Media Release

                       October 3, 2019


Thanksgiving Day Municipal Holiday Hours


Municipal offices and most services will be closed Monday, October 14 in recognition of Thanksgiving.  
Other services are scheduled as follows: 
Cemetery Operations: Cemetery staff will be on call for funeral homes who require at-need sales.
CK Transit: Services will not be operating on Monday, October 14.


Emergency Services:  Police, Fire and Ambulance are operational 24 hours a day, every day, and are accessible by dialing “911” for emergency calls only.
Arts and Culture: The Chatham Capitol Theatre and Cultural Centre Administration Offices, CK Tickets Box Office, ARTspace, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent Museum, Milner Heritage House and Ridge House Museum will be closed.


Entegrus and Public Utilities Commission: PUC will be closed. The emergency call number is 519-352-6300.


The office of Fleet Services (PABC) will be closed on Monday, October 14.


Health and Family Services Building: The Health and Family Services building will be closed on October 14, including the offices of Employment and Social Services, Housing Services, Child Care and Early Years, and Public Health. The Employment Resource Centres located at 240 King St. W., Chatham and 786 Dufferin Avenue, Wallaceburg will be closed. The Chatham-Kent Homeless Response Line is available at 519-354-6628.
All EarlyON programs are closed on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Monday Oct. 14.

Libraries: All public libraries will be closed Monday, October 14 and will have normal operational hours on Tuesday, October 15.
Public Health Clinic Services: Essential after-hours Public Health services are available by calling 1-866-446-8207. Public Health Clinic Services, located at 177 King St. E., Chatham will be closed.


Provincial Offences Court:  POC will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019.  Regular business hours 8:30-4:30 p.m. will resume on Tuesday, October 15, with Court commencing at 10:00 a.m.


Recreation Services: Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool and Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool will both be closed.


Arenas: Chatham Thames Campus Arena is open for scheduled rentals. All other arenas are closed.


Riverview Gardens: Reception and administrative offices will be closed, but services, activities and visiting hours continue as normal. Nursing staff can be reached 24/7 by calling 519-352-4823.
Waste and Recycling: Garbage and recycling collection services for the week of October 14 will be delayed by one day. Please refer to the Recycling and Waste Collection Guide for further details. The Harwich Transfer Station, Wallaceburg Transfer Station and Chatham Leaf & Yard Depot will be closed in recognition of Thanksgiving. All other transfer stations will be open regular hours and will not be affected by the holiday.


Chatham-Kent Tourism: In observance of Thanksgiving, offices will be closed on Monday, October 14. To access visitor information at any time, please go to


Media Contact:

Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3623


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