March 15, 2020
Dear members of the Taekwondo community.
This is truly a challenging time for all of us in the Taekwondo family. As the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold by the hour, it is of profound importance to keep the health and safety of all participants in Taekwondo, including athletes, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, safe during this critical time. We need to take care of each other, we need to take care of our families and we need to take care of our communities.
Taekwondo Canada recognizes that athletes and coaches have been training and preparing for years for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games and the cancellation of a National Games is an unprecedented event; however, the board fully supports the decision to cancel the Senior Pan Am Selection event and the participation of Canadian athletes at the Senior Pan Am Championships. This is not a decision that was taken lightly. Taekwondo Canada consulted each Provincial Sport Organization, National Interest Groups, the Board of Directors, Staff, and Medical Personnel. This also included recommendations from Provincial Health Organizations as well as Sport Canada, The Canadian Olympic Committee, and Health Canada.
At the moment, the July national event in Laval remains on the schedule.
I know there will be many questions during this time. Taekwondo Canada staff are monitoring the situation that changes by the hour. They will continue to post updates on the website and I encourage you to check it regularly.
Please take care of yourselves and stay safe,
Master Phil Power
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