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PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE

FALL PROGRAM GUIDE

2013 SEPT - DEC

EARLYBIRD ONLINE REGISTRATION

BEGINS AUG 29 REGULAR REGISTRATION

BEGINS SEPT 1 PROGRAMS

BEGIN SEPT 3

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Get Active. Live Healthy. Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture 32315 South Fraser Way, 3rd Floor Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1W7 604.859.3134, Fax: 604.854.5077 www.abbotsford.ca/prc

Physical activity is one key component to living a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of daily activity are endless and truly lead to a longer, healthier life. Activity does not need to be painful and can be done in many different ways. Enjoy a brisk walk, take a relaxing swim at your local leisure pool, partake in a yoga or tai chi class or if you do enjoy a challenge, there are lots of great fitness classes, running clinics and boot camps in the Abbotsford community. The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department and Healthy Abbotsford are advocating for all residents to find 30 minutes in their day to partake in some form of physical activity. The health prevention benefits can significantly reduce chronic disease, unhealthy weight gain, increase cognitive & mental health and one’s overall spirit and outlook on life. So make today the day you turn a new leaf and Get Active. Live Healthy!

Recreation Facilities Holiday Hours ABBOTSFORD RECREATION CENTRE Dec 24 - 5:30am - 2pm Dec 25 - closed Dec 26 - 10am - 4pm Dec 31 - 5:30am - 4pm Jan 1 - 10am - 4pm MATSQUI RECREATION CENTRE Dec 24 - 6am - 2pm Dec 25 - 12pm - 3pm Dec 26 - 10am - 4pm Dec 31 - 6am - 4pm Jan 1 - 10am - 4pm

Facilities ...............................................................................5 PRC Special Events ...............................................................6 Community Events ...............................................................8 Culture & Public Art .......................................................... 10 Abbotsford Community Cultural Facilities ......................... 11 Drop-In Schedules ............................................................. 12 Winterfest Camps ............................................................. 24 Programs Preschool ..................................................................... 26 Birthday Parties ............................................................ 32 Children & Youth ......................................................... 36 Adult & 55+ ................................................................ 42 Parks................................................................................. 50 Swimming ........................................................................ 58 Skating ............................................................................. 66 Rentals.............................................................................. 70 www.abbotsford.ca/prc www.abbotsford.ca/prc TITLE OFWELCOME SECTION

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Welcome Welcome The City of Abbotsford strives to provide excellent customer service and to meet all resident’s needs. Visit the city’s website at www.abbotsford.ca for more information. For the English translation of Things to Know, please refer to page 3.

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Welcome How to Register

Although every effort is made to ensure the contents are correct at the time of printing, periodically misprints do occur or circumstances change. All rates, dates and times are subject to change without notice. PRC Program Listings: PRC registered programs have a six-digit barcode that you can use as reference when registering online or in a facility. Our registered programs list the facility in bold. This information will help guide you when registering. Cancellations / Refunds: Cancellations will be allowed until one working day prior to the start of the program. After that date, refunds will only be provided for medical reasons. A written request or a medical certificate may be required. Refunds granted on this basis shall be pro-rated. A $5.00 administration fee will be charged for cancellations and transfers. There are no refunds for the senior bus trips within 30 days of the tour. Please allow 2 weeks for a refund cheque. Birthday Party cancellations will be allowed until one week (7 days) prior to the party date. Returned Cheques: A $25.00 administration fee will be charged on all returned payments. PRC Subsidy Program: Provides Abbotsford residents in financial need a credit that can be used at any indoor Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture facility for admission services. For complete details please call the Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture office at 604.859.3134. Privacy Statement: Personal information is collected for the administration of Parks, Recreation & Culture programs only, as authorized under Section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The City of Abbotsford does not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual whom the information is about or otherwise in accordance with law. The City of Abbotsford retains personal information only as long as necessary for the purposes of this program and as required under the Act. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information, contact the Information & Privacy Coordinator at 604.864.5575, City of Abbotsford, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W7.

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Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive 604.850.5536

HOW TO REGISTER There are 3 ways to register for our programs: Registration payment can be made by Visa, Amex, MasterCard, debit card, cash or cheque.

① Click Online Register online anytime using our 24/7 registration system at www.direct2rec.com.

② Call Abbotsford Exhibition Park, Abbotsford Recreation Centre or Matsqui Recreation Centre during facility hours to register by phone.

③ Drop into Abbotsford Exhibition Park, Abbotsford Recreation Centre or Matsqui Recreation Centre during facility hours to register in person. Cross registration for other facility classes is available with the exception of room bookings.

Great Tax Credit Resources Prescription for Health Through the BC Healthy Families Program you may be eligible to receive a $50 subsidy towards a physical activity program. This could include a gym membership or a physical based recreation program. For more info visit www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca. Children’s Art Tax Credit (CATC) The federal government has introduced a $500 per year, per child, tax credit. The CATC is a non-refunable tax credit based on eligible expenses paid for the cost of registration or membership of a child in an artistic, cultural, recreational, or developmental activity. For more info visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/artscredit. Children’s Fitness Tax Credit The federal government fitness tax credit allows parents to claim up to $500 per child (16yrs and under), per year, in eligible fitness expenses. Activities must include a significant amount of physical activity. For more info visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness.

Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2499 McMillan Road 604.853.4221

Matsqui Recreation Centre 3106 Clearbrook Road 604.855.0500

Parks, Recreation & Culture 32315 South Fraser Way 604.859.3134

www.abbotsford.ca/prc

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Our Vision

Our Mission

The City of Abbotsford is a vibrant community where quality of life is valued. Some of the essential elements of quality of life in Abbotsford are healthy lifestyles, opportunities for play, and a respect for the environment. The Parks, Recreation & Culture system plays a vital role in achieving those values.

We are leaders in promoting healthy lifestyles through the development of quality parks, recreation and cultural opportunities.

Message from the Chair

Councillor Bill MacGregor Councillor Les Barkman Councillor Dave Loewen School Trustee Cindy Schafer School Trustee Rhonda Pauls School Trustee Stan Petersen Danyel Bourgeois - Post Secondary Representative Freddy Latham (Chair) - Community at Large Representative Mark Duyns (Vice-Chair) - Sports Council Representative Milt Walker - Seniors Representative Sebastian Muermann - Youth Representative Suzanne Greening - Arts & Heritage Representative

To inspire you and get you to perspire are 2 reasons to read the PRC Guide. Under Inspire, look at the new Culture pages in the guide and support the local arts scene. Many organizations offer a variety of plays, concerts and art exhibits that need our support. So many wonderful performing & visual artists live in our community and are willing to share their talents in various venues in our city. So look for event listings for Kariton Gallery, MSA Museum, The Reach Gallery & Museum as well as Matsqui Centennial Auditorium and the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Under Perspire, it is our desire to see the community of Abbotsford increases its level of activity and fitness. We invite citizens young and old to access programs at ARC, MRC as well as utilize Rotary Stadium and our many Trails & Parks. Through PRC there is a commitment to offer many opportunities for all ages at a reasonable cost for you and your family, to improve your health. Tell us about your experiences and we are willing to listen to suggestions regarding our facilities and services. Work hard but enjoy yourself! Get in touch with us! Freddy Latham, Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission Chair

Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission

PRC Commission meeting are open to the public and are held the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm at City Hall, 2nd Floor Room 235.

Council Bruce Banman - Mayor Henry Braun Les Barkman Bill MacGregor Dave F. Loewen

John Smith Moe Gill Patricia Ross Simon Gibson

Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture - 32315 South Fraser Way, 3rd Floor, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1W7 Phone: 604.859.3134 Fax: 604.854.5077 www.abbotsford.ca/prc

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PRC Welcome Facilities LEGEND

Abbotsford Exhibition Park

Discovery Trail Trail Parks

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Matsqui Recreation Centre

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City Hall & MCA

Centennial Pool

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Mill Lake Park

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MSA Arena

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2. MRC Matsqui Recreation Centre 3106 Clearbrook Road 604.855.0500 Monday - Saturday 6am - 10pm Sunday 9:30am - 8:30pm Please call for holiday hours.

3. MCA Matsqui Centennial Auditorium 2315 S. Fraser Way, 3rd Floor 604.859.3134 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm Closed statutory holidays. 4. MSA Arena 2323 Emerson Street 604.557.4406

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Sweeney Neighborhood Centre

1. AEP Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive 604.850.5536 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Closed statutory holidays.

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5. Centennial Pool 2310 Emerson Street 1.866.575.2720 Please call for schedule & lessons. 6. ARC Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2499 McMillan Road 604.853.4221 Monday - Sunday 5:30am - 12am Pool Monday - Saturday 5:30am - 10pm Sunday, 11am - 10pm Please call for holiday hours.

7. SNC Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre 33355 Bevan Avenue 778.880.8501 Please call for program schedule & hours of operation. 8. Safari Kids Zone - Gate 2 32470 Haida Drive 604.850.5536 Please call forr hours of operation.

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PRC Special Events

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

Safari Pro-D Promos

Family Fun Night (3yrs - 8yrs)

(1yr - 10yrs)

Bring the whole family out, we’ll play games, learn a new craft and socialize with friends and family. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, September 20 5:45pm - 7:45pm Free

Join us for drop-in play time in Safari Kids Zone for only a Toonie! Admission includes playdough tables, colouring and a free toy to take home. Safari Kids Zone Monday, September 23 10am - 4pm $2

Labour Day Swim Join us for fun, games and prizes at the pool! Matsqui Recreation Centre Monday, September 2 1pm - 3pm Regular Admission rates apply.

Family Movie Night Bring your entire family out for an evening of entertainment and fun. Enjoy a family video on our big projection screen as you float and relax. Matsqui Recreation Centre Sunday, September 15 6pm - 8pm Regular Admission rates apply.

ARC Super SaturdayInflatable Day Join us for an afternoon of inflatable fun in the pool. Bring your own inflatables or enjoy one of our many cool ones! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Saturday, September 21 1pm - 4pm Regular admission rates apply.

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PRC SPECIAL EVENTS

Family Fun Night (3yrs - 8yrs) Bring the whole family out, we’ll play games, learn a new craft and socialize with friends and family. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, October 18 5:45pm - 7:45pm Free

Pro-D Day Swim

Youth Theme Night

Join us for fun, games and prizes at the pool! Matsqui Recreation Centre Pool Monday, September 23 1pm - 3pm Regular admission rates apply.

(11yrs - 17yrs)

Youth Theme Night (11yrs - 17yrs) Drop in for a couple hours of fun, friends and food, and see what we get up to. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, September 20 8pm - 10pm Free

Tween Night Try out the slides and play games while the DJ spins the top 40 hits. Matsqui Recreation Centre Pool Friday, September 27 7pm - 10pm Regular admission rates apply.

Culture Days - Culture Under Construction Re:mix Culture Days raises awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of residents in the arts and culture of our community. See www.culturedays.ca for more info. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium Saturday, September 28

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Drop in for a couple hours of fun, friends and food, and see what we get up to. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, October 18 8pm - 10pm Free

Family Movie Night Bring your entire family out for an evening of entertainment and fun. Enjoy a family video on our big projection screen as you float and relax. Matsqui Recreation Centre Pool Sunday, October 20 6pm - 8pm Regular admission rates apply.

Safari Pro-D Promos (1yr - 10yrs) Join us for drop-in play time in Safari Kids Zone for only a Toonie! Admission includes playdough tables, colouring and a free toy to take home. Safari Kids Zone Friday, October 25 10am - 4pm $2

Tween Night Try out the slides and play games while the DJ spins the top 40 hits. Matsqui Recreation Centre Pool Friday, October 25 7pm - 10pm Regular admission rates apply.

Halloween Howl A spooktacular event for the whole family. Wear your costume and have a howling good time participating in games, crafts, swimming and skating. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Saturday, October 26 Swim, 1pm - 4pm Skate, 1pm - 2:30pm Gym Activities, 2pm - 4pm $12/family

Halloween Spook-tacular Swim Come and have fun-tastic Halloween with the ARC lifeguards; we have tons of games and creative activities planned for you and your friends. Don’t miss out! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Saturday, October 26 1pm - 4pm Regular admission rates apply.

Halloween Boo-tcamp Register now for our Halloween Boo-tcamp in the ARC gymnasium; come in full costume and take part in our full body, high energy fitness class that is bound to be the best Boo-ty busting party ever! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Monday, October 28 7pm - 8pm $8 Registered program

The Great Safari Pumpkin Patch Party (1yr-8yrs) Legend has it, that every year the Safari Kids Zone transforms into a great pumpkin patch where all the animals come out to play! Join in the fun, every child receives a goody bag and balloon. Safari Kids Zone Wednesday, October 30 9am - 12pm $2


PRC Special Events

Spooktacular Ride

Youth Theme Night

Tween Night

Snowtastic Open Playtime

Come dressed in your craziest Halloween costume and join us for a Spooktacular Ride during the following classes. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Wednesday, October 30 Cycle Core, 5pm - 6pm Cycle Express, 7:15pm - 8pm Regular admission rates apply.

(11yrs - 17yrs)

Try out the slides and play games while the DJ spins the top 40 hits. Matsqui Recreation Centre Pool Friday, November 29 7pm - 10pm Regular admission rates apply.

(NB-5yrs)

A Howling Good Open Playtime (NB-5yrs) Join us for some spook-tacular activities and crafts at this fun open playtime session. Don’t forget to wear your costume for some special trick or treats! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Thursday, October 31 10am -11:30am Regular admission rates apply.

NOVEMBER Fit for the Holidays Give a gift to yourself this holiday season. Join us at ARC for our Fit for the Holiday challenge and lose up to 10 pounds in 5 weeks. Learn tips to eat healthy, incorporate fitness into your routine and feel better before the busy holiday season begins. ARC staff will be there to guide and support you the whole way through. Abbotsford Recreation Centre November 1 - 30

Family Fun Night (3yrs - 8yrs) Bring the whole family out, we’ll play games, learn a new craft and socialize with friends and family. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, November 15 5:45pm - 7:45pm Free

Drop in for a couple hours of fun, friends and food and see what we get up to. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, November 15 8pm - 10pm Free

Family Movie Night Bring your entire family out for an evening of entertainment and fun. Enjoy a family video on our big projection screen as you float and relax. Matsqui Recreation Centre Pool Sunday, November 17 6pm - 8pm Regular admission rates apply.

ARC Super Saturday Fishing Derby Bring your kids down to ARC for our very first fishing derby. The more you catch the more fun you have! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Saturday, November 23 1pm - 4pm Regular admission rates apply.

Pro-D Day Swim Join us for fun, games and prizes at the pool! Matsqui Recreation Centre Pool Friday, November 29 1pm - 3pm Regular admission rates apply

Safari Pro-D Promos (1yr - 10yrs) Join us for drop-in play time in Safari Kids Zone for only a Toonie! Admission includes playdough tables, colouring and a free toy to take home. Safari Kids Zone Friday, November 29 10am - 4pm $2

DECEMBER ARC Super SaturdayInflatable Day Join us for an afternoon of inflatable fun in the pool. Bring your own inflatables or enjoy one of our many cool ones! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Saturday, December 14 1pm - 4pm Regular admission rates apply.

Breakfast with Santa It’s Christmas time, and we have a special guest joining us for a pancake breakfast. Come join Santa in spreading holiday cheer and spirit. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Saturday, December 7 9am - 11am $7/child (includes picture with Santa and goody bag) $5/Adult

Santa Swim Join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the pool and take part in making a gingerbread house, a Christmas craft and playing tons of games. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to serve hot chocolate and cookies. Great family fun! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sunday, December 22 1pm - 4pm Regular admission rates apply.

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Bring the snowy outdoors inside and join us for a winter wonderland themed open playtime! Parent participation required. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Friday, December 20 10am -11:30am Regular admission rates apply.

Family Fun Night (3yrs - 8yrs) Bring the whole family out, we’ll play games, learn a new craft and socialize with friends and family. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, December 20 5:45pm - 7:45pm Free

Youth Theme Night (11yrs - 17yrs) Drop in for a couple hours of fun, friends and food, and see what we get up to. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Friday, December 20 8pm - 10pm Free

Winterfest Join us for drop-in winter themed fun, games and prizes every weekday. Check in December for more details at www.abbotsford.ca/prc. Matsqui Recreation Centre Abbotsford Recreation Centre Safari Kids Zone Weekdays, December 23 - January 5 Regular Admission rates apply.

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Community Events

SEPTEMBER Our Communities Our Stories - Heritage Remembered Join us till July with the exhibit Buildings and Streetscapes from the Past by local model artist Don Bladon and is highly detailed 1/87 scratch built scale models. Check website for times: info@thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Ongoing to July 2014

MCC Festival for World Relief The MCC festival is a fundraiser for MCC’s World Wide projection relief, development and peace. For more info contact reliefsale@mccbc.com Tradex Hall A & B September 6 - 7 Friday, 5pm - 9pm Saturday, 8am - 12pm

After Dark at The Reach - A Swanky Soiree Come and celebrate our 5th Anniversary at our swanky fundraiser with elegant artistic foods, jazzy performers and a sq. foot art silent auction. For more information: info@thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford September 14 Saturday, 7pm $100/$125

National Professional Truck Driving The National professional truck driving championships are organized to recognize and promote safe driving and professionalism in the transportation industry. Contact Michelle at 604.888.2941 for more info. Tadex Parking Lot September 21 Saturday, 8am - 4pm

Halloween Howl SATURDAY, OCT 26 Abbotsford Recreation Centre

Come dressed in your costume! Events for the whole family to enjoy. See page 6 for details.

