Families

Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform at Family Day in the Qualicum Beach Community Park on May 29, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform in Qualicum Beach

Pair will compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ on May 31

 

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday, July 3, 2020. New provincial family court rules in British Columbia meant to resolve legal matters without going to court have been called “effective” by the province, but some lawyers and advocates say they don’t adequately address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. family court mediation not adequate for domestic violence victims: advocates

Groups caution mediation process risks repeating power imbalances

 

This Week’s Lunch meal options include a main, fruits and veggies and healthy snacks to round it out with different options based on your child’s age. Choose from a wide selection of mains and snacks to please everyone from Elementary to High School — even those picky eaters!

Thinking outside the lunch box: What if your kid’s lunch box came to you?

Greater Victoria has a new way to do school lunch!

  • Mar 21, 2022

 

Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo

Divorces granted in Canada have dropped sharply, new Statistics Canada report shows

Canada granted fewer divorces last year than any year since 1973

Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo
From weight room workouts to PartyFit, Saanich youth have virtually endless opportunities to get busy using their Continuous Access Pass – and have fun doing it!

Fitness, friends + fun: Teens tap into the many possibilities of Saanich Recreation

Access Pass opens the doors to new possibilities and old favourites

  • Feb 21, 2022
From weight room workouts to PartyFit, Saanich youth have virtually endless opportunities to get busy using their Continuous Access Pass – and have fun doing it!
Pickleball programs through Saanich Recreation welcome participants of different levels of experience and physical activity who enjoy the fitness and social opportunities the activity offers.

Pickleball or fitness class: Get active AND social, no matter your experience

Popular programs get participants connected and moving at their comfort level

  • Feb 7, 2022
Pickleball programs through Saanich Recreation welcome participants of different levels of experience and physical activity who enjoy the fitness and social opportunities the activity offers.
Saanich Recreation’s youth programming, including three youth centres, can help build community connections and tap into the many diverse interests youth may have, including arts and crafts, sports, board and video games, and more.

For Saanich youth, community connections begin HERE!

Saanich Recreation drop-ins, youth programming help build life-long connections

  • Jan 31, 2022
Saanich Recreation’s youth programming, including three youth centres, can help build community connections and tap into the many diverse interests youth may have, including arts and crafts, sports, board and video games, and more.
Cailin Jenkinson taught swimming at Gordon Head Recreation Centre for many years, appreciating the flexible hours that were ideal for balancing classes and studying.

Growing up with Saanich Recreation: Rewarding career starts at the pool

Cailin Jenkinson can truly say she grew up with Saanich Recreation. Today…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Cailin Jenkinson taught swimming at Gordon Head Recreation Centre for many years, appreciating the flexible hours that were ideal for balancing classes and studying.
Families enjoy the Ice Festival at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre in Saanich, British Columbia Canada on December 22nd, 2019.

9 days of recreation: Continuous Access Pass delivers this holiday season!

The holiday season is about time spent with friends and family, and…

  • Dec 20, 2021
Families enjoy the Ice Festival at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre in Saanich, British Columbia Canada on December 22nd, 2019.
Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Poll shows women do more chores, child care, even when couples plan otherwise

‘When you look at time use data, women are more correct than men’

Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Dec 13, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
Using her Continuous Access Pass, Briana Dallinger has been visiting her neighbourhood gym since she was a teen, often hitting the cardio or working on her powerlifting.

Here’s a local fitness gift your student will love

Continuous Access Pass offers flexible, affordable workouts at recreation across Saanich

  • Dec 13, 2021
Using her Continuous Access Pass, Briana Dallinger has been visiting her neighbourhood gym since she was a teen, often hitting the cardio or working on her powerlifting.
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Victoria area kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 13, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.
When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh want to add a little extra practice time to their figure skating training, using the family’s Continuous Access Pass for the drop-in public skating at Pearkes Arena is the perfect solution.

Easy-to-use Access Pass opens the door to family recreation possibilities

When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh wanted to add a little extra…

  • Nov 15, 2021
When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh want to add a little extra practice time to their figure skating training, using the family’s Continuous Access Pass for the drop-in public skating at Pearkes Arena is the perfect solution.
From left: Patricia Mamic, Michelle O'Connor, Margaret-Rose Richardson, and Sarah O'Connor are dedicated employees at the Victoria Citadel Salvation Army location in Saanich. They're excited for the expansion of their services that will allow for greater reach. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Salvation Army expands reach for family services around Greater Victoria

Charity organization adds programs for those in need in three communities

From left: Patricia Mamic, Michelle O'Connor, Margaret-Rose Richardson, and Sarah O'Connor are dedicated employees at the Victoria Citadel Salvation Army location in Saanich. They're excited for the expansion of their services that will allow for greater reach. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
With your Saanich Recreation Continuous Access Pass, and activity options seven days a week across all four rec centres, your active living options are plentiful.

10 things to try this Fall with your Saanich Continuous Access Pass

If you’re looking for a way to change up your workout this…

  • Oct 25, 2021
With your Saanich Recreation Continuous Access Pass, and activity options seven days a week across all four rec centres, your active living options are plentiful.
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Whether you enjoy the camaraderie of a fitness class or the solitude of lane swimming, a fun family swim or a turn about the rink, your Continuous Access Pass gives you easy access to the programs you want.

5 reasons to have this Saanich Recreation pass in your wallet!

If you think of your preferred recreation or fitness activity, what comes…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Whether you enjoy the camaraderie of a fitness class or the solitude of lane swimming, a fun family swim or a turn about the rink, your Continuous Access Pass gives you easy access to the programs you want.
Geralyn Nonesa, skating instructor with Saanich Recreation.

Ice time: Turning a skating dream into a life-long passion

Continuous Access Pass opens the door to numerous on-ice activities at Pearkes Recreation

  • Oct 11, 2021
Geralyn Nonesa, skating instructor with Saanich Recreation.
From family swims to waterfit, Saanich pools have a lot to offer … check it out with your Continuous Access Pass!

5 ways to make a splash with Saanich Recreation

Saanich’s Continuous Access Pass makes it easy to enjoy your fave activities – in the pool and out

  • Oct 4, 2021
From family swims to waterfit, Saanich pools have a lot to offer … check it out with your Continuous Access Pass!