COVID-19 cancellations, closures and restrictions: a Wellington County listing

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Advertiser is compiling a list of cancellations within Wellington County due to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The cancellations list below – organized be region, with ongoing cancellations listed first, followed by one-time events – will be updated regularly, with the most recent cancellations listed first.

If your group/organization/municipality has a cancellation not included below, please email details to news@wellingtonadvertiser.com.

For the latest health information regarding COVID-19, visit wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.

Ongoing restrictions, closures, cancellations, postponements

County-wide, Guelph and beyond

  • Guelph Police Service station closed for non-emergencies
  • Guelph Arts Council: office closed and programs postponed in March, April
  • Credit Valley Conservation (CVC): all administration offices and buildings closed to the public
  • Community Living Guelph Wellington day programs and events
  • Wellington County administration centre, social services offices, garages, waste facilities, re-use centres
  • Skills Ontario competitions on April 4 and May 4-6
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington offices
  • All restaurants/bars (with the exception of takeout/drive-thrus), theatres, cinemas, indoor recreation centres, church services, daycares, due to provincial order and state of emergency declaration by Premier Doug Ford on March 17 (until at least March 31)
  • all gatherings of more than 50 people, due provincial order and state of emergency declaration by Premier Doug Ford on March 17 (until at least March 31)
  • Guelph Humane Society
  • All provincial offences and superior court matters postponed
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph: all programs and outpatient therapy
  • All City of Guelph facilities
  • No visitors at Guelph General Hospital (with few exceptions)
  • Guelph Little Theatre (until April 30)
  • All weekday Catholic masses. All in-person Sunday masses (Diocese of Hamilton decision, March 16)
  • Community Resource Centre transportation program (until April 6)
  • Guelph General Hospital: visitors restricted, many elective services (tests, procedures and surgeries) cancelled for at least two weeks (announced March 16)
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Waterloo Wellington: all groups cancelled, all appointments and walk-ins moved to online/phone (Fergus, Guelph and Mount Forest sites remain open for those in crisis)
  • Wellington County Child Care and Learning Centres closed to the public indefinitely (starting March 18)
  • All KidsAbility face-to-face client visits (until April 6)
  • All Seniors Centre for Excellence programs cancelled in north Wellington
  • Guelph Wellington Business Centre closed to the public and workshops cancelled
  • Guelph Wellington Seniors Association: all face-to-face programs suspended
  • Ontario Superior Court operations suspended
  • City of Guelph arenas, pools, recreation centres, libraries, and museums (until April 5)
  • All libraries in Wellington County
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne
  • All Hospice Wellington programs (and visitors limited)
  • Programs at all libraries in Wellington County
  • March Break programming at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne
  • Non-essential visits at long-term care homes
  • Minor lacrosse in-person events (try-outs, training sessions, scrimmages, practices, games, etc.) until April 5 (Ontario Lacrosse Association decision, March 13)
  • Special Olympics programs, competitions, fundraisers and activities, until March 31 (Special Olympics Ontario decision, March 13)
  • Grand River Conservation Authority nature centres, March Break Camps and any previously scheduled events, from March 16 to April 5
  • Volunteer shifts at the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington
  • Skills Ontario qualifying competitions (April 4), Skills Ontario Competition (May 4-6) and all corresponding events
  • Victim Services in-person visits
  • Community Resource Centre child care facilities closed until April 3
  • University of Guelph: all activities, events (including College Royal, March 21-22) and in-person classes cancelled for remainder of semester. Courses resume online March 23
  • Minor ringette (Ringette Ontario decision, March 13)
  • All publicly funded schools closed, March 14 to April 5
  • Before- and after-school programs and community use of schools
  • Volunteer shifts/events/meetings in local hospitals (Fergus, Mount Forest and Palmerston)
  • EarlyON child and family centres in Wellington County and Guelph (at least as long as schools remain closed)
  • Minor hockey (Hockey Canada, OMHA decision, March 12)
  • Minor soccer (Soccer Ontario decision, March 12)
  • Junior and Senior hockey (Mount Forest Patriots, Minto 81’s)
  • Drayton Entertainment performances until at least May 3
  • Jury panels for criminal and civil trials, Superior Court of Justice

Centre Wellington

  • Elora Festival offices
  • Fergus Legion Br. 275, until further notice
  • All Centre Wellington facilities, until April 5
  • Fergus Grand Theatre performances, March 16 to April 15
  • Elora Fergus Tourism Office, until April 5
  • Centre Wellington Hydro
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne
  • All libraries
  • Elements Casino Grand River in Elora
  • Fergus-Elora Rotary Club’s Catch the Ace draw
  • Victoria Park Senior Centre closed until April 5; events, bus trips, lunches suspended until May 1
  • Fergus Curling Club closed for remainder of season
  • No visitors or volunteers allowed to enter Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care home in Aboyne
  • March Break programs slated at the Fergus sportsplex, public and drop-in skating, public and registered swims at the aquatic centre, pickleball games and fitness classes
  • St. Joseph’s Parish (Fergus) Confirmation, March 28, postponed until further notice
  • Elora Mohawks preseason runs

Erin

  • Erin Legion closed and all events cancelled
  • All Town of Erin facilities, including town hall and recreational facilities, effective March 17
  • All libraries
  • East Wellington Family Health Team group activities and classes

