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Level 3 Update as of Friday, January 14, 2022

The YMCA of Fredericton’s main priority is the health of our staff, members and the broader community.  As of Friday, January 14­, 2022 at 10:00 p.m., the YMCA of Fredericton is taking the necessary step to temporarily close our facility in compliance with the Province of New Brunswick’s Level 3 Public Health directive.  As per the current directive, we will re-open on Monday, January 31 at 5:30 a.m.  This closure will affect our Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre at 570 York Street and all YMCA programming. For full details, please see Our Response To Covid - 19.            

An Announcement from Ben Coles, YMCA Board Chair

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Fredericton, I am pleased to announce the hiring of Darcy Delaney as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Fredericton effective on Monday, January 10th, 2022. Darcy has spent the past 15 years working at and running youth and recreational camps, including two years as Executive Director of YMCA Florida’s Wewa Outdoor Center and five years as Executive Director of Mansfield Outdoor Center in Ontario. Within these roles and others, Darcy has implemented rigorous and clinical evaluations, grown and diversified revenue, led capital redevelopments, and established programs to engage and serve low-income youth. A keen outdoorsman with a business mindset and significant not-for-profit experience, Darcy brings a distinctive skill set and expertise. Darcy holds a degree in geography with further studies throughout his career in environmental studies and business leadership and strategic planning. Darcy is an enthusiastic and authentic leader and has illustrated his commitment to fostering collaboration and inclusivity to maintain and strengthen the YMCA presence in our community. Darcy’s appointment is the result of an intensive four-month search process the Board of Directors undertook with the guidance and support of Y Canada.  The CEO Search Committee was comprised of YMCA of Fredericton volunteers with past and present Operations and Endowment Board members: Peter Clark, Lisa LePage, Don Roy, Linda Speedy, and myself.  The thorough process involved a National job posting and the assessment and screening of 34 candidates for the position. More information on Darcy’s contact coordinates will be available soon.  The Board wishes to acknowledge the diligent work of Michelle Paquin as the Association’s Interim President and CEO over the last five months and are pleased that Michelle will be continuing in her leadership role as the Association’s CFO; a role that she has performed in admirably on behalf of our YMCA even as she undertook the additional Interim responsibilities. Please join me in thanking Michelle for her dedication and leadership and also in welcoming Darcy to the YMCA of Fredericton community. Ben Coles Board Chair YMCA of Fredericton    

Notice of scheduled pool closure December 13 – 23

The YMCA of Fredericton pool will be closed from Dec 13 to Dec 23 for scheduled maintenance and repairs.   To ensure YMCA members continue to have access to a pool during the closure, members can use the aquatics facilities at the Sir Max Aitken (SMA) pool at UNB (Dec 16 - 23) and the Fredericton Indoor Pool (Dec 13-23).   When visiting the Sir Max Aitken pool at UNB: YMCA members can identify themselves with their YMCA membership, Government ID and Proof of Vaccination during every visit. YMCA members will be asked to complete a waiver, and a COVID-19 waiver. This can be done at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium where the Sir Max Aitken pool is located. Parking passes are required between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. These passes can be purchased at the UNB Security and Traffic building on campus.   When visiting Fredericton Indoor Pool: YMCA members can access the facility with their YMCA membership card, Government ID and Proof of Vaccination (or exemption) FIP is currently open for drop-in usage, or swims can be pre-booked by contacting Adam Munn, Recreation Officer, Aquatics; at munn@fredericton.ca  who will create an account and assign a temporary pass. Masks are to be worn in all areas of the facility and only removed for (1) showering prior to entering the pool area and (2) prior to entering the water to swim.   Addresses:   Sir Max Aitken Pool at UNB Lady Beaverbrook Gym 15 Peter Kelly Dr. Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5A3   Fredericton Indoor Pool 79 Carrington Ln Fredericton, NB E3A 5R5

Our Response To Covid-19 as of Friday, January 14, 2022

The YMCA of Fredericton’s main priority is the health of our staff, members and the broader community.  As of Friday, January 14­, 2022 at 10:00 p.m., the YMCA of Fredericton is taking the necessary step to temporarily close our facility in compliance with the Province of New Brunswick’s Level 3 Public Health directive.  As per the current directive, we will re-open on Monday, January 31 at 5:30 a.m.  This closure will affect our Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre at 570 York Street and all YMCA programming.

