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<div class="ExternalClass2A069826FAAD4B7699E4DA74356242D5"><div style="border:2px solid #843275;padding:20px;"> <h2>Update - October 26, 2020<br></h2><p></p><p>Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding as we work toward opening the Wellness Centre in the safest way possible. We understand how frustrating it must be to not have your gym open to you in times where physical exercise is key in helping us cope with the stresses of the pandemic. Again we thank you for your patience while we navigate through the multiple challenges we have encountered.</p><p>Here are a few updates:</p><p>We have had a few changes within the committee – Employee Wellness has officially stepped in to provide additional support for the VGH Wellness Centre. Simone Riml (Manager, Employee Wellness & Client Relations) will serve as the VCH staff lead and Hilda Liao (Employee Wellness Coordinator) will provide administrative support to VCH staff and students in support of the Wellness Centre. These changes allow for additional support which is necessary given the strict VCH requirements to safely open a gym at this time, specifically within a healthcare setting. A VCH safety plan, legal oversight, and new agreements are only a couple of added requirements to our new reality. The Wellness Centre requires additional reinforcement from VCH staff, personnel and administrative support that could rest on a <em>volunteer </em>committee. Rest assured, the support is now in place!</p><p>With that said, we have taken a phased approach and because of the hard work of our volunteers (thank you volunteers!) we are excited to announce that the Studio space has re-opened to our renters to provide their classes. <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1049" target="_blank" title="View the VGH Fitness Centre class schedule (PDF)"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />View our class schedule</a>. </p><p>We are continuing to work diligently on the gym re-opening and we are starting to gain some momentum thanks to the added support from departments, our new students and volunteers. Some of the added practices include trained onsite attendance at all times provided by our two recently hired students, an App that will allow for scheduling appointments at the gym, and code of conduct, liability and COVID-related procedures and forms. We hope that this will give all members a sense of safety and confidence to enjoy the gym together (but physically distanced) again.</p><p>The VGH Fitness & Wellness Centre is a valuable component of our campus community. It continues to thrive and evolve solely because of the commitment and passion of this Advisory Committee. A big thank you to Arthur Orsini for his work with the committee. He has now moved on to focus on the priorities of his Healthy Transportation portfolio, including parking.</p><p>Again, we apologize for the delays and appreciate your patience. Thank you for all of your understanding, support and efforts as it is truly appreciated.</p><p>Simone Riml<br>Manager, Employee Wellness & Client Relations</p><p>Questions, comments? Please email us at <a href=""></a><br></p><p></p></div><div class="ExternalClass0ABD291B638A4DEFB88C056C92BAA309"><p> <br> </p><p>Discover the best kept secret at Vancouver General Hospital! The VGH Fitness and Wellness Centre welcomes all VCH employees and members of the community who are 19 years and older.<br></p><ul><li><p> <strong>Convenient </strong>- The centre is located on-site in the Heather Annex, Heather Pavilion. It can be accessed from the Heather parking lot entrance, or through the tunnel.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Well-equipped</strong> - The centre is well equipped with state of the art machines for cardiovascular fitness and weight training, as well as, a variety of fitness classes. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Safety </strong>- Only members are able to enter through card access, and all members must wear a shoe tag (with tag colour rotations done annually). The centre is unsupervised, and we recommend that you exercise with a friend, or let someone know that you are at the centre.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Amenities</strong> - Towel and water service is available. Please bring your own water bottle, as disposable cups are not provided. Showers and lockers are provided for use during work-out times only. <br></p></li></ul><h2>Pricing</h2><ul><li><p> <strong>Public pricing</strong>: $30 / 1 month, $80 / 3 months, $150 / 6 months, $280 / year</p></li><li><p> <strong>VCH staff pricing</strong>: $12.00 payroll deduction per paycheque (F/T VCH payroll employees only) <br></p></li></ul><div><h2>Become a member</h2><ul><li><p>To try out the gym for one day, <a href="">fill out the One Day Trial Waiver form</a></p></li><li><p>To become a member, <a href="">fill out the membership application form</a> </p></li></ul><p>Bring your form to the centre when the Attendant is working during the <a href="">scheduled class times</a>.</p><p>When you arrive, ring the doorbell and the Attendant will open the door for you. For public/non-payroll members, please bring cash or cheque for membership fees.</p><p>For renewal or cancellation, you can either drop off the form in the mail box slot outside the entrance or give it to the Attendant when he/she is working. <br></p></div><h2> <span style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"></span></h2></div></div>855 West 12th<div class="ExternalClass489DB6E73E334916BBED7C3F95F7CF92"><p>​Open 7 days a week from 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. (including holidays)</p><p>Dial 84 to reach security if the doors are locked. </p></div>(604) 875-4774V5Z 1M9BC<div class="ExternalClass49E3DF54FBB545618577C84CDF17F46D"></div><div class="ExternalClass49E3DF54FBB545618577C84CDF17F46D"><p>There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:</p><ul><li><p>Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.</p></li><li><p>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.</p></li></ul><p>There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.<br></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></p></div>49.2609834,-123.1231823<div class="ExternalClassB72A390026614850A1E80E0F81C92E4B"><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1049" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />VGH Fitness & Wellness Centre - class schedule</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-802" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />VGH Fitness & Wellness Centre - membership application</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1054" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />VGH Fitness & Wellness Centre One Day Trial Waiver form</a></p></div>Vancouver General Hospital - Heather Annex Pavillion

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