Some intramural players have walked away since losing Memorial Arena. (Bryn Karcha photo)

With the school year underway and COVID-19 regulations loosening in Nova Scotia, many students are asking if or where they can play sports. Some organizations in Halifax are offering students that opportunity this year.

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Tigers Kids Camp

Dal’s summer youth programs started up later than usual this year. The first day of camps began on Aug. 4. Groups were limited to eight participants with a maximum of two instructors. Programs offered included basketball, volleyball and soccer camps, plus “Active Youth,” “Youth Adventure” and “Youth Leadership” programs.

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The U Sports Female Apprenticeship Coach Program, to which Clarke was selected on Aug. 20, aims to provide more opportunities and resources for female coaches in Canada. Clarke is among 18 coaches, all former U Sports student-athletes, selected for the program.

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Dal Basketball Fans

With COVID-19 forcing the suspension of the 2020 AUS fall season, the earliest the Dalhousie University Tigers could return to play is January 2021. How exactly university sports will work when they do return is unclear. One thing is certain–they will look different.

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Having served from 1993 to 1997 as the team’s president, Wheeler became general manager of Dal’s men’s hockey team for the next 15 years. Before his time with the hockey team, he had long careers in the Royal Canadian Air Force and at Bridgestone Tires. He was also a student at Dal in the ’90s when he began with the hockey team. Wheeler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Dal in 2000.

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Dalhousie University Tigers volleyballers Michael Donovan and Talia Vydykhan are no strangers to provincial and Team Canada volleyball camps. Yet while attending Volleyball Canada’s virtual camps this year, the two are in less familiar waters.

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Aug. 17. This date marked the beginning of phase three in Dalhousie University’s reopening plan for its athletic facilities. The Dalplex’s pool, basketball court and volleyball court reopened. This is in addition to facilities like the fitness hall, which reopened on Aug. 4.

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Keevan Veinot Dal basketball leader

All players are set to return except graduates Sascha Kappos, Jordan Wilson, Brent Martindale and Matt McVeigh. One of the returning players is Keevan Veinot, who will be one of the leaders of this year’s Tigers squad.

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