Volleyball Alberta cancels remaining premier events and 2020 Provincial Championships

Volleyball Alberta and Volleyball Canada are the latest organizations to be impacted by the fight against COVID-19.

Volleyball Alberta announced on Tuesday that the remaining events on the club volleyball calendar had been cancelled, including any remaining premier events as well as the 2020 Provincial Championships.

“We are very disappointed to have to make this announcement as we know how important these tournaments are to the volleyball community,” Volleyball Alberta said in a statement.

Volleyball Canada also cancelled all 2020 National Championship events on Tuesday.

“We understand how hard these young athletes have worked all year to reach Nationals and applaud their dedication and love for the sport,” said Mark Eckert, president and CEO of Volleyball Canada in a press release.

“We support the efforts of the provinces, clubs and individuals who are following the instructions of health authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

The cancellation of Alberta events goes into effect on March 24 and impacts events all the way into the first weekend of May.

Tournaments that were cancelled include: 15U/16U Premier #2 (March 14-15), 13U Premier #2/14U Premier #3 (March 21-22), 15U/16U Team Alberta Identification Camp (March 21), 17U/18U Premier #3 (March 28-29), 15U/16U Premier #3 (April 4-5), 17U Team Alberta Selection Camp #1 (April 18), 13U & 14U Provincials (April 18-19), 17U & 18U Provincials (April 25-26), and 15U & 16U Provincials (May 2-3).

The 13U/14U Provincial Championship event April 18-19 was scheduled for the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre and the St. Joseph High School Fieldhouse.

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