High School Athletics - August 20 Press Release

Jade Ballek


The Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association released an update on August 20th regarding fall activities. The full document can be accessed here.

"Recognizing their role as a partner in the education sector, the Executive Council passed the following policy changes:
- The fall 2020 SHSAA golf season of play has been cancelled. Unfortunately, similar to badminton and track & field in the spring, the pandemic has forced the Executive to cancel a season of play impacting many students who are typically involved in school sport. The Executive believed that the restrictions related to the re-opening of schools would not allow for a safe and effective qualification process leading to a provincial championship event. This is very disappointing for SHSAA, the schools, and students that were hoping to participate in a fall golf season. We wish the best to those students and look forward to seeing many of them when the next season of high school golf kicks off on April 12, 2021 in preparation of the fall 2021 championship.
- The Executive also adjusted the start dates and stages for the remaining fall activities. Under the current Sports and Activities Guidelines and Public Health Orders, the SHSAA will be able to sanction modified competitions but, at this time, will not be able to provide a playoff structure leading to provincial championships in cross country, soccer, football, or volleyball. The start dates of the other four activities have been adjusted as follows:

Outdoor Activities
Cross Country: September 28 – October 17
Soccer: September 28 – October 31
Football: September 28 – November 14

Indoor Activities
Volleyball: October 13 – November 28"

- Tournaments and interprovincial travel are not permitted.

- Large public and private gatherings – indoors and outdoors – are prohibited. Effective June 22, 2020, indoor gatherings of up to 30 are permitted where space allows for two metres of physical distancing between participants. Outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people are still permitted with appropriate physical distancing.

The entire process of re-opening amidst a pandemic remains fluid and the Executive continues to appreciate the patience and understanding of the Members, schools, administration, staff, and students throughout this process."

For more information about athletics at DCS, please contact DCS Athletic Director, Mr. Lance Morrison, or principal, Mrs. Jade Ballek. 

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