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COVID-19 Update | Transitioning to Red Phase: January 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update | YMCA of Greater Saint John Temporarily Closes Fitness Facilities The YMCA of Greater Saint John has temporarily closed our fitness facilities as of January 20, 2021, following the government announcement that Zone 2 (Saint John) is among the regions that has transitioned to the Red Phase of the GNB COVID-19 Recovery Plan. This includes the Saint John Regional Y and the Irving Oil Field House with the exception of their Child Care wings, which provide essential services. Your Y Membership All memberships and payments will be placed on hold and we will not be accepting or processing any cancellations or extending holds while we are closed. As soon as we return to Orange or Yellow Phase, all memberships will be automatically removed from hold and your regular payment schedule restarted immediately. If your situation changes, please feel free to reach out to our membership team once [...]

COVID-19 Exposure at the Saint John Regional Y

COVID-19 Exposure at the Saint John Regional YMCA: January 4, 2021, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Public Health has advised us that there was an exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Saint John Regional Y on January 4, 2021, between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Public Health is advising staff and patrons who scanned into the Regional Y through Membership on the specified time and date — regardless of their location within the building — to self-monitor for symptoms until midnight of January 19, 2021 (i.e. for 14 days).  Thanks to our card scanning system and online program registrations, Public Health has been contacting all members, staff, and volunteers who were in direct contact by phone. COVID-19 Symptoms & Testing It can take up to 14 days for someone to have symptoms after exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (temperature greater than 38 [...]

COVID-19 Update | Transitioning Back to Orange Phase: January 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update | Transitioning Back to Orange Phase: January 6, 2021 The Government of New Brunswick has announced that the entire province, including the Saint John region (Zone 2), will be moving into the Orange Phase of the Provincial Recovery Plan effective midnight, January 6, 2021. All of the YMCA of Greater Saint John's facilities will remain open; however, there will be adjustments made to programs and operations to keep our members, staff, and community safe from the spread of COVID-19. Membership The Saint John Regional Y and Irving Oil Field House Fitness Centres remain open to our members but the following changes will be implemented. Active Screening Table will return with mandatory temperature checks upon entering the facility and answering screening questions. All locker rooms and team change rooms are temporarily closed. Members are asked to bring only their spill-proof water bottles and indoor footwear. Coat racks [...]

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Canadian Food Culture and Seasonal Eating

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Canadian Food Culture and Seasonal Eating In this session, we will talk about Canadian culture around food throughout the year and what is traditional foods in the area. How do Canadians change the way they cook through the year? What do they change about their diet through the seasons? What programs are offered in the community to get involved? Come be a part of the discussion! This sessions will be in English only. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ILOGY_oSR-CEt8kKWRYmbA For more information, please contact Erin: e.stewart@saintjohny.ca.

Canadian Food Culture and Seasonal Eating (Multilingual) In this session, we will talk about Canadian culture around food throughout the year and what is traditional foods in the area. How do Canadians change the way they cook through the year? What do they change about their diet through the seasons? What programs are offered in the community to get involved? Come be a part of the discussion! Register in advance for this webinar: Mandarin Interpretation - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nX5ZGDvrTM23L96p7AWlKA Arabic Interpretation: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z_0lRf5vQ6-np3K8HaqGLA Somali Interpretation: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oKkxYw2vSjCVsg36rbbf2w For more information, please contact Erin: e.stewart@saintjohny.ca.

SSELT: Sales and Retail

February 22 @ 9:00 am - April 16 @ 3:00 pm

SSELT: Sales and Retail In this program, we will learn essential retail communication skills such as language surrounding using cash registers, customer-first focus , closing a sale, applying for jobs, working in Canada, and job interviews.   LINC 4+ is required. This program will run from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. To register contact Rohina:  r.singh@saintjohny.ca  The registration cut off will be Jan 22, 2021.

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