Experiences are Everything

June 18, 2020

Dear Rady JCC Friends,

As we approach the end of our first week back, my initial feelings of excitement for our reopening have not wavered. Instead, they have only gotten stronger as each day went by. They’ve gotten stronger with every interaction I’ve had with our members; by seeing their smiles; through feeling their energy; by hearing about their experiences.

We continue to ask and listen to our members on how we can heighten their time spent here. Every measure in place right now is temporary. We assess each passing day and plan to add different amenities in due time, doing so with safety and well-being top-of-mind.

Earlier this week, I received a beautiful message from two of our members, Stewart and Patricia Fay. I want to share some of their comments on their first experience since we reopened our doors.


The facility is so clean, so well organized and so well set up to make everyone feel safe and secure in these very difficult times and we appreciate all the work that has gone into making Rady ready for “action”.

Plus, it was so very nice to see all our friends on staff….the front security desk folks, Josh, Edwin and Marion at the sports desk, Kevin Saunders and Max up in the gym and then Maura and the custodial staff as we left. Wow!

We can only say, “Job well done!”

Thank you, Stewart and Patricia, for your kind words. Our dedicated Rady staff go above and beyond, striving to ensure that all our members have positive experiences and interactions.

Looking for a fitness class or a lap swim experience?

We are currently offering a reduced group fitness schedule with a total of 25 weekly cycle and group fitness class options. Members must sign up for any group classes in advance using our online pre-booking system. Online registration opens 72 hours (3 days) before the start of the specific group class.

In our aquatics facility, lap swimming is currently available. All lap lanes must be booked either through our online pre-booking system, or by calling the Aquatics Manager at 204.477.7541. Online bookings can be made beginning 72 hours (3 days) before the start of your scheduled swim. Beginning next Monday, we are opening 3 additional lanes for a total of 5 lanes available for lap swimming.

Whatever you wish to experience here at the Rady, we will make sure it is what you have come to expect from us.

Warm regards,

Rob Berkowits
Executive Director
Rady JCC

Pickleball fan? What about badminton or basketball? Next week we will have more exciting news regarding our sports and recreation activities and experiences. Stay tuned for that.