GRAND FORKS RECREATION REPORT: Parents and Tot Swim good for families

There are lots of fun events coming up through Grand Forks Rec.

Parent and Tot Swim and Play is a great time for families to bring the little ones to the pool for some supervised fun.

The instructor supervises one hour of games and activities in a circuit format for children under six. GFREC (Grand Forks Recreation) would like to thank Success By 6 for sponsoring this free community program.

Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be the final session.


Toonie public swims are scheduled every Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. during the summer months. The final session will be Aug. 15.


The aquatic centre will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 17 to Saturday, Sept. 7 for the annual maintenance shutdown. The aquatic centre will reopen Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Take advantage of the youth open house event held at the Grand Forks Arena viewing room.

This is a great time to offer a registration session for your club or organization or to make information available to the public for youth and children programs in the community. The event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

There is no charge to participate but pre-registration is required to reserve a table.


The arena will be open for senior’s hockey starting Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Senior 55-plus will be held every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Senior 65-plus will be scheduled every Monday and Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. starting Sept. 4. Drop-in fee is just $5.75 or purchase passes and save.

For information on our summer schedule, please give us a call or visit our website at


– Submtted by Lilly Bryant, GFRec

Just Posted

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

Endoscopy Campaign wraps up at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The KBRH Health Foundation recently held a donor ceremony for contributors to its $450,000 tally

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Elections 2018: Meet your Grand Forks Council Candidates

The biographies of the 13 candidates for City of Grand Forks council

PLACE NAMES: Kootenay Landing to Reffek

Boundary railway siding was named after a BC Copper Company manager – but spelled backward

VIDEO: How to roll a joint

The cannabis connoisseur shares his secrets to rolling the perfect joint

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day two of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

Demand for legalized cannabis in early hours draws lineups, heavy web traffic

Government-run and privately operated sales portals went live at 12:01 a.m. local time across Canada, eliciting a wave of demand.

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set to make parole pitch today

Paul Bernardo, whose very name became synonymous with sadistic sexual perversion, is expected to plead for release on Wednesday.

Hero campaign raises $1.1 million for Canada non-profits

Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign was held throughout September

Scope of Hurricane Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

Nearly 137,000 Florida customers remain without power from the Gulf of Mexico to the Georgia border

Streamlined pardon process for pot possession convictions in Canada

Feds say legalization is first step towards objectives of getting pot out of the hands of kids and eliminating black market

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

Most Read