recreation

Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pickleball play hits the ice in Okanagan

Rivals battle it out in support of the food bank

 

The City of Vernon’s Recreation Services is bringing back indoor walking at Kal Tire Place, with public skating also in the works over the Christmas holidays. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Indoor walking, public skating soon to return in Vernon

Walking at Kal Tire Place starts Monday; free public skating to take place over Christmas holidays

 

Back row, L-R: Werner Ott, Bronwyn Watson, Gord McPherson. Front row, L-R: Rick Fairbairn, Edith Thoreson, Kathleen Ott, Julie Kentel, Trevor Seibel. The Lavington Community Association was presented with $60,000 from the District of Coldstream and Regional District of North Okanagan Electoral Area D to fund the Raise the Roof campaign at Jeffers Park’s multi-purpose pad on Nov. 6, 2020, — ahead of the province’s latest COVID-19 restrictions banning events. (RDNO)

Roof raised over Lavington ice rink

Funding contributed by RDNO and District of Coldstream helped association get project done

 

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)

Chlorine leak closes Vernon pool

18 swimmers evacuated, pool opens shortly after

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)
The Vernon swimming pool is closed Friday. (morning star file photo)

Swim, skate and play fees rise 5% in Vernon

Weekend hours also reduced as rec centre struggles with fewer people and fewer funds

The Vernon swimming pool is closed Friday. (morning star file photo)
Predator Ridge Resort has announced plans to add a new outdoor skating rink this winter. The facility is expected to open Dec. 7, 2020. (Contributed)

Outdoor skating rink coming to Vernon’s Predator Ridge

The facility is touted as the first private refrigerated skating rink in the Okanagan

Predator Ridge Resort has announced plans to add a new outdoor skating rink this winter. The facility is expected to open Dec. 7, 2020. (Contributed)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre will reopen Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 after a slight delay in the installation of a new water filtration system. (Photo: Chris Sharpe/Google Street View).

Slight delay in reopening of Vernon Aquatic Centre

Delayed installation of a new water filtration system has pushed the reopening to Sunday, Oct. 18.

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will reopen Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 after a slight delay in the installation of a new water filtration system. (Photo: Chris Sharpe/Google Street View).
Plans released for new outdoor pool in Enderby

Plans released for new outdoor pool in Enderby

City shares plans for pool’s location, cost estimates, design features and more

Plans released for new outdoor pool in Enderby
In response to COVID-19 pandemic issues, Joyce Lake Recreation Site will be the venue for small-scale First Nations land healing and traditional knowledge sharing events this fall. Site will be closed to public during those times. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

COVID-19 prompts use of Joyce Lake Rec Site for small First Nations events

Recreation site on Chase-Falkland Road to be closed to public for a few weeks this fall

In response to COVID-19 pandemic issues, Joyce Lake Recreation Site will be the venue for small-scale First Nations land healing and traditional knowledge sharing events this fall. Site will be closed to public during those times. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Sept. 8. COVID-19 protocols will be in place when the facility reopens. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland Aquatic Centre reopens Sept. 8

COVID-19 protocols and precautions in place as facility opens

The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Sept. 8. COVID-19 protocols will be in place when the facility reopens. (Black Press file photo)
A reopening of the Summerland Aquatic Centre is planned for September. The facility was closed beginning in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland begins reopening aquatic centre

First phase of reopening planned for Sept. 8

A reopening of the Summerland Aquatic Centre is planned for September. The facility was closed beginning in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)
Cycling is one of many activities offered for people of all ages with disabilities in the Community Recreational Initiatives Society’s Adaptive Adventures program. (CRIS photo)

Adaptive recreational program counts Vernon, Lake Country among stops

Adaptive Adventures is part of Community Recreational Initiatives Society’s program

Cycling is one of many activities offered for people of all ages with disabilities in the Community Recreational Initiatives Society’s Adaptive Adventures program. (CRIS photo)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre remains closed until October. (City of Vernon - photo)

Vernon pool remains closed until October

Upgrades and maintenance taking place while rec centre is shut down due to COVID-19

The Vernon Aquatic Centre remains closed until October. (City of Vernon - photo)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
The Summerland Skatepark has reopened, and other Summerland parks and amenities will open soon. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland continues plans to open parks and amenities

Peach Orchard Beach Spray Park to open later this month

The Summerland Skatepark has reopened, and other Summerland parks and amenities will open soon. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Registration is open for youth recreation programs in Enderby for the month of June, Enderby and District Recreation Services announced Thursday, June 4, 2020. (City of Enderby photo)

Youth recreation programs making a comeback in Enderby

Enderby and District Recreation Services is offering three youth programs for the month of June

Registration is open for youth recreation programs in Enderby for the month of June, Enderby and District Recreation Services announced Thursday, June 4, 2020. (City of Enderby photo)
The City of Vernon is closing all recreation facilities starting Wednesday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m. as a precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus. (File photo)

City of Vernon to close all recreation facilities

City activates Emergency Operations Centre Level 2 in response to COVID-19

The City of Vernon is closing all recreation facilities starting Wednesday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m. as a precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus. (File photo)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper
In addition to a new recreation facility, the Vernon Aquatic Centre may be renovated as part of the city’s Recreation Master Plan (Photo: Chris Sharpe/Google Street View).

Vernon launches online public survey on future recreation centre

The survey asks residents their preferences on aquatic centre features and additional spaces

In addition to a new recreation facility, the Vernon Aquatic Centre may be renovated as part of the city’s Recreation Master Plan (Photo: Chris Sharpe/Google Street View).
In addition to a new recreation facility, the Vernon Aquatic Centre will be renovated as part of the city’s Recreation Master Plan. (Chris Sharpe/Google Street View photo)

Have your say on Vernon’s future recreation facility

Thursday marked the first of a series of pop-up events for public input around the city

In addition to a new recreation facility, the Vernon Aquatic Centre will be renovated as part of the city’s Recreation Master Plan. (Chris Sharpe/Google Street View photo)