July 2, 2020: COVID-19 Update – Manitoba Water Polo’s ‘Return to Play’ Plan Approved
With the recent Government Phase 3 Re-Opening, Manitoba Water Polo’s initial ‘Return to Play’ plan has now been approved by the provincial authorities.
The safety of our participants and of our community continues to be our highest priority. As you see in our ‘Return to Play’ plan, there is a series of risk management and safety measures in place and it is of the utmost importance that everyone adheres to these protocols.
Water Polo Canada Statement and Action Plan – Diversity and Inclusion
(Ottawa, ON – June 22, 2020) Our athletes are our pride and strength. We have worked hard over the years to make Water Polo Canada a sport organization that we thought was safe and welcoming for everyone, all skin colours, all backgrounds, and all identities.
We now recognize that we fell short. Our actions and inactions have hurt people and athletes, included among them, one of the faces of our first Olympic women’s team Co-captain Waneek Horn-Miller, who was compelled to leave water polo before the end of her career. We sincerely apologize to her, and others who we have hurt and excluded. We are reaching out to our current and retired athletes to hear their stories so we can learn from them.
Waneek has agreed to be one of the members of a Diversity Task Force we are forming immediately. As sport leaders, we have a responsibility to take concrete steps to eliminate systemic racism and to create a safe and welcoming environment for all.
Water Polo Canada RTP Plan
Water Polo Canada releases RTP Plan. For more more details click here.
The MWPA RTP Plan is currently under construction in partnership with our participating Clubs. More information to be released early July 2020.
MWPA is currently not sanctioning any water polo events until our provincial RTP plan is approved by the Province.
It is with great sadness that we share with you the sudden passing of Sid Williamson on June 7, 2020.
Sid played a pivotal role in growing age group water polo in Manitoba at both the club and school league levels. Her contributions to the water polo community were vast and she developed deep relationships with many people throughout her years of involvement.
Sid was known by many for her contagious positivity, generosity, and her warm greeting “Hi sweetie!” She spent countless hours volunteering, creating opportunities for both high performance and grassroots level play. She introduced many current and past Manitoba athletes to the sport through the school league and Bushido Water Polo Club.
She will be greatly missed by so many. We were lucky to have her as part of the water polo community.
MWPA Board of Directors, Staff and Members
WPC Covid-19 Updates
Advisory - COVID-19
MWPA Provincials will take place on May 5 and 6, 2019 at Pan Am Pool.
For the complete schedule click here.
Many thanks to Bushido Water Polo Club for organizing 2019 MWPA Provincials.
2019 WPC Summit
SAVE THE DATE!
The Water Polo Canada Growth and Leadership Summit is scheduled for October 24-27, 2019 in Richmond, British Columbia!!
The 2019 Water Polo Canada Summit will be hosted from October 24-27, 2019. The sessions will be organized at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport (Richmond, BC) and the Watermania Aquatics Centre.
The Summit is a great professional development and networking opportunity for coaches, referees, and administrators. Take part in engaging workshops and impactful presentations on current issues in the Canadian Sport System and learn how to make a difference in your community.
Additional information coming soon!
WPC AGNT Camp - Manitoba
Manitoba Camp: Athletes must attend all training session for the Camp weekend
April 5-7 at Pan Am Sports Centre in Winnipeg, MB
April 5, 2019
17:00-18:00 – Classroom
18:00-21:00 – Pool
April 6, 2019
9:30-12:00 – Pool
13:30-16:00 – Pool
April 7, 2019
9:00-12:00 – Pool
Registration link for the Manitoba Camp: https://wpc.goalline.ca/register.php?reg_form_id=29070
2019 Winter League
2019 Winter League Dates:
January 26 and 27
February 16 and 17
March 10 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 14U Male and Female
More information to follow.
May your days be merry and bright!
Happy Holidays from the MWPA Board of Directors and Staff.
December 2019 3v3
MWPA presents our Christmas 3v3 tournament.
Date: December 15 & 16
Location: Pan Am Pool, Winnipeg