Update – 2020-04-13
We want to take a moment to express our sincerest thanks to you, our lacrosse family, who continue to use lacrosse as a beacon of positivity, by sharing videos and photos with us. Your viral videos & photos – old and new – have been an amazing addition to our social media feeds.
We also want to give a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers who have been working on alternative options that we can execute when the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Lacrosse Association tell us it’s safe to do so. While the season may look very different this year, we remain committed to doing all we can to get sticks in hands and bring everyone onto the floor when it’s safe for us to do so.
In the meantime, we know this is a time of hardship for many families and want to assure you full refunds will be issued if the season is cancelled. Should we be able to return to play within a limited season format, we will adjust fees accordingly and refund the difference. If these times are impacting your ability to pay fees please reach out to email@example.com and we can discuss potential options.
While we wait for further direction, we want to encourage all of you to keep shooting, passing and playing wall ball where you safely can. We will be launching #KnightsAcademy this week to give you an opportunity to share your skills with our lacrosse family, so stay tuned for that, and we hope to see you online or in person very soon.
Yours in lacrosse,
The Knights Board of Directors
Update – 2020-03-30
We hope everyone is staying safe during these difficult times. While we do not have any specific news, we wanted to provide a brief update about the 2020 lacrosse season – our 50th Anniversary!
As of today, both the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Lacrosse Association have mandated closures up to April 5th . While there have been no official announcements to extend the shutdown, it is very likely that will happen. We will continue to take guidance from government authorities and the OLA in these matters
and we will pass along any updates when they come.
In the meantime, our executive is actively putting together contingency options for an adjusted season with various start dates so that we can be ready to move forward when we are able to do so. We will do everything we can to get our Knights playing lacrosse as long as we can provide a safe environment to do so. We certainly enjoy watching them play as much as you do! However, if the shutdown makes it necessary to cancel the season we will certainly provide families with a full refund of their registration fees.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer.
Keep up the wall ball and posting your pics!
Update – 2020-03-18
The number one question hitting our mailbox and social media right now is “When will we know when the season will start?” The short answer right now is, we don’t know.
The health & safety of our lacrosse family is incredibly important to us. As such, we are waiting on guidance from government officials, the local health unit & the Ontario Lacrosse Association before we kick off our season.
Our volunteers are hopeful that the season will start, and as such tryouts are tentatively scheduled to start the week of April 6th & house league sortouts are being planned as well. We hope that everyone understands they are subject to change based on health, safety & facility availability.
We are extremely hopeful that the season will start as scheduled but until then play some wall ball, work on those cradles, and we’ll see you soon.
~~ The Knights Executive
Update from the Ontario Lacrosse Association on March 13 2020 is below.