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UPDATED -- COVID-19: What's cancelled and closed in Moose Jaw

An updated list of local closures or cancellations due to COVID-19 concerns
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The following is a running list of groups, businesses, and organizations that have been closed or cancelled upcoming events due to concerns about COVID-19. Moose Jaw Today.com staff will be updating this list as needed. 

If you would like your notice added to this list, contact us at news@moosejawtoday.com.

For information about the status of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, or for more information on symptoms and preventative measures, check saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus.


Saskatchewan has declared a provincial state of emergency, limited public gatherings to 10 people and implementing restrictions on businesses and health facilities. For more details, read the article here

On April 23, Premier Scott Moe announced the Saskatchewan government's plan to begin reopening the province's economy as early as May 4 for some sectors. The details of this announcement can be found in an article here.

Saskatchewan is now in the last part of Phase Four of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Public gatherings are still limited to 30 people, and Public Health highly encourages all residents to continue practicing social distancing and hand hygiene. Details about Phase Four reopenings can be found in an article here.

Education:

All schools in Saskatchewan, from pre-kindergarten to high school returned to in-class education in September. Guidelines for this return are now available from individual schools.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic: Campuses and offices remain closed for general access. Theory will be taught online or by distance learning. Hands-on training that cannot be completed online, will take place on campus. For the latest information please visit  saskpolytech.ca/fall2020

The University of Regina will be providing instruction from a distance until further notice.

Organizations:

SARCAN has reopened to commercial and bulk customers by appointment only. Recycling services for the general public have resumed, and the Drop n’ Go service in Moose Jaw is currently available.

SGI has reopened office branches to the public and asks that customers adhere to safety regulations when visiting in person. Road tests have also resumed by appointment only, and drivers are asked to wait in their cars upon arrival for their examination. SGI is also available to contact by phone at 1 (306) 691-4570 or by email at sgiinquiries@sgi.sk.ca.

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 at this time.

The Western Development Museum is now open to members and volunteers beginning Aug. 5, and to the general public on Aug. 12. COVID-19 precautions are in place, with revised hours and visitor limits. Virtual summer camps began on July 13.

The Wakamow Valley Authority office is closed to the public, with staff available to contact by phone at 1 (306) 692-2717 or email at wakamow.events@sasktel.net.

The Moose Jaw Police Service is suspending some services such as criminal record checks, inspection tickets and civilian fingerprinting until further notice. The building on Fairford St. is now open to the public, with a limit of three individuals in the lobby at a time to maintain proper social distancing.Masks are now required. MJPS asks individuals to still call the service ahead of visiting the lobby, at 1 (306) 694-7600.

City Hall reopened to the public on July 20 with limited hours, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Monday through Friday. COVID-19 safety measures are in place, including screening of visitors and sign-in procedures. Free parking at downtown metres is no longer in effect, beginning Sept. 8.

The Festival of Words office is closed to the public but can be contacted by phone at 1 (306) 691-0557 or by email.

In-person activities with the #1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps Royal Canadian Army Cadets, the #40 Snowbird Royal Canadian Air Cadets, and the #99  Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps Assiniboine will be limited this fall.

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 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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 veterans coffee on Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and the lounge 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.

All places of worship in the city are allowed to resume, as part of Phase Three of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Capacity is limited to one-third of available seating, up to 150 people.

The Moose Jaw Multicultural Council office is now open for in-person meetings with settlement workers by appointment only. Phone and video appointments are still preferred, if possible. Staff and settlement workers are still available to contact through phone at 1 (306) 693-4677, by calling the Newcomer Centre at 1 (306) 692-6892, or through social media and email. 

The local Anavets Club is resuming Saturday’s Friendship Meat Draws at 4:30 p.m., and anyone is welcome to join. Other events have also resumed.

The Moose Jaw & District Senior Association has reopened Timothy Eaton Gardens and Timothy Eaton Cafe. All activities have resumed with COVID-19 restrictions, with the exception of cards and the regular jam sessions.

