Thursday, March 4, 2021

Recreation, arts & culture programs cancelled due to COVID-19

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the advice of the CK Medical Officer of Health, all recreation, arts and culture programs including public swimming and March Break programs are being cancelled indefinitely, Municipality of Chatham-Kent officials say.

“Refunds will be issued where applicable,” Municipal officials said in a press release.

“During this time all facilities will remain open, with limited access to interactive exhibitions. This includes Gable Rees Rotary Pool, Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool, Ridge House Museum, CK Museum, Capitol Theatre, Kiwanis Theatre, ARTspace, and the Thames Art Gallery.”

Ticketholders to events at the Capitol and Kiwanis Theatres will be updated on an ongoing basis, Municipal officials say.

“Should a theatre event be cancelled or postponed, ticketholders will be contacted regarding refunds, rescheduled dates, etc.” Municipal officials said in a media release.

“Events by external renters may not necessarily be cancelled; renters will be contacted individually. Please continue to check our social media for updates.”

Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby has ordered measures to control the spread of COVID-19 and he has also declared a local emergency as a result. Details, here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday. Details, here.

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