Rec Report: Pool closes Aug. 16 for maintenance

Aquatic centre will be closed Aug. 16 to Sept. 6 for annual maintenance.

Christina Lake Recreation would like to take this opportunity to thank all the merchants who donated to the annual Sand Sculpture Event that was held Sunday at the Christina Lake Public Beach. All the participants of the event received a small prize.

The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre will be closing for its annual maintenance shutdown from Saturday, Aug. 16 to Saturday, Sept. 6. The fall schedule will start Sunday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m.

All our aquatic staff will be taking a well-deserved break during this time.

Circuit weight training classes held in the Arena Fitness Annex will be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Therapy classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:15 to 11 a.m.  This mid-summer session will be held from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5. There will be no classes for the week of Aug. 18 to Aug. 22.

There is just one session remaining for the Summer Parent and Tot Swim and Play program. Come join other families on Tuesday evening, Aug. 12 for supervised fun, games and activities from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This program has been sponsored by Success By Six and GFREC.

There are only two Toonie night sessions remaining for the summer. Bring the family out and enjoy the aquatic centre from 6 to 8 p.m. for just $2. Children two and under swim for free.

GFREC is gearing up for a great fall season. We are inviting any organizations to take part in our Youth Open House on Thursday, Sept. 4  from 6 to 7:45 p.m.

This is a great time to showcase what your group offers the community and to also schedule your fall registrations. There is no charge to book a table but you must call to register.


Make sure you check out the Grand Forks Recreation website at  HYPERLINK “” to view the summer recreation brochure. You can also go to  HYPERLINK “” to view the community calendar.

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