COVID-19 Announcement: For Immediate Distribution

COVID-19 Announcement: For Immediate Distribution



General Information

The outbreak of severe respiratory illness related to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an expanding impact internationally. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides regular updates which guide our recommendations. The latest WHO statements can be found at WHO WEBSITE ON CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) OUTBREAK.

COVID-19 is a virus in the coronavirus family. Coronaviruses in this family are responsible for illnesses that range from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). COVID-19 is a new virus and so health officials are still learning about its impact and severity. At this time, it appears to cause an illness similar to the flu with the most common signs of infection being fever, cough and shortness of breath. In severe cases patients can develop pneumonia, severe respiratory distress, kidney failure and death.


Recommendations for protecting yourself and preventing spread of this illness include frequent hand washing and covering both your nose and mouth when coughing. Try to cough or sneeze into your arm, away from others, or into tissue paper (to be disposed in toilet). Wash your hands immediately afterwards. You should avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

Research on respiratory infections in travelling sporting teams suggests that the most likely pattern of spread occurs within a team, rather than from external sources. When an unwell team member joins the team, due to regular close physical contact between team members, the infections can spread readily (Valtonen et al, 2019). Consideration should be given for delaying travel for team members who are unwell.

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

Because the early symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, if you have any of the common symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath) you should contact your doctor’s office and arrange to have a consultation.


At this time, there is no specific treatment for COVID-19. The goals of medical management are to identify other treatable causes of illness (such as influenza), manage any complications from COVID-19 and provide advice on how to limit the transmission from known cases.

There are efforts internationally to produce a vaccine and to identify if any of the currently available antiviral medications are effective and safe. An update is expected to be released in mid-2020. A vaccine will likely take longer as it will have to go through longer clinical trials to confirm safety and efficacy.

Travelling to sporting events

We recommend that you check for up-to-date travel advisories from the Government of Canada at: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVICE.

On Airplanes:

Vigilant hand and face hygiene should be practiced. Stay hydrated.

The European Centre for Disease Control (EDCD) has published research into the risk of contracting INFECTIOUS DISEASES ON AIRCRAFT. While there are currently no data available on the transmission risk for COVID-19 during airline travel, we look to the risk related to similar diseases, such as influenza and SARS. The ECDC concluded that the quality of evidence to assess the risk of transmission of influenza onboard an aircraft is not adequate. SARS transmission has been documented from airline travel with transmission most likely from those who are severely ill or those experiencing rapid deterioration, usually in the second week of their illness.

On Return from Travel:

The Government of Canada advises that any travelers from the above countries should be vigilant for symptoms that may indicate a respiratory illness consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and report these symptoms immediately to their physician and avoid contact with others until they have been cleared to do so. What this means for sports is, if team members returning to Canada from the countries listed become unwell in the two weeks after return to Canada, they may need to be quarantined and tested for COVID-19. This should be taken into account when planning training camps and competition preparation.

Athletes and coaches who are currently unwell with fever, cough or shortness of breath should delay their flight and seek medical review. If you become unwell during your flight you should notify the flight attendants, place a P2 or N95 face mask on and seek medical review as soon as practical on arrival.

Face Masks:

Face masks are most effective in preventing transmission when worn by people who are unwell. If you are well, masks only need to be worn by those who have close contact with those who are unwell (i.e., recommended for health care workers). Correct fitting of face masks is most important to their effectiveness. A good resource is the Australian New South Wales Health web site (HOW TO FIT A FACE MASK).


Katame no Kata & Nage no Kata Clinic (Feb 29-Mar 1)


Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp -(February 22-23, 2020)


2020 Canadian Open Judo Championship Volunteers

2020 Canadian Open Judo Championship Volunteers


Volunteer Registration Link:

Judo Alberta Inter-Provincial Training Camp – Canceled

Judo Alberta Inter-Provincial Training Camp – Canceled


Provincial Championship Volunteers Needed

Provincial Championship Volunteers Needed

Tolide Judo Club will be hosting the 2020 Judo Alberta Provincials at the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday March 28.

We are now looking for volunteers for the following positions:

Facility set up and take down
Draw keeper
Sashes and Ushering
Volunteer Lounge
Mats and Facility maintenance

If you can help us, please complete the volunteer form at:

Richard Gagnon
Volunteer Coordinator for Host Club
2020 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships



2020 Edmonton International Judo Championship

2020 Edmonton International Judo Championship

Important Links

General Information

  • Tournament/Weigh-In Site: WEM Ice Palace, 8882 – 170 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta
  • U10/U12 – Check in before 7 PM
  • 4-5 PM – U14
  • 5-6 PM – U18
  • 6-7 PM – U21 & Veteran

Registration Information

  • On-line Registration opens December 15, 2019; No email or mailed entries will be accepted.
  • Regular Registration closes February 22, 2020 at 23:59 MST
  • Late registrations close on February 29, 2019 at 23:59 MST. NO registrations will be accepted after.
  • Coach registration is MANDATORY for access to joseki & is available until February 29, 2020.
  • NO Coach registration will be accepted after February 29 or at the tournament site.
  • Referee registration is requested.


  • Open to all members of Judo Provincial/Territorial Associations and IJF Associations of other countries.
  • Minimum rank is YELLOW.
  • All participants must provide proof of current affiliation at weigh in.
  • All Canadian participants must provide their current Judo Canada Membership Card at weigh in. U16 & older MUST provide photo ID.
  • Foreign participants must email a copy of their current judo membership & a letter of affiliation from their country’s judo organization to

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2020 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships

2020 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships

The 2020 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships will be hosted by the Tolide Judo Club on March 28, 2020 at the Dow Centennial Centre (8700 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4P5).

Weigh-Ins: (Friday March 27, 2020)

7:00PM-8:30PM @ Dow Centennial Centre

Remote Weigh-Ins: (Friday March 27, 2020)

7:00PM-8:00PM @ Red Deer Judo Club, Unit 6 – 87 Petrolia Drive, Red Deer, AB

7:00PM-8:00PM @ Hiro’s Judo Club, #115, 1919-27 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB

Regular registration will be open until March 14, 2020 and late registration will be accepted until March 21, 2020.

You can register online at

If you have any questions please contact tournament director Keith Bibbey at


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Team Alberta – Elite Nationals Roster

Team Alberta – Elite Nationals Roster

Name U18 Selection Weight Division Name Senior Selection Weight Division
Tayven Tremblay 46kg Evelyn Beaton 48kg
Troy Gallant 50kg Charlize Medilo 48kg
Caleb Demaere 50kg Virginia Nemeth 48kg
Katsuhiro Lueng 50kg Taeya Koliaska 52kg
Dima Zotov 60kg Ema Tesanovic 52kg
Philip Allen 60kg Seleena Bresson-Adams 57kg
Nathan Demaere 66kg Shianne Gronen 78kg
Carter Althouse 73kg Annabelle Darlow 78kg
Tighe McAsey 81kg Joel Demaere 60kg
Shion Crook 90kg Brady Dixon 60kg
Brynn Iwaasa 44kg Nicholas Gagnon 73kg 
Evelyn Beaton 48kg McKenzie Morgan 81kg
Charlize Medilo 48kg    
Alyia Koliaska 52kg    
Kondelia Karas 57kg    
Sydney Kinderwater 57kg    
Corelea Pienkowski 70kg    

Judo Alberta Coaches: Ewan Beaton, Laurie Wiltshire, Russ Gallant

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