The City of Lévis is said constraint to refuse children when it opens its summer day camps from June 29.
“We will be able to serve 58% of which has been requested by our citizens. In the 10 major cities in Quebec, it is in those who take the best. The pressure is very strong because it has just 50% of capacity,” explained the director of community life, René Tremblay, Thursday morning, in point of press.
According to him, “all Quebec Cities are going to deny kids this summer” because of the rules of social distancing and changes in the ratio instructors/children that will be in effect.
Lévis is in the process of “intensive” recruitment of monitors, has added the mayor Gilles Lehouillier. This summer, the municipality expressed a need for at least 210 monitors, against 300 last year. In the context of the COVID-19, the enrollment application would still lower this year due to fears that many parents to send their children to day camps, a-t-on explained.
Last week, Levis said to have sold 4400 weeks of day camps for the summer of 2020. Some 3259 weeks were still “pending”.
$ 20 million for parks and green spaces
On the other hand, and in order to revive the local economy, Lévis has announced investments of nearly$ 20 million for the modernization and renovation of several parks and green spaces.
A first dog run will be located at the park Stop on the route de Charny, from the month of September. Levis is working, in parallel, to the implementation of the other two dog parks, one per borough, in the coming years.
A new body will be created to manage the 40 tennis courts in Lévis. This will change the current situation that the mayor Lehouillier describes himself as a “free-for-all“.
The popular Fountain of the Dock Package, will be open from 19 June. The municipality will ensure that the rules of social distancing are strictly complied with.