As students returned back to school for the first time in months, the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association Executive Council shared the return of championships and qualifiers for the 2021-2022 school year last month.
The statement from Deanna Wehrle, CWOSSA President and Brian Henry, CWOSSA Executive Director on Behalf of the CWOSSA Executive regarding the return explained that they are confident in the safety measure that will be taken to facilitate competitions this school year.
“CWOSSA is confident that we can provide safe events and will organize and run our championships within the guidelines of the pending OPHEA considerations and OFSAA protocols for safe play ensuring all participants and volunteers are kept safe throughout events. Public Health protocols for each local district will also be followed,” reads the statement.
“CWOSSA will work alongside local districts to determine participation and commitment to play and run events and qualifiers accordingly.
Education through sport and the involvement in extracurricular activities is an important aspect of high school and we are pleased to be able to work alongside our colleagues to support the return of sport.
We are grateful for your support and understanding as we have navigated these difficult times. We are hopeful for a great start to the 2021-2022 school year including the return to sport in high schools.”
It follows the Ministry of Education’s release of the Guide to Reopening Schools, which allows for sports in schools starting this September and the OFSAA announcement indicating their return of championships.