2020 Spring Outdoor Soccer Cancelled


March 20, 2020

To view the complete letter to our members, please follow the link to a PDF version: WLYSA 2020 Spring Outdoor Soccer Season Letter to Members

 

The Directors of the Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association met via Zoom on May 14th, 2020 to determine the course of action for the 2020 Spring Outdoor Season.

 

The Board reviewed information from the Provincial Health Authority, BC Soccer and ViaSport with respect to a possible return to play in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our players and their families is the key consideration, and ultimately the Board made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Outdoor Season. 

 

We are still hoping there will be an opportunity to resume programs at some point this summer or in the fall.  We would have to have sufficient confidence that we can do this safely, and that measures are in place to mitigate any risks that might arise from a return to play.  We will keep everyone updated through our website and social media with our plans to resume programming.

 

In the meantime, we would like to thank our members for their commitment to WLYSA programs and their patience throughout this time. For those parents and guardians who have paid registration fees and have not yet obtained a refund, you have three options:

  1. You can request a refund of your registration fee.
  2. You can direct that your registration fees be held by the WLYSA to be applied against future programming.
  3. You can direct that your registration be retained as a donation to the WLYSA. This is an extremely challenging time for the WLYSA, as our organization is largely funded by registration fees and sponsorships.  The governments of British Columbia and Canada have not offered an abundance of financial support to organization like ours in the midst of the pandemic, so any support our members and others can offer to the WLYSA is greatly appreciated.

We ask that you either email the WLYSA Administrator at admin@wlysa.com or call (250) 392-1103 to leave a message at our office to advise as to which of the three options you would like to select with respect to your Spring 2020 registration fees. Please provide your child’s full name when confirming the option you selected for each registration.

 

For registrations paid through Jumpstart or KidSport Williams Lake, WLYSA will be in contact with the organizations to process refunds for each player.

 

We would also like to recognize and thank our 2020 Spring Outdoor Season sponsors for their support of youth soccer in our community. The following is the list of sponsors that were confirmed prior to the suspension of soccer activity in BC:

Cariboo Ski Source for Sports

Central Cariboo Disposal Ltd.

Clear View Accounting Corp.

Consus Management Ltd.

Coyote Rock Estates

Dr. Ghaida Radhi Inc.

Finning Canada

Gustafson’s Chrysler

Hub International

Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group

Panago Pizza

RBC Royal Bank

Save On Foods

Skywest Environmental Inc.

Sugar Cane Archaeology

Surplus Herby’s

Tanya Rankin Ltd.

TD Canada Trust

United Floors

Williams Lake and District Credit Union

Williams Lake Log Haulers Association

Williams Lake Optometry

Windsor Plywood

 

We hope that all our members and their families are well, and look forward to resuming soccer programming at the earliest possible opportunity.

Thank you, 

WLYSA Board of Directors 

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