Family bike ride planned

Move for Health Day is Friday, May 1 – Rec Report, April 15

Move for Health Day

B.C. Recreation and Parks Association, with support from Healthy Families B.C., leads our province in supporting an international event created by the World Health Organization in 2002 promoting physical activity.

Move for Health Day is celebrated all over our province in early May. It is estimated that in 2014, 18,000+ participated in events and activities in various communities throughout British Columbia.

Grand Forks Recreation has also been promoting Move for Health Day in our community for years. We have held a variety of events supporting healthy living in our region.

To celebrate Move for Health Day 2015, GFREC is hosting a family bike ride Friday, May 1 along the Trans Canada Trial from Cascade Falls to Grand Forks City Park. Meet at the Grand Forks arena by 9:30 a.m. and be transported for free to the start point at Christina Lake.

It will be an amazing family event featuring the Trans Canada Trail and all of the natural beauty along the way. Make sure to dress for the weather, bring water, snacks and don’t forget your helmet. Children under the ages of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Blood pressure clinic next week

Interior Health nurse Angie Burch will be set up in the aquatic centre lobby for a blood pressure clinic held Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Angie brings with her a wealth of information on a variety of subjects concerning your health and well-being. If she doesn’t have the answer she will direct you accordingly. Take advantage of this free service taking place monthly at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre.

 

SUB Sign up now for summer programs

We are taking registration for all of our summer programming including swim lessons and leadership courses.

Red Cross lessons will be running in three sets July 6 to 10; July 20 to 24 and Aug.10 to 14. Classes will be held in the mornings Monday to Friday.

Christina Lake swim lessons will be running July 27 to 31 Monday to Friday at the Christina Lake Public Beach.

The leadership courses taking place this summer include the National Lifeguard Service Award June 29 to July 4, Assisted Water Safety Instructor Aug. 4 to 7 and the Water Safety Instructor Course Aug. 4 to 7. If you are interested in a career as a lifeguard and swim instructor these are the courses necessary to be certified. There are pre-requisites involved so give GFREC a call for details.

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For more information on recreation programming call GFREC at 250-442-2202 or email us at gfplay@rdkb.com”gfplay@rdkb.com.