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Update on City recreation facilities based on latest COVID guidelines

Lethbridge has been identified as a COVID-19 hot spot region which means all indoor sports and fitness activities have been temporarily suspended at City facilities. This includes any lessons or rentals at ATB ice arenas, Henderson ice centre, the Cor Van Raay YMCA and pools operated by Recreation Excellence. These facilities will be closed until further notice.

These provincial public health restrictions will remain in place for two weeks, or until the region falls back below the case threshold – whichever is longer. At just over 400 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, Lethbridge is considered a hot spot.

All other province-wide public health restrictions remain in effect.

Although the latest restrictions impact indoor activities, outdoor activities are still permitted as long as physical distancing can be maintained and group activities have a maximum of ten participants.

There are a wide variety of parks, playgrounds, outdoor courts and pathways available for public use. For a list of ideas for outdoor activities, visit www.lethbridge.ca/outdooractivities.

Helen Schuler Nature Centre
There are a variety of outdoor activities for the community to try, including the signs of spring poetry activity, Coulee Cleanup, Get Outside 101 or the City Nature Challenge! Visit www.lethbridge.ca/hsnc for more information.

Galt Museum
May 8 and 22 | 1–2 p.m. Remembering Lethbridge's Chinatown
Did you know that Lethbridge's Chinatown was created largely by riots, rumours and fictitious scandals? This took place within a few blocks downtown, where many people lived, worked and raised their families. Join our guide on a fully-outdoor walking tour of this fascinating and crucial part of the history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. Alberta Health Services has approved the Galt to provide these tours. Tickets must be booked in advance at www.galtmuseum.com/calendar. Masks are required. 

Lethbridge Public Library
Lethbridge Public Library will continue to offer its Curbside Pick Up service model, and will continue to offer online events, programs, and services, which can be found at www.lethlib.ca. Our number one priority will be to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and we are committed to supporting a continuity of Library services for our community.

Due to the variation in public health guidelines, the public is encouraged to reach out to other local facilities directly should they have specific questions about their programming and re-opening plans.

 

For the full list of public health restrictions in Alberta, visit: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.

For COVID-19 update from the City of Lethbridge visit www.lethbridge.ca/covid19