Proof of Vaccination Order and Sport

SOMHA received the following information from BC Hockey (Jeremy Ainsworth, Chief Program Director) on 24-Sept-2021: “Hi everyone, Please note the following updates received this morning from viaSport: viaSport is not able to release their Proof of Vaccination Chart at this time, as the Order is undergoing further consideration before it is approved. In the meantime…

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Revised Return to Play Sept 2021

Please find linked below SOMHA’s updated Return to Play plan – which includes arena protocols. This is as of September 2021. SOMHA Return To Play – Updated September 2021 (pdf)

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Arena Spectators – Revised

Revised 23-Sept-2021 The information on arena limitations as we know it is as follows: and via email on 17-Sept-2021 from Gerald Davis (Director of Community Services, Town of Osoyoos): https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/provincial-and-regional-restrictions/ “It is ok if you tell your teams this weekend that they can have up to 50% of the arena capacity , rather than just…

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A Message from SOMHA Executive

SOMHA Parents and Players, Over the past few days, SOMHA has received numerous inquiries on whether proof of vaccination will be required to enter the arenas. At this time, we are still waiting for the Public Health Order to be released and will be waiting to hear from the arenas on the requirements moving forward.…

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SOMHA Lead Well Donation Recipient

South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association will soon be receiving a $500 Lead Well donation from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union. Through the Lead Well programming, Valley First recognizes employees for their leadership in the community. Jen Homer has selected your organization as the benefactor of her award. We applaud SOMHA’s ongoing commitment…

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U15 Tier 3 Championships

OMAHA informed SOMHA on 21-Jun-2021 that ”South Okanagan has been put forth to host the 2021/2022 U15 Tier 3 BC Hockey Championships”.

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viaSport / BCRPA Restart Highlights

SOMHA have recently received the following information from the Town of Osoyoos on the steps/directives they are following on 2021/2022 restart / return to sport. viaSport – Return to Sport Restart 2.0 June17 (pdf) BCRPA – BC’s Restart, Recreation and Parks Sector June 17 (pdf)  

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Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands

STEP 1 – (PARENTS) Watch the Parent Presentation (Video) STEP 2 – (PARENTS) Sign the Parent Code of Conduct and Fair Play Code Form (deadline November 15, 2020) In addition to the Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands presentation, viaSport has asked BC Hockey members to complete a Safe Sport survey to assist in development and tracking of Safe Sport processes used…

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