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Exhibits at The Reach

BC Judo Championships

Come view the upcoming exhibits. The Navy, a Century in Art Exhibition from the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art , Flight Worthy Exhibition by artist Virginia Ivanicki and Our Communities Our Stories- A Community at War Exhibit featuring local military artifacts and collections. For more info: info@thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford September 26 - January 5, 2014 Tues, Wed & Fri, 10am - 5pm Thurs, 10am - 9pm Sat, Sun, 12pm - 5pm Free

The BC Judo Championships is an annual event with over 300 competitors ages 8+ from all over the province competing for a chance to qualify for the Nationals. For more information contact: info@abbotsfordjudo.com. Ag-Rec Building October 19 Saturday, 9am - 5pm By donation

Snowbird RV Show Over 180,000 square feet of exhibit space, both indoors and outdoors. All kinds of new recreation vehicles on show and for sale. For more info contact Amanda at 604.850.1976 Tradex Hall A & B September 26 - 29 Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 10pm Sunday, 10am - 5pm

OCTOBER Fraser Valley Food Show Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, and cheese and wine seminars. For more info contact Heath 604.576.8859. Tradex Hall A October 4 - 6 Friday, 2pm - 9pm Saturday, 10am - 9pm Sunday, 10am - 5pm

West Coast Women’s Show Laugh, enjoy and get motivated at the 113th Annual West Coast Women’s show! The ultimate girls day/night out! Contact Murat at 604.980.7729 for more info. Tradex Hall A & B October 25 - 27 Friday, 1pm - 9pm Saturday, 10 am - 10:30pm Sunday, 10am - 5pm

West Abbotsford Community School Halloween Howl This is a safety program during Halloween where children and families play an assortment of games in the gym for candy. Contact pierre@westabby.org for more info. John Maclure Community School October 31 Thursday, 5:30pm, fireworks at 8pm FREE

Trick or Treat in Downtown Abby Dress the kids in their costumes and trick or treat door to door in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Lots of great surprises await you! Contact executive@downtownabbotsford.com for more information. Historic Downtown Abbotsford October 31 Thursday, 1pm - 5pm


Community Events

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Girls Night at the Museum

The Christmas Carol

A night of food, wine, music, artisan vendors and silent auction. For more information: info@thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford November 1 Friday, 7pm - 10pm $25

40 young actors will be on stage to tell this classic Christmas story of Scrooge who thinks Christmas celebrations are nothing but ‘humbug’. Great family entertainment. For more info www.abbotsfordchildrenstheatre.org Matsqui Centennial Auditorium December 6 - 7 Friday, 7pm Saturday, 1pm $12 in advance/ $14 at door

Remembrance Day The City of Abbotsford fully supports Branch 15, Royal Canadian Legion, Abbotsford, in commemorating Canada’s National Remembrance Day. Cenotaph, Thunderbird Memorial Square, Veterans Way November 11 Monday, 10:30am

Remembrances A performance by Fraser Valley Stage infusing war time songs and poems from World Wars 1 and 2. For more info: info@thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford November 11 Monday, 2pm $12

West Coast Christmas Show Western Canada’s leading Holiday Season show that brings together under one roof holiday décor, gifts, food, personal services, festive seminars and celebrity stage presentations. Contact info@westcoastchristmasshow.com for more info. Tradex Hall A & B November 22 - 24 Friday, 11am -9pm Saturday, 10am - 6pm Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Christmas Classic Flyball Tournament Flyball teams from all over BC, Alberta and Northwest States participate in this raucous, noisy and fun canine relay race tournament. Contact: val_culpin@telus.net for more info. Ag-Rec Building December 7-8 Saturday, Sunday, 8am - 4pm FREE

Christmas Presence An all you can eat feast of music and stories, served up by Pacific Theatre’s most beloved musicians and performers. Contact Alison@pacifictheatre.org for more information. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium December 22 Saturday, 8pm $29.99

Sunday Family Arts Inspired by our current exhibitions, children and families create art projects together. For more info: info@thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Two Sundays per month 1pm - 3pm Free

September 27 - 29, 2013

Culture Days Free interactive public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Culture Under Construction RE:mix! Take part in a free day of engagement, dialogue, and performance at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. For complete event details and a list of all events happening in Abbotsford, visit www.culturedays.ca, click on ‘Find Activities’.

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Culture & Public Art

Public Art at Fire Hall #8 TREE OF LIFE

by Krista and David Kilvert

Culture

Public Art

Culture builds community identity and pride, strengthens bonds, improves quality of life on all socioeconomic levels, improves quality of place, and engages children and youth in education and their environment. Culture can be the catalyst for positive change, engaging all ages and communities. Diversity can be embraced through culture, building trust and understanding. Culture also acts as the economic engine that drives municipalities toward growth and prosperity. We are very proud to be the home of the Gur Sikh Temple, a National Historic Site, and the oldest Gurdwara in North America!

The City of Abbotsford’s public art policy has been in place since 2011. Public art in a City beautifies the community, promotes creative expression and community engagement. Additionally public art: • increases civic pride; • discourages litter and graffiti; • discourages criminal activity by becoming a visual focal point and creating “eyes” on the street; • creates improved livable spaces; and, • contributes to inclusiveness by providing opportunities to collaborate with, and engage the community as it celebrates heritage, diversity, and multiculturalism. Public art is an important tool in creating a unique sense of place. Public art has emerged over the last three decades as an integral way to complete and form vibrant communities. The addition of public art in Abbotsford is a positive step towards improving the overall quality and livability of our community. For more information on our policy and program contact the Arts & Heritage Coordinator at tfisher@abbotsford.ca or search our website at www.abbotsford.ca

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Abbotsford Community Cultural Facilities

1. The Reach 32388 Veterans Way www.thereach.ca 2. Trethewey House Heritage Site 2313 Ware Street www.msamuseum.ca 3. Kariton House Art Gallery 2387 Ware Street www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com

4. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium 32315 South Fraser Way lguenther@abbotsord.ca for rental information and see www.abbotsford.ca for shows. 5. Gallery 7 Theatre 4081 Clearbrook Road info@gallery7theatre.com 6. Abbotsford Arts Centre 2327 Crescent Way www.abbotsfordartscentre.ca

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7. Gur Sikh Temple National Historic Site 33094 South Fraser Way www.canadiansikhheritage.ca 8. Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way 9. Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Avenue 10. Clayburn Village Historic Conservation Area 34810 Clayburn Road www.clayburnvillage.com

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Drop-In Schedules Welcome W elcome

Get Active, Live Healthy with PRC Enjoy unlimited access to our recreation facilities, all at an affordable price! • More than 70 fitness and aqua fit classes per week at each facility • Weights and cardio equipment plus an indoor track at ARC • Family fun swims and length swimming at both aquatic centres • Family fun skates and drop-in stick and puck • Gymnasium drop-in activities for the sport enthusiast Your Adult Annual Membership pass is packed full of great value! This pass may be used at our facilities, the cost is only $1.16 a day (+ taxes) and we are open year round.

PRC Facility Admission Drop-in

1 MO

3 MO

1 YR

Child under 3

ADMISSION

Free

Free

Free

Free

Child (3yrs - 12yrs)

$2.90

$27.23

$72.77

$234.82

Teen (13yrs - 17yrs)

$3.88

$36.16

$95.54

$310.71

Student (ID required)

$3.88

$36.16

$95.54

$310.71

Adult (18yrs - 60yrs)

$5.49

$50.89

$137.50

$422.32

Senior (60yrs+)

$3.62

$35.27

$90.18

$296.43

Family

$11.20

$102.68

$283.04

$867.86

Toonie Swim tax incl.

$2.00

Skate Rentals

$2.99

Skate Sharpening

$5.54

Swipe Cards: 10 visits for 10% discount off the cost of 10 regular priced drop-in visits and 20 visits for 20% discount off the cost of 20 regular priced drop-in visits. Rates do not include taxes.

Weight Room Hours Abbotsford Recreation Centre l 604.853.4221 Mon - Sun 5:30am - 12am Matsqui Recreation Centre l 604.855.0500 Mon - Sat 6am - 10pm Sun 9:30am - 8:30pm

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Weight Training for Teens Upon successful completion of the Teen Weight Room Orientation, teens are able to work out (with their Weight Training Card) in Abbotsford PRC facilities during designated times without adult supervision. Join the BCRPA certified instructor for a safe, supervised educational workout.

Childminding at ARC Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 12:00pm Monday - 4:45pm - 6:45pm Wednesday - 4:45pm - 6:45pm First Child: $4.30 Additional children $1.65 10 Visit Swipe Card: $43.00 Care is available for up to 1.5 hours and from NB - 12yrs. *Schedule subject to change based on attendance levels.


Abbotsford Recreation Centre Gymnasium Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Fit Circuit 6am - 7am *Early Riser Basketball (9yrs+) ($2) 7am - 9am

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Fit Circuit 6am - 7am

SUNDAY

Fit Circuit 7am - 8am

*Early Riser Badminton (9yrs+) ($2) 8am - 9am

*Early Riser Basketball (9yrs+) ($2) 7am - 9am

*Early Riser Badminton (9yrs+) ($2) 8am - 9am

*Badminton (55yrs+) 9am - 11:30am

*Badminton (55yrs+) 9:30am - 11:30am

*Badminton (55yrs+) 9am - 11:30am

Open Playtime (NB - 5yrs) 10am - 11:30am

Open Playtime (NB - 5yrs) 10am - 11:30am

Open Playtime (NB - 5yrs) 10am - 11:30am

Open Playtime (NB - 5yrs) 10am - 11:45am

*Noon Hour Badminton (16yrs+) 11:30am - 1pm

*Noon Hour Basketball (16yrs+) 12pm - 1:30pm

*Noon Hour Badminton (16yrs+) 11:30am - 1pm

*Noon Hour Basketball (16yrs+) 12pm - 1:30pm

*Pickleball (16yrs+) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

*Pickleball (16yrs+) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

*Pickleball (16yrs+) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Dads & kids at Play (4yrs- 12yrs) 6:15pm - 7:45pm

*Youth Drop-in Soccer (7yrs - 12yrs) 3:30pm - 5pm

*Adrenaline Rush (7yrs - 12yrs) 3:30pm - 5pm

Basketball (16yrs+) 7pm - 8pm

Competitive Badminton (16yrs+) 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Family Badminton (5yrs+) 6pm - 7:45pm

*Recreational Badminton (16yrs+) 8pm - 9:45pm

Pickleball (12yrs+) 7:45pm - 9:45pm

$2 Late Night Drop-in (16yrs+) 10pm - 12am

$2 Late Night Indoor Soccer (16yrs+) 10pm - 12am

*Noon Hour Basketball (16yrs+) 12pm - 1:30pm

SATURDAY

*Early Riser Basketball (9yrs+) ($2) 7am - 9am

*Early Riser Basketball (9yrs+) ($2) 7am - 9am

*Early Riser Basketball (9yrs+) ($2) 7am - 9am

*Youth Open Gym (7yrs -12yrs) 2:30pm - 4:30pm

*Youth Floor Hockey (7yrs - 12yrs) 3:30pm - 5pm

*Pickleball (16yrs+) 3:30pm - 5:30pm

*Youth Basketball (9yrs - 15yrs) 5:30pm - 7:15m

Co-ed Indoor Soccer (16yrs+) 6pm - 9pm

Co-ed Indoor Soccer (16yrs+) 6pm - 9pm

Recreational Badminton (16yrs+) 8pm - 9:45pm

*Pickleball (12yrs+) 7:30pm - 9:45pm

Basketball (12yrs+) 9pm - 10pm

*Basketball (12yrs+) 8pm - 10pm

Basketball (12yrs+) 9pm - 10pm

$2 Late Night Drop-in (16yrs+) 10pm - 12am

$2 Late Night Drop-in (16yrs+) 10pm - 12am

*$2 Late Night Drop-in & Volleyball (16yrs+) 10pm - 12am

*$2 Late Night Drop-in & Volleyball (16yrs+) 10pm - 12am

$2 Late Night Drop-in (16yrs+) 10pm - 12am

No Sessions Sept 2, Oct 12, Nov 11, Dec 24, 25, 31

• Food is not permitted. Beverages must be in non-breakable, resealable containers. • Open gym time is available for patrons 13yrs+. • Children 9yrs - 12yrs require adult (16yrs+) supervision during open gym times. * No attendant on duty - equipment may be signed out from reception.

NEW Afterschool Drop-in (7yrs - 12yrs)

3:30pm - 5pm

• Hanging on basketball hoops is not permitted. • Schedule subject to change without notice. • Please wear clean and non-marking footwear.

Tuesdays - Youth Soccer Wednesdays - Adrenaline Rush Fridays - Youth Floor Hockey Staff lead activities. Regular admission rates apply.

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Gymnasium Drop-in Programs 55+ Badminton A great opportunity to practice your badminton skills in a fun, social environment just for seniors! There is no attendant on duty - equipment may be signed out from reception.

Adrenaline Rush (7yrs - 12yrs) Join us for an afternoon of high adrenaline in the gym. Play your favourite games and sports, try new ones and don’t forget to challenge your friends to our giant inflatable obstacle course.

Basketball Join us for some recreational drop-in basketball! There is no attendant on duty Saturday or Sunday afternoons - equipment may be signed out from reception.

Open Playtime (NB - 5yrs) Come and have fun with your kids! You’ll be able to run, climb, jump and play with them during this interactive and exciting play time. Parent participation is required.

Pickleball (16yrs+) An exciting twist on the game of tennis, pickleball uses a light weight wooden paddle and a plastic perforated ball. Opportunities for all levels of play.

Recreational Badminton (16yrs+) A great opportunity to practice your badminton skills in a fun, recreational atmosphere!

Youth Basketball (9yrs - 15yrs) Join us for a session of drop-in basketball fun just for youth!

Youth Drop-in Soccer (7yrs - 12yrs)

Co-ed Indoor Soccer (16yrs+) Join us for an evening session of indoor soccer. A fun way to keep fit and meet new people!

Soccer just for youth! All skills welcome for this youth focused pick-up soccer session.

Competitive Badminton (16yrs+)

Youth Floor Hockey (7yrs - 12yrs)

This session is designed for those players looking for a more competitive drop-in experience. Games will be based on a point-system and basic badminton etiquette will be enforced.

Youth Open Gym (7yrs - 12yrs)

Early Riser Basketball, Badminton (9yrs+)

Join us for some pick up floor hockey at ARC! Gym time just for youths! Join us for a game of pick-up, soccer, basketball or floor hockey - you choose!

Get your morning workout in with basketball, badminton! There is no attendant on duty - equipment may be signed out from reception.

Family Badminton (5yrs+) Bring your family and join us for some drop-in badminton fun! Parent participation is required.

Late Night Drop-in (16yrs+) Join us for late night sports in the gym!

Noon Hour Badminton (9yrs+) Take an active lunch break and practice your badminton skills! There is no attendant on duty - equipment may be signed out from reception.

Community Drop-in Sports Men’s Floor Hockey (16yrs+) Join us for some fun, recreational floor hockey! Drop-in is available on a first come, first served basis. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sept 17 - Dec 17 Tuesdays, 8:30pm - 10pm Regular Admission Rates apply

Noon Hour Basketball (9yrs+) Take an active lunch break and join us for some high energy basketball! There is no attendant on duty - equipment may be signed out from reception.

Halloween Howl SATURDAY, OCT 26 Abbotsford Recreation Centre

Come dressed in your costume! Events for the whole family to enjoy. See page 6 for details.

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Badminton Drop-in Enjoy some exercise and friendly competition playing badminton with others in the community. Bring your own equipment and ensure that clean non-marking footwear is worn. Ten Broeck Elementary School Sep 16 - Dec 18 Mon/Wed, 7pm - 10pm $2.50


Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Drop-in Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

TUESDAY

Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre - 33355 Bevan Avenue

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Abbotsford Walks 8am - 9am Activity Time 10:30am - 12pm Youth Drop-in 2:30pm - 6pm

Activity Time 10:30am - 12pm Youth Drop-in 2:30pm - 6pm

Youth Drop-in 2:30pm - 6pm

Family Drop-in 1pm - 3pm Youth Drop-in 2:30pm - 6pm

No classes Sept 2, Oct 12, Nov 11, Dec 23, 24, 25 & 31

All Drop-in programs are free. Youth drop-in will be closed at 4:30 on Friday SNC Special event evenings, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20.

Drop-in Programs Activity Time (NB - 5yrs)

Family Fun Nights (3yrs- 8yrs)

Join in a morning filled with games and activity stations that your child will just rave about. Younger siblings welcome. FREE!

Bring the whole family out to play games, make a craft and meet some new friends every 3rd Friday of every month. See our PRC Special Events pages for monthly dates.

Abbotsford Walks Come join our walking group every Tuesday! Make new friends and enjoy the sunshine. Led by volunteers, our walking program is a great way to meet new people and get a little exercise for FREE!

Youth Drop-In (12yrs - 18yrs) Relax with friends and have some fun playing video games, table tennis, surf the net or just come to hang out. FREE!

Family Drop-in

Youth Themed Night (11yrs - 17yrs)

Bring the whole family and find an activity for everyone. Our games room and preschool activity room include a ping-pong table, Xbox 360, preschool toys and much more. FREE!

Drop in for a couple hours of fun, friends and food and see what we get up to every 3rd Friday of every month. See special events page for monthly dates.

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• Log on to Direct2Rec at www.direct2rec.com browse for a program • Enter course code of the program you wish to register for. register for a program • Check Out. Pay online using Visa, MasterCard or Amex. check your account history membership registration or renewal

Register online at www.direct2rec.com www.abbotsford.ca/prc

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Abbotsford Recreation Centre Public Skate Schedule September 3 - December 22 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Ice Experience 9am - 9:30pm

Ice Experience 10:30am - 3:30pm 6:15pm - 9:30pm

Ice Experience 9am - 9:30pm

Ice Experience 9am - 9:30pm

Ice Experience 9am - 9:30pm

Ice Experience 10:30am - 9:30pm

Ice Experience 1pm - 9:30pm

Public Skate 1pm - 2:30pm

Stick & Puck 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Adult & Senior Skate 10am - 11:30am Toonie Skate 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Adult & Senior Skate 8:30am - 10am Parent/Child Drop-in Hockey 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Stick & Puck 2:45pm - 4:15pm

Public Skate 6:30pm - 8pm

Toonie Skate 2:45pm - 4pm

Stick & Puck 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Public Skate 6:30pm - 8pm

Public Skate 6:30pm - 8pm

Matsqui Recreation Centre Public Skate Schedule September 3 - December 22 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Public Skate 6:45pm - 8pm

THURSDAY

Public Skate 6:45pm - 8pm

• Helmets are mandatory for children under 8 during all public sessions. Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants. • Please bring your own helmet. • 7 year rule: a guardian, aged 16yrs or older, shall closely supervise and be in visual contact at all times with children under 7yrs while in the building.

Pro-D Public Skating Date Sept 23 Oct 25 Nov 29

ARC 2:15pm - 3:45pm 1pm - 2:30pm 1pm - 2:30pm

MRC 1:30pm - 3pm 1:30pm - 3pm 1:30pm - 3pm

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Public Skate 6:45pm - 8pm

• For safety reasons, figure skating and hockey playing are not permitted during public skating sessions. • Skate sharpening is available during public skate times. • Dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Public Skating Drop-in Programs Ice Experience Come and try our leisure skating pond. Open everyday for public skating.

Adult & Senior Skate (18yrs+) Drop-in time for adults and seniors.

Parent & Child Drop-in Hockey (3yrs -12yrs) This is an opportunity for you and your child to get out and play together. This is a casual family oriented session. Parents are required on the ice with their children. Hockey helmets with full-face protection for children (under the age of 18yrs) and helmets for adults are required.

