News and Announcements
The Saanich Lacrosse Association has reviewed the BC Lacrosse Association’s Return to Play plan. The Return to Play plan complies with the ViaSport guidelines and includes measures to ensure compliance with the Provincially mandated social distancing. The plan restricts play in the following ways:
- No body contact
- No stick to stick contact
- No shooting on goalies
- No scrimmages or games
- A specified numbers of players and coaches on the floor at one time
(See the full plan here: https://tinyurl.com/y7b4rmst)
The health and safety of our players, parents, coaches and volunteers is very important.
The Saanich Lacrosse Association has evaluated the Return to Play plan requirements and the Executive has made the difficult decision to not hold any lacrosse activities in the 2020 season. We are hopeful that the 2021 season allows us to resume lacrosse play as we have known it in the past.
Saanich Parks has opened the boxes for community use. Please go out and enjoy the boxes but remember to adhere to all Covid-19 measures put in place by the province and municipality. Failure to do so may result in the boxes being closed and would reflect poorly on the lacrosse community.
(See the Saanich COVID plan here: https://tinyurl.com/yacrk8qp)
Saanich Parks and Recreation has advised the outdoor boxes at Braefoot and Lambrick Park are now open for public use.
These facilities are open for individuals to use at their pleasure. The Saanich Lacrosse Association is unable to hold sanctioned activities until a Return to Play Plan is approved by the BC Lacrosse Association and ViaSport. The Saanich Lacrosse Executive hopes to have more information on these plans as soon as possible.
A reminder to follow all COVID protocols to ensure the safety of those using the boxes.
The Saanich Lacrosse Executive has determined that we have the financial ability to provide full refunds to all registered players. A cheque has been issued to the person who paid for the registration and mailed to the address on file. If you have any issue or concerns with the amount please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All players who registered are still covered under the BCLA insurance and will be able to play once we are in a position to resume.
Thank you for your patience and we will communicate once we have more information from BC Lacrosse Association and the District of Saanich once the lacrosse boxes are open.
The Saanich Lacrosse Executive would like to communicate to our membership that although the BC Lacrosse Association has not officially cancelled the 2020 box lacrosse season, they have said there will be no scheduled games, tournaments or provincials. The BCLA and Vancouver Island Minor Lacrosse Commission are working on a plan that would allow players to return to the box in some capacity. Once this plan is finalized, the Saanich Lacrosse Executive is committed to getting players out for skill development sessions, utilizing the outdoor lacrosse boxes, while still abiding by the provincial guidelines for COVID 19.
The Saanich Lacrosse Executive had already made the decision that, should the season be cancelled, refunds would be issued. This point has now arrived. The Saanich Lacrosse Executive will be meeting this week and determine the amount and process for issuing refunds. The Saanich Lacrosse Executive appreciates your patience as we work to return the registration fees as quickly as possible.
Please find attached our May 2020 newsletter. A big thanks to our editor Darlene Oman.
All newsletters can be found under the Executive Info pulldown menu.
The document Saanich_Lacrosse_Newsletter_-_May_2020_Edition.pdf was attached to this post.