Check out the Grand Forks Community Leisure Guide

September 6th, 2023

The team at Grand Forks & District Recreation is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of its second community leisure guide to cover the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 seasons.

The guide, which has become an essential resource for local residents and newcomers alike, showcases an array of exciting recreation opportunities within the Grand Forks and Christina Lake area.

To celebrate this launch, a ‘Parade of Programs’ event will be held on Wednesday, September 13, from 4 – 5.30 p.m. at the Hutton Elementary Gymnasium, where the public can drop in to learn more about local recreation opportunities and even register for the upcoming activities.

Featured are a variety of activities to keep all ages occupied during the cold snap including fitness challenges, Candyland Christmas Skates, Friyay Play camps, a Happy New Year Swim and special themed pool events including a ‘Swim Spooktacular’, and ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas Pool Party’.

Melina Van Hoogevest, RDKB’s Recreation Supervisor for Grand Forks & District Recreation, underscores the guide’s role in enhancing community engagement.

“We are elated to present this guide to our community, providing a comprehensive local resource,” Van Hoogevest explains.

“It offers everything you need in one place to savour our area to the fullest, engage in our diverse programming, have a blast, and stay active.”

Melina further emphasizes, “Whether you’re eager to explore something entirely new, connect with new friends, or re-establish a healthy routine, our guide unlocks a myriad of opportunities for individuals of all ages and families. It’s not solely centered around RDKB facilities and programs; it also showcases the vibrant community clubs, leagues, and societies that enrich our region.”

The comprehensive community leisure guide includes schedules and fees for the Aquatic Centre and Fitness Room, The Jack Goddard Memorial Arena, The Curling Centre, guidance on how to register for activities, details about the equipment loaner program, and information on applying to the leisure access & Inclusion program for low-income families.

Users can browse through current programs, pool events, swim lessons, and lifeguard training, as well as holiday events.

A convenient interactive map of recreation facilities located in Areas D/Rural Grand Forks, Area C/Christina Lake, and the City of Grand Forks is also accessible through a QR Code link to the RDKB website.

Paul Keys, RDKB’s Manager of Facilities and Recreation for Grand Forks & District Recreation, underscores the significance of the guide in bolstering community engagement and accessibility, remarking, “In step with our thriving community and expanding programs, the demand for a leisure guide like this has never been more pronounced.

“Its primary objective is to illuminate the wealth of recreational opportunities at our disposal, enhance accessibility, and amplify engagement, especially for newcomers and residents eager to deepen their involvement. Our team has poured immense effort into bringing this project to fruition, and we are optimistic that it will continue to evolve and serve our community with each successive edition.”

In an effort to reduce its environmental footprint, the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 edition of the bi-annual Community Leisure Guide will be available digitally on its Recreation & Culture pages at this link.

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