Spring is here! Let’s get outside but still be vigilant!

It is very exciting to hear that more and more people are getting vaccinated every day, and it is good to pin our hopes on the vaccine. We must keep in mind that the battle against the COVID-19 virus is not over yet. It takes three weeks for the vaccine to take effect, and you will need the 2nd dose before it will take its full effect. Even after that, it does not prevent you from catching or spreading the virus. It does, however, reduce your chances of getting sick and of ending up in hospital.

Normally at this time of year, we are getting organized for Park Playdates.  Just last week, I was so excited about the summer to come that I announced the start-up of this activity a bit it too quickly.  Unfortunately, we have had to take a step back due to the pandemic. For the time being, we will not be able to offer Park Playdates this year.  Of course, we will re-evaluate based on any updates to the measures and adjust accordingly.

Park Playdates may be on hold, but check out these other suggestions

Just because we won’t be offering Park Playdates doesn’t mean that you can’t get out and explore our city’s fantastic parks on your own or with your families this summer.  Check out this amazing guide to our local park system created by EPIQ volunteers Grace Harris and Amanda Heath!

Hoping for a quick melt of the snow and looking forward to warmer days to come!  In the meantime, be sure to check out all the safety measures in effect in our region.

Jessica Price, Interim Family Matters Coordinator

Sending my best regards,


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