Dear Airsoft Community,
The organizers of Operation: Loyal Serpent regret to inform you that Operation: Loyal Serpent 5 (OLS 5), has been canceled due to Covid-19 and Provincial Health Authority restrictions. Please accept our apologies regarding this unfortunate matter and we regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
We held off making this announcement until the bitter end, hoping Saskatchewan would loosen restrictions on social gatherings in time for OLS 5. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened and it is unlikely to change by July 25 & 26.
There were several factors that led us to canceling this year’s event such as a review of the public health orders, including measures and restrictions to mitigate the transmission of the virus. We determined it would be nearly impossible to be compliant at an Airsoft event. In addition, the measures that we’d have to implement would detract from the enjoyment of the event.
Then a few days ago the next phase of Reopen Saskatchewan was unveiled. It stated, effective June 22, 2020 outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people will be permitted with appropriate physical distancing. OLS typically sees 200 people on the property. We don’t anticipate the allowable number to take a giant leap from 30 people to 200 in the next few weeks.
This point is taken directly from the Saskatchewan Outdoor Sports and Activities Guidelines. It states, tournaments and inter-provincial travel for games and competitions are prohibited. This directly affects nearly 50% of our players.
Lastly, a little over a week ago our host field, Merrill Dunes, was singled out and contacted by a Health Authority representative. Without getting into all the details, the field owner was advised that Airsoft events were in contravention of the Public Health Order. Despite golf being allowed, despite gatherings at pub’s and bars being allowed. Despite the free-for-all at Costco and Walmart. WTF!
We are deeply disappointed that we are unable to execute our event. We hope that this will not diminish your confidence in our event and hope to see you at OLS 5, in July 2021.
If you are a registered participant or sponsor for this year’s event, here are your options:
We will offer you credit for next year’s event.
Contact us via Email for a full refund.
We appreciate your understanding.
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Operation: Loyal Serpent
Operation: Loyal Serpent is Saskatchewan's premier Airsoft Event. Airsofter's will test their physical and mental strength within a mock combat environment. Missions have been created to generate an exciting competition on over 50 acres of playing field. Adrenaline seekers will follow orders and develop a sense of teamwork in this 24 hour, mission driven event.
"SHOW RESPECT TO ALL PEOPLE, BUT GROVEL TO NONE"