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Mar 11, 2020

COVID-19 GUEST INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING TRIBUTE COMMUNITIES CENTRE EVENTS

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May 5 - Trent University Durham

As the latest guidance from public health officials suggests that the need for physical distancing to limit or slow the spread of COVID 19 will last for some time, Trent University has decided that Convocation ceremonies will not take place as scheduled this June in Peterborough and Durham. Although an in-person fall 2020 Convocation was considered, a great deal of uncertainty remains around how soon the University will be able to hold large gatherings of this nature. In a Convocation ceremony to remember, we invite you and your classmates, your family and guests to return one year later, celebrate your accomplishments, and rekindle connections as alumni of Trent. This will be one for the ages as we pay special tribute to the resilience and perseverance of our 2020 grads. For more information from Trent University Durham about this event, click here.
 



May 1 - Spectra / Live Nation Ontario - re: Kane Brown and Miranda Lambert

The Kane Brown event initially scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 7:00pm. 

The Miranda Lambert event initially scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00pm. 

All tickets will be honoured for the new performance dates.

We understand that you might not be able to make these new dates and have worked with the event organizer to make sure you have the option of a refund if you wish to receive one. 

Customers who wish to receive a refund can contact our customer service help line at 1-877-263-9372. The deadline to obtain a ticket refund for either of these events is Saturday, May 30, 2020. Refunds will be issued for the ticket price plus associated convenience charges, where applicable, but excluding the cost of delivery.

In addition, if you do not request a refund within the 30-day window, your tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date.

For any questions regarding ticket refunds, please contact our customer service help line at 1-877-263-9372 or if you have any additional ticketing related questions, contact:

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to gathering and celebrating the live experience together again.
 



April 8 - Ontario Open Jiu-Jitsu Championships:

We regret to inform you that the 2020 Ontario Open Gi Edition has been cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19.

At this time, we are not sure when events like ours will be allowed to be back and running. We also know lots of people are struggling economically so we will be REFUNDING all competitors. 

You do NOT need to contact us for your refund! Please allow 1-2 weeks to receive your money back as we have to manually do all the refunds plus the time for paypal to give it back to your credit card / account.

We would like to thank you for your support! 

We hope this pandemic will pass soon and we can be back to the art we all love! Keep positive, keep strong, be kind and please practice social distance!! 

Love,

Fernando Zulick

Open Jiu Jitsu

Openjiujitsu.org / [email protected]

 


 

April 3 - Miranda Lambert / Live Nation / Spectra:

Miranda Lambert at Tribute Communities Centre on May 7 has been rescheduled to October 22. Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase.
 


April 2 - Trent University Durham:

As the latest guidance from public health officials suggests that the need for physical distancing to limit or slow the spread of COVID 19 will last for some time, Trent University has decided that Convocation ceremonies will not take place as scheduled this June in Peterborough and Durham. 

While we understand this news will be disappointing to graduating students and their families, the University ​will work with members of the graduating class ​to look for ways to celebrate their graduation.

​As we consider the options before us, we want to reassure students who are eligible to graduate that you can receive your degree by the normal convocation date. To do so, please submit an online Application to Graduate by the deadline of Monday, April 6, 2020. 

Following the April 6 deadline, further information on the conferral and delivery of degrees, diplomas and certificates will be communicated to graduating students via their Trent email. Updates and FAQs will also be posted on the Convocation websites trentu.ca/convocation, trentu.ca/durham/convocation, and trentu.ca/covid19.

Convocation is a special time when the Trent community joins together to celebrate the achievements of our graduates and welcome them to our global family of alumni. ​Please know that our decision has been made to protect the health and safety of our campus community.

As our graduates begin their journey as Trent alumni, I want to extend our most sincere congratulations on this immense achievement. We are all confident that the enriching education you have received at Trent has prepared you well for the challenges ahead as you pursue your future dreams.

Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult time. Please stay well, be safe and check for updates as we navigate our way through the current challenges.

Sincerely,

Leo Groarke


March 31 - Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame:

Respecting the health and well-being of everyone, the 35th annual Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed to Wednesday, October 7, 2020 due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 



March 31 - Harlem Globetrotters:

To our Globetrotter family:

The past few days and weeks have been challenging for all of us and we are grateful for your supportive messages during this time.  We are currently exploring 2021 dates for Oshawa to better ensure the safety of our employees, partners and fans in the hopes that we are fully clear of the current COVID-19 situation.

All tickets purchased online through tributecommunitiescentre.com will automatically be refunded.  All other refunds will be available through your original point of purchase.

If you purchased your tickets at the Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office with cash or debit and would prefer not to wait until the ticket office reopens, you have the option of receiving a cheque or having your tickets refunded to a credit card but will need to email Diana Kovacs, Ticketing Manager at [email protected] or Gail Smith, Assistant Ticketing Manager at [email protected] with the venue ticket office.

