The sun is coming out more which means that the Outdoor Wheelchair Athletics Season is upon us!
Junior Wheelchair Racing sessions are back at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary in Vancouver starting on Tuesday, April 20th
Junior Wheelchair Athletics Practices at Sir Winston Churchill (Vancouver) will resume Tuesday April 20th, 2021! Junior athletes are invited to join our coaches, get moving and improve their speed.
Address: Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School (7055 Heather Street, Vancouver)
Coaching: James Hustvedt – Provincial Wheelchair Racing Coach
Time: Tuesdays – 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Start Date: Tuesday April 20th, 2021 End Date: likely end of July
*Dates are subject to change and aAs we move through the weeks of practice, an additional 2nd session/week will be added.
Location: Training will take place at the track oval located at the corner of W 57th AVE and HEATHER ST. (see the yellow star on the attached photo)
Registration: $20 for full Outdoor Season
Athlete Registration Link and Payment:
Outdoor Athletics Registration – please select “JR WC Athletics - Outdoor (Churchill)”
Equipment is available upon request, contact Program Coordinator Ana Karanovic at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
IMPORTANT – COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Due to the current pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – BCWSA has implemented a number of protocols to keep everyone safe while allowing us to return to sport. All participants are expected to adhere to these protocols at all times. The full guidelines can be found online HERE – we strongly recommend that participants review this document before attending their first practice.
All participants (athletes, coaches, volunteers, support staff, etc.) will be required to sign an updated Waiver (or an Assumption of Risk for participants under 18) and COVID-19 Declaration, and to complete a Personal Health Attestation before each practice. All forms are available online and can be found at the links below.
BCWSA Waiver (complete ONCE)
BCWSA Waiver Individuals OVER the age of majority
https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5f245ea90fea7/web/ (General Waiver)
COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance (complete ONCE)
BCWSA - COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance
COVID-19 Personal Health Attestation (complete before each practice)
BCWSA – COVID-19 Personal Health Attestation
All participants (athletes and coaches) must also have a valid BCWSA Membership – available for purchase on the registration link. Contact Ana if you are unsure whether your membership has expired.
All participants (athletes, coaches and volunteers) are recommended to follow BCWSA’s Return to Sport Wheelchair Athletics Guidelines
Individuals including but not limited to participants, volunteers and coaches MAY NOT PARTICIPATE in any programming if they:
- Exhibit any symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID-19 including a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.
- Have had any of the above symptoms in the last 10 days.
- Are under the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate
- Have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days
- Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
All athletes must adhere to all facility guidelines and follow the directions of the coach at all times.
ATHLETES WHO REQUIRE ASSISTANCE TO TRAIN
If an athlete requires an assistant to train (i.e. transferring into the equipment, chair strapping, taking gloves off/on) it is recommended that the assistant be an individual from the same household or bubble.
No extra precautions are necessary; however, assistants will also have to complete the BCWSA Covid-19 Declaration and sign the appropriate Waiver/Assumption of Risk Documents.
If the athlete is unable to bring someone from their household or bubble:
- The assistant must be the same person each week.
- The assistant will wear PPE while working with the athlete.
- All non-essential contact should be avoided.
- All assistants will go through the Covid-19 Declaration process.
- Extra precautions should be taken to ensure the assistant is symptom-free, has not traveled in the last 14 days, and has not come into contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
*If you require assistance to train, please contact Ana ASAP indicating 1. Who your assistant will be, or 2. If you are unable to bring someone from your household or bubble to practices.