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Water Polo Canada cancels remainder of National Championship League calendar due to COVID-19

(March 26, 2020- Ottawa, ON) - On March 25, 2020, Water Polo Canada (WPC) has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019-2020 National Championship League (NCL) season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past few weeks, Water Polo Canada has evaluated the scenarios related to hosting its 2020 NCL events under present conditions. Given the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place by government authorities, in particular the closure of sports facilities and the ban on holding rallies, WPC has now determined that all remaining 2019-2020 National Championship League events, including Conference Championships and National Finals, must be cancelled.


“The health and safety of all participants and their respective communities are of utmost importance for Water Polo Canada, and we want to make sure we do everything we can to help resolve the current crisis. We are in constant communication with our provincial counterparts, and we will continue to provide regular updates in regards to our domestic programming,” said Martin Goulet, Water Polo Canada’s Executive Director.


In light of these cancellations, Water Polo Canada is investigating the possible alternatives for NCL clubs, including partial reimbursement of the teams’ NCL fees. Given the amount of uncertainty around the current situation, WPC asked clubs and provincial organizations for their patience during this process.


During this difficult time, Water Polo Canada would like to thank all of our stakeholders and partners across the country who play such an integral role in supporting both the NCL, and water polo as a whole.


For the latest updates and recommendations regarding the COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 section of the Water Polo Canada website.



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