Both kids and adults can take part in triathlon

May 21 to May 27 has been dedicated National Safe Boating Week.

May 21 to May 27 has been dedicated National Safe Boating Week.

It is a full week awareness campaign to educate boaters about safety while enjoying the water.

Let’s take the time to learn the safety procedures while enjoying this great summer activity.

It is now the law that anyone who operates a motorized boat must carry with them a boat operator certification card.

This card proves the operator has completed and passed the requirements needed to operate a motorized boat.

Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) is offering a Boat Pro course on Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grand Forks Arena viewing room.

Mike Fairweather from Canadian Power and Sail Squadron from Castlegar will instruct this course.

Registration deadline is Monday, June 5.

Register as a family and receive a discount on the additional family members.


If you are tired of your regular fitness routine and want to add a little excitement to your fitness routine or just want to test your personal fitness level, the 2011 Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon offers you an opportunity for a personal fitness challenge.

Swim 750 metres in the lake, complete a 20 kilometres (km) bike ride and run an easy five-km course all in a few hours. You can get together with friends or work colleagues and enter a team.

There is still plenty of time to train for this local event.


The KidSprint Triathlon for ages seven to 12-years provides an opportunity to get kids up and active.

The swim is a 100 m swim in the lake paralleling the public beach, the bike ride is a 6 km loop at the end of the lake and the run is 2 km on West Lake Drive.

The event souvenirs for the first place finishers in each category have been donated by Brian Johnson, owner of Flexus Body Systems.

The earlybird deadline is Tuesday, May 31 but you still have until June 23 to register, providing the event is not full by that date. Mark your calendar on Sunday, June 26.

This is a great community event and we want everyone to have the opportunity to get involved.

If you cannot participate as an athlete and are interested in being part of the community event as one of the event crew volunteers, please give us a call and we will add you to the list.


Pick up a May flyer for details on upcoming spring events and summer programs, or view the recreation brochure on the web at

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