REC REPORT: Summer activity ideas

Have you heard of the game Pickle Ball? If not, then you are missing out.

Summer is a great time of year in the Boundary not just because of the great weather but because of the many opportunities we have to participate in leisure activity.

Have you heard of the game Pickle Ball? If not, then you are missing out.  It is a game played on a tennis court using paddles and a plastic ball. It’s kind of a combination of tennis and ping pong.

If you are interested in learning more about Pickle Ball and giving the game a try, contact Doris at 250-442-2604 in Grand Forks or email Marilynn at oldgord@yahoo.ca in Christina Lake.

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Lawn bowling isn’t new, in fact it has been around since the 13th century. However, it may be new to you. Bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll slightly asymmetric balls so that they stop close to a smaller “jack” or “kitty.”

It’s played on a pitch which may be flat or convex. It is usually played outdoors and the surface is either natural grass or artificial turf. Bowls is a sport for active people of all ages and makes for a wonderful family time.

The Christina Lake Recreation Commission would like to invite you to come on out to the Bowling Green at Christina Lake on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. to learn the sport.

If Mondays and Thursdays don’t work for you, give Lucy a call at 250-447-9113 and she will be happy to set up a time that’s convenient for you to gain instruction and play bowls.

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Bocce is another game that is similar to lawn bowling but maybe a little less formal. Most of us play the game when we are camping or when having a back yard barbecue. There are a number of people in town who would like to play bocce in a more organized and competitive manner.  If you are interested in taking bocce to the next level, then give Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) a call.

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Being active doesn’t have to include a 5k jog or a 10k bike ride.  Being active is getting off the lawn chair and getting your body moving any way you can. In fact, statistics prove that individuals who incorporate several different types of activity into their daily routine are more likely to stay active and be healthier throughout their life.

Trying something new like Pickle Ball or Lawn Bowling not only exercises your body but challenges your mind as well. So, take advantage of these free activities during the lazy days of summer. It will benefit you and the community at large.

Pick up a summer flyer for details on upcoming events and summer programs, or view the recreation brochure on the web at www.rdkb.com. 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, gfplay@rdkb.com.

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