top of page

Archive News




September 18, 2021


EBOA Referees Must Be Vaccinated To Gain Access to Gyms

Effective September 20th, to gain access to the University of Alberta/Saville and other facilities, all visitors must provide proof of vaccination in accordance with government laws and regulations. Therefore, to ensure that the EBOA only assigns members who are eligible to gain access to gyms, and to help protect the health and well-being of our members, all EBOA members who cannot comply with this legal requirement must indicate that they are 'NOT READY' in their Arbiter account (by clicking on the appropriate box under the "List" tab). 



September 16, 2021


EBOA Training Clinics Moved to Online Format 

EBOA Training Clinics for Returning Referees have been re-scheduled and will be held online due to covid conditions and the challenges of providing a safe classroom environment for the number of participants who would be attending.

Mark Your Calendar


ONLINE - Completed

Returning Officials Clinic NOCP

October 2, 2021

ONLINE - Completed

Clinic for New Referees 

October 9, 2021





COVID-19 Information for Albertans CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Vaccines and Records CLICK HERE

September 18, 2021


"Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. New measures to protect the health care system, stop the spread, and increase vaccination rates come into effect starting September 16.

Getting vaccinated is our best defense to beat COVID-19. Getting vaccinated makes us all safer. A one-time incentive of $100 is available for Albertans 18+ who get their first or second dose between September 3 and October 14."


Saville - Facility Access Requirements (as of September 18, 2021)

"Adults and Youth (12 and older) 

Effective September 20, indoor group classes, training, and competition may continue in all University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities. In addition to the screening for symptoms; maintaining 2 metres distance and wearing a mask participants are required to:

September 20 - October 4

  • Show proof of vaccination - proof of a single dose is considered acceptable

  • OR Show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test

  • OR Show proof of medical exemption

  • AND Show government issued identification or the University of Alberta OneCard

NOTE: Individuals who have not received a single vaccination by October 4 will not be permitted on University campus

October 5 - October 24

  • Show proof of vaccination - proof of a single dose is considered acceptable

  • OR Show proof of medical exemption

  • AND Show government-issued identification or the University of Alberta OneCard


October 25

  • Show proof of full vaccination - double dose is required

  • AND show government-issued identification"


June 20, 2021


EBOA Clinic for New Referees Tentatively Set for October 2, 2021

​Stay tuned for pre-registration details.

New Referee Clinics


April 26, 2021 

EBOA Elects Kerron Lewis as President  

At the EBOA Annual General Meeting held online April 26, 2021, the members elected:

    Kerron Lewis as President (succeeding Will Horner);

    Warren Maskoke as Vice-President (succeeding Neil Pollard);

    Karen Lasuik, Trevor Barss and Steve Melnyk as Directors at Large

Karen Lasuik -- a top-level FIBA referee who officiated at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games -- has been appointed

EBOA Director of Education and Development (succeeding Kerron Lewis).

The EBOA also recognized Jake Steinbrenner and Bob Pollard as Honourary Life Members.

2021 - 2022 EBOA Executive Board of Directors

     President – Kerron Lewis (Succeeding Will Horner)                                                                  
     Past President – Will Horner (Succeeding Leo Mangano)
     Vice-President – Warren Maskoke (succeeding Neil Pollard)
     Treasurer – Leo Mangano 
     Secretary – Kristen Hutchinson
     Director of Education and Development – Karen Lasuik (succeeding Kerron Lewis)
     Director of Administration – Brad Hollett
     Director of Assigning – Trevor Barss (succeeding Tom Vandevalk)
     Director of Discipline and Mediation – Mark Dzenick (succeeding Joanna Wiegers who resigned June 8, 2021)
     Director of Relations – Steve Melynk (succeeding Evelyn Stol)
     Director of Recruitment and Retention – Caley Sutton (Appointed July 13, 2021, succeeding Mark Dzenick)


March 31, 2021

Matt Kallio and Michael Weiland to Referee at the Olympic Games 

Canada Basketball has announced that Matt Kallio, Michael Weiland and Maripier Malo are three of the 30 FIBA referees selected for the Tokyo 2020 Men’s and Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament this summer. Nadine Crowley has also been nominated as one of only two FIBA Referee Instructors. 

To be nominated, one must be among the best in the world. Through their commitment and dedication, these four accomplished officials serve as role models for all referees across the country.

Matt is a former EBOA president and Michael a former president of the ABOA.


January 18, 2021 

Matt Kallio becomes First Canadian NBA Referee

Matt refereed community basketball as a junior high student in Edmonton. Following a hiatus through his high school and post-secondary years, he joined the EBOA to referee again following the 2006-2007 season (when he played basketball at Grant MacEwan College). His motivation was to stay connected to the game, and he enjoyed seeing former coaches, teammates, opponents and friends in the gym. He never imagined at the time that it was possible to become a professional referee.

