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City of Powell River launches summer activities guide

Registration opens for parks, recreation and culture department's sports/fitness programs and special events
City of Powell River's parks, recreation, and culture department has unveiled its digital Active Living Guide, which features summer programs and special events for all ages.

City of Powell River’s parks, recreation and culture department has released its digital Active Living Guide, with programs opening for registration at 8 am on Monday, June 3.

Sport and recreation coordinator Alex Craig is inviting young athletes to join the Summer Puck Skills and Power Skating programs.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for young hockey enthusiasts to fine-tune their skills and have fun,” says Craig.

This program, led by experienced coaches, aims to enhance agility, speed and puck-handling skills.

For tennis lovers, the Introduction to Tennis program for ages eight to 12 is a must, adds Craig.

“It’s all about sparking a passion for tennis and having a blast on the court,” he says.

This weeklong adventure offers two sessions, July 8 to 12 or August 19 to 23, focusing on fundamental skills and enjoyment.

Summer camps are also available for children ages six to 12. Each week features a new theme full of crafts, games, swimming and outdoor adventures. Early registration is recommended as these camps fill up quickly.

Health and fitness program coordinator Alex Young is introducing two new early morning Healthy HIIT drop-in classes. These 45-minute full-body workouts run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 am.

“Exercising in the morning may be associated with lower blood pressure and better sleep,” notes Young.

Additionally, a Monday spin drop-in series will start in July.

Returning favourites include Pilates Mix, Zumba, Seniors Wellness and Functional Flexibility. Various yoga classes, including drop-in yin yoga and chair yoga, along with preregistered classes such as Yoga for Men and Restorative Hatha Yoga, are also available. Young emphasizes the community-building aspect of these classes.

Melissa Furlotte, head lifeguard, highlights several programs to promote water safety for all ages.

“The summer lifeguard certification courses include Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid in July, followed by the National Lifeguard—pool option in August. The national lifeguard—waterfront option course will be offered from June 20 to 23.”

The aquatics team is excited to provide three sets of popular Monday to Friday lessons and twice-weekly evening options for beginners.

Aquacise enthusiasts can continue their workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The aquatic centre will be closed from August 25 to September 15 for annual maintenance.

A celebration of Canada Day will take place from 3 to 10:30 pm on Monday, July 1, at Willingdon Beach. Features include live entertainment, food vendors, face painting, bouncers, jousters and a fireworks finale. Music in the Park will be held from 7 to 8 pm at the Rotary Pavilion on the last Thursdays of June, July and August.

For schedules, more information or to register for programs, go to, or, or call 604.485.2891.