August Long Weekend 2012 Closures
Information About the Civic Holiday:
Civic Holiday is the most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in parts of Canada on the first Monday in August, though it is only officially known by that term in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, and Manitoba. It is a statutory holiday in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Prince Edward Island, but not in Manitoba.
Since this isn’t a statutory holiday, you find many closures in the city on Monday. Most places will either be open and operating on Sunday hours.
Shopping Malls will now open a hour earlier on Sunday and the Civic Monday.
Polo Park Shopping Centre: 11am – 6:00 PM
St. Vital Centre: 11am – 6:00 PM
Kildonan Place: 11am – 6:00 PM
All civic offices are closed on Monday, August 6, 2012.
Recycling/Garbage Collection Schedule
For residents that are already receiving automated collection services for both garbage and recycling carts, collection will continue as noted on the calendar provided with the new carts.
For all other residents, there will be no recycling or garbage collection on Monday, August 6. Collection will resume on Tuesday, August 7 – Day 1 on the five-day cycle.
Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.
Brady Road Landfill hours of operation
Saturday, August 4: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 5: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 6: 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Recycling/Garbage Collection Calendar and more information on the Brady Road Landfill can be found at winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/ or by calling 311.
Winnipeg Transit Holiday Service Schedule
For Monday, August 6, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.
For route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or call 311.
All Winnipeg Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, August 6.
Online services, including catalogue searches, requests/renewals, databases, and eBooks are available anytime at winnipeg.ca/library/
All Leisure Centres are closed on Monday, August 6.
Regular hours of operation for Leisure Centres are in effect for Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.
Please see the Leisure Guide, call 311 or visit winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/facilities/leisurecentres/ for Leisure Centre schedules.
All City of Winnipeg indoor swimming pools will be closed on Monday, August 6.
All City of Winnipeg outdoor pools will be open Monday, August 6. Operating hours vary by pool. For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools visit Winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/default.stm or call 311.
The following wading pools will be open on Monday, August 6:
JH Bruns Park
Norquay Community Centre
Vimy Ridge Park
John Steele Park
Operating hours vary by wading pool, however most are open 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For schedule information, please view the wading pool schedule available online at Winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/default.stm or call 311.
Spray pads will be open on Monday, August 6 and include the following locations:
Fort Rouge Park
Lindenwoods Community Centre
River Heights Community Centre
St. Norbert Community Centre
Vimy Ridge Park
Spray pad operating hours have been extended to 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. until further notice. For information, please visit Winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/default.stm or call 311.
Animal Services Agency
The Animal Services Agency will be closed on Monday, August 6.
Regular weekend hours of operation for Animal Services are in effect for Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.
For more information on the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency, including how to purchase or renew your dog license online and a list of dogs available for adoption, visit Winnipeg.ca/animalservices
Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from dawn to dusk over the holiday weekend including Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6.
For more information on City cemeteries, visit Winnipeg.ca/ppd/cemeteries.stm or call 311.
All City of Winnipeg golf courses will be open over the holiday weekend including Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6.
For reservations, please visit: Winnipeg.ca/ppd/golf_reservations.stm or call 311.
Winnipeg Parking Authority
The Winnipeg Parking Authority offices will be closed on Saturday, August 4 and Monday, August 6. The Winnipeg Parking Authority offices are not open on Sundays.
For more information on the Winnipeg Parking Authority, including how to pay a parking ticket online or by phone, please visit theparkingstore.winnipeg.ca or call 311.