CWOSSA Spring Championships

CWOSSA Statement – Feb 8, 2021

It is unfortunate and disappointing that CWOSSA must share the cancellation of the 2021 Spring championships.  

Recognizing the importance of school sport and physical activity, we continue to seek ways to engage students in this way.  The benefits for mental and physical health and well-being are crucial and we support the continuation of activity in ways that support the protocols and guidelines set by local public health units. 

In the OFSAA statement, they encouraged “whenever possible, local interschool sports, intramurals and skill development”.  CWOSSA also supports and encourages these opportunities.  In the meantime, OFSAA has introduced new programs such as virtual challenges, the OFSAA Café, and a newly announced Student Forum. Please visit the OFSAA website for full details.   

In addition, OPHEA is working diligently to prepare COVID-19 safety considerations for inter school competitions.  OPHEA and OFSAA work together to support this and the Ontario government has compiled several sport-specific safety and protocol documents from provincial and national sport organizations, available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/return-to-play

We are hopeful that the return to high school sport is in the near future.

 

Deanna Wehrle                                 Brian Henry

CWOSSA President                          CWOSSA Executive Director

CWOSSA Winter Championships

We are disappointed to share that following the announcement made by OFSAA, CWOSSA Executive has determined that the 2021 CWOSSA Winter championship events have been cancelled.  While we had hoped to be moving forward at this time, the current situation has not progressed in a way that would allow a safe return to inter-school play.

We continue to monitor the possibility of Spring sports and following the guidelines set by the Ministry and Public Health we continue to develop a plan for safe return to play.  

Future decisions concerning the status of CWOSSA events will be announced as decisions are finalized. 

Deanna Wehrle                             Brian Henry

CWOSSA President                      CWOSSA Executive Director

CWOSSA Fall Championships

 In line with the province’s Stage 3 reopening and following the announcement made by OFSAA, CWOSSA Executive has determined that the 2020-2021 championship events are currently on hold.  At this time, we do not foresee Fall Championships occurring unless there is a significant change from Public Health for inter-regional travel and play. We will re-evaluate if that occurs.  

We recognize the important role that inter-school sport plays in a student’s educational experience and have Return to Play as the ultimate goal. Following the guidelines set by the Ministry and Public Health and in consultation with key members of our association, we continue to monitor the situation and we will work to develop a plan for safe return to play.  

Future decisions concerning the status of CWOSSA events will be announced as decisions are finalized. 

Deanna Wehrle                 Brian Henry

CWOSSA President       CWOSSA Executive Director

Leadership in Sport Award

Congratulations to David Jaeger, CWOSSA Vice President and Vice Principal at St. Benedict SS for receiving the OFSAA Leadership in Sport Award for Girls “AAA” Hockey. David has been very involved with girls hockey over the years and this year he convened the Girls “AAA” Hockey OFSAA Hockey Championship in Cambridge. David is pictured here at the OFSAA Hockey Banquet with Brian Henry (CWOSSA Executive Director), Pam Robinson (CWOSSA OFSAA Girls Rep) and Tanya Byers (CWOSSA President).