Recreation & Leisure Guide

The Recreation Team has come up with a variety of safe programs to keep you busy this month! From fitness, to art, to outdoor activities - there is sure to be something for everyone!

Once the calendars are published, the content does not change. All changes, additions, and cancellations are posted below and on the City of Fort St. John - Recreation Facebook page.

  • Personal Trainer Course has been postponed until the fall

June Calendar

June is Recreation and Parks Month! The month provides the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of parks and recreation and the role it plays in the quality of life for everyone. Make sure to use #JRPM2021 when participating or posting photos and stories during this month, to highlight your community's activities and help inspire others!

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Find out more information regarding:

Children & Families

StoryWalks

Enjoy the outdoor, fresh air and a good story. Story pages will be posted along the trails on each location described below for families to walk and read together at your leisure. 

Date

 Description

Location

June 21-27

Learn Beaver (Dane-zaa) Language Pages

Garrison Landing (West of 100 Avenue)

 Fitness

Kinesiology Sessions at the PSC

Dates: Starting June 1

Kinesiology sessions are now available at the Pomeroy Sport Centre! Kinesiology is the study that involves rehabilitation methods, strength and conditioning and specific disease prevention for a wide variety of populations.
Work with an experienced Kinesiologist to achieve your health, fitness and wellness goals! This is available by appointment only. To book please call 250-787-5785 or email recreation@fortstjohn.ca.

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Outdoor Summer Walking Challenge

Dates: June 22 – August 31

The Outdoor Summer Walking challenge is back! Hit your favourite trail system, park, or any outdoor location in the region and get stepping! Use the provided tracking sheet and record how much progress you make over 10 weeks! Fitness prizes will be awarded for the individual who spends the most time walking and the individual who logs the most distance. Note: This is a self-tracked honour system that should only include distance/time walked during outdoors. Participants may use technology (fitbits, etc.) for reference but must only record distances and time walked on tracking sheets. “Steps” will not be counted as a tracking system. Tracking Sheets will be available starting June 22! Check back to print them off at home or stop by the Visitor Centre (inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre). Completed tracking sheets can be e-mailed to recreation@fortstjohn.ca or submitted in person at the Visitor Centre at the end of August!

Outdoor Sports Equipment

Dates: May - September
Locations: W.I Centennial Park and Surerus Park

The Fort St. John Rec Dept. is bringing outdoor net sports to select parks! Enjoy Badminton, or Volleyball nets at W.I Centennial Park and Surerus Park, all summer long! Please respect the equipment and please follow the Provincial Health Guidelines, and only play with those in your household, or personal bubble. For more information please email recreation@fortstjohn.ca or call 250-785-4592 extension 2. 

  National Days

June 20 - Father’s Day - This day is for the Dads! Show us how much you appreciate your father and nominate him to win the ultimate “dad prize pack”! Send us a write up and tell us what makes your dad special and make sure to include a photo! Submit your entry to recreation@fortstjohn.ca to have your pop entered into the draw. Winner will be announced June 21.

June 21 - International Day of Yoga - Take a moment of peace on International Day of Yoga and sign up for free outdoor Vinyasa Flow class presented by Cornerstone Yoga. There will be multiple class options so you are sure to find a time that works for your schedule! Classes have limited spots and must be pre-booked in advance. To book your spot and receive location details, log on to: linktr.ee/CornerstoneYoga . Note: Participants must bring their own mat, towel, water bottle, etc.

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day - Celebrate the unique culture and heritage of local Indigneous Peoples. To help celebrate there will be a Dream catcher craft.pdf [PDF - 341 KB], a StoryWalk at Garrison Landing, and Indigenous individuals can show us how they celebrate National Indigenous Peoples day by sending in pictures to recreation@fortstjohn.ca for the chance to win prizes! Follow the City of Fort St. John Recreation Page to follow what's happening on National Indigenous Day.

