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Public Health Order Update for Poirier west

Notice to members of the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors’ Society regarding the most recent Public Health Order effective Dec 23.  Please review the information below. We have received the following directives from the City of Coquitlam: 

All Fitness classes will be cancelled and weight rooms will be closed until January 19th

·         Indoor organized social gatherings of any size will not be permitted (parties, birthdays, weddings etc)

·         Non Fitness recreation programs / drop-ins for children, youth, adults are permitted to run as previously scheduled (art, crafts)

·         Card groups will NO LONGER be able to move between tables and therefore will need to play for the duration of the session/game in one seat.

·         Adult Dance classes are cancelled

·         Gymnasium and sports programs for all ages are permitted to run (pickle-ball, floor hockey, table tennis, carpet bowling, snooker)

·         Skating / swimming still permitted to run

·         Café’s at the pavilions will remain open as previously scheduled but will have table limits of 6 and no moving between tables. 

·         Social and support based recreation programs and activity groups can continue as previously scheduled as they meet a social-emotional outcomes, but again, need to remain in their seats. (Friendship Circle, WHO group, Support programs, South Asian Group).

As for vaccination checks – we will be required to get proof of vaccination for anyone attending an activity / program in the building. Proof not required to eat in the café or access other services in the building. This should be implemented very soon if not right away (just working out some logistics). At this point, we feel its best to filter everyone through the front door and do our checks with stamps there. 

We want you and your groups to be prepared. Not all the information is available to us yet, and as you are all aware – things are changing daily.

In regards to capacity, all adult indoor recreation programs will be limited to 50% of capacity/occupancy of the space. City Recreation supervisors will be working with staff at both Pavilions to confirm what those numbers are for each of the rooms and will let us know if any adjustments need to be made.

Many of the current programs and activities are not exceeding 50% capacity in the space they have been allotted but some changes may be announced in the coming week or so. 

Vaccination Check

•          All participants programs and activity groups will require a vaccination check.

o          Given that we have a limited number of scanners at this point, we will direct everybody attending a program to the front desk where they will check vaccine passports.  

§          For now, once they are verified, we will stamp their hand to show the activity group leaders.

§          Group Leaders please check participants for stamps and direct them to the front desk if they do not have one.

§          Once fitness starts up again, those programs will be verified using wristbands and/or cards similar to the current process.

o          Program/Activity Leaders will need to check for a stamp at the start of the session. 

•          Those casually using the facility (ie: library, puzzle corner, washroom) will not need to be checked.

•          Scanning of QR code must occur starting December 31, 2021.

•          All volunteers assisting inside of recreation centres, including Activity Leaders and the kitchens, will need to be vaccinated.  Due to the number of scanners available, they will be checked by the front desk prior to the start of their shift.

Food Services

•          Vaccine check is not required.

•          Masks must be worn, and can be removed if seated and consuming food/drink.

•          Maximum of 6 per table, and no moving from seat to seat or table to table.

General Program Requirements

•          Masks to be worn at all times, with exemption of sport programs/activities.

•          Card groups will not be able to move between tables or change seats.

•          Social and support based recreation programs and activity groups can continue as previously scheduled as they meet a social-emotional outcomes, but again, need to remain in their seats.

We will advise as further updates are made available. 


Wilhelmina Martin
President
Dogwood Pavilion Seniors’ Society


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Dogwood play ‘Miracle on 34 St.’ (A Radio Play)

The title: ‘Miracle on 34 st.’ (A Radio Play)
Directed by: Sue Davey
Dates: Mon Dec 20 at 1:30 pm and Wed Dec 22 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: $5.00 each
Tickets can be purchased at the door, or from Drama Club members, or the Dogwood Designs gift shop. 
*In conformity with Provincial Health regulations, face masks must be worn at all times and proof of vaccination will be required for entry.
We hope we see a full house for these performances for the sake of the hardworking Drama Club members who put in so much effort!


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For current information on Dogwood Pavilion Covid precautions, City programs and pavilion operating hours

Dogwood Pavilion
COVID-19 Update: Step 3 BC’s Restart Please click on this link

Over the coming months we will be gradually increasing capacity in our recreation programs in line with Provincial guidance. For updates please visit the COVID-19 web page.

Hours of Operation
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. – 8: 30 p.m. 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Sundays, Closed. Please note, the reception closes 30 minutes prior to closing time.  

Program, activity details and registration are available at
http://www.coquitlam.ca/registration or by phone at 604-927-4386


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The Dogwood Pavilion Senior’s Society will begin the fall season of 2021. Membership drive from 7th to 11th September.

The Dogwood Pavilion Senior’s Society will begin the fall season of 2021, in conjunction with the reopening of Dogwood Pavilion, with our inaugural membership drive. After successfully concluding a service agreement with the City of Coquitlam, the Society Board will be signing up any residents who wish to participate in Activities under the Society’s umbrella for annual memberships at a cost of $10.

Membership in the Society is a requirement to participate in Activity Groups. Effective September, 2021, the Dogwood Pavilion Senior’s Society will be responsible for registering and maintaining a list of current members who will receive the benefits of such membership including the right to participate in the Annual General Meeting and election of Executive Board and Activity Group Directors.

Volunteers will be available in the Dogwood lobby from 0930 to 1530 from 7th to 11th September to provide memberships forms, answer questions and receive payments.
Membership forms will be provided with self addressed envelopes which may be dropped off at the Dogwood Pavilion reception desk or with Activity Group Leaders. The Dogwood Pavilion Senior’s Society offers free membership to those age 90 and over upon proof of age and submission of a membership form. Membership cards will be distributed through Activity Group Leaders once processed by the membership committee.  

Wilhelmina Martin
Vice President
Dogwood Pavilion Senior’s Society