COVID-19 Update – May 4, 2020

To all our members

Within the last 2 weeks, most Provincial Governments have announced easing COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks and months ahead. Most provinces have introduced phased strategies which will all need to be evaluated and measured within their specific regions over the course of weeks and months. Most regions still have very limited group/gathering numbers in place for their initial phase back plans.

Leagues and area tournaments are not run directly by Slo-Pitch National. Slo-Pitch National extends insurance coverage to these groups, and can continue to do so provided that activities are organized in a responsible manner. 

Leagues and Conveners can contact the Slo-Pitch National Regional Director or area appointed Slo-Pitch National representative to discuss necessary planning and implementation of suggested guidelines based on their municipal restrictions and how those restrictions pertain to the facilities that are to be utilized. A list of suggested common sense actions necessary during this time has been assembled but there is no “one size fits all” guideline plan that can be circulated by Slo-Pitch National.

Taking these unique circumstances into consideration in addition to the specific facilities that need to be utilized by leagues and conveners, Slo-Pitch National will be working with member leagues and events directly to assist with the necessary planning that may allow for responsible participation when allowed to do so by Provincial and local governments. 

All events that are hosted directly by Slo-Pitch National (Provincial Championships) will have plans formulated specific to that event by SPN. If events are unable to run in accordance with the provincial and municipal health guidelines & restrictions, they will be cancelled for 2020.

Effective on Monday, April 23, Slo-Pitch National announced the postponement of the 2020 National Championships originally slated for July 30 – August 3 in 5 cities across Canada.

We are here to address those needs and answer your specific questions via our Regional Directors and Offices. The contact information for each Regional Director is also listed at the bottom of this message.

We will continue to be available to you by email and through our social media platforms, providing our members with weekly updates as they pertain to and affect our programs across Canada. Our Regional Directors continue to meet via teleconference each week to review and assess this situation as it unfolds. 

We would like to thank all of our members who are working to provide us with essential services during this crisis. We will forever be grateful for your dedication and service.

Slo-Pitch National Contact List:

President –  Trish Harrow
Vice President  – Jay Tourangeau 
Shelly Gaudet –
Tara Parent – 
BC – Lorri McAuley
AB – Trevor Hauser
SK – George Dmyterko 
MB – Kent Kamenz 
QC – Pierre Cadieux 
MRT – Mike Harding 
NL – Rob French 
National UIC – Brian Gagnon