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Early evening GSL soccer games tonight postponed due to extreme heat

sean Jul 23, 2018 - 5:09pm

The Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat policy has come into effect again tonight, July 23, with the GSL forced to postponed scheduled 6:30 p.m. matches in the  U10 girls, U10 boys, and U14 boys divisions.

These games will be rescheduled for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

For details on the GSL's extreme heat policy, please see this post on our website.

Extreme heat policy postpones Monday night minor soccer

sean Jul 17, 2018 - 11:49am

Last night (July 16), the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat policy came into effect again, forcing the postponement/cancellation of a slate of scheduled minor matches, affecting all 6:30 p.m. starts in the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls divisions. Games with 8:30 p.m. starts went ahead, as did action in the ERSL (Glengarry Hearts).

Extreme heat forces GSL to postpone Thursday night youth soccer

sean Jul 5, 2018 - 1:36pm

For the second straight night, and third evening of the last four, the Glengarry Soccer League is having to postpone/cancel scheduled youth soccer matches due to extreme heat.

Here's today's announcement:

The Glengarry Soccer League has decided, in the interest of the safety of our members, to cancel the 6:30pm games for Thursday, July 5th, 2018 due to the extreme heat. All U8 games are cancelled. All of the U14G games are being rescheduled.

ERSL, GSL youth soccer matches for July 4 postponed

sean Jul 4, 2018 - 1:17pm

Both the Glengarry Soccer League and East Regional Soccer League have announced that youth matches scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to the extreme heat.

For the GSL, this affects games in the U6, U12 boys, and U16 boys divisions. 

At this time, GSL U19 girls, tier 2 women's, and senior men's games are still on – all slated for 8:30 p.m. starts. 

For details on the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat game postponement/cancellation guidelines, please see this post.

Glengarry Soccer League announces extreme heat policy to guide game cancellations

sean Jul 4, 2018 - 1:12pm

Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced is extreme heat guidelines to clarify when scheduled youth and adult matches will be postponed and/or cancelled.

Read more about the policy here in Sports Extra. We will also post further announcements on matches cancelled/postponed, as details become available.

Glengarry Soccer League publishes extreme heat game-cancellation policy

sean Jul 4, 2018 - 12:47pm

Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced its extreme heat policy, as a guideline to when scheduled youth and adult soccer games will be postponed and/or cancelled.

Monday (July 2) saw all matches scrubbed due to the hot, humid weather conditions, with the intention of these games all being rescheduled to play on Sunday (Jule 8). See this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more details.

Last evening, conditions moderated somewhat, allowing scheduled games to proceed.

Here are the GSL extreme heat guidelines: 

The Glengarry Soccer League will reschedule games league-wide for U10 and older, if the humidex for Alexandria, according to Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca), is 35 degrees or higher during game time.

The league will post / e-mail by 5 p.m. in regards to the 6:30 p.m. / 7 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 7 p.m.

The league will post / e-mail by 7 p.m. in regards to the 8:30 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 9 p.m.

The league may make the call to reschedule games earlier in the day if the humidex is going to be significantly higher than 35 degrees.

For games that start on the half hour, we will use the next available projected rating to determine if the game is on. For example, a 6:30 p.m. kick-off time will use the 7 p.m. projected humidex rating to determine whether the game will or will not be played.

U8 games will cancelled and not rescheduled, as there are no official standings or playoffs in the U8 divisions.

U6 will be left to the discretion of the area reps as to what temperature they would like to cancel their sessions at and can be done prior to 5 p.m.

Games that are to be rescheduled will be moved to the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of the week of cancellations. If teams are unable to play on the rescheduled date, the coach is asked to let the GSL know ASAP that they will have to unfortunately forfeit.

The Glengarry Soccer League would like to thank you for your patience and consideration on this issue. We want to remind our players and officials to keep well-hydrated on game days. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to play, please notify your child's coach; the GSL will leave that up to the parents' discretion.

No relief until Friday

publisher Jul 4, 2018 - 9:49am

TGIF will take on a cooler meaning this week.

Friday is the day when we are expected to get some relief from the heat wave.

Environment Canada continued to issue a heat warning for Eastern Ontario today, when humidex values are expected to reach 43.

The extreme heat will continue through Thursday.

Temperatures today and Thursday are once again forecast to climb into the low to mid 30s.

Humidex values will also increase, reaching values of 40 both days.

Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the low 20s, and high teens in some rural areas.

A cool down is expected by Friday with the passage of a cold front. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Extreme heat forces GSL to postpone July 2 soccer matches

sean Jul 2, 2018 - 2:28pm

All scheduled July 2 soccer matches in the Glengarry Soccer League have been postponed.

That's the word coming down from the GSL admin today as a result of the extreme heat that has stricken our county.

Given the extreme weather conditions (heat advisory) and the risk of severe thunderstorms, the Glengarry Soccer League has decided in the interest of the safety of our members to cancel all games for Monday, July 2, 2018.

Games will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8 at the same time and location (provided the field is available) and we will continue to monitor the weather for the remainder of the week.

Monday's postponed games include youth and tier 2 men's action.

With hot weather forecast to continue this week, it's likely that there will be additional postponements in the days ahead.

ERSL postpones action as well

The Ottawa-based ERSL, which includes youth Glengarry Hearts teams, was evaluating the status of its matches at the time of this post.

However, we do know that the U13 girls game slated to be played in Alexandria has been deferred to a later date.