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WPS would like to announce the 2019-2020 End of the Year Award Winners!

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Congratulations to the U19 Team Saskatchewan Men's team for being awarded the 2019 Team of the Year by Sask Sport !!

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Urgent!!

Updated March 16th, 2020 @ 11:25

 

Water Polo Saskatchewan will be cancelling all events for the remainder of March 2020 in accordance with the City of Regina's and City of Saskatoon's public safety measures and recommendations. Both cities are following the guidelines and recommendations from the provincials and federal health agencies.

In Regina, the Lawson Aquatic Center will be closed Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. All training will be cancelled during this time, including the High School Excellence, High Performance, Development Center and club programs. To ensure our athletes safety, we are also cancelling the Level 10 weight training from March 17th to April 4th, 2020. 

All High Performance and Development Center programming will also be cancelled in Weyburn and Estevan from now until April 4th, 2020. 

Water Polo Saskatchewan will be updating the training calendar on our site, posting announcements on this home page and our social media pages below. 

Water Polo Saskatchewan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waterpolosask/

Water Polo Saskatchewan Twitter: https://twitter.com/waterpolosask

City of Regina website: https://www.regina.ca/home-property/safety-emergencies/emergency-preparedness/covid-19/

City of Saskatoon website: https://www.saskatoon.ca/news-releases/city-closing-leisure-facilities-some-libraries-response-covid-19

City of Weyburn website: https://weyburn.ca/2020/03/13/covid-19/

City of Estevan website: https://estevan.ca/2020/03/13/healthy-and-safety-of-the-community-is-priority/

Updated March 12th, 2020 @ 18:00

Dear Sask Water Polo Members,

With the extremely quick evolution of the Provincial safety and preventive policies in regard of travel and event held in Saskatchewan and Alberta, we are informing you that Water Polo Saskatchewan has taken the decision to cancel the two following events:

-        Alberta Open in Calgary, March 19-22

-        Sask Spring Provincials in Saskatoon, March 28-29

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment it will bring, but our members safety is our priority.

Athletes who were supposed to go to Alberta Open will be reimbursed in the next weeks, we will send a cheque to their home address.

 

For the following NCL events:

16U in Regina April 2-5,

19U Westerns in BC April 16-19,

16U Westerns in BC April 23-26 and

14U Westerns in BC May 1-3,

Water Polo Canada hasn’t decided yet if they will still be happening. In the same way WPS will re-evaluate the situation day per day and will keep you closely informed.

Sincerely,

Cyril Dorgigné | Executive Director | Water Polo Sask

300 – 1734 Elphinston St, REGINA, SK, S4T 1K1 | Phone: (306) 780-9260 | Fax: (306) 780-9467

c.dorgigne@wpsask.ca |  http://wpsask.ca/

 

Updated March 12th, 2020 @ 16:00

 

All WPS Members and Alberta Open 2020 participants

This memo is to provide up to date information on COVID-19 and what measures Water Polo Saskatchewan is taking to prepare for all WPS programs, including Alberta Open event, March 19-22, 2020.

At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population. There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians 65 and over, and those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions. Up until yesterday, there had been no reported cases in Saskatchewan. Public health agencies are monitoring the situation and working to limit the spread of the virus.

That being said, as an organization, and as individuals, we all have a responsibility to do our part to keep our community, colleagues and families safe. The following information is to keep you up to date and help you stay healthy.

General information

COVID-19 is a virus in the coronavirus family. Coronaviruses in this family are responsible for illnesses that range from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is a new virus and so health officials are still learning about its impact and severity. It appears to cause an illness similar to the flu with the most common signs of infection being fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most people (about 80%) recover from the virus without needing special treatment. It can cause more serious illness, more common with the elderly or those with other medical conditions, including pneumonia, severe respiratory distress, and kidney failure.

What will WPS do for Alberta Open, March 19-22, 2020

  • Staff will remind athletes to wash their hands before each time coming to the bus (this will mean after each time athletes are leaving a facility: hotel, pool, restaurant).
  • We will limit athletes extra activities to non-crowded locations.
  • We will ask each athletes to bring a hand sanitizer bottle for the trip (in addition to bottles provided by WPS )
  • Athletes are advised not to share water bottles.
  • We will monitor athletes health closely to isolate them if they show any symptom as described above.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation and follow Canada Health recommendation every day until the day of departure.

What can athlete do to?

As a respiratory illness, the best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice everyday preventative actions, which include:

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend in your elbow);
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Maintain safe food practices;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick; and
  • If you are sick, stay home.

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call the Saskatchewan HealthLine (811). If you are not seriously ill, it is recommended you do not go to a physician’s office, a health care facility or a lab without consulting with the HealthLine first. If you are severely ill, call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.

Other Resources

If you desire additional information pertaining to Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19 – the following websites are good sources to use.

  • Government of Saskatchewan

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus

  • Public Health Agency of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

  • World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

We will continue to monitor the situation and update our membership as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

 

Cyril Dorgigné | Executive Director | Water Polo Sask

300 – 1734 Elphinston St, REGINA, SK, S4T 1K1 | Phone: (306) 780-9260 | Fax: (306) 780-9467

c.dorgigne@wpsask.ca |  http://wpsask.ca/

Update below as of March 9th, 2020

 

Hello all WPS members,

Please see attached communication from Water Polo Canada about the COVID-19.

Water Polo Canada recommendations, COVID-19_EN

As of today, all our competition and travel programs are still on as planned.

However we will follow closely Water Polo Canada, the sport Medicine Committee and Government of Canada’s  recommendations in the case of further evolution.

Regards, 

Water Polo Saskatchewan