Recreation Department plans spring events

With the commencement of March, comes excitement. Spring break starts in a week.

With the commencement of March, comes excitement.  Spring break starts in a week.

A new season is right around the corner.  Here is an overview of the Spring season through the eyes of the Summerland Recreation Department.

This Saturday March 7, is the large-scale, exciting community aquatic event, Tropical Paradise Swim., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Aquatic Centre.

It includes the return of favourite games and new ones: cliff jumping, sunken treasure, Amazon monkey shoot, tropical fish shoot, duck pond, jungle golf, monkey knock down and Coconut Joe’s.

The Spring 2015 Recreation Guide came out on Tuesday, March 3. You can view the guide online at

The guide has been delivered to all households in Summerland who receive ad mail. It also is available at the Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre and the Library.

The spring guide contains all the new schedules for the health club, aquatic centre and arena.

Especially important are the spring break schedules for families looking for activities to do with their children for these two weeks off school.

We have added public skating on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in addition to Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

We will have daily Loonie swims at the pool Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.

In addition to our regular series of swim lessons April to May and June, we are offering daily swim lessons Monday to Friday for the two weeks of spring break.

Take advantage of this great time to improve your child’s swim skills and of course have lots of fun too.

Free teen yoga continues this spring. We are pleased to have received our third ParticipAction Teen Challenge Grant making our Yogi You Teen Yoga class that was $75.00 now free for all teens who register. It is held Tuesdays from April 7 to June 9, from 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Hot new classes will be offered at the Recreation Centre.

o STOTT Pilates by Farren Tilitzky expanding to offer Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well as Monday and Wednesday noon hour classes.

o Progressive Tennis for six- to 16-year-olds and an Intro Adult Tennis Class with Doug Holmes.

o Fit and Fabulous fitness class with Katrina Sopow offered at noon-hour on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturdays.

o The ever popular yoga classes with Marsha Saldat at Trout Creek Elementary on Monday evenings and Cheryl Plewis Thursdays at the Banquet Room.

o Zumba continues to sizzle up Monday nights at the Banquet Room.

Choose from a diverse menu of cardio and strength Bootcamps and Aquasize classes offered daily Monday to Friday at convenient times. Classes range from $5 to $10 per class.

Remember, many popular classes fill up the first week- that old saying is true, “The early bird gets the worm.”

Also, it’s unfortunate when good classes get cancelled when people wait until the last minute to register. Please register well in advance to the start of the class.

Like us on Facebook at by March 31 and your name will be entered into a contest to win a one-month pass.

View our Spring 2015 guide at


Brenda Ingram is the recreation manager for the Summerland Parks and Recreation Department.