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Lac La Biche County and New Provincial COVID-19 Regulations (Updated June 13, 2021)

Post Date:06/02/2021 12:00 PM

Lac La Biche County Recreation Facilities, Programs, and Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Province’s announcement of its "Open for Summer" plan means that County facilities, programs, and services can begin returning to regular operations. Below is a list of different recreation and social service programs that the County runs, and how each stage of Alberta's re-opening plan will affect what can be safely offered.

Please note that all details are subject to change based on Alberta Health Services' restrictions, and that these dates are based on current estimates from the Government of Alberta. The timing of each stage may shift depending on the ever-changing state of the pandemic in Alberta.

UPDATE (June 13, 2021): Due to a staff-related tragedy, the Bold Center will not be reopening as originally planned on Monday, June 14. Instead, the facilities will be open for stage two activities (as outlined on our website) on Wednesday, June 16. However, the food court at the Bold Center, outdoor sports fields at the Bold Center, and Portage Pool will be available as originally planned on Monday, June 14.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.

Area Stage 1 (June 1, 2021) Stage 2 (June 14, 2021) Stage 3 (July 5, 2021)
Bold Center Front Desk Hours Monday to Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday: closed
Doors open for pick-ups.

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-10 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9 am-5 pm
*Begins June 16, 2021

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-10 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9 am-5 pm
Fitness Centre and Field Houses Closed due to restrictions.

Monday-Friday: 6 am-10 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9 am-5 pm
Open for drop-ins and personal training.
*Begins June 16, 2021

Monday-Friday: 6 am-10 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9 am-5 pm
Open for drop-ins and personal training.
Indoor Facilities Available for wedding and funeral rentals (receptions must be held outdoors). Available for all rentals with restrictions on numbers. Available for all rentals.
Bold Center Arenas Closed due to restrictions.

Available for open ice.
*Begins June 16, 2021

Available for open ice.
Portage Pool Closed due to restrictions. Monday-Friday: 11 am-3 pm (lane swim: booking required), 4:30 pm-6 pm (public swim: reduced capacity), 6 pm-7 pm (lane swim: booking required).
Saturday: 12 pm-1 pm (lane swim: booking required), 1 p -3 pm (family swim), 3 pm-5 pm (public swim)
Sunday: 12 pm-1 pm (lane swim: booking required), 1 pm-5 pm (Toonie swim)
Open (see attached schedule). Follow Portage Pool on Facebook for more information.
Paul Richard Memorial Spray Park Closed Open Friday, June 11 at 9 am.  
Recreation Memberships N/A due to restrictions.

Memberships will be unfrozen at client's request.
*Begins June 16, 2021.

All memberships will be unfrozen.
Equipment Rentals Rental equipment available for outdoor use. Rental equipment available for indoor and outdoor use. Rental equipment available for indoor and outdoor use.
Fitness Programs Fitness classes will continue online. Personal training is available. Small groups can train in-person. Personal training is available. The biking group starts June 17. See the Bold Center's Facebook page for more information. In-person and virtual options will be available for fitness classes starting July 5, using the curling rink for physical distancing. Register online at www.boldcenter.ca/activellbc.
Recreation & Culture Programs Spring session begins.
Registrations for summer programs begin.

*Begins June 16, 2021

  • Summer Shack program will run Monday-Friday 12:30-4:30 pm for ages 6-12 starting July 5 at Dumasfield and Young's Beach playgrounds.
  • Look for the Park & Play Fun Van at area parks.
  • Volleyball and Basketball Sports Camps open.
  • Register online at www.boldcenter.ca/activellbc.
Aquatic Programs N/A N/A Lessons start July 5. Register online at www.boldcenter.ca/activellbc.
FCSS/Young Family Connections Virtual programs, package pick-ups, and the Mental Health Challenge are available. See the FCSS Facebook page for more information. Wheeling Wednesdays will be offered in-person. See the FCSS Facebook page for more information. In-person programs offered include: Child Mind camps, Art in the Park (ages 0-6), Super Kids (ages 7-9), Teen Social Club (13-17), Tween Scene (ages 10-12), and Junior Family Summer Fun. See the FCSS Facebook page


For all COVID-19 Provincial / AHS restrictions and information, visit this link
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Other County Facilities and Services

The following changes apply to County facilities, programming and services. Please also ensure that you familiarize yourself with the Government of Alberta's enhanced public health measures, and be sure to follow all of those that apply to you and your family.

 

Bill Payment Options 

McArthur Place

  • To accommodate tax season, McArthur Place will be open to the public starting Monday, June 7. McArthur Place accepts all types of payments for all County services, including taxes, accounts receivable payments, and utilities.
  • Keep in mind that mandatory masking is still in place, and required in all County facilities (unless exemptions for specific activities apply). Please avoid visiting County facilities if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 according to Alberta Health Services' guidelines.
  • If you plan to meet with a County staff member, it is preferred to contact them by phone, email, or other virtual methods. Please consult our online staff directory, or call 780-623-1747 for assistance.

County Centre

  • County Centre will be open to the public starting Monday, June 14. Staff will only accept electronic payments for services provided at County Centre (such as equipment rentals or development permit fees).
  • Keep in mind that mandatory masking is still in place, and required in all County facilities (unless exemptions for specific activities apply). Please avoid visiting County facilities if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 according to Alberta Health Services' guidelines.
  • If you plan to meet with a County staff member, it is preferred to contact them by phone, email, or other virtual methods. Please consult our online staff directory, or call 780-623-1747 for assistance.

Stuart MacPherson Public Library

Reuse Centres at County Landfills and Transfer Stations

  • Reuse centres at County landfills and transfer stations are now open.

Outdoor Trails, Parks, Playgrounds, and Ice Rinks

  • Outdoor trails, parks, and playgrounds remain available to the public, but users must follow all Alberta Health Services' guidelines and restrictions.

Stay Posted for Further Updates

COVID-19 regulations are continually being clarified and changed, and we will provide updates as soon as we are able. Please stay tuned to the Lac La Biche County, Bold Center, Portage Pool, Lac La Biche County Family & Community Support Services, and Young Family Connections Facebook pages, along with our website, for more information as it develops.

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