The Toronto Ultimate Club continues to monitor COVID-19 developments in Toronto, within Ontario, across Canada and around the World. We remain committed to providing you with the latest information and how it affects our events and league operations.
On Tuesday, March 31st, the Province of Ontario extended the Emergency Declaration to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health also extended social distancing measures. As a result, Ontario schools remain closed until May 4th, and in Toronto, all mass events (ex. Toronto Jazz Festival, Luminato, Toronto Pride, etc.) through the end of June have been cancelled or postponed.
With this announcement, and after consultation and deliberation, we no longer have the ability to resume our Winter Leagues via extending the Winter Season into early May as we had originally hoped. While not unexpected, we regret to inform you that TUC Leadership has decided to officially cancel all of TUC's 2020 Winter Leagues.
To ensure we continue to provide our members with value for their registration fees, TUC will be issuing pro-rated credits for the April and May portion of the Winter League Fees. Please note, we are still working with our facility vendors for credits for our March payment for facility use before we can provide credit for those missed dates.
Credits will be pro-rated as follows:
- Monday Lamport: 2 missed dates out of 10-week season (20% refund of fee),
- Tuesday: 5 missed dates out of a 14-week season (35% refund of fee),
- Wednesday: 6 missed dates out of a 14-week season (43% refund of fee),
- Thursday: 6 missed dates out of a 14-week season (43% refund of fee),
- Sunday: 4 missed dates out of 12-week season (33% of refund of fee).
Credits will be issued as follows:
- For Team Registration Fees, the credit will be applied to the team captain's Zuluru profile.
- For Individual Registration Fees, the credit will be applied to your personal Zuluru profile.
Please note that these credits will be issued in mid-April.
TUC will not be issuing cash refunds.
TUC is a not-for-profit, and our revenue generation is through membership and league fees. Not-for-profit models are designed to break-even year-over-year, and as we have communicated out over the past 18 months, we have been running at a deficit and leveraging the field fund to cover the deficit. Strides have been made in the last 18 months to reduce the deficit through increasing league fees to have leagues run cost-neutral, however, we are still in the transition phase towards reducing this operational deficit. Without revenue, our business operations cannot be maintained to provide services to the club (liaising with venues to get the league going when we resume play, scheduling and maintaining our online presence and community during this break in play, etc.).
TUC Leadership is sensitive to the unprecedented times we are in, and ask that if your circumstances are extenuating, that you reach out to us and we will work with you on a case by case basis.
Lastly, we have such a unique community built by each and every one of our valued members. It is hard times like these that call on the strength of community to pull us all through. If players and teams wish to help support the club and fellow membes, they can e-mail back their credit as a donation to help support TUC during this difficult time so that we may continue to enjoy ultimate in Toronto once we get through this unprecedented situation. If this is something you would like to do, please send us a message at email@example.com.
Though the indoor season is over, we are still very hopeful that we will be able to play outdoors come summer! We will continue to provide information on our summer plans as it becomes available.
Thank you all for your kindness and support.
We look forward to taking the fields together again soon!