While we can’t connect in person, we plan to provide educational resources and find ways to make you smile on our Harlem Globetrotters’ social media channels.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. We’re working hard to address all of your questions and concerns, so feel free to reach out and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

On behalf of all of our families, we are grateful that you choose to make the Globetrotters part of your family and we hope to see you again when we make our way back to Oshawa.
 



March 25 - Ontario Tech University:

The well-being and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is our top priority. In support of public health and the well-being of our campus community, the Spring 2020 Convocation ceremony has been postponed until the fall.

Students who are eligible to graduate will still have their degrees conferred in the spring. More information, including dates and information for graduates, will be posted in the coming weeks.
 



March 25 - Durham College:

Attention graduates, family and friends: In light of the college’s ongoing response to COVID-19, and with the safety of the DC community in mind, Spring Convocation has been postponed. Information about the rescheduled ceremonies will be shared when available.

Please note: In order for your diploma or certificate to be created you must apply to graduate, whether you choose to attend the future convocation or not.
 



March 23, 6:00pm - Oshawa Generals Hockey Club:

Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Commissioner David Branch, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced today the cancellation of the 2020 OHL Playoffs.

The CHL additionally announced the cancellation of the 2020 Memorial Cup that was scheduled to be held in Kelowna, BC from May 22-31, 2020. The 2021 Memorial Cup will be hosted by the OHL in May 2021.

Following consultation with the CHL’s Board of Directors as well as the OHL’s Board of Governors, it was determined that extreme precautions must be taken in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the League’s annual Championship trophies, the J. Ross Robertson Cup as well as the Memorial Cup, will not be awarded in 2020.

The League has continued to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. Given the troubling state of our global climate and public welfare, there is still too much risk and uncertainty to move forward in good conscience.

“This is a very difficult decision,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “In times like this, the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public is paramount.

“The environment that we currently find ourselves in is much more important than the game of hockey, and we all have a part to play in getting through these difficult times together. At the appropriate time, when it is safe to do so, our players look forward to returning to the ice in our passionate hockey communities to assist in the overall healing process.”


UPDATED - Regular Season Game Cancellation Ticket Policy:

As a result of the cancellations, anyone holding tickets to any one of the 3 cancelled regular season games will have the following options:

Season Ticket Holder Seats:

  • A credit will be applied towards your 2020-2021 season tickets for the value of the 3 regular season games.

Casual Regular Season Ticket Purchasers Including Those Who Have Redeemed Flex, Holiday Flex and Costco Vouchers:

  • Exchange tickets at Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office for tickets to any 2020-2021 Oshawa Generals regular season home game played prior to December 31st, 2020 starting in September 2020.

All Unredeemed Flex, Holiday Flex and Costco Vouchers:

  • Exchange vouchers at Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office for tickets to any 2020-2021 Oshawa Generals regular season home game played prior to December 31st, 2020 starting in September 2020.


Thank you for your understanding and patience in this unprecedented unpredictable time.
 



March 23, 6:00pm - Ontario Hockey League:

Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Commissioner David Branch, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced today the cancellation of the 2020 OHL Playoffs.

The CHL additionally announced the cancellation of the 2020 Memorial Cup that was scheduled to be held in Kelowna, BC from May 22-31, 2020. The 2021 Memorial Cup will be hosted by the OHL in May 2021.

Following consultation with the CHL’s Board of Directors as well as the OHL’s Board of Governors, it was determined that extreme precautions must be taken in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the League’s annual Championship trophies, the J. Ross Robertson Cup as well as the Memorial Cup, will not be awarded in 2020.

The League has continued to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. Given the troubling state of our global climate and public welfare, there is still too much risk and uncertainty to move forward in good conscience.

“This is a very difficult decision,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “In times like this, the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public is paramount.

“The environment that we currently find ourselves in is much more important than the game of hockey, and we all have a part to play in getting through these difficult times together. At the appropriate time, when it is safe to do so, our players look forward to returning to the ice in our passionate hockey communities to assist in the overall healing process.”


March 18, 4:00pm - Harlem Globetrotters:

The Harlem Globetrotters announced today that they will be suspending all remaining games scheduled on their domestic and international tours through mid-May in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

The Globetrotters encourage ticket holders to hold on to tickets, as the team will make every effort to reschedule postponed events as soon as possible. All tickets for postponed games will be honored.

 



March 18, 3:30pm - Oshawa Generals Hockey Club:

Ontario Hockey League Commissioner David Branch announced today the conclusion of the 2019-20 OHL Regular Season.

Following a meeting with the OHL Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals, it was determined that the remaining 56 games of the 2019-20 OHL Regular Season schedule will be cancelled and not played.

“In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public, it’s been agreed that the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season is the proper course of action to take at this time,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch.

