News and Announcements
Hello Kamloops Minor Lacrosse parents,
First, I would like to thank everyone for their continued patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We have been working hard amidst all the unknowns to find a way to have a 2020 box lacrosse season. Unfortunately, the difficult decision was made to cancel the season. It with the support of the box lacrosse and field lacrosse governing bodies and in consultation with the CLA’s Member Associations we came to this conclusion. Health and safety, travel concerns, venue closures, and many other factors were taken into consideration. Return-to-play or return-to-activity is in different phases across the province, provides unique challenges.
We continue to stress that when we do return to activity, the health and safety for all participants in the Lacrosse community is paramount and this is central to all our decisions around COVID-19. All involved in our sport must take direction from the appropriate health authorities, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Ministry of Health.
Full refunds will be provided to all paid registrants. All reimbursements will be sent out by June 19th at the latest, if not received by then please contact the treasurer. Again, we ask that you are patient as our volunteers work on this large project. At this time, we are working with the City of Kamloops, BCLA, ViaSport and various other organizations to come up with a return to play plan. We remain hopeful that we will be able to have a 2020 field lacrosse season. If your children have never played field lacrosse before it is a fantastic sport and kids love with when they get the chance to play it. It is outdoors and is a very good candidate for the return to sport platform.
When more information becomes available, you will be the first to know.
We know this is a difficult time for many and we appreciate your understanding. We are all in this together. Stay Safe and hope to see you in the fall.Thank you,
Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association.
Message from the BCLA President, Gerry Van Beek
The BC Lacrosse Association is continuing the postponement of all in-person lacrosse activities until May 1, 2020. Updates to this date are determined by government and local health authority directives and situational changes.
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating hardships for many people. We understand the frustration with the uncertainty of what will happen and when. I repeat the message that I sent last week.
It is too early for any decision on whether the box lacrosse season, or some format of the box lacrosse season, will take place. We urge all our members; from teams, associations, leagues, and directorates to take the same approach. Abandoning on the entire box lacrosse season is detrimental and will permanently damage the Lacrosse in BC.
We need our lacrosse community to be as strong and united. For the next few weeks, waiting to see what will happen will require much patience and calmness from all our members, and hopefully you, as leaders, are setting that example. We must support each other now and when we get our lives back to a new normal, and that will include the game of lacrosse.
Yours in Lacrosse,
Gerry Van Beek
In regards to the Covid-19 situation, Kamloops Minor Lacrosse is following the advice of the statements made from our governing bodies.
We have nothing scheduled over spring break but this is a fluid situation and things can change at a moment’s notice.
We will re evaluate the situation on an ongoing basis and reach out to our governing bodies for any updates."
This is the LAST WEEK for kids to come and try out the sport of lacrosse, or dust off their sticks before the season starts.
Brock Middle School gymnasium: 985 Windbreak
MARCH 3RD and 5TH Drop-ins
5-6pm 6U to 8U (formerly minityke/tyke)
6-7pm 10U to 12U (novice/peewee)
7-8pm 14U to16U (bantam/midget)
Remember to bring helmet, stick, gloves, running shoes and water
Some sticks will be available if you have none.
UPDATED LOCATION: RATTLERS Box Lacrosse Drop-Ins Feb 25*
Whether you are new to lacrosse or played it before come on out to these drop-in sessions. The lacrosse season will be upon us in no time, so use these sessions to get a bit of a head start while we wait for the snow to melt!
Location- RLC Elememtary School (5990 Todd Road in Barnhartvale)
U6 – U8 5PM-6PM
U10 – U12 6PM-7PM
U14- U16 7PM-8PM
Bring Helmet and Gloves (Hockey gear works)
Running shoes and Water
Lacrosse stick- (some sticks may be available if you have none)