As reported in the media, on Nov. 7, the Provincial Health Officer announced new COVID-19 restrictions for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The order began Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. and will last for two weeks.

The order focuses on social interactions and gatherings, indoor group physical activities, and workplace safety.

Here is how it impacts Trout Lake Community Center programs and activities.

Cancelled programs

Due to the new restrictions, the following indoor group recreation programs and activities will be cancelled until after November 23 at 12:00 p.m. Please note that this list is subject to change.

  • All indoor group fitness classes and programs including yoga
  • Badminton
  • Ballet-Jazz
  • Basketball
  • Body Sculpt
  • Breakdancing
  • Chair Yoga
  • Community Development Volleyball
  • Creative Ballet
  • Dance Extreme for Pre-teens
  • Hip Hop
  • Martial Arts (Aikido and Tai Chi)
  • Mini Groovers
  • Older Adult Active and Strong
  • Pickleball
  • Pilates
  • Rain City Basketball
  • Smash Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga by Candlelight
  • Yoga Flow
  • Youth Basketball
  • Youth Physical Health
  • Zumba

Unaffected programs still in progress!

Meanwhile however, with appropriate safety protocols and physical distancing in place, Trout Lake still has many fantastic programs and activities continuing to run! Those on offer include but are not limited to:

  • Bluegrass Jam
  • Comics and Cartooning
  • Creative Play
  • Fitness Centre – individual visits
  • Homework Club
  • How to Electronics
  • Knitting
  • Licensed Preschool
  • Money, Money, the Stuff You Need to Know
  • Music Together
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Public skates and skating lessons
  • Quilting
  • Social Tuesdays
  • Youth Council
  • Youth In Action

We remain committed to the health and safety of our staff and customers.

Patrons are reminded that wearing a mask inside public spaces is the expectation of Public Health and the Park Board.

Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to maintain the health and wellness of our community.

Full details of the Orders are available on the BC Government website.

Outdoor sports

In tandem with these Community Centre measures, Park Board also announced that outdoor sport permit holders are not impacted by the new orders except that spectators can no longer attend outdoor sport activities.

All permit holders are expected to comply with this updated rule and are to communicate this update to their staff and members who can enforce it on site.