Dear NBMA Members,
When the Board of Directors began discussing plans for the 2020 summer season in January, we were very excited to be planning new social events and activities for this coming summer. Our biggest fear was a repeat of the 2019 flood. We were all hoping for a long slow thaw this spring.
The situation has changed dramatically as you know. COVID-19 is a now serious public health threat and both the federal and provincial governments have developed extensive policies to curb the spread. As a result of these policies, the NBMA Board of Directors is currently considering pushing the beginning of the summer season and events back to the week of July 20th. We are also considering plans for a shortened season (4 weeks rather than 6). I realize this may disappoint many children and adults alike but these are unusual times.
As so much remains uncertain, it is very difficult for us to give you a detailed plan for the coming summer at this point. Nevertheless, we must continue to plan, hire staff and get ready for the summer, and attempt to adapt to whatever situation is thrown at us. Please understand that most of this is completely out of our control. We can really only react and plan according to what the government allows. The NBMA Board of Directors continues to monitor the situation and we are meeting to discuss contingency plans every two weeks by phone. Stay tuned...
Please stay safe, and practice social distance.
Thank you,Liam McGahern