UPDATE – CITY OF CALGARY BYLAW ON VACCINATION PASSPORTS
FROM: Danny Da Costa, Chief Executive Officer
TO: OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre
Members, Program Participants and Staff
September 24, 2021
Dear Member, Program
Participant and Staff Member,
I am writing a follow-up to our September 21st memo regarding
youth sport participation for children under 18 years of age. This week, the
City of Calgary City Council held a meeting and approved emergency measures,
introducing a vaccine passport bylaw. The bylaw is now in effect (effective
September 23, 2021). You may review the city bylaw here.
of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021 requires many
businesses and organizations to require proof of vaccination, a recent
negative COVID-19 test, or a valid medical exemption letter to gain entry.
review all information posted at calgary.ca/covid19.
The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre is required to adhere to the new
bylaw which means that youth aged 12 to 17 years of age who are wishing to
participate in any programming at the ATC must:
- Show proof of vaccination
(Single vaccination will be required for entry between September 20th
and October 25th, so long as the first dose was received two
weeks before the time of service. Double vaccination will be required
for entry after October 25th )
- Proof of a negative test
result (up to 72 hours before service)
- Medical exemption if approved
by a Doctor or Health Care Professional
- Valid personal identification
must be provided for verification purposes
Children U12 (11 years of age and younger) are not required to be vaccinated
to gain entry or participate in programming at the Alberta Tennis Centre.
There continues to be confusion between the City of Calgary and the Province
of Alberta regarding proof of vaccination for youth activities. Our
responsibility is to enforce the latest directive we receive from the City or
Province. Therefore, for the time being, we are applying the City of Calgary bylaw.
I am also aware that today’s communication may be subject to change once
again, as new Provincial public health orders were issued late this afternoon
which reinforce our previously communicated directive from the province. As
we head into the weekend, I have had several calls today with City officials
to seek clarification. If something changes, I will provide another update as
soon as I know, but for the time being, children aged 12 to 17 must show
proof of vaccination.
Please be patient as we get further clarity on this ever-evolving situation.
Danny Da Costa
Chief Executive Officer
OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre