OWHA Mandates Vaccines

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The Wallaceburg Girls Hockey team celebrate the International Silverstick tournament win in Sarnia – Contributed Photo

The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association is moving forward with vaccines as a part of their mandatory participation.

Ontario’s governing body for youth women’s hockey met with Dr. Kieren Moore, the Province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, and following the meeting made the decision to mandate vaccines for all eligible players, staff, coaches, and volunteers.

“Pursuant to this meeting, effective immediately, it is mandatory, as a condition of eligibility to participate in any OWHA-sanctioned activity, that everyone born in 2009 and earlier must be fully vaccinated (2 shots plus 14 days) as soon as possible and by no later than November 1, 2021,” the Association said.

“This includes all players, staff and volunteers, including coaches, trainers and officials.”

Local organizations including the Chatham-Kent Crush and Wallaceburg organizations are governed by the OWHA. The OWHA also oversees the PWHL including the Southwest Wildcats, Bluewater Hawks, and London Devilettes, who all have local players rostered.

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