We would like to acknowledge that our Softball BC office is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations.
Zeone’s passing leaves a deep sense of loss with everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him. The legacy he leaves to our Fastpitch community can never be overstated. Zeone’s passion for the sport began in Richmond as a coach and carried on to volunteering with the RGSA executive, until accepting a position with the board of directors for Softball BC in 2007.
Zeone served the entire membership selflessly as the Vice President of Finance for the past 13 years, working tirelessly towards the betterment of softball and Softball BC. While volunteering on the Board of Directors, Zeone made many friends and gained the respect of the softball community across Canada, who joins us in mourning his passing.
Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy go to the Andrijaszyn family. Should you wish to, donations can be made in Zeone’s name with either of his favourite charities, the Rick Hansen Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Agency.
June 10, 2020
(Langley, BC) Softball BC releases ‘Back to Bases – Softball BC’s Return to Play Guidelines’
“Softball BC Return to Play Guidelines are based on an overriding principle of encouraging the maximum participation of members of the organization while respecting the safety of members and the public from the COVID-19 virus.
These guidelines are to be used along with the following government and sport sector requirements:
- BC guidelines from WorkSafeBC and BC Health Authority
- Municipal requirements (https://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/COVIDGuideline)
- viaSport Return to Sport Guidelines for BC
As well as compliance from Local Sports Organizations (“LSOs”) with Softball BC safety protocols as set out in these Return to Play Guidelines and as otherwise communicated to them.
The purpose of these guidelines is to create minimum standards for a safe return to play of softball while maintaining the integrity of the game.
These best practices do not supersede any protocols, guidelines, or restrictions outlined by Regional, Provincial and/or Federal Health Authorities. All Softball BC participants are expected to continue to follow the guidelines outlined by Regional, Provincial and/or Federal Health Authorities.
As areas begin to open and return to play resumes, we strongly urge any Softball BC participant to share with us details of any and all challenges that may arise and which may not be addressed in this document. Once an issue is identified, those assigned by the President and Executive Director will work on how to address the identified issue and then share that information with all involved with Softball BC.
Due to the uncertain aspects in returning to play, these guidelines are expected to change based on new/updated safety procedures outlined by Provincial and/or Local Health Authorities or feedback to Softball BC Directors.
Softball BC Directors are advised to revisit these guidelines as new requirements are announced by the respective Provincial and/or Federal Health Authorities.
In the event of any conflict in language between any printed version of the Return to Play Guidelines and the online version found on the Softball BC website, the online version shall prevail.”