The Bolton Wanderers take the safety a security of the players, coaches, staff and spectators very seriously. By coming to our parks and facilities you acknowledge that there are risks and that rules related to weather conditions must be considered. These apply to heat, cold, rain, high winds and or course lightning.

The Club and the Town of Caledon determine the field conditions and if fields are playable due to weather conditions such as heavy rains and high winds. Notice of closures will be e-mailed to participants & information posted on the website (when possible).

The Club will try to re-schedule events which are cancelled due to weather where possible.

Lightning Safety / Severe Weather Policy
Adapted from the Canadian Soccer Association  POLICY JULY 16, 2008

The safety of players, coaches, management and spectators is the primary concern in any weather event that occurs during all matches sanctioned by the CSA and the Club. By understanding and following the information below, the safety of everyone shall be greatly increased.

Ultimately the referee has the final say over delaying or restarting a match due to weather. Waiting to stop or not wanting top start play may result in a serious injury or loss of life. Referees are expected to act responsibly when dealing with such events during matches they are controlling. The Club at its discretion can close fields, parks and cancel activities due to lightning or other weather conditions.

When lightning is detected, you can determine the distance of lightning in your area by counting the number of seconds between the flash and the first sound of the thunder and dividing by five (5). This will give you the distance in miles from your location.

Remember, if you are in a higher elevation, the lightning can come upon you much quicker and your reaction time is greatly hindered.

30/30 RULE
When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If this time is thirty (30) seconds or less, seek proper shelter.
Wait thirty (30) minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving the shelter.
If you can not see the lightning, just hearing the thunder is a good back up rule.

Heat and Humidity
Special attention needs to be given by parents of athletes during hot and humid days. Players in Canada tend not to be properly acclimatized to extreme heat and humidity as be get so few days and they tend to come all at once.

Parents should consider if physical activity is appropriate for their child on a given day.

The Club will issue heat advisories and in extreme case may terminate programs due to extreme heat conditions.

Cold Weather - There are risk associated with training in cold weather. Physical activity in sub zero temperatures requires attention and planning. Please review the linked articles.
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