Update on 2020-21 OCAA Varsity Athletic Winter Season

WHAT

Durham College varsity athletics for the 2021 winter semester have been cancelled.

WHEN

October 15, 2020

IMPLICATIONS

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health guidelines, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) has made the decision to cancel its sanctioned varsity athletic season for the 2021 winter semester.

The OCAA made this difficult but necessary decision in collaboration with its member institutions based on several factors that put the health and safety of students and campuses first and foremost.  Contributing to this decision is the fact that most member institutions adopted a hybrid model of academic delivery for the 2021 winter semester, thereby minimizing the number of students and staff on campuses to reduce the further potential spread of COVID-19.

Durham College (DC) sports directly affected by this decision include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and indoor soccer.

The OCAA will continue to monitor the evolving situation on an ongoing basis and make decisions about future varsity athletics based on public health and safety concerning the well-being of student-athletes and membership as a whole.

As a reminder, please continue to regularly visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions.