Happy Friday! We hope that you are all safe and healthy. We have a few quick important reminders to share with you. Please take the time to read this email so you do not miss out!
REMINDER: Township of Langley Protocol
This week LMHA circulated updated Covid-19 Safety protocol for Langley Sportsplex and NHTC. Both updates were received in light of the recent Health Order. The Township of Langley (TOL) has also recently sent LMHA a reminder of Covid-19 Safety Protocols. As mentioned previously, LMHA has a zero-tolerance policy for non-compliance with respect to non-compliance of all Covid-19 Safety Protocol. Please see the communication received from the TOL Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) below:
For general awareness, the EOC would like to provide the following guidance to all sports groups with respect to Township facilities:
With COVID-19 cases increasing in the Fraser Valley, the Township of Langley Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has updated its guidance on the use of masks. The previous guidance stated that masks were required when physical distancing could not be maintained. Effective immediately, an amendment to the previous guidance is being made to add the requirement that all visitors entering, transiting through, or within Township indoor facilities are required to wear masks at all times.
In addition, when participating in an activity at a Township community or recreation centre:
- participants must wear masks until they are ready to participate in the activity
- coaches and/or support staff must wear masks at all times
“It is now the expectation that people will wear a non-medical mask in public spaces,” Henry said. “Now is the time for all of us to work together, while staying apart, to slow the spread of COVID-19 – and together we will get through this winter.”
Return to Sport Plans:
All user groups must review and redouble their efforts on their COVID safety plan, remind their members to monitor themselves daily, and to always stay home if they have symptoms. The EOC requests that all groups review their RTS plans and ensure that they include provisions for active screening of all event attendees (participants, coaches, etc.).
All indoor sports user groups that were previously engaged in gameplay, must now revert to their respective Stage II plan such that activities are restricted to training and skill development only, with adherence to maintaining a 2m physical distance between participants.
Emergency Operations Centre
Township of Langley
Reminder: Real Hip Clothing – Deadline FAST Approaching!
We have a brand-new partnership with a company called Real Hip Clothing! They have some amazing LMHA branded swag items which are just in time for Christmas. They have adult and youth clothing, hats, toques, blankets, and a cool cinch bag. Orders for most products must be in by November 15th to arrive on time for Christmas. (Exception being that custom orders must be placed by November 8th and this deadline has passed). Below is the link to view LMHA branded product, sizing, pricing, and to place your order.
Reminder: Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands and BC Hockey Parent Code of Conduct and Fair Play
This season BC Hockey requires parents/guardians to view the Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands video online as well as acknowledge the BC Hockey Parent and Fair Play Code of Conduct online. We appreciate that it is an odd year and that we are not exactly “in the stands” but with that said, the content of the short video remains extremely valuable. LMHA supports this BC Hockey requirement and expects all members to follow the two steps below and complete by November 15, 2020.
Please click on the link below to view Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands:
Please click on the link below to acknowledge the Parent and Fair Play Code of Conduct:
BC Hockey will supply LMHA with a list of members who have completed the above requirements. For this season only, LMHA will credit each family with one hour of volunteer time upon completion of both steps.
If you are interested in viewing additional material, please click HERE to view “Lessons From Behind the Glass”.
2020/21 Volunteer Bond Program
LMHA will provide an update on our Volunteer Bond Program and how it applies to the current season within the next couple of weeks. In the interim, we would like to acknowledge the hundreds of members who are doing their part by getting involved, as team officials or otherwise, to ensure the safety and well being of our players. Without your contribution, our players would not have the privilege of playing hockey!
Thank you and have a fantastic weekend!