REC REPORT: Happy Holidays from GFREC

GFREC, BCRPA, 2010 Legacies Now, Promotion Plus and the province are teaming to provide inactive women with a chance to get fit.

“Stop and Smell the Roses.”

Everyone has heard that saying sometime. Our society today tries to fit so much in to their daily schedule that we tend to forget an important aspect of life.

Exercise and healthy eating are two important ingredients to a healthy lifestyle. It has been proven that we need to include some form of exercise in our everyday schedule to maintain a healthy balanced life.

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Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) has partnered with BCRPA, 2010 Legacies Now, Promotion Plus and the Province of B.C. to provide an opportunity for inactive women to get active and healthier in 2012. GFREC is kicking the New Year off with a new program to get inactive women in our community up and active.

Fit for Health 2012 will run Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from Jan. 16 to March 2. Classes will include an orientation to the fitness room and aquatic centre with introductions to various fitness classes such as circuit training, Aquafit, yoga, stretching and health tips to help encourage participants make healthier and better food choices.

GFREC wants to make our community a healthier and more active community in 2012.

To register or for more information on this new fitness program for 2012, please give the recreation office a call.

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GFREC has also partnered with the above organizations to offer a winter of fun active activities for inactive females.

Girls and Women on the Move is a new program that will include outdoor, winter leisure recreation activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating and curling.

The program will also include an emergency first aid segment.

This program will be held on Fridays starting on Jan. 20 with a trip to Phoenix Ski Hill. If you would like to register or would like more information, please give the recreation office a call.

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Kids between the ages of seven and 12 can get together with their buddies for some fun casual hockey during the holidays. This week the schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Adult hockey is scheduled this week from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Senior’s hockey 55+ program hours will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

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Looney, toonie skate will be held daily from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. The Arena will be closed for Christmas Day only.

The aquatic centre hours will remain the same during the holidays. We have extended the Looney, toonie skate on Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m.

Bring the family out and enjoy a great time at the pool.

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The pool will be open on Dec. 24 and 31 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Bring the family out to celebrate New Year’s Eve with us at the pool. The Grand Forks Rotary Club has generously sponsored this free community event from 6 to 8 p.m. Party favors, games and activities will be available for the entire family.

The pool will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

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The staff at GFREC would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the businesses who have sponsored events and programs throughout the year and during the holiday season.

We would also like to wish the community a safe and Happy Holiday.

Pick up a December flyer or check out the brochure at www.rdkb.com. You can also call 250-442-2202 or the aquatic centre 250-442-3488.