The pandemic has created some new challenges in how WAAC conducts classes and activities. From new social distancing and cleaning protocols and extra cleaning costs; to limited numbers allowed, we have revamped how classes and activities are set up. Pre-registration is required for all visits to the Centre, as the provincial government has set limits on numbers allowed. Our financial situation has been deeply affected by the loss of major fundraisers – weekly Bingos have been cancelled since mid-March/20 and thousands projected from WAMBO also lost. These fundraisers and others we held monthly, heavily subsidized WAAC fitness programs. Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre can no longer run exercise classes where the expenses far exceed revenue obtained. Members will note a slight increase in fees reflecting this. Social distance requirements and room size lead to a maximum number of participants allowed in class and the new minimum number of participants, minimizes the loss to conduct the class. Those Instructors willing to work within the new boundaries are excited to get back at it. Welcome back Diane, Sandra, Jeanette and Fran! We have established a four week trial period for the gradual reopening. Review and refinement will occur as we adjust to the new way of doing business. WAAC Board of Directors appreciates all the supportive messages and looks forward to seeing those who can join us this fall!

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