Toonie Skate (all ages) Enjoy the excitement of this busy skate. Admissions and rentals are only $2 each. These sessions are high energy and busy.

Stick & Puck (all ages) This is an open session for all ages to come and practice their hockey skills. Slapshots are not permitted. CSA hockey helmets, long sleeves, long pants and gloves are mandatory for all participants. Full face masks required for all players 18yrs and under. Maximum 35 players and 3 goalies per session. Goalies play free. Please call the facility after 8am that day to reserve your spot.

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Abbotsford Recreation Senior Activity Centre Membership Our Senior Activity Centre membership offers access to a relaxing and social atmosphere with activities and kitchen amenities. The Lounge is open Monday to Sunday 9am – 9pm.

Become a member for only $25 per year! Or drop in to the Activity centre for $2 (some programs do not apply)

September 3 - December 30

Annual Membership (55yrs+)

*Valid from date of purchase

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WEDNESDAY

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FRIDAY

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Billiards 9am - 9pm

Billiards 9am - 9pm

Billiards 9am - 9pm

Billiards 9am - 9pm

Billiards 9am - 9pm

Billiards 9am - 9pm

Billiards 9am - 9pm

*Badminton (55yrs+) 9am - 11:30am

*Badminton (55yrs+) 9:30am - 11:30am

*Badminton (55yrs+) 9am - 11:30am Knitwits 10am - 11:30am Learning Plus Seminar 10am - 12pm

Learning Plus Seminar 10am - 12pm Senior Track Time 12:30pm - 3pm

Senior Track Time 12:30pm - 3pm

Art in the ARC 1pm - 4pm

Happy Gang Singers 1pm - 4pm *Pickleball (16yrs+) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Euchre 7pm - 9:30pm

Senior Track Time 12:30pm - 3pm

Senior Track Time 12:30pm - 3pm

Senior Track Time 12:30pm - 3pm

Partnership Bridge 12:45pm - 4pm

Stroke Recovery 1pm - 3:30pm Cribbage 1pm - 4pm

Partnership Bridge 12:45pm - 4pm

*Pickleball (16yrs+) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

*Pickleball (16yrs+) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Social Bridge 1pm - 4pm *Pickeleball (16yrs+) 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Partnership Bridge 6:45pm - 9:30pm No classes Sept 2, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 24, 25, 31

• Must have playing partner for Partnership Bridge. • No partner needed for Social Bridge. • Check website for up to date information.

• Schedule subject to change without notice. • Additional drop-in fees may apply. * No attendant on duty - equipment may be signed out from reception.

Membership Drop-in Programs Art in the ARC

Billiards

Learning Plus Seminars

Senior Track Time

This group setting provides the opportunity for all art enthusiasts to share ideas and tips while practicing art skills in a social environment. Bring your art materials and enjoy the company of fellow artists of all levels. Additional drop-in fees may apply.

Come & play billiards anytime during the Senior Activity Centre hours of operation. Have a great time socializing with old acquaintances or make new ones.

(16yrs+) Learning Plus offers seminars to learn and discuss current and important issues in a social environment. For a complete class schedule see www.learningplus.ca

Pole walking permitted. Poles must have rubber tips.

Badminton A great opportunity to practice your badminton skills in a fun, social environment just for seniors! There is no attendant on duty - equipment may be signed out from reception.

Cribbage Come and play a fun game of crib! No attendant on duty. Equipment may be signed out from reception.

Partnership Bridge

Euchre

Pickleball (16yrs+)

Want to play a trick-playing card game? Try Euchre! Additional drop-in fees may apply.

Join in the new pickleball craze! An exciting twist on the game of tennis, pickleball uses a light weight wooden paddle & a plastic perforated ball.

Knitwits Knitting Group Bring your knitting & join in on some great conversation. Beginners to experienced knitters welcome.

Bring your partner for a fastpaced, fun game of bridge. Additional drop-in fees may apply.

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Social Bridge Come & play a friendly game of bridge. No partner necessary. Additional drop-in fees may apply.

Stroke Recovery Through our Stroke Recovery Branch we are committed to assisting stroke survivors and their caregivers throughout the province to improve their overall quality of life. For more info and to join a branch please call Kayleen Dyck 604.996.1168 or kwrldyck@shaw.ca

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Abbotsford Recreation Centre Fitness Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Cycle Fit 5:45am - 6:45am

Fit Circuit 6am - 7am

Cycle Fit 5:45am - 6:45am

Fit Circuit 6am - 7am

Cycle Fit 5:45am - 6:45am

Fit Circuit 7am - 8am

No Sweat 8am - 9am

No Sweat 7:30am - 8:30am

Cycle Strength 8am - 9am

Cycle Strength 8am - 9am

No Sweat 8:30am - 9:30am

Aqua Spinning *TF 9:05am - 9:55am

Aqua Spinning *TF 9:05am - 9:55am

Aqua Zumba 9:05am - 9:55am

Aqua Spinning *TF 9:05am - 9:55am

AquaFit *TF 9:05am - 9:55am

AquaFit *TF 9:05am - 9:55am

Aqua Spinning *TF 9:05am - 9:55am

AquaFit *TF 9:05am - 9:55am

Zumba 9:15am - 10:15am No Sweat 9:15am - 10:15am

Cycle Core 10:30am - 11:30am Bones & Balance 11am - 12pm

Cycle Express 9:15am - 10am Stroller Stride 9:15am - 10:15am Cardio & Strength 9:15am - 10:15am

50+ Stretch & Strength 10:30am -11:30am Pilates 10:30am - 11:30am

50+ AquaFit 1:05pm - 1:50pm No Sweat 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Cycle Core 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Bosu Cardio 5pm - 5:45pm

Aqua Spinning *TF 6:35pm - 7:30pm Aqua Fit *TF 6:35pm - 7:30pm Cycle Express 7:15pm - 8pm Kundalini Yoga *TF 7:15pm - 8:15pm

No Sweat 9:15am - 10:15am

Bones & Balance 10:30am - 11:30am Active & Ageless 10:30am - 11:30am

Cycle Express 9:15am - 10am Step Interval 9:15am - 10:15am Stroller Stride 9:15am - 10:15am 50+ Stretch & Strength 10:30am - 11:30am Zumba 10:30am - 11:30am 50+ Dance 11am - 11:45am

50+ AquaFit 1:05pm - 1:50pm

Hoist Circuit 5pm - 6pm

Total Body Fitness 6pm - 7pm

Cycle Express 9:15am - 10am

No Sweat 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Tabata Circuit 5:15pm - 6pm

Bosu Cardio 5pm - 5:45pm

Aqua Spinning*TF 6:35pm - 7:30pm

Zumba 6pm - 7pm

Aqua Fit *TF 6:35pm - 7:30pm

Strength, Abs & Stretch 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Cycle Express 7:15pm - 8pm Kundalini Yoga *TF 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Aqua Cardio Blast*TF 9:05am - 9:55am

Total Body Fitness 9:15am - 10:15am

Step & Strength 9:45am - 10:45am

50+Silver Circuit 10:30am - 11:30am Hatha Yoga 10:30am - 11:30am

Cycle Core 5pm - 6pm

No Sweat 6pm - 7pm Zumba 6pm - 7pm

Strenth, Abs & Stretch 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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Cycle Express 9am - 9:45am

Stroller Stride 9:15am - 10:15am

No classes Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 24, 25, 26, 31, Jan 1

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Saturday Cycle 8:45am - 9:30am

Zumba Gold 9am - 9:45am

50+ AquaFit 1:05pm - 1:50pm

Cycle Core 5pm - 6pm

Pilates 6:15pm - 7pm

No Sweat 6pm - 7pm

SUNDAY

*TF = “Teen Friendly Fitness” Teen Friendly Fitness classes for ages 12yrs+ accompanied by a responsible adult. All other drop-in and registered classes minimum age is 14yrs+


Matsqui Recreation Centre Fitness Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Morning Yoga *TF 7:15am - 8am

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Morning Yoga *TF 7:15am - 8am

No Sweat 8am - 9am

Aqua Spinning *TF 9am - 9:45am

Aqua Fit *TF 9am - 9:45am

Aqua Spinning *TF 9am - 9:45am

Aqua Fit *TF 9am - 9:45am

Strength, Abs & Stretch 9:15am - 10:15am

No Sweat 9:15am - 10:15am

Joint Efforts 9:15am - 10:15am

No Sweat 9:15am - 10:15am

50+ Dance Blast 11am - 11:45am Quick Fit 11:50am - 12:30pm

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SUNDAY

Aqua Spinning *TF 9am - 9:45am

Active & Ageless 9:15am - 10:15am

Strength, Abs & Stretch 9:15am - 10:15am

Bones & Balance 10:30am - 11:30am Quick Fit Quick Fit 12:10pm - 12:50pm 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Pilates Quick Fit Express *TF 12:10pm - 12:50pm 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Yoga *TF 1pm - 2pm

Yoga *TF 1pm - 2pm

Afternoon Aquafit 2:15pm - 3pm

Afternoon Aquafit 2pm - 2:45pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm

No Sweat

No Sweat 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Zumba 6:45pm - 7:45pm

Step & Strength 6:55pm - 7:55pm

Abs, Back & Butt 7pm - 8pm

Zumba 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Core Power 6pm - 6:45pm

No Sweat 7pm - 8pm

*TF = “Teen Friendly Fitness” Teen Friendly Fitness classes for ages 12yrs+ accompanied by a responsible adult. All other drop-in and registered classes minimum age is 14yrs+

No classes Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 24,25,26,31

Fitness Drop-in Programs Aqua Classes (TF)

Circuit Classes

Water classes incorporate a variety of cardio and strength exercises that are sure to get your heart pumping. Add 12 times the resistance of air and the result is a high cardiovascular workout. • Aqua Zumba - Dance • Aqua Fit -Shallow water • Deep Water Aqua Spinning - Cycle • Aqua Cardio Blast - Deep Water Circuit • 50+ Aqua Fit

Come join us for a high energy weight workout to tone and trim every muscle! Your instructor will take you through full body strength training plus cardio to give an edge to your current level of fitness. • Fit Circuit • Tabata Circuit

Cardio & Strength Classes These classes utilize different training techniques and equipment to give you the ultimate cardiovascular and resistance workout combined. Try them all! • Total Body Fitness • Stroller Stride • Strength, Abs & Stretch • Bosu Cardio • Cardio & Strength • Core Power • Quick Fit

Cycle Classes It’s all in the name! Let our instructors take you on a cardiovascular ride you’ll be hooked on! A great motivating workout on our Kaiser M3 bikes. Choose from a variety of classes throughout the week from cycle express, full hour cycles or switch it up with a cycle strength or cycle core class. • Cycle Fit • Cycle Core • Cycle Express (45 min)

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Fitness Drop-in Programs Continued Relaxation Classes Yoga and Pilates classes that will provide a sequence of postures to strengthen, align, and balance the body through standing, balancing, and inverted postures. Mind and body relaxation! • Morning Yoga/Yoga (TF) • Hatha Yoga (TF) • Kundalini Yoga (TF) • Pilates • Pilates Express

Strength Specific Classes No Sweat is a pre-choreographed weight resistance workout using the body bars and dumbbells. It helps tone the body while helping to promote body fat loss. It is a great class for all ages and fitness levels. • No Sweat

Step Classes Step up your fitness level with these high energy aerobics classes that combine cardiovascular training on our traditional steps with adjustable risers. Join us for Step & Strength to include some strength training and cardio to help you gain maximum results. • Step Interval • Step & Strength

Zumba Classes Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba® classes fuse hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness programs that will blow your dancing shoes off! • Zumba • Zumba Gold 50+

50+ Classes These classes are designed for active older adults who wish to maintain and improve their mobility, balance, strength and flexibility improving their overall quality of life and having fun doing it. • Active & Ageless • Bones & Balance (Ideal for Osteoporosis & Arthritis) • 50+ Stretch & Strength • Zumba Gold • Silver Circuit (Hoist Equipment) • Joint Efforts • 50+ Aquafit

Abbotsford Recreation Centre Indoor Track Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Track is open daily from 5:30am - 12am *Stroller Stride 9:15am - 10:15am

*Stroller Stride 9:15am - 10:15am

Teen Zone 9am - 9pm Family Track Time 10:30am - 6pm

*Stroller Stride 9:15am - 10:15am

Track Information: 4 Direction: counter clockwise Track Distance: 150M, 3 Lanes 11 laps = 1 Mile 6.5 laps = 1 km Inside Lane: Runners Only Middle Lane: Passing only Outside Lane: Walkers/Strollers/Wheelchairs

Senior Centre Track Time 12:30pm - 3pm Pre-Teen Track Time 2:30pm - 9pm Teen Zone 2:30pm - 9pm

• Classes listed above require the use of the track. Expect higher usage during these times. • Clean shoes and stroller wheels required to access the track. • Pole walking permitted. Poles must have rubber tips.

• Use caution when entering and exiting the track. • Schedule subject to change without notice.

Indoor Track Drop-in Programs

Senior Centre Track Time

Family Track Time

Included with the Senior Activity Centre Membership. The track is still open for regular use.

This is for families with children 7yrs and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Stroller Stride*

Pre-Teen Track Time

Please use caution while accessing the track. Strollers will be on the track.

Children 10yrs and older may use the track during this time. Children must be visually monitored by a parent or guardian at all times and do not have access to any equipment.

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Teen Zone Teens 13yrs - 15yrs must attend a Teen Weight Training Orientation prior to accessing the track and weight equipment.


Abbotsford Recreation Centre Weight Room Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

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WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

ARC Weight Room is Open 5:30am - 12am *Fit Circuit 6am - 7am 50+ Stretch & Strength 10:30am - 11:30am

*Fit Circuit 6am - 7am *Women’s Circuit 9:15am - 10:15am

*Fit Circuit 7am - 8am

50+ Stretch & Strength 10:30am - 11:30am

*50+ Silver Circuit 10:30am - 11:30am

Teen Zone 2:30pm - 9pm *Hoist Circuit 5pm - 6pm

Teen Zone 9am - 9pm

Tabata Circuit Class 5:15pm - 6pm

• Appropriate clothing must be worn, no jeans or obvious street clothing permitted and closed toe running shoes only • Cell phone use is not permitted in the weight room or change rooms • Food is not permitted. Beverages must be in a closed plastic container. • Teen Zone -Teenagers 13yrs - 15yrs that have successfully completed a Teen Weight Training Orientation can attend during designated times without adult supervision.

• During non-teen times, teenagers 13yrs-15yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult and successfully completed the Teen Weight Room Orientation. * Denotes that the HOIST circuit equipment is being used during that time and is unavailable to the general public. • Schedule subject to change without notice.

Adult Weight Room Orientation

Teen Fitness Workshops

Let us take you on a tour of our weight room! The 30 minute weight room orientation will help you become familiar with the weight room setting and all we have to offer. Our certified BCRPA/CFES weight trainers can lead you through an introduction on how to use the various cardio machines and strength training equipment. Start your workout today!

Get into the gym and work on your fitness! Not sure how to train for specific fitness goals? Our fitness trainers can take you through a two hour small group training workshop to ensure you have the training techniques you need to succeed. Choose from our 3 speciality workshops for teens. • Muscular Strength • Tone Up • Muscular Endurance

Personal Training Get SMART! Need a plan? Our certified Personal Trainers can help you to meet your goal of a healthy lifestyle by helping you to make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Orientated.

Teen Weight Room Orientation With the successful completion of this weight room training program teens are able to access the weight rooms at designated “Teen Zone” times without adult supervision. Join our certified BCRPA/CFES weight trainers for this safe, supervised educational session. This program takes place every other Wednesday at ARC, and alternates every Friday night between ARC and MRC. See page 38 for specific times and dates.

Group Training ARC’s Group Training Programs are designed to meet your specific needs. Fitness Your Way, Training for Results! • Custom Cycle Training • Sport Team Training • Private Group Fitness Classes • Fun Fitness Parties Contact our Fitness Programmer at 604-853-4221 Ext 5542 for more information and to book your session today.

Body Composition Do you want to see results? One of our certified BCRPA Trainers will complete full body measurements, calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and height and weight measurements to help you track your fitness goals. Purchase your Body Composition at the Customer Services Desk. $10.60

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HOLIDAY HOURS DEC 23 - JAN 5/14 ARC

Dec 24: Dec 25: Dec 26: Dec 31: Jan 1:

5:30am - 2pm Closed 10am - 4pm 5:30am - 4pm 10am - 4pm

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MRC

Dec 24: Dec 25: Dec 26: Dec 31: Jan 1:

6am - 2pm 12pm - 3pm 10am - 4pm 6am - 4pm 10am - 4pm

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Abbotsford Recreation Centre Public Swim Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Length Swim 5:30am - 9am

SATURDAY Length Swim 5:30am - 8:30am

AquaFitness 9:05am - 9:55am

Swim Lessons & Parent & Tot Swim 8:30am - 12pm

Swim Lessons & Leisure Swim 10am - 12pm Length Swim (4 Lanes) 12pm - 1pm

50+Aquafit 1:05pm - 2pm

50+ Aquafit 1:05pm - 2pm

Kids Fun Swim Leisure Swim 2pm - 3:15pm

Kids Fun Swim Leisure Swim 1pm - 3:15pm

SUNDAY

Length Swim ($2) 1pm - 2pm

50+ Aquafit 1:05pm - 2pm Kids Fun Swim Leisure Swim 1pm - 3:15pm

Kids Fun Swim Leisure Swim 2pm - 3:15pm

Kids Fun Swim Games & Activities 1pm - 4pm

Kids Fun Swim Leisure Swim 2pm - 3:15pm

*High School Swim Club Practice 2:30pm - 3:15pm (2 lanes open for Leisure Swim)

Toonie Family Swim 11am - 1pm

Special Olympics 4pm - 5:30pm

*Swim Lessons 3:30pm - 5:30pm (Swirl pool and Sauna open to public during lessons)

Kids Fun Swim Games & Activities 2pm - 4pm

Pool Party Rental Time 4pm - 5:30pm

Length Swim (4 Lanes) 5:30pm - 6:30pm AquaFitness 6:35pm - 7:25pm Master Swim Lessons 7:30pm - 8:30pm Adult Swim 8:30pm - 10pm

Swim Lessons 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Kids Fun Swim Leisure Swim 7:30pm - 9pm $2 Adult Swim 9pm - 10pm

AquaFitness 6:35pm - 7:25pm

Swim Lessons 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Master Swim Lessons 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Toonie Swim 7:30pm - 9pm

Adult Swim 8:30pm - 10pm

$2 Adult Swim 9pm - 10pm

Kids Fun Swim Games & Activities 6:30pm - 9pm

$2 Adult Swim 9pm - 10pm

Tots Pool and Main Pool Closed during swim lessons, Mon- Fri 3:30pm - 5:30pm and Saturdays 8:15am - 12:30pm

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Passes/Swipe cards are valid for swimming, skating, weight room and can be used at all PRC facilities. Pool admission includes GST. Schedules are subject to change. Holiday hours in effect on statutory holidays. 7 Year Rule: An adult must closely supervise children (within arms reach) that are less than 7 years old while in all areas of the facility. MRC waterslide and waves will be operational during times that are highlighted above and may be turned on at other times depending on pool activity levels. • Lesson Assessment: We recommend a free skill assessment before registering for swim lessons. Come to any leisure swim and we will evaluate your child in the water and recommend the appropriate level. • Please change your child in the appropriate changerooms; keeping in mind the Family changerooms are designed for those with special needs and parents with children of the opposite gender that are 5yrs of age and older.

