Please be advised that due to the rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19, Netball Alberta and the Calgary League and Tournament Committee have confirmed the decision to cancel/postpone the Calgary End of Winter Season events scheduled to take place this weekend. Please be assured this decision has been made with an abundance of caution for the health and safety of everyone involved, and in line with current guidance from public health authorities released today.
The cancellation applies to the following events:
Refunds and ReschedulingTournaments are included in Member Registration Fees. Any Non-Members who have paid a Tournament Registration Fee will be refunded/credited.
We are investigating options to reschedule the Prizegiving event... because it's important to recognize and celebrate our achievements and effort from throughout the season! It is too soon to determine if/when this will be possible, but we will monitor the evolving situation and work with our vendors to reschedule and host the Prizegiving event at a future date when it is safe to do so. We are hopeful this might be possible in conjunction with the upcoming Spring League or Summer Tournament activities. More information will follow in due course.
In the meantime, arrangements will be made to issue refunds to anyone who has purchased a Prizegiving event ticket. Please bear with us as we work out the arrangements to issue the refunds. And we look forward to celebrating with you another time!
Provincial ProgramsAt this point in time and until further notice, provincial training programs for Nationals are expected to continue as planned including this weekend, and into the future.
The Coach will be in contact with provincial squads directly if there are any changes to the provincial training programs.
Calgary Spring LeaguesAt this point in time and until further notice, Calgary Junior and Senior B Spring Leagues are expected to continue as planned. Spring League registration will remain open until further notice. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and public health guidelines related to COVID-19, and will communicate any decisions related to Spring League programs in the future.
Please note that the League/Program coordinators may also be in touch with you directly with further information related to your specific programs affected.
Thank you for your understandingWhile we are all disappointed to cancel the Tournament and Prizegiving events this weekend, please be assured that this decision has been made with the health and safety of everyone involved as our top priority! We apologize for any inconvenience caused, but also trust you will understand.
Please join me in thanking the Calgary League and Tournament Committee, and the Prizegiving event committee for all of their efforts that have gone into organizing these events! No one is more disappointed than them to cancel.
Take the winter weather rolling in this weekend as an excuse to lay low and practice your 'social distancing.' Consider watching a game of netball from the comfort of your own home on YouTube (here is a recent game England v NZ in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup from January 2020).
Please stay safe, and make sure you follow the guidelines from Alberta Health (www.alberta.ca/coronavirus), and Alberta Health Services (www.albertahealthservices.ca/covid), as well as follow the directives from your work, school, or other organizations where you might live, work or play to keep yourself and others around you healthy and well.
Stay warm and well!