The following is a running list of groups, businesses, and organizations that have implemented COVID-19 precautions due to concerns about COVID-19. Moose Jaw Express staff will be updating this list as needed.
If you would like your notice or event added to this list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For information about the status of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, or for more information on symptoms and preventative measures, visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
Current Public Health Orders:
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is currently recommending:
- residents maintain a minimum of two meters distance when in public;
- adhere to hand-washing protocols and sanitation measures in public spaces;
- self-monitor for the development of COVID-19 symptoms and contact HealthLine 811 if any appear;
- maintain a close household bubble to help reduce spread of the virus and aid with contact tracing procedures.
Face masks are now mandatory in public indoor spaces in all communities with a population of more than 5,000 people, beginning on Nov. 16. In communities smaller than 5,000, public health is strongly recommending wearing masks in indoor public spaces by individual choice.
Public health has also placed a restriction on the number of individuals allowed to gather in private residences at this time, with a cap of 10 people at once. Some public venues are limited to a max of one-third their normal capacity, up to 150 people.
Fitness classes at gym facilities are now limited to a maximum capacity of 8 people.
Visitors are also currently not allowed at SHA-operated facilities in the province, with the exception of compassionate care reasons.
Changes in Businesses & Organizations:
Please be sure to check with individual businesses, organizations and public spaces about specific COVID-19 precautions that they may have in place.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses resumed online classes and some in-person training courses on Nov. 9 after a cybersecurity attack on the institution on Nov. 1.
Riverside Mission has suspended its daily lunch program until further notice, but is still providing supper service with increased safety protocols. The shelter is also not taking leftover food donations or clothing donations at this time, and men's emergency shelter capacity has been reduced from 10 beds to 4 beds only available to Saskatchewan residents.
The Moose Jaw Elks Lodge No. 7 has cancelled its Friday meat draws and Wednesday night dart league until further notice.
The Moose Jaw branch of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles is now open at half-capacity. Meat draws have resumed, while pool, darts and live entertainment will not be resuming yet.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 59 is now open, with veteran’s coffee on Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and the lounge is open on Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to business decline. Meat draws have resumed every Saturday at 3 p.m., and drop-in shuffleboard has also resumed on Fridays at 6 p.m. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
The Anavets club located at 279 High Street West is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. or until business decline at 6 p.m. Meat draws have resumed on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., as well as other regular draws, bonus draws, and 50/50 raffles. Volunteers for weekly bingo at Leisure Time Bingo on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. are needed, and the club can be contacted at 1 (306) 692-4412.
The Moose Jaw & District Senior Association has reopened Timothy Eaton Gardens and Timothy Eaton Cafe. Activities have resumed with COVID-19 restrictions, with the exception of cards and the regular jam sessions. COVID-19 screening is now required upon entering the building. The walking track and exercise equipment is open Monday to Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Cosmo Centre began activities in a limited capacity. Members will be required to register in advance for all activities and bring their own masks to maintain safety protocols. Contact 1 (306) 692-6072 for more information or to register.
Bel Coro Community Choir has cancelled meetings until further notice.
The Moose Jaw Stamp Club will not be meeting until further notice. Call 1 (306) 693-5705 for information.
The Moose Jaw Genealogical Society has cancelled their monthly meetings at the Moose Jaw Public Library until further notice.
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum is not open.
Moose Jaw Minor Basketball Association has cancelled the 2020-21 season due to a lack of facilities, with a possible resumption in early 2021.
Grief Support groups from Jones-Parkview Funeral Services are moving to Zoom for the time being, including the five-week Common Ground Grief Support for Bereaved Spouses from Nov. 4 to Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. For the link to attend any of these groups, contact Della Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moose Jaw Public Library is still offering virtual programming to the public. Children’s programs are also returning in November, registration required. Teen events are hosted on Discord and adult events on Zoom, and the links to join events can be found on the library's website. Upcoming events include:
- Digital Dungeons & Dragons on Nov. 18 and Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.;
- Mental Health with Dr. Joel Guillemin on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.;
- Teen Virtual eBook Club on Nov. 24 at 4 p.m.;
- Festival of Words / Library Book Club on Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
The 2nd annual 50/50 fundraiser raffle from the Anavets Club is now going on, with a draw date of Dec. 5. Tickets are $10 and offer a chance to win up to $5,000. To purchase tickets, visit 279 High Street West on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays between 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., or call 1 (306) 692-4412 or 1 (306) 681-5998.
The Cosmo Senior Citizens’ Centre has some upcoming events taking place weekly in November, including:
- Mondays: pickleball at 9:30 a.m.; shuffleboard at 1 p.m.;
- Tuesdays, except the first one of the month: pickleball at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
- Wednesdays: TOPS meeting at 8:30 a.m.; pickleball at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; shuffleboard at 1 p.m.;
- Thursdays: line dancing at 10 a.m.; pickleball at 1 p.m.;
- Fridays: pickleball at 1 p.m.
The art exhibition Plantscapes of the Prairies by Geoff Phillips is on display at the Moose Jaw Cultural Arts Centre from Oct. 1 to Nov. 23.
The art exhibition Marsha Kennedy: Embodied Ecologies at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery opened on Oct. 9 and remains until Jan. 10, 2021.
Dancing Spirit in Isolation, an exhibition of beadwork from local Indigenous artists, is on display at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery from Oct. 9 to Nov. 15.
Winter Markets from the Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmers Market will begin on Nov. 7, running every Saturday until Dec. 19 at Timothy Eaton’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social distancing and current public health standards will be in effect for staff and customer safety.
JJ Voss with special guest Joel Stewart will be playing at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Box Office at 1 (306) 693-4700.
A Handmade Holiday Market is taking place virtually on Nov. 20.
The annual Festival of Trees gala will be taking place virtually on Nov. 21, with an online live auction in support of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation. Auction items will be available to preview online beginning Nov. 16. For more information on how to take part this year, visit mjhf.org or call the Foundation at 1 (306) 694-0373.
A Canadian Firearms Safety Course will be held in Moose Jaw on Nov. 21. This is a one day course for the Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted firearms (hunting rifles and shotguns). A restricted firearms license course (RPAL, handguns and restricted long guns) will be held on Nov. 22. At the end of the day you will complete a written and a practical test and upon successful completion, you will receive the paperwork to apply for your PAL or RPAL. The courses will take place at the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association range, located at 276 Home St East, Moose Jaw, and the cost of each is $125. For more information contact Nolan at 1 (306) 313-7715 or email@example.com.
National Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Nov. 21 will be celebrated by Journey to Hope Moose Jaw with a group Zoom call open to the public, featuring speakers Donna Boyer from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Lori Meyer, and Della Ferguson. Register to attend the event by emailing Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performer's Café with the Festival of Words will return virtually on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. Registration is required and can be done through Eventbrite, links available on the festival website at festivalofwords.com.
The 50th annual Canadian Western Agribition in Regina on Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 has been postponed until Nov. 22-27, 2021. An alternate online competition will take place instead, and will also be a live-streamed livestock auction at Johnstone Auction Mart in Moose Jaw on Nov. 28.
Jeffery Straker: A Very Prairie Christmas is returning to the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Dec. 1-2. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Box Office at 1 (306) 693-4700.
A Take Out Beef Supper from Cosmo Senior Citizens’ Centre will take place on Dec. 6, featuring beef, veggies, potatoes, a wheat salad and a lemon dessert. Cost is $17 and pre-ordering is required by calling the office at 1 (306) 692-6072 on Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.