Sunday Morning Family Swim Join us at ARC on Sunday morning from 11am - 12pm for our $2 Family Swim. The pool is ready for you and your kids to enjoy some quality family time playing on the pool toys or practicing their swimming skills for lessons. Abbotsford Recreation Centre $2 per person

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Matsqui Recreation Centre Public Swim Schedule September 3 - December 30 MONDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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SATURDAY

Pool Rental available before 9:30am

Swim Club, Length Swim & Public Swim 6am - 9am Water Fitness 9am - 9:45am Toonie Parent & Tot Time 10am -12pm

Lessons & Length Swim 10am - 12pm

Leisure Swim & Waves 12pm - 2pm *School group programming may occur during these times, that may interrupt the wave schedule. Afternoon Aquafit 2:15pm -3pm

Afternoon Aquafit 2pm -2:45pm

Toonie Swim 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Lessons & Swim Club 3:30pm - 7pm

Lessons & Length Swim 4pm - 7pm

Leisure Swim Waves & Slide 7pm - 9pm Toonie Swim 9pm - 10pm

Adult Lengths 9pm - 10pm

Toonie Swim 9pm - 10pm

Adult Lengths 9pm - 10pm

SUNDAY

Length Swim & Lessons 9am - 1pm

Toonie Swim Waves & Slide 9:30am - 11:45am

KFS Waves & Slide 1pm -4pm

Length Swim 12pm - 1pm

Family Swim Waves & Slide 4pm - 6pm

KFS Waves & Slide 1pm - 8:30pm

KFS Waves & Slide 7pm - 10pm

Waves & Slide 6pm - 10pm

Toonie Swim 9pm - 10pm

Toonie Swim 9pm - 10pm

Pool Rental available after 8:30pm

Pool Rental available Mon - Sat after 10pm, Sun 6am - 9am and after 8:30pm. Tots Pools, Swirl Pool, Sauna, and Steam room open Mon - Sat 6am -10pm , Sun 9:30am - 8:30pm. Pool open to the public Mon - Sat 6am - 10pm, Sun 9:30am - 8:30pm.

Public Swimming Drop-in Programs 50 or Better Swim

Aqua Spinning

This time is set aside for those aged 50 or better.

The perfect exercise for increasing cardiovascular fitness and core strength! A challenging workout utilizing the resistance of the water and a variety of equipment to make the workout more intense.

AquaFit This class incorporates a variety of cardio and strength exercises that are sure to get your heart pumping! Add 12 times the resistance of air and the result is a high quality cardiovascular workout!

Family Swim These times are set aside for families, come in and enjoy the pool toys and equipment.

Toonie Family Swim/ Toonie Swim

KFS - Kids Fun Swim Join us for pool games and enjoy the pool toys.

$2 per person in your family. All admissions become regular price 15 min. before end of swim time.

Leisure Swim Everyone welcome.

Parent & Tot Swim

Length Swim Enjoy these relaxing times to swim lengths, soak in the swirl pool or relax in the sauna.

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This time is during scheduled swim lessons and includes only the Tots pool for parents and children under the age of 7 years. (Parents must be in the water with their children).

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Physical Literacy Camp (2yrs - 12yrs)

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CAMPS Basketball (7yrs - 12yrs)

Join us for a 3 day camp of basketball skills & drills! Game basics such as shooting, passing & dribbling will be emphasized in a fun, recreational environment. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Jan 2 - 4 Th-Sa 9:00am - 12:00pm 3/$95 224821

Day Camp After Care (5yrs - 12yrs) Extended hours after camp care is available from 4pm-5pm. Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School Dec 27 F 4:00pm - 5:00pm 1/$6 Dec 30 M 4:00pm - 5:00pm 1/$6 Jan 2 Th 4:00pm - 5:00pm 1/$6 Jan 3 F 4:00pm - 5:00pm 1/$6

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Day Camp Before Care (5yrs - 12yrs) Extended hours before camp care is available from 8am- 9am. Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School Dec 27 F 8:00am - 9:00am 1/$6 Dec 30 M 8:00am - 9:00am 1/$6 Jan 2 Th 8:00am - 9:00am 1/$6 Jan 3 F 8:00am - 9:00am 1/$6

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Winterfest Camp (5yrs - 12yrs) Enjoy winter break with an action packed day away of fun! Join us for awesome adventures including swimming, skating, games, sports & crafts! Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School Dec 27 F 9:00am - 4:00pm 1/$34 226945 Dec 30 M 9:00am - 4:00pm 1/$34 226946 Jan 2 Th 9:00am - 4:00pm 1/$34 226947 Jan 3 F 9:00am - 4:00pm 1/$34 226948 Dec 27-Jan 3 F,M,Th,F 9:00am - 4:00pm 4/$125 226949

Week-long Camps Horseback Riding (10yrs - 14yrs) Discover your inner Viking. Learn to ride an Icelandic Horse. Basic horse handling and riding instructions. Emphasis is on personal safety, special Icelandic Horse riding techniques and trail etiquette. All of these will help you build self-confidence and achieve a solid bond between rider and horse. No camp Jan 1. Icelandic Horse Farm Dec 30 - Jan 3 M-Tu, Th-F 1:00pm - 2:30pm 4/$160 224820

Catch onto BATON! (4yrs - 17yrs)

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Fundamental movements and skills will be introduced through fun and games. Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2yr - 3yr Dec 30 M 9:30am - 10:15am 1/$5 224822 4yr - 7yr Dec 30 M 10:30am - 12:30pm 1/$7 224823 8yr - 12yr Dec 30 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm 1/$10 224824

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5210: Start Your Kids Right Enjoy – 5 or more vegetables and fruits a day

5-2-1-0: All you need to

remember for raising healthy children

Power Down – no more than 2 hours of screen time a day

Money Doesn’t Matter Low cost and FREE ways to play in Abbotsford

Play Actively – at least 1 hour every day

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Toonie swims & skates (pgs 16-23) Walk or roll on Discovery Trail (pg 50) Visit one of our parks or playgrounds (pgs 54-55) Sweeney Neighborhood Centre (pg 15) PRC special events (pgs 6-7)

Choose Healthy – ZERO sugarsweetened drinks

Healthy Abbotsford is a city-wide initiative aimed to engage the residents of the community in promoting, fostering and engaging in healthy lifestyle choices to encourage the overall improvement in the health and well being of the residents of Abbotsford.

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PRESCHOOL

Swimming! A whole new world of fun! Living on the west coast being surrounded by lakes, rivers, and the ocean offer lots of fun and enjoyment, but can also be a source of danger for the unprepared. Introducing children to water at a young age to build a level of comfort as well as a foundation of water safety awareness will create immense opportunities for them in the future. As they grow up, they will be able to enjoy the opportunities nature provides while staying safe. Our preschool programs promote childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. They encourage children to express themselves through creativity, and explore new physical skills and talents. There are so many fun programs offered at Parks, Recreation & Culture that allow preschoolers to be free. Free to spin and laugh, paint, scribble and make long lasting friendships with teachers and peers. From the first time you take your baby to the pool for swimming lessons, to when they take a swimming lesson as an adult to learn a new stroke, swimming is a lifelong adventure! For more information about Preschool swimming lessons, check out the Swimming Section of the Program Guide on page 59!

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Swimming + P Red Cross Preschool Swimming Lessons (4mo - 6yrs) Fun lessons, filled with songs, games and themes! The Red Cross Preschool Swimming program will provide the opportunity for your child to grow physically and socially, as well as develop a strong sense of water safety. Swimming lessons are more than just learning swimming skills. They include important lessons about staying safe around water.


+ Playing = Splashing Good Times “

Having enrolled my son for his very first swimming lessons, I find a remarkable change in his comfort level in the water. I love the personal attention and the fact that the pace is determined by his progress. I also love the encouragement he gets at every step. The lessons themselves are planned very well, raising his confidence steadily but surely in a safe environment.

- Parent

The biggest hurdle for kids to overcome when learning to swim is their fear of water. I have found that the best way to eliminate that fear is through early prevention. Preschool lessons not only help children overcome their fear at an early age, but also teach them to be safe around water. Swimmers learn to love the water from the beginning, and their parents can breathe easily knowing that their child understands the dangers that water presents.

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- Jen M, Lifeguard

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Welcome W elcome Preschool

Arts, Crafts & Music

Dance

All About Art (3yrs - 5yrs)

Creative Movement (3yrs - 5yrs)

Experience the world of creativity with paint, pictures, gluing, shapes and so much more. Circle time and games will also be a regular part of the course outline. No class Oct 14. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 11:15am - 12:00pm 7/$51.50 224830 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 11:15am - 12:00pm 5/$37 224831

Leap, frolic, tip toe, and move in this fun class that will let creativity help you move. No class Oct 14. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 10:00am - 10:45am 7/$51.50 224329 Nov 18 - Dec 23 M 10:00am - 10:45am 6/$44.50 224330 Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Sep 20 - Nov 8 F 11:15am - 12:00pm 8/$59 224832 Nov 15 - Dec 20 F 11:15am - 12:00pm 6/$44 224833

Gym & Sing (18mo - 3yrs) An opportunity for your toddler to learn gym skills, make new friends and have a lively sing-along in a structured, supervised setting. Parent participation is required. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 20 - Nov 8 F 9:15am - 10:00am 8/$59 224237 Nov 15 - Dec 20 F 9:15am - 10:00am 6/$44.50 224238

Jump Start Cycle of Seasons (3yrs - 5yrs) Is your preschooler musical? Singing, vocal play, creative movement, storytelling, active listening, rhythm and tonal patterns and hands-on percussion play will be included in this program. Parents and siblings can share the last 15 minutes. No class Dec 23 - Jan 3. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Jan 14 Tu 6:45pm - 7:45pm 16/$200 224692

Jump Start Jollyjumpers (NB - 18mo) The best baby class around! Singing, bouncing, rocking, peek-a-boo games, instrument exploration, group drumming, rhythm & tonal patterning, sign language & infant massage will all be incorporated into this program. Parent participation is required. No class Dec 23 - Jan 3. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Jan 15 W 9:15am - 10:00am 16/$180 224693 Sep 18 - Jan 15 W 12:15pm - 1:00pm 16/$180 224694

Jump Start Puddlejumpers (16mo - 3.5yrs) This class will keep your little one hopping! Singing, vocal play, instrument play, group dances, drumming, early music concepts, creative movement, rhythm and tonal patterns will be explored in this program. Parent participation is required. No class Dec 23 - Jan 3. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Jan 14 Tu 5:45pm - 6:30pm 16/$180 224695 Sep 18 - Jan 15 W 10:15am - 11:00am 16/$180 224696 Sep 18 - Jan 15 W 11:15am - 12:00pm 16/$180 224697

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Preschool Dance (3yrs - 5yrs) This fun introduction to dance will allow your little dancer to express themselves through song and dance while learning basic steps. No class Oct 12. Abbotsford Recreation Centre 3yrs Sep 14 - Nov 2 Sa 10:00am - 10:30am 7/$46.50 224247 Nov 16 - Dec 21 Sa 10:00am - 10:30am 6/$40 224817 4yrs - 5yrs Sep 14 - Nov 2 Sa 10:35am - 11:20am 7/$58 224818 Nov 16 - Dec 21 Sa 10:35am - 11:20am 6/$49.50 224819

Physical Literacy = Movement and Confidence

The Total Kid Formula!

Just as children need to be taught to read and write, they need to be taught how to run, jump and throw. PRC offers Active Start programs for NB to 6yrs and Fundamental programs for 6yrs - 9yrs.


General Interest

Ready, Set, FUN! (2yrs - 3yrs)

Kaleidoscope (3yrs - 5yrs) This program is full of adventure as you experience something new each week. Activities will include baking, science, creative movement, arts and crafts and more. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Nov 5 Tu 1:00pm - 1:45pm 8/$59 225233 Nov 12 - Dec 17 Tu 1:00pm - 1:45pm 6/$44.50 225234

Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;il Chefs (3yrs - 5yrs) Join us to cook, bake and create yummy snacks and meals! Enjoy new recipes with friends, learn kitchen safety and taste your own delicious creations! Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 2:30pm - 3:15pm 8/$66.50 224338 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 2:30pm - 3:15pm 6/$49.50 224339 Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 1:00pm - 1:45pm 8/$66.50 224231 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 1:00pm - 1:45pm 6/$50 224232

A preschool preparation class suited for children who are ready to participate in programs but not yet old enough for preschool. Colours, numbers, letters and shapes will be introduced in a fun, interactive and social environment. Other activities include games, puzzles and learning centres. Please provide a snack for your child. Safari Kids Zone Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 9:00am - 10:30am 7/$82.50 224342 Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 9:00am - 10:30am 8/$94.50 224340 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 9:00am - 10:30am 6/$71 224341 Nov 18 - Dec 23 M 9:00am - 10:30am 6/$71 224343

Safari Nature Explorers (3yrs - 5yrs) The world around us is full of wonderful surprises, from all the critters that live in the soil, to how rain and snow makes its way into the oceans! Uncover lots of secrets while learning about how we can do our part in taking care of the environment. Safari Kids Zone Sep 20 - Oct 25 F 11:00am - 12:00pm 6/$53 224367

Mad Scientists (3yrs - 5yrs) Grab your lab coat and join us for scientific fun and discovery! Participate in awe-inspiring science experiments, fun games and crafty creations! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 1:00pm - 1:45pm 11//$58 224700 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 1:00pm - 1:45pm 6/$43.50 224701

Nature Adventures (3yrs - 5yrs) Bring nature indoors as we explore the world around us. Each week will be a new discovery as we learn about insects, animals, dinosaurs, butterflies, bugs and more. No class Oct 14 Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 1:00pm - 1:45pm 7/$51.50 225231 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 1:00pm - 1:45pm 5/$37 225232

Puppets and Performers (3yrs - 5yrs) Take flight into the land of adventure and fairy tales. Each week a new story will be explored with crafts, dress up and storytelling. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 11:15am - 12pm 8/$59 225237 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 11:15am - 12pm 6/$44.50 225238

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Sport All Sorts of Sports! (2yrs - 5yrs) Let your child run free and discover all that the world of sports has to offer. They will get the opportunity to run, jump, throw, shoot, tumble, and much, much more! This program will focus on the fundamental movements that will make them a well-rounded athlete when they grow up. No class Oct 14. Abbotsford Exhibition Park 2yrs Sep 16 - Oct 28 M 11:00am - 11:45am 6/$34 225380 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 11:00am - 11:45am 6/$34 225383 3yrs- 5yrs Sep 18 - Oct 23 W 11:00am - 11:45am 6/$34 225381 Nov 18 - Dec 23 M 11:00am - 11:45am 6/$34 225382

Floor Hockey Mini Superstars (3yrs - 5yrs) Get an Active Start and grab your stick and join us for some fun floor hockey. This program provides the environment for learning the proper FUNdamental movement skills for hockey such as running, passing, twisting and shooting through fun games and activities. Abbotsford Exhibition Park 2yrs Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 3:30pm - 4:00pm 8/$45.50 224346 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 3:30pm - 4:00pm 6/$25.50 224348 3yrs- 5yrs Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 4:00pm - 4:45pm 8/$45.50 224347 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 4:00pm - 4:45pm 6/$34 224349 Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Nov 5 Tu 3:30pm - 4:15pm 8/$45.50 224187 Nov 12 - Dec 17 Tu 3:30pm - 4:15pm 6/$34 224188

JBST Soccer Academy (3-5yrs) Bring out the fun of the game with Coach Jean Jacques Bosco. Develop the fundamental and basic soccer techniques in this fun academy. Children develop skills such as kicking, controlling the ball, passing, and scoring goals through games. Program includes a JBST and EP soccer kit (short, jersey, and socks). www.jbstsoccer.com. No class Oct 14, Nov 11. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sep 16 - Dec 2 M 4:00pm - 5:00pm 10/$133 224355

Kinder Karate (4yrs - 6yrs) This program is designed specifically for pre-school aged children. In the Kinder Karate program, your child will learn and grow in an environment that focuses on motor skill development, listening skills and respect through the introduction of basic traditional karate. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 16 - Oct 7 M 4:15pm - 4:45pm 4/$55 224686 Oct 21 - Nov 18 M 4:15pm - 4:45pm 4/$55 224687 Nov 25 - Dec 16 M 4:15pm - 4:45pm 4/$55 224688

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Parachute Games (18mo - 3yrs) This program introduces games and fun activities with the parachute and encourages physical movement, coordination and social interaction with others. No class Oct 14. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 11:00am - 11:30am 7/$40 225229 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 11:00am - 11:30am 5/$28 225230

Preschool Mix It Up Sports (2yrs - 5yrs) Have some fun, meet some friends and get an Active Start with your little one by introducing them to FUNdamental movement skills in a variety of sports such as floor hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball. No class Oct 12. Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2yrs Sep 14 - Nov 2 Sa 9:00am - 9:30am 7/$40 224243 Nov 16 - Dec 21 Sa 9:00am - 9:30am 6/$34 224244 3yrs - 5yrs Sep 14 - Nov 2 Sa 9:30am - 10:15am 7/$40 224245 Nov 16 - Dec 21 Sa 9:30am - 10:15am 6/$34 224246

