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COVID-19 Restrictions & Upcoming Events in Moose Jaw

A list of ongoing public health orders and upcoming events in Moose Jaw
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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 Today staff will be updating this list as needed.  

If you would like your notice or event added to this list, contact us at editor@mjvexpress.com or news@moosejawtoday.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 the spread of the virus and aid with contact tracing procedures.

Face masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces across the province, including fitness facilities and workplace areas not accessible to the public.

Indoor private gatherings are now limited to immediate households only.

Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people, with physical distancing in place. Non-essential interprovincial or international travel is strongly discouraged.

Public venues are limited to a max of 30 people and all sports activities are cancelled for all age groups. Retail stores and personal services like salons must limit their capacity to 50 per cent. Large stores must limit capacity to 25 per cent.

Vaccine delivery has begun, with Phase One of the re-opening plan set to begin on May 30. Public health’s appointment booking system is now available to residents age 12+ for first doses or age 55+ for second doses, either online or by phone.


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.

Casinos and bingo halls are closed by the mandate of public health.

The Moose Jaw Hometown Fair and Parade, typically held in June, has been cancelled.

Motif Multicultural Festival will not be taking place in 2021.

The Saskatoon Berry Festival in Mortlach has been cancelled.

The Moose Jaw Soap Box Derby has been cancelled.


Upcoming Events:

The Moose Jaw Public Library: is still offering virtual programming to the public. 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 June 15, 22 and 29 at 7 p.m.;
  • Youth Summer Reading Program starts on June 15;
  • Teen Digital Anime Club on June 19 at 7 p.m.;
  • Festival of Words Book Club on June 24 at 2:30 p.m.;
  • Teen eBook Club on June 29 at 4 p.m.

Moose Jaw Legion: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw lounge hours are now listed as Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. Face masks are mandatory. Upcoming activities at the Legion include:

  • Veteran’s morning coffee: Monday to Friday at 10 a.m.;
  • Friday suppers: weekly at 5:15 p.m., with ticket purchase required by the Wednesday before;
  • Meat draw fundraisers and Chase the Ace: Saturdays at 3 p.m.;
  • Trivia Night: on June 12 at 7 p.m., hosted by Steven. Cost is $5 per person with a limit of 6 to a table, call 1 (306) 692-5453 to book a table in advance.;
  • Legion Steak Night: on June 25 at 5 p.m., either dine-in or pick-up, with tickets available for $20 until June 23;
  • Legion Fun Day: sponsored by West Park Crossing on July 25, offering golf, darts, shuffleboard and a BBQ. Tickets are $15 for non-members, $10 for Legion members, and can be purchased at the lounge or by calling 1 (306) 692-5453.

Moose Jaw ANAVETS: 

  • Lounge hours are now listed as Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.;
  • Drop-in pool and darts: Tuesdays and Thursdays;
  • Meat Draws: every Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m.;

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls: A selection of upcoming feature programs from the telephone service in June includes:

  • Coffee Chats with Yvette on June 14 at 1:30 p.m.;
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome with Sahan Mohr from the FASD Network on June 14 at 10 a.m.;
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 at 1:30 p.m.;
  • Birthday Celebrations on June 16 at 1:30 p.m.;
  • Wind Chime kits with Christy from the MJMAG on June 17 at 10 a.m.;
  • Recipe Class follow-up on June 17 at 1:30 p.m.;
  • Piano Music with Lorne Jackson on June 18 at 10 a.m.;
  • Fitness Report and Father’s Day Tribute on June 18 at 1 p.m.;
  • Seate Yoga with Ericka on June 18 at 2:15 p.m.;
  • Dementia Care Future Programming info session on June 21 at 1:30 p.m.;
  • Crazy Trivia with Donna on June 22 at 10 a.m.;
  • Canadian Connections with other SCWW programs across Canada on June 22 at 12:15 p.m.;
  • Writers Group on June 23 at 1:30 p.m.;
  • Memory Box with Christy from the MJMAG on June 24 at 10 a.m.;
  • Piano Music with Lorne Jackson on June 25 at 10 a.m.;
  • Fitness Report on June 25 at 1 p.m.;
  • Seate Yoga with Ericka on June 25 at 2:15 p.m.;
  • What Do You Like? on June 28 at 1:30 p.m.;
  • Health Care in Saskatchewan and the Settlers with Karla from the WDM on June 29 at 10 a.m.;
  • Canada Day celebration on June 30 at 10 a.m.

