Spring 2020 Update

Dear AKF karate students and families:
We hope you are all staying healthy and safe.

The AKF Executive and the head instructors continue to monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. AKF is committed to the health and well-being of the students that attend classes at our locations, our instructors, and the communities in which we operate. 

Karate classes/clinics/events remain suspended.

September Karate Classes
AKF will continue to adhere to the guidance of federal, provincial and municipal health authorities and will only resume activities when it is deemed appropriate.

We are expecting September classes to proceed with modifications as per the guidance provided by Alberta Health.  Some form of physical distancing will probably be required. We will be providing an environment that allows students to participate in Karate classes while minimizing any risks of exposure to COVID-19. 

On line registration should be available at the beginning of August. At that time, we will be sharing the details on how September classes will proceed, any modifications that we will be following, and details on the registration discounts/refunds that will be applied due to the suspension of the term due to the pandemic.

AKF Casino Volunteers Needed Eventually
The Casino that we had scheduled here in Edmonton in June was postponed due to the shutdown. We are waiting to hear the revised schedule. Once we do, we will asking for casino volunteers.

Reminder - Annual AKF Tournament Rescheduled to the Fall
We appreciate the support and understanding regarding the tournament being postponed. At this point, the plan is to reschedule the tournament to late October or early November. All Karateka that registered for the March tournament will have their registrations carried forward. If students are unable to attend the Tournament at that future date, we will then arrange for refund of registration fees at that future date.
We ask that you continue to take care of yourselves, your families, and each other during these uncertain times. Stay safe. Practice social distancing and wash your hands.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon,
AKF Executive


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