Soccer (2yrs - 5yrs) Get an Active Start and come on out for some fun filled soccer action. This program provides the environment for learning the proper FUNdamental movement skills for soccer such as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching through fun games and activities. Abbotsford Exhibition Park 2yrs Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 9:15am - 9:45am 7/$40 224360 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 9:15am - 9:45am 6/$34 224362 3yrs - 5yrs Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 9:45am - 10:30am 7/$40 224359 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 9:45am - 10:30am 6/$34 224361 Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2yrs Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 10:00am - 10:45am 7/$40 224179 Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 4:45pm - 5:30pm 8/$45.50 224181 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 4:45pm - 5:30pm 6/$34 224185 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 10:00am - 10:45am 5/$29 224183 3yrs - 5yrs Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 4:30pm - 5:15pm 8/$45.50 224180 Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 5:30pm - 6:15pm 8/$45.50 224182 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 4:30pm - 5:15pm 6/$34 224184 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 5:30pm - 6:15pm 6/$34 224186


Sportball Junior (16mo - 2yrs)

Tot T-Ball (3yrs - 5yrs)

This 45-minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball! Children will be introduced to a different sport each week (hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football) and participate in creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more! Parent participation is required. No class Oct 12, Nov 9 and Dec 7. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 9:00am - 9:45am 6/$90 224816 Nov 2 - Dec 21 Sa 9:00am - 9:45am 6/$90 224825

Get an Active Start and get your little one introduced to the FUNdamental movement and t-ball skills such as throwing, catching and hitting through fun games and activities. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 3:30pm - 4:15pm 8/$45.50 224193 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 3:30pm - 4:15pm 6/$34 224194

Sportball Me & My Dad (2yrs - 4yrs) This program provides the perfect opportunity for Dads to spend quality time with their children! This program is designed to guide parents and their children through the introductory skills of 8 different ball sports. Parent participation is required. No class Oct 12, Nov 9 and Dec 7. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 10:45am - 11:30am 6/$90 224826 Nov 2 - Dec 21 Sa 10:45am - 11:30am 6/$90 224827

Sportball Parent and Tot Outdoor Soccer (2yrs - 3yrs) Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence on the field in these classes. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game. Parent participation is required. Price includes a jersey. No class Oct 14. Crossley Park Sep 9 - Nov 4 M 5:15pm - 6:00pm 8/$135 224198

Tumbling Tots (3yrs - 5yrs) This program is designed to develop your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balance, agility, strength, self-confidence, and overall physical literacy. This will be done in a positive, fun and energetic environment through games, songs, and circuits of basic gymnastics skills. Annual $16 gymnastic fee required at time of registration. Abbotsford Recreation Centre 3yrs Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 5:30pm - 6:15pm 8/$83 224704 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 5:30pm - 6:15pm 6/$62.50 224706 4yrs - 5yrs Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 6:15pm - 7:00pm 8/$83 224705 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 6:15pm - 7:00pm 6/$62.50 224707

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Book your party online: 1 Go to www.direct2rec.com 2 Choose your party location 3 Choose your party package 4 Choose your party add-ons 5 Choose your method of payment

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Birthday Parties

AEP

ABBOTSFORD EXHIBITION PARK

ARC

ABBOTSFORD RECREATION CENTRE

SKZ

SAFARI KIDS ZONE

Fun Zone Party (1yr - 10yrs) • 1 hr with bouncy castle, games and activities • 1 hr for cake and presents 1-12 kids $108

Fun Zone Party (1yr - 10yrs)

Safari Party (1yr - 10yrs)

• 1 hr bouncy castle, games and activities • 1 hr for cake and presents 1-12 kids $108

Super Sports Party (3yrs - 12yrs)

Horseback Riding Party (3yrs - 12yrs)

• 1 hr sports play time • 1 hr party time for cake and presents • Sports toy for each child 1-12 kids $148

Add some adventure to your birthday party. Our horseback riding parties are sure to please! Parties take place at Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm. Package #1 (up to 8 kids) 4 horses for 1 hour and 45 minutes use of lounge and eating area. $270 Package #2 (up to 12 kids) 6 horses for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Use of lounge and eating area. $325

• First 1 ½ hr play time in Play Zone • 45 min party time in Party Zone with Party Host • Safari gift for birthday child • FREE invitations on website 1-12 kids $118

MRC

MATSQUI RECREATION CENTRE

Super Skate Party (3yrs - 12yrs)

Safari Sleepover Party (5yrs - 12yrs) • 13 ½ hrs (7pm - 8:30am) of exclusive use of Safari Kids Zone facility • Party Host on site for entire party • Movie, Use of X-Box and Board Games • Safari gift for birthday child • FREE invitations on website 1-12 kids $348

• 1 hr (first hour skating) • 1 hr in party room • Skate rentals for kids • Admission to public skate for 12 kids and 2 adults* 1-12 kids $108

Super Splash Party (1yr - 12yrs)

Safari Sweet Pea’s Party (1yr - 4yrs)

• 1 hr (first hour) Party Room for cake and presents • Admission to public swim** • Party host (Party Room only) 1-12 kids $97

Super Splash Party (1yr - 12yrs)

Super Skate Party (3yrs - 12yrs)

• 1 hr play time in Play Zone • 1 hr party time in Party Zone • Facility Host on site (no Party Host) • Safari gift for birthday child • FREE invitations on website 1-12 kids $78

• 1 hour (first hour) Party Room for cake and presents • Party Host (Party Room only) • Admission to public swimming** 1-12 kids $97

Swimtastic Party (1yr - 12yrs) • 2 hours in area of your choice (on the wet deck) • 10 guest admission including the birthday child to public swim • 2 adult admissions to public swim** • Set up and take down not included 1yr - 6 yrs $57.50 7yr - 12yrs $68

*Basic skating skills required. **Basic swimming skills required. Parent participation is required at all parties. Children 6 and under must be accompanied in the water by an adult at a 1:3 ratio

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• 1 hr games and activities on Ice Experience* • 1 hr in party room • Skate rentals for kids 1-12 kids $108

SNC

SWEENEY NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

Princess/Pirate Party (2yrs - 6yrs) • 1 hr play themed activities and games in party room • 1 hr cake/presents in Party room 1-12 kids $108

Youth Fun Zone Party (8yrs - 12yrs) • 1 hr play themed activities and games in party room • 1 hr cake/presents in Party room 1-12 kids $108

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Safari Private Party (1yr - 12yrs) • 2 hrs of exclusive use of entire Safari Kids Zone facility • Facility Host on site • FREE invitations on website $198 and up

The Reach Birthday Party (5yrs - 12yrs) Includes: Party Host for the full 2 hours. 1 hour of art with an artist. 1 hour for cake and presents. Take home art project for each child. 1-10 kids $170

11-18 kids $210


Party Add-On Menu ADD-ON

PRICE

AEP

ARC

$10

3

3

Juice*

$1 per child

3

3

Coffee Kit

$18 per kit

3

3

$14.50 and up

3

3

$3 per goody bag

3

J’s Pizza - Large

(cups, lids, cream, sugar, sleeves, stir sticks)*

Tracycakes Cupcakes* Goody Bags* 1 hr Pool Leader Extra Time

Depends on location

Safari Hippo* Cake by Thrifty Foods* small - 24 people / large - 48 people

SKZ

3

3 3

$25

MRC

3

3

3 3

$5 Non-themed sm/$24, lrg/$42 Themed sm/ $32, lrg/ $51

Extra Tableware (set of 12)

3

3 3

$10

*Items subject to applicable taxes

• AEP, SKZ, MRC add-ons must be added no later than 4:30pm Wednesday prior to your booked party. • ARC add-ons must be added no later than 5pm Saturday (one week) prior to their booked party.

All parties include: • A Party host • Balloon bouquet (balloon for each child) • Tableware (cups, plates, napkins and forks) per child *Not applicable to Swimtastic and Safari Private Parties

All parties are based on 12 children. Extra children can be added for an additional $6.50 per child. Exceptions: Horseback Riding, Reach Party, Swimtastic and Private Parties

CANCELLATIONS: All parties require one week notice for cancellations, and are subject to a $5 cancellation fee.

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PARTIES MADE PERFECT! Join the Jungle! Escape to Safari Kids Zone and have a wild time! Hosting a party has never been easier, with an awesome multilevel indoor playground, private mezzanine and tons of ways to customize your party. Visit us online at www.safarikidszone.ca or call us at 604.850.5536 to book your party TODAY!

Basic Party Includes: • 1½ hours in our multi-level play structure • 45 min in our private party mezzanine • Party plates, cups, forks and napkins for each child • Party Host • Safari gift & foil balloon for birthday child • Two balloon bouquets

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118

$

Safari Party up to 12 Kids

Party Add-Ons: • Safari Goody Bags $3/per child • Juice $1/per child • Cupcakes $14.50 and up • Pizza $10 and up • Coffee Kit $18 and up

198

$

Private Party up to 50 Kids

*Socks are required. *Taxes are included in party prices. *Add-ons subject to applicable taxes. *Registered parties ONLY in Safari Kids Zone. *Safari Kids Zone is CASH ONLY. *Debit/credit available during AEP office hours. *ATM now located in Safari Kids Zone.

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Sleepover Party up to 12 Kids

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Sweet Peas Party up to 12 Kids

*Mon-Fri Toddler Parties *No Party Host


the Join&Save! Jungle MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

No Drop-In Private Bookings only

No Drop-In Private Bookings only

No Drop-In Private Bookings only

Drop-In 9am - 12pm

Drop-In 9am - 12pm

Drop-In 10am - 4pm

No Drop-Ins Private Parties Only.

Facility Information:

Safari Kids Admission ADMISSION

PRICE

Baby (under 12mo)

Free

Toddler (1yrs - 3yrs)

$4

Child (4yrs - 12yrs)

$6

Adults

Free

10 visit card (1yrs - 3yrs)

$36

10 visit card (4yrs - 12yrs)

$54

Children must be accompanied by an adult (16yrs+) at all times. Monday to Friday - cash at the door or debit/credit at AEP office 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday cash only, ATM available onsite.

• Multi-level indoor play structure • Toddler play area • Air conditioning • Parent/Seating area • Flat screen televisions • Vending machines • Coffee/Tea • Free parking • Socks required to play • ATM

Special Openings: Sept 23, Oct 25, Oct 30, Nov 29

Call us at 604.850.5536 or visit us online at www.safarikidszone.ca Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive | 604.850.5536

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CHILDREN & YOUTH

Join the SNC Community In partnership with School District 34, Parks, Recreation and Culture is offering a variety of low cost and accessible programs at Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre designed for families. Be sure to look for information in the guide about Family Fun Nights, Youth and Family Drop In, and Activity Times. This venue is the place to come when your family has run out of activities at home and is looking for new and fun things to do.

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Connect, L SNC Youth Drop-In (11yrs - 17yrs)

Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre is a newly established community hangout. A great place for youth to come after school, get together with friends, play video games, table tennis, participate in special activities, and receive a healthy snack. Join us for Youth Drop-In Tuesday to Friday, 2:30pm - 6:00pm.


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Clayburn Park

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Straiton Park Trail Callaghan Park

Clearbrook Park

Dave Kandal Park

Mathers Park

Cedar Springs Trail

Willband Creek Park

Townline Hill T Park

Bateman Park

Ridgeview Park

Stoney Creek Park McKinley Park

Old Riverside Park

Clayburn Creek Park

Palfy Park Upper Maclure Park

Kalgidhar Park

Sandy Hill Trail

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Lower Maclure Park

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Gobind Park

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Horn Creek Park

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Lower Sumas Mountain Park

Babich Park

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Gardner Park

McKee Park

Hazelwood Cemetery

Abbotsford Exhibition Park

Bassani Trail

McKee Creek Trail

Hoon Park

ABBOTSFORD A ENTER RTAIMENT & SPO S RTS CENTRE

WinямБeld Park

HIG HIGH IG WAY #1

Angus Campbell Park

DeLair Park

Total Area: T 356.36km2 (138.7 sq.mi)

Discovery Trail Trail Cemetery Parks

URBAN PARKS & TRAILS

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Clayburn Park

Urban Map

Straiton Park Trail Callaghan Park

Clearbrook Park

Dave Kandal Park

Mathers Park

Cedar Springs Trail

Willband Creek Park

Townline Hill T Park

Bateman Park

Ridgeview Park

Stoney Creek Park McKinley Park

Old Riverside Park

Clayburn Creek Park

Palfy Park Upper Maclure Park

Kalgidhar Park

Sandy Hill Trail

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Lower Maclure Park

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Mouat Park

Gobind Park

Southern Park

Oriole Park Intl. Friendship Garden Ellwood/ Fishtrap Creek Park

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Inspiration Park

Century Park

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Oakridge Park

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Ravine Park

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Berry Park

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I have been dropping in at SNC almost every day after school since it opened. This is a great place to spend free time after school with my friends, hanging out and relaxing.

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The Youth Drop-In at SNC brings out a variety of kids with different interests. The activities that we create are catered to the kids’ interests and desires, whether it is trying to stay on top of the table tennis leader board, grooving to Just Dance 4, or creating new worlds in Minecraft, we have something everyone will enjoy.

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Arts, Crafts & Music

Dance

Acting Out (7yrs - 12yrs)

Ballet Jazz Combo (5yrs - 12yrs)

Enter stage right! This program will introduce you to drama exercises, games and theatre sports, play building and improvisation. No experience required. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 4:00pm - 5:00pm 8/$71 224235 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 4:00pm - 5:00pm 6/$53 224236

This one hour class will introduce students to both Ballet and Jazz in a fun recreational setting. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 3:30pm - 4:30pm 8/$79.50 227580 Nov 14 - Dec 19 Th 3:30pm - 4:30pm 6/$59.50 227581

Craftabulous (6yrs - 12yrs) Do you absolutely love crafts? In this program children will participate in a variety of engaging art and craft projects designed to get their creative juices flowing! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Nov 5 Tu 4:00pm - 5:00pm 8/$71 224202 Nov 12 - Dec 17 Tu 4:00pm - 5:00pm 6/$53 224203

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The Total Kid Formula!

Just as children need to be taught to read and write, they need to be taught how to run, jump and throw. PRC offers Active Start programs for NB to 6yrs and Fundamental programs for 6yrs - 9yrs. Look for the Physical Literacy symbol beside our programs.

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Fitness Teen Weight Room Orientation (13yrs - 15yrs) This weight room orientation is required for teens to learn how to use the fitness centre cardio and weight equipment. Teens will also be informed of the rules and appropriate etiquette in the weight room Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 11 W 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225177 Sep 13 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225169 Sep 25 W 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225178 Sep 27 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225170 Oct 11 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225171 Oct 23 W 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225179 Oct 25 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225172 Nov 6 W 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225180 Nov 8 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225173 Nov 20 W 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225181 Nov 22 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225174 Dec 4 W 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225182 Dec 6 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225175 Dec 18 W 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225183 Dec 20 F 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1/$10.60 225176 Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 6 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225184 Sep 20 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225185 Oct 4 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225186 Oct 18 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225187 Nov 1 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225188 Nov 15 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225189 Nov 29 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225190 Dec 13 F 4:30pm - 6:00pm 1/$10.60 225191


General Interest Sewing for Youth (8yrs - 15yrs) Students will learn to make either a pillowcase, pajama pants or an elastic waist skirt. They will learn about their sewing machine, fabric, cutting out a pattern, marking, using an iron, and reading an instruction sheet. Instructor will supply patterns. So bring along your sewing machine and join the fun! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 4:30pm - 6:00pm 8/$106 225218 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 4:30pm - 6:00pm 6/$78.50 225219

GearBots Robotics Engineering Program (9yrs - 14yrs) GearBots provides an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their academic understanding of science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Participants use the NXT Mindstorms platform to learn how to build and program a robotic device to complete a variety of tasks and challenges. Abby Senior Gearbots NXT100 Oct 8 - 24 Tu, Th 3:30pm - 5:00pm 6/$50 224699 Gearbots NXT 150 Nov 5 - 26 Tu, Th 3:30pm - 5:00pm 7/$60 224698

Gym and Cooking (7yrs - 12yrs) Play all your favourite games in the gym and then head into the kitchen and learn how to make your favourite afterschool snack. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Oct 3 - 24 Th 3:30pm - 5:00pm 4/$53 225332 Nov 7 - 28 Th 3:30pm - 5:00pm 4/$53 225333 Dec 5 - 19 Th 3:30pm - 5:00pm 3/$40 225334

Gym and Skate (7yrs - 12yrs) Play all your favourite sports in the gym and then hang out on the ice experience. Skate rental included. No class Oct 14 and Nov 11. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Oct 7 - 28 M 3:00pm - 4:30pm 3/$40 225329 Nov 4 - 25 M 3:00pm - 4:30pm 3/$40 225330 Dec 2 - 16 M 3:00pm - 4:30pm 3/$40 225331

Kid Chefs (6yrs - 12yrs) Learn how to make your favorite after school snacks and other favorite foods while compiling your own recipe book. Abbotsford Exhibition Park 6yrs - 8yrs Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 3:30pm - 4:30pm 8/$79.50 224334 9yrs - 12yrs Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 4:45pm - 6:15pm 8/$106 224336 6yrs - 8yrs Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 3:30pm - 4:30pm 6/$59.50 224335 9yrs - 12yrs Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 4:45pm - 6:15pm 5/$65 224337

Learn to Fish: Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery (5yrs+) Families will learn about hatchery roles, conservation, fish identification, proper fish handling, safety, tackle, rod rigging and casting. Program also includes an interactive tour of the hatchery and live fish aquaria plus stocked ponds. All equipment provided, pre-registration required. Adult supervision required. Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery Nov 23 Sa 10am – 2pm 1/$10 225286

Learn to Fish: Fraser River (9yrs - 15yrs) Join us on the Fraser for a 3 hour session where you’ll learn when, where and how to catch a fish! Topics of discussion include fish identification, conservation, proper fish handling, safety, tackle, rod rigging, casting and two hours of hands-on fishing! All equipment provided, pre-registration required. Adult supervision required. Matsqui Trail Regional Park Sep 14 Sa 12:00pm - 3:00pm 1/$5 225287

Learn to Fish: Mill Lake (5yrs - 15yrs) In this fun 2 hour session you’ll learn when, where and how to catch a fish! Topics include hatchery roles, fish identification, proper fish handling, safety, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and an hour of hands-on fishing! All equipment provided. Adult supervision required. Mill Lake Park Sep 11 W 6:00pm - 8:00pm Free 225284 Oct 19 Sa 10:00am - 12:00pm Free 225285

Happy Healthy Hearts (7yrs - 12yrs) Learn how to make nutritious and delicious snacks that will satisfy everyone’s hunger. Participate in physical fitness activities and learn about positive self-esteem in this course designed to build healthy lifestyle choices. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 3:30pm - 4:30pm 7/$62 224834 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 3:30pm - 4:30pm 6/$44.50 224835

Kids Night Out (7yrs - 12yrs) Are you tired of searching for a babysitter for your night out? Concerned about your children being plopped in front of the TV? With PRC your children will be under the supervision of our experienced Parent’s Night Out Leader who will do a variety of activities including swimming, games, crafts and end with a movie and pizza. (Includes pool admission) Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 20 F 6:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$15 224239 Oct 18 F 6:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$15 224240 Nov 15 F 6:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$15 224241 Dec 20 F 6:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$15 224242

Recreation Leaders In Training (R.L.I.T.) (10yrs - 13yrs) Do you want to be a Leader? This fun and interactive course will get you thinking about how you can become more involved. We will take time to focus on teambuilding, communication, leadership essentials, as well as take plenty of time to practice our leadership skills on each other. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre 10yrs - 13yrs Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 6:15pm - 7:15pm 7/$24.50 224838 Nov 18 - Dec 23 M 6:15pm - 7:15pm 6/$21 224839

Recreation Leadership Training (R.L.T.) (14yrs - 17yrs) Sign up for this youth leadership course and develop skills that will make you an asset to any future employer. You will have the opportunity to volunteer within community recreation, and help build your confidence to take an active role in the community. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) Sep 17 - Nov 5 Tu 6:15pm - 8:00pm 8/$49 224840 Nov 12 - Dec 17 Tu 6:15pm - 8:00pm 6/$37 224841

Abbotsford Curling Club Junior Programs Learn to Curl - $40/5-week session (incl. association fee). First session starts Oct 21st. For full schedule see www.abbyjrcurling.ca. Junior League - $165 for the season. Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Includes instruction and games. School League - $110 for the season. Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm. Includes instruction and games. This is for middle & high school teams wanting to compete in High School Provincials. Curlers wishing to organize a school team should contact our Junior Program Coordinator for assistance. Call 604-859-9244 or see our website for more info.

