Heading into Fall

Photo by Alisa Anton

Writing this article in mid-August for the September edition makes me wish I was either an Epidemiologist or a Fortune Teller. 

During August we cautiously began to open programing and services in Veiner and Kerby Centres. Meals on Wheels operated in Medicine Hat throughout the pandemic and Food Rescue, Thrive and Outreach operated out of Kerby.

But it sure feels great to see more smiling, familiar faces in our buildings these days. But we are looking forward to more “openings” in September. We will still have some precautions for sure. At Kerby have already reopened most of our programs in August, albeit in a modified manner.

For example, the programs we used to refer to as ‘drop-in programs’ are now ‘weekly activities’ as we are now requiring registration. That said, we’re excited to start the new fall semester for Education & Recreation courses in September.

In Medicine Hat, many of our groups are back operating in Veiner but in September we will welcome back even more. Line Dancing, In-Door Pickle Ball and Floor Curling will start at Strathcona Centre.

Both the Fitness Room and the Bistro will open on Sept. 1 in the Hat. As you will notice in Kerby News and on our website, we will continue to offer zoom programming but keep checking our social media, newspaper and website for some exciting new programs and courses.

Speaking of the website, by the time you are reading this we will have a new Veiner Centre website where you will be able to see what is going on and register for new programming. This fall there will be some exciting new offerings in both Calgary and Medicine Hat— I think you will be surprised.

Membership at Veiner and Kerby Centre will have some new “perks” that we are hoping you will value.

Keep reading Kerby News, our website, and social media channels to hear about some of these exciting new initiatives. By the way our staff team, board and management would love to meet you. On Sept. 18, we are running the Grand Parade in Medicine Hat as a fundraiser for Veiner Centre.

We will be having a barbeque afterwards and would love you to join us. The next day we are running/walking the Calgary Marathon as a fundraiser for Kerby Centre and will be having a brunch at Kerby afterwards. If you would like more details about helping us with these events or joining us for a bite to eat you can find the details on our website.