recreation

The City Centre Park splash pad is now patio space for Patio37. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford residents make waves over splash pad closure

The decision was made during an in-camera meeting, closed due to maintenance costs

 

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)

Potential Western Speedway move to Shawnigan Lake leaves Cowichan officials wondering

West Shore Motorsports Park considering 4 locations, no application made to date over the Malahat

 

The swimming pools and hot tub at SEAPARC Leisure Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from June 12 to July 3. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke pool closing for annual maintenance

Repairs set for June 12 to July 3

 

Mena Westhaver, Community Programmer with Saanich Parks, Recreation Community Services, encourages Saanich residents to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a physical activity initiative encouraging Canadians to get active, and search for Canada’s Most Active Community.

Saanich wants YOU to take on the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge!

Sign up, record your activity minutes + help Saanich compete to be Canada’s Most Active Community

  • Jun 6, 2022
Mena Westhaver, Community Programmer with Saanich Parks, Recreation Community Services, encourages Saanich residents to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a physical activity initiative encouraging Canadians to get active, and search for Canada’s Most Active Community.
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 30, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Indoor cycle classes are now available at three Saanich recreation centres: G.R. Pearkes, Saanich Commonwealth Place and Gordon Head.

Pedal power: Saanich cycling class makes workouts easy, affordable – and FUN!

An avid cyclist for many years, Trace Walker was sidelined when an…

  • May 23, 2022
Indoor cycle classes are now available at three Saanich recreation centres: G.R. Pearkes, Saanich Commonwealth Place and Gordon Head.
Brittany Hudak, a three-time Paralympic Nordic skier who won bronze at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, said the new Jumpstart Multi-Sport Court at Panorama Recreation Centre will create more opportunities for differently-abled athletes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New accessible multi-sport court in North Saanich aims to jump-start play for all

Located at Panorama Recreation Centre, court also includes several accessible elements

Brittany Hudak, a three-time Paralympic Nordic skier who won bronze at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, said the new Jumpstart Multi-Sport Court at Panorama Recreation Centre will create more opportunities for differently-abled athletes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Despite the day’s rainy weather, about 30 members of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club made their way to the Gorge for fun races on May 15. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club gets a restart on the Gorge

About 30 paddlers attend weekend event, big season anticipated for 400-member club

Despite the day’s rainy weather, about 30 members of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club made their way to the Gorge for fun races on May 15. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Whether you’re working part-time as a lifeguard, fitness instructor or receptionist, or building a full-time career, working in recreation brings many rewards, says Alyssa Staples, Arts and Wellness Recreation Programmer at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.

Recreation reaps rewards – for participants and staff!

Summer camp leader, lifeguard or Zamboni driver, a Saanich Recreation career can take many paths!

  • May 9, 2022
Whether you’re working part-time as a lifeguard, fitness instructor or receptionist, or building a full-time career, working in recreation brings many rewards, says Alyssa Staples, Arts and Wellness Recreation Programmer at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.
A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Vancouver Island divers enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)
The District of North Saanich would retain the right to purchase undeveloped portions of the Panorama Recreation Centre lands for $10 for a future library under a land transfer agreement with the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD set to purchase Panorama Recreation Centre lands in North Saanich for $10

Municipality retains right to purchase undeveloped land for a library

The District of North Saanich would retain the right to purchase undeveloped portions of the Panorama Recreation Centre lands for $10 for a future library under a land transfer agreement with the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hosts Saturday open houses throughout April. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria team takes top trophy in interclub croquet play in Oak Bay

Potential new members welcome for Oak Bay Lawn Bowling club Saturday open houses

The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hosts Saturday open houses throughout April. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Pickleball courts at Tolmie Park in Saanich will be closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as of April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich finds compromise on pickleball court situation at Tolmie Park

Effective April 4, play will be reduced to four days a week

Pickleball courts at Tolmie Park in Saanich will be closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as of April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)

Bike track, skills park coming this summer to Saanich’s Tripp Station

Plans underway since 2015 coming to fruition, construction will take up to 12 weeks

High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)
The rewards of a Saanich Recreation Access Pass are so much greater than the individual drop-in. They also offer the opportunity to connect with friends and other program participants, building connections among older adults.

Saanich has a sweet recreation deal for those 90+!

Access Pass is FREE for those age 90+, and just $30 for those 60+

  • Feb 28, 2022
The rewards of a Saanich Recreation Access Pass are so much greater than the individual drop-in. They also offer the opportunity to connect with friends and other program participants, building connections among older adults.
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.
Gayeon Son, right, her son June and family friend Cecilia Lopena take a spin around the Pearks arena during a 2017 public skate.

For fun, fitness, creativity + relaxation: Mom embraces the unique possibilities of ice skating

Skating sessions just one of many activities to enjoy with your Saanich Access Pass

  • Jan 17, 2022
Gayeon Son, right, her son June and family friend Cecilia Lopena take a spin around the Pearks arena during a 2017 public skate.