Volleyball, soccer, baseball pre-registration now open
Tim Brody - Editor
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is hoping to get an idea of how many children might be interested in participating in volleyball, soccer, or baseball so municipal staff can plan these seasons, if the Ontario government allows organized outdoor sports.
The Municipality is asking parents to pre-register children for a potential season by calling the Recreation Centre’s front desk at 737-1994. Volunteer coaches are also being sought and anyone interested is also asked to contact the Recreation Centre’s front desk.
Parents are asked to include the name and age of the player, which sport they are registering for, as well as a contact number for their parent or guardian. Any parents who are interested in coaching or volunteering may leave their name and phone number, as well as the sport and age category they would like to coach or volunteer for.
The tentative start date for the soccer and baseball leagues had been announced as Monday, June 7, with both seasons running until Friday, July 16, however, in light of the Ontario Government’s Three-Step Roadmap to safely reopen the province, Brian P. MacKinnon, Municipal Manager of Corporate Services/ Municipal Clerk informed that, “This date will now be later – based on our current understanding of the reopening guidelines, such programming may be possible during the stage two of reopening, which, at present, we would estimate to be sometime in July.”
MacKinnon said that, “Updates will be provided as more information is released from the appropriate authorities on what we are able to offer, when and how. Parents will be advised when the Provincial government permits us to offer this programming.”
MacKinnon shared that, “While interest is a key determining factor, the primary factor will be the Provincial reopening guidelines and public health requirements,” he added that, “As soon as the Provincial government permits us to offer this programming, we will advise parents how to register their children.”