COVID-19 Update

Mar. 12, 2020

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM RINGETTE BC COVID - 19 Update Further to, bulletin released by Ringette Canada on March 13 at 4:15 pm and to action taken by other national sport organizations Ringette BC is suspending all ringette activities effective immediately until further notice.

Ringette activities include, but are not limited to, all competitions, training, practices, Come Try Ringette, coach and referee education and team activities. The intent of the suspension is to limit situations of physical contact.

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. As a result the Provincial Health Officer for the Province of British Columbia, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced on March 12 at 3:45 pm that with the escalating risk of community transmission, to protect people in our communities, event organizers are being required to cancel any gathering larger than 250 people.

Ringette BC understands that this is a disappointing end to the season; however, the health and safety of our members and their communities is of utmost importance. Thank you to our event Host Committees for all of your work to prepare for events and competitions. To parents, coaches, athletes, referees and Club Associations your patience and understanding during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

Ringette BC is continuing to follow the guidance and directives of the Provincial Health authority and will provide updates to our members as they come available. Any concerns regarding the cancellation of venues, facilities, accommodations or transportation should be directed to the companies, municipalities, or organizations responsible for providing the corresponding services.


Nicole Robb Executive Director, Ringette BC

cc. Ringette BC Board of Directors


March 13, 2020

From/De: Natasha Johnston, Executive Director
To/À: Provincial Ringette Associations
cc: Ringette Canada Board of Directors Ringette Canada Staff RE: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Canada Update

We understand how difficult this dynamic environment is as we each look to make safe and responsible decisions regarding our collective response to COVID-19. Given the extraordinary nature of this world event, and after having numerous conversations with our stakeholders, the Ringette Canada Board of Directors in consultation with our provincial partners, has made the necessary and difficult decision to immediately suspend all domestic sanctioned ringette activities until further notice. In addition, we are cancelling the 2020 Canadian Ringette Championships and the 2019-2020 National Ringette League activities.

We cae dee ab e afe ad e-being of the entire ringette community and can only imagine how incredibly difficult this news will be for you to receive. We are committed to continue working alongside our partners to ensure that we are making informed decisions, in alignment with our values, while continuing to work towards the best possible outcome for all those involved in our sport and the bade c, Age Mb, Pede f Rgee Caada.

Ringette Canada will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with relevant public health authorities, other governing bodies, and our provincial partners to provide updates as they become available.

Yours sincerely,

Natasha Johnston Executive Director Ringette Canada

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