Community Services Update

Posted On Tuesday March 31, 2020

CENTRE WELLINGTON – In the midst of a rapidly changing situation, the Township has decided to extend our community services facility closures up to and including Sunday, May 3, 2020.  The closure extension includes the CW Community Sportsplex, Belwood Hall, Elora Community Centre, the Victoria Park Seniors Centre, Elora Fergus Tourism office, and the Fergus Grand Theatre.  We will continue to monitor and update our information based on direction from the Provincial Government and Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health.

Facility Closure and Refund Updates

Victoria Park Seniors Centre

  • Winter programs have been cancelled and credits will be issued retroactively to March 16, 2020.
  • All spring programs for registered classes that are led by an instructor are cancelled.
  • If you are registered for a program, staff will contact you after April 8 to discuss credit or refund options.  
  • Online registration for summer 2020 programs is now open at www.centrewellington.ca

Fergus Grand Theatre

  • All events scheduled prior to May 10th have been either postponed or cancelled.
  • Staff will contact affected patrons to issue rescheduled tickets or refunds.
  • The box office remains open for ticket sales of upcoming events online at www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

CW Community Sportsplex

Winter Aquatic and Fitness Programs

  • Registrants will be refunded on a pro-rated basis for missed lessons due to the closure.
  • If you were registered in a winter aquatic or fitness program, staff will contact you after April 8 to discuss credit or refund options. 
  • Aquatic Staff will complete report cards for swimmers once the facility reopens.

Spring Aquatic and Fitness Programs

  • Spring aquatic and fitness programs have not been cancelled.
  • At this time, no new registrations will be taken for the spring session.
  • Spring programs will be delayed from the original start date but completed prior to when the summer schedule is set to begin.
  • Refunds will be issued based on requests after April 8.

 Summer Aquatic, Fitness and Daycamp Programs

  • Registration for summer programs will open for online registration on Wednesday, April 1. 
  • Refunds will be issued based on requests after April 8.

Fitness and or Aquatic Memberships

  • All memberships will be extended automatically for the duration of the facility closure.
  • For members on a monthly payment plan, payments will continue to be withdrawn on the regular payment date.
  • Members wishing to stop payments, or members who paid for a full membership and would like a pro-rated refund, please contact staff after April 8 to process the refund.

To reach our community services staff, please call 519-846-9691 ext. 903 or email parks@centrewellington.ca.   

We thank you for your patience during this time.

All outdoor recreational amenities across the Province are now closed

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario announced yesterday the extension of the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

To comply with this new provincial order, the Township has closed all outdoor recreational amenities including playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateparks, picnic areas, park shelters, and other outdoor recreational amenities. Green spaces in parks and trails will remain open, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others.

This is a rapidly evolving situation; discussions and decisions are ongoing. Any changes in operations will be communicated and posted to the Townships website at www.centrewellington.ca/emergencyplanning and on our social media platforms, www.facebook.com/CentreWellington and Twitter www.twitter.com/CentrWellington.

 

Kendra Martin | Communications Coordinator

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