Canadian Baseball in 2020 – Cancellations and Restarts

img_0067With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on almost everything in our everyday lives in 2020, sports came to a grinding halt in North America in early to mid-March. Baseball was particularly hard hit as the season was just getting ready to ramp up for many leagues and US College baseball had just gotten underway.

In this article we will have a look at what the impacts of COVID-19 have been on baseball in Canada with regard to cancellations and delays as well as what the restart plans look like for each Province.

Provincial Baseball Restart Plans

Since we have had more than our fair share of bad news this year overall, I thought I would actually begin this article with the restart plans by Province. I am also including information on Provincial championships where available.

ProvinceTraining
Restart
Play RestartProvincial
Championships?
Alberta15-JUN-2001-JUL-20??
British Columbia08-JUN-2028-AUG-20Cancelled
Manitoba08-JUN-2001-JUL-20Cancelled
New Brunswick08-JUN-2001-JUL-20??
Newfoundland
and Labrador
08-JUN-2026-JUN-20??
Nova Scotia15-JUN-2031-JUL-20Cancelled
Ontario16-JUN-20
(Staged by region)
17-JUL-20
(Staged by region)
??
Prince Edward Island01-JUN-2026-JUN-20Confirmed
Quebec08-JUN-20????
Saskatchewan22-JUN-2029-JUN-20Cancelled
Last Update: July 18, 2020

Canadian Baseball Cancellations Due to COVID-19

Although there is some good news in the section above, there has been plenty of bad news due to COVID-19. Below is a list of confirmed cancellations so far.

DateOrganizationCancellation
03-JUL-20Baseball Nova Scotia2020 Bluenose League and BNS Provincials Cancelled Due to NS Government Inaction
09-JUN-20Baseball Saskatchewan2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Championships Cancelled
08-JUN-20Canada West2020-21 First Term Team Competitions Cancelled
08-JUN-20Ontario University AthleticsSport Programming Cancelled Until 2021
08-JUN-20Atlantic University SportCompetition Suspended Until 2021
08-JUN-20U Sports2020 Fall Championships Cancelled
07-JUN-20Baseball Atlantic2020 Baseball Atlantic Championships Cancelled
04-JUN-20Toronto Blue Jays2020 Tournament 12 Cancelled
01-JUN-20Baseball Manitoba2020 Manitoba Provincial Championships Cancelled
23-APR-20Baseball Canada2020 National Championships Cancelled
16-MAR-20Baseball OntarioSuspension of all In-person baseball activities
13-MAR-20All Provincial governing
bodies except Baseball Ontario
Suspension of all In-person baseball activities
Last Update: July 18, 2020

I have tried to make these lists as complete an accurate as possible but if I have made any mistakes or missed anything please let me know by leaving a comment.

I will make periodic updates to both tables as more information becomes available. Hopefully we can start to hear more about restarts than cancellations going forward.

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