MARCH 16, 2020

As of today, given the news over the weekend regarding further closures due to the Covid-19 Virus including all schools in Alberta, the Alumni Association has decided to postpone and re-schedule the A.G.M. originally set for April 6, 2020. We will be monitoring the situation and will re-schedule when it is deemed appropriate.

At a time like this the question becomes what I can do to help and what I cannot do that could harm. The situation reminds me of the Greeks consulting the Oracle for advice on a pending foreign threat – the answer was almost a riddle that used words that provided cover for the Oracle and the Greek leaders.
Recently I received several emails on this issue. One from Shaw:  they are extending several services for free (a help).  One from a relative:  ”When you are talking about the virus and that it will only harm the vulnerable you are talking about me” (a wake-up call).
As we are in a time when we simply do not know the full impact of this situation in our community, we need to be safe. We are scheduled to have an AGM on the 6th of April.  I believe the safe decision is to suspend meetings until we have some clarity. We can reschedule. We have our major fund raiser golf tournament on June 23.  We can plan on having the event providing authorities agree that it can be held safely. (see the statement below from the Golf Committee). We are going to have to learn how to live in our new reality. Planning and behaviour changes can get us through this.  Fortunately, we do have a strong sense of community and we will look after one another.

The committee for the Crescent Heights Alumni Golf Tournament is aware of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 Virus and its effect on everyone and is monitoring the possibility of having to postpone or cancel the tournament for this year.  The tournament scheduled for June 23, 2020 is still 100 days in the future; the restrictions and conditions for sporting events may change several times in this time span.  We will be looking for direction from Government agencies and will have to see what the golf season will actually look like this year.  As more information becomes available, we will share it with you.

Brian Gancheff
Stu Hambly