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VMHA Update / AGM Sept 12, 2020

posted Aug 13, 2020, 12:23 PM by Verner Minor Hockey Association   [ updated Aug 13, 2020, 12:24 PM ]

Hello everyone,


This is an update regarding the Verner Minor Hockey Association (VMHA) in light of the circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.


We all have more questions than answers at this time. In trying to fulfil our mandate at the VMHA we have to go with what we know and to prepare as best we can for opportunities that may arise for a normal return to Play!


In short

  • We are awaiting direction from our governing bodies (NOHA, OHF) regarding the  upcoming season.

  • The municipality will be working with us in exploring scenarios for return to play.

  • We know that all will need to take precautions for the safety and security of all the players, coaches and parents as we start to get ready for our season.


Preparing for the 2020-21 season..


The VMHA will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Sept 12, 2020 in the parking lot of the Verner Arena. This will not be a banquet - it will be strictly the AGM to set the table for the upcoming season. The AGM was originally scheduled for early April 2020 and was cancelled due to the pandemic. More information will be sent on this.


We will need to have a register of the members in attendance at this meeting. We ask that you complete this form to express your intent to attend the AGM.


Now more than ever, you are asked to consider being involved as a board member. There are roles on the board that will need to be filled. Additional information regarding this will be communicated shortly.


We hope that we will see a return to hockey in our community this season. It will likely be different and with a slower opening approach. Return to regular pre pandemic hockey is the goal but we have to take direction from our governing bodies together with the provincial government and health unit.


Options being considered for early return to hockey measures include skills development programming at the start (e.g. sometime in September) to progress to modified game structure (e.g. 3on3 or other formats) later in the fall.


Registration will be online only this year. Information will be communicated in the coming weeks.


Like with many parts of our personal and community lives in these interesting times, plans are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.



Kind Regards,


Renée Giguère

Interim President