Hi All – Unfortunately we’ve received notice from both the BCLA and the Vancouver Parks board, both requiring the cessation of lacrosse activities until further notice. ūüôĀ Stay tuned to social media and teamsnap for updates.

Find a spot to do some wallball, go for a run or a bike ride, or do something outside!



From:¬†“Nicholson, Angela” <angela.nicholson@vancouver.ca>
Subject: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Action being taken to address COVID Р19
Date: March 16, 2020 at 2:10:54 PM PDT
Cc: Park Board Field Bookings <ParkBoard.FieldBookings@vancouver.ca>
Hi All
We remain committed to doing everything we can to help contain the spread of the virus and minimize impacts on staff and our communities alike, while still providing essential services.
Please note as of 4pm today (March 16th) the following closures will be implemented:
·         Park Board recreation centres, pools and ice rinks. Day camps and licensed childcare will remain open until further notice but with no new registrations
·         Evelyn Saller, Carnegie and Gathering Place Community Centres will all remain open to deliver essential services such as food, shelter and hygiene programs, but recreation and social programs will not operate at these locations
·         All Vancouver Public Library locations will be closed to the public as of 1:30pm March 16, however all digital services, and email and phone reference will be available
·         All Civic Theatres
·         All organized and permitted events at Park Board sports fields will be cancelled, and field houses and change rooms will be closed (washrooms in parks will remain open)
·         Park Board golf courses
·         Attractions such as Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, the Bloedel Conservatory and the Stanley Park Train
You can check the status of City facilities, events and services at vancouver.ca/covid19impacts.
All organized and permitted events at Park Board sports fields will be cancelled as of March 16th¬†4pm until March 31 at this time.¬†¬†Any cancellation due to COVID ‚Äď 19 will not impact historical renewals.
We will be reviewing and making decisions daily. We will continue to provide updates as we have them
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. If you require immediate assistance please call my cell 604 404 5372 otherwise we will be responding to emails in the order they are received.
Angela Nicholson|Recreation Services Coordinator, Outdoor Sports Facilities
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Park Board Facility Booking Services, Creekside Recreation Office
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0B1
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Rochelle Winterton¬†posted the following to the Message Board “BCLA ALL Member Contacts (COVID-19 Information)

To reply, click on the following link: BC Lacrosse РBCLA ALL Member Contacts (COVID-19 Information) Message Board. You will need to log in. Do not use the Reply button on your email as this will not work.

Please Note: This message is available in pdf on the BCLA Website Homepage Scrollbar

BCLA Memo re: COVID-19 Update – 2020March16

There were two updates this morning – one from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau –¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ7HY-lBGYM¬†and from
BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix –¬†https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/videos/507483736630760/

A short summary of each update is available at the bottom of this e-mail. Of note, the Province of BC is extending a ban on mass gatherings of groups of more than 50 people. They are also reminding everyone about the 14-day self-quarantine for those who have been out of country; stay home if you’re sick; wash your hands frequently; and practice social distancing.

Given the mandate of the Province of BC’s further ban on gatherings of groups of more than 50 people, the BC Lacrosse Association Board is issuing a directive that all lacrosse activities are suspended until further notice. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Officials clinics that were going to be held in March are postponed. Most Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 box officials clinics do not begin until April. The BC Lacrosse Association is cancelling all lacrosse activities until further notice, so this is to make you aware that it is possible that we will not be able to run Officials Clinics in April and we will let you know when we know. Arrangements have been made by the BC Lacrosse Officials Group to continue with their Level 3-5 certification.

If we are unable to deliver officials clinics in a timely manner, we will be extending box lacrosse officials certification at the same levels as the official received in 2019. These individuals MUST HAVE taken an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 Box Lacrosse officials training in 2019. We will post relevant updated information on the BCLA website and on-line community to ensure that officials have any new policies and rules that are to be implemented in the 2020 season.

The BC Lacrosse Officials Technical Support Group and the BCLA are working on a training alternative for new officials should we not be able to hold officials clinics in the near future.

