Oakville community centres to reopen in September

Published August 28, 2020 at 8:49 pm

If you’ve missed going to community centres, you should note that the Town of Oakville will reopen its five main 

If you’ve missed going to community centres, you should note that the Town of Oakville will reopen its five main community centres plus Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for limited pre-booked activities and modified use.

In a newsletter, the town said that fall program registration begins Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 a.m. for a shortened eight-week session that starts after Thanksgiving weekend.

Winter registration will be offered at a later date for programs beginning in January.

“We’re excited to welcome the community back into our facilities,” said Mayor Rob Burton in a statement.

“As we become more comfortable getting active and creative under the new health guidelines, we’ll look for opportunities to safely expand our programming.”

The town said offerings will be limited to programs that allow for physical distancing, capacity limitations, and staggered start times, adding that programs that require shared equipment will not be introduced until alternatives or safety protocols are established. 

An active Senior Services membership is not required to register for any September or October seniors’ programs, the town said.

As far as safety measures are concerned, residents can expect sign-in protocols for contact tracing, hand sanitizer stations, signage and space markers to allow for physical distancing, plexiglass barriers, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting.

Non-medical masks and face-coverings are required.  

The town will transition to a paperless Parks, Recreation and Culture guide this fall and will launch programs.oakville.ca, a new web application.

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