Guelph-Eramosa

  • Guelph-Eramosa council and committee meetings (until April 6)
  • all recreational facilities, including the Royal Distributing Athletic Centre
  • Marden Community Centre and the Rockmosa Community Centre
  • Municipal office in Brucedale
  • Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre in Marden
  • All libraries
  • Rockmosa Older Adult Centre in Rockwood closed and all Older Adult Programs suspended until at least April 6
  • East Wellington Family Health Team: non-essential in-person appointments, group activities and classes

Mapleton

  • Alma Community Centre, until April 6
  • dispensary closed and non-urgent appointments cancelled at the Mapleton Health Centre in Drayton
  • All Seniors Centre for Excellence programs
  • All libraries
  • All public events “until further notice” at township facilities, including rentals at all facilities (PMD Arena in Drayton, Moorefield Community Centre and the Alma Community Centre)

Minto

  • Town of Minto municipal office, recreation and culture facilities closed until April 6
  • Town of Minto committee and council meetings, until April 6
  • All in-person gatherings at Harriston United Church
  • All Seniors Centre for Excellence programs
  • All libraries
  • All Town of Minto recreation and culture facilities closed until further notice (includes arenas, curling clubs, community halls, museums, theatres and town-run facilities).

Puslinch

  • Puslinch Township office in Aberfoyle
  • All indoor recreational facilities
  • County library in Aberfoyle

Wellington North

  • Arthur 2nd Look (donations still accepted in drip-off bins)
  • Wellington North Power office
  • All Wellington North municipal facilities
  • All Seniors Centre for Excellence programs
  • All libraries
  • Non-essential visits to municipal facilities
  • Public skating, as of March 16

 

One-time event cancellations, postponements

  • Knox Presbyterian and Trinity United Churches, Grand Valley, Lenten Lunches cancelled March 4 to April 8
  • Wellington County Historical Society meetings April 5 and 26
  • Wellington County council meeting on March 20 (rescheduled from March 26)
  • The Kiwanis Sports Celebrity Dinner in Guelph, May 20
  • Cats Anonymous meet and greets
  • Wellington County Economic Development; Administration, Finance and Human Resources; and Police Services Board committee meetings cancelled (March 17/18)
  • Credit Valley Conservation Foundation gala, May 7, rescheduled to Oct. 1
  • College Royal at the University of Guelph, March 21-22
  • Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards, March 26, postponed
  • Guelph Scouts Spring craft fair, March 28 at Kortright Hills Public School
  • Canadian Dairy Xpo in Stratford postponed (not cancelled), April 1-2
  • Hosltein Maplefest, April 11-12
  • Belmore Maple Syrup Festival, April 9 & 11
  • Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, April 4
  • Credit Valley Conservation’s 2020 Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, March 14- April 12 at various locations

Centre Wellington

  • Elora Lions Club: March 24 Elimination draw on YourTV postponed; Elora Lions Spring Fireworks, May 23, cancelled
  • Contra Dance, March 27, St. James Hall, Fergus
  • Belwood Community Hall: Spring Rain – Irish Kitchen Party, May 1, Spring Rain Feis/Competition, May 2
  • Walking Wounded” event, March 27, Crand River Community Church
  • Spring Bling Thing, March 28, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Fergus
  • Grand River Community Church, Walking Wounded event March 27 postponed
  • Fergus Lions Club Home and Leisure Show, May 6-8
  • Curl for a Cause bonspiel, Fergus Curling Club, March 28
  • Neighbourwoods Spring Tree Talk, March 31
  • Fergus blood donor clinic March 31.
  • Fergus and District Horticultural Society meetings March 18/April 15 and Seedy Saturday March 21
  • Tartan Day, Fergus, April 5
  • Fergus Legion Thursday Night Bingos
  • Elora Cataract Trailway Association AGM postponed (to “later in the year”)
  • Fergus Girl Guides cookie drive-thru, March 14, Morris Auto parking lot
  • Birds of Prey show, March 19, at Wellington County Museum and Archives (part of March Break programming)

Erin

  • Father Mark Curtis, the Singing Priest, at All Saints Anglican Church, March 22
  • Erin Community Dinner, March 27
  • Messy Church, March 17, at Erin Campus Life (Highlands Youth for Christ)
  • Erin Eco-Fim Fest, various dates from March 25 to April 22
  • Erin Roots concert, March 21

Guelph-Eramosa

  • Rockwood Lions Club Pancake Breakfast on March 29 postponed until MAY 24
  • Concerned Residents’ Coalition (CRC) community meeting on Hidden Quarry in, March 12

Mapleton

  • Trees for Mapleton workshop, April 2, PMD Arena in Drayton
  • Drayton Legion events: March 20 euchre, March 21 Jamming, March 29 ham and scalloped potatoes supper
  • Drayton Farm Show, March 25-26
  • Alma Optimist Toy Show, March 15
  • Alma Optimist Club Beef Barbecue, March 27

Minto

  • Farmer’s Pre-seeding BBQ in Palmerston, April 17
  • Palmerston Legion: Jamboree on March 29, Challenge Euchre, April 6
  • Palmerston United Church take-out dinner, March 26
  • Clifford Firefighters’ Association Spaghetti Supper, April 3

Puslinch

  • Arkell Uniter Church events on March 17 and  25
  • Senior’s lunch (March 17) and Chili Dinner and Hootenanny (March 27) postponed

Wellington North

  • Special Musical Sermon, April 5, Arthur United Church cancelled
  • All Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary meetings
  • Community Games night at Arthur United Church, March 14

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