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Junior Lifeguard Club (8yrs - 12yrs)

Abbotsford Basketball Club (6yrs - 13yrs) This league provides youth with the opportunity to experience and develop basketball skills. The primary objective of Abbotsford Basketball Club is to build a minor basketball program. Coaches are dedicated to developing youth and will emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 16 - Nov 9 M, Sa 4:00pm - 5:30pm 16/$165 224196 Sep 16 - Nov 9 M, Sa 5:30pm - 7:00pm 16/$165 224197

Badminton (7yrs - 12yrs) Learn the basic foundation of badminton techniques and footwork. The program introduces the basic racquet skills and develops the ABCs of movement: agility, balance and coordination required for badminton. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Nov 5 Tu 5:30pm - 6:30pm 8/$54.50 224191 Nov 12 - Dec 17 Tu 5:30pm - 6:30pm 6/$41 224192

Fencing (8yrs - 17yrs) Fencing is a unique Olympic sport originating from Europe. This is a great opportunity to try this classical sport, and learn the basics of fencing. No class Oct 14. Margaret Stenersen Elementary Sep 16 - Dec 2 M 6:30pm - 8pm 10/$154 226780

Floor Hockey Superstars (6yrs - 9yrs) Grab your stick and join us for some fun floor hockey! Learn and develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed, as well as running, passing, twisting and shooting through fun games and activities. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 4:45pm - 5:45pm 8/$54.50 224350 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 4:45pm - 5:45pm 6/$41 224351 Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Nov 5 Tu 4:15pm - 5:15pm 8/$54.50 224189 Nov 12 - Dec 17 Tu 4:15pm - 5:15pm 6/$41 224190

Home School Swim Lessons (3yrs - 13yrs) This is a Red Cross swim lesson for home schooled students. Students will be placed according to their swim level on the first day of lessons. The lesson times are 1pm or 1:45pm and each class is 45min. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Oct 29 Tu 1:00pm - 2:30pm 5/$59 223584 Nov 5 - Dec 17 Tu 1:00pm - 2:30pm 5/$59 223585

ITF Tae Kwon Do (6yrs - 9yrs) An introductory program designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn basic self-defense techniques, develop physical conditioning, and build self-esteem. If competition is something you are looking for, our instructor, Ed Pullin, can help you achieve success in tournaments as well! Matsqui Recreation Centre 6yrs - 12yrs Sep 17 - Nov 21 Tu, Th 6:00pm - 7:00pm 20/$130 224352 13yrs+ Sep 17 - Nov 21 Tu, Th 7:00pm - 8:00pm 20/$130 224353

JBST Soccer Academy (All Ages) Join coach Jean Jacques Bosco as he helps to develop fundamental and basic soccer techniques. Both skill and passion for the game will improve in this fun academy. This fun soccer program will teach soccer skills: kicking, dribbling, passing, goal keeping and soccer tricks. Learn to play through games. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sep 16 - Dec 2 M 5:00pm - 6:00pm 10/$130 224354

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This exciting lifesaving program is for the future lifeguard in your family! Learn valuable Lifesaving skills and knowledge. Learn first aid techniques and work on your swimming strokes. Join the club today! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 9:30am - 11:30am 5/$134.50 223529 Nov 2 - Dec 14 Sa 9:30am - 11:30am 5/$134.50 223579

Karate, Beginner Child (7yrs - 12yrs) Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karate introduces students to basic Japanese Karate in a fun atmosphere, encouraging discipline, motor skill development and physical fitness along with the precepts of non-violence. Parents with an interest in learning basic Karate are welcome to register for this course along with their child. No class Oct 14. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 5:00pm - 5:45pm 7/$85.50 224689 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 5:00pm - 5:45pm 5/$61 224690

Kids Can Bike (4yrs - 6yrs) Is your little one ready to ride without those training wheels? This class will allow your cool rider to learn in a safe and fun environment. All participants must supply their own bike and helmet. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sep 16 - Oct 28 M 3:30pm - 4:30pm 6/$41 224356 Nov 18 - Dec 23 M 3:30pm - 4:30pm 6/$41 224357

Skipping Program (6yrs+) Learn the ropes with the coaches and team members of the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations. No experience is necessary. Skippers will be grouped by age and ability. Participants will learn a variety of rope jumping skills. Program includes skipping rope. CRSF membership $5 fee will be due at registration. Auguston Traditional Elementary Sep 18 - Oct 16 W 4:30pm - 6:30pm 5/$92.50 224358

Soccer Kidz (6yrs - 9yrs) Come on out for the FUNdamental skills of soccer. Learn and develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed, as well as running, jumping, twisting, throwing and catching through fun games and activities. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 5:30pm - 6:30pm 8/$54.50 224229 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 5:30pm - 6:30pm 6/$41 224230

Sportball Multi-Sport (4yrs - 10yrs) Focusing on child development in 8 popular sports. Through creative instruction, customized sports equipment and positive encouragement, children develop balance, strength, co-ordination, stamina and timing. No class Oct 12, Nov 9 and Dec 7. Abbotsford Recreation Centre 4yrs - 6yrs Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 9:45am - 10:45am 6/$90 224829 Nov 2 - Dec 21 Sa 9:45am - 10:45am 6/$90 225281 7yrs - 10yrs Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 11:30am - 12:30pm 6/$90 224828 Nov 2 - Dec 21 Sa 11:30am - 12:30pm 6/$90 225280

Sportball Outdoor Soccer (4yrs - 10yrs) Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game. Parents are required to stay. Price includes a soccer ball and jersey. No class Oct 14. Crossley Park 4yrs - 6yrs Sep 9 - Nov 4 M 6:00pm - 7:00pm 8/$135 224199 7yrs - 10yrs Sep 9 - Nov 4 M 7:00pm - 8:00pm 8/$135 224200


FALL PROGRAMS SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2013 FOR YOUTH 12YRS - 18YRS

Abbotsford Youth Commission “Because Youth Matter” Check out our website to find out more about our exciting programs and activities. www.abbyyouth.com Youth Focus (12yrs - 18yrs)

FREE Programs AYC Youth Centres (12yrs - 18yrs) Come in and check out our free drop-in youth centres. Both centres are equipped with a pool table, Wii, ping pong, foosball and more. Come hang out with friends or meet new ones. AYC Youth Centres are safe places for youth to hang out and are fully supervised. Youth Centre at Abbotsford Recreation Centre Open Year Round M - Th 2:15pm - 5pm F 2:15pm - 10pm Sa 5pm - 10:30pm Youth Centre at Matsqui Recreation Centre Sept 3 - Dec 20 M - Th 2:30pm - 4:30pm F 2:30pm - 10pm

Would you like to learn leadership skills and have a say about what activities happens in our youth centres? This group meets once a week to have their voices heard and engage in service projects. The Abbotsford Youth Commission is excited to launch Youth Engaged in Service (YES) funded in part by the Rotary Club of Abbotsford. Through Youth Focus, YES will engage youth in service projects and provide opportunities for volunteering in our community. Contact us about other YES opportunities. AYC Youth Centre (at MRC) Sept - Jun Th 4:30pm - 5:30pm AYC Youth Centre (at ARC) Sept - Jun Th 5pm - 6pm FREE

Registered Programs

Drop In Basketball (12yrs - 18yrs) Drop in each week to shoot some hoops and have some fun, no matter what your skill level is. All youth are welcome to come out and play. Abbotsford Middle School Sept 25 - Jun 4 W 8pm - 10pm Free

Drop In Floor Hockey (12yrs - 18yrs) Join us each week for an exciting game of floor hockey. Play against members of the Abbotsford Police Department and see how you do. All skill levels welcome. Ag-Rec Centre Oct 3 - Jun 19 Th 3:30pm - 5pm Free

Open Gym (12yrs - 18yrs) Come to the AYC Youth Centre and hang out until we open up the gym at the ARC. You’ll have the opportunity to play all your favourite sports and try out a few new ones as well. Youth Centre at Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sept - June S 7:30pm - 10:30pm Free MoneySkills (15yrs - 24yrs) Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively manage your money! Focusing on banking, budgeting and credit. This 1 day course will teach you how to avoid spending temptations, maximize savings, and build good habits for life. Certificate provided upon completion. Youth Centre at Abbotsford Recreation Centre Nov 23 Sa 9am - 4pm FREE REGISTER

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Babysitter Training Course - Red Cross (11yrs - 15yrs)

This babysitting course will help provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to be a sought-after babysitter. Topics include: responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, basic child care skills, what to do in case of an emergency and much more. Certificate provided upon completion. AYC Office Sept 23 M 9am - 4:30pm 1/$50 Matsqui Centennial Auditorium Oct 25 F 9am - 4:30pm 1/$50 Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Nov 29 F 9am - 4:30pm 1/$50 AYC Youth Centre (at MRC) Dec 3 - 12 T/Th 3pm - 5pm 4/$50

Food Safe (12yrs - 18yrs) Looking for a job in frontline food-service? Level one Food Safe is designed for cooks, servers, bus-persons, dishwashers and deli workers. The course covers safe food handling information needed for almost any job dealing with food. FOODSAFE certificate upon successful completion. Youth Centre at Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sept 28 Sa 9am - 5pm 1/$68 Nov 16 Sa 9am - 5pm 1/$68

Leadership Training (12yrs - 16yrs) This interactive, thought provoking course is designed to help you realize your full leadership potential. Improve your communication skills, problem solving skills and participate in fun team building challenges throughout the day. Ask about Youth Engaged in Service to gain more leadership skills as well as volunteer hours. Youth Centre at Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sept 23 M 9:30am - 4pm 1/$45 Nov 29 F 9:30am - 4pm 1/$45

Girls Nite Out

(12yrs - 16yrs) Corn Maze, bowling, laser tag, rock climbing , and more..sound fun? Girls Nite Out encourages girls to try new activities as a fun way to practice healthier living. Activities at various locations Oct 8 - Nov 26 T 7pm - 8:30pm 8/$45 Oct 9 - Nov 27 W 7pm - 8:30pm 8/$45

Guys Nite (12yrs - 16yrs) Check out the Corn Maze, go rock climbing, bowling, play laser tag and more! Guys Nite is a recreational program that introduces guys to a variety of activities in the community. Activities at various locations Oct 8 - Nov 26 T 7pm - 8:30pm 8/$45

Employment Readiness (14yrs - 17yrs) Need some extra cash? Looking for a job, but not sure where to start? This motivational course will help prepare you for your job search. Learn how to write a winning resume, find out where to look for employment and go through a mock interview to prepare for the real thing. This course will give you the competitive edge to land you a job! Abbotsford Youth Commission Office Oct 25 F 9am - 4pm 1/$45

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Learn, M Take the plunge and find your hobby, from fitness, to dance, to aquatics, to photography, to touring the valley the options are endless. This is your chance to explore your passions, learn something new, have fun and laugh and check it off the to-do box as you accomplish something new.

Participating in a community program can be one of the most exciting opportunities you can take. From the first step when enrolling, to the last at the completion of the course, you will find the journey full of rewards. Whether you are learning a new skill or becoming reacquainted with a previous one, the memories and enjoyment can be immense. Share in laughter with new and old friends and when you complete the course the sense of accomplishment you will feel from mastering and achieving beyond your greatest expectations is surreal.

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Latin & Ballroom Dance Have fun learning the basic steps to Ballroom and Latin dance. Dance styles will include Waltz, Fox-Trot, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Tango and Swing. Couples and singles (limited) are welcome. Singles must contact Abbotsford Recreation Centre prior to registration. Level 2 participants must have completed a Beginner Ballroom program.


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Dance class has really helped us to connect as a couple and have some fun and laughs together as we learn new dance moves. It has given us a bit of confidence to try dancing to songs we would have not normally known how to move to. Our instructor keeps things light with easy to follow directions. Dancing is a great to do with your partner, come try it and see!

Our dance classes consist of ballroom, Latin, and Swing dance. Our goal is to have fun while learning a variety of dances that can be danced at weddings, socials, and nightclubs. This is all about partnership dancing, and is a great sport for couples to do together as it encourages teamwork and cooperation. This is an excellent program for fitness, posture, and balance.

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Dance Latin & Ballroom Dance Have fun learning the basic steps to Ballroom and Latin dance. Dance styles will include Waltz, Fox-Trot, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Tango and Swing. Couples and singles (limited) are welcome. Singles must contact Abbotsford Recreation Centre prior to registration. Level 2 participants must have completed a Beginner Ballroom program. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Level 1 Sep 12 - Nov 21 Th 7:00pm - 8:00pm 10/$150 224233 Level 2 Sep 12 - Nov 21 Th 8:00pm - 9:00pm 10/$150 224234

First Aid Training CPR C & AED CPR A Basic Rescuer is an important course for everyone in the family, teaching vital lifesaving actions for adults. This course allows you to properly recognize and respond to choking, cardiovascular, and breathing emergencies that occur adults. Participants of all first aid experiences and back grounds are welcome. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 21 Sa 9:00am - 2:30pm 1/$80 227882 Nov 23 Sa 9:00am - 2:30pm 1/$80 227883

CPR C & AED Recertification An emergency first aid certification lasts for 2 years, at which point it expires. This course is a recertification for CPR C & AED. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 21 Sa 9:00am - 1:30pm 1/$50 227885 Nov 23 Sa 9:00am - 1:30pm 1/$50 227886

Emergency First Aid Recertification An emergency first aid certification lasts for 3 years, at which point it expires. This course is a recertification for Emergency First Aid. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 21 Sa 9:00am - 3:30pm 1/$155 227889 Nov 23 Sa 9:00am - 3:30pm 1/$155 227890

Standard First Aid Standard First Aid is a comprehensive course that gives participants the ability to deliver first aid treatment in different environments. Upon successful completion you will be prepared for a variety of first aid situations. Standard first aid includes all general emergency first aid course content plus a variety of specific situations. Includes CPR-C. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 21-22 Sa,Su 9:00am - 5:30pm 1/$155 227891 Nov 23-24 Sa,Su 9:00am - 5:30pm 1/$155 227892

Standard First Aid Recertification A standard first aid certification lasts for 3 years, at which point it expires. This course is a recertification for Standard First Aid. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 22 Su 9:00am - 5:30pm 1/$85 227893 Nov 24 Su 9:00am - 5:30pm 1/$85 227894

Fitness Abbotsford Walks! Come join our walking group every Thursday! Make new friends and enjoy the sunshine. Led by volunteers, our walking program is a great way to meet new friends and get a little exercise in good company for FREE! Feel free to bring your baby and stroller if you are a new mom! Abbotsford Exhibition Park Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 10:00am - 11:00am FREE 225335

Emergency First Aid Emergency First Aid is a practical course that will give you the basic skills and knowledge needed to prevent and effectively treat life threatening emergencies. This introductory course covers breathing and cardiovascular problems as well as bleeding emergencies. Participants will be able to comfortably manage common injuries and accidents. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 21 Sa 9:00am - 3:30pm 1/$90 227887 Nov 23 Sa 9:00am - 3:30pm 1/$90 227888

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Body Composition Do you want to see results? One of our certified BCRPA Trainers will complete full body measurements, calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and height and weight measurements to help track your fitness goals. Purchase your Body Composition at Customer Service Desk. Abbotsford Recreation Centre $10.60


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Fit4Two Infant Massage

This course is covers basic fitness knowledge and is the first step to becoming a fitness professional. Anyone who loves fitness and cares about their body will also enjoy learning more about your bones and muscles and how they function in basic moves, and during exercise. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 5 - 28 Th, Sa, Tu 7:30pm - 9:30pm 11/$295 224484

Connect with your baby through nurturing touch which helps baby sleep better, relaxes and soothes, aids digestion, contributes to development, encourages bonding, and improves communication. Research shows further benefits for babies with colic, eczema, babies with special needs and adoptive families. Mats, oil and handouts are provided. Please bring a blanket for baby. Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Oct 30 W 11:45am - 12:15pm 7/$49 224452 Nov 6 - Dec 18 W 11:45am - 12:15pm 7/$49 224453

CFES Group Fitness to Music This class prepares you to teach Fitness to Music classes. Teaching skills include verbal cueing for direction, safety, motivation, exercise flow, use of space and group formations, hi/lo impact, and use of equipment. Learn lesson plans for all class types and how to prepare your music. Pre-requisite: CFES Fitness Theory. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Oct 30 - Nov 23 W, Sa, M 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9/$270 224495

CFES Personal Training This is the final step to becoming a certified personal trainer. In this course you will review the following in greater detail: Client assessment, goals, program design, sport specific training, exercise motivation, injury rehabilitation, diet and nutrition management, marketing, business planning, and legal expectations. Pre-requisites: CFES Fitness Theory and Weight Training Level 1. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Nov 12 - Dec 5 Tu, Th, Su 7:30pm - 9:30pm 11/$295 224504

CFES Weight Training Level 1 If you are interested in improving your knowledge in weight training for your own fitness program or to train others in the weight room, this is the course for you. The course includes: review of basic anatomy, basic weight training programs, working with all ages, flexibility and stretching techniques. Pre-requisite: CFES Fitness Theory. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Oct 1 - Nov 2 Tu, Th, Sa 7:30pm - 9:30pm 10/$270 224494

