*A MESSAGE FROM OUR NATIONAL PRESIDENT*

 Over the last few weeks we have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its developments in Canada and abroad. As the federal and provincial governments update their recommendations to prevent the spread of this virus, it is becoming abundantly clear that Canadians must make every effort to follow the recommendations set out by Canadian health authorities.

On 13 March, in response to developments, the Navy League of Canada issued a notice cancelling all Navy League Cadet activities, as well as Navy League meetings, conferences, and events until Friday 3 April 2020.

On 18 March, Ontario Premier called for a provincial state of emergency, quickly followed by British Columbia and Alberta.

A thorough risk analysis was completed and we have decided to cancel all Navy League activities until further notice. We will continue to monitor the changes across Canada and will ensure to update our members as soon as public health officials deem it safe to resume activities in large gatherings.

As a national organization with extensive group programming across the country, the Navy League of Canada holds the health and safety of the cadets, members, volunteers, and their families in our highest priority. To this end, we encourage our members to follow their local health authorities and adopt physical distancing as best as possible.

We look forward to e-connecting with you soon.

Sincerely,

Matt Waterman