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Updates from the East Selkirk Recreation Association (ESRA) Board on the COVID-19 Virus

*Update 16-Jun-2020*

Effective June 1st, the Government of Manitoba is allowing sports and activities for children and adults to resume, although there are a number of guidelines that must be met to ensure that this is done in a safe manner.  More details can be found on the Province's website here.

While sports are technically allowed, many leagues have already cancelled the 2020 season due to the uncertainty surrounding resumption of play and the inability for a league to start up at very short notice with half the season gone.  This includes East Selkirk house league soccer and East Selkirk baseball (administered by Red River Valley Baseball).

The board will work to resume activities at ESRA following all Provincial guidelines.  We hope to see you soon!

*Update 28-Mar-2020*

In further response to the developing COVID-19 situation the soccer convenors for all clubs in the area, including from East Selkirk, have decided to cancel the 2020 soccer season.  The ESRA board will begin issuing refunds shortly.  For those who paid online, refunds can be issued automatically.  For those who paid in person, information on how and when refunds will be issued will be forthcoming.  The ESRA soccer convenors will contact you via email with more information once the details are finalized.

We wish you all the best in these challenging times.

In response to the ongoing concern resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in support of suggested recommendations from public health authorities, effective immediately all ESRA spring recreational activities (including but not limited to; hockey, soccer, baseball, etc.) will be suspended until further notice. No activities will be allowed during this period, including any camps, training and other team activities. For those who have registered with ESRA for the upcoming spring season and the program does get officially cancelled by the ESRA Board, we will then honor a full refund.

The ESRA Board will continue to monitor the situation daily and provide updates on our website relating to resumption of play as the health situation develops.

We feel this decision is in the best interest of protecting the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, referees and the health of all of our fellow Manitobans.

We thank you all for your cooperation, understanding and support during this time.  We will all pull through this together as a community.

The following resources are available for further information:

Public Health Agency of Canada

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

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