Fitness Centre, Pool and Rink Gradual Return of Services
Britannia Community Services Centre has been working towards a strategic recovery of services and we are happy to announce a gradual return of priority programs and services at the Centre.
Our Pool and Fitness Centre re-opens on September 14, 2020 for use by appointment only. Appointments can be booked in advance online at recreation.vancouver.ca or by phone at 604.718.5800 (1). Appointments are first-come, first-served. Please note: Only 20% of appointments will be reserved for drop-ins. If you would like to ensure access, please book in advance. Please note: Our saunas, steam room, and hot tub are closed at this time.
There will be one line-up for preregistered fitness centre patrons at the upper level entrance and another line-up for preregistered pool patrons at the lower level main entrance. There will be a separate pool and fitness centre drop-in line at the lower level main entrance. We will have an ambassador directing patrons at the facility.
Our Rink re-opens on September 21, 2020 for permit holders only. Plans to expand access to the general public are underway and will be offered once the required health and safety precautions are in place.
We will also be offering some in-person indoor, outdoor and online recreation programs starting in late September. At this time, we are focusing on priority programs for seniors, children and youth, with limited adult programming. Registration opens on September 15, 2020 at 10:00am online or over the phone at 604.718.5800 (1). More programs may be added after registration opens. To view what we have to offer, visit recreation.vancouver.ca.
Welcome to Britannia
The wellbeing, sense of belonging, joy, and empowerment of everyone in our community.
To realize our dream:
We are stewards of spaces that support social connection, creativity, recreation, reconciliation and the realization of the full potential of people and communities.
In partnership with our communities, we create integrated programs, services, and opportunities on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
- At our September 23, 2020 Annual General Meeting, six directors were re-elected and one new director joined the Britannia Board of Management.September 28, 2020
- Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health careOn June 19, 2020, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix appointed Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to lead an independent investigation into allegations of racism in the province’s health care system.July 27, 2020
- Britannia Community Services Centre relies on strong community management. Help shape the future of Britannia and run for the Board of Management.July 16, 2020
- Anti-Racism Statement
Britannia is located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and we hold the heritage of these lands close in our everyday work. We aim to embrace Indigenous values and practices and are committed to reflecting Indigenous protocols, beliefs, and ways of being in our work. We thank those who came before us and who have guided our learning.
Dear Britannia Community,
Racism has no place at Britannia, in our community, or outside our doors.
The anti-Indigenous, anti-Black, and anti-Asian racism that has been recently portrayed in the media is not new; it’s on our streets, in our neighbourhoods, and embedded in the way we live. We are saddened, pained, and outraged by the on-going racism and violence that Black, Indigenous, Asian and racialized communities face. We write this statement today in solidarity with these communities as well as anti-Indigenous racism, Black Lives Matter, and all anti-racism activists here and everywhere.
We write this statement as our re-commitment to combating systemic racism in and outside of Britannia Community Services Centre.
And we write this statement knowing that we still have much to learn. We have made mistakes. We have missed opportunities. We have left folks behind.
We strengthen our resolve to being a place for the community to gather and develop collaborative solutions to community issues. Britannia exists today because a group of youth and concerned citizens came together to address the needs of the community. We are a testament to the power a community wields when it comes together.
Join us to create an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Committee. We ask all interested community members, advocates, and knowledge keepers to work together to reflect on the harm we have done and act to prevent harm in the future. We need to have a better understanding of the mistakes we have made and continue to make in order to make meaningful and lasting change. How can we transform into a community where no one is left behind?
We have much more work to do as we change who we are to become who we want to be. We invite you to grow as we grow and continue our work towards making our spaces safer and welcoming to all.
The first two meetings of the Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Committee will take place on September 2, 2020 and October 7, 2020 at 6:00pm via Zoom. Future dates to be decided. For the Zoom meeting links, please contact email@example.com.
Britannia Board of Management