COVID-19 UPDATES

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January 19, 2021 Posted at 10:00AM   

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 14

With the health and safety of our members and our community in mind, Grand River Soccer Club has reached the difficult decision to cancel the following Fall Programs:

Sunday Evening 5v5 Coed Fall Season played at Core Rec Centre
Monday Evening 5v5 Coed Fall Season played at Core Rec Centre
Wednesday Evening 7v7 Coed Fall Season played at Core Rec Centre

Refunds for the above noted Fall Programs will be issued by February 16th, 2021.

The Club will continue to monitor the evolving health crisis and restrictions on recreational team sports. A decision regarding the continuation of all remaining Fall/Winter Soccer Programs will be made by Monday February 22nd, 2021.

January 13, 2021 Posted at 10:00AM   

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 13

On January 12th, 2021 the Ontario Government announced additional restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

These additional measures include a second provincial state of emergency and a stay-at-home order effective January 14th, 2021, requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, or for essential work.

Read the Government news release and review the restrictions and public health measures associated with this announcement.

As a result, all in-person soccer activities remain suspended until further notice. Ontario Soccer will announce when in-person Return to Play activities can once again commence.

December 22, 2020 Posted at 10:00AM 

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 12

On Monday December 21, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced a province wide lockdown effective Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01am. The impacts of this limited time measure will be evaluated by the Government of Ontario over 28 days in Southern Ontario.

With that said, the Club has made the difficult decision to cancel the following programs:

Tuesday Coed 5v5 League at Comdev Soccer Park
Sunday Coed 5v5 League at Comdev Soccer Park
Sunday Women’s 5v5 League at Comdev Soccer Park

All other leagues will be reviewed based on Government of Ontario and Ontario Soccer direction.
Refunds for the above cancelled leagues will be processed beginning in the very near future.

November 23, 2020 Posted at 10:00AM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 11

As of 12:01 AM on Monday November 23rd, 2020 the Region of Waterloo will move to the Red Control Category.  Within the parameters  of this framework, Grand River Soccer Club  will suspend ALL league play until we are safely allowed back on the field. Team officials will receive more information in the coming days as we work with our facility partners.

We are all in this together!

November 7, 2020 Posted at 10:00AM 

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 10

As of today, Saturday November 7th, the Province of Ontario is making changes on how sports facilities and leagues operate in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Our Club follows the guidelines set out by Ontario Soccer and our own Return to Play plan. There are club officials present to manage all our programs and work closely with our members to ensure a safe & enjoyable soccer experience.

Grand River Soccer Club is currently unaffected by these changes.

We continue to remain diligent on face masks, compliance with physical distancing, contact tracing reports and the availability of hand sanitizer at our locations.

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August 17, 2020 Posted at 10:00AM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 9

We can’t wait to see you again!!

As we move forward, please know that adjustments to indoor programs may occur to help promote safe play and adhere to guidelines set out by Ontario Soccer, the Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Province of Ontario.

If a program is unable to start we will offer our members a full refund. If a program has started but can not be completed due to regulatory changes, we will offer a pro-rated refunds.

Discussions have been held with our partners at Com-Dev Soccer Park and Core Lifestyle & Recreation Complex to ensure all programs conform to the guidelines set out by Ontario Soccer.

June 16, 2020 Posted at 10:00AM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 8

Last week Ontario Soccer announced that they received clearance from the Provincial Government and Canada Soccer to begin their Return to Play safety protocols. This message was met with mixed emotions throughout the soccer community. From the onset of the pandemic our foremost priority has been the health and safety of our members.

After much discussion, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our 2020 Summer League Programs. This difficult decision was made after a careful and thorough analysis in consultation with the Sport Law & Strategy Group keeping our community’s overall best interests in mind.

Full refunds are being processed over the next 2-3 days but please allow 7-10 business days for credits to appear on your credit card.

We will continue to develop our Return to Play framework with the intent to offer skill development (SoccerFit) and other modified programs until Phase 3 when a full return to competition is declared safe.

We thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts, for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times. We’re in this together and we will play again. Until then, keep well and stay safe.

Best Regards,

Louie Antoniou
President
Grand River Soccer Club

 

June 10, 2020 Posted at 1:05PM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 7

Dear Members,

Like you, we were excited to hear the announcement about moving into phase two of the province’s opening plan.

While the province says more businesses and services CAN re-open, it remains restrictive to training with no games or scrimmages for outdoor team sports. In addition, there are a number of factors locally that will need to be reviewed prior to stepping back on the field.

We are updating/reviewing our plan that includes considerations around safety, staffing, maintenance, and ensuring we are compliant with all regulations provided by Ontario Soccer, cities/townships, and Public Health.