“We are continuing to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. When it is safe and we may resume play, we will advise on the status of the 2020 OHL Playoffs. We thank OHL players and their families, fans and partners for their continued patience and understanding throughout this challenging situation.”

Click here to view full press release including final regular season standings.

As a result of the cancellation, anyone holding tickets to any one of the cancelled games will have the following options:

Season Ticket Holder Seats:

  • A credit will be applied towards your 2020-2021 season tickets.

Casual Ticket Purchasers Including Those Who Have Redeemed Flex, Holiday Flex and Costco Vouchers:

  • Exchange tickets at Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office for tickets to any 2020 Oshawa Generals home playoff game at no extra charge (playoff ticket prices are higher) once playoff schedule has been announced.
  • Exchange tickets at Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office for tickets to any 2020-2021 Oshawa Generals regular season home game played prior to December 31st, 2020 starting in September 2020.

All Unredeemed Flex, Holiday Flex and Costco Vouchers:

  • Exchange vouchers at Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office for tickets to any 2020 round 1 home playoff game with no price increase between regular season price and round one ticket price once playoff schedule has been announced.
  • Exchange vouchers at Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office for tickets to any 2020 round 2 and beyond home playoff game with price increase for the difference between regular season price and round ticket price once playoff schedule has been announced.
  • Exchange vouchers at Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office for tickets to any 2020-2021 Oshawa Generals regular season home game played prior to December 31st, 2020 starting in September 2020.


Thank you for your understanding and patience in this unprecedented unpredictable time.
 



March 18, 3:00pm - Ontario Hockey League:

Ontario Hockey League Commissioner David Branch announced today the conclusion of the 2019-20 OHL Regular Season.

Following a meeting with the OHL Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals, it was determined that the remaining 56 games of the 2019-20 OHL Regular Season schedule will be cancelled and not played.

“In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public, it’s been agreed that the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season is the proper course of action to take at this time,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch.

“We are continuing to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. When it is safe and we may resume play, we will advise on the status of the 2020 OHL Playoffs. We thank OHL players and their families, fans and partners for their continued patience and understanding throughout this challenging situation.”

The League has additionally confirmed that the 2020 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore will be held live online at ontariohockeyleague.com on Saturday, April 4 beginning at 9:00am.
 

The 2020 OHL Priority Selection Order of Selection will be as follows:

Final OHL regular season standings are based off each OHL team having played an equal number of regular season games (61 games)

NON-PLAYOFF TEAMS:
1. North Bay Battalion – 38 pts.
2. Niagara IceDogs – 42 pts.*
3. Sarnia Sting – 48 pts.
4. Soo Greyhounds – 56 pts.

PLAYOFF TEAMS:
5. Kingston Frontenacs – 42 pts.*
6. Hamilton Bulldogs – 56 pts.
7. Mississauga Steelheads – 59 pts.
8. Erie Otters – 61 pts.
9. Barrie Colts 62 pts.
10. Owen Sound Attack – 68 pts.**
11. Sudbury Wolves – 68 pts.**
12. Guelph Storm – 72 pts.
13. Oshawa Generals – 73 pts.
14. Windsor Spitfires – 76 pts.***
15. Peterborough Petes – 76 pts.***
16. Flint Firebirds – 80 pts.
17. Kitchener Rangers – 83 pts.
18. Saginaw Spirit – 85 pts.
19. London Knights – 90 pts.
20. Ottawa 67’s – 99 pts.

NOTES:
* – Kingston and Niagara are tied for 8th place in the Eastern Conference with 42 points. Based on the League’s tie-breaker procedure (most ROW wins, i.e. wins excluding shootouts), Kingston receives the higher position in the standings.

** – Sudbury and Owen Sound are tied with 68 points. Based on the League’s tie-breaker procedure (most ROW wins, i.e. wins excluding shootouts), Sudbury receives the higher position in the standings.

*** – Peterborough and Windsor are tied with 76 points. Based on the League’s tie-breaker procedure (most ROW wins, i.e. wins excluding shootouts), Peterborough receives the higher position in the standings.
 



March 17, 4:45pm - Spectra / Tribute Communities Centre:

Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Ticket Office at the Tribute Communities Centre will be closed until further notice.

If you have any ticketing related questions, please contact:

Tickets are available for purchase online at tributecommunitiescentre.com



March 16, 5:00pm - Ontario Hockey League:

Since the start of the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, the OHL has closely monitored the rapidly evolving situation with a view to the health and safety of players and their families, team and league staff, on and off ice officials, fans and the general public.

The OHL today announced that they have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s OHL COMBINE.

On behalf of the OHL we would like to recognize and congratulate all of the players and coaches who earned an opportunity to participate in the OHL COMBINE.

The OHL is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all participants and feel that this is the most prudent decision for all involved.
 



