Four local senior girls volleyball teams will have another week’s worth of practice after B.C. School Sports announced provincial championships have been postponed until Dec. 8 to 11.
The hope is the extra time will improve road conditions and remove the current rationing of gasoline in light of last week’s storm.
“The intent of this delay is to provide the greatest likelihood that our Volleyball Championships can be contested in their traditional format. The board made this decision recognizing the province is still dealing with the effects of the severe weather event and that a state of emergency is currently in place. BCSS staff have already begun working with tournament hosts in preparation for this possibility,” said BCSS executive director Jordan Abney, in a prepared statement.
After consulting with Ministry of Education, the BCSS board has also pushed back the start of the winter sports competitive season to Dec. 1, including basketball.
The No. 1 AAAA ranked South Delta Sun Devils and South Fraser runner-up Seaquam Seahawks are slated to compete at their provincials at Dover Bay Secondary in Nanaimo.
Earning their first B.C. berth in over a decade, the Delta Pacers will be at the AAA tournament at Crofton House in Vancouver.
The Southpointe Academy Titans will be at the provincial “A” championships in South Slocan.