To register for any of the SCWW’s upcoming events, call the office at 1 (306) 631-4357 or email seniorswithouthwalls2021@gmail.com

Western Development Museum: 

  • The Virtual Coffee Club is still ongoing. All sessions will take place over Zoom at 10 a.m. Registration is required and available online at wdm/ca/coffeeclub. Upcoming dates and topics include: The Great Depression on June 30, Saskatchewan Weather on Aug. 31 and School Days on Sept. 28; 
  • In-person workshops will also be resuming, with several dates set for the Moose Jaw location beginning on July 7 and 10 with Camping in Saskatchewan, July 21 and 24 with Gardening in Saskatchewan, Aug. 11 and 14 with Cabinet of Curiosities and Aug. 25 and 28 with Communication is Key. Pre-registration is required and more details can be found at wdm.ca/workshops.

Cosmo Senior Citizens’ Centre: reopened to the public on June 7 with some activities resuming:

  • Shuffleboard: returns weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m.;
  • The BBQ event on June 24 will be an in-person meal, but pre-ordering is still required due to limited space.

Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery:

  • An exhibition titled Wholeness by Hanna Yokozowa Farquharson opened in the gallery on May 28, available to view until Aug. 15;
  • a virtual In Conversation Artist Talk with Hanna Yokozowa Farquharson will be happening on June 17 at 7 p.m.;
  • Herd by Diana Thorneycroft opened for viewing in the gallery from May 28 to Aug. 15;
  • In partnership with the Festival of Words, a collaborative exhibition featuring prints and poems by artist John Chamberlain and poet Robert Creeley, titled Famous Last Words, opened on May 28 and is available to view until Aug. 15.

Homegrown Farmer’s Market: began its 2021 season on May 29, with Saturday markets returning weekly from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 9. The market will be set up on Langdon Crescent and follow all COVID-19 rules and regulations.

Wakamow Valley: is hosting a Farmer’s Market in Kiwanis Park on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. COVID-19 rules and regulations are in place.

Sukanen Ship Museum: reopened to visitors on June 3, with safety restrictions like visitor capacity in place.

Moose Jaw Lawn Bowling Club:

  • Lawn bowling at the greens on 3rd Avenue NE is free during the month of June as a special offer to help learn to bowl. Regular bowling times are Monday to Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Call 1 (306) 313-4434 to book weekend times. COVID restrictions are in place, and bowlers must bring their own cloth to wipe equipment after play;
  • Lawn Bowling Tournament will take place on June 26, with a first-place prize of $100. Register by contacting 1 (306) 313-4434.

Ruck It Up For Mental Health: will take place on June 26 at 11 a.m., with participants invited to a 6km charity walk through Wakamow Valley with a weighted rucksack to raise awareness for mental health. Event entry is $25, with all funds raised going to Journey to Hope Moose Jaw. Contact tyler@simposonseeds.com to register.

Next Gen Car Club: is hosting a Show n’ Shine on June 27 in Tatawaw Park, with gates open for registration at 4 p.m. and showtime starting at 5 p.m. the Evening will conclude with a sunset cruise down Main Street at 9:15 p.m. Admission will be by donation at the gate, either in cash or pet supplies, with proceeds raised going to the Moose Jaw Humane Society.

Square One Community: is continuing the Lunch n’ Learn series with a presentation on July 8 at noon with guest speaker Sue Delanoy speaking on “The Over-Incarceration of Women, Young Mothers, and Aboriginal Women.” There is no cost to attend, and registration can be done by emailing della@jonesparkview.com or texting 1 (306) 630-6121.