Membership Fees

Please note that no fees for memberships will be processed until our facilities re-open and services resume.  As well, during our temporary closure, we are unable to process membership cancellations or hold requests.

 

Stay With Us

Today, we are humbled and encouraged by the response of our members that have reached out to us with encouraging words and inquiries about donating their bi-weekly membership payment back during this, our third COVID-19 closure.  If you would like to participate in our #StayWithUs Campaign, please send an email to staywithus@ymcafredericton.org and indicate your wishes.  During the time of our closure, your bi-weekly base membership fee will become a donation to the YMCA and a donation receipt will be issued for your gift.

Child Care & After School Programs

YMCA Child Care is an essential service and will remain open during the Level Three Phase.  Any new guidelines set out by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will be communicated directly to our families.

We will continue to use our website and social media channels to provide updates as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.  Please be assured that our leadership team is involved in active discussions to advocate for the re-opening of the YMCA for the physical and mental health of our members.

These are extraordinary circumstances and we thank you for your patience and understanding.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact info@ymcafredericton.org.

Darcy Delaney

President & CEO

YMCA of Fredericton

YMCA of Fredericton Update – Monday, December 27, 2021

Following a recent announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, the YMCA of Fredericton will be operating at a 50% capacity limit as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2021.

Facility & Membership Reminders

*Masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility except while actively exercising.

*Physical distancing requirements remain at 2 metres/6 feet throughout the facility.

*We ask that our members bring their membership card, along with proof of vaccination and government issued ID, to be verified by our Welcome Desk staff. You will have the option for us to note your vaccination status on your account for quicker access to the facility in the future.

*Please note that individuals who cannot receive a vaccine because of a medical exemption will be required to show proof of exemption signed by a health care provider along with government issued ID. This applies to members and non-members who are medically exempt.

Aquatic Update

In order to comply with physical distancing and 50% operating directives we are implementing a sign-up process for all AquaFit Classes effective immediately.

* Classes will be capped at 25 participants for AquaFit and 8 participants for AquaStretch & AquaYoga.
* You may call the Welcome Desk starting at 1:00PM the day before scheduled classes to register.

* A reminder, masks must be worn until entering the pool.  A minimum of 6ft physical distancing on the deck and in the pool is required.

YMCA of Fredericton Update – Friday, December 17, 2021

Following a recent announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, a 6 Foot/2 Metre distancing must be maintained at all times in gym  establishments as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2021.

On Saturday morning you will see changes in the Wellness Centre and throughout our facility in efforts to maintain physical distancing between members.

As always, we also ask that you are mindful and respectful of each other and of Y staff during this time and we thank you for your continued support as we work through this transition together.

Facility & Membership Reminders

– Masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility except while actively exercising.

– We ask that our members bring their membership card, along with proof of vaccination and government issued ID, to be verified by our Welcome Desk staff. You will have the option for us to note your vaccination status on your account for quicker access to the facility in the future.

– Please note that individuals who cannot receive a vaccine because of a medical exemption will be required to show proof of exemption signed by a health care provider along with government issued ID. This applies to members and non-members who are medically exempt.

What is acceptable for proof of vaccination?

  • MyHealthNB record
  • Immunization record from an RHA clinic, pharmacy or Public Health
  • Photo or copy of an immunization record
  • Proof of vaccination from another jurisdiction

Medical exemptions

Please note that individuals who cannot receive a vaccine because of a medical exemption will be required to show proof of exemption signed by a health care provider along with government issued ID. This applies to members and non-members who are medically exempt.

YMCA of Fredericton Update – Wednesday, September 22,  2021

Following recent announcements by the Government of New Brunswick, required proof of full vaccination, or signed medical exemption, (for those 12 years of age and older) and a mandatory indoor mask requirement (for those 2 years of age and older) will come into effect on 11:59 p.m. September 21, 2021.

Facility & Membership Reminders

Effective 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 22

We ask that our members bring their membership card, along with proof of vaccination and government issued ID, to be verified by our Welcome Desk staff. You will have the option for us to note your vaccination status on your account for quicker access to the facility in the future.

Masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility except while actively exercising.

  • Effective 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, we ask that our members bring their membership card, along with proof of vaccination and government issued ID, to be verified by our Welcome Desk staff. Members will have the option to consent to the Fredericton YMCA noting on your membership that your vaccination status was verified, so that you will not be required to produce your vaccination proof each time you access the Wellness Facility, as long as your membership remains active. Your membership card will then give you access to the Wellness Facility gate. Alternatively, if you do not wish for this information to be recorded on your membership, you may bring your proof of vaccination and government issued ID to be verified at each visit. We will not maintain a copy of your proof of vaccination.
  • Non-members and visitors to the Wellness Facility will be required to show proof of vaccination along with a piece of government issued ID when they enter. Non-members, including regular drop-ins and parents of members, will have the option of signing up for a quick access card, which will allow you faster access to the facility in the future. Please note, if you do not already have a YMCA card, there will a $5+HST fee for a card.
  • If you have a child (12+) who is currently registered in a program that operates in a different facility, we ask that you come to the YMCA Welcome Desk, before the next scheduled meeting date, and provide your child’s proof of vaccination and consent to it being noted on their registration and membership. Alternatively, you will have to bring their proof of vaccination to each session, until it is verified at the YMCA. Once your child’s vaccination status is noted on their membership, you will not have to provide proof again for future registrations, as long as their membership remains active.
  • UPDATE: Children who were born between July 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009 may participate in activities provided they have received one vaccination and have until October 31, 2021 to receive their second dose.
  • Please note that individuals who cannot receive a vaccine because of a medical exemption will be required to show proof of exemption signed by a health care provider along with government issued ID. This applies to members and non-members who are medically exempt.
  • Effective 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility except while actively exercising.

What is acceptable for proof of vaccination?

  • MyHealthNB record
  • Immunization record from an RHA clinic, pharmacy or Public Health
  • Photo or copy of an immunization record
  • Proof of vaccination from another jurisdiction

Medical exemptions

Please note that individuals who cannot receive a vaccine because of a medical exemption will be required to show proof of exemption signed by a health care provider along with government issued ID. This applies to members and non-members who are medically exempt.

We ask that you be patient as there may be slightly longer delays in entering the facility while our staff verify vaccination records.

As always, we also ask that you are mindful and respectful of each other and of Y staff during this time and we thank you for your continued support as we work through this transition together.

Michelle Paquin, CPA, CA
Interim President & CEO
YMCA of Fredericton

Please Note:  Child Care Pick-ups

Parents who are picking up children in our licensed Child Care area, and are not entering our Wellness Facility, are not required to show proof of vaccination at this time, however they must continue to wear their mask at all times, per current guidelines.

YMCA of Fredericton Update

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Following the announcement made by the Government of New Brunswick, the Province of NB will transition to the Green Phase of the COVID-19 Provincial Recovery Plan as of 11:59 p.m. July 30, 2021.

Facility and Program Updates

 Members are welcome to continue to wear a mask if they choose, but are not required to do so.

– While physical distancing is no longer required, we encourage our members to be mindful of others’ space and recognize that we all have varying levels of comfort during this transition.

– Frequent hand washing is encouraged while visiting the facility.  Hand sanitizer will continue to be available upon entering the building.

– Members are asked to continue to clean all equipment after use using sanitizing spray and disposable paper towel.

– The Stretch & Core Room on the main level will remain open for member use.

– Squash Courts will not be re-opening.

– Open gym time will resume on Saturday, July 31st.  Please see our website at https://fredericton.ymca.ca/programs/drop-in-programs/ for schedule.

– Member sign-up will no longer be required for Aqua Fit, Aqua Zumba or Yoga classes.

Child Care & Summer Day Camps

Any new guidelines set out by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for our child care departments will be communicated directly to our families.

We ask all members to be mindful and respectful of each other and of Y staff during this time and thank you for your continued support as we work through this transition together.

Please Note:  The YMCA of Fredericton adheres to all recommendations from Public Health.  All guidelines are dependant on their recommendations and could change at any time due to their directive.

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