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WSWA COVID-19 

RELIEF FUND

We are all making a STRONG comeback for 2021!

There is no question that COVID-19 impacted Water Ski and Wakeboard Alberta (WSWA), and all of our members. The impacts were different for everyone but were felt across the province. WSWA has heard from many of you, and we know clubs and schools incurred additional costs to run safe operations abiding by the Return-to-Play guidelines, tournaments had lower registration numbers due to COVID-related restrictions, some schools ceased operation altogether in 2020 because of the operational impacts of social distancing regulations, and individual athletes lost out on many aspects of a normal season. As a provincial association, WSWA was affected in similar ways. Delivery of programming was restricted, new virtual platforms and member benefit programs were trialed to engage the membership, and our annual Provincial Championships couldn’t be held. Despite the collective efforts of WSWA and all of our clubs, schools, and members, our membership base declined by 10% from 2019, when our goal is a minimum growth of 5% annually. 

 

But one thing’s for sure, WSWA and its members are resilient! We saw many clubs, schools, and individuals rise to the challenge, and face 2020 head-on. We got on the water in a safe and responsible way and made the best of the season we could. We know we can make 2021 our best year yet, and we want to work together to do that! WSWA has received COVID Relief Funding from the Government of Alberta, and we want to award that to you, our members, who help us grow the sport. We are currently accepting applications for the WSWA COVID Relief Grant.

 

 

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR IDEAS TO REBOUND!

SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

WSWA invites any WSWA member to submit a request for funding to support our collective rebound for the 2021 season.

 

WHAT DO WE WANT TO KNOW:

In one page or less, tell us how COVID negatively impacted you in 2020 OR

How you plan to make 2021 the best year yet for WSWA members

 

RELIEF FUND:

Grants are available for unexpected expenses, program delivery support or infrastructure needs to recover from 2020 and rebound stronger in 2021. Grants of up to $5000 may be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated impact of COVID-19 on 2020 expenses, program delivery, revenue, etc.

  • Demonstrated need for financial support to enhance program delivery, member experience, etc. in 2021

  • Potential impact to WSWA membership base

 

HOW:

Please submit your application email to suzanne@wswa.ca

DEADLINE:

November 6th, 2020

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

 

GRANT RECIPIENTS:

WSWA will announce the grant recipients by November 20th, 2020

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND RECIPIENTS

Predator Bay Water Ski Club

Schacres Lake

Dodd's Pond

Shalom Park Water Ski Site

 

WATER SKI & WAKEBOARD ALBERTA

GETTING READY FOR 2021

WSWA

Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta

CONTACT US

11759 Groat Road

Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

suzanne@wswa.ca

Phone: 780-415-0088

Toll-free: 1-866-258-2754

Cell:  403-620-7259

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