March 13, 11:15pm - City of Oshawa:

The City of Oshawa is closely monitoring developments and updates about the COVID-19 virus from government health officials. The safety, health and well-being of our community members and staff is a top priority.

In support of the government’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, City Council has approved the following temporary measures.

Facility Closures:

In support of the provincial government’s temporary closure of public schools, the following facilities are closed to the public for a three-week period. Facilities are anticipated to reopen to the public with regular operating hours on Monday, April 6, 2020.

  • Arts Resource Centre
  • Children’s Arena
  • Civic Recreation Complex
  • Columbus Community Centre
  • Delpark Homes Centre
  • Donevan Recreation Complex
  • Harman Park Arena
  • Northview Community Centre
  • South Oshawa Community Centre
  • Tribute Communities Centre*

For more information on City of Oshawa COVID-19 measures and updates, please visit here.

 

*The Tribute Communities Centre Ticket Office will be open during regular business hours which are 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday. If entering the facility for the ticket office, please enter the designated Ticket Office doors at Gate 1 only.


 

March 13, 3:00pm - Kane Brown / Live Nation / Spectra:

"The health and safety of our fans is the most important thing to us. We're disappointed and sorry we can't come play for you in March, but look forward to seeing you guys later this year!" said Kane Brown. 

The Kane Brown event scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa has been postponed to August 29, 2020 at 7:00pm. All tickets will be honoured for the new performance date.

Customers who wish to receive a refund can contact our customer service help line at 1-877-263-9342. The deadline to obtain a ticket refund is Friday, March 27, 2020. Tickets can be returned at the ticket office during regular ticket office hours which are 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday. For any questions regarding ticket refunds, please contact our customer service help line at 1-877-263-9372.

 


 


March 13, 2:00pm - Oshawa Generals Hockey Club:

With the Canadian Hockey League’s announcement that it is pausing the 2019-20 season, please see information below about the Oshawa Generals ticket policy.

Games have currently been postponed and not cancelled.  If you have tickets to one of our remaining three home games or first round playoff tickets, they will remain valid for future scheduled makeup dates.  Once a revised schedule is made available, more information will be emailed to ticket purchasers with available options. 

As more details become available we will continue to update our fanbase and ticket representatives will be in contact.

If you want to receive current, up to date information directly to your email, please join the Generals mailing list (click here)

As you know, we care deeply about our fans, players and staff, and we want to do everything we can to ensure their health and safety. So, we support the CHL’s decision, and we look forward to returning to the ice as soon as possible. We thank you for your support and understanding.
 



March 12, 6:30pm - Oshawa Generals Hockey Club:

The Oshawa Generals annual awards banquet has been postponed indefinitely.

More information will be available in the coming days as we monitor the current COVID-19 situation and follow the direction from health officials.
 



March 12, 4:30pm - Oshawa Generals Hockey Club:
 

The health, safety and well-being of our fans, staff and players remain the most important priority of the Ontario Hockey League and the Oshawa Generals. The Generals are in full support of the Canadian Hockey League’s decision to pause the 2019-2020 season due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

As a result of this decision, the Generals as a member club of the CHL, will not be playing games until the CHL, along with the government and health officials, decide the timing is right to return to the ice. The Generals final three home games will not take place at this time. The team will continue to work in consultation with the CHL as well as with city and region representatives, to monitor the situation moving forward.

As with the CHL, we are hopeful to resume the season and playoffs when appropriate and prudent.

We are currently working on answers to frequently asked questions and will provide further information as it becomes available.  Again the season and playoffs have been paused but have not been canceled.  We will communicate further information as information comes available.
 



March 12, 4:30pm - Canadian Hockey League:

 

The Canadian Hockey League and its three regional leagues, the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League, take the health and safety of our players, fans, volunteers, staff, and general public very seriously. CHL President Dan MacKenzie with Commissioners David Branch, Gilles Courteau, and Ron Robison have been monitoring the situation in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including what local, provincial, and federal health agencies have recommended. Following consultation with medical professionals and meetings today among the CHL Executive Council, and regional league Board of Governors, the CHL announces that the balance of the 2019-20 season and all hockey activity shall be paused immediately until further notice.

 



March 11, 11:30am - Spectra at the Tribute Communities Centre:


Spectra at the Tribute Communities Centre is aware of the recent concerns surrounding confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario. At this time, the Durham Region Public Health Department has stressed that risk to the general public remains low.

 

In the meantime, we recommend that all guests visiting the Tribute Communities Centre practice good health hygiene. Please wash your hands, use a tissue or your arm when sneezing or coughing, and use your best judgment when you are not feeling well. We have thorough and comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting procedures in place, hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the building, and bathrooms equipped with anti-bacterial soap. If you so choose, you may bring your own face mask to wear at the Tribute Communities Centre.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.
 

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