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RM of Gimli Reopening Plan as of June 5, 2020

Updated July 29, 2020


Gimli Recreation Office

-         Opening Date: June 1, 2020

-         Hours of Operation: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

-         Number of Patrons: 2

-         Distancing signage put in place

-         Line markings on floor for distancing

-         Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing


Fitness Centre

-         Opening Date: June 8, 2020

-         Hours of Operation: 6:00am-10:00pm

-         Number of Patrons: 22

-         Distancing and Sanitizing signage put in place.

-         Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing.

-         Users to self-screen for health prior to entering Fitness Centre.

-         1 shower available in each change room.

-         Remaining Showers and Saunas closed.

-         Locker rooms available but patrons are encouraged to arrive dressed for workout and keep time in locker room to a minimum.

-         Patrons expected to sanitize/wipe down equipment before AND after use.

-         Drop in passes not available at this time.


Gimli Aquatic Centre

-         Opening Date: July 15, 2020

-         Hours of Operation: Available a

-         Number of Patrons: 120

-         Distancing signage put in place

-         Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing.

-         Dedicated staff on duty to monitor physical distancing.

-         Line markings on ground at features (slides, diving board, etc.) for distancing.

-         Tables and seating spaced for distancing.

-         Indoor showers closed.

-         Change rooms available but patrons are encouraged to arrive dressed for swimming and keep time in locker room to a minimum.


Gimli Beach

-         Washroom Opening Date: South Washroom Currently Open, North Washroom June 5, 2020

-         Hours of Operation: 8:00am-8:00pm

-         Distancing signage put in place.

-         Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing.

-         Picnic tables spaced for distancing.

-         Enhanced garbage pickup.

A number of "Physical Distancing” reminder signs (2’x4’ in size) will be placed in various locations by the boardwalk by June 10th. Additional signs will be strategically placed in the sand along the main beach at the start of each day to further remind all beach users of the Provincial physical distancing directive. As in the past, Gimli’s By-Law Enforcement Officer will be patrolling the beach area on a regular basis to ensure municipal bylaws are being adhered to. 

Picnic benches that are situated along the boardwalk and Gimli Park are being secured in place so that they can’t be pulled together to support large gatherings.  All picnic benches will also be subject to enhanced cleaning/sanitation on a daily basis.


Gimli Sports Park (Baseball Diamonds & Soccer Fields)

-         Opening Date: June 15, 2020

-         Number of Patrons: 50 per diamond (combined players and spectators)

-         Distancing signage put in place

-         Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing.

-         Prior to getting use approval, user groups expected to provide outline of their plan for enforcing Physical Distancing and their plan for cleaning and sanitizing.


Splash Park (Gimli Pavilion Park)

-         Opening Date: June 30, 2020

-         Number of Patrons: 30 while maintaining appropriate physical distancing.

-         Signs posted notifying users of number of allowed people on pad at one time.


Gimli Recreation Summer Day Camp (Gimli Pavilion)

-         Opening Date: June 15, 2020

-         Number of Campers: Maximum 30/day

-         Campers screened for health each morning.

-         Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing.

-         Camper distancing measures in place.

-         Camp supplies kept separate for each camper.

-         Utilizing outdoor play areas as priority over indoor activities.

-         Use of games and activities that encourage Physical Distancing and Separation.


RM of Gimli Parks & Playgrounds

-         Opening Date: May 4, 2020

-         Distancing Signage put in place.

-         Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing


*Please note that all information provided is subject to change. These dates, capacities and restrictions are in place based upon the Restoring Services Plan put forth by the Province of Manitoba.



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