The WMBA hopes you and your family are all doing well and staying safe. It's important for us all to work together to get through these unprecedented times.
I know many of you have been patiently waiting for an update on the 2020 Spring League. We have been closely monitoring the situation and waiting for updates on possible start updates for facility usage through both school boards and city facilities.
Unfortunately at this time, there is no date in sight, which leaves us with the difficult decision of canceling all Spring programming.
The WMBA understands that participants are facing a tough time right now, both socially and financially. The WMBA Executive Committee has been communicating weekly, and with the season cancellation, has decided to refund all participants minus the credit card transaction fees.
The WMBA is 100% membership-driven with no base funding from the government and as a not-for-profit organization, the WMBA operating budget depends solely on our basketball community.
We will start issuing refunds on Friday, April 17th. The WMBA will have more than 3000 transactions to refund so it will take some time to process over the next 2-3 weeks.
Please stay patient. We are hoping to have them all processed by the end of April.
WMBA Community League
Refunds will be issued as 2 separate transactions and you will see a transaction fee applied for each as follows:
Transaction 1: The WMBA League Fee ($110) - You will see $105.50 coming back to your credit card, after transaction fees.
Transaction 2: The Community Club Fee - You will see $45-$100 coming back to your credit card (depending on your club), minus the transaction fee.
Jr NBA Program
Ages 5-6 Community Centre Program Fee - You will see $135 coming back to your credit card, after transaction fees.
Ages 7-19 North Star Prep Program Fee - You will see $193 coming back to your credit card, after transaction fees.
Ages 10-12 North Star Prep Program Fee - You will see $218 coming back to your credit card, after transaction fees.
If you have not received your refund by April 30th, please contact email@example.com with your child's full name, community club, and age of the program. After this date, the WMBA will be closed.
I would like to thank all of you for supporting the WMBA throughout the 2019-2020 season. I know many of you have been involved in our Fall/Winter League, the Jr NBA program, as well as our Spring League program.
Your support means the world to us, thank you so much for being part of our organization this past season. As much as we’re extremely disappointed not to be able to offer our Spring League program, we will begin looking ahead to some potential Summer programming for the first time and of course the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 season.
If you currently have equipment or jerseys from previous seasons please contact your convenor as soon as possible.
April 17 - 30:
- The WMBA office is closed. WMBA staff will be processing refunds, collections, and bill payments. WMBA staff will only be available by email.
Effective May 4:
- The WMBA office will be closed. Staff will no longer be working.
The WMBA is staying optimistic that we can come back to work to start planning some much-needed Basketball Programming for the summer months, either through summer camps, 3x3 outdoor leagues, or weekly 5v5 leagues.
We will update the website when we are able to provide new programming.
August 17 - Sept 11:
- Anticipated registration for Fall/Winter Season Programming
Lastly, you can always stay up-to-date with what's going on in the Basketball Community in Manitoba by visiting the Basketball Manitoba website.
You can also review Basketball Manitoba's COVID-19 Statement and Update page: Click Here
SPRING BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
Online Registration from February 24th, 2020 to March 20th, 2020
Spring Sports pay in person / subsidy application dates are:
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 has been CANCELLED. A later pay in person date may become available.
Check back for updates.
Contact the Convenor if you prefer to make e-trans arrangements.
Opportunities open for anyone interested in Coaching a team, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
No tryouts, No experience necessary! Fair-play rules in effect for younger teams!
Practices are the same time each week! Easy to schedule! Games are on the same day each weekend!