Articles and Information

Seasons of Play

Marauders In the News

  1. Tax Credits Would Boost Number of Coaches, Larry Street, The Province, February 1, 2011
  2. Pitt’s Malcolm Williams Chooses UBC, Howard Tsumura, January 19, 2011
  3. The Times, January 18th Basketball: Pitt Boys Dominate Air Show
  4. The News, January 18th Pitt Tops at Air Show for 2nd Straight
  5. The News, December 8:  Pitt Meadows Third at Kamploops Hoops Tourney

Series on Youth and Athletics published by the Vancouver Sun

  1. Young Minds, Big League Dreams – Overtraining and sport specialization in teens.
  2. One Concussion Leads to Another – Recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions
  3. Youth Sports – Risks vs Rewards – Link to ongoing series
Athlete Sport Related Medical Information
  1. Concussion Video on YouTube
  2. Concussions Hit Teens Worse Than Adults, Young Children, Dan Neutel, February 28, 2012, Postmedia News/The Province
  3. Athletes Need to Take Dubious Diet Claims with a Grain of Salt, Jennifer Sygo, September 22, 2011, Postmedia News for The Province
  4. Defibrillator Trumps CPR as Best Response to Heart Attacks, Pauline Tam, September 1, 2o11, Postmedia News, The Province
  5. Spider Bite or MRSA, The Province
  6. MRSA, BC Health Files
  7. Concussions: The Untold Story, Cathy Gulli, Macleans, May 19, 2011. (about Eric Lindros and other hockey players)
  8. Teens Don’t Need Sports and Energy Drinks, Pediatricians Say, Alice Park, TIME, May 30, 2011
  9. Concussions: They’re not just for men anymoreMounting evidence shows concussion rates are a lot higher in female than male athletes, even in ‘safer’ sports. Cathy Gulli, Maclean’s, July17, 2011

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN YOUTH – PMSS will have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) installed in the fall of 2011. Thank you to the Gianfranco Giammaria Memorial Society for their generous donation (more to follow) and the PAC and Mr. Dickson for organizing this.

Please note the post on the PMSS Posterous website about Halloween Costumes CLICK HERE

  • Students may not wear inappropriate costumes or ones that glamorize the sex trade or gang lifestyle. (Attempts to recruit young females is happening in Pitt Meadows, as we were told at the October PAC meeting.) If you need a Reality Check or a wake up call, please click on the tab above.
  • Students wearing inappropriate costumes will be asked to go home and change.

Fireworks and Firecrackers are basically illegal in Pitt Meadows

  • Pitt Meadows Fire Works Bylaw CLICK HERE – It is illegal for a minor to be in possession of a fire works/firecrackers, it is illegal for an adult to give fireworks/firecrackers  to a minor,  and any person requires a permit to use them.
  • Penalties are up to $10,000.00 in fines or 6 months in jail. Fires started by fireworks cost the instigator $300/hour and $30/fire fighter.
  • Bringing them to school will result in a fine, suspension, or both.