Friday, June 19th
The OPC Pickleball Club regrets to inform all its Members and friends that it is unable to begin our 2020 season per our Constitution and Bylaws. As a result, we find ourselves unable to have an Annual General Meeting to begin our 2020 season for the foreseeable future until safe large indoor gatherings are once again allowed.
The tennis courts at the Parksville Community Park remain open for unorganized casual pickleball or tennis play, and the lacrosse box remains as a multi-sport venue at the Park for unorganized casual pickleball play, basketball, or lacrosse.
All OPC Members and pickleball participants are reminded that they are to follow the guidelines of all signage posted onsite at the Parksville Community Park as well as all the Sports Guidelines for COVID-19 located on the City of Parksville website at https://www.parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=565.
The City of Parksville asks all users of city venues to follow these guidelines when playing publicly at any venue, and to defer to the sport-specific guidelines at viaSport BC which can be viewed here at https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport.
Play Safe. Be Safe. Stay Safe.
OPC Pickleball Club Executive
Keith Hosking (President), Jonathon Winner (Vice President), Donna Wilson (Treasurer), Bob Krell (Member-At-Large), Judy Wood (Secretary/Recorder)
Friday, June 5th
The City of Parksville published a news release yesterday regarding their reopening plan of services and amenities. Please click the following link for the full news release … Let’s Talk Parksville – News Release – June 4, 2020.
Further information regarding OPC Pickleball Club safe return to play will follow on this website as it becomes available.
Be Safe. Play Safe. Stay Safe.
Monday, May 25th
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. -Albert Einstein
The re-opening guidelines posted by the City of Parksville for the Parksville Community Park sports courts have been revised to be less restrictive.
“Keep at least two metres (6 feet) distance at all times from those outside your household. Physical distancing must be practiced when attending City facilities.”
The new guidelines can be found here City of Parksville – Covid-19 Guidelines for Play on City Sports Courts . This is good news for all picklers who want to get out in the beautiful weather we are having and just play some pickleball.
OPC Members are urged to follow all guidelines as recommended by the City of Parksville to avoid any potential infractions.
OPC Members are reminded that the OPC 2020 season remains suspended. Any public play by any OPC Member is considered unsanctioned by OPC and as such all Members who choose to play publicly in casual small groups are urged to follow all local and Provincial re-opening guidelines for safe play and reminded that any group OPC insurance liability is suspended until further notice.
Be safe. Play safe. Stay safe.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The City of Parksville has issued a statement in their newsletter … Let’s Talk Parksville … that effective Friday, May 22nd the City sports courts at the Parksville Community Park will be re-opened under strict re-opening guidelines for small group casual play only.
“No organized team play, training camps or competitive tournaments will be permitted at this time.”
The re-opening guidelines that are listed on the City’s website can be found here … City of Parksville – Covid-19 Guidelines for Play on City Sports Courts .
OPC Members are urged to follow ALL guidelines as recommended by the City of Parksville to the letter to avoid any potential infractions and shutdown of the courts for small group public play.
OPC Members are reminded that the OPC 2020 season has been suspended. Any public play by any OPC Member is considered unsanctioned by OPC and as such all Members who choose to play publicly in small groups are urged to follow all local and Provincial re-opening guidelines for safe play and reminded that any group OPC insurance liability is suspended until further notice.
OPC Pickleball Club has suspended our 2020 AGM and the start of our 2020 season to comply with local directives regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.
OPC Pickleball Club will be suspending until further notice our April 22nd AGM and our season-opening on May 1st. During these unprecedented and difficult times, OPC Pickleball Club will NOT be sanctioning any OPC events of any kind and urges all OPC Members to follow all government directives. Any public play of pickleball by any OPC Members at any public City of Parksville facility or RDN managed facility is not sanctioned by OPC and as such any OPC group liability insurance is also suspended until further notice.
Future updates regarding the OPC 2020 season should be obtained on this website and urgent group emails will be provided to all current OPC Members on an as-required basis only.