Heads Up

Got this in my Inbox …

Hello all,
Unfortunately, due to the recent ice storm and lingering wintry conditions, we are delaying the official opening of the City’s sports fields, including ball diamonds.

We expect to open ball diamonds on May 11 and sports fields on May 18.

Delaying the official opening by about 11 days will help us maintain the integrity of our sports fields and provide safe playing conditions for our users.

Currently, the sports fields remain covered in ice and snow and our employees haven’t been able to start the necessary preparations for the upcoming sports season. We do expect melting to occur over the next week when temperatures return to seasonal norms. However, soil conditions will be saturated and it will take some time for the ground to dry.

We will work with your groups to reschedule or refund bookings. Facility Booking Staff are currently amending contracts and will send revised versions for your signature.

This information is also posted at guelph.ca/seasonal/sports-field-status/. Tennis and beach volleyball courts are not impacted and will open as scheduled on April 30.

We do apologize for this inconvenience. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for a sunny dry season!

If you have questions, please contact us at facilitybooking@guelph.ca.

Thank you,

Rowan’s Law

Good day All-

The Ministry is asking for your assistance in helping to spread the word about the Rowan’s Law posting on the government’s Regulatory Registry, requesting input that will inform the development of  future regulations.

The government is very interested in our organization’s input, please take the time to provide your thoughts on possible regulations.

They are encouraging responses from athletes, parents, coaches and officials who are affiliated with your organization.

Many thanks for your continued assistance in helping to make sport safe in Ontario.

Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety) 2018

… received Royal Assent on March 7, 2018. The Law is intended to transform the manner in which concussions are managed in amateur competitive sport in Ontario. The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has posted a survey on the Ontario Regulatory Registry to seek feedback that will inform development of future regulations. The survey will be posted until May 7, 2018. If you are an athlete, parent of an athlete, coach or official, or just interested in the issue of concussion awareness and management in sport, you are encouraged to provide your input on the questions listed in the following link:  http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=27186&language=en

In addition, if you are a “youth athlete”, we also encourage you to answer a few youth-specific questions about concussions in amateur competitive sport through the government’s youth-focussed website, YouthVoice at http://youthvoiceontario.ca/#current-discussion

If you have any questions about the Rowan’s Law initiative, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Make today great,

Christine Parris

Executive Director
85 Scarsdale Road, Suite 301 | Toronto, ON | M3B 2R2
p (416) 426-7150 x 101 | f (416) 426-7150
email cparris@softballontario.ca


Welcome Back!

I have cleared out all the clutter that has accumulated over the past 9 years (Yep – January of 2009!) and have cleared up a few technical issues that have plagued the site since mid-season last year.

Registration has been opened up again – but the forum portion of the website has been removed. I have added a dedicated page on each of the league sites to deal with Free Agents (GTCSPL Free Agents and RCMSPL Free Agents).

There is a lot of work yet to do for the coming season (I am setting up a new scheduling system) but I look forward to the updates being made.