Recreation programs cancelled and facilities to close

SDG – As a preventative measure to minimize the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVD-19), a number of recreation programs are being cancelled or postponed, and facilities in the region are being closed.

In South Dundas, the municipality has cancelled all March Break recreation programming. Programming  and facility bookings are cancelled up until April 6th. South Dundas will re-evaluate at that point if further cancellations are required.

Municipal offices will be open during regular hours hours during the next week. Tax payments and many services can be completed through online banking or via the South Dundas website.

Hockey Canada cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 playoffs at all levels including minor and junior hockey. This means that game five of the Atom C championship series between the South Dundas Lions C1 team and the Smiths Falls Bears will not be played.

SkateOntario has cancelled the balance of the competitive season. All events are now cancelled including this year’s Morrisburg and District Skating Club showcase set for April 4th.

South Dundas Soccer has cancelled its planned March 20th registration in Iroquois, check the website for more details. Plans are to hold registrations later in March.

The Leo Boivin AAA Classic Hockey Showcase announced Thursday night it would cancel the tournament for 2020. The Ottawa Senators Alumni game scheduled for March 25th has also been cancelled.

The SDG Library system will close all branches at the end of day March 14th.

Over in South Stormont all recreation programming and facility rentals have been cancelled until at least April 5th. The Township of North Dundas has done the same.

In Cornwall, the city is closing all recreation facilities from March 16 to April 5th including the Benson Centre, Civic Complex, Aquatic Centre, and Early ON centres. The Aquatic Centre will close March 13th at 10:30 p.m. Some planned events like the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Home and Garden Show have been cancelled. Check with events to see if they are cancelled or postponed. All March Break programming has been cancelled.

SDSG Eric Duncan’s constituency office in Cornwall, and satellite offices in Winchester and Morrisburg will be closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. Staff will still handle email and telephone inquiries. The MP’s volunteer income tax clinic is shuttered until further notice.

Classes at St. Lawrence College’s three campuses have been cancelled for the week of March 16-20.

This article will be updated as the situation develops.

*Last updated on March 14 at 4:00 p.m.

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