News and Announcements
Some of you have made inquiries directly or through your Team Reps regarding the upcoming playoff matches planned for this weekend and the following two weeks with the COVID-19 concerns. We appreciate your patience so that we could assess the situation, have the necessary discussions, and make an informed and appropriate decision.
After those discussions and much thought, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the remaining 3 weeks of the indoor season. We recognize that we are currently in playoffs so this was a very difficult decision to make. Out of an abundance of caution and very careful consideration, we feel that this is the most prudent decision at this time.
This is an unprecedented and exceptional situation and as a result of the cancellation of playoff matches, there will also be no challenge matches. Final results and standings will be as of the conclusion of the regular season.
While Calgary appears to be in the early stages of the Novel Coronavirus relative to other places in the world, at this time, we do not anticipate that there will be resolution over the next 3 weeks and we wanted to address concerns of players, umpires, and spectators and alleviate some anxiety over that time frame as the situation evolves.
We do not know what the short or long term future looks like and are continually assessing and reassessing. We will continue to monitor the situation and endeavour to provide updates regarding the upcoming outdoor season (planned to start the week of May 4th) to the best of our ability.
Please be safe and take necessary precautions to protect yourself and your families. In these unusual and challenging times, each of us need to remember to look out for one another and do our best to be kind, patient, supportive, and understanding (and to share some toilet paper if someone didn’t make it to Costco in time).
Resources for Reference:
- Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/index.html
- World Health Organization – https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
- Health Canada – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus.html
Be well and thank you for your understanding.
Lisa Walpole | CLFHA President
Verla Wong | CLFHA League Coordinator
The document Coronaviruses-FAQ.pdf was attached to this post.
Field Hockey Alberta is in need of coaches for the Funstix program. If you are interested in coaching, please have a look at this link for further information and to register: http://fieldhockey.ab.ca/content/2020-spring-community-funstix---calgary
Thanks to everyone who has made use of the Fair Play Form already! The results gathered will aid us in improving the quality of our league and in recognizing the teams and umpires who contribute to positive experiences. Please keep the feedback coming! If you had a notable experience during a game, we want to hear from you.
Since the form does not yet have a convenient place on our website to call home, here is the link so you don’t need to dig through your emails: http://teampages.com/forms/20332-Fair-Play-Form
If you have feedback or comments about the form you’d like to share, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Hockey Alberta is looking for an Assistant to the Executive Director/Program Coordinator.
Interested? The job posting can be found here: https://ca.indeed.com/job/assistant-executive-directorprogram-coordinator-fc9d530abcdf763f
The Canadian Masters Field Hockey Tournament Coordinators would like to invite athletes in the Over-45, Over-50, Over-55, and Over-60 age groups who are interested in participating in the 2020 World Cup Tournaments in Cape Town, South Africa from September 19 – 29, 2020. This is a self-funded program.
There are a couple of the Training and Recruitment Camps set up to meet other players in the greater Canadian Women’s Masters Field Hockey community. The Coordinators still need to recruit more players for some of the age groups (primarily O45s, O50s, O55s) so if you are interested, please see the registration form with all the details for the O45, O50, O55 and O60 HERE.
If you have questions, you may also contact the following Age Group Coordinators:
- O45s – Cara Jay (Victoria), Sarah Moody (Kelowna)
- O50s – Wendy Stewart (Calgary), Heather Wheatley (Victoria), Colleen Wilkinson (Vancouver)
- O55’s – Maryanne Umbsaar (Calgary), Clare Ford (Vancouver)
- O60s – Ali McGillivray (Vancouver), Heather Banhan (Kelowna)