We are all eager to get out there and return to sports, and it’s imperative for the health and safety of our members to ensure this is done with careful thought and consideration.

We will share more information as soon as we are able to.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times.

If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Kelly Schott at office@grandriversoccer.com

May 11, 2020 Posted at 1:30PM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 6

Currently, Ontario Soccer has extended the suspension of all soccer activities in the Province until June 30.  Cities in the region have announced that no field permits will be available until June 30th at the earliest.

Our volunteers and staff remain hard at work behind the scenes to provide solutions that are in the best interest of our members as we prepare for a shortened outdoor season. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.We are examining various scenarios that will allow our membership access to as much soccer as possible this summer.

In the event that we are not able to complete the summer season, we will be providing full refunds to our members, including all administrative fees. The mandate of the Club has always been to put our members first and it is important to do so now more than ever.

If you’re considering playing this summer, we encourage you to complete the online registration process by June 1, 2020 to help us plan the appropriate programs and divisions.  Payment deadlines will be deferred until June 15, 2020 and will be reviewed regularly.

We encourage all members to protect themselves and practice social distancing while following the recommendations provided by the Government of Canada

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Kelly Schott at office@grandriversoccer.com

We hope to see you all on the field this summer!

Board and Staff
Grand River Soccer Club

 

April 15, 2020 Posted at 1:00PM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 5

Currently, Ontario Soccer has extended the suspension of all soccer activities in the Province until May 31.  Cities in the region have announced that no field permits will be available until June 30th at the earliest.

Our volunteers and staff remain hard at work behind the scenes to provide solutions that are in the best interest of our members as we prepare for a shortened outdoor season. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.We are examining various scenarios that will allow our membership access to as much soccer as possible this summer.

In the event that we are not able to complete the summer season, we will be providing full refunds to our members, including all administrative fees. The mandate of the Club has always been to put our members first and it is important to do so now more than ever.

If you’re considering playing this summer, we encourage you to complete the online registration process by May 15, 2020 to help us plan the appropriate programs and divisions.  Payment deadlines will be deferred until June 15, 2020 and will be reviewed regularly.

We encourage all members to protect themselves and practice social distancing while following the recommendations provided by the Government of Canada

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Kelly Schott at office@grandriversoccer.com

We hope to see you all on the field this summer!

Board and Staff
Grand River Soccer Club

 

April 7, 2020 Posted at 1:55PM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 4

In line with the directive from Ontario Soccer, the Grand River Soccer Club will be suspending all soccer programming effective immediately for the month of May 2020. As such all games and training sessions are cancelled until further notice.

Our 2020 Outdoor registration is still open and the Club is confident that leagues will proceed with the possibility of delayed start dates.

We encourage all members to protect themselves and practice social distancing while following the recommendations provided by the Government of Canada

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Kelly Schott at office@grandriversoccer.com

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and take good care.

Board and Staff
Grand River Soccer Club

 

March 30, 2020 Posted at 2:25PM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 3

In line with the directive from Ontario Soccer, the Grand River Soccer Club will be suspending all soccer programming effective immediately for the month of April 2020. As such all games and training sessions are cancelled until further notice.

Our 2020 Outdoor registration is still open and the Club is confident that leagues will proceed with the possibility of delayed start dates.

We encourage all members to protect themselves and practice social distancing while following the recommendations provided by the Government of Canada

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Kelly Schott at office@grandriversoccer.com

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and take good care.

Board and Staff
Grand River Soccer Club

 

March 25, 2020 Posted at 1:30PM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 2

Grand River Soccer Club in cooperation with Cambridge Youth Soccer and Core Lifestyle & Recreation Centre has cancelled all remaining 2019/2020 indoor programming.  Teams will be contacted in the near future regarding reimbursements and credits if any apply.

Our 2020 Outdoor registration is still open and the Club is confident that leagues will proceed with the possibility of delayed start dates.

We will continue to provide updates via this page.

We encourage all members to protect themselves and practice social distancing while following the recommendations provided by the Government of Canada

While this is a difficult time for everyone, we know that brighter days are ahead and we are looking forward to getting back on the pitch.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Kelly Schott at office@grandriversoccer.com

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and take good care.

Board and Staff
Grand River Soccer Club

 

March 13, 2020 Posted at 9:15AM

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information # 1

In line with the directive from Ontario Soccer, the Grand River Soccer Club will be suspending all soccer programming effective immediately. As such all games and training sessions are cancelled until further notice.

The offices of Grand River Soccer Club will be closed to the public during this period but staff will be available through email or phone to assist where necessary.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Kelly Schott at office@grandriversoccer.com

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and take good care.

Board and Staff
Grand River Soccer Club