On Monday, January 18, 2021 Matt refereed an NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland (the Spurs won 124 - 105). He not only made history by becoming the first Canadian to referee an NBA regular season game, he also opened an avenue for young men and women to pursue a professional officiating career.

The EBOA and the City of Edmonton are proud of their native son. Well done Matt.

January 26, 2021 (January 11, 2021 - January 25, 2021)

General Meeting (online) -

      Online General Meeting tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2021 -- 7:30 pm.

      Check your email for the online link.


January 5, 2021

CBOC Announces Second Window for 2020 - 2021 FIBA Exam

January 8 - February 12, 2021

This window is only open to officials who were unable to write the exam during the first window. 

For more information on how to access the exam: 2020-21 FIBA Exam Instructions 

If you have any questions, please email



January 3, 2021

2021 EBOA Education and Development

Training Session 6:  Individual Officiating Techniques (IOTs)

EBOA members are invited to attend an online training session with Kerron Lewis, EBOA Director of Education, to discuss Individual Officiating Techniques (IOTs). Three sessions are being offered, please register for ONE only

Option 1:  

     Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

or Option 2:

     Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm 

or Option 3:

     Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm  


January 3, 2021

The NeXXt Level - Virtual Event for Female Officials

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

The EBOA is proud to host a special multi-sport forum for females in Association with the ABOA, Alberta Soccer, Alberta Softball Umpires Association, Alberta Volleyball and Hockey Alberta. Through their personal experience, an elite panel of world class level female referees will offer insight, lessons learned and potential pathways to less experienced or novice officials. A question and answer session will follow the panel presentations.

This forum is open to any female official of any sport, or those who may want to become a referee. Registration is free.
Space is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

[Click here to register]


January 3, 2021

2019-2020 EBOA Awards 


January 25, 2021 

EYBA Cancels Winter Season

The EYBA has cancelled the 2021 Winter Season, given that Alberta Health Services have extended restrictions "with no end in sight" and noting that it would take 2 - 3 weeks after restrictions are eventually lifted for activities to resume at the Saville Centre.


October 25, 2021 

EBOA Return to Play Protocols

The EBOA has implemented special covid protocols in accordance with the guidelines of Alberta Health Services, Basketball Canada and the Alberta Basketball Association.

All EBOA Members must complete the Return to Play Protocol Seminar and the NOCP Level 1/2 Clinic (at set times online) prior to refereeing games in the 2020 - 21 season.

CBOC Protocols


ArchNews Saville
EBOA Officially a Society

As of October 2, 2020, the EBOA is officially recognized as a chartered society, thanks to the hard work and effort of Leo Mangano, Treasurer and Past President, and Chad Bowie.

EBOA Website 2020-1115 Logo FB Twitter B
EBOA on Facebook and Twitter

In order to help communicate and connect with the basketball community and our members, the EBOA has expanded its online footprint. Check it out and remember to click Like.



  • Twitter
  • Facebook
NOVEMBER 6, 2020
Metro High School Athletics

"As of November 6th, athletics will remain status quo, due to the climbing number of cases in our region. Schools that choose to are permitted to continue their in-house programming, which could include intramurals, tryouts, practices, scrimmages, and training within their own buildings.
The next communication will be made the week of November 23, after the Metro Membership meeting."



"As we continue to navigate through this uncharted territory [caused by covid-19], the ASAA is committed to providing guidance to help our schools to find a safe path forward to returning to sport in the school setting." 


NOVEMBER 4, 2020
ACAC Cancels Winter 2021 Sports

EDMONTON – "As the result of recent developments, the ACAC has officially cancelled the 2021 extended winter semester season of athletics. A surge in Covid-19 cases in Alberta has caused the majority of ACAC member institutions to extend on-line academic program delivery into the winter 2021 semester in the interests of protecting the health and safety of students and the broader community."


EBOA Website 2020-1115 Logo UofA.png
OCTOBER 15, 2020
Canada West Cancels Fall/Winter Sports Season

EDMONTON – "Canada West announced that no conference regular season, playoff or championship events will be staged during the 2020-21 season in men's and women's basketball, volleyball, hockey and wrestling. USports had already cancelled National Championships earlier this year."

The door was left open for the possibility of some non-conference play.



>  EBOA Meetings

>  EBOA Clinics

>  EBOA Socials

Tournaments (Postponed)

Metro Edmonton High School



Canada West University

2020 - 21 Insurance Policy

Insurance for all participants in an Alberta Basketball Association sanctioned game, including referees, is provided through the ABA.

Details of the 2020 - 21 Insurance Policy


bottom of page