Conestoga news

October 15, 2020 3:36 PM

Winter varsity season suspended

On October 15, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) announced that sanctioned varsity sports competitions planned for the 2021 winter term are cancelled. The decision affects the association’s 27 member schools, including Conestoga.

The decision was made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. In June, OCAA announced the suspension of fall 2020 term varsity sports and recreation activities.

Sports affected by the cancellation include badminton, basketball, curling, indoor soccer and volleyball.

“The health of the entire OCAA membership and our participants remains our top priority, and we empathize, understand and share the deep disappointment this especially causes for our winter sport student-athletes,” said OCAA president Nathan McFadden in a news release. “After extensive contingency planning and collaborating with our members, the reality is that there are far too many obstacles to allow the OCAA to operate while providing a safe and quality varsity experience for our student-athletes.”

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