(Now Open) The Crossing at Ghost River- Take care of your community and your community will take care of you
As the Coronavirus continues to weave its way across the globe, many individuals right here in our own community are feeling the impact, not only financially because of job loss, but also loneliness and loss of hope as a result of social-distancing and self-isolation. While we all may be feeling a sense of loss of freedom, some members of our community who already face barriers like poverty, homelessness and social isolation need our help more now than ever.
Like many other organizations, The Crossing at Ghost River is closed for business during these unprecedented times, however, they are not standing still! Last week the team at the Crossing introduced a grassroots community outreach initiative. Partnering with “Helping Hands” in Cochrane, “Homes for Heroes” and “Veterans Association Food Bank” in Calgary, The Crossing is providing people in need with nutritious, healthy and wholesome meals. Thursday last week Executive Chef Doug Ghanam delivered the first meals to two of the organizations and will continue this program while The Crossing is not operating.
With the Alberta Government announcement and easing of COVID-19 restrictions, The Crossing at Ghost River is excited to welcome guests again for small meetings of up to 15 people, as well as outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people.
We have developed comprehensive procedures working within Alberta Heath Services guidelines to deliver a safe meeting/retreat experience for you our guests and staff.
As of June 1st, 2020, The Crossing is able to open its doors to small groups. With the onset of warmer spring and summer days, cooped up Albertans are eager to re-emerge and re-connect, but still with consideration and respect to the ongoing
concerns around COVID-19.
It’s been a challenging year for Albertans, as it has been for everyone around the globe. With the
physical precautions we have all taken, including major shifts in working from home, self-isolation and
social distancing, we have also faced the debilitating effects on our emotional and mental states.