BYC Closure COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Members:

As we mentioned yesterday, this is a fluid and rapidly evolving situation.

Despite our best efforts to keep the Barrie Yacht Club open for you, our members, it has become obvious to your Executive, that following the directive from the Ontario Government that all non-essential organiations be closed, we are unable to do so. We have also sought an opinion of club legal counsel that confirms the club must cease operations by 23:59 today to avoid being in conflict with the Order. As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 23:59 the Barrie Yacht Club will be closed to all members until further notice.

We have taken this decision to comply with the direction of the Government of Ontario and to assist in the fight against COVID-19 virus. We expect that this closure will last for 14 days pursuant to the Order, and will keep members updated on any updates or changes to this timeline.

In the interim, please stay safe, practice social distancing, and above all, wash your hands!

Thank you to the Executive and Bill Mindell for their leadership and counsel on this issue.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Kevin Lee

Commodore