Author Archives: Sindy

Healthy Baby during Covid early 2021

WEST END HEALTHY BABY GROUP Every Tuesday from 1:30 – 2:30 we offer a virtual Healthy Baby program for prenatal and postnatal moms with children under the age of one. This program is free and requires no registration. It is a great way to meet new parents! At the virtual groups we have a Public Health Dietician available to answer any questions you may have regarding yourself or your baby. We mail out milk coupons to pre and postnatal moms … Continue reading

Covid-19 Rink Update January 2021

Just a quick update about our rink at our Clifton site! We have arranged to get a timer installed at the rink so that people can enjoy the rink during the evening. We hope to have the work done by mid week but check for an official announcement.   In the mean time, we have volunteers to turn the lights on today, Friday night and tomorrow, Saturday night from 530 until 10pm. And then again Sunday and Monday from 530 … Continue reading

Covid-19 Update: School Rec Programs Early 2021

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great holiday season this year despite the craziness. We wanted to get an update out as to what’s happening with the School Rec Program, the Lunch Program and the Orioles After School Program. The School Rec Program at our Isaac Brock site will unfortunately be staying closed for now. We will be looking at re-opening after Spring Break. Currently we still do not have the staffing or enough enrollment to sustain the … Continue reading

Covid-19 Update: Ice Rinks 2021

Hello West End, We have great news! Our rinks are ready for the community to use! We apologize for the delay in getting them up and running this year. Due to COVID we wanted to be sure that we had all the guidelines and signage in place before opening them. We are very grateful to our ice guy as he works full time and has spent many of his evenings and weekends flooding the rinks for us. It has not … Continue reading

Covid-19 Update: Rinks a Go

We hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season! Good news! Our Clifton and Orioles sites will have ice this year! Our ice guy is hoping to have the Clifton site done by New Years and the Orioles site done for the following week. We apologize for the delay in getting this update out to the community. We ask for your patience this year as the person doing our rinks has a full time job and might not … Continue reading

Covid-19 Update: Rinks

On Monday we received notification from the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres stating that Manitoba Health has told them the responsibility of enforcing all COVID-19 rules is being left to the community centres and their boards. Unfortunately, this creates a huge responsibility for our board and club volunteers and means we could be fined thousands of dollars if rules are broken by anyone using our rinks. We feel strongly that this is an unfair burden on our club and … Continue reading

Covid-19 Before and After School Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians, We regret to inform you that as of Friday, November 27th, 2020 the Valour Community Centre School Rec Program and the Lunch Program will be temporarily closing.  Due to rising Covid-19 case numbers in Winnipeg, several of our staff who have underlying health problems have expressed concern about working with a large number of people and will be taking a temporary leave of absence. As a result we are unable to safely staff either of our programs.  As … Continue reading

Covid-19 Lunch Program Letter Winter 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, We regret to inform you that as of Friday, November 27th, 2020 the Valour Community Centre Lunch Program will be temporarily closing.  Due to rising Covid-19 case numbers in Winnipeg, several of our staff who have underlying health problems have expressed concern about working with a large number of people and will be taking a temporary leave of absence. As a result we are unable to safely staff our program.  The number of children in our lunch program … Continue reading

Covid-19 Update: Winter 2020

We hope all of our West End families are staying safe and healthy! As you know Valour Community Centre has been closed due to provincial restrictions with the exception of our child care programs. Unfortunately we now have to close those as well. As of Friday, November 27th, 2020 our Before and After School programs as well as our Lunch program will be closed.  There were many factors that went into our decision to close them. The province decided that … Continue reading

Code Red Closures: Bike Cage

This is just a reminder that due to the recent restrictions of Code Red as of November 12th, 2020, all programs including our Orioles Bike Cage are closed until the restrictions are lifted. Hope to see you all soon! Stay safe everyone!