COVID-19 Response

Updated April 28, 2021. This is a summary of recent decisions - please refer to our COVID-19 Impact page for full details.

The CBTF Board of Directors met in April 2021 to approve the plan for the 2021 Canadian Winner/Championship competition. The competition will proceed in the summer of 2021, but in a non-traditional manner. Please refer to the 2021 Canadians page for more information. We are aiming to have the Canadian Winner/Championship in its usual form in 2022 in Moncton, New Brunswick, provided the pandemic situation permits.

The WBTF World Championship has been re-scheduled. The next WBTF World Championship will be held August 407 2022 in Turin, Italy. We are aiming to have the 2022 Canadian Team Trials in its usual form in May 2022 in Regina, Saskatchewan, provided the pandemic situation permits.

The IBTF Managing Committee met in March 2021 and decided to postpone the inaugural IBTF World Championship, originally planned for August 2021 in Liverpool England, by one additional year. The exact dates and location of the re-scheduled competition have not been announced.

We acknowledge the immense amount of work that has been done by our provincial organizations and clubs this season. We share your disappointment that many planned events may not take place as planned. Many difficult decisions are being made during this challenging time, but we must stress the health and safety of our entire membership is our top priority. The CBTF will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and provide updates as needed.

All CBTF Provincial Organizations, Clubs and Competition Directors must follow the guidelines outlined by their respective provincial and municipal governments. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be required to suspend some or all activities.

If you are sick or have any symptoms of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, do not attend any baton twirling activities, consult with your physician or public heath authorities and follow their instructions.

Research shows that SARS-CoV-2 is easily spread by asymptomatic individuals. Follow the hygiene guidance provided by your local public health units to help reduce the risk of spreading infection to others.