The Cosmo Centre began some 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. 

The Moose Jaw Public Library is now open to in-person visits beginning Aug. 10. Appointments are not required, but a limited capacity will be enforced and masks are mandatory inside the building. Curbside pickup services are continuing by appointment, and library programming is still being offered virtually until further notice. To learn more, contact the branch at 1 (306) 692-2787, by email at ask@moosejawlibrary.ca, by messaging the Moose Jaw Public Library Facebook page, or through the live chat option on the website.

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery is now open to the public, with a limit of 20 visitors at any time, ten allowed in each gallery. The gallery has returned to normal hours and is open to seniors and immune-compromised individuals from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Visitors will be asked to undergo screening when entering the facility and wear masks in the building, and are encouraged to book ahead of time by calling the gallery at 1 (306) 692-4471 or going online.

All grief support groups from Jones-Parkview Funeral Home have resumed via Zoom. For the link to attend any of these groups, contact Della Ferguson at dferguson@sasktel.net.

Prairie Hearts Quilters Guild is now meeting virtually until further notice.

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.

Girl Guides meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice. Girl Guide cookies are available for purchase from Canadian Tire, both online and in-store for pick-up.

The Moose Jaw Humane Society is open to the public for adoptions, cremations, and volunteer activities. Visits to the shelter are being taken by appointment, by contacting the shelter at 1 (306) 692-1517.

SCRAPS has reopened its 9 Lives Boutique at the Town 'n' Country Mall on Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Patrons can also order items from the boutique for delivery or in-store pick-up, and donate to the Trap, Neuter, and Release program directly by contacting SCRAPS.

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 currently not open for the season and will be cancelling all summer events for the time being.

Big Country Toastmasters meetings will resume on Sept. 9 via Zoom meeting. Members can join the virtual meetings with meeting ID # 444 824 1910. For more information on the club, visit 3418.toastmastersclubs.org.

Sports and Recreation

Gyms and fitness centres have reopened. 

Yara Centre and the Kinsmen Sportsplex are now open. Registration for activity blocks is required. 

All playgrounds, parks, and beaches in the city reopened to the public, provided that safety precautions and restrictions on group sizes laid out by public health are followed

Golf courses, including the Lynbrook Golf Course and Hillcrest Golf Course in Moose Jaw, are now taking bookings both online and by phone. Tee-times are in full swing. Please call the golf clubs for any additional information.  

Cheer Infinity Athletics has returned to in-gym classes and workshops and also continues to offer Virtual classes for the whole family. Classes are open to members and non-members in Beginner and Advanced Dance, tumbling drills, stretch, flexibility, conditioning and Ninja training. Email info@cheerinfinity.ca for more information on how to register.

The outdoor lawn bowling season is now over. The indoor lawn bowling season will begin later this fall, date yet to be determined.

The 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games, set to be hosted in Lloydminster, have been postponed until July 2021.

The 2020 Grey Cup will not be hosted in Regina this year and instead will take place in the city of whichever team qualifies for the Grey Cup game and has the best regular-season record, provided that the 2020 CFL season is allowed to take place at all. 

The Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame has cancelled its 2020 induction ceremony and banquet in the fall, and will not be adding any new hall of fame inductees this year.

The Moose Jaw Trap and Skeet Club is closed for the season.

The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame 36th Annual Induction on Oct. 3 has been rescheduled for May 22, 2021. The 2021 Annual Induction will take place on Aug. 21, 2021, with the deadline for nominations on March 15. For information call 1 (306) 446-1983 or email saskbaseballmuseum@sasktel.net

The Moose Jaw Skating Club is taking registration for the fall CanSkate program, which began on Sept. 14. For more information, visit moosejawskatingclub.ca.

Curl Moose Jaw is open for registration for the 2020-21 season. Details of the Return to Curling plan and registration details are available online at moosejawcurling.com.

