FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NPSS Grizzlies senior girls volleyball team will have to wait a little longer to compete for a provincial championship.

On November 24th, BC School Sports announced the decision to postpone the volleyball provincial championships by one week “due to the events in the province in the past 10 days.”

The tournament was originally scheduled to be held from December 1st to 5th.

“The Board made this decision recognizing the province is still dealing with the effects of the severe weather event and that a state of emergency is currently in place,” reads the memo from Jordan Abney, Executive Director of BC School Sports.

The Board held a meeting on Monday night until 10 p.m. according to a representative with BC School Sports, but no further information will be released until it goes through the Ministry of Education. That announcement is expected sometime on Tuesday.

The 4A Girls Volleyball Provincial Championships will be held from December 9th to 11th, hosted by Dover Bay Secondary School and co-hosted by Nanaimo District and John Barsby Secondary School.

Kelowna Secondary School won the 2019-2020 4A Provincial Championship.

The Board has also delayed the start of the winter season of play to December 1st, meaning winter sports may not play inter-school competitions or scrimmages until after the 1st.