Thursday, December 2, 2021

Update to Student-Athlete COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

A number of weeks ago, the province of Manitoba announced the newest requirements for the vaccination of students who wish to participate in inter-scholastic sport. 

In short, all students who wish to continue to participate in school based inter-scholastic training and competitions must provide proof of vaccination or be subjected to regular COVID-19 testing in order to be remain eligible to participate/play. Specific details about these newest regulations and their enforcement can be obtained from the individual schools and/or mhsaa.ca .

These requirements will come into effect December 6, 2021.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Varsity & Junior Varsity Volleyball Champions Crowned

 The KPAC volleyball season is coming to a close this week as the grade 9 league gets set to crown it's champions this coming Thursday, December 2.
 The varsity and junior varsity KPAC leagues have already come to a close with the following schools capturing the respective KPAC volleyball championship titles.


Junior Varsity Girls
Tier 1 - Selkirk (JV AAAA Provincial Finalists)
Tier 2 - Transcona

Junior Varsity Boys
Tier 1 - Mennonite Brethren (JV AAAA Provincial Champions)
Tier 2 - Transcona

Varsity Girls
Tier 1 - Selkirk
Tier 2 - Calvin Christian

Varsity Boys
Tier 1 - Selkirk
Tier 2 - Maples





Thursday, November 18, 2021

Junior Varsity Girls Tier 1 Final Postponed

The junior varsity girls tier 1 volleyball final between Garden City and Selkirk has been postponed due to poor travel conditions. 

This match will now be played on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at 6pm at Garden City.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF GAMES CANCELLED

The volleyball playoff games involving Springfield Collegiate have been cancelled for tonight as a result of the worsening road conditions. 

Therefore, the varsity girls game between Murdoch Mackay and Springfield and the varsity boys game between West Kildonan and Springfield will be postponed to a later date, possibly a early as tomorrow (Thursday, Nov 18) evening.

All team coaches have been notified of the cancellation and a possible makeup date is being looked at.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OTHER KPAC PLAYOFF GAMES ARE TO BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Livestreaming Given "Go Ahead" Status

As of October 8, all KPAC member schools were given the "go ahead" to the livestreaming of volleyball games. Instagram live and Twitter live were the recommended platforms mentioned.

Schools are now in the process of organizing if and how that will work in each of their buildings. As schools finalize their plans they will share which platform and account they will use, and those accounts will be listed below by school. Therefore, if a team is playing at a particular school, there is a chance that a livestream will be available to view said match and the account name and platform will be listed below.

Please be patient as schools navigate this additional layer when hosting volleyball matches. 

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school directly to find out their plans and intentions for livestreaming.

School | Platform | Account Name


Kildonan East | Instagram | kecphysed


Murdoch MacKay | Instagram | mmc_retsd

River East | Instagram | kodiakathletics

Selkirk | Instagram | royals_vball

Transcona | Instagram | transcona.titans

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Here we go....

 It has been approximately 18 months since we've been in a position to offer our student athletes an opportunity to participate in athletic events while representing their high school. Now, here we are. 

With COVID-19 still impacting our daily lives we are embarking on a inter-scholastic season like no other. There are MANY considerations that need to be made and much patience that has to go into every decision in order to keep our student-athletes, coaches, staff, officials and families safe. 

With that, our sport conveners are hard at work developing schedules and protocols that adhere to the individual provincial sport organizations' return to play guidelines, while still adhering to the health and safety guidelines our school divisions are required to adhere to. Not an easy, nor simple task. 

Of particular note, SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED at any of our indoor sporting events for the foreseeable future. This is to provide the safest possible environment to all our participating teams while they are engaging in competition. 

Each sport will have a subset of their specific COVID protocols that will need to be followed by all participants. We ask that our our athletes, coaches and families become familiar with these protocols so that they are best informed prior to participation in these events. These protocols will be posted on each of the individual sport pages on our website for easy and convenient access. 

Wishing all the best to all our participating student-athletes!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021

On behalf of all the KPAC coaches, volunteers and organizers, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the entire graduating class of 2021. 

In a school year like no other in recent history, we hold onto the hope that all the 2021 graduates can look back on the many athletic opportunities that they were able to have over their four years of high school with great fondness and positivity. We hope that these opportunities provided you with strong positive memories even in spite of what seems to be a "lost year". 

Know that you had a positive impact on your school by participating in school sport, as you brought people together to cheer for you and share in your sporting journeys, as well as being an integral part of the spirit that defines your school. 

Take with you these fond memories and positive experiences, but do not forget that although your high school years are over, your pursuit of sport, for sports sake, should not be.

Never forget to just go out & play.

 

 All the best to you all in all that you decide to do and in all that comes your way.

-Cheers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Looking Forward to 2021-22

As Manitoba struggles through the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is with great hope and excitement that we look forward to returning to interscholastic athletic competitions in the 2021-22 school year. 

Although it is too early to make any determinations of what next year will look like, the KPAC executive  along with the individual sport convenors are diligently looking at ways to safely offer these sport opportunities when we return to school in September of 2021. 

The decisions governing return to sport competitions in September will remain in the hands of the provincial sport organizations (PSOs), the member school divisions and the individual sport convenors. 

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to continue to follow the current health orders and take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated. The sooner we can curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the sooner we can safely return to sport. 

Until then, stay safe and healthy everyone.