REC Connect

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Registered in-person and online programs continue to be available. Please note that the pool and arena remain closed to walk in traffic and access is limited to registered participants.

RDN Recreation and Parks continues to monitor and follow Public Health Officer orders and expectations related to COVID-19. Check out the FAQ section on this page for information about our restart plans.

Here are some ways to stay active and connected:

  • Register for a recreation program. Online and in-person fitness classes, after school programs, winter day camps, lane and leisure swims, skate programs and more. Check back often as we will

Registered in-person and online programs continue to be available. Please note that the pool and arena remain closed to walk in traffic and access is limited to registered participants.

RDN Recreation and Parks continues to monitor and follow Public Health Officer orders and expectations related to COVID-19. Check out the FAQ section on this page for information about our restart plans.

Here are some ways to stay active and connected:

  • Register for a recreation program. Online and in-person fitness classes, after school programs, winter day camps, lane and leisure swims, skate programs and more. Check back often as we will add programs as they become available.
  • See our fitness videos below to keep active at home,
  • Visit our active and creative ideas and links resources to keep you active at home,
  • Subscribe for project updates by leaving your email to receive updates about what's new with REC Connect

If you need to reach the recreation department please call 250-248-3252, Monday - Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4: 00 p.m. or email us at recparks@rdn.bc.ca and of course keep following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • “The best way to spread festive cheer is adding colour and creating atmosphere”.

    The community is invited to decorate the windows at Oceanside Place Arena. Submit your window painting design by Sunday December 6, 2020. One window per design. Designs should be in portrait layout. If your design is chosen, RDN Recreation will contact you to arrange a time and date to paint a window. All painting supplies are included, you just need to dress for mess. Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place. 

    All submissions will be entered into a draw to win an RDN swag bag.

    This is a family friendly safe event celebrating our community's creative talents.


    By submitting to this project I hereby give the Regional District of Nanaimo the absolute right and permission to publish, or use photographic portraits of submitted artworks through any media, for art, advertising, publication, video, internet, trade or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, in the communication of information or promotion of the Regional District of Nanaimo.

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