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Reopening News - Stage 1

Reopening News - Stage 1

Posted on: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:26

We are pleased to announce that the first stage of reopening Westside Recreation Centre will begin on Monday, July 6.

We’ve missed you! Thank you for your patience as we’ve been working to reopen our doors in a healthy, safe and positive way for our communities. Westside will reopen slowly and in stages over the coming weeks.

Due to facility capacity restrictions legislated by public health authorities, the first stage is open exclusively to current Westside annual members and monthly pass holders. We anticipate that admission will be expanded to the general public in future opening stages.

What Will Open Starting July 6?
In Stage 1, the following facilities and programs will be available:

Fitness Centre, by reservation
Adult Group Exercise Classes, by reservation
New Half-Day Camps, by registration

Adult Group Exercise classes and Fitness Centre visits will be available by reservation only to annual members and monthly pass holders who have reactivated their membership or pass. As we have limited spaces and anticipate significant demand upon reopening, this helps to ensure a spot and prevents unnecessary trips to Westside.

Once we receive your reactivation request, please allow 72 hours for Westside staff to reactivate your membership/pass; you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that you're ready to book classes or facility space.

Check out Welcome Back - Stage I Video for a sneak peek of reopening facilities. 

Reserved spots are available during the following hours:

Monday – Friday      6:00 AM–12:30 PM and 2:00 PM–8:30 PM
Weekends               8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Statutory Holidays   8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Visit Facility Activities to view and book your time.
Visit Adult Group Exercise to view and book your spot.
Visit Day Camp Registration to view and book your day camp.

What Isn’t Open Yet?
The following facilities are not yet open:

Change Rooms
Aquatic Park
Pilates and Yoga Studios
Leisure Ice & Hockey Arenas
Climbing Wall
Registered Programs: Adult, Youth, Children’s and Preschool
Basketball, Badminton, Pickleball
Food Services
Water Fountains

Remaining facilities will reopen when we are able to meet all public health and regulatory requirements and guidelines. Please watch our website at for the most current information.

Reactivating a Membership or Pass – It’s Your Choice
When Westside closed, all memberships/monthly passes were put on hold. Members and pass holders can choose to reactivate at any stage, depending on their comfort level and which Westside facilities and programs are offered. We will only reactivate all memberships and passes when we are fully open and operational.

Important: Both the Membership/Pass Reactivation Form and the new Waiver Agreement(s) must be signed and submitted prior to reserving class or facility space. Once we have received a request, please allow up to 72 hours for Westside to reactivate your membership/pass. Please note that dependant memberships associated with an account will be reactivated in conjunction with the adult membership.

Ready to come back? Click here for Membership Reactivation & Waivers

If you do not wish to reactive your Westside membership at this time, there are no further steps to take. We will simply keep it on hold.

A New Westside Experience
Your visit to Westside will look and feel different than it has in the past. There will be markers to help you keep an appropriate physical distance from others, fewer class participants, equipment spaced further apart, more sanitizing stations throughout the building, designated entry and exit doors. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your reservation/class time to ensure a prompt start.

For more details, visit Westside Reopening.

You can be assured that your health and safety is our number one priority. Westside staff will be here to help you every step of the way.

We can’t wait to welcome you back!

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