WLA Statement on Current Health Crisis
Board of Governors is Carefully Monitoring the Situation
Burnaby, B.C., March 16, 2020 – The health and safety of all participants in the BC Lacrosse community is of the utmost importance for the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) and this is central to any decision-making process.
The WLA, along with its member Clubs, have been carefully monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation on an ongoing basis. We will follow the guidance of the public health authorities and government agencies during this public health crisis. The health and safety of our players, staff, fans, and partners is of the utmost importance as we manage through this situation.
It is important to note that the 2020 WLA season is not scheduled to start until May 21st, and we are not practicing or playing in public venues at this time.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves, and as more information becomes available, we will provide further updates, including details about potentially rescheduling or postponing games.
The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur league of men’s Senior A box lacrosse sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The WLA consists of seven teams, based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia, playing an 18-game schedule from late May to the end of July. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse champion (Ontario) for the Mann Cup every September. The championship is hosted alternately between Ontario (MSL) and British Columbia (WLA) every year.