September 18-26 is National Coaches Week! This is a time to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada.
You can get involved by posting a message and/or video on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #ThanksCoach and tag @RGManitoba and @SportManitoba on Twitter and Instagram or @SportMB on Facebook. Sport Manitoba Coaching will be giving away Coaching Association of Canada swag, gift cards valued between $25-$100, and more throughout the week for those who post a message or video thanking their coaches!
Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba will be reimbursing coaches for attending NCCP opportunities this fall as a way to say THANKS to our amazing coaches.
In accordance with public health restrictions, all users of UM’s indoor sport and recreation facilities, as well as all guardians/spectators accompanying participants under 17, must provide proof of approved COVID-19 vaccination and government-issued identification upon entry to UM indoor sport and recreation facilities. Participants under 17 years of age are not required to provide proof of vaccination at this time, however, verification of age may be requested. Please be reminded that 3 ply masks are required indoors at all times and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible.
Sport for Life Centre
All participants over the age of 18 using the court and flex spaces in the Sport Manitoba facility will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting Friday, September 3. Participants 18+ will be asked to show their QR code or vaccine card along with a photo ID. Alternatively, you can provide proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason you cannot receive a vaccine for COVID-19. We will work with recurring bookings to develop a process to make your check-in more efficient for future bookings.
Spectators will not be allowed on the courts until further notice. This will allow us some time to develop a process for safely and efficiently welcoming spectators onto the courts.
Masks will continue to be mandatory in all public spaces within the facility, except for when participants are actively engaged in physical activity.
City of Winnipeg Facilities
In accordance with provincial public health orders published on September 2, 2021, proof of immunization is now required to visit and participate in indoor programming at City-operated pools, fitness and leisure centres, and arenas beginning September 3, 2021. Proof of immunization is not required to visit a library branch; however, select indoor programming will require proof of immunization – participants will be notified accordingly. Individuals that do not show proof of immunization as required will not be permitted to enter the facility or participate in programming, unless they fall under an exemption in the provincial public health orders. Customers are encouraged to bring a piece of government-issued ID to confirm that their identity matches their COVID-19 immunization card. Face masks are also required to be worn in City facilities, except when swimming or while engaged in other athletic activities. Residents are encouraged to review the self-assessment symptom checklist. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms will be asked not to enter our facilities. The City will continue to review the latest public health orders to determine whether there are any other impacts to City programs and services. For information on City of Winnipeg facilities and services, please visit winnipeg.ca or contact 311.
Creating Welcoming & Culturally Safe Places for Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity for Newcomers
Delivered by: Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy When: September 09, 2021 12:00 PM, CDT Where: Online – link will be emailed to all registered participants
Is your club looking to expand and welcome participation among newcomer populations? During this session, you will hear about the newcomer experiences in sport and recreation and what can be done to remove barriers, be more welcoming, developmentally appropriate, and culturally safe. This workshop is the beginning of an opportunity to expand our worldview and take action toward more welcoming, safe and inclusive places for newcomers in Canada.