On June 8, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) announced that varsity sports and recreation activities at the association’s 27 member schools - including Conestoga - would be suspended for the Fall 2020 semester.
The decision was made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
Sports affected by the suspension include baseball, softball, rugby, rugby sevens, outdoor soccer, golf and cross country running.
"The safety of the entire OCAA membership and our participants is our top priority, but we understand and share the deep disappointment this causes, especially for our 4,000 student-athletes,” said OCAA president Nathan McFadden in a news release. “We will get through this, and when we resume competition, the viability of the OCAA will be more important than ever before in bringing our campuses and communities together in sport."
Basketball, volleyball, badminton, curling and indoor soccer are currently planned to run on reduced schedules in the Winter 2021 semester. The OCAA will continue to monitor the situation.