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PREAMBLE – PURPOSE AND GOALS

Both Provincial and Federal Health Authorities are strongly advising COVID vaccination for all eligible people.  The recent decision made by the Winnipeg Winter Club Board of Governors with regard to vaccinations is based on this expert recommendation and  made solely in the spirit of providing our members (including children) as well as our employees and contractors the safest possible environment in which to work, socialize and play.  While this move was met with considerable support there were also some concerns raised by members. In light of this,  the WWC policy has been refined as provided below. Please note that the COVID situation is fluid and how all health recommendations (including vaccination) are approached by ourselves, businesses, educational institutions and governments will change and policies will need to adapt. Providing a safer environment within the walls of the WWC is the overarching goal and it is with the help of our members that we will attain this.

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ** THESE POLICIES HAVE CHANGED. PLEASE REFER TO OUR HOME PAGE OR LATEST BLOG POST FOR CURRENT POLICIES RELATED TO COVID-19**

  • That as of September 7th, all members,  employees, contractors, and guests eligible to receive the vaccine be fully vaccinated against COVID as defined by Manitoba Public Health.
  • Those who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times and present an approved test showing a negative COVID result from within 72 hours.  Members and guests must provide their own approved test results upon entrance to the premises to satisfaction of WWC.
  • Masks will continue to be mandatory for everyone in all common areas of the building. Masks are recommended for use, where not already prescribed, at all times to provide the greatest degree of protection.
  • For any clarification around medical or religious concerns or if you need additional  info please contact the club.

Dear Valued Members,
 

The one thing that has been confirmed throughout this pandemic is that we have the best members
here at the Club and we can’t thank you enough for sticking with us through it all!

We look forward to seeing everyone back soon and we are thrilled to share some exciting news!
 
Our contractors have been working long & hard on both our locker room facilities and our pool. They
expect both locker rooms to be open and fully operational by early September AND the re-opening
of the pool will occur in early October! Aquatics lessons and programming information will be
forthcoming in the next couple of weeks. Registration will begin in early September.
 
Check out the pictures of the recent flooring upgrades done in each locker room!



 

Also, beginning on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, the Winnipeg Winter Club would like to confirm that
our facility will be operating at full capacity and we will require all employees, coaches, members and
guests to provide proof of full vaccination.


Children under the age of 12 can attend the Winnipeg Winter Club without proof of vaccination, however,
we require those under 12 to wear a mask at all times.
The WWC will continue to recommend all staff, coaches, members and guests to wear masks in all
common areas but they can be removed during physical activity or engaging in your sport of choice.

The majority of the Winnipeg Winter Club members and staff have expressed that having a proof of
vaccination policy at the club is very important to them.
 

THANK YOU!
FROM YOUR WWC MANAGEMENT TEAM

Beginning on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, the Winnipeg Winter Club would like to confirm that our facility will be operating at full capacity and we will require all employees, coaches, members and guests to provide proof of full vaccination.

Children under the age of 12 can attend the Winnipeg Winter Club without proof of vaccination, however, we require those under 12 to wear a mask at all times.
The WWC will continue to recommend all staff, coaches, members and guests to wear masks in all common areas but they can be removed during physical activity or engaging in your sport of choice.

The majority of the Winnipeg Winter Club members and staff have expressed that having a proof of vaccination policy at the club is very important to them.

CONGRATULATIONS OLIVIA!


On Friday, August 20th, Badminton Canada and the Winnipeg Winter Club will be celebrating Winter Club member Ms. Olivia Meier and her selection to the upcoming Paralympic Games from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the WWC Badminton Courts.

This event will include an opportunity for our members to capture both on court training as well as a brief off court ceremony where various VIPs will speak. We invite all members to come and offer a glorious send off for Olivia before she departs for Tokyo.
 
Olivia will make history this summer as the first Canadian athlete to ever compete in Para badminton at the Paralympic Games, as the sport makes it's debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. She will be competing in the women’s SL4 singles tournament.

The 22-year-old Winter Club member made her first multi-sport Games appearance at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games, which was the first year Para badminton was included on the Parapan Am program. She captured a gold medal in mixed doubles alongside Pascal Lapointe as well as a silver medal in the women’s SU5 singles draw.

In Lima, she participated in a different classification as hers was not contested. Currently ranked No. 11 in the world in Singles, she has been competing on the international circuit since 2018. That year, she captured three medals at the Pan Am Championships including a silver in singles. She also claimed the title at the first-ever Canadian Para Badminton Championships in 2016.

Your support would be greatly appreciated! 

NEW HEALTH ORDERS ANNOUNCED

 

COVID-19 MEASURES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 7, 2021 WITHIN OUR FACILITY


We have been following all Manitoba Provincial guidelines and Public Health Orders throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic and we will continue to do so. 

Effective 12:01 am on Saturday, August 7th, there are changes coming to the Public Health Orders. The new public health orders will allow the following sectors to open without restrictions:

• indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences;
• gyms and fitness centres;
• libraries;
• personal services such as hair and nail salons;
• day camps; and
• retail businesses, markets, garden centres and malls

*****Members will still be encouraged to prebook their activity. 
 
Provincial public health officials strongly recommend the following:
• wearing masks in indoor public spaces for everyone who is not fully immunized including children under 12; and
• maintaining physical distancing of two metres (six feet) in indoor settings.


*****Masks will be mandatory when entering and exiting the building as well as in common high traffic areas such as reception, water fountains, bathrooms and when moving throughout the facility.

Masks are highly recommended in all areas of the Club when participating in your sport of choice.
 
We will continue with our “constantly cleaning” mentality. High touch points will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day for a daily deep clean. 

We thank all our members and staff who have sought out vaccination at their earliest convenience and continue to do so. We encourage members who have not yet been able to get vaccinated to do so as this may become a requirement by public health like other regions.