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Communique regarding COVID-19: Cancelled events


Position as of April 20, 2020                                                                                                     

IMPORTANT: Communique regarding COVID-19 – Volleyball Season: Cancellations and Suspensions effective April 20th, 2020

In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Volleyball Alberta has made the decision to cancel our below events.

We are very disappointed to have to make this announcement as we know how important these events are to the volleyball community. 

The health and safety of our members remains our highest priority; with current modelling for COVID-19 indicating that we have yet to see the peak of this pandemic, all indications show that we will be under public health restrictions for the long haul.

Moving Forward Together

Although we may not be in physical contact, we can still be there for each other! The volleyball community is special, and we still want to connect with you! 

  • Please take a moment to read this great article on Volleyball Canada’s website about ways to deal with social distancing and responding to uncertainty of COVID-19.
  • Follow us @VolleyballAlberta on Facebook, @VolleyballAB on Twitter and on Instagram for up to date information and great content.
  • Most of our staff are working remotely but we are still available by phone or email and to respond to your questions. We are posting all our latest information on our website, volleyballalberta.ca, so you can stay as up to date and connected.

We will continue to monitor all appropriate medical and public safety advice. Our goal is to resume our programs as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. Until then, we thank everyone for your patience and commitment.

Cancelled Events

Cancelled Premiers & Provincials

  • March 14-15: 15U/16U Premier #2
  • March 21-22: 13U Premier #2/14U Premier #3
  • March 21: 15U/16U Team Alberta Identification Camp
  • March 28-29: 17U/18U Premier #3
  • April 4-5: 15U/16U Premier #3
  • April 18: 17U Team Alberta Selection Camp #1
  • April 18-19: 13U & 14U Provincials
  • April 25-26: 17U & 18U Provincials
  • May 2-3: 15U & 16U Provincials

Cancelled Coaching Clinics 

  • VA March Coaching Clinics

Cancelled Spring & Summer Programs

  • GO Sports Spring Program (Saville)
  • Jasper Volleyball Camp (Both Weeks)
  • Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp
  • Play Sports Alberta Summer Camps (Saville)

Cancelled Beach Programs & Tournaments

  • Youth & Adult Beach Tournaments
  • Youth & Adult Beach Leagues (Edmonton, Lethbridge & Medicine Hat)
  • Youth Beach Provincial Championships
  • Adult Beach Provincials Championships

Cancelled Team Alberta Camps

  • May 30-31: 17U Team Alberta Selection Camp #2
  • May 30-31: Team AB Beach Selection Camp 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

F.A.Q.'s updated March 31, 2020   

1. Should my Club/Team still be practicing?

No, Albertans are prohibited from attending all public recreation facilities and private entertainment facilities.

2. What is your refund policy for cancelled events?

We thank you for the patience you showed as we worked with our Board of Directors, stakeholders, and risk management team to review the appropriate refund policy for each of our cancelled/suspended events.

Our COVID-19 Refund Policy needed to ensure our organization remained financially sustainable, while being aware of the impact on our clubs, teams, and individual members.

3. Has Volleyball Alberta completed all cancelled event refunds?

Yes, Volleyball Alberta completed all cancelled event refunds as of May 15, 2020.

While the refunds from Volleyball Alberta to our Clubs are now completed, please understand that clubs may need additional time to work with their internal boards to determine their club-specific refund amounts and procedures. Each Club has unique circumstances including facility contracts, hotel contracts, coaching honorariums, and policies. Please contact your club’s administration if you have questions about refunds for team fees.

4. Will cancelled tournaments be re-scheduled?

We do not have the capacity to reschedule cancelled tournaments.

5. What about Provincial Shirts – will I still get my order?

We understand how incredibly disappointed our athletes are – we are right there with you!  We will extend the deadline to place team orders for Provincials shirts until (March 30, 2020), for any athletes/coaches that would like a memento of the cancelled season. We will ship the team order to the Team Contact at no additional cost.

6. Volleyball Canada National Championships - CANCELLED

March 24, 2020: Volleyball Canada’s 2020 Nationals tournaments, scheduled for May in Edmonton, and 14U events in Halifax, Ottawa and Abbotsford, BC, are now officially cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please refer to the following link on Volleyball Canada's webpage for the official announcement and details: https://volleyball.ca/en/news/volleyball-canada-s-2020-nationals-cancelled 

We will continue to monitor all appropriate medical and public safety advice, and we will encourage our members to take all reasonable precautions. Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. Until then, we thank you, our members and your families, for your patience and understanding.