Ville de Gatineau
COVID-19 – Cancellation of the fall culture and recreation program
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
COVID-19 – Cancellation of the fall culture and recreation program

Gatineau, October 23, 2020. – When the Outaouais found itself at the maximum COVID alert level, Gatineau temporarily suspended its organized fall culture and recreation program. Upon further review, it has decided to cancel these activities. However, enhanced public activities can continue.

Quick facts

Public health is a priority for Gatineau, as is compliance with the decisions of the public health authorities.
Registrations for the fall session organized activities took place on September 28 and 29.
Everyone who signed up for an activity will be reimbursed the full amount. The arrangements for those reimbursements will be released shortly.
Gatineau is well aware of the need to give residents the chance to remain physically active, and has therefore increased the number of hours allocated for public activities. An online reservation system was set up on the portail citoyen.
Most of the lifesaving classes will be maintained, all in accordance with the sanitary measures.
As a result of this cancellation, Gatineau has to cut back staff. Therefore, 141 casual employees will be temporarily laid off. Gatineau is treating these temporary lay-offs as an exceptional measure due to the current COVID-19 situation.
It is important to note that these are temporary lay-offs, and all affected employees will maintain their employment relationship with Gatineau.
The lay-offs were effective October 17, the date when the cancelled activities had been scheduled to start.
Gatineau may recall these employees subject to the resumption of municipal activities, potential requirements and instructions from the public health authorities.
Gatineau is taking this situation very seriously, and is mindful that this decision will have financial repercussions for everyone affected.
Gatineau is continuing to work closely with the unions on managing the situation and in preparing for a possible resumption of activities.
In regard to the upcoming programs, Gatineau is currently reviewing the situation, and will make its decisions at the appropriate time.

Associated links

COVID-19 (Gatineau web site)

Culture and recreation program

Citizen portal

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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819 595-7171

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 292 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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