April 30th, 2020
RELEASE: Little League Canada Cancels All Regional Tournaments
As the country comes together to best combat this current COVID-19 pandemic Little League Canada with the support and guidance of Little League International, has reluctantly concluded we must announce the cancellation of all 2020 Regional Tournaments. Little League Canada’s came to this difficult decision based on concerns regarding the health and safety of the many individual's involved in hosting our regional tournaments, including the children and youth athletes, coaches, managers, officials, umpires, tournament host committees, volunteers and fans.
Tournaments were scheduled to take place starting July 16th, 2020 in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia for the Senior Canadian Championships with our last Canadian Championship ending August 15th, 2020 in Victoria British Columbia for the Major Little League Canadian Championships. See a full list of our cancelled Regional Tournaments for Baseball here and Softball here.
Additionally, As most of you have already seen and heard Little League International has cancelled all Little League World Series Tournaments for 2020. Visit https://www.littleleague.org/ for more information.
Little League Canada would like to express our appreciation to all the scheduled 2020 Regional Tournament hosts, divisions, districts, leagues, and communities. We will be in touch with each tournament site individually in the near future. We understand that many long hours, teamwork, and dedication has gone into preparing for these very special events and we thank you all.
Please be advised Little League Canada is not cancelling our baseball, softball, and challenger seasons. Little League Canada would like all our leagues, parents, volunteers, and fans to review Little League International's season resumption guide for best practices and FAQ which will be available early next week here. Individual leagues with support and guidance from the Government of Canada, respective Provincial Governments, Municipalities, Districts Administrators, and Divisional Representatives will decide the course of their own seasons for 2020. If your league plans on not participating in Little League this season we ask that you please contact the regional office directly.
Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to preparing for regional tournaments in 2021.
President & Interim Regional Director, Little League Canada