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BC Winter and BC Summer Games: Exceptional Experiences and Youth Development through Sport

For the past 40 years the BC Games Society has delivered exceptional experiences through sport, championing a movement that ignites a passion for sport...

Keeping Seniors Connected

Recreation

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Utilizing your natural environment to expand community recreation opportunities

Opening Access to Hudson Hope’s Trail Network Small rural communities often lack the resources to operate a comprehensive portfolio of traditional municipal recreation opportunities. Smaller...

Creative Partnerships: How Golden’s lifeguard shortage mobilized a community

Golden is a small town of almost four thousand people, nestled between six of Canada’s national parks. The Golden Municipal Swimming Pool opened in...

Regional Roundups – Fall 2019

Quick link to a specific region: Vancouver Island/Coast Mainland/Southwest Thompson/Okanagan Cariboo VANCOUVER ISLAND/COAST COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT This summer the World’s Largest Hockey Stick & Puck received a facelift by...

Whereabouts – Winter 2019

Quick link to a specific region: Vancouver Island/Coast Mainland/Southwest VANCOUVER ISLAND/COAST Clayton Postings, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the Town of Ladysmith has been awarded...

Parks

Youth

Designing for Children in Nature at Aldergrove Regional Park

Metro Vancouver operates a regional parks system that is made up of 22 regional parks, 3 regional park reserves, 2 ecological conservancy areas and...

Regional Parks Connect People to Nature in the Capital Regional District

THE 2017 Parks for All conference in Banff, Alberta highlighted the important contribution of local and regional park systems to the overall network of parks...

Positioning Municipal and Regional Parks

The lands we now refer to as Canada have been home for First Nation peoples for millennia. Over the past 400 years, thousands of...

New Roots: Strengthening youth mental health through nature

Youth mental health - a very real concern in Canada The Canadian Mental Health Association reports that, “over half of Canadians (53%) consider anxiety and...

The City of Richmond’s Art Truck: The little program that could

Like many other programs in the service delivery world, a great idea like the Richmond Arts Centre’s Art Truck could have fizzled out and...

Fitness

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Pro Tip: How to clean your water bottle

Bacteria will grow just about anywhere, including your water bottle. It doesn’t matter what type of material it’s made from–glass, plastic, aluminum or ceramic–yuck! Ensuring...

“Active in Enderby” – The Little City transformed by the Community Better Challenge

Enderby, British Columbia is a small city of 2,964 people situated where the Okanagan and Shuswap regions meet. Our little city is full of...

Transform your basic fitness routine into a challenging and fun core workout

Nowadays it is becoming more common to experience back, knee, and shoulder pain due to a more sedentary lifestyle. We are all guilty of...

Liquid Yoga /Liquid Fit on the Aquamat Part I

Yoga and fitness on water? Yes, you heard it right! The newly developed inflatable yoga mats now allow us to take our yoga and...