Plan for fall sports and recreation

Now is the time to map out fall recreational activities

As we enjoy the nice warm (hot) weather of August it is hard to think about fall and winter.

However, everyone should be looking ahead at their plans and activities for fall as September is just around the corner. Children will be going back to school on Sept. 4.

The Parks and Recreation Fall Guide of Activities is available this week – in your mail, at the Aquatic and Fitness Centre and online at www.summerland.ca.

Registration dates have been set for Summerland Minor Hockey, Figure Skating, Orca Swim Club, Air Cadets, Guides and Scouts, Summerland School of Dance, Karate, SADI and those are just some of the kids’ activities.

Summerland is fortunate to have many adult programs, sports teams, service groups and all are listed in our resource guide – Page 30 of our fall recreation guide.

What is recreation? Webster’s dictionary says it is “refreshment of body and mind; a pleasurable occupation or exercise.”

This could mean a yoga/meditation class, playing hockey, badminton or curling.

Maybe you have always wanted to join an art club or make pottery.

Recreation opportunities in our community are bountiful and all it takes is for you to get involved.

Many people enjoy solo activities, such as hiking Giant’s Head Mountain, walking the Trans Canada Trail, swimming laps at the Aquatic Centre or volunteering at Critteraid.

Summerland is a great community with many recreational opportunities available for all ages.

Whether you are new to the community or have lived here all of your life you may wonder where you can find out about the numerous programs and meetings scheduled in Summerland.

The Summerland Chamber office, Parks and Recreation, Summerland Asset Development Initiative and the Summerland Arts Council are all great resources for finding information on programs and special events happening in and around our town. There is always someone to welcome you and to help you find the information that you need.

I know for me and my family, September is the start of the new year.

Enjoy and get active.

Brenda Ingram is the Programs and Facilities Manager for the District of Summerland and proud to be a long-time resident of this great community.

 

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