The BC Lacrosse Association is cancelling all coaching clinics until further notice. If necessary, the BC Lacrosse Coaches Technical Support Group and the BCLA Board have agreed to be flexible on the following for coach training and certification as we head into the 2020 season. Depending on the situation with COVID-19, we will reschedule coaching clinics when it is deemed safe to return to regular activities.

If we are unable to deliver coaching clinics, box lacrosse coaches who have current box lacrosse training will be allowed on the bench. In other words, if a coach requires further training as outlined on the Form 100, if necessary, we will not be mandating further training because we cannot hold clinics. These individuals MUST HAVE some level of Box Lacrosse coach training.

For new coaches or coaches who do not yet have any training, individuals must complete the following in order to be on the bench for the 2020 box lacrosse season:

1. Box Community Development Pre-Course Work – New coaches who register for a clinic will receive an “Access Code” from Deb Heard –¬†deb@bclacrosse.com. This code will allow the coach free access to register onto the NCCP Site –¬†nccp.lacrosse.ca¬†site. Any coach who has previously received some lacrosse coach training (field or women’s field) will already have access to this site.

– Once registered and logged onto the site, click on “Status”.
– Select Box Lacrosse, then Community – Development, and then Pre-Clinic Assessment.
– There are five modules of reading and answering multiple choice questions.

2. Making Headway in Sport Online Concussion Module
– Coaches can access this free module on the Coaches of Canada website –¬†www.coach.ca
– Click on “The Locker” (highlighted in red)
– Enter your NCCP# and password to log in.
– Once logged in, click on “e-learning” and then “Making Headway in Sport” module will be listed on the left hand side. Click on that. Select the Sport (Generic) module.
– If you cannot remember your NCCP# or password, click on “lookup my NCCP#” or “Forgot password” and enter email address. This will be the email address that was used during a previous coaching clinic.
– If you do not have an NCCP#, click on “Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!”. This will take you through the registration process.
– Coaches who have taken any previous coach training, in any other sport, will already have an NCCP#. Please do not register for more than one. If you are having issues, please contact Dave Showers, the BCLA Technical Director, and he will be able to assist you.
– For new (untrained) Box Lacrosse coaches, the Box Community Development (Level 1) course will need to be completed at a later date, once we can present coaching clinics again.

Please contact Dave Showers, the BCLA Technical Director, with any questions or concerns regarding Official and Coach Training- E-Mail: dave@bclacrosse.com or phone (604) 421-9755 Ext. 1.

The Field Directorate Special Session was scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020. We will be postponing this meeting to a future date (to be confirmed). All previous deadlines for proposed changes to the Field Directorate Operating Policy, nominations for elections, etc. are still in place. The only dates that will change are the registration deadline for this meeting, and the meeting date.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
March 16, 2020 – 10:41 AM
– Denying entry to Canada who are not citizens or landed immigrants.
– Air travelers who show symptoms will not be allowed on flights.
– Support program for Canadian travelers to get home or trying to get home.
– Starting March 18, only 4 Canadian Airlines will be accepting International flights – Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary
– Health Canada Updates – Today after his remarks. Updates will be provided at noon starting tomorrow March 17/20.
– Additional measures to announce, possibly tomorrow.
– Provinces and territories are making their own decisions.
– We need an aligned, Canada-wide approach.
– Take every precaution to keep everyone safe.
– Buy only what you need at the store.

Posted on Global News Site:
Canada is facing an unprecedented slow down of daily activities as schools, public libraries and recreation centres, fitness clubs, clothing retailers, and restaurants temporarily close or scale back services.

Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/videos/507483736630760/
– Province is extending a ban on mass gatherings of groups of more than 50 people.
– The Province is not cancelling school since we are on Spring Break; yet an announcement is expected Tuesday (March 17/20).
– 103 Cases at March 16/20 at 11:30 AM.
– Emphasizing that if a person has been out of country that they self-quarantine for 14 days; if youre sick, stay home; wash your hands frequently.

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