March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. Click the link below for more information.
March 16, 2020
Effective immediately, Park Board facilities will be closed until further notice. This includes pools, fitness centres, ice rinks, golf courses, pitch and putt courses, the Celebration Pavilion at QE park, VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory
We are also cancelling and refunding sports field permits, and closing fieldhouse changerooms. The fields will remain open for public users for casual recreation. Public washrooms at parks will remain open and will continue to be serviced.
At this time, child day camps at our community centres will continue for families experiencing pressure with the closure of important services. We will be continuing with enhanced cleaning protocols to mitigate the risk of exposure for children. Parents who withdraw their children will be issued a refund.
We are pleased to be able to offer a flexible refund policy for anyone who has paid for Park Board programming or services that are no longer available during this closure.
We deeply appreciate everyone’s understanding of our need to make these difficult decisions. We know how much our community relies on our programming and facilities but feel these steps are necessary at the current time.
The priority of the Board and PB staff at present is COVID 19 measures, and following the directives of the City and our health officers. We want to do our best to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, PB staff and Board members and the public.
In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Salmonberry Days Fair this year.
We will also be postponing the Patron Appreciation event we have been planning.
We thank you for your understanding.
The Dunbar squash courts are going to be closed March 18-Apr 3. The court walls will be washed, painted and the floors refinished. Bookings will resume April 4. Thank you for your understanding!