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Information Update from City of Chilliwack

By City of Chilliwack, 06/01/20, 2:30PM PDT

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Good afternoon to all,

I just wanted to take a moment, and on behalf of the Recreation and Culture department, to inform all of our user groups as to where we are sitting in regards to re-opening our facilities and establishing a “new norm” in their use.

The City of Chilliwack is in constant communication with an number of entities as well as working collaborative with other municipalities to establish a plan as to how to effectively re open to ensure that the safety of the patron and staff is paramount. Behind the scenes the landscape has been changing and we are trying to stay on top of those changes. Each facility has it’s own considerations and therefore our plan needs to be methodical and strategic so as to not have to close up again. Outdoor facility considerations do not translate directly to indoor facilities for example different cleaning protocols need to be put in place and based on Worksafe BC guidelines.

Although Recreation and Culture are in some form of communication with ViaSport and the BCRPA we will not be approving any user groups “return to play” plan and will be leaving that up to each particular group.

Please be assured that we are taking this very seriously as we would love to have everyone back recreating knowing it is one of the best ways to help us get through the pandemic. We ask you for your patience and just know we want this to happen as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or you can contact Ryan Mulligan at mulligan@chilliwack.com . For frequent updates please feel free to check out the City of Chilliwack’s website as our communications team is working diligently to keep the site updated with all relevant COVID-19 related information.

In the meantime stay safe.

Sincerely,

Carol Marleau | Manager of Recreation Services and Corporate Wellness | Recreation & Culture - Administration

P: 604-793-2964 | F: 604.795.8443 | E: marleau@chilliwack.com
City of Chilliwack | 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada V2P 8A4 | www.chilliwack.com