Dear valued members,
On behalf of the PCBL and our executive board I am taking this moment to update you all regarding COVID-19 and how this continues to affect our programs.
First and foremost, the health and safety of our members is our number one concern. We will continue to follow the directions of Alberta Health Services, The World Health Organization, and our Provincial and Federal Government. Our governing body Alberta Basketball is doing the same and has posted the most recent statement on their website, please take a moment to read the following article:
PCBL will continue to monitor this evolving situation and the current / impending impact it may have on our upcoming programs . All programs including EYBA Spring League , and various Club tournaments are on hold until further notice.
With the current status of all athletic programs worldwide the most common questions we are getting from our members are:
PCBL has been working hard to evaluate the tangibility of our programs and whether or not we will have to officially cancel them, versus postponing so that we may do our best to answer the aforementioned questions.
Clubs tournaments are much the same, they are pending. Many of our potential tournaments are not scheduled until May and June. So in the event EYBA cancels league play we would not necessarily disband all teams, we would rather try to get into more tournaments.
That being said we will have a better idea of where we are by April 17th.
If COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed between April and May ultimately we will do our best to provide some form of basketball play for our members. It will be some much needed activity when this is all behind us.
You can stay up to date by visiting our website: www.parklandbasketball.ca
Please note: PCBL will not run any teams, or programs until it has been deemed safe to do so.
Once again we understand how frustrating and confusing this all is. We thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate through these unchartered circumstances. The health and safety of our members always comes first. Please do your part to stay safe and healthy through this COVID-19 Pandemic.
Vice President /Program Director
Parkland Community Basketball League
Public Health Agency of Canada
Alberta Health Services
World Health Organization (WHO) International Travel & Health Updates
Further updates by the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee are available every 48 hours. See the document ‘Advisory on COVID-19’ for more info.