Posted August 11, 2020

 

It is with great disappointment that I have to announce the cancellation of the 27th Annual BrokerLink-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel for 2020. The bonspiel committee was planning on holding the SuperSpiel between November 6 and 8, 2020. The bonspiel committee consulted with its partners and with Curl Canada on holding the event this year and concluded that given the uncertainty facing our sport this fall due to the COVID- pandemic when coupled with health considerations and travel restrictions many interested teams would face, we believe the prudent decision is to cancel this year's event. Hopefully, the situation will improve and we will be in a position to resume the event in 2021.

 

I would like to thank you for your continued support of our high performance Junior Bonspiel in the past. Over the years it has proven to be effective in supporting the development of junior curlers by bringing the best curlers in the world to Ottawa to compete. Unfortunately, this pandemic has easily been our most significant challenge to operations that we've faced in the last 27 years.

 

I sincerely hope that all of you are doing well in these challenging times and while I know that this is a difficult time for many personally it is also a very difficult time for curling clubs as they develop plans to facilitate their operations during the upcoming season. The O.V.C.A. is also working on guidelines and assistance in operations for its member clubs and we will certainly work together to do the best for all of our members going forward.

 

Regards,

 

Tom Sinclair

Chair, BrokerLink-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel

superspiel.ca