Provincials cancelled

Many events cancelled due to COVID-19 virus

There were lots of tears and very disappointed players and coaches when the West Central Tigers learned there would be no provincials this year due to the COVID-19 virus.

“It was a big disappointment,” said head coach Chad Beagle. Everything we’ve worked so hard to achieve and now it (the provincials) isn’t going to happen.

Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw said Hockey Canada has announced all provincials are cancelled. As well as the West Central Tigers AA Bantams, the D and J Enterprises Atom A team from Rimbey also were to attend.

Pankiw said it has not yet been decided if the ice in the arena should be taken out early.

He said he is receiving emails regularily regarding cancellations.

“It has really thrown a wrinkle into activities,” he said, “but it is in the best interest of public safety.”

The municipal leaders caucus to be held March 25 and 26 has been cancelled as has the AUMA conference. Both events were to be held in Edmonton.

The Knights of Columbus fish fries to be held at St. Margaret’s Church in Rimbey on March 20 and April 3 have both been cancelled as directed by the Supreme Knight.

This postponed was given as a direction from the Supreme Knight.

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