Rugby games cancelled, Piggy Park closed

Div. 1 men’s and women’s rugby games scheduled for Piggy Park last weekend were called off due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and more cancellations were announced for the immediate future.

BC Rugby initially cancelled all rugby matches for the weekend of March 14 and 15, and Rugby Canada subsequently suspended all activity until April 10.

Piggy Park is owned and operated by the Cowichan Rugby Football Club, unlike most rugby facilities in the province, which are the responsibilities of their local governments, putting the CRFC in its own particular position.

“The Cowichan Rugby Club is in a unique situation being totally responsible — financially and physically — for our facility,” club president Angie Gudmundseth said in a statement posted to Facebook on Sunday. “Your executive is currently working on some initiatives to soften the impact. I ask you to please support them in any way you can. Most importantly, I also ask, as in true rugby tradition, to take initiative to look after your community, your neighbours and your friends. Share rugby’s positive, sharing, giving, family attitude now, when it is needed most.”

BC Rugby’s Competitions Committee was planning to meet on Monday evening to discuss the current situation and possible future scenarios for the 2019-20 season.

Coronavirusrugby

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

No one hurt in Maple Bay Road fire

Fire under investigation

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Duncan’s Pat Kay copes with Olympic roller-coaster

‘Confusing time’ as Canada pulls out due to COVID-19, followed by IOC postponement

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

An ongoing list of events that have been cancelled in the Cowichan Valley due to COVID-19

B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

Practising physical distancing, frequent hand washing and resisting touching your face are proven methods

Most Read