JUNE 26 GRAND FORKS RECREATION REPORT: Spring sked at Grand Forks Aquatic Centre end on June 30

This Sunday (June 30) will be the final day for the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre spring schedule.

The recreation report for Grand Forks Recreation.

The recreation report for Grand Forks Recreation.

This Sunday (June 30) will be the final day for the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre spring schedule.

Summer has arrived and the aquatic centre is packed full of fun activities for the week. The pool will be closed for Canada Day (July 1).

The summer schedule is in place from July 2 to Aug. 16.

The aquatic centre will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., and again from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Family nights will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the pool on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Success By Six has generously sponsored the Parent and Tot Swim and Play on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting July 2.

There will be a supervisor in the water for one hour of fun and games with the little ones.

Toonie night at the pool will be held every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 4.

The pool will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from July 1 to Sept. 8.

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The summer fitness schedule will start next Wednesday (July 3). The summer flyer has complete details of the times and dates of all our classes.

Summer Red Cross swim lessons for all ages are scheduled starting the week of July 8, July 22 and Aug. 12.

Class sizes are limited so call today to reserve the week which fits best with your summer plans.

Classes will be offered daily for five days.

The 2013 Summer Swim Patrol Camp will be held the week of Aug. 6.

This camp helps to prepare children for the advanced water safety courses that are required to become a lifeguard.

The registration fee is $85 for the four-day camp and deadline to register is July 30. Parent and Tot swim lessons are schedule on Thursday evenings for six weeks starting July 11.

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Christina Lake Recreation will be offering Red Cross Swim lessons for ages three to 15 years.

Classes will be held between 12 and 3:30 p.m. for the week of July 29 at the public beach. Earn your lifesaving awards while spending a week at the lake.

The advanced leadership camp is scheduled for the week of July 29 at the public beach at Christina Lake.

Registration deadline is July 22.

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Drop in and enjoy a game of pick up street hockey or throw a few balls with your buddies at the Christina Lake Community Hall every Tuesday and Thursday evening. There will be a supervisor on-site between 6:30 and 8 p.m. to organize games for children between the ages of 10 to 13 years.

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If you are planning to float on the river or take the gang boating and find yourself short of life-jackets, Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) has a life-jacket loan program in place.

This is part of the Open Water Wisdom Campaign sponsored by Red Cross, Lifesaving Society and the Canadian Government.

For information on the summer schedule, please give GFREC a call at 250-442-2202 or email us at gfplay@rdkb.com.

– Contributed by Lilly Bryant