COVID-19 Update - updated Nov. 25, 2020
The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) made an announcement on Nov. 18 extending the restrictions announced on November 8 and implementing new restrictions, in effect until December 7, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.   

Updates and Extensions of Changes to Services:
Mandatory Masks: All patrons visiting the Rec Centre Customer Service, Art Gallery, and  Fitness Centre will be required to wear a mask throughout their entire visit to the facility.  A reminder that an informed consent is signed upon a patrons first visit to the centre following new COVID-19 protocols. This signed agreement requires all users to follow City of Pitt Meadows COVID-19 protocols which now include mandatory masks in all indoor spaces. Disposable masks will be available at customer service, if needed. This requirement is due to the implementation of an “Emergency Act in Place” mandating the requirement for wearing a mask in all public indoor and retail spaces.  Mask Wearing Regulations for Children:
11 years old and under: Recommended, but not required by the province, to be worn within our facilities and programs .
12 years and older: Required by the province, to be worn within our facilities and programs.
Group Fitness: By order of the Provincial Health Officer, all group spin classes, hot yoga and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are suspended indefinitely. All other group indoor physical activities are temporarily suspended. 
Updated public health guidance for these activities will be available by November 30. Businesses will need to update their COVID-19 safety plans to comply with the new guidance and post it publicly before resuming these activities. 
Temporarily suspended group indoor activities include:
    • Dance studios
    • Martial arts
    • Yoga
    • Pilates
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
Weightroom: facility is open and as stated by Dr. Henry, masks are mandatory the entire time you are in a public space including while working out.  This service may continue if physical distancing and safety measures have been put in place. When the facility re-opened in September the following procedures were implemented and continue: health screening upon each visit, hand sanitization upon entering the facility, distribution of individual cleaning kits to each customer, staffing of the weightroom area to ensure compliance with physical distancing and cleaning.
Skating Lessons: continue with physical distancing measures in place. Please note that no spectators are permitted.
Sports: Games, competitions and practices can continue with no spectators (indoors or outdoors) and no travel. Travel to, from and between regions for athletic activities like games, competitions, training and practice is restricted under this order. Visit viaport.ca for further information
Kids Gym program: aligning with school activities and daycares that were not affected by this announcement. Mask Wearing Regulations for Children:
11 years old and under: Recommended, but not required by the province, to be worn within our facilities and programs .
12 years and older: Required by the province, to be worn within our facilities and programs.
Facility Bookings: all are cancelled at all Pitt Meadows facilities.
Open Art Studio: cancelled at this time.

All effected registered programs will have a credit placed on account. Please contact customer service to request a refund at 604.465.2470.
City staff will be working to notify all impacted users as soon as possible.

OPEN ART STUDIO 

The City of Pitt Meadows is excited to offer space twice a month at the South Bonson Community Centre for a free drop-in Open Art Studio. We welcome artists from beginners to those more experienced who are passionate about visual arts and want to work, learn, share and engage with other like-minded people in the community!

Join our Feature Artist each quarter who will touch on everything from the basics such as perspective, colour and sketching to interesting techniques such as palette knife painting. 

Please bring your own supplies and do not share with others as a safety precaution against Covid-19.  Tables and chairs will be provided. Just a reminder that this is a self-led drop-in session, set-up/tear down and clean-up is expected by those that attend.  Space is limited to 12 artists per session, one artist per table. Other Covid-19 safety measures will be posted inside the room. We hope to see you there!

Sessions days and times have been adjusted to accommodate a phased approach to the reopening of this facility.  These new sessions will take place the first and third Tuesday of every month starting on September 15 from 9am - 12pm and will be re-assessed as we move forward with reopening plans.

Upcoming Sessions are:

November 17 - CANCELLED
December 1 - CANCELLED
December 15 - CANCELLED

Feature Artist

Feature Artists will begin each session with a one-hour workshop followed by two hours of open studio time where you will remain in attendance to answer questions and give constructive feedback and suggestions. Each workshop will be on a specific topic/technique and will be for all skill levels. Topics can range from specific techniques to professional development.The City of Pitt Meadows is looking for experienced instructors and professional visual artists to be one of the Feature Artists for our Open Art Studio. These drop-in sessions occur twice a month:  First Thursday of the month and the third Wednesday of the month (TBC) and to be eligible you must be available for both days.

Feature Artists will be chosen based on their experience, topic of the workshop and suitability.

Commitment & Compensation:

In order to provide a variety of techniques to the community, a different feature artist will be chosen for each of the following quarters:

2021 Dates (These dates are tentative)

WinterFebFeb. 4 & 17
SpringMayMay 6 & 19
SummerAugustAug. 5 & 18
FallNovemberNov. 4 & 17

Session times are as follows (this does not include set-up/take-down time):

                        First Thursday of the month              9:30 am to 12:30 pm (To be confirmed)

                        Third Wednesday of the month         6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (To be confirmed)

Compensation will be based on Carfac rates. Transportation, materials and preparation time is not included in this fee and is the responsibility of the Artist.

Requirements:

  • Application
  • CV or resume detailing experience as an instructor and/or workshops given
  • Workshop proposal - including title, details of workshop
  • Visual support material

Application  Form

Deadline:

            Applications accepted until positions are filled for 2021

Please contact:  artsandculture@pittmeadows.ca if you have any questions.

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