Further Activity Cancellations and Regulations

Posted by Calgary Senior Men's Softball 55+ on May 01 2020 at 01:19PM PDT in May 2019

Hello again, members:

CSMS League has received information from the other leagues and facilities in Calgary and the Province such as the Calgary Slow Pitch Society, who have also been shut down for the summer and their seasons cancelled. They have published the following which may be of interest to those who may be wondering what they might be allowed to do this summer.

From the City of Calgary Parks and Recreation:

The City has clarified their initial announcement about public events being cancelled through August 31st, 2020. They have stated that these cancellations include outdoor sports activities such as soccer and slo-pitch. They have issued the following guidance, suggesting that you ask yourself the following questions when considering an activity:

1) Does the activity violate a public health order? This includes gatherings of 15 or more people, including sporting events, concerts, rodeos and other outdoor events, as well as private gatherings such as BBQs and weddings. Gatherings of FEWER than 15 people are also prohibited if physical distancing (two metres) is not possible, unless those gathering are from the same household.

2) Does the activity involve contact with frequently-touched objects or surfaces? Examples include communal barbeques, drinks with friends, picnics and activities that used shared equipment such as horseshoes and bocce ball.

3) Can the activity proceed with physical distancing in place? Outdoor activities with people outside your household or cohort family may proceed as long as there are fewer than 15 people, people remain physically-distant and there is no contact with frequently-touched objects or surfaces.

Some examples of approved activities are walks, bike-rides, flying kites, gardening in community settings, and visiting parks. Physical distancing is not required among members of a household.

Meanwhile, we have heard from JayCee Park who have informed that all tournament and regular season bookings have been cancelled until further notice. They state that they are still ‘optimistic that some ball will be played this year,’ and are working hard to maintain and update the facilities. But until further notice they are shut down.

I hope that this information will be helpful. In order to be completely sure, please go to the City of Calgary or Province of Alberta websites to review the regulations before engaging in any activity.


2020-05-17T10:44:35.000-07:00May 17 2020, at 10:44 AM PDT, Ed Thurmeier said:

Slo Pitch Nations has a covid 19 guidelines for playing ball this summer .
Board members might be interested in seeing the information before tomorrow’s meeting .
I believe a good portion of the 2020 season could be salvaged if the is a willingness to move forward .
Ed Thurmeier
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