YMCA Responds To Government of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan
Dear valued YMCA members,
Earlier this week, the Government of Alberta announced Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan, outlining how provincial restrictions will ease as vaccination rates increase, and active COVID-19 cases decrease. Stage 1 of the plan will take effect on June 1. It is expected that Stage 2, the stage when indoor fitness programs and services are expected to resume, will take effect in mid-June.
Our YMCA team is happy to share that we will be opening YMCA Health and Wellness Centres once it is safe to do so. We can’t wait to welcome you back!
- YMCA Health and Wellness Centre reopening
- YMCA Health and Wellness Centre membership information for Edmonton members
- Program and services update for Edmonton members
- Program and services update for Northside Community Centre community members
- Questions? Contact our team!
YMCA Health and Wellness Centre Reopening
Assuming there are no changes to Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan, the following YMCA locations will be reopening 7 days after Stage 2 takes effect:
- Castle Downs Family YMCA (Edmonton)
- Jamie Platz Family YMCA (Edmonton)
- William Lutsky Family YMCA (Edmonton)
- Northside Community Centre (Red Deer)
Due to work-from-home recommendations and an anticipated slower return to the Edmonton Downtown Core, the Don Wheaton Family YMCA will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.
YMCA Health and Wellness Centre Membership Information for Edmonton Members
Your membership will automatically reactivate on the date which your YMCA Centre reopens, provided that:
- Your membership was active at the time of our closure on Saturday, April 10 or,
- Your membership hold has expired since our closure on Saturday, April 10, and has not been extended.
If your membership is currently on hold and the hold date extends past our planned reopening date, your membership will automatically resume once your hold expires.
If you wish to reactivate your held membership, once we reopen, please visit northernalberta.ymca.ca/online to activate your membership or contact our team at email@example.com for assistance.
Please note that all Don Wheaton Family YMCA memberships which were active at the time of our previous closure on April 10, or, all of those memberships which were on hold and due to expire prior to our projected reopening date will remain on hold until the Don Wheaton Family YMCA reopens on September 7.
No action is required unless you wish to extend your hold beyond September 7 or cancel your membership. If you wish to access another YMCA Health and Wellness centre, please visit northernalberta.ymca.ca/online to activate your membership or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For any members wishing to extend their hold, please submit a hold request form at northernalberta.ymca.ca/hold.
Programs and Services Update for Edmonton Members
Please note that all YMCA locations will continue to operate in accordance with the Government of Alberta’s mask and physical distancing guidelines.
We look forward to offering many of the YMCA programs and services you enjoy upon opening. please stay tuned for more opening information including booking processes and availability.
We are also looking forward to offering new programs, services and experiences throughout the Summer and Fall months. The YMCA is more committed and focused than ever to provide you with opportunities to feel connected, enhance your whole-body wellness and stay healthy and safe.
Today, we also are excited to share that YMCA Camps and Clubs will be going ahead this summer. Register your child today for a summer filled with fun and friendship at northernalberta.ymca.ca/campsandclubs. Also, just in time for summer, swim lessons will begin on July 5. Swim lesson registration is now open at northernalberta.ymca.ca/swimlessons.
Also coming this summer, a new Outdoor Youth Recreation program for youth aged 12 to 17 focusing on relationship development, sports and games and physical activity. Watch for registration details for our Youth Recreation program coming soon.
At the YMCA, we remain committed to the health and safety of our members, participants, staff, and volunteers. Upon reopening, we will ensure we continue to meet or exceed Alberta Health public guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Programs and Services Update for Northside Community Centre Community Members
Please note that the Northside Community Centre will continue to operate in accordance with the Government of Alberta’s mask and physical distancing guidelines.
We anticipate the following programs and services will be offered once the Northside Community Centre reopens, in accordance with Stage 2 guidelines and public health measures:
- Indoor group fitness
- Youth drop-in centre
- Youth outdoor recreation
- Skate park mentorship program
Today, we are also excited to share that YMCA Summer Camps will be going ahead this summer. Register your child today for a summer filled with fun and friendship at northernalberta.ymca.ca/campsandclubs!
This summer, we hope to resume facility rentals for birthday parties and community and family events in July. If you are interested in rental opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please stay tuned for more information regarding our reopening date, programs and services and upcoming booking processes and availability
Questions? Contact our team!
If you have any questions regarding the reopening of YMCA Health and Wellness Centres, your membership, or YMCA programs and services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of the YMCA. We are looking forward to seeing you soon and offering the programs and services you love and enjoy.
Your YMCA of Northern Alberta family
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