Moose Jaw Minor Basketball Association has cancelled the 2020-21 season due to a lack of facilities, with a possible resumption in early 2021.

Saskatchewan Hockey Association has released guidelines for the 2020-21 season, with exhibition games allowed to begin as early as Oct. 17.

The Western Hockey League announced the regular season will begin on Jan. 8.

Events

Movie theatres, live theatres, art galleries, museums, and libraries are allowed to reopen.

The Cultural Centre has reopened to the public, with the gallery and Box Office open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those looking to purchase tickets for upcoming shows can contact staff during regular operating hours by calling 1 (306) 693-4700 or emailing info@moosejawculture.ca, or by purchasing online at moosejawculture.ca.

The Galaxy Cinemas in Moose Jaw is now open to the public.

Grief Support groups from Jones-Parkview Funeral Services are moving to Zoom for the time being, including: Survivors of Suicide Grief Support Group on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; And 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 dferguson@sasktel.net.

The Moose Jaw Public Library is now offering virtual programming while the building is physically closed to the public. Teen events will be hosted on Discord and adult events on Zoom, and the links to join the events can be found on the library's website.

The second 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.

Halloween Haunt Hunt from Tourism Moose Jaw has been released, featuring a list of local addresses with spooky Halloween decorations for residents to tour either on foot or in their vehicle over the next week. Tour information is available from Tourism Moose Jaw until Halloween. 

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 annual Moostletoe Studio Tours is cancelled this year.

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.

The Saskatchewan Provincial Election is on Oct. 26.

The 8th Annual Paws for Pledges Radiothon for the Moose Jaw Humane Society will take place on Nov. 6.

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.

The Moose Jaw municipal election is on Nov. 9.

A Drive Thru Fall Supper from the Church of Our Lady will take place on Nov. 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meal will be prepared and individually packaged by Charlotte’s Catering. Tickets are $20 per meal and must be purchased in advance. Cash, cheque or e-transfer is accepted. For tickets, contact Dennis at 1 (306) 631-1019, Rene at 1 (306) 694-0512, Rose M

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.

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 are at the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Assoc range (276 Home St East, Moose Jaw) and the cost of each is $125.  For more information contact Nolan at 1 (306) 313-7715 or sodasprings@sasktel.net.

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 in instead, with the competitor’s video submission deadline on Oct. 22. There 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.

Businesses/Facilities

Health clinics, businesses, and all other services are now allowed to be open to the public.

Childcare facilities are open, with prior guidelines still in place.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is phasing in health services, including an increase in certain surgeries and diagnostic imaging, immunizations, and mental health services.

Visitors are still not allowed in any hospitals, clinics, or continuing care facilities operated by the Saskatchewan Health Region. Some exceptions may be made for compassionate reasons, such as family visiting a patient for end of life care, or family of patients prior to major surgery. All community gatherings at SHA-operated facilities are on hold, as are volunteer services from those over the age of 65. Increased restrictions are in place for facilities in Saskatoon and other north central areas.

The Gift Shop and the Canteen Cart at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital will be closed until further notice. 

Casinos Moose Jaw and Regina are now open, with reduced hours from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the week, in addition to other COVID-19 safety precautions such as visitor screening, reduced capacity, and staggered seating availability. Gaming services are limited to slot machines at this time, with live tables closed until further notice.

Leisure Time Bingo is open, with a reduced capacity of 70 people at a time. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There is no late-night program running at this time.

The Tunnels of Moose Jaw is closed, but can be contacted by phone at 1 (306) 693-5261 or email at info@tunnelsofmoosejaw.com.

The Moose Jaw Exhibition Company has cancelled all upcoming events for the time being, and will not be accepting drop-in, overnight, or new tenants on the grounds until further notice. 

Restaurants

Restaurants, lounges, bars, and nightclubs are open at full capacity, following physical distancing guidelines.


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