In the past week, we have been receiving messages from teams and other people asking about how the current COVID-19 situation will affect the season this year.
What I can tell you is that we are monitoring the ongoing situation with information provided to us by Slopitch National, the City of Burnaby and City of New Westminster along with information provided by the BC Ministry of Health. We are also working with our umpire association partner, Metro Umpires, and tournament vendors.
Our season, which usually starts in the beginning of May, will have a delayed start to at least mid-May. Information will be sent out shortly with regards to our season kick-off meeting for Captains once details are finalized with the city parks departments. It is very likely we will have a virtual meeting.
I encourage everyone to stay safe and follow the BC Ministry of Health and guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic including social-distancing recommendations. Our goal here is to have people as safe as possible.