Parks and Recreation facilities remain closed

Gates block entrance way to Six Nations Parks and Recreation facilities including the community hall turned COVID-19 centre, arena, ball diamonds and track all fall in the blocked off area. (Photo by Jim C Powless)

Six Nations Elected Council has announced that parks and recreation facilities will remain closed despite the province of Ontario opening up its parks and conservation areas. Six Nations announced in a press release Friday it would not reopen any of the parks and recreation facilities, parks or fields “until further notice” due to the risk of COVID-19. Ontario announced on May 14 it would be opening up parks and conservation areas in the province by May 19, after shutting down for the past two months in response to COVID-19. “In light of this news, the Six Nations of the Grand River Parks and Recreation Department consulted with members of Six Nations Health Services, Ohsweken Public Health and the Six Nations Control Group for advice about whether it is safe to…

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