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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update 03-20-2020

The impact of COVID-19 on sport is becoming increasingly worrisome and continues to have an expanding impact internationally. Manitoba Gymnastics Association has been closely monitoring all available information related to the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The health and safety of our players, officials, employees, volunteers, fans, and everyone associated with gymnastics in Manitoba and Canada and upcoming events continue to be our priority.

Cancelled Events

The MGA in conjunction with their hosts will be cancelling all sanctioned events prior to March 31st, 2020. These events include:

  • Morden Spring Classic – March 14, 2020
  • Selkirk Selects Invitational – March 21, 2020
  • Manitoba Opens and Panthers Crocus Invitational – March 21-22, 2020
  • Beausejour Invitational – March 28, 2020

All participants will receive a refund of their registrations fees less the administrative fee from the Host Club. The Attending Clubs will receive a communication from the Host Clubs regarding the refunds directly.  We ask kindly that individuals do not directly contact the Host Clubs.

Artistic Western Canadian Championships has now been cancelled.

Future Events

The MGA will be re-evaluating the status of future events such as Provincial Championships on an on-going basis and will provide an update when one is available.

We are communicating with Gymnastics Canada (re: Canadian Championships), and Gymnastics Saskatchewan (re: Western Canada Cup). All updates regarding these events will be communicated directly to the affected clubs and officials.

Club Closures

As per the Government of Manitoba a state of emergency has now been declared. Therefore the immediate closure of all wellness centres offering physical activities, gyms, fitness centres and athlete clubs and training facilities is mandated. Therefore, if any clubs still remain open you are now required to close.

Insurance Coverage

A travel restriction has been placed on our Insurance policy. No domestic or international travel is permitted under our coverage at this time. There are no changes to day-to-day activities such as regular training and classes.

Office Closure

The MGA will now be ceasing all regular office hours until further notice. The following individuals will be working remotely and can be contacted via email:

Regan Bint – mga@sportmanitoba.ca

Karly Miller – mga.kmiller@sportmanitoba.ca

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