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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.

Education:

The provincial government has announced that all schools in Saskatchewan, from pre-kindergarten to high school, will be closed beginning Mar. 20. Distance learning resources will be made available from teachers beginning Mar. 27.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has cancelled and programming and classes for the remainder of this week. Online courses and alternative delivery options will begin on Mar. 23. Students will receive more information on Mar. 20. All non-essential events are also cancelled. Campuses remain open but with limited services.

The University of Regina has suspended all classes, including on-campus and online courses, from Mar. 16-19 and will be providing instruction from a distance for the remainder of the semester. A decision about how final exams will be conducted is yet to be made.

Organizations:

SGI is no longer offering road tests until further notice. Those who have already booked an appointment will be notified to reschedule.

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 closed to the public, beginning Mar. 17, cancelling all upcoming events.

The Wakamow Valley Authority office is closed to the public as of Mar. 18, with staff continuing to take phone calls and emails.

The Moose Jaw Police Service is suspending some services such as criminal record checks, inspection tickets and civilian fingerprinting until further notice, although the building on Fairford St. remains open.

City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.

The Festival of Words office is closed to the public beginning Mar. 18, but can be contacted by phone or email.

Tourism Moose Jaw will be closed until further notice but is available to be contacted by phone or email.

1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps Royal Canadian Army Cadets is cancelled until at least Apr. 3. 

The Moose Jaw Elks Lodge No. 7 has cancelled its Friday meat draws and Wednesday night dart league until further notice.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 59 has cancelled the following events until further notice: darts, curling, Tuesday cribbage, Friday night suppers and the Legion's annual Sports Banquet.

Trinity United Church is now closed. For further information, call the church office at 306-692-5445.

TOPS Chapters across Canada are cancelling weigh-ins and meetings until Apr. 12.

The Moose Jaw Multicultural Council is closing its office and the Newcomer Centre to the public beginning Mar. 17 until further notice. Staff and settlement workers are still available to contact through phone or other digital communication. 

The Moose Jaw & District Senior Association will be closing Timothy Eaton Gardens and Timothy Eaton Cafe on Mar. 17 at 4 p.m. until further notice.

The Cosmo Centre will be closed until April 30.

The Moose Jaw Public Library is now closed until further notice. Book deadlines will be extended to accommodate, and overdue fines will be waived for the time being.

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery will be closing from Mar. 16-30. All events and programs during this time will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date. The AGM will be held on Mar. 26 at 7 p.m. as a Zoom Meeting video conference, so that members can participate from home.

All grief support groups from Jones-Parkview are cancelled until further notice.

The Moose Jaw Exhibition Company has postponed its AGM scheduled for March 24.

South Central ECIP has indefinitely suspended all home visits and has cancelled all Learn and Playu and Zumbini groups effective immediately.

Hunger in Moose Jaw will be closing from Mar. 20 to Apr. 1, postponing all programming indefinitely.

The Good Food Box will be cancelled for Mar. 24.

Yara Community Garden's registration night for returning members on Mar. 25 has been cancelled, to be rescheduled at a later date.

Prairie Hearts Quilters Guild will not have meetings in March and April.

Bel Coro, which meets on Monday evenings at the Moose Jaw Public Library, has cancelled meetings until further notice.

All Girl Guide meetings and events have been cancelled until at least April 14.

The Moose Jaw Humane Society is suspending all volunteer activities and opportunities at the shelter until further notice and will be closed to the public for the next two weeks. Adoptions and cremations are still available by appointment, as are emergency services.

SCRAPS has closed its 9 Lives Boutique at the Town 'n' Country Mall until further notice.

The Moose Jaw Genealogical Society has cancelled their monthly meetings at the Moose Jaw Public Library until further notice.

Joe’s Place Youth Centre has closed its cenre to the public and has cancelled programs until further notice.

Moose Jaw Pride has cancelled its scheduled events for Gender Diversity and Awareness Week on Mar. 22-28, to be re-scheduled at a later date.

Moose Jaw Families for Change has cancelled all upcoming community events and has postponed regular programming.

Heritage Saskatchewan has cancelled all heritage fair events in the province.

Sports and Recreation

All gyms and fitness centres are closed by mandate of the provincial government, as part of the state of emergency declaration on Mar. 18.

The Western Hockey League has suspended the remainder of the 2019-20 season indefinitely. 

The Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League has been cancelled. 

Moose Jaw Minor Hockey has closed the office to the public, effective immediately. You can reach the MJMHA via admin@mjhockey.com.

The Moose Jaw Skating Club has postponed its annual Ice Show from Mar. 15 to a later, undetermined date. 

Gymtastiks has cancelled pre-school drop-in gymnastics for the rest of March. As of Mar. 16, classes are suspended. 

Martial arts classes, including programs at Empire School, are cancelled.