Fit for the Holidays Challenge Join us at ARC for our Fit for the Holidays Challenge and lose up to 10 pounds in 4 weeks. Learn tips to eat healthy, incorporate fitness into your routine and feel better before the busy holiday season begins. ARC staff will be there to guide and support you the whole way through. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Daily 1/$25 225220

Fit4Two Mom & Baby Boot Camp Bring baby (pre-mobile only*) and get fit, boot camp style! If you are looking for a high-energy workout this class is for you. We include a variety of drills that focus on strength, power, agility, balance, cardio, and core. Women must be 8+ weeks postpartum and have been exercising regularly (cardio and strength training) for 6+ weeks. Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 10 - Oct 3 Tu, Th 10:30am - 11:30am 8/$100 224446 Oct 8 - 31 Tu, Th 10:30am - 11:30am 8/$100 224447 Nov 5 - 28 Tu, Th 10:30am - 11:30am 8/$100 224448 Dec 3 - 19 Tu, Th 10:30am - 11:30am 6/$75 224449

Fit4Two Mom & Baby Fitness This baby friendly class (pre-mobile only) allows moms to have a great full-body workout including cardio, muscular endurance, core work, and flexibility. Benefit from increased energy, improved posture, fewer aches, and a stronger core. All fitness levels are welcome. Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Oct 30 W 10:30am - 11:30am 7/$80.50 224450 Nov 6 - Dec 18 W 10:30am - 11:30am 7/$80.50 224451

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Fit4Two Mom & Baby Spin and Strength

Halloween Boo-tcamp

This baby friendly class (pre-mobile only) allows mom to get a great indoor cycling workout and attend to babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs at any time. Work through intervals of hill climbs, speed work, and endurance riding combined with intervals of muscular endurance work, postnatal specific core work, and flexibility. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 16 - Nov 4 M 11:45am - 12:45pm 7/$84 224442 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 11:45am - 12:45pm 5/$60 224443

Register now for our Halloween Boo-tcamp in the ARC gymnasium; come in full costume and take part in our full body, high energy fitness class that is bound to be the best boo-ty busting party ever! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Oct 28 M 7pm - 8pm 1/$8 227129

Fit4Two Prenatal Fitness Enjoy the benefits of exercising through pregnancy and connect with other moms-to-be. Designed to reduce prenatal discomforts like lower back pain, fatigue, and swelling through pregnancy-safe exercises, this class includes cardiovascular, functional strength training, flexibility, and relaxation exercises. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 13 - Oct 25 F 6:30pm - 7:30pm 7/$87.50 224444 Nov 1 - Dec 13 F 6:30pm - 7:30pm 7/$87.50 224445

Fit4Two Tummies 4 Mommies This 30-minute class is designed to retrain your mind-core connection using the latest research to help you strengthen your pelvic floor and other core muscles. Handouts with daily exercises are included in this class that is suitable for women with abdominal separation and mobile babies or tots. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Oct 29 Tu 1:00pm - 1:30pm 7/$49 224980 Nov 5 - Dec 17 Tu 1:00pm - 1:30pm 7/$49 224981

Get Up & Go This class is an entry level exercise program for seniors with balance and mobility impairments. It is a safe class designed to improve strength, balance and coordination as well has functional ability, independence and quality of life. Please contact Fraser Health Fall and Injury Prevention at 604.587.7866 for referral information. Repeat patron 16/$123. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 3 - Oct 24 Tu, Th 1:00pm - 1:45pm 16/$88 225133 Oct 29 - Dec 19 Tu, Th 1:00pm - 1:45pm 16/$88 225134

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Learn Pilates The Learn Pilates class focuses on developing strength through the core of the body: the back, abdomen and hips. This provides a foundation to continue working the rest of the body. The concentration is not only on strength but also flexibility and coordination. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 10 - 12 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225141 Sep 16 - 18 M, W 8:15pm - 9:15pm 2/$16 225145 Oct 8 - 10 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225142 Nov 12 - 14 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225143 Nov 18 - 20 M, W 8:15pm - 9:15pm 2/$16 225146 Dec 17 - 19 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225144 Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 17 - 19 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225192 Oct 22 - 24 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225193 Oct 28 - 30 M, W 8:00pm - 9:00pm 2/$16 225196 Nov 19 - 21 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225194 Dec 9 - 11 M, W 8:00pm - 9:00pm 2/$16 225197 Dec 10 - 12 Tu, Th 2:15pm - 3:00pm 2/$16 225195

Learn the Kinesis Wall Kinesis combines cardiovascular and resistance workouts. With over 550 different resistance-based exercises this cable pulley system allows for a natural full range of motion in any possible direction away from the wall, while maintaining constant resistance. Kinesis will help improve balance, core strength, flexibility and muscular coordination. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 10 Tu 1:00pm - 1:45pm 1/$8.40 225153 Sep 25 W 5:15pm - 6:00pm 1/$8.40 225157 Oct 8 Tu 1:00pm - 1:45pm 1/$8.40 225154 Oct 23 W 5:15pm - 6:00pm 1/$8.40 225158 Nov 5 Tu 1:00pm - 1:45pm 1/$8.40 225155 Nov 20 W 5:15pm - 6:00pm 1/$8.40 225159 Dec 3 Tu 1:00pm - 1:45pm 1/$8.40 225156 Dec 18 W 5:15pm - 6:00pm 1/$8.40 225160


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Masters Swim Club

What is the TRX? The TRX is designed to challenge your strength, balance and cardiovascular endurance. This class will train you to use the TRX for total body conditioning. Modified for any fitness level so come have fun, burn calories and tone your whole body! Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 10 Tu 2:30pm - 3:30pm 1/$10.60 225208 Sep 19 Th 8:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$10.60 225204 Oct 8 Tu 2:30pm - 3:30pm 1/$10.60 225209 Oct 24 Th 8:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$10.60 225205 Nov 5 Tu 2:30pm - 3:30pm 1/$10.60 225210 Nov 21 Th 8:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$10.60 225206 Dec 3 Tu 2:30pm - 3:30pm 1/$10.60 225211 Dec 12 Th 8:00pm - 9:00pm 1/$10.60 225207

Swimming works most of the major muscles in your body. It is a great work out that develops general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Master Swim practices are 1hr. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 9 - Oct 7 M 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223590 Sep 9 - Oct 9 M/W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 10/$57.50 223586 Sep 11 - Oct 7 W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223593 Oct 16 - Nov 11 M 7:30pm - 8:30pm 3/$17.25 223591 Oct 16 - Nov 13 M/W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 9/$46 223588 Oct 18 - Nov 11 W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223594 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223592 Nov 18 - Dec 18 M/W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 10/$57.50 223589 Nov 20 - Dec 16 W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223595 Masters Swim Club Seasons Pass Sep 9 - Dec 16 M/W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 30/$196 228430

Learn Yoga Yoga is a form of exercise that uses slow movements and stretching to increase individual’s flexibility and balance. It is also good for relieving stress and relaxation. This class is designed to teach you classic yoga postures through a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - 19 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225147 Sep 23 - 25 M, W 8:15pm - 9:15pm 2/$16 225151 Oct 22 - 24 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225148 Nov 19 - 21 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225149 Nov 25 - 27 M, W 8:15pm - 9:15pm 2/$16 225152 Dec 10 - 12 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225150 Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 24 - 26 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225198 Oct 15 - 17 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225199 Oct 21 - 23 M, W 8:00pm - 9:00pm 2/$16 225202 Nov 5 - 7 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225200 Dec 2 - 4 M, W 8:00pm - 9:00pm 2/$16 225203 Dec 3 - 5 Tu, Th 8:15am - 9:00am 2/$16 225201

Self-Improvement Seminar Challenge yourself to an even better you. Peace, calm and happiness is your natural state of being. Course led by Tony Bonsjak, everyone enrolled in the course will receive his book “Student for Life”. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Oct 19, Sat, 2pm - 4pm $40 229229

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Adult 55+ Bus Tours Fall time is here and there’s no better way to celebrate than to get together with friends and explore BC and beyond! Join us as we go on many exciting tours throughout the autumn months. Incredible journeys filled with wonderful friends and great experiences are waiting for you this fall. Pick up your adult 55+ bus brochure at any PRC facility for complete tour information.

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Mommy Moves Prenatal Yoga

Outdoor/Indoor Boot Camp

Learn breath awareness and relaxation that can help with pain management for and during labor. The pregnancy friendly postures will improve muscular endurance and decrease muscular tension all while enjoying the company of other moms-to-be. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 11:15am - 12:15pm 6/$63 224438 Nov 2 - Dec 14 Sa 11:15am - 12:15pm 6/$63 224439

This is a specially designed exercise class for Moms-To-Be. An energizing low-impact aquatic fitness class designed to work the core muscles while providing a challenging cardio workout. This class is suitable for all stages of an uncomplicated pregnancy. Medical clearance (PAR MED-X) required prior to attending class. Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Oct 22 Tu 6:00pm - 7:00pm 6/$63 224436 Oct 29 - Dec 10 Tu 6:00pm - 7:00pm 7/$73.50 224437

Take it outside! This class will take you outside to tone, strengthen and sculpt your physique by providing you with an energetic full body workout. All fitness levels are welcome. Some classes may be held inside depending on the weather. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 9 - Oct 4 M, W, F 6:00am - 7:00am 12/$127 225135 Sep 9 - Oct 2 M, W 6:15pm - 7:15pm 8/$85 225138 Oct 7 - Nov 4 M, W, F 6:00am - 7:00am 12/$127 225136 Oct 7 - Nov 13 M, W 6:15pm - 7:15pm 10/$85 225139 Nov 18 - Dec 13 M, W, F 6:00am - 7:00am 12/$127 225137 Nov 18 - Dec 11 M, W 6:15pm - 7:15pm 8/$85 225140 Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 9 - Oct 4 M, W, F 6:30am - 7:30am 12/$127 225212 Sep 10 - Oct 3 Tu, Th 4:45pm - 5:45pm 8/$85 225215 Oct 7 - Nov 4 M, W, F 6:30am - 7:30am 12/$127 225213 Oct 8 - Nov 7 Tu, Th 4:45pm - 5:45pm 10/$106 225216 Nov 18 - Dec 13 M, W, F 6:30am - 7:30am 12/$127 225214 Nov 19 - Dec 12 Tu, Th 4:45pm - 5:45pm 8/$85 225217

MommyMoves: Mom & Baby Aqua Fit

Together in Movement and Exercise

MommyMoves Pre-Natal AquaFit

Foster your babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural love of water while you enjoy a challenging aquatic workout. Swim diaper, bathing suit or onesie is recommended for baby. Baby should be able to hold head up steadily. Class is for moms and babies 5 - 24mo. Matsqui Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Oct 22 Tu 12:00pm - 1:00pm 6/$51 224434 Oct 29 - Dec 10 Tu 12:00pm - 1:00pm 7/$60 224435

MommyMoves Mom & Baby Yoga Yoga is known for its positive effects on two of the most negatively affected aspects of new motherhood - posture and stress. This class will focus on core strength and muscular endurance through specifically selected asanas/postures, meditation and breathing techniques. This is a non-mobile baby friendly class. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 12:30pm - 1:30pm 6/$63 224440 Nov 2 - Dec 14 Sa 12:30pm - 1:30pm 7/$63 224441

TIME is an exercise program tailored to benefit persons with neurological conditions after discharge from formal rehabilitation. This circuit exercise program is in partnership with Fraser Health and is overseen by BCRPA registered instructors. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 4 - Oct 25 W, F 1:00pm - 2:00pm 16/$192 225129 Sep 6 - Oct 25 F 2:00pm - 3:00pm 8/$96 225131 Oct 30 - Dec 20 W, F 1:00pm - 2:00pm 16/$192 225130 Nov 1 - Dec 20 F 2:00pm - 3:00pm 8/$96 225132

Zumba Gold (50yrs+) ZUMBAÂŽ GOLD is based on the same dance moves used in the original Zumba class, however, is less intense for older adults using modified movements. Come join the fun!! Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) Sep 9 - 30 M 1:00pm - 1:45pm 4/$20 224430 Oct 7 - 28 M 1:00pm - 1:45pm 3/$15 224431 Nov 4 - 25 M 1:00pm - 1:45pm 3/$15 224432 Dec 2 - 23 M 1:00pm - 1:45pm 4/$20 224433

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General Interest Intro to Photography For anyone looking for a great intro to the fascinating world of digital photography. Learn about getting off the program mode and basic concepts of exposure, composition and light. Also, included is a brief intro to photo editing. Practice your newly acquired skills on a field trip (part of the course). Course consists of in-class instruction and assignments. This course is designed for students that have cameras that have the option of manual controls. Course notes will be provided for each student on a CD. Note: course is for 4 weeks in the classroom and the 5th session is the field trip (TBA). Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 19 - Oct 10 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm 5/$148 225235 Nov 14 - Dec 5 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm 5/$148 225236

iPad Introduction Learn how to get the most out of your ipad. Starting with the basics you will become comfortable installing apps, sending emails, searching the internet and much more. Ipads are not provided and should be fully charged. Arrangements can be made if an ipad is needed. Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre Sep 20 - Nov 1 F 10am - 11am 7/$62 225279

Sewing for Beginners Students will learn about proper use and care of their sewing machine, taught how to read a commercial pattern envelope, discuss fabric selection, and then make a simple garment or home project. Your new skills will include pattern layout and cutting, marking, pressing and simple fitting. So dust off your machine, bring it along and have some fun! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 18 - Nov 6 W 6:15pm - 8:15pm 8/$128.50 224702 Nov 13 - Dec 18 W 6:15pm - 8:15pm 6/$97 224703

Spanish Conversation Whether you are planning a trip, improving your speaking or, just looking to learn a new language, this Spanish course is a perfect fit. Emphasis on speaking and interaction, learn to conjugate important verbs, and pronounce simple vocabulary and be familiar with the pronunciation. No class Oct 14 and Nov 11. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 16 - Dec 2 M 7:00pm - 8:30pm 10/$130 224691

Sport JBST Women’s Soccer Class is designed for women who are interested in learning basic soccer skills for either personal interest or joining a women’s competitive division. Focus will be on fitness and agility, ball control and soccer tricks. Participant will play more games in order to acquire faster techniques and strategies of the game. Abbotsford Exhibition Park Oct 20 - Dec 8 Su 8:00pm - 9:30pm 8/$250 224344

Tai Chi & Qi Gong An ancient Chinese exercise that harmonizes, heals and relaxes mind and body with slow, graceful movements, breathing and correct body postures. This internal martial art fills you with light-hearted goodness, beauty and well-being. Quality teaching in peaceful surroundings by a 7th generation teacher certified by the National Tai Chi Chuan Association of Taiwan, Republic of China. Please call to register at 604-852-2586 fraservalleytaijiquan@telus.net. Classes also available in Mission and Langley area, please call for details. Clayburn Village Community Hall (In Historic Clayburn Village) Sep 16 - Dec 2 M 6:15pm - 7:15pm 10/$100 Sep 26 - Nov 28 Th 9:15am - 10:15am 10/$100 St. Andrew’s Church (In Fort Langley) Sep 21- Dec 7 Sa 9:00am - 10:00am 9/$90

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Parks

Park Development Discovery Trail This trail was constructed through City of Abbotsford partnerships with Provincial Local Motion, Abbotsford Community Foundation Infrastructure stimulus and TransCanada Trail grants as well as generous community donations. It is available to use by all ages to walk, rollerblade, bicycle and explore. SECTION 1: Section 1 of Discovery Trail is an 8 km length of trail connecting Gardner, Fishtrap Creek, MacLure, Clearbrook, and Exhibition Parks, with loop trails at either extremity of the trail section. This trail section involved upgrading the existing trail systems and the connecting of established parks. SECTION 2: Section 2 is an 8.5 km length of trail connecting: Exhibition Park, Gladwin Park, Old Riverside Park, Valley Road and Clearbrook Park with Homestead Park. The 6 km Old Riverside Park to Valley Road portion required the construction of a new trail and a boardwalk through wetlands, some of which will follow the BC Hydro power line corridor. The 2.5 km Clearbrook to Homestead portion is also a new trail that runs through a wooded tranquil area of our city. SECTION 3: Section 3 is a 5.5 km new trail connecting Hazelwood Cemetery, Plaza of Community Champions, Immel Park, Cassiar Park and Lower Sumas Mountain Park. The new trail passes under Whatcom Road via a lit concrete tunnel. SECTION 4: Section 4 is a 5.5 km trail. It consists of upgrading portions of the existing trail as well as some new construction in Lower Sumas Mountain Park. The trail follows Walter Road and then on to Lower Sumas Mountain Road to connect with Atkinson Road and McKay Creek Trail. SECTION 5: Section 5 is a 5.5 km trail connecting Wilband Creek Park with the TransCanada Trail on Beharrel Road passing through historical Clayburn Village.

Playground Replacement Program In an effort to keep our parks and playgrounds safe and up to date, PRC will continue to replace aging equipment. With the help of community partners such as the Abbotsford Sumas Rotary Club, the revitalization of many of Abbotsford’s neighbourhood and community parks will be realized.

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Supercross BMX Track Abbotsford BMX and Cycling BC partnered with the City of Abbotsford in the development of Canada’s first Supercross Track at the BMX track in Abbotsford Exhibition Park. BMX became an Olympic Event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, using a track similar to the track in Abbotsford. Abbotsford BMX Track is now home to Canada’s BMX Training facility, training future Olympians.

Park Programs Park Gift Program The Parks Gift Program was developed to allow citizens, community groups and businesses to donate gifts to the City of Abbotsford for the enhancement of public parks and recreation facilities. Applications are accepted year round. To ensure survival, planting trees and shrubs may be delayed until an appropriate time of the year. Benches, picnic tables and similar gifts are ordered immediately upon receipt of payment and are installed upon receipt from the manufacturer. Donors can work with our Parks staff to ensure that the gift is appropriate for the location requested. All donations in excess of $1,000 will receive a bronze plaque inscribed with a message. Messages can be a maximum of 70 characters and plaques will be installed on, or next to your gift. Donations greater than $15,000 can be recognized with a plaque unveiling at a special event.

Cost Sharing of Private Fencing As a “Good Neighbour”, the City of Abbotsford will consider cost sharing the installation of fences constructed on residential properties shared with city parks and / or pedestrian walkways. For more information, contact the Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture office at 604.859.3134.


