REC REPORT: Looking forward to fall recreation program

Grand Forks Recreation is looking ahead to new programs for the fall, as well as upcoming summer programs.

There is still time to register for the final Red Cross swim lesson set running from Monday, Aug. 15 to Friday, Aug. 19.

Parents take advantage of the last set of lessons before the aquatic centre begins its annual shutdown Aug. 20.

Classes run daily between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  All levels are provided, from preschool to level 10 Swim Kids.

There will not be another lesson set until Oct. 21.

The local food bank needs our help all year and the Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) staff would like to help you help our neighbors in need.

On Friday, Aug. 19, take advantage of Food Bank Day at the pool.

All public swim admissions will be by donation to our local food bank.  Bring down your non-perishable food items or monetary donation and swim for free from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and have some fun.

As we wind down the summer programming and look toward fall, GFREC would like to remind you that the recreation office will be open while the aquatic centre is closed.

You can register for fall programming for all recreation and aquatic activities throughout the pool closure.

And speaking of fall programming, the annual Child and Youth Open House will be taking place on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the viewing room of the arena.

This is an opportunity for organizations and clubs to showcase child and youth programs and services offered in our community.

It is a great venue to take registration for your activities and a chance to network with other agencies providing children’s services.

There is no charge to exhibitors. However we do need you to pre-register your group by calling our office at 442-2202 or emailing us at

You can view the recreation brochure on the web at

You can reach the Grand Forks Recreation office at 250-442-2202 and the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre at 250-442-3488 or by email,