COMMUNITY RECREATION
E-NEWSLETTER
Summer 2021
Flowerbeds at Connaught Hill Park
Greetings!
The Community Recreation E-Newsletter provides you ways to get active and have fun safely this summer. Prince George offers an abundance of natural beauty in all seasons. In this edition, you'll find a variety of indoor, outdoor, and virtual activities from the City and non-profit organizations to stay social and keep your mind and body active.
AQUATICS & ARENAS
BOOK A SWIM AND AQUAFIT CLASS
Sign up to swim laps, bring your family to the pool, or join an Aquafit class. Browse the schedule. Participants must sign up and register online.

The hot tub, main pool, and lanes are open. Waves, the sauna and steam room, and fitness centre are currently not available. Make sure to bring a mask and review the COVID-19 safety rules before your next swim.
AQUATIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
Have you ever thought of becoming a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor?

The Prince George Aquatic Centre is once again offering all the courses you need to help get on your way.
COMMUNITY RECREATION PROGRAMS
ACTIVE MINDS FOR ACTIVE KIDS
UNBC Active Minds Summer Camps
Come join us virtually this summer! Open to kids ages 6 to 12, Activity Clubs and activity boxes will be available all summer long. Explore and get excited about STEM with UNBC Active Minds!
SUMMER FUN AT THE YMCA'S CAMP KANANNAQ
Register now for the YMCA's Camp Kanannaq programs for ages 5-17
Do you want to spend your summer days at the lake canoeing, swimming, orienteering, playing Capture-the-Flag, and so much more? Register now for YMCA Camp Kanannaq programs for ages 5-17 years! Join them at Tsitniz Lake for another memorable camping season where campers feel the true magic of camp! Sessions start June 28, 2021.
SUMMER CREATIVITY CAMPS
Fun-filled art camps for kids ages 5-13 at Two Rivers Gallery
Experience and enjoy week-long summer camps for children (ages 5-13). Full-day and half-day camps are available in a wide range of mediums and themes. Get creative this summer with Two Rivers Gallery Creativity Camps!
SPEND THE SUMMER ON THE LAKE
Canoe and kayak lessons and camps
Kids, ages 7-18, can spend summer days or evenings at West Lake, learning to paddle canoes and kayaks and having fun outdoors. Sign up for one-day paddle events, summer camps, or regular weekly practices. No previous paddling experience is required. All equipment is included in program fee.

The 2022 BC Summer Games will be help in Prince George; interested youth can attend specific camps for a opportunity to participate in the Games.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR YOUTH AGES 9-12
Navy League of Canada
We develop youth's leadership, seamanship, and team-building skills. Cadets participate in multiple activities, including classroom-based learning, band, camping, sports, outdoor training, drills, and First Aid.

Open to youth ages 9-12. Parade Nights occur from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm on Monday nights at Connaught Youth Centre (1491 17th Avenue).
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR YOUTH AGES 12-18
Register for Sea Cadets - 158 Grizzly
Youth! Learn leadership, seamanship, and team-building skills. Cadets participate in many activities, including classroom-based learning, band, camping, sports, outdoor training, drills, and First Aid.

Open to youth ages 12-18. Parade Nights occur from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm on Thursday nights at Connaught Youth Centre (1491 17th Avenue).
COME SEE HOW WE ROLL
Lawn Bowling Club
Come and bowl at Watrous Park's lawn bowling green. The Lawn Bowling Club supplies free lessons and equipment. The season runs from June through to October. Fun and outdoor exercise for all ages. Come and enjoy social events, as well as the regular lawn bowling times.
LEARN TO PLAY MUSIC AT ANY AGE
Alban Classical Artist Society
Learn and experience the power of music with online private and group instruction in clarinet, saxophone, voice, piano, oboe, and theory. Call 250-563-4693 for current rates and availability.
WEEKLY MUSIC JAMS & GROUP LESSONS
BC Old Time Fiddlers - Prince George Branch
Come and play the fiddle with others. The Fiddlers Club welcomes beginner to advanced players at their weekly jamming and group lessons. They play for seniors’ residences and community events, and host monthly dances and annual Jamborees (when events can occur). It’s a great place to learn, listen, and make new friends. Provincial health regulations and procedures are in place, so their activity schedule does vary. Check out the Fiddlers website for updates.
ACTIVE LIVING AT PARKS
Playtime at Watrous Park
PARKS AND TRAILS
Get outside and enjoy Prince George's parks and trails
Things to do this summer


  • Search your parks for local plant and animal species! How many different trees, plants, and birds can you identify? The City of Prince George Parks Division is proud to work with partners like the PG Naturalist Club who maintain four viewing platforms at Hudson’s Bay Wetland.


  • Play on the monkey bars, climb through the jungle gyms, and ride down the slide. Find a playground near you on our online playground map

  • Bring the baseball mitts and bats. Pull out the soccer ball. Have a fun game with the neighbours, or practice your skills. Did you know the Parks Division maintains turf at over 37 hectares of sport fields and over 200 hectares of major neighbourhood parks, green spaces, and boulevards? Check out our online turf management brochure.


  • Play pickleball at Fairburn Park or the PG Tennis & Pickleball Club facility, or try lawn bowling at Watrous Park.


  • Prince George boasts over 60 neighbourhood parks throughout our city – check out the online neighbourhood park map and explore the beauty of these hidden gems in your own neighbourhood.
Aerial view of Masich Place Stadium
1100 Patricia Blvd, Prince George, BC V2L 3V9, Canada,
Email: 311@princegeorge.ca | Telephone: dial 3-1-1 or call 250-561-7600
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