Some sports centres re-open in Ohsweken

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations says they will reopen some of the outdoor sports facilities in Ohsweken as part of the Phase 2.5 of community reopening.

“The opening of the outdoor facilities is a first phase for the Parks and Recreation Department to operate facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Elected Council will continue to monitor the status of the Pandemic at Six Nations of the Grand River and will give consideration to approve a possible move to a second phase such as opening the Gaylord Powless Arena, if conditions allow,” said SNGR in a statement.

Ohsweken’s Parks and Recreation facilities were closed to facilitate the COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

Now the Sports Field, Running Track and Ball Hockey Rink in Ohsweken are reopening on September 28 for reserved use.

Participants can book the facilities on September 21 but must undergo COVID-19 screening before the booking is approved.

“Community cooperation to abide by the COVID-19 protocols will be key to keep our community members safe and is a requirement to move from one phase to the next. If cooperation is not shown by community members, the decision to close the outdoor recreation facilities will happen and movement into the second phase may be delayed or retracted,” said SNGR.

The Splash Pad and Softball Diamonds and Skate Park will remain closed.

“The Skate Park will remain closed, because it promotes a high risk for community members to possibly be injured and Parks and Recreation would like to prevent this type of consequence during this COVID-19 Pandemic,” said a statement from SNGR on the reopening of the facilities.

The Six Nations COVID-19 Information and Assessment Centre will continue to operate outside of the Six Nations Community Hall.

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