JULY 3 GRAND FORKS RECREATION REPORT: Saluting the Christina Lake triathlon volunteers

The 2013 Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon was a success and the volunteers played a big part.

Volunteers at this year's triathlon at Christina Lake.

Volunteers at this year's triathlon at Christina Lake.

The 2013 Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon was another great success. We are so thankful to the sponsors that provided materials and funds in order to make the event meaningful and affordable to all the participants.

To the many volunteers who gave up their Sunday morning to administer all the technical and safety details necessary to provide a fun and exciting triathlon, we applaud your service.

2014 will be the 10th anniversary for the Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon. Christina Lake Recreation wants to make it a memorable event. Mark Sunday, June 22, 2014 on your calendar.

It’s only the first week of summer vacation and the kids are probably already wondering what to do. Fortunately there are a variety of activities being offered throughout Grand Forks and Christina Lake. Selkirk College is providing art, theatre and science camps both in Grand Forks and Christina Lake. Call 250-442-2704 for details.

The Boundary Youth Soccer Association has put together an amazing multi-activity camp out at Christina Lake, scheduled July 15 to 19. Kids will take part in soccer, kayaking, swimming, tennis and lake stewardship to name just a few of the activities. For registration and additional information go to the website www.boundaryyouthsoccer.com.

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society is providing day camps on Thursday mornings throughout the summer beginning tomorrow (July 4).  Kid’s adventure topics include Fantastic Fish, Aliens Among Us and Beautiful Birds. Contact 250-447-2504 to register.

The Grand Forks and District Public Library summer reading program “Up, Up and Away” begins July 9 for children aged six to 12 years. The library will also provide storytime at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Christina Lake “Fun on the Slab” is a free drop-in program for kids ages 10 to 13. A variety of supervised group activities and games will happen 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 to 25 on the cement slab at the Christina Lake Community Hall. Contact Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) for details.

The first set of Red Cross swim lessons begin next week. The aquatic center will be providing three week-long sessions this summer: July 8 to 12, July 22 to 26 and Aug. 12 to 16.  Classes run Monday to Friday and take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Preschool lessons are for ages three to five years and Red Cross Swim is geared to school-aged kids six years and up. Contact the aquatic centre or GFREC to register.

Christina Lake Swim Lessons will take place at the public beach Monday to Friday from July 29 to Aug. 2. All levels of preschool and swim kids will be provided. Contact GFREC for details and to register.

There are so many exciting events and activities for kids to get involved in this summer you don’t want anyone to miss out.

So parents and guardians please give GFREC a call at 250-442-2202 or the aquatic centre at 250-442-3488 and someone will be happy to assist you.

– Contributed by Kim Johnson