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REC REPORT: Easter comes to rec centre

Easter is right around the corner and we all know that when the Easter Bunny visits, he brings with him some really nice treats.

Easter is right around the corner and we all know that when the Easter Bunny visits, he brings with him some really nice treats.

Grand Forks Recreation wants to help the little guy out by offering our aquatic centre’s 25-session pass memberships at a five per cent discount from Monday, April 18 to Saturday, April 30.

Take this opportunity to stuff those baskets with the gift of healthy living.

Treat your family members to all that the aquatic centre has to offer, including public swimming, fitness classes, hot tub and sauna as well as a gym for your use.

Don’t forget these passes do not have an expiry date so you can stock up for spring and summer.


Speaking of the Easter Bunny, he’s coming to visit the aquatic centre on Saturday, April 23.

He will arrive at the pool around 1:30 p.m. with a basket full of treats and will provide an opportunity for pictures with the kids, so bring your camera.

From 1 to 3 p.m., not only will the bunny be around but families can participate in activities, win draw prizes and have snacks in celebration of Easter.

The pool will be open its regular Saturday hours from 1 to 6 p.m. and admission is discounted the entire day.


Last month, Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) celebrated Youth Month.  Well, we are continuing with that theme by offering a special event just for teens aged 13 to 18 years.

On Saturday, April 30 GFREC and the Gem Theater are hosting a Movie and Swim Night.  By purchasing one ticket for $5, teens will be able to see a movie at the Gem at 4 p.m. and then swim following at the aquatic centre from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

When you get to the pool there will be free pizza and pop provided by Twisted Tomato and Buy-Low Foods.

Tickets are on sale now at the aquatic centre and the recreation office.  Tickets will also be for sale at  Grand Forks Secondary School during lunch time on Friday, April 29. Parents tell your kids and kids tell your friends. You don’t want to miss out on this great event designed just for you.


The B.C. Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Move for Health Day is an annual event in May taking place in communities around the province, encouraging families and friends to get together and celebrate health and wellness by participating together in physical activity.

GFREC along with many sponsors are celebrating Move for Health Day by providing a Family Bike Ride along the trans-Canada trail from Christina Lake back to Grand Forks on Saturday, May 7.

Pre-registration will take place at Grand Forks City Park at 9:30 a.m. and the bus will leave promptly at 10 a.m. taking participants to the start of the ride at Christina Lake.

The ride will end back at City Park where snacks and drinks will be waiting for you provided by the Seniors Centre.  This is a free event for everyone thanks to the BCRPA, GFREC, School District #51, Rick Kost and the Grand Forks ATV and Radio club.


Pick up an April flyer for details on spring scheduling 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,