2022 Canada Games Update

Velo NB is searching for qualified individuals to lead the Mountain Bike Team for the 2022 Canada Games in the Niagara Region.

Our previously announced coach, Jane Mckeown has had to step down as she takes on an increased leadership role with Special Olympics NB. Jane continues her role with Velo NB as chair of Coaching Development.

We are looking for an individual to fill the Coach position. Details are posted below.

Interested parties should provide a letter of intent indicating the position you are offering for. Please include current roles and responsibilities in the cycling community along with past experience to executivedirector@velo.nb.ca by February 26th, 2021.

 
 
With the postponement of the games to 2022, the CGC Sport Committee continues to work closely with Cycling Canada in order to make a determination on age categories, and we expect a decision to be announced early this year.

Velo NB est à la recherche de personnes qualifiées pour diriger l’équipe de vélo de montagne pour les Jeux du Canada de 2022 dans la région de Niagara.

Notre entraîneur annoncé précédemment, Jane Mckeown, a dû se retirer car elle assume un rôle de direction accru au sein de Special Olympics NB. Jane continue son rôle avec Velo NB en tant que présidente du développement des entraîneurs.

Nous recherchons une personne pour occuper le poste d’entraîneur. Les détails sont affichés ci-dessous.

Les candidats peuvent envoyer une lettre d’intérêt indiquant le poste convoité. Veuillez inclure vos rôles et responsabilités actuels dans la communauté cycliste et vos expériences, et envoyer le tout à executivedirector@velo.nb.ca avant le 26 février 2021.

 
 
Avec le report des jeux en 2022, le comité sportif de JCC continue à travailler en étroite collaboration avec Cycling Canada afin de déterminer les catégories d’âge, et nous espérons qu’une décision sera annoncée au début de cette année.

Canada Games Announcement / Annonce des Jeux du Canada

As some of you may have already heard, the Canada Games Council and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society made the difficult decision to postpone the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games to the summer of 2022 due to continued public health concerns relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Given the uncertainty created by the ongoing pandemic, the decision to postpone the Games was made, first and foremost, to ensure the health and safety of all the participants and spectators expected to attend the Games in Niagara.

Velo NB will be working with all stakeholders involved in cycling at the games, and provide updates on the postponed Games as they become available.


Le Conseil des Jeux du Canada et la Société hôtesse des Jeux du Canada de 2021 ont pris la difficile décision de reporter la tenue des Jeux d’été du Canada Niagara 2021 à l’été 2022 en raison des préoccupations de santé publique relatives à la pandémie COVID-19 .
 
Vu l’incertitude causée par la pandémie actuelle, la décision de reporter les Jeux a été prise pour, avant tout, protéger la santé et la sécurité de tous les athlètes, entraîneurs, membres du personnel, bénévoles et spectateurs attendus à cet événement.

Velo NB travaillera avec tous les acteurs impliqués dans le cyclisme lors des jeux, et fournira des mises à jour sur les jeux reportés dès qu’elles seront disponibles.

The Next Steps in Deconfinement, and a Return to Sport

Velo NB is prepared to move into the next steps of deconfinement, and a return to play starting in the month of August.


The goal is to start fun, local competitive events in order to have individuals have the chance to start racing in 2020. These events will not be part of a Provincial Series, or Provincial Championships, but are intended to start the process and get back to a more competitive nature. As such, events that were on the provincial calendar have been postponed at this time. Please stay tuned as we update the events calendar with upcoming events, as well as social media outlets.


We’ve reviewed recommendations and guidelines from stakeholders in cycling and other sports to develop a set of guidelines for local, and club level competition. You’ll find this document in the link below. It follows recommendations set forth by the Province of New Brunswick as well as those from within our sport. We believe this to be a strong set of guidelines that protects participants, volunteers, and organizers. It helps identify issues that come up in sport during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as cycling specific issues that we’ve seen and identified.

COVID Guidelines Club and Local Competitions