News and Announcements
The BC Restart Plan has resulted in sport opening up and allowing for competition.
The changes are welcome news for players, parents and supporters of lacrosse.
ViaSport and the BCLA have released guidelines which will allow for:
- games indoors and outdoors
- up to 50 spectators for outdoor games (no spectators for indoor games at this point)
- travel outside of the home association
BCLA letter attached
The Pee Wee, Bantam and U16 divisions in Greater Victoria have a schedule which will allow inter-association play starting this Friday, June 18, running until mid-July.
The Novice, Tyke and Mini-Tyke divisions are able to continue with in-house games or organize games against other local associations.
The Saanich Lacrosse Executive is taking a measured approach and ensuring that all involved continue to follow the Public Health Orders.
The document BCLA_Return_to_Lacrosse_Guidelines_Restart_-_STEP_2_memorandum_-_FINAL.pdf was attached to this post.
Saanich Lacrosse players, parents, volunteers and fans,
The Province announced the Provincial Restart Plan yesterday. The announcement was promising and exactly what many were hoping for. The plan allows for outdoor game play, including contact. For the amazing parents and fans that have not had an opportunity to watch their favorite player, the plan includes spectators in June. What is unknown are the specifics: how the cohorts will work, can the game play be across associations, etc.
This has truly been a challenging two years for box lacrosse. The Saanich Lacrosse Executive wants to thank all the players, parents and volunteers for being patient and adhering to all Covid Protocols. Many of these remain in place and will likely remain for the rest of the season.
The re-integration of game play will be a measured approach, as all players have not had competitive box lacrosse for over two years. The safety of the players will be critical to making sure the transition is enjoyable for everyone.
The Executive will send out specific details once these are provided by ViaSport and BCLA.
Please see the attached letter from the BCLA.
The document BCLA_RTP_Update__May_25_.pdf was attached to this post.
Saanich News highlights the SLA’s 50th anniversary – have you dug out your old lacrosse photos yet?
The Saanich Tigers Lacrosse Association is celebrating 50 exciting years of dedicated players, coaches, volunteers and fans.
We are putting together a special collage to celebrate.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any photos (digital or prints we can scan) or favourite memories of your time as a Tiger that you would like to share. Thank you!
As the pandemic continues into 2021, the Saanich Lacrosse Association is grateful that players continue to have the opportunity to play lacrosse. Over the last month, players and parents should thank themselves for the outstanding work following COVID safety protocols.
In early March, the prospect of Phase 3, which would allow game play, was expected to be introduced after Spring Break. The rapid rise in BC COVID cases has reduced the prospects of game play in the immediate future, however, the association continues to plan for some form of game play.
2021 PROPOSED GREATER VICTORIA LACROSSE – GAME PLAY MODEL
The Greater Victoria Lacrosse Associations thank everyone who provided feedback on the proposed Game Play Model. The four associations were well represented in the feedback. The feedback was generally split between strong support and strong dissent. The lack of clear direction left the four associations unable to pursue this model.
2021 REGISTRATION FEES
The Executive recognizes that full registration fees were collected for the 2021 season. This was done in anticipation of a full season, following on the heels of the successful Phase 3 Field Lacrosse season. The Executive has set aside funds to provide a pro-rated refund at the end of the season, should lacrosse remain in the phases which do not require the usual season costs, such as arena floor time, referees, etc.
50th ANNIVERSARY HOODIES
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Saanich Lacrosse Association, each player will receive a hoodie. The Executive is excited to present the anniversary logo and a traditional crest connecting the 50 years of the association.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association has rebranded as Lacrosse Canada. If you are interested in seeing the updated organization name, logo and website go to the following link:
The Saanich Lacrosse Association continues the 2021 season guided by the principles of: keeping players healthy and active, building players’ love for having a lax stick in their hand and finding the silver lining in the current situation.
Saanich Lacrosse Executive