January 13, 2022
To our valued members,
The YMCA of Greater Moncton will be forced to close both of our facilities as of end of business on Friday, January 14, 2022 based on the decision of the province of New Brunswick to impose a lockdown due to the increasing number of hospitalizations. This closure affects the YMCA’s Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre. We will remain closed until advised by government health officials that we are able to reopen.
As in past, no funds will be removed from our members’ accounts during this closure. All memberships will be ‘frozen’ until we are given permission to reopen our facilities. Once that happens, all memberships will be re-activated immediately.
We are disappointed that the government has taken this action. We know that our members, volunteers and staff entering this building are fully vaccinated. We have continually gone above and beyond to provide a safe environment for you. Physical and mental health are imperative during this pandemic. This fact seems to have been missed by those making these decisions. If you aren’t currently following us on social media, please consider doing so. We will post updates and links to some virtual classes to help keep our members moving during this closure.
As a charity we provide vital community programs and services. To offer these programs, we rely on revenue from membership, programs & services as well as donations. At this time, please consider converting your membership fee to a donation. For more information on how you can give, please contact Jeff MacNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link – https://moncton.ymca.ca/opportunities-to-give/
Any gifts $10 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Our ReConnect outreach program will continue to serve our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Plusone, YCAN, Alternative Suspension and Adult Day Program will all continue (virtually where possible). Our Childcare center and both Afterschool Programs will remain open.
If this closure is upsetting to you, please contact your local MLA. We did.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As per the Province of New Brunswick regulations, proof of vaccinations for those 12 years of age and older, and wearing of masks is required at all YMCA of Greater Moncton facilities. This is effective at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 22.
September 16, 2021
As you are aware, the Province of NB has informed the public that as of 11:59pm September 21st all individuals entering our facilities must be fully vaccinated. The YMCA will be enforcing this policy effective 5:30am on Wednesday September 22nd.
All fully vaccinated individuals are welcome to enter the YMCA and use its facilities. The YMCA will need to verify the vaccination status of its members and the public, thus all individuals entering the YMCA facilities will need to show proof of vaccination along with a government issued id. All YMCA staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated and will continue to work to insure your safety throughout the facilities.
For our members, you will be required to show proof of vaccination along with your membership card to a front desk staff. Once verified, you will be given access to the facilities. The verification will be noted on your membership file and you will not be required to produce your vaccination status again as long as your membership remains active. The YMCA will not save any vaccination record once visually verified. Your membership card will give you access to both YMCA facilities. We recommend that you have a copy of your vaccination status on your person in case a provincial inspector requests it.
For non-members and the general public, you will be required to produce proof of vaccination status along with a government issued id upon entering the YMCA premises. Failure to produce both documents will result in you being asked to leave the premises.
Appropriate signage will be posted at all entry points to the YMCA as well as in the facilities. We will be enforcing this new government policy to the best of our abilities and ask for your patience and understanding during the roll out.
Zane Korytko, CEO
YMCA of Greater Moncton.
** If at any point in time the Government of New Brunswick and/or Public Health changes their guidelines, we will adjust ours accordingly.