COVID-19 UPDATES

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Things are starting to look great to get back on the water and having fun!

To Our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Members:

In light of the heightened global concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta is closely monitoring Alberta.ca, Health Canada and other resources as well as consulting with various partners including Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada, Alberta Sport Connection, Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women to keep informed of all updates.

As a provincial association, it is our mission to promote the participation and excellence in all aspects of towed water sports in Alberta by offering programs and events from grassroots to competitive.  It is our goal to promote our association to maintain and increase our membership.

This is a very difficult time for all of us.  Your health and safety are most important, and we thank all of you who are helping where they can either as a front line worker or by doing your part to social distance.

COVID-19 is something that the entire sport and water ski and wake communities both nationally and domestically are taking seriously, especially with respect to the health and well-being of our people as well as any potential impact on our athletes or events.

Getting back to normal

Albertans have been working hard to stop the spike over the last few weeks. Active cases are going down and vaccination rates are going up.

Albertans have an incentive to continue following public health measures and get vaccinated as soon as possible. 

 

Alberta's Open for Summer Plan safely eases restrictions in 3 stages as vaccination targets are reached and hospitalizations decline.

 

If Albertans continue doing their part, all restrictions could be lifted by late June or early July.

Alberta will enter Stage 1 on June 1. Until then, all current provincewide restrictions remain in place, with additional restrictions in high case regions.

PLEASE REVIEW THE CURRENT ALBERTA GOVERNMENT'S OPEN FOR SUMMER PLANS TO REVIEW HOW THINGS ARE STARTING TO OPEN UP FOR US AND WE CAN GET BACK TO OUR SPORTS, WATER SKIING, WAKEBOARD, WAKESURFING, ETC.

Effective JULY 1, 2021 we will enter STAGE 3 of the Open For Summer Plans

Expired Information BELOW

All members, clubs and schools, please read the Amended Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Return to Play Document above. Travel restrictions have been lifted, please read document for more information.

Participants and members attending WSWA programs and activities must read and follow this COVID-19 Screening Checklist and must complete the COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance.

 

Clubs, Schools and Camps that have organized activities must use this COVID-19 Screening Checklist to screen participants and need to have your participants complete the COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance.  Schools and Camps - every visit a participant shows up, they must sign the Declaration of Compliance.  Clubs please get your members to sign this document 1 time.

All members, clubs and schools, please read the Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Return to Play Document and follow the guidelines and restrictions as outlined by Alberta Health and the Alberta Government 

MAY 15, 2020

To our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Members:

 

Visit ALBERTA.CA for the RELAUNCH of Alberta.  Great news for our summer activities! 

Gathering Restrictions have been changed from <15 to <50.  Please still follow all other guidelines including social distancing of 2m and please wash your hands often.

 

Always follow the Alberta.ca Guidelines and Restrictions as you get outdoors so you keep yourself and those around you safe.

ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND.

COVID-19 UPDATES

APRIL 30,  2020

To our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Members:

 

Visit ALBERTA.CA for the RELAUNCH of Alberta.  Great news for our summer activities! 

Starting May 1 - boat launches and provincial parks will start to open!

 

Always follow the Alberta.ca Guidelines and Restrictions as you get outdoors so you keep yourself and those around you safe.

APRIL 29, 2020

To our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Members:

 

Our WSWC club and school liability is ready to go for 2020!

COVID-19 UPDATES

APRIL 21, 2020

To our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Members:

 

As previously mentioned, our club and school liability has been extended with WSWC for now. 

COVID-19 UPDATES

UPDATE ON GENERAL LIABILITY FOR CLUBS AND SCHOOLS: 

Water  Ski and Wakeboard Canada  and BFL have been in constant contact about our 2020/2021 policy and what the upcoming season will look like. 

 

Please note the following updates listed below:

 

WSWC's General Liability policy has NOT been renewed for the 2020/2021 season. HOWEVER, the 2019/2020 GL policy has been extended until further notice (this means for the NSO, PSOs, Clubs & Schools)

To confirm, our 2019/2020 General Liability policy with BFL Canada has been extended until further notice.  This means our WSWA CLubs and Schools will  have General Liability coverage currently.

COVID-19 UPDATES

APRIL 21, 2020

To our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Members:

 

As previously mentioned, our club and school liability has been extended with WSWC for now. 

April 14, 2020

To our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Members:

Our mission at WSWA is to promote the participation and excellence in all aspects of towed water sports in Alberta by offering programs and events from grassroots to competitive. We worked hard over the winter to develop a 2020 season full of activities across Alberta, in all disciplines, and for all skill levels, and we were excited to launch that programming as soon as the ice melts. We were literally setting up our booth at the Edmonton Boat Show when everything came to a halt.

The COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions have put our season on hold.  This is a very difficult time for all of us.  Your health and safety are most important, and we thank all of you who are helping where they can either as a front line worker or by doing your part to social distance. We do not yet know the full impact of COVID-19 on our 2020 programming, but we promise to keep you informed.

In the meantime however, if you are able, we would like you to consider renewing your membership with Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta. As you know, a large part of the funding we use to deliver our programming comes from Alberta Sport Connection and is driven, in part, by our membership statistics.

Please take a moment to renew your 2020 membership (and check out the new membership platform that has been launched nationwide). CLICK HERE

In an effort to support our members during this time, we have launched a Member Discount Program offering discounts on things you may need now to help ease the impact of stay at home measures and discounts on items  that may be of interest to you in the future.  More details on our website -- www.wswa.ca

We are  looking forward to when we are all able to Live the Lake Life and get back on the water to do the sports we love.

We are in this together.

#LiveTheLakeLife

Should anyone have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact either one of us directly.

 

 

SUZANNE VELCIC |  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta www.wswa.ca

suzanne@wswa.ca  | 403.620.7259

 

 

CHUCK KRAUS | PRESIDENT

Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta www.wswa.ca

crkraus@gmail.com  | 403.689.3494