Terry Fox Run coming up this Sunday

Grand Forks Rec Report for the week of Sept. 10, 2014.

Terry Fox Run this Sunday

The fog is now low in the valleys and the mornings are cooler but this is the perfect season to start your fall running program.

Terry Fox’s legacy continues on after 34 years. His dream was to help in the research to find a cure. Many communities schedule an annual event each year to raise money and to keep Terry’s dream alive.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the event starting at 10 a.m. from the aquatic centre parking lot. Pledge forms are available at the Recreation Office or you can go online and download the forms as well.

We encouraging families to come out and run, walk or bike the course.

Fun Run promotes running

The Station to Station fun run is organized in conjunction with the Kettle River Running Group. This event is to help promote running in our area. You can participate in a 3k, 5k or 10k course starting and finishing at the Station Pub at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 . The 10k course includes old rail grade, pavement and single track trails. The registration fee is just $10.

Arena open

The Jack Goddard Memorial Arena is open for public skating from 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Parent and Tot Skate and Play for children six and under is held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Adult Skate has been postponed due to the school closure.

Families can enjoy an early evening skate on Saturdays from 4:30 – 6 p.m. or Sunday afternoons from 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday sessions may be canceled if there is a scheduled Border Bruins game. Regular admission applies to the weekend sessions.

Kids Casual hockey is scheduled every Friday from 11:15 to 12:15pm with Adult Casual hockey following from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

Stretch for mobility

Stretching for mobility classes are held every Tuesday afternoon from 1 – 2 p.m. and again on Friday mornings from 11 – 12 p.m.  Drop in fee is just $2 per session.

Aquatic Centre now open

The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre is now open and our first fall Tooney swim will be held on Friday, Sept. 12.


Give GFREC a call at 240-442-2202 for information on our fall programming or stop by and pick up a September flyer.

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