Arnprior museum, rec centre set to re-open

Special to WC Online

ARNPRIOR – As the province lightens restrictions in Step Three of the provincial Roadmap to Re-open plan, two of Arnprior’s major draws are set to welcome people again.

The Arnprior and District Museum welcomes the public back with its re-opening planned for Tuesday, July 20.

New exhibits and old favourites are all dusted off and ready to go, with all labelling now in Canada’s two official languages.

The Museum hours will be 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Booked tours of the Museum are available. Children’s programming is back and will run Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. with bilingual staff available.

If you’re looking for a souvenir or gift item there are some great suggestions including a number of Arnprior’s Two Rivers tartan pattern, the ‘Dresses of Arnprior’ scarf, poster and more.

For further information contact museum curator Janet Carlile, at 613-623-4902.

Also set to re-open is the Nick Smith Centre, Arnprior’s recreation centre featuring two ice pads, a swimming pool, workout room and hall.

Beginning the week of July 26 access to indoor recreational amenities will be permitted.

The community hall at the Nick Smith Centre re-opens and will offer evening and weekend programming such as pickleball and badminton until after Aug. 20.

Ice sports commence Aug. 3 when the Bert Hall Arena re-opens.

Returning activities include the Parents with Tots and Seniors Skate, public skating and the hockey school. Ice will be available for rent, beginning Aug. 3, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight.

The community pool is expected to re-open the week of Aug. 9 with a modified schedule. Details on public health measures for each program will be highlighted with each program.

Pre-registration for all programs is required and will open online later this month for those with an online recreation account. Staff remind users paving of the Nick Smith Centre parking lot will continue through August.

Follow the applicable posted signage.

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