City of Barrie again offering Day Camp options as teachers’ union job action continues

Holly Rec Centre and Lampman Lane Community Centre Being Made Available Next Week

The City of Barrie will offer two day camp options for kids and parents affected by teachers’ union job action next week.

Registration is now being accepted for programming at Holly Rec Centre and Lampman Lane Community Centre. Holly will hold day-long programming for kids on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while the Lampman Lane facility will only be available on Wednesday and Thursday.

In the past, the East Bayfield Arena was made available during one-day teachers’ union strikes, while a spokesperson with the City says it is unavailable this go-around due to preparations for an upcoming boat show.

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) says its members will not report to work next Tuesday, affecting schools with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. A one-day regional strike of Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members will affect all Simcoe County elementary schools on Wednesday, while a province-wide ETFO strike on Thursday will mean no classes for public elementary students then either.