As many of you are already aware, the decision was made by the provincial and regional health authorities to roll back Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa to what they have defined as modified Stage 2. At this time, Halton has not made the determination to move from stage 3.
The health and safety of all our athletes and their families are of utmost importance and our board frequently reviews the information from the regional health authorities, provincial sports organizations (PSO) and national sports organizations (NSO).
Regional situations are evolving rapidly. The board continues to work diligently to develop programming focused on safely getting our athletes back to sport. This may include virtual or in person where possible.
Each and every athlete and family should review the protocols for your given sport and make the personal determination if it is safe for you and your family to return. As our community is considered at a higher risk, it is advised you consult with your caregivers and physicians to ensure they support your desire to return to play. It is imperative this step is completed for the safety of the athlete, their family and surrounding community.
With specific regions moving to modified stage 2, there will be changes to the originally planned return to sport guidance.
Para athletics - most athletes are on break right now, planning to start back in early November. We will closely monitor regional developments and advise the membership on any changes to the current plan.
Para Ice-Hockey will not be returning as planned. The board strongly believes that physical activity and a sense of community is vitally important for the mental and physical health of our club now more than ever. After recent communication with consulting physicians and discussions with various PSO/NSO’s, we have updated and intensified our protocols and made difficult decisions to our programs. First, the decision was made to pause the return to Iceland arena until November 7th, subject to changes based on Peel region health authorities. Second, the decision was made to put the development program on hold until further notice. All other teams will now be utilizing Oakville Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. There will be three dressing rooms available to ensure physical distancing, additionally, we have decided to limit the number of people on ice to 10 players, including pushers, plus coaches. For those who are not able, at this time, to return to on ice play we are working to provide a virtual program for those interested.
Basketball is planning to start back in early November; however, this will be contingent on the region’s health authorities’ directions on numbers for indoor spaces. We will be watching the developments closely and keep you posted on any changes to that plan.
Boccia and Multi-Sports will remain online for this season.
Thank you for your support and patience during these uncertain times. We are focused on a safe return to play for all of our athletes and families.
Please take care, stay safe and support one another.
Cruisers Board of Directors
It's that time, for those who are interested in Returning to Sport, welcome back! Please see the attached .pdf for all the details. Below is a summary:
In order to update registration and be able to return to sport, the following steps must be completed.
Registration Next Steps:
Go to Cruisers website and register for the 2020-2021 season: www.cruisers-sports.com/register.shtml#reg
Instructions on how to update your information are at the bottom of this email.
Part of the registration process includes the mandatory completion of the Rowan’s Law Attestation and the COVID Attestation for your applicable sport(s). The COVID attestation forms can be found as a direct link on the Return to Sport page. Rowan’s Law Attestation is included directly in the registration form. You will confirm that you have read these attestations and then you will be required to sign off on a hardcopy waiver at your first practice.
Pay Cruisers membership fee and installment payment one at time of registration (takes us up to December 31st)
An invoice for installment two will be sent out on January 4th for the remaining $125.00. All installment two payments will need to be paid prior to participating in the second half of the season.
We are so looking forward to returning to sport and more importantly, reconnecting with our Cruisers community. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the registration process, please contact Liza Sneyd at email@example.com
LINK - 2020-21 Registration: https://cruiserssports.wildapricot.org/
LINK - Bursary Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cwevM2ptVkZ25M5cmOzICOX5GfIoXQ7KCsKyogVXbHM/edit?usp=sharing
LINK - Return to Sport page: www.cruisers-sports.com/sports/rts.shtml