September 01, 2020 | Published in
PLANNING AND OPERATIONAL UPDATE
There are a few areas management and the Board have spent time on over the summer months,
Updates for the End of August
We have done our best to review all relevant documentation and to ensure that we have the best plan for consideration at this time. As we know, things will remain fluid and are subject to review as we progress through the fall. That being said, we do have a foundation that we are working through and are happy to review our thoughts as of today on how we will operate based on the approval of our plan.
We will continue to provide updates and additional communications as we work through our planning for our upcoming season. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer and the excellent weather. Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts or ideas regarding the upcoming season. We are looking forward to seeing you on the slopes this winter!
Craig MacDonald Katherine Tremble-Taylor
General Manager Board Chair
Caledon Ski Club
ALPINE PROGRAM UPDATE
I hope this email finds you well.
We are busy planning for next season and, at this point, while we are considering different scenarios on how we are going to operate programs, both Recreation and Competitive, we are still in the formulation stage but have many viable options to consider. Program age categories will essentially be grouped the same as previously but we are looking at different times for the classes, making some previously full day programs into half day programs, adding extra sessions and creating multiple lunch periods in order to allow all Members equal access to the Club's cafeterias and facilities due to Covid-19 and the expected reduced capacities as per Health Department regulations. These measures are all taken with the goal of creating physical distancing and safe chairlift procedures that, with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), will result in an excellent season.
There are still many things to consider, however, in general, through the many calls I have been on with industry partners and peers, everyone feels very positive about running outdoor programs with proper PPE. With face coverings, gloves and goggle usage we believe that both staff and participants will be protected.
Some of the things that we are considering are private lessons only, or parent assisted lessons, for 4 years of age and younger, small groups (2:1 ratio) for ages 5-7, larger groups or team sessions for eight years old and above, altering the times programs are delivered so we can use the lodges in a quantity controlled environment. These changes are being considered so all Members can access the lodges and use the Club in a safe and equitable fashion.
We will have this information available for everyone by September 23rd. Registration will begin October 15th. Any changes to the published information will be reflected in the online registration pages and we will make every effort to inform you of changes as they occur.
As community Members and staff of the Caledon Ski Club we appreciate your continued support and understanding of the challenging situation we are all facing as we navigate our way through this “new normal.” Rest assured that the Club has been working hard to create a safe and functional environment to meet the needs for our Members.
I look forward to catching up with you soon.
Alpine Program Director
As of Tuesday September 8, the West Lodge Administration Office will be open from 9am to 4pm.
Please note that if you are entering the Lodge, you are required to wear a mask and sign-in at the desk by the door.
If you wish to access your locker, please stop by the West Lodge Office to pick up the key.
Please practice social distancing while in the Lodge or in the Locker Buildings.
Annual Member Statement
The Annual Statements were sent via email, unless you had previously specified otherwise, on Monday July 13, 2020. If you did not receive your statement, please double check your junk mail then email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to forward you a copy.
Please note that accounts must be paid in full in order to register for any Alpine Programs, both Recreation and Competitive.
Payments can be made via cheque, E-Transfer (please use your Member Number for your security question), On-line Banking (please use your Member Number for your Account Number) or Plastiq (Third Party Credit Card Processor which charges you 2.5%)
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