If you’re heading to Strathcona Gardens in Campbell River, best have your ‘BC Vaccine Card’ ready. Proof of vaccination is now required for select activities within the Dogwood St. recreation complex.
The Strathcona Regional District says security is on site enforcing the new mandate, with locals encouraged to arrive earlier than usual to avoid wait times.
Since Monday, Sept. 13th, eligible British Columbians aged 12 and older have needed proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to attend social and recreational settings and events. By Oct. 24th, B.C.’ers will need proof of both doses.
This means all adults 22 years and older must show proof of vaccination before attending arena adult sports at Strathcona Gardens, including all adult ice rentals, programs, and drop-in hockey, plus the weight room or fitness studio.
It’s also required for anyone 12 years and older when attending any ticketed sporting event at the complex, such as Junior B hockey games, and organized events with more than 50 people.
However, swimming pools, public skating, and kids programming in the arenas with less than 50 people, kids recreation programs, and day camps do not require proof of vaccination. It’s also not required for adults supervising kids in the arenas, pools, or other recreation programs.
“The staff at Strathcona Gardens continues to monitor the information and guidelines provided by the Provincial Health Officer and other authorities to ensure the health and safety of staff and the public,” explains senior manager Koreen Gurak.
She continues, “We sincerely appreciate the patience, support, and encouragement we have received from the community as we navigate the new public health order.”