Markham Recreation Facilities – Proof of Vaccination

See the latest vaccine announcement from the City of Markham below:

“We look forward to welcoming you back to select City of Markham recreational facilities starting September 13! 
 
While things might look a little different, you can expect to see the same friendly faces and customer service from our staff.
 
As we reopen more programs in person, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and participants continues to be our number one priority.
 
Starting September 22, all visitors to our recreational facilities who are age 12 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (e.g. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series, plus 14 days from last shot).
 
Proof of vaccination will be required at entry, along with photo ID (such as driver’s licence or health card). You can download your vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal or by calling the Provincial Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Exemptions will be permitted for unvaccinated individuals with medical exemptions or under 12 years of age.
 
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine receipt. 
 
An enhanced digital vaccine receipt that features a QR code will be available by the Province of Ontario as of October 22. 
 
For more information about facility reopenings, COVID-19 health and safety protocols, dates and specific services and amenities available at the facilities, visit markham.ca/reopening.
 
To learn more about Ontario’s proof of vaccination program, please visit the provincial website for Frequently Asked Questions
 
Welcome back, Markham. We’ve missed you. We appreciate your continued support to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
 
Thank you for doing your part.
 
-Team Markham”

Fall TSC Programs Coming Soon!

We’re currently working on scheduling TSC Programs in the Thornhill Community Centre to begin September 27.  Activities include Table Tennis, Pickleball, Badminton, Yoga, Tai Chi, Bridge, Euchre, MahJong, Snooker and more.  Cash, TSC Tickets & TSC Punch Cards accepted.

Programs, space and times will be limited and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.  Pre-registration required (details to come).

Stay tuned to the website for more information in the coming weeks!

TSC BBQ at Glynnwood

Many thanks to Sandy and the amazing team at Glynnwood for hosting our Volunteer Appreciation BBQ today. Was great see everyone again! See more pics on our Instagram.

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TSC Volunteer Appreciation BBQ at Glynnwood

patio*All Seating Now Full*

TSC is partnering with Glynnwood to offer a FREE BBQ for Volunteers actively involved with the Club between Sept 2019 and March 2020.  Volunteer status will be confirmed when you reserve.

Date:  Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Location:  Revera – Glynnwood 7700 Bayview Ave. on the outdoor patio beside the pond on north side of building.  Entrance via outdoor walkway (NOT through the building).

Times to choose from (limited spots at each seating):

12:15-12:45 FULLY RESERVED

1:00-1:30 FULLY RESERVED

On the Menu:  BBQ’d jumbo hot dogs, cold pop/ bottled water and ice cream

Parking:  While there are several parking lots available at Glynnwood, spots will be limited.  We highly encourage carpooling, or if possible, park at the Thornhill Community Centre and walk over.

*Please Note:  In keeping with safe social distancing and with limited seating space, the event has been divided into 3 seating times.  To avoid congestion between seatings, please arrive at the patio area at your reserved time (not early!) so the group before you has time to depart.  If your Volunteer friends are unable to reserve your same seating time, you can always meet them before or after and enjoy the rest of the grounds.  There is a large covered Gazebo with seating near the main entrance and benches throughout the property where you can sit and chat.

To reserve your spot, please email Cindy at cpetrowtsc@gmail.com with your full name and preferred time.  Volunteers who do not use the internet will be contacted by phone.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Markham Facilities Reopening

The City of Markham is working to reopen select facilities, amenities and programs for the pubic to enjoy safely. Included is the Thornhill Community Centre and Thornhill Seniors Centre.  See Markham’s website for details.

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available in York Region

Walk-ins for FIRST and SECOND doses are now accepted at most York Region vaccine clinics.  No appointment required.  Both mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are available at all York Region clinics with the exception of Cornell who is offering Pfizer only.

See the York Region website for further details.

Available TSC Activities at Heintzman House

Due to easing of outdoor gathering limits, space is available to TSC Members in both our Yoga and Tai Chi classes at the beautiful Heintzman House.

Yoga is held on Tuesdays from 9:45-10:45am.  Tai Chi is held Thursdays from 9:30-10:30am.  Beginners welcome!  $5/class (tickets and/or cash).

Please email Cindy at cpetrowtsc@gmail.com if you are interested in joining and I will send you further details prior to class.

Kindly share this information with fellow Members who may not have access to the internet.  Send me their name and I will contact them by phone.

Hope you can join us!

Message from the City of Markham Regarding Reopening

We have just received the following message from the City of Markham regarding reopening:

“On July 16, the Province entered Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen. The Government of Ontario’s decision to move to Step Three of the reopening plan is based on the continual improvement to public health and health care indicators, provincewide vaccination rates and consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Currently, the City of Markham has reopened select outdoor amenities and recreational facilities, including Morgan Park Outdoor Pool and Rouge River Outdoor Pool. The Markham Pan Am Centre Pool is scheduled to open on July 21. In addition, the City of Markham continues to offer a variety of outdoor, in-person and virtual programs to help keep you active and engaged – safely.

At this time, City-owned community centres (including TSC), our indoor tennis facility, indoor soccer domes, indoor arenas, indoor pools, fitness centres, the Markham Museum, the Flato Markham Theatre and the Varley Art Gallery remain closed.  Once the City finalizes its reopening plan for the Fall, details will be shared publicly.

For the latest information about the City’s COVID-19 affected City services and what’s open and closed, please visit markham.ca/covid19 or contact the Customer Contact Centre at 905-477-5530 or customerservice@markham.ca.

Thank you,

Michael Blackburn (He/Him) | Sr. Advisor, Marketing & Communications | Corporate Communications & Community Engagement | City of Markham | 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham ON, L3R 9W3 |mblackburn@markham.ca

Toronto Reopening Additional Recreational Amenities

Read news release with reopening timeline.  Please note this is for City of Toronto amenities only.