Today is a New Day

May 12, 2020

Dear Rady JCC Friends,

A new day is on the horizon.

Warmer weather and longer evenings mean only one thing: summer is coming. With that, come feelings of rejuvenation and courage for what lay ahead. It’s a stark contrast to the feelings we’ve all been having over the past two months since the onset of this pandemic.

As you know, our province is slowly starting to open up. Here at the Rady, we don’t yet know when we will be allowed to open our doors again to our fitness and aquatic facility. We will continue to keep you informed as things progress, and remain open and transparent. For now, our focus is on ensuring we have the proper safety and sanitization measures in place for when you are given the green light to return.

Our mission at the Rady JCC is simple: to be the centre of the community, providing the best in Jewish culture, fitness, and wellness programs for all stages of life. In other words, we strive to ensure the experience you have while engaging with us is the best it can be – no matter what.

Rest assured – while some procedures will change once our doors reopen, the experience you have come to expect to have here will remain constant.

I want you to try something. Imagine yourself back at the Rady before the pandemic. Picture yourself walking in, ready and eager for what you are about to do. Focus in on what you are thinking, what you are feeling. Fast forward now to when you are leaving Rady.

What were you doing?

The experience you remember could be finding peace at your weekly yoga class. It could be watching your baby play and interact with new friends, sharing experiences with other little ones for the very first time in his or her new life. Your experience could be a shared cup of coffee and some laughs at Shmoozers after a workout, a swim, or a few laps around our track. It could be an interaction with one of our many incredible staff, instructors, or volunteers.

Whatever you remembered, chances are your experience was positive. Your memory gave you feelings of warmth, inclusiveness, and happiness.

Rest assured those days and those feelings will be here again. For now, we can hold onto those memories and look forward to new experiences at Rady, at the same level you have come to expect from us.

Until that new day comes, enjoy the sunshine.

Warm regards,

Rob Berkowits
Executive Director
Rady JCC