This has been an unprecedented year and we’ve all been called to be adaptable to our ever-changing environments. We are appreciative that everyone who’s participated has been extremely supportive and cooperative – your patience and understanding during this time is greatly valued.
We are thankful we have been able to resume our Spring training right through to October 1, 2020, with no issues. It has been terrific to see the athletes be able to engage in active training, and also have fun doing it too. It’s important that we maintain not only our physical health, but also our social & emotional well-being.
As you know, we extended our training period right through September to help make up for the lost time during the Spring lockdown. Normally at about this time, Burnaby Striders begins their indoor training season at Burnaby South Secondary School, and we would train through the winter months. Unfortunately, the School Board is not ready yet to approve any facility use by outside organizations. They are monitoring the situation closely and will advise if statuses change. So for the foreseeable future, we are not anticipating training to start back up for the balance of this calendar year.
We will continue to keep you updated and will share more on what our year would look like for 2021, including details surrounding registration, training & competition. Further conversations will be had with the various governing bodies, including BC Athletics, the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby School Board.
Thank you for your attention and please stay safe!
Executive Board Committee