Moose Jaw Little League has postponed the 2020 season evaluations that were scheduled for Mar. 21.

Moose Jaw Special Olympics has cancelled all programming until May 1, including bowling, floor hockey, curling, bocce ball, and the Active Start and FUNdamentals youth programming. The board meeting will also be rescheduled for May 7. 

The Moose Jaw Kinsmen Flying Fins have cancelled their upcoming trip to Manitoba for the ManSask swim tournament on Mar. 11-15. Additionally, all training is cancelled until further notice.

Ringside Wrestling has postponed its show in Moose Jaw scheduled for Mar. 27.

Wrestling Canada has postponed the Junior and Senior Championships on Mar. 27-29 and the U17 and U19 Canadian Championships on April 3-5. 

The Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation has cancelled its Walleye Challenge, which was scheduled for June 12 and 13.

JJ Soccor Ltd. will be closed until further notice.

The Moose Jaw Tennis Club is now shut down until further notice, including both indoors and outdoors.

Events

All recreational and entertainment venues are closed by mandate of the provincial government, as part of the state of emergency declaration.

Arts and Culture:

Tenille Arts has postponed her Apr. 9 show at the Cultural Centre to a later date.

Little Chicago Entertainment has postponed their Murder at the Juice Joint event on Mar. 29 until further notice. Tickets that have been purchased already will be honoured on the rescheduled date, which will be announced later.

The Humane Society Bookstore will be postponing it's Fill-A-Bag for $10 sale while the shelter is closed over the next two weeks. The sale will return when the shelter reopens to the public.

The Moose Jaw Francophone Association has cancelled their annual Tintamarre gathering on Mar. 17.

The Louisiana Hayride Show at the Cultural Centre on Mar. 18 will be rescheduled for June 22 at 7:30 p.m. All purchased tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled date.

LitCon 2020 from the Festival of Words on Mar. 21 has been postponed.

Christien Tassan et les Impostuers at the Cultural Centre on Mar. 21 will be rescheduled, date undecided.

Dance Images by BJ has cancelled their upcoming Dance for Hunger fundraiser on Mar. 22, but will be considering alternate options to continue fundraising for the Food Bank.

The Festival of Words has cancelled the upcoming Library Book Club meeting on Mar. 26. 

The Heartland Hospice event, "An Evening Under the Stars" has been postponed. It will now be held on Sept. 24.

The Performer's Cafe on Mar. 27 and on Apr. 30 has been cancelled.

Always ABBA at the Cultural Centre on Mar. 27 will be rescheduled for Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets purchased already will be honoured at the later date.

The Little Princess Ball on Mar. 28 and 29 has been postponed.

The Musical Swing Concert VII, sponsored by 15 Wing Fellowship that was scheduled for Sunday, March 29 has been postponed to a date to be determined in September.

PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd Tribute at the Cultural Centre on Apr. 2 will be rescheduled for Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. All purchased tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled date.

Yesterday Once More at the Cultural Centre on Apr. 3 has been rescheduled to Oct. 9, and all tickets will be honoured for the later date. 

The Australian Wildfire Relief fundraiser concert with The Whiskey Fits, Jolie Blue, Chris Edwards & Friends, and Shawn Adams & Band at the Silo on Apr. 4 has been postponed to a later, undetermined date.

Briercrest Onstage's classical concert scheduled for April 5 has been cancelled.

Artist Laura Hamilton will be changing her annual spring home studio tour on Apr. 5 to an online show and sale through her website from Apr. 3-5.

The upcoming Cineview Series viewing of Military Wives on Apr. 8 has been postponed.

The Saskatchewan Country Music Awards in Regina on Apr. 17-19 will no longer take place due to the ban on gatherings over 250, and the SCMA is considering an alternative option that will be announced on Apr. 5.

The Colours of Spring Fashion show at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery on Apr. 18 has been rescheduled for June 13.

The Moose Jaw Music Festival, which was scheduled to begin April 25, has been cancelled.

The Canadian Mental Health Association's Masquerade Ball, which was scheduled for May 2, has been postponed. A new date has yet to be determined.

Luncheons, Banquets, and Coffee Groups, etc. 

Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers has cancelled their upcoming meeting at St. Aiden Anglican Church on Mar. 23.

The Moose Jaw Humane Society has cancelled its upcoming Jail & Bail fundraiser in April.

The Cosmo Senior Citizen's Centre is cancelling its weekly Monday evening hand and foot canasta games until further notice. They have also cancelled their dance on Mar. 21. All other activities at this time will continue.

The Moose Jaw Shriners' annual gourmet wind-up banquet has been postponed. A new date is to be determined, with the May long weekend a possibility.

The Moose Jaw Superannuated Teachers luncheon for Mar. 18 has been cancelled.

The Moose Jaw Police Service has cancelled their Coffee With A Cop event at the Kinsmen Cafe on Mar. 18, to be rescheduled in the future.

The Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation will be postponing its annual Fish Fry on Mar. 20-21 until June 12-13. All tickets purchased will be honoured at the rescheduled event.

The upcoming Coffee Club at the Western Development Museum on Mar. 25 has been cancelled. 

The Ham & Turkey Bingo hosted by the Knights of Columbus Fr. Gilpin Council on Mar. 29 has been cancelled.

The Order of the Eastern Star soup and sandwich luncheon on April 6 has been cancelled.

The Maundy Thursday Coffee Party at St. Andrew's on April 9 has been cancelled.

Conversation & Coffee: How to Run for Local Leadership at the Hive on Apr. 19 has been postponed until a later date.

The Moose Jaw Right to Life Annual Banquet, which was scheduled for Apr. 24, has been cancelled.

Trade Shows/Craft Shows, etc. 

Zion's annual Flea Market on Mar. 20/21 has been cancelled.

Sukanen Ship & Museum has cancelled the Antiques and Collectibles Show on Mar. 20-21.

The TLC Art & Craft Fair on Mar. 27-28 has been cancelled.

The Thunder Creek Model Train Show at the Western Development Museum on Mar. 28-29 has been postponed until a later date. 

The Moose Jaw Family Home Show scheduled for April 3-4 has been postponed.

The What Women Want trade show on Apr. 24-25 has been cancelled.

Workshops/Conferences:

Motherhood Rising workshop on Mar. 15 has been postponed to a later, undetermined date.

Businesses/Facilities

Effective Mar. 26, all non-essential business services as outlined by the provincial government are no longer offering public-facing services, but may continue offering online, take-out, or delivery services.

The Moose Jaw Express office will be closed to the public beginning Mar. 23. Staff can still be contacted by email, and will still be taking news tips by email. 

Effective Mar. 16, visitors are no longer 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 at end of life care, or family of patients prior to a major surgery. All community gatherings at SHA-operated facilities are on hold, as are volunteer services from those over the age of 65.

All city arenas and facilities, including YaraCentre and the Kinsmen Sportsplex, are now closed until further notice.

The Cultural Centre will be closed to the public beginning Mar. 16, with all events to be rescheduled at a later date. The Box Office can be contacted by phone or email during regular operating hours during this time.

Effective immediately, Points West Living condos are restricted to essential visitors only. Essential visitors are defined as those who provide care necessary for the well-being of a resident and visitors attending to a resident who is an end of life situation. Visitors are restricted to one or two persons at a time and must be immediate family or designated support persons. Visitors will be required to go through a screening process. 

Dance Images by BJ has closed the studio for the time being, and all classes are cancelled as of Mar. 16.

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 have suspended operations.

The Moose Jaw Warriors office is now closed.

Twenty Eight Decor is closed until further notice.

Leisure Time Bingo is now closed until further notice.

Primary Eye Care Centre is closed until March 29. They will re-evaluate at that time. You can still contact the office by phone or email for emergencies.

Behind Closed Doors is closed until further notice.

Discount Plumbing & Heating will be closed beginning Mar. 20 until further notice.

Reitmans will be closed until Mar. 28.

Seaborn's Insurance is closed to walk-in customers for the time being.

The Tunnels of Moose Jaw will be closing its doors beginning Mar. 18, but will be monitoring phone and email.

Little Chicago Entertainment is closed until further notice.

The Perfect Find is closed until further notice.

Wrapture Spa & Boutique has suspended its spa and massage services until April. Staff is still available for contacting and the boutique remains open at this time.

Ellen's On Main Flowers has closed its storefront but is continuing to take orders for deliveries. 

Main Street Dental will be closed beginning Mar. 20 in the afternoon until mid-April. Clients with appointments will be contacted about cancellations.

Jillian's Design Elements will be closed beginning Mar. 21.

Keon's Garden Centre is closed and will re-assess on April 1st. They are still taking telephone or email orders.

Prairie Auto Sales will be closing to the public beginning Mar. 24, but will still show cars by appointment.

Restaurants:

Beginning Mar. 23, all restaurants, lounges, bars, or nightclubs will be closed to the public by mandate of the provincial government, as part of the state of emergency declaration on Mar. 18. Deliver, take-out, and drive-through services are still operating. 

Rosie's On River Street is closed until further notice.

Mitsu Sweet Cafe is closed until further notice beginning Mar. 24.

The Flats Eatery + Drink will be closed beginning Mar. 19 until further notice.

The Kinsmen Cafe is closed until further notice.

Maple Leaf Bakery will be closed indefinitely beginning on Mar. 23.

Smitty's Restaurant and Bugsy's Irish Pub at the Town 'n' Country Mall will be closed until further notice beginning Mar. 19.

Veroba's Family Restaurant will be closed beginning Mar.20 until further notice.

Prairie Oasis Restaurant is closed until further notice.




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