The 2020 edition of the Canadian Championships is cancelled
Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Canadian Championships will be cancelled to ensure the safety of all participants.
Initially set to take place from May 12-17, the competition would have welcomed more than 240 boxers from across Canada at Centre Pierre-Charbonneau in Montreal. Boxing Canada had previously taken the decision to postpone the championships in order to follow the evolution of the pandemic, but with the current measures in place as well as remaining uncertainties regarding the return-to-sport, it was decided that it would be safer to cancel the event instead.
“It is unfortunate, that during these uncertain times, our flagship event, the 2020 Canadian Championships have to be canceled. We really do not have a choice as the health risks are too high and the financial situation for all isn’t promising. Let us look forward to the 2021 in a much safer environment,” states Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada’s President.
Over the next few weeks and months, Boxing Canada will work to ensure a strong edition next year. In the meantime, Boxing Canada has also prepared a document with recommendations (along with checklists and resources) to help you elaborate your return-to-sport protocol (version 1 – May 21, 2020 available here). Each Province differs in their reopening dates and requirements. The PSOs and their jurisdictional Provincial Government are the lead insofar as their restrictions and moving forward. Our recommendations will hopefully help PSOs and clubs establish their game-plan for approval purposes moving forward.
A High Performance Program testing camp will be reschedule later in 2020 when the conditions are set for optimal performance and this will be the only entry point for a position in the 2020-2021 High Performance Program for the athletes who are not already satisfying the eligibility and performance requirements (see High Performance Program Selection document)
Posted on: May 29, 2020