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Closure Updates

Closure Updates

Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:47

We miss you!  We can’t wait to welcome you back to Westside.

As you may know, Westside is a registered charitable organization that was initiated by a group of community volunteers. This visionary can-do attitude prevails today and will guide us through these challenging times. As a community organization, we value your loyalty and are truly grateful for everyone who has chosen to stick with us during this unprecedented time. We simply cannot thank you enough.

Over the last couple of weeks, the conversation around COVID-19 has changed from “we need to do our part and stay home,” to, “when can we reopen?” Recreation centres have been slated to reopen in Phase 3 of Opening Soon - Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. So, what does that mean for Westside?

Safety & Quality First

Safety has always been a top priority at Westside. Our staff are spending considerable time following the direction of public health authorities, recreation associations, employee health and safety advisors, and other experts to guide the reopening of our facilities. We will not compromise our standards and will strive to exceed all public health guidelines and recommendations to ensure your visits are safe and enjoyable.

Westside staff also take pride in developing, designing and providing top quality facilities, programs and services. Given the new parameters, we will only offer what we can deliver to the level of quality you expect from us.

How Will Westside Reopen?

Reopening Westside will not be business as usual. While we don’t have all the specifics from health authorities or reopening dates yet, you can be assured that we are working very hard to provide an excellent Westside experience, regardless of the limitations. While we’ve been closed, operations staff have conducted major maintenance work in the aquatic park, taken the opportunity to complete repairs and upgrades in the arenas, studios, gymnasiums, and change rooms, and deep cleaned the entire facility. In addition, we’ve ordered some very exciting new fitness equipment that will be delivered prior to reopening.

What About Summer Programs & Day Camps?

For now, we anticipate Westside’s summer programs and day camps may still go ahead. Programs will look different than other years due to required changes, but our staff are working diligently to plan fun, safe summer activities for kids and families. As public health requirements are still evolving, we’ll be in touch with you no later than Monday, June 1 to confirm if summer programs and day camps can proceed.

Membership and Pass Holder Status

As you know, Westside memberships and monthly passes were put on hold while we are closed. When Westside reopens, you will be able to reactivate the days remaining on your membership or pass. You will not lose any days of facility access for which you’ve paid.

News & Updates

We know, like us, you are anxious to return to a new normal. For the most recent Westside updates, please visit We’ll be posting new information as it becomes available. Once again, we can’t wait to welcome you back.

In the meantime, if you have questions please email us at Be well, stay healthy, take care. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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