Important Information Update- Modified Stage 2 Lite

As per the most recent provincial announcements regarding new restrictions, the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre will continue to operate programs, services and rentals as scheduled.

Effective Tuesday, October 13th, 2020: AllSports, Fitness, Wellness and Dance classes will be moved virtually or placed on hold until the restriction is lifted. All virtual programming will begin Monday, October 19th, 2020.

Virtual Children’s Programs:
Thursdays – Children’s Hip Hop
Thursdays – Children’s Ballet
Saturdays – Ballet and Fairy Tales
Saturdays – Children’s Ballet
Sundays- Ballet and Fairy Tales
Sundays- Tots and Me Creative Dance

Virtual Seniors Programs:
Monday- Gentle Yoga
Mondays -Tai Chi
Wednesday-Funky Fitness-Intermediate
Wednesday-Gentle Fitness

Virtual Adult Fitness:
Mondays – Body Sculpt and Condition
Mondays – Tai Chi
Tuesday- Yoga
Thursday-Yoga

Cancelled Programs:
Mondays-Children’s Badminton
Tuesdays-Co-ed Adult Badminton
Thursdays-Co-ed Ping Pong (18+)
Saturday-Youth Basketball
Sunday-Children’s Soccer for all ages

The weight room will remain closed during this time.

If you are registered for any of these programs and you do not wish to continue, you can either request a credit or a refund. Please contact our reception staff for further assistance.

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre continues to ensure the safety of our community members and staff team. When attending any program, community members must wear a face mask or face covering. Each person entering the building must go through a screening process which includes providing contact information. Follow all the guidelines in place for physical distancing and hand washing/ hand sanitization.

WNC continues to ensure safety protocols are in place; meet all enhanced health and safety requirements, and perform enhanced cleaning.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We’re all in this together.

Modified Stage 2 Lite Information
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Executive Director Kelly McClure Retirement

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (WNC) announced this morning that Kelly McClure, the Executive Director will be retiring on September 25th, 2020. Until a final decision is made, the Board has named Natasha Francis, currently, Acting Assistant Executive Director of WNC, as the Centre’s new Acting Executive Director beginning September 28th. Natasha started with WNC in 2002. Along with a wealth of experience in the field, Natasha has a BA in Sociology. In addition, Eneyda Guerra, formerly the Supervisor of Children’s Programs who has worked with WNC for a total of 17 years, has been named as the new Acting Assistant Executive Director beginning at the same time. Eneyda comes to the position with a B.A.in Psychology and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. The Board has every confidence that the current team have the management skills to carry the agency forward to its 30th year and beyond.

The board is grateful for the many years Kelly has given to the Waterfront Neighbhourhood Centre. Kelly was first hired in September of 1991 as the Program Director. Since that time, she has been the Assistant Executive Director and finally as the Executive Director in January of 2020.

Linda Ballantyne, Past Chair and Founding Board Member was on the hiring committee when Kelly was first interviewed for the position. “Kelly was our number one choice. She has been an exceptional leader over the past 29 years and along with the management team navigated the agency during this extremely difficult Covid19 reality timeframe”.

“The Board wants to thank Kelly for her longtime commitment to the agency and the community. When Kelly first started in 1991 there was nothing but an empty lot where WNC currently stands. Three portables arrived later in the fall of that year and the Centre was born”, said Saida Said, who serves as WNC’s Board Co-Chair. “Kelly and now retired Executive Director Leona Rodall, fought tirelessly along with the Board of Management, community members and volunteers to get the then named Harbourfront Community Centre built as a permanent facility”.

“Kelly will be missed by many of those she worked with in the community and by the staff and board. The Board is thankful to Kelly for the hard work, compassion and thoughtfulness she has brought to the agency. We wish her the best in her well-deserved retirement”, said Amani Yagob, who also serves as WNC’s Board Co-Chair.

If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Board Co-Chairs.

Welcome Back – Our Doors Will be Opening Very Soon!

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre is excited to announce that limited programs, services and rentals will resume at Monday, September 14th, 2020.

We are eager to welcome each and every one of you back!

Before reopening our programs, we have considered making all necessary arrangements to ensure safety protocols are in place; ensure staff are trained on the new measures and protocols, meet all enhanced health and safety requirements, and open with strict guidelines and limited class schedules.

Please note; we will not be offering our regular program schedule this fall so that we may operate safely with physical distancing, standard ratios, and maximum group size requirements.

As we move towards recovery and the situation evolves, we will keep our community members regularly informed. To keep up-to-date on all the latest information and dates, be sure to visit www.waterfrontnc.ca.

Registration week will begin Tuesday, September 8th. See our program guide for further registration details and important notes. The Fall Program guide is available now!

We want to hear from you!

The Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre’s first priority is to ensure your health and safety. As we continue to plan our re-opening in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic we would appreciate your feedback.

Please click the link below to complete a quick survey, which should take no longer than 5 minutes. This will help us finalize our fall plans, while continuing to adhere to all directives from the City of Toronto, Toronto Public Health and the Government of Ontario.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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