Date: March 16th and 17th 2020. 8:30am – 4:00pm ***CANCELLED for 2020***
Dear Lappe March Break campers and leaders,It is with great difficulty that we’ve decided to cancel the March Break camp for Monday and Tuesday due to COVID 19. We will give full refunds to registered participants. We are not a high risk group, and we would have spent most of our time outside. However, I believe that we have a social responsibility to be leaders in our community, and also to follow the lead of other organizations that have chosen to cancel their programming, both in Thunder Bay and across the country. It is clear, based on the numbers that we are trending the same as Italy and Spain which are on full lockdown. We need to be part of flattening the curve, by staying home, so that those who have to work can.No matter what precautions we take during the camp, there will be contact amongst the kids. This is different from the Lappe Invitational where most everyone was outside, we were only there for a few hours and we weren’t playing games together. Although, the likelihood of the children getting really ill from COVID 19 is low, how many of us have a front line health care worker in our household, or an elderly parent living with us?Other cross-country ski clubs in Canada are struggling with the same decision. Some have closed their chalets and their teams are training with distance between them. Others, have limited groups to 10 at a time for their camps, which run for a couple of hours not all day.Let’s embrace this gift of time, and get outside with our families. The ski trails at Lappe are in great condition, and the opportunity to stay healthy and be outdoors is a gift that we can still enjoy. I look forward to waving at you, on the ski trails, but from a distance, and hope that we have made a decision that will ultimately contribute to Thunder Bay, and Canada’s ability to cope with COVID 19.Stay tuned for other upcoming Lappe events that may require cancellation. Information will be posted on our website.
2 days of fun, games, outside play and skiing for kids aged 7-13.