25 September, 2021

FROM:    Danny Da Costa, Chief Executive Officer
TO:        OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre Members, Program Participants and Staff

DATE:     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.
The City 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. Please carefully review all information posted at
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

NOTE: 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