recreation

Saanich Commonwealth Place Fitness Programmer, Kristy Webster in the recreation centre’s weight room

Saanich fitness experts share their tips tricks to help you keep your 2023 resolutions

Mini-goals, S.M.A.R.T. goals, and more to help you stay motivated, hydrated active

  • Jan 16, 2023

 

Saanich Recreation swim lessons will now be based on the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life program. Photo courtesy Saanich Recreation

Swim lesson registration gets easier with Saanich Recreation

Swim lessons with Saanich Recreation will have a new look this fall…

  • Nov 14, 2022

 

A draft strategic plan for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area has been released by the Capital Regional District. (Photo by Sebastian Jakob)

Region rolls out draft recreation plan for Juan de Fuca

Plan guides management priorities for the next 10 years

 

Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography
The Monterey Avenue Minstrels, here bringing a little joy to guests, are among myriad clubs that meet at the Monterey Recreation Centre for people 50-over. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay adult recreation centre touts clubs, benefits with open house

Monterey’s open house runs Sept. 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The Monterey Avenue Minstrels, here bringing a little joy to guests, are among myriad clubs that meet at the Monterey Recreation Centre for people 50-over. (Black Press Media file photo)
Friendly competition returns with the annual tournament between Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club and the Victoria Chinese Seniors’ Chinese Association at Monterey centre in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club)

Athletes return to friendly battle at table tennis tournament in Oak Bay

Monterey, Victoria centres return to the norm with a two-day fun affair

Friendly competition returns with the annual tournament between Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club and the Victoria Chinese Seniors’ Chinese Association at Monterey centre in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club)
Enthusiastic mountain bike riders traverse the newly opened Tripp Youth Bike Skills Park in Saanich. The facility officially opened Saturday (July 16) and is expected to be popular with riders of all ages this summer. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Busy bike park opening a sign of future success, Saanich hopes

Tripp Youth Bike Skills Parks offers options for all ages

Enthusiastic mountain bike riders traverse the newly opened Tripp Youth Bike Skills Park in Saanich. The facility officially opened Saturday (July 16) and is expected to be popular with riders of all ages this summer. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Ukrainian refugees Anastasiia Shevelova and Fawzi Abualhuda, with Riyaz Rabbani, Recreation Receptionist at Saanich Commonwealth Place, who set the couple up with the LIFE recreation program. The program makes fitness and recreation accessible for families with a low income.

Ukraine refugees reclaim wellness, discover community with Saanich Recreation

LIFE program makes recreation possible for all

  • Jul 11, 2022
Ukrainian refugees Anastasiia Shevelova and Fawzi Abualhuda, with Riyaz Rabbani, Recreation Receptionist at Saanich Commonwealth Place, who set the couple up with the LIFE recreation program. The program makes fitness and recreation accessible for families with a low income.
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 City Centre Park splash pad is now patio space for Patio37. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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 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)
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

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)
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)
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