COVID-19 Update – April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update as of April 15th, 2020

Dear BGA Families,

We hope this update finds you well and that each and every one of you are healthy and keeping active.  We are missing our gymnasts very much and hope to be back in action soon.

We want to thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.  We are keeping a watchful eye on government updates and are trying our best to make decisions on how to move forward.

This is a very difficult time for everyone, including non-profit organizations like us.  We have taken many steps to reduce our operating costs and are exploring government support packages as they are announced.

However, there are operating costs that remain whether we are all at the gym or not.  We are asking for your support now to help us be able to re-open once this pandemic has passed.  One way for families to help is to accept a credit for your March Break or Spring Session registration fees.  By allowing us to keep the fees already paid, we can use these funds to keep the gym alive.  You will receive a credit for the amount paid and this credit can be used for future summer camp, summer session, Movers and Shakers, or fall session. Without any income for the spring, the gym may be unable to meet our financial obligations. Members who choose to use their fees as a credit will receive priority registration for the Fall Session (our busiest one of the year) and will help to ensure we will continue to be here for the Brockville and area community.

We do recognize that this might not be an option for some families.  If you would like a refund of your fees, please contact Emily by April 30th   and it will be arranged. New members for Spring Session will receive their session fees and GO registration fees but will not be reimbursed for the lottery fees.  Completed lottery tickets can be dropped off at the gym in the outside mailbox.

If we do not hear from you either by email or phone, we will assume you are happy to accept a credit for future sessions.

The lottery is scheduled to take place on June 1st and so members with outstanding tickets are encouraged to drop them off in the mailbox at the gym.

Again, thank you for your patience and support. We were hopeful that we could have squeezed in a spring session, but that seems more and more unlikely.  We are however, looking forward to what the summer could bring.

Please consider helping us if you can and we wish you health and happiness until we are back together again.
Sincerely,

Ashley Lawrence, BGA President
Emily Dancy, Club Director