Presidents Welcome

President’s Welcome

Hello and welcome to the 2020-2021 season.  As I write this in November 2020, it doesn’t look like it is going to be much of a season.  Since the start of the COVID19 pandemic, there have been no basketball games in Ontario and there will be none until at least January 2021.  Although I am not aware yet of any official announcements, I do not predict any basketball games will occur during this season.

However, I would like to thank all of the OVBABO referees who registered for the 2020-21 season. This helps ensure the continued viability of our association as well as our governing bodies – Ontario Association of Basketball Officials (OABO) and the Canadian Basketball Officials Commission (CBOC). The work of basketball referees this season is very likely going to consist of staying fit, maintaining rules knowledge and participating in training offered by OVBABO, OABO and CBOC.

For all of those using our refereeing services, OVBABO is currently in training mode with a roster of talented referees. LIke you, we are anxious to see basketball games get going again at the earliest safe opportunity.

Best wishes and have a great basketball sort-of-season.

David Dolson

President, OVBABO