Here is what the Government of Nova Sotia expects from Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) like DiscNS: 

  1. Current provincial sport boundaries allow for regular competition among a limited number players who regularly play among one another.  Play is to proceed under safe conditions.
  2. The province looks to the PSOs to determine which events constitute a regular competition schedule within the region or province.  It looks to the PSO to provide clarity around who the regular competition players would be.  It also looks for the PSO to define safe play conditions, like cleaning discs, style of play, any schedule format requirements, and so on.

DiscNS does not say, nor does it want to say, how individual organizations run.  Whether an informal group who get together, a not-for-profit organization, or a business, DiscNS doesn't speak to their non-sport activities or operations.  If that group, organization, or business intends to run a disc-related sport event then the province looks to DiscNS to set the previously-mentioned parameters and suitability of the event. If a group, organization, or business expects to operate outside the PSOs for events then they should be applying to the province for special event permission.

Within the described framework, DiscNS acknowledges the typical local leagues and the regular MDGA competition series schedule as well-established "regular competition" in the province. 

If you have any questions on the role of the PSO relative to ultimate or disc golf in the province, please contact Mike McAllister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sport Nova Scotia for clarifications.

Feb. 19, 2021 6:40pm update: DiscNS looks to recognize "regular competition" as competition is presented to us.  If you want to have sport something recognized as a "regular competition schedule", please send the summary of your organization's past events and the event plan to continue the regular schedule to DiscNS to review.