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    Courtesy of Canada West originally published Wednesday May 5, 2021: https://canada-west.prezly.com/stage-set-for-return-to-cw-play-in-2021-22 CW members approve alternate formats for 2021-22 regular seasons, championships VANCOUVER - Canada West member institutions affirmed their commitment to return to conference competition in 2021-22 at the virtual Canada West AGM May 4-5. Conference members signalled their intentions to return to regular season play with the formal approval of alternative sport formats for 2021-22. The alternative formats, which have a greater focus on regional play where possible, provide...

    Story courtesy of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference April 23, 2021 https://www.acac.ab.ca/general/2020-21/releases/20210423q5i0de Courtesy of The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference April 23, 2021 (Edmonton) – With endorsement from the 17-member institution Presidents on a Return to Sport proposal, the ACAC has been granted approval to draft schedules and commence preparations for the delivery of a 2021-22 season of post-secondary athletics.   Although a measure of uncertainty currently remains about the future state of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is optimism about a return...

    Enrique Domingo - Post Coach Contributor March 11, 2021 As Canadian colleges and universities wait on the resumption of varsity sports, some student-athletes and coaches may believe that suspending varsity sports was not the best choice. Just like in the U.S., where the NCAA did resume their Division l competitions, but not all of them.  When comparing USports and the CCAA to the NCAA, there is a significant difference in almost all aspects, but, regardless of the difference between each...

    Alberta colleges are not giving up on sport to give their student-athletes an opportunity to compete during the winter and the spring of 2021. On October 15, 2020 during a Special General Meeting, the ACAC Conference Council supported a recommendation from the ACAC's Covid-19 Planning Task Force and voted against cancelling the winter sports season. There was a renewed commitment expressed to trying to find a way to hold a condensed winter season for...

    Courtesy of The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association From the Files of The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association October 21, 2020: https://ccaa.ca/general/2020-21/releases/2021_ccaa_winter In a move that was expected, based on an announcement from USport last week and with COVID-19 number escalating on a daily basis, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), upon direction and feedback from member conferences, has made the difficult decision to cancel all winter CCAA Championships for 2020-2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made in...

    Below is the U-Sport information on COVID-19 Eligibility. U SPORTS extends the moratorium for in-person recruiting until further notice. All information can be found at https://usports.ca/hq/covid-19-resources/covid-19-eligibility posted on October 15, 2020. Courtesy of USPORT https://usports.ca/hq/covid-19-resources/covid-19-eligibility Courtesy of USPORT https://usports.ca/hq/covid-19-resources/covid-19-eligibility Any U SPORTS student-athlete who receives an Athletic Financial Award (which requires being listed on the Eligibility Certificate) during the 2020-2021 academic year is subject to a transfer restriction (sit-out) until the conclusion of the regular season of the sport in question’s 2021-2022 athletic season, regardless...

    Burlington, Ont. (Thursday, October 15) –  Under the direction of its Board of Directors, Ontario University Athletics (OUA), announces the cancellation of all OUA-sanctioned sport programming and championships up to March 31, 2021. In line with the previous decision regarding 1st Term Sport, this difficult decision was based on provincial public health guidelines and with the health and well-being of all OUA participants at the forefront. Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, Chair of the OUA Board of Directors. said yesterday, “The health...

    Courtesy of U-Sport Story source courtesy of the files of https://usports.ca/en/news/2020/10/2270303429/u-sports-unable-to-offer-national-championships-in-winter-2021 U-SPORTS announced Thursday that it cannot safely offer the 2021 winter national championships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The determination to not offer the championships comes with the unanimous support of its Board of Directors and the four university sports conferences: Atlantic University Sport, Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, Ontario University Athletics and Canada West. “Following consultations with the four conferences, we agreed that student-athlete safety remains our top priority,” said Dick White,...

    TORONTO - In response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the sport restrictions that are in place in the Province of Ontario in 2020, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and its members announced on Thursday October 15th their decision to cancel sanctioned varsity sports competition planned for the 2021 winter semester at the OCAA's 27 member schools. Sports affected by the cancelation of the 2021 OCAA varsity sports winter schedule include badminton, basketball, curling, indoor...

    The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference has decided to cancel the full eight-game soccer schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. After initially approving a schedule, the MCAC has been forced to switch gears as the province is experience mini COVID outbreaks. Instead they are hoping to pull off a four-game schedule starting in October. “If Manitoba Public Health response levels are back to yellow (caution) in all health regions where MCAC schools are located, and the MSA’s Return to Play Phase...