going on over the Winter and Spring ... this is hopefully just a start. 
     

    Please pass these on to anyone who you think might be interested. There are English and French versions. 
     

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQcX02OqPJZ2EvFp9RB3J6ZE77126k1DRdyyg_AZ2bElvAw/viewform?usp=sf_link

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvTXCjKjNYRsNURoiVyTH6Q6BIALgD3a6-ELQZhYpFycd8mw/viewform?usp=sf_link

  11. 39 minutes ago, Winnipeg Fury said:

     

    I'm not overreacting or saying anything false.  Nor am I making personal attacks.

    Like I said, my friends have sent pm/phoned.  

     

    Well I’m curious as to what leads you to believe that the Vs only want to get into bed with the CSA and get their money then. And considering that Jamie is leading this parade I’m unsure how this is not both false and a personal attack. 
     

    Perhaps I should DM you though. However I’m fighting with a toilet and a light fixture right now. Good times.

     

    Edit: Just saw your post, Dwayne after I posted. To be continued elsewhere. 

  12. 11 minutes ago, Winnipeg Fury said:

     

      @rob.notenboom  I have had many conversations with people.  But I have no interest in mud slinging.  I don't think you want me to post any of it.   I have nothing personal against Jamie.  Do you have any idea who put Jamie in this position ?

    Is it because I posted the corporate information ?  That is public knowledge.  Anyone can access any of it.  The fact that our information is listed as 'overdue' according to the gov't, is not me launching a personal attack.  Far from it !  But it should be a concern to all Voyageurs.  Like much of what is happening here., (your list of communication, organization, transparency, greater involvement and clear structure are a good starting point) 

    I am asking appropriate questions and being met with complete stonewalling.   I have asked questions both on the forum and off forum, trying my best to work out respectful solutions.  This communication has been all one-way.  

    I have requested a V subforum on here, but of course that was denied.  

    You don't post here any more, I'm not surprised.  Everyone is sick of the bs.  The moderators don't even know who are moderators or who has access....moderators saying they have been asking to be deleted for months....people getting completely scrubbed and no answers given or semblance of accountability.  We sacrificed our forum, which was the heart of this community for years, to come here.  Nothing was supposed to change.   Then we ask questions and are treated like mindless cattle, being told questions can't be answered, 'because it's not the V forum.'  What a joke !  Small surprise people are leaving.

    My friends are not reaching out to me on this forum.  They have sent pm's/called.  

     

     

     

     

     

    Perhaps I misconstrued, but you seemed more than a little upset by what you’ve found out. And it seemed to me at least that this led to you overreacting, including saying some things that were pretty accusing. 
     

    Am I off base with that interpretation?

     

    I certainly wasn’t intending on being insulting. So apologies if that’s how it came across. 

  13. 47 minutes ago, Lofty said:

    Well Rob, I could say what I think of you for making ad hominem attacks instead of sticking to debating the issues raised but that wouldn't be very helpful, would it?

    By the way, a caustic comment with a smiley face is still a caustic comment.

    Hmm. Let me think on that. It wasn’t my intention to make an ad hominem statement and the purpose of the smiley face would be the same as if I was sitting down with you and Dwayne right now ... that sometimes when you think someone is in the wrong, it still makes sense to tell them gently. 
     

    I certainly don’t disagree that the Vs could use some improvements. And honestly, I’ve been advocating for those for quite some time, just not on this forum.

  14. 1 hour ago, Winnipeg Fury said:

     

    I don't think I have said anything that anyone should find offensive.  There are lots of people across this country working hard to promote the game, inside the Voyageurs and outside the Voyageurs, both past and present.  Myself included.

    I have asked questions, and been told repeatedly that nothing is being answered, because this isn't the Voyageurs forum.  I thought I found a solution in requesting,  a sub-forum, but was denied.  I have tried other means,.....still nothing.

    You are offended by me saying the Voyageurs are 'nothing'........I said 'the Voyageurs are bordering on becoming nothing.'  I stand by those comments, because without proper transparency,  there is nothing.  And I can't see how that would offend anyone, especially anyone who is investing time and energy into any group.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Well I find this quote from you offensive.

    The only objective now, is to get into bed with the CSA and get their money.

    The V forum (and any semblance of what the Voyageurs were) was sacrificed to make things more appealing to the CSA.  Don't kid yourself, they call the shots now.  

    Dwayne, let me be the second friend of yours to let you know that you’re very off-base with much of what you’ve said. The forum has not been representative of nor particularly useful to the Vs for quite a long time. Most of the Vs I know (and that includes very many people who are very active in the Vs ... selling tickets, promoting games with their friends, organizing tifos/events/watch parties) either never use the forum or rarely use it. In many cases they got sick of the garbage on here and found better outlets for their time, effort, and passion ... I’d count myself in that number ... I’m no less interested in Canadian soccer now, but I’m not sure I’ve made three posts on the forum in a year. 
     

    Additionally,  the way you’re attacking Jamie is lowering my opinion of you. I doubt you understand because you don’t know the details, but he has suffered several setbacks over the last several years and this has affected what he’s been able to accomplish (I’m not going to get into the details as I’m not sure he’d appreciate it). But I can tell without hyperbole that no one has put as much sweat, blood, tears, effort, and (way too much of his own) money into the Vs. 
     

    I would agree that communication, organization, and transparency are issues with the Vs that need to be dealt with (and along with that greater involvement and much clearer structure). I’m not sure how that’s to come about, but I’m willing to help out. 

    But using this forum as the point of organizing all that is simply not going to work. And raging about things on this forum is not going to accomplish much either, except maybe getting told by your friends that you should reconsider your approach lest you be accused of losing the plot. 😁

     

     

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