Games, games and more games!
September is already behind us and as the calendar turns the first page of the season, we have a LOT of games ready to go! With our rep teams starting their tiering round, our first tournament of the year with the Thanksgiving Cup being hosted across TBird land, and our recreational and U7, U8 and U9 teams get going with game play.
The activity on the ice is back to normal, however Covid protocols are still with us and there are differences from venue to venue. The PHO order has set certain parameters that MUST be adhered to, but facilities have the ability to further restrict elements for those entering their doors. Be prepared and know what is required - you cannot change the rules.
TBird facilities are all similar so we have developed consistent protocols across all our venues at this time. TBirds do have a mask mandate that asks ALL of our players, team staff and spectators to wear a mask when inside the building and we ask everyone helps remind people at the rink. All other protocols are put into place between the PHO order and the venues and we are required to follow them. We will update the document linked from the big red box under our banner on the home page whenever we have updates, but we do not expect these to change often this year. Teams will need to ensure they know the protocols of the venues they are travelling to and again must adhere.
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- viaSport BC has updated the Return to Sport chart to include the proof of vaccination requirements. Note that some venues we will have teams going to as a visiting team have further restrictions, including players and team staff. Team managers will need to connect with the other team to find out their protocols in advance.
- Please note that venues who are requiring players to be vaccinated to enter are currently being tagged as "Conflict games" until teams confirm they are ok with attending that venue. This is a PCAHA decision as the PHO order does exempt players from showing proof of vaccination and they do not want teams to be at a disadvantage because of this restriction.
- As we settle into skill groups and teams, we want to remind our parents of the volunteer program and their requirement to help within their team environments in some manner in addition to assisting with across association roles.
T-Birds News Corner
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