Rec Report: It’s playtime!

Grand Forks Recreation is all about play. In fact we insist "It's OK to Play @ GFREC."

It is proven scientifically that play is essential for childhood development. But did you know that it is crucial for adults to play on a regular basis?

Play time for adults is an opportunity to release stress, improve brain function, stimulate the mind and boost creativity. Play keeps you feeling young and energetic and is a significant avenue for improving relationships and connecting with others.

It doesn’t matter the activity; however, play should include at least one other person and away from the sensory-overload of electronic gadgets in order to reap the greatest benefits.

Grand Forks Recreation is all about play. In fact we insist “It’s OK to Play @ GFREC.” There are a variety of adult recreation programs taking place within our community on a daily basis. All activities are drop-in and everyone is welcome.

Volleyball, badminton under way

Monday and Wednesday nights from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the GFSS gym, adults can bump and spike the ball across the net to fellow volleyball enthusiasts. Tuesday and Thursday nights you will find players serving up a game of badminton from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Adult soccer happens at Perley

Adult soccer meets at the Perley gym on Monday and Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Players have adapted the outdoor game to accommodate the indoors during the winter months.

A chance to dance

Learn to Dance is scheduled at Hutton gym on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday at the Christina Lake Hall from  7 to 9 p.m. May Berge instructs adults in a variety of ballroom and country dance styles. You don’t have to have a partner or experience to participate.

Play at pool and arena

Play doesn’t have to include a team sport. Take advantage of the tropical atmosphere at the aquatic centre and splash away or strap on some skates and go for a spin on the ice surface at the arena.

It’s never too late to develop a playful nature. The more opportunities you make, the easier and more natural play will become. Engage others in your fun and the benefits multiply.


Give GFREC a call at 240-442-2202 for details on how much fun play can be. You can also email us at  HYPERLINK “” if you have questions on recreation programming.





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