2014 Spring League Rule Modifcations

2014 April 14
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2014 Rule Modifications for Jasper Place and EYBA Spring Leagues can be found here.

RON BERCOV – Professor Emeritus

2014 April 5
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It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing of Ron Bercov, a long serving member of the EBOA.
Many of you know Ron in many roles with the EBOA, most recently as a CIS/ACAC Evaluator. He had officiated at the CIAU[CIS] and ACAC level for many years prior to his on court retirement.

He served the University of Alberta for 41 years, five as Associate Vice-President (Academic) and three on the Board of Governors. He was president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and vice-president of the Canadian Mathematics Society and editor of its bulletin. He was also chair of the Alberta Universities Pension Board. Ron Bercov is a 2004 recipient of the University of Alberta Alumni Association’s Honour Award.

A university, college, high school, and wheelchair basketball official, he has refereed three national championship tournaments and four wheelchair basketball nationals. In 2002, he received the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials [CABO] Wink Willox Award for improving officiating in Alberta. Ron was also a Honorary Life Member of both the EBOA & ABOA.

Our deepest sympathies are with his wife, Marcia, his children, friends and relatives..

The Memorial Service will be held:

Date:           Sunday April 6 at 2pm

Location:   Jewish Chapel: 12313-105 Avenue

2014 EBOA Appointments

2014 March 14
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The Executive of the EBOA wishes to congratulate the following EBOA members on their recent appointments to various 2014 National, Regional, and Provincial Championships.

Click here for a full list of appointments.

Blow The Whistle on Cancer – On Global TV News

2014 February 10
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2014 January 12
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NEXT LEVEL OFFICIALS CAMP is back! It will be held in conjunction with Rick Stanley’s, Rocky Mountain Team Camp at Edmonton’s Premier, 12 Court, Saville Community Sports Centre [GO Centre]. May 2-4, 2014.

Next Level Officials Camp is designed for referees who want to take their game to that “next level.” Our goal is to provide competitive high-level basketball with feedback in a positive atmosphere. We offer expert instruction in both 2 and 3 person FIBA mechanics, videotape analysis, on court instruction, valuable classroom sessions, and a group social.

This year, the camp will be designed slightly differently and be broken up in to Next Level I, and Next Level II (Elite)

LEVEL I: 2-Person and 3-Person Introduction Camp
Designed for officials looking to enhance their skill set and experience in the 2-Person game, with an introduction to the 3 person game, where you will get the chance to work a 3-person game at the U15/U17 level, and receive expert instruction, should sign up for this camp.

LEVEL II: Elite 3-Person Camp
Designed for officials who are currently ACAC/CIS, looking to enhance their current skill set in the 3-Person game, this is the camp for you! Officials will work U17 and College level games, receiving feedback from some of the best officials in two Countries!

Signup at:  http://www.stripezone.com/sz/campLasuik.asp

Camp space is limited, so don’t miss out! Sign-up Today!

John Irvine
EBOA Director of Education & Development

Update – 2013-14 High School Tournament Schedule

2013 November 9
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2013-14 High School Tournament Schedule has been posted. Click here!

Personal Notice: ANGIE CELINO

2013 October 17
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It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the sudden passing of Angie Celino, a long time member of the EBOA.

Many of you know Angie as a passionate, committed, and caring friend. She has given so much to the development of our young Officials and has excelled on the court at the ACAC level. Her great smile will be dearly missed by all!

Our deepest sympathies are with Angie’s family and friends. Please take a moment this Thanksgiving weekend to remember a great woman.

A Memorial Page has been created for Angie Celino on the the ilasting.com website.

Members are encouraged to share their thoughts, stories, and photos of Angie on this site.


You are also encouraged to send photos directly to Kristenkwiatek@gmail.com for the Tribute Photo Album.

Information regarding the Memorial Service will be forthcoming as soon as details become available.

Leo Mangano
EBOA President

ABOA Awards – Announced at the ABOA Provincial Clinic

2013 September 30
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The following EBOA members have been awarded the following ABOA Awards.  These were announced this past weekend at the ABOA Provincial Clinic.

Karen Lasuik

ABOA International Award of Excellence

Perry Stothart

ABOA International Award of Excellence

Jake Steinbrenner

CABO Wink Willox Award of Merit

Lisa Giesinger

ABOA Provincial Award of Excellence
CABO Scholarship

Congratulations to all!

The EBOA Executive

2013 Daryl Paustian Development Scholarship

2013 September 19
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The following EBOA members have been awarded the 2013 Daryl Paustian Development Scholarships

Lisa Giesinger

Keith Kruse

Arden Spachynski

Joanna Wiegers

Congratulations to all!

The EBOA Executive

McLACHLIN, Herbert (Herb) John

2013 March 18
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August 18, 1923 – March 10, 2013

Herb McLachlin passed away on March 10, 2013 at age 89. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Aletha; sons, Ron (Laurie) and Gord; daughters, Audrey (Don) Newhouse, Barb (Jerry) Williams and Donna (Paul) Giroux; and eight grandchildren (Geoff, Kelly, Jon, Kate, Ashley, Craig, Courtney and Blake). He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Sheila.

Herb was born in Edmonton and joined the RCAF in 1942 after graduating high school. After WWII, he obtained his Bachelor of Physical Education from McGill University and, ultimately, his PhD from the University of Oregon.

Herb was one of four original professors at the University of Alberta Department of Physical Education having been recruited in 1948. He culminated his career, in 1983, as only the second dean in the history of the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation. He was chairman of the committee that first proposed establishing Reading Week.

Beyond teaching and coaching at the university, Herb was active in many areas of sport. He was a top-rated basketball official and founded the Edmonton & Alberta Officials Associations. He promoted track and field athletics as a member or chair of provincial and national organizations. He was active in the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance serving as the National President in 1979. He was the official statistician for the Edmonton Eskimos for over 50 years and continued to sit in the press box for all home games, until his move to Calgary in 2011. Herb served on boards to bring the Commonwealth Games, World University Games and Canadian Games for the Physically Disabled to Edmonton. In 1999, he was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame and in 2004 into the University of Alberta Sports Wall of Fame.

The EBOA has long honored Herb’s contribution to the EBOA and the Basketball Community. The Herb McLachlin Award for Development of Officials is awarded periodically to Members who have made a lifetime commitment to Basketball Officials. Jake Steinbrenner was the most recent recipient of the award in 2010.

After retirement, he continued at the U of A as Professor Emeritus, worked on getting the new Alberta Sports Hall of Fame built, spent many hours at the Phys Ed fitness centre, enjoyed entertaining family and friends at the U of A Faculty Club, and played many rounds of golf at the Highlands Golf Club.

Herb has requested that there be no funeral service. The family will gather, at a later date, to share stories and remember a wonderful man and his happy, successful life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favourite charity. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Herb McLachlin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200