Today marks one year since the Reh-Fit Centre’s doors closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look back on this anniversary, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
Many of us continue to deal with grief surrounding all that has been lost over this past year. Yet throughout the pandemic, there have been things gained, including a renewed appreciation for our community health.
Together, we adopted behaviours — like physical distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing — to protect ourselves while protecting our neighbors. Together, we learned how our actions are all connected to our own individual health and the health of our community.
This pandemic has also taught us new ways of connecting. Although our doors were closed several months this year, we continued to support our community through the launch of Reh-Fit Anywhere, Fit Talks, and other services to support Manitobans with their commitment to staying active and leading healthier lives.
I am grateful for and proud of our community. Our exceptional staff team has worked together to advance the mission and vision of the Reh-Fit amidst constant challenges. Our members have been patient, understanding, and thoughtful throughout a great deal of change. I am also grateful for our community’s support of the Reh-Fit Foundation over this past year.
One year later, we are still stronger together. Thank you for your continued support and engagement.
CEO, Reh-Fit Centre