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RDN Recreation and Parks actively monitors and follows Public Health Office orders related to COVID-19. We are aware of the recent update regarding In-Person Fitness Programs which take effect at midnight March 29th and will update our program plans accordingly. We will contact all participants registered for the impacted programs once we confirm alternatives.

This is a good reminder for all registrants to make sure we have your current contact information in case we need to let you know about any program changes. Check out the FAQ section on this page for information about our restart plans.

Here are some

RDN Recreation and Parks actively monitors and follows Public Health Office orders related to COVID-19. We are aware of the recent update regarding In-Person Fitness Programs which take effect at midnight March 29th and will update our program plans accordingly. We will contact all participants registered for the impacted programs once we confirm alternatives.

This is a good reminder for all registrants to make sure we have your current contact information in case we need to let you know about any program changes. Check out the FAQ section on this page for information about our restart plans.

Here are some ways to stay active and connected:

  • Celebrate Youth in our Community, check out the Youth Week activities planned.
  • Participate in the Spring Break Passport to Physical Literacy challenge and enter to win prizes,
  • Go on a photo adventure hunt with your household bubble,
  • Download the free Fitness Walking Handbook and start a new routine,
  • Register for a recreation program. Online and in-person fitness classes, gymnastics, after school programs, swim and 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 to the Active Living Newsletter and what's new with REC Connect by leaving your email to receive updates

If you need to reach the recreation department please call 250-248-3252, Monday to 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.

  • Be ACTIVE March 13 to April 8, 2021 and enter to win prizes. 

    Complete 10 or more of the activities on the passport, upload a photo of you moving and a photo of your passport to be entered to win. Submit by Friday, April 9, 2021. 

    Prizes (3 prizes to be won):

    1-hour private rental with your household bubble at Ravensong Aquatic Centre

    2 - RDN SWAG bag with $25 gift certificate

    Get your Passport of activities here  

    What is Physical Literacy? Physical literacy is when you have developed the skills, confidence, and love of movement to be physically active for life. Physical literacy skills can be learned at all stages of life. 

    Bear Walk Challenge

    Visit Active For Life and ParticipACTION for more great physical literacy activities and information.



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