Township of West Lincoln



For Immediate Release: August 6, 2020


Update # 24 - West Lincoln Response to COVID-19- Township Re-Opens the Walking Track at the West Lincoln Community Centre on August 10, 2020

 West Lincoln, Ont. – August 6, 2020

On July 24, the Niagara Region entered Stage 3 of the Province’s re-opening framework and the Township of West Lincoln will continue to re-open facilities and amenities as it is safe to do so.

For the health and well-being of residents, customers, and staff, the West Lincoln Community Centre is expected to re-open for community use starting August 10, 2020 and will be implementing a phased approach for facility hours, amenities, activities, and programs, including new protocols to help create a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors, as follows:

 Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Walking track will be opened for use
  • The arena area and gymnasium will remain closed at this time
  • Facility rental inquires & requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  • Controlled access including passive screening and the use of hand sanitizer upon entry
  • Requirement for the use of face coverings per Niagara Region Bylaw No. 2020-46
  • Patrons to follow physical distancing requirement 
  • Enhanced cleaning of the facility, both during operating hours and during closure
  • Restricting the maximum number of people in the facility at one time
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult

 Further information / updates will be provided as facility hours, amenities, activities, and programs are reviewed and implemented.

Mayor Bylsma stated,

“I think this is a significant milestone in the recovery stage for our municipality.  To be able to access our new community center again is a strong signal that our effort has paid off.   This opening still comes with the usual caveats of safety and vigilance but I cannot express enough relief that we have come through strong in West Lincoln.”


Media Contact:

Dave Bylsma
Township of West Lincoln