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Some Kelowna indoor recreation facilities could open in late June

The Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna is pictured in this undated file photo.
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Places like Parkinson Recreation Centre and Rutland Arena could open in late June or early July, according to a tentative schedule going to Kelowna city council on Monday.

The plan is to reopen slowly and maintain all the provincial government rules about safe distancing and cleanliness due to COVID-19, states a report.

“Re-start Guidelines have been developed to welcome participants back to recreation programs in a safe and gradual manner,” the report said. “Wherever possible, programs and activities will be held outdoors. Following the reopening of some facilities, programs will begin to be held indoors with modifications.”

An online Summer Activity and Program Guide will be posted by mid-June for programs running in July and August.

It’s expected that water parks, recreation parks and stadiums will open with modified play in late June or early July. That’s the same schedule for larger indoor spaces like Parkinson Recreation Centre, Rutland Arena, activity centres and program spaces.

“All large outdoor events have been cancelled to the end of August; however, smaller scale events (fewer than 50 people) might still be held with modifications that align with the Provincial Health Office,” the report states.

“Details around the event permitting process during COVID-19 are currently being finalized.”

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