Youth Events, Programs, Courses and Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory Commitee (YAC)

Date:  June 22

Time: 3:30pm
Ages: 
13-18
Location: 
 Pomeroy Sport Centre

Last winter the YAC hosted a Youth Conference that was enjoyed by many students from School District 60. Do you want to be a part of planning the 2021 conference? The Youth Advisory Council meets on select Tuesday at 3:30pm in the Pomeroy Sport Centre. For more information call 250-787-5791 or email communitydevelopment@fortstjohn.ca

Teen Nights

Dates: Jun 17, Jul 6 & Aug 17
Location: Kin Park
Ages: 10 - 14 yrs
Time: 4pm - 6pm

Teen Night continues this summer! City Recreation Staff will be on-site to implement games and activities such as capture the flag and man tracker. This event is open to youth between ages 10-14 and will take place at Kin Park. This event will be moved into the Kids Arena Field House in the event of poor weather. Pre-registration is required. There will be a maximum of 20 participants and there will be a COVID-19 Symptom Check prior to the start of the activities.

10,000 Shot Challenge

Date: May 17- July 12
Location: All over! Shoot from home or come into the Pomeroy Sport Centre – West Rink on Mondays from 5-6pm
Ages: 6-14
Cost: Free but pre-booking indoor time at the PSC is required
Registration: Pre-book a spot by contacting Hal at 250-263-7062

Hey hockey players! No ice? No problem! Hard Edge Sports and the City of Fort St. John present the 10,000 shot challenge! Where participants have an eight-week window to try and take 10,000 shots with a hockey puck. The goal of this program is to improve shooting skills while having fun!  How does it work? Sign up and join Hal at shooting stations set up on the dry floor at the Pomeroy Sport Centre and get ready to shoot shoot shoot! Keep track of how many shots you take between May – July and you could win a prize pack courtesy of Hard Edge Sports! Have a shooting set up at home? Keep track of how many shots you take at home and submit your total to recreation@fortstjohn.ca for your chance to win a hockey prize pack! Note: Participants attending in person will be required to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks are mandatory for all persons in City facilities age 13+.

Special Events

Canadian Activities with MooseFM

Date: Every Wednesday in June 
Time: 12pm
Location: Rotating locations in Fort St. John

Set your alarm for every Wednesday in June  at 12pm to see the live video with Laura, Dub and David as they showcase an activity that you can do at your own time and get ready for Canada day! This fun contest is presented by 100.1 Moose FM and the City of Fort St. John Recreation Department. And guess what? You can enter to win a gift card from local businesses ! Yes it's that easy!

 

 I Spy the City Van

Date: Every Wednesday in June 
Time: Starting at 10am
Location: Rotating locations in Fort St. John

Have you played “I Spy” before? We invite you to join us and play this game with a fun twist. Keep an eye on the City of Fort St John Recreation Page on facebook around 10am for a photo clue. Once you guess where the City Van is, head up there and visit our staff for a chance to win a gift card from local business! Once the City Van has been found and the prize has been claimed, we will get ready for the location for the following week. Physical distancing must be maintained at all times. Questions? Email recreation@fortstjohn.ca

Summer Recreation and Leisure Guide 

About the Guide

The City of Fort St. John Recreation & Leisure Guide is a quarterly publication that highlights all programs, events, courses, and activities put on by the Recreation & Leisure Services Department. The guide also features information on parks, facility bookings, bylaws, and contains a community directory for organizations that offer specific recreation and leisure programs.

The Recreation & Leisure Guide is only available online; however, hard copies are available for viewing at the North Peace Leisure Pool and Fort St. John Visitor Centre (inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre).

Publication Dates

Guides are released four times per year and are named in conjunction with the seasons. Program registration opens on the release date (unless otherwise noted). They are released on the following dates:

  • Winter (January - March) Released December 1
  • Spring (April - June) Released March 1
  • Summer (July - September) Released June 1
  • Fall (October - December) Released September 1

Note: if the release date falls on a weekend, the guide will be released on the following business day.