By Darryl G. Smart
COVID-19 continues to play havoc with everything in the education system, including sports. And as a result, the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations has cancelled its winter championships.
“After a metting of our Return to Sports Working Group, in recent days, OFSAA’s executive council determined that the current reopening regulations within the province have not progressed to the point where our winter championships and festivals can take place,” FSAA president Nick Rowe said. “We are disheartened to announce that the following OFSAA events are cancelled in 2021: snowboarding, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, curling, girls volleyball, boys basketball, hockey, swimming, and wrestling.”
The Return to Sports Working Group is comprised of school adminstrators, teachers, a director of education, a public health official, and OFSAA staff. Rowe said they will ocntinue to mee and monitor the feasibility of OFSAA spring events.