Concerned about your shoes going missing? Please read this

We have had reports of 3 pairs of shoes going missing over the past couple weeks so in working with East Elmwood Community Centre we have come up with the following solutions:

  1. Best solution: Bring a grocery bag with you and after you remove your shoes put them in that bag and take them with you into the gym and keep them in your gym bag
  2. Next best solution: We are bringing a boot mat (4′ x 6′) that will be stored at the gymnasium and kept in between the courts. You can leave your shoes on there HOWEVER you cannot allow them to get the floor wet while transporting them which means you still need to carry them into and out of the gym, preferably in a bag of some sort (such as solution #1).

We do not have time/resources to mop the floors as each person drips onto them (unfortunate side effect of winter) and the moment we find a wet shoeprint on the gym floor we will lose the privilege of having the boot mat in the gym. We do not own the space and cannot lock the doors as it’s a public place so we hope everyone does their due diligence in keeping the place clean and dry.