Over the course of the first half of 2021, SSAC has been privileged to provide the largest, cleanest, and most hospitable vaccination clinic on the coast. For each of the 32 clinic days by the end of June, the SSAC saw more than 800 residents receive their shot at the Centre.

In total, approximately 25,000 vaccinations have been administered at the facility. The rental has also generated $15,000+ to assist us in managing losses during the pandemic closure.

“It is thanks to your ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of the Sunshine Coast communities that we have reached the point where we are now planning to reduce the number of clinics we offer.” Karen Inkpen, Project Manager for the Sunshine Coast Vaccination roll-out says, adding “I want to express our sincere gratitude to your members for supporting us to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine campaign at your facility.”

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) will be leaving our Centre in early August, and we look forward to getting back to regular activities soon after. The Board has projected re-opening, at least partially, in the fourth quarter of 2021 but the variables in play still keep this a tentative projection.

Following VCH vacating the Centre, we need to strip and re-wax the floor prior to inviting members to use the auditorium. This will take at least one full week. With the need to hold a full membership meeting as soon as possible, to meet provincial and federal regulatory requirements, it appears the earliest we can resume full operations is late August. Even that is tentative, because world-wide, the Delta and Lambda variants raise new concerns and a resurgence of Covid-19 infections may affect our ability to re-start some or all of our usual activities.