During the COVID-19 state of emergency period, Badminton Ontario will be operating on reduced hours. If needed, please contact via email.

City of Toronto and Peel Region
moving into Grey-Lockdown

November 23, 2020

To all Ontario District and Badminton Clubs:

We are writing in response to the recently introduced COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open – Lockdown Measures by the Government of Ontario.  Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 am., Ontario is moving the City of Toronto Health Unit and the Peel Region Health Unit into the Grey-Lockdown stage of the framework.

In the regions of Toronto and Peel, all badminton clubs and programs are required to halt all indoor activities in these regions based on the health measures as announced by Premier Ford. 

Outlined in O.Reg. 654/20 (amending 82/20), the sole exception for Facilities for indoor recreational fitness activities identified in Grey-Lockdown are if the facility is operated by, or for the sole use of persons who are athletes, coaches or officials training or competing to be a part of Team Canada at the next summer or winter Olympic Games or Paralympic Games, if the persons are, identified by a nation sport organization that Is either funded by Sport Canada or recognized by the Canadian Olympic Committee or the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and permitted to train compete, coach or officiate under the safety protocols put in place by a national sports organization.

Ontario athletes identified by Badminton Canada who fit the above criteria are:

  1. Michelle Li
  2. Rachel Honderich
  3. Brittney Tam
  4. Nyl Yakura
  5. Josh Hurburt Yu
  6. Jason HoShue
  7. Bryan Yang
  8. BR Sankeerth
  9. Duc Goi
  10. Justin Kendrick

Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario also reminds all member clubs and registered individuals, that all activities must adhere to Federal and Provincial legislation, as well as any municipal bylaws and facility rules in place related to COVID-19 physical distancing and public or private gatherings.  Failure to abide by these federal, provincial, or municipal requirements may result in legal prosecution by government as well as denial of insurance coverage and possible disciplinary measures by Badminton Ontario.

Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario will continue to provide updates as part of our commitment to a safe return to play and training for all.

Respectfully,

Joe Morissette                                                                  Jean Wong
Executive Director                                                          Technical Director
Badminton Canada                                                         Badminton Ontario