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Cancellations and Changes 

Changes to any scheduled activities, programs and events will be listed on this page. Check here often to see what changes have been made. We do our best to let you know of any changes. We may not always be able to list last minute cancellations here.

Schedule Changes/Cancellations

Town of LaSalle Operations in Response to Coronavirus – Update March 19, 2020

The Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex is closed effective Monday, March 16, until at least April 5. 

March Break camps, programs, rentals and drop-in activities (swims and skates) at the Vollmer Complex are cancelled and the building is closed to the public.

Aquatic Program Cancellation Information:

  • All participants of the winter session will receive a credit on account for the class missed between March 22 and March 29. Note: class was not scheduled during March Break (March 16-21).  This was accounted for at the time of registration and you were not charged for a class during this week.
  • Swimming report cards are currently in process.  Report cards/badges will be available for pick-up when the Vollmer Centre re-opens.
  • Exams for the Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and National Lifeguard programs will be rescheduled when the Vollmer Centre re-opens.  Participants will be notified of the new exam date by telephone.

Community Programming Cancellation Information:

  • March Break program participants will receive a full refund or credit for the cancelled program.
  • All programs scheduled at local schools are cancelled for the remainder of the winter session and participants will receive a credit on account for any missed classes.

Fitness Centre Closure and Membership Information:

  • All membership payments will be suspended effective March 16.
  • All paid in full memberships will be put on hold until the Vollmer Centre re-opens and expiry dates will be extended accordingly.
  • Personal training and small group training appointments are cancelled and will be rescheduled when the Vollmer Centre re-opens.

Room Rentals and Birthday Party Information:

  • All room rentals and birthday parties at the Vollmer Complex, Riverdance Community Centre and local school gyms are cancelled.  Customers will be contacted and given a full refund or credit on account.
  • We are not accepting rental requests/bookings of any kind at this time.  (room, sports fields, parks, pool, ice etc).

Spring Registration Information:

  • The spring session of programs scheduled to start on April 5 has been postponed until further notice.  All participants currently registered for the spring session will be notified by telephone when new dates are established.
  • We are currently not accepting any additional registration for spring programs, until new dates have been established.
  • Individuals currently registered for the spring session and wishing to withdraw may do so.  Administrative fees will not be charged.  To request a refund, please contact us by calling 519-969-7771 ext 0.

All refunds will be processed as quickly as possible and typically take 4-6 weeks to prepare.  Please be patient as we are processing a high volume of refunds and credits.  Please note that credits applied to accounts can be used for any Culture and Recreation program within 12 months.

 

 

Holiday Closures

Every year, the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex will be closed on the following holidays: 

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Civic Holiday
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Monday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

In addition, the following days have altered times and activities:

Family Day: No regular programs. Special swims/skates will be offered.

March Break: No regular programs. Camps, special swims and skates will be offered.

Easter Monday: No children's programs day or evening.

Halloween: No children's programs day or evening.

Christmas Eve: Facility closes at 12 noon.

New Year's Eve: Special swims/skates will be offered.

When developing session schedules, the above dates are excluded from the price of programs.

 

Town of LaSalle Operations in Response to Coronavirus - Update March 15, 2020

 

At this time, the Windsor Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) advises that the public health risk for the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low in Windsor and Essex County, and that there are no active cases of the virus in this area. The Chief Medical Officer of Ontario and the Chief Medical Officer of Windsor Essex have both recommended social distancing and avoidance of mass gatherings. The status of the virus is changing quickly worldwide, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has increased to a Level 3 travel advisory risk (travel health notices include a warning to avoid non-essential travel in order to protect the health of Canadian travelers and the Canadian public).

 

In an abundance of precaution, the Town of LaSalle is doing our part to help protect our residents to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In order to support the intended benefits of the school closures and to prevent the possible transmission of the virus in a community setting, the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex is closed effective Monday, March 16, until at least April 5. All Town of LaSalle March Break camps, programs, rentals and drop-in activities (swims and skates) at the Vollmer Complex are cancelled. In addition, the Riverdance Community Centre will be closed until at least April 5, and all rentals are cancelled. Any municipal programs and rentals scheduled at the local schools are also cancelled.

 

All registered day camp participants will be contacted and offered a refund and/or credit on account. Please be patient as this will take some time to reach all of the families and individuals who are currently registered. With the cancellation of all programs and rentals, the Vollmer Complex will be closed to all visitors until at least April 5.

 

The Town of LaSalle's Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is in the partial activation level which includes our Senior Management Group, and continue to consult with the WECHU, the County of Essex, local municipalities and first responder agencies to ensure we are prepared to respond to the challenges and concerns of a potential COVID-19 outbreak in Windsor-Essex.

 

The LaSalle Civic Centre remains open and at this time all municipal services will continue to be delivered with the exception of those offered at the Vollmer Centre as noted. Given the evolving nature of this situation residents and businesses may experience delays and are asked to follow the Town's media releases, website and social media channels for official information.  The Town would like to thank residents and businesses for their continued patience during this unprecedented event.

 

It is important to be vigilant as staff and as visitors to follow the precautions as outlined by the WECHU for everyone's safety. Cases of influenza are prevalent in the Windsor-Essex area. The following are used to protect yourself against respiratory viruses like influenza and coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill (keep a distance of 2m).
  • Stay home when you are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands. If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Residents should restrict all non-essential travel outside of Canada.
  • Travelers returning from travel outside of Canada should self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Families with children (17 and under) choosing to travel outside of Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon return.
  • If symptomatic, residents should contact telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 or the WECHU at 519-258-2146 ext. 1420.
  • Immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings of over 250 people.
  • Organizers with smaller gatherings are encouraged to reach out to the WECHU to discuss their event.
  • Practice social distancing as much as possible.

Most importantly, if you are not feeling well, please stay home. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For up to date information, check the Windsor Essex County Health Unit's website at www.wechu.org.

 

 

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For further information contact:

Joe Milicia
CAO,
Town of LaSalle
519-969-7770, ext. 1224
jmilicia@lasalle.ca

Dawn Hadre
Corporate Communication and Promotions Officer, Town of LaSalle
519-969-7770, ext. 1253
dhadre@lasalle.ca