There will be no OFSAA medals handed out for the second straight spring.
The provincial governing body for high school sports pulled the plug on its spring championships Friday, ending athletic hopes for track and field, badminton, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and tennis.
“Despite this disappointing news, we wish to reiterate our continued support for sports and activity for the benefit of students’ physical and mental well-being,” OFSAA president Nick Rowe said in a statement. “School sports play a vital role in education and in the lives of student.”
Last year, the OFSAA executive council and return-to-sports working group waited until April to cancel its championship schedules.
The organization plans to continue to meet and assess the viability of its events as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and hopes the return “will come as vaccines become more widely distributed”.
In the meantime, they are offering new programs such as virtual challenges, the OFSAA Café and a newly-announced student forum.