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Community gym at ESSC will now be open on weekends.

Community gym at ESSC will now be open on weekends.

26 January 2023 à 1:47 pm

The community gym created through a partnership between l’École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge (ESSC) and the Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract will be extending their hours to weekends. Municipal leisure coordinator Guillaume Lavoie-Harvey explained how the change came about.

“Yes, well, precisely, we made the announcement on our member page just last week. We were very happy to be able to announce, now, that we will be able to increase the opening hours of the gym,” he said (translated). “We started at the beginning to test the waters a bit and see the response from the community with hours that were 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Then, now, we worked a lot with the school to be able to try to extend this schedule as much as possible. Then, we can finally officially announce that the gym will be open on weekends, first. This was a very frequent request from our members. Yes, there are a lot of people who wanted to be able to come and train on the weekends. So now the gym is going to be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.”

To have access to the facilities of the Mansfield Community Gym and become members, interested persons can go directly to the gym during opening hours. It is also possible to communicate directly by email: More information is available on their social media.

New gym hours:

  • Monday – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thursday – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The full (French-language) interview with Lavoie-Harvey is available here.