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Canada Games Complex could open next week

A number of other city services and facilities, including several arenas, will slowly start to reopen this month and next.
Canada Games Complex Deck
The Canada Games Complex in Thunder Bay (FILE)

THUNDER BAY – The Canada Games Complex is expected to get the go-ahead to reopen sometime next week.

The City of Thunder Bay on Tuesday announced the facility, which has been closed since March because of COVID-19, will open the week of Sept. 21 to Sept. 25, with a number of restrictions in place.

Babysitting services and towel rentals are not available at this time. Capacity will be limited in work-out areas and program registration and pre-bookings will be required for the pool, squash courts and fitness programs.

Phone 684-3311 to book pool, squash or fitness activities.

To register for swim lessons, phone 625-8463.

The city said it expects to open a number of arenas by month's end. Delaney Arena has a Sept. 21 target date, while Port Arthur Arena is slated to open on Sept. 27. Grandview and Neebing Arena, along with Fort William Gardens and the Fort William Curling Club, are expected to reopen by mid-October. 

Additionaly, West Arthur older adult programming is planned to resume on Sept. 24, with limited registered and drop-in programs and limited hours on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Neighbourhood recreation programs at Westmount, St. Thomas and St. Margaret schools are anticipated to return late in September, but participants must attend the school where the program is provided. 

Finally, the Baggage Arts building will be open in early October for limited programming and rentals. 


Leith Dunick

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