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Doing your part to keep parks and trails clean ensures that everyone can enjoy them! Please pick up your garbage and dog waste and dispose of it in an appropriate waste receptacle. If you see any problems in a park or trail, please call the Parks, Recreation & Culture office at 604.859.3134.

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Please do not feed the geese and ducks. While it is enjoyable to feed waterfowl, it is also detrimental to them and to our environment. Feeding waterfowl creates numerous problems such as: • Disturbs natural migration patterns, leading to extremely large concentrations of birds - overcrowding can lead to disease and fighting amongst the population. • Destroys the birds’ ability to forage and find food for themselves. • Deprives the birds of essential nutrients and can cause serious digestive problems. • Attracts rats and other vermin due to the large amount of food scraps in the area. • Reduces usable areas for people due to large amounts of feces and potentially aggressive geese. • Causes costly efforts to keep our parklands usable and clean and to manage the ever-increasing numbers of waterfowl. Please help us to manage these large waterfowl populations by allowing the birds to feed themselves. Remember, real geese do not eat bread.

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A dog off-leash area is a place where pet owners can take their dogs to run free without a leash. Off-leash does not mean “out of control”. Pet owners must ensure that their dogs are controlled and not violent or aggressive. Pet owners must also be on-site for the duration of the visit and have a leash visible. Dogs must be leashed in all parks except in the designated off-leash areas in Gladwin Park, Stoney Creek Trail Park, and Sumas Canal Dyke Trail / McKay Creek Trail. The dog off-leash parks are not fenced, with the exception of a newly installed area at Stoney Creek Trail Park. Park users at these locations are cautioned that they may encounter offleash dogs; however, dogs must be under the control of their owners at all times. Even well trained dogs can frighten or injure park visitors and wildlife. Please keep your dog from disturbing wildlife, streams and natural vegetation.

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Sports Fields

Cemeteries

The Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture Department coordinates booking services for outdoor sports. For information on field schedules and bookings, please contact the Field Coordinator, at 604.859.3134.

There are four municipal cemeteries located in the City of Abbotsford; Hazelwood, Musselwhite, Mt Lehman and Aberdeen. The City recognizes that it is important for families to place adornments within the cemeteries for their loved ones. Boxes, shells, toys, wire screens, arbors, trellises, tripods, or any other objects are prohibited on any grave or lot with the following exceptions: • Tripods may be used to hold wreaths and sprays of flowers during interment; • Cut and artificial flowers, wreaths and floral offerings may be placed on graves, but may be removed by the Cemetery Administrator when their condition is considered detrimental to the appearance or proper maintenance of the Cemetery; • Metal or plastic vases that may be set by the Cemetery Administrator flush with the ground; • Metal flower holders that are a maximum of 20 inches tall and secured to the memorial tablet, marker or monument. For more information on the bylaw and the acceptable items, please call Cemetery Services at the Parks, Recreation & Culture office at 604.851.4198, or view bylaw No. 1650-2007 online at www.abbyviews.com.

Field Closures Fields are inspected once a week from October to April. It may be necessary to close fields for play due to adverse weather in order to avoid injuries and to prevent damage to turf. Field status (either open or closed) is available by contacting the Parks, Recreation & Culture office after 12 noon on Thursdays for weekend games.

Trees The City of Abbotsford has a bylaw in place to preserve the tree canopy in Abbotsford. The City also has measures in place to ensure that all trees are healthy and viable and contribute positively to the natural environment. Trees are important in our community to help us sustain a healthy, natural environment. Before cutting down any trees on your property, it is important to contact the Urban Forestry Section to ensure that you comply with the bylaw. There is a fee for the tree-cutting permit. The current fee is indicated on the tree cutting application form. Permits are valid one year from the date of issue. For information on tree permits or if you have any comments or concerns regarding a tree on a City boulevard or park contact Eric Fong, Urban Forester, City of Abbotsford at 604.853.5485 local 5915 or efong@abbotsford.ca.

New Interment Options at Hazelwood Cemetery The City has added a new interment option at Hazelwood Cemetery for 2013. Along with the in ground cremation burial and the traditional casket burials, the City has constructed a columbarium consisting of 1056 above ground niches and 200 in ground niches. An ossuary and scatter garden has also been added at Hazelwood Cemetery.

The City of Abbotsford owns and operates four cemeteries: Aberdeen, Hazelwood, Mt. Lehman, and Musselwhite. Cemeteries are landscaped and maintained in park-like settings with views to the nearby mountains and the Fraser Valley. . For more information, visit our website at www.abbotsford.ca

Aberdeen Cemetery

28417 Fraser Highway

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Hazelwood Cemetery

34070 Hazelwood Avenue

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Mt. Lehman Cemetery

2900 Block, Taylor Road

Musselwhite Cemetery

3500 Block, Old Yale Road


Picnic Shelters Reserve your picnic shelter from April 1 - October 31. Picnic Shelters are on a first-come first served basis for the remainder of the year. To reserve a shelter visit www.abbotsford.ca to submit an online request or contact the Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture Office at 604.859.3134.

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Picnic Shelter - Reservations Required (April 1 - October 31) Yes, at shelter

Yes, key required

Yes

Trails, Volleyball, BBQ Stands, Fishing Pier, Lake, Outdoor Pool, Water Park

Mill Lake Park #2 (Water Park)

Yes

Yes, key required

Yes

Trails, Volleyball, Playground, Outdoor Pool, Water Park

Mill Lake Park #3 (South)

No

No

Yes

Trails, Volleyball, Playground, Outdoor Pool, Water Park, BBQ Stand

Mill Lake Park #4 (Bevan Rd)

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Trails, Playground, BBQ Stand

DeLair Park

Yes, at shelter

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Ball Field, Soccer Field, BBQ Stand, Playground

Gardner Park

Yes, at shelter

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Playground, Trails, Pond

Grant Park

Yes, sink at washrooms

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Yes, key required

Hougan Park

Yes, at standpipe

Yes, key required

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Horseshoe Pitches, Ball Field, BBQ Stands, Playground, River

Matsqui Village Park

Yes, at shelter

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Yes

Ball Field, Tennis Court, BBQ Stands, Playground

McDonald Park

Yes, at shelter

No

Yes

Playground, BBQ Stands, River

Mill Lake Park #1 (North)

Playground, Ball Field, Soccer Field

Picnic Shelter - First Come, First served (Year Round) Yes, at shelter

Yes, key required

Yes

3 Soccer Fields, 1 Rugby Field, 4 Ball Diamonds, Playground, Rotary Stadium

Ridgeview Park

Yes, sink at washrooms

No

Yes

Soccer Field/Ball Diamond (combined), Playground

Ellwood / Fishtrap Creek

Yes, sink at washrooms

No

Yes

2 Ball Diamonds, Playground, Trail

Homestead Park

No

No

No

Playground

Clearbrook Park

No

No

No

2 Ball Diamonds, Soccer Field, Trails

Abbotsford Exhibition Park

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Trails ABBOTSFORD GREENWAY - SECTION 1 Gardner Park to Exhibition Park Trail Discovery Trail - Section 2

ASPHALT TRAILS

KM 8 5.5

KM

LAKE TRAILS

KM

Albert Dyck Memorial Park Trail

1.6

McKinley Park

.6

STREAMSIDE TRAILS

KM

Cassiar Park Trail

1

Clayburn Creek Trail

2.6

Eagle Mountain

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Horn Creek Trail

1.2

Fishtrap Creek - North

2.2

McKay Park Trail

1.5

Fishtrap Creek - South

1.6

McKee Park Trail

.8

Mill Lake Loop Trail

2.2

Palfy Park Trail

.2

Old Riverside Park Trail

1.8

Stoney Creek Park Trail

1.2

KM

WOODLAND TRAILS

KM

BIRD WATCHING / WETLAND TRAILS Lower Sumas Mountain Trail

1

Century Park Trail

.5

Ponderosa Park Trail

.6

Clearbrook Trail (to Downes Road)

.6

Willband Creek Trail

3

Downes Bowl Trail / Clearbrook Park

4.8

DYKE TRAILS

KM

Gardner Park

1.3

Arnold Dyke Trail

5.3

Hogan Family Nature Park

.8

Barrow Town / Vedder River Trail

4.2

Landing Heritage Trail

.6

Sumas River Dyke Trail

7.2

Mt. Village Trail

.4

RECREATION TRAILS

KM

Promontory Trail

1.4

Abbotsford Exhibition Park Trail (Gladwin)

2.3

Ravine Park Trail

1.3

Cedar Springs Trail

.5

Southern Park Trail

1

DeLair Trail

1.2

Straiton Park Trail

.7

Homestead Trail

.6

Townline Hill Trail

1

Upper Maclure Trail (includes Blueridge)

2

Winfield Park Trail

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Albert Dyck Memorial Park, 31515 Walmsley Avenue

Babich Park, 33404 Wren Crescent Bateman Park, 32638 Bateman Road

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Berry Park, 33928 Fern Street Bradner Park, 28665 Haverman Road Clayburn Park, 34845 Clayburn Road Clearbrook Park, 3680 Clearbrook Road Crossley Park, 2630 McAdam Road

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Eagle Mt. Park, 2570 Eagle Mountain Way Ellwood/Fishtrap Creek Park, 31580 Maclure Road Gardner Park, 31070 Gardner Avenue Grant Park, 31850 Maderia Place Hougan Park, 2675 Cole Road

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International Friendship Garden, 32320 George Ferguson Way J.A. Spud Murphy Park, 32285 Hillcrest Drive Jubilee Park, 2552 McCallum Road Kalgidhar Park, 3461 Nightingale Drive Mathers Park, 36367 Stephen Leacock Drive

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Swensson Park, 27875 Swensson Avenue

Yale Courts, 2553 Yale Court

Parking

Water (Spray) Park

# of Tennis Courts ) (Lighted

Outdoor Swimming Pool

) Skate Boarding

Playground Equipment

Washrooms (Change Room

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Townline Hill Park, 30939 Blueridge Drive Upper Sumas Fields, 920 Whatcom Road

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M.S.A. Arena, 2323 Emerson Street Ridgeview Park, 31352 Wagner Drive

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Mill Lake Park, 32960 Mill Lake Road

Mt. Lehman Community Park, 6418 Mt. Lehman Road

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McDonald Park, No. 3 Road

Mouat Park, 32355 Mouat Drive

Matsqui Village Park , 6074 Riverside Road

McMillan Park, 2499 McMillan Road

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DeLair Park,35570 Old Yale Road

Dave Kandal Park, 3575 Crestview Avenue

Douglas Taylor Park,30801 Harris Road

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Trails / Walking Paths

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Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive

Jogging Track

Basketball / Sports Courts

Sports Fields (Lighted )

Ball Diamonds ) (Lighted

Horse Trail

Park Amenities

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Be a

Volunteer ...You’ll be glad you did!

Volunteer with the City of Abbotsford. PARKS • One-Time Clean-up • Canine Goose Control • Adopt-a-Park or Trail • Adopt-a-Street

RECREATION • Day Camps • After-School Programs • Recreation Centres • Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre

SPECIAL EVENTS • Arbour Day • Community Clean-up Week • Canada Day • Remembrance Day • Traffic Control Contact Dino Tsembelis Volunteer Coordinator

604.557.7050

dtsembelis@abbotsford.ca

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Get to Know your Neighbours ...You’ll be glad you did.

Visit our new website for more information on: · The beauty and diversity of Abbotsford’s neighbourhoods · Abbotsford’s Crime Reduction and Community Safety Strategy · Getting involved in your neighbourhood, and in your city · Support to bring your neighbourhood together.

We want to hear your ideas! commdevelopment@abbotsford.ca or 604.557.1464.

We can help support your vision for your neighbourhood hb h d.

Abbotsford’s Crime Reduction & Community Safety Strategy

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SWIMMING

A Lifelong Journey… The secret to success in swimming is to understand that it is truly a lifelong journey. For some it starts early in life, for others, it starts later. It is an exciting and wonderful adventure filled with new experiences and accomplishments. Wherever you find yourself, it’s never too late to start! It is your very first swimming lesson where you learn to move through the water and the love of swimming. You delight in the sound of splashing water and the sensation of having water rush past your body. Fast forward a few years, you’re learning to dive into deep water, and experience your first race across the pool with friends. You revel in the excitement of friendly competition.

Several years later, you are standing on the blocks at your first swim meet. You’re now a competitive swimmer at a championship swim meet! You remember all the swimming lessons you took part in, all the learn-to-swim programs you enjoyed. But, this is not the end of the journey! There is still are still so many experiences to discover, from triathlons to surfing, wakeboarding to open water swimming, it all starts with splashing water, and your first swimming lesson at an Abbotsford pool.

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Jump, D Intro to Swim Club Try our new introductory program! This program is designed to teach children to swim efficiently and build endurance. The program will prepare children 5yrs - 8yrs for swim club by teaching skills and forming proper habits. Minimum requirement: Ability to swim 20m unassisted (or Swim Kids 4 completed). For more information call 604.855.0500.


p, Dive, Slide, Relax “

As a mom of four boys, I have had an extremely positive experience with the ARC swimming program. The instructors are always patient, friendly and most importantly have been able to teach our children water safety and how to follow instructions from other adults other than parents (which can be quite challenging). My boys are now avid swimmers and they look forward to coming to their swimming lessons all the time.

As a swim instructor for the past 5 years with the City of Abbotsford I have developed a real passion for teaching parent & tot classes and all levels of the preschool program. When students come to my class they can expect a unique, interactive experience with a mixture of swimming skills, water safety and most importantly… FUN!

- Kandice, Instructor

- Melita B., Parent

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Swimming

Preschool Swim Lessons 3yrs - 5yrs Sea Otter (Preschool 1)

Parent & Tot Swim Lessons 4mo - 36mo Starfish (4mo - 12mo) The goals are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through songs and play in the water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety. To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up.

Duck (12mo - 24mo) Orientation to water for toddlers and their parent/caregiver. Swimmers learn how to use floating objects for support and explore different water movements through games, songs and active water play.

Sea Turtle (24mo - 36mo) Orientation to water for toddlers and their parent/caregiver. Swimmers learn, through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks.

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Transitional level that transfers the preschooler to the care of the Instructor. All skills are assisted by the Instructor. Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides, and swim 1 metre.

Salamander (Preschool 2) Swimmers learn to swim 2 metres, further develop basic floats, increase their distance on front and back glide, front swim, rollover glide, and learn how to use a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

Sunfish (Preschool 3) Swimmers learn to swim 5 metres, increase their distance using buoyant objects, increase their front and back glide with kick, swimmers develop their roll-over glide, side glide and front swim, learn deep-water skills and use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

Crocodile (Preschool 4) Swimmers learn to swim 5 metres on their front and back, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. They also progress with kicking drills and increase their swimming distance to 10 metres. Skills include jumping into deep-water, performing surface support for 10 seconds and using a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

Whale (Preschool 5) Swimmers perform a front and back swim for 10 metres. Swimmers work on developing their flutter kick and perform a distance swim of 15 metres. Skills include identifying safe swimming areas, jumping into deep water, swimming 5m, surface support for 20 seconds and return to safety, throwing assists and sitting dives.

Stingray (Preschool 6) For swimmers that have completed Whale but have not yet turned 6yrs. Continue to develop swimming skills in front crawl, back crawl, introduction to whip kick, diving, somersaults and water safety.

Dolphin (Preschool 7) For swimmers that have completed Stingray but have not turned 6yrs yet. Continue to develop swimming skills in front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Introduction to elementary back stroke, synchronized swimming skills and water safety.


School Age Swim Lessons 6yrs - 12yrs Swim Kids Level 1 Swimmers receive an orientation to water and the pool area and work on floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build their endurance by working on the 5m front swim.

Swim Kids Level 2 Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at the surface. Swimmers work on the front swim (5m) and learn about deep-water activities and proper use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Fitness activities include the 10m flutter kick and a 10m distance swim.

Swim Kids Level 3 This level provides an introduction to diving, and teaches swimmers how to make wise choices about where and when to swim. Endurance is achieved by building strength in the flutter kick and a 15-metre swim.

Swim Kids Level 4 This level introduces the front crawl (10m) and back swim with shoulder roll (15m). Swimmers work on kneeling dives, surface support (45 seconds, deep water) and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25m swim.

Swim Kids Level 5 This level introduces the back crawl (15m), sculling skills, whip kick on the back, stride dives and treading water. Front crawl increases to 15m. An introduction to safe boating skills is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50m swim.

Swim Kids Level 6 This level refines front crawl with a focus on hand entry and breathing (25m), back crawl with a focus on arm positions and body roll (25m), and introduces elementary backstroke (15m), safety on ice, and rescue of others with throwing assists. Swimmers demonstrate the front dive and their ability to tread water in deep water for 1½ minutes. Endurance is built through dolphin kick and a 75m swim.

Learn to Swim Programs Home School Swim Lessons (3yrs - 13yrs) This is a Red Cross swim lesson for home schooled students. Students will be placed according to their swim level on the first day of lessons. The lesson times are 1pm or 1:45pm and each class is 45min. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 17 - Oct 29 Tu 1:00pm - 2:30pm 7/$59 223584 Nov 5 - Dec 17 Tu 1:00pm - 2:30pm 7/$59 223585

Junior Lifeguard Club (8yrs - 12yrs) This exciting lifesaving program is for the future lifeguard in your family! Learn valuable lifesaving skills and knowledge. Learn first aid techniques and work on your swimming strokes. Join the club today! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 9:30am - 11:30am 6/$134 223529 Nov 2 - Dec 14 Sa 9:30am - 11:30am 6/$159 223579

Masters Swim Swimming works most of the major muscles in your body. It is a great work out that develops general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Master Swim practices are 1hr. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 9 - Oct 7 M 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223590 Sep 9 - Oct 9 M/W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 10/$57 223586 Sep 11 - Oct 7 W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223593 Oct 16 - Nov 11 M 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223591 Oct 16 - Nov 13 M/W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 10/$57 223588 Oct 18 - Nov 11 W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223594 Nov 18 - Dec 16 M 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223592 Nov 18 - Dec 18 M/W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 10/$57 223589 Nov 20 - Dec 16 W 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5/$28.50 223595 Masters Swim Club Season Pass Sep 9 - Dec 18 7:30pm - 8:30pm 30/$196 228430

Swim Kids Level 7 This level builds skills and endurance for the front crawl (50m), back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m) and introduces whip kick on the front. Swimmers learn about airway and breathing obstructions, reach assists and stride entry. Swimming endurance is increased to a 150m swim.

Swim Kids Level 8 This level is an introduction to breast stroke (15m) and feet-first surface dives. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults, and standing shallow dives. Swimmers participate in timed treading water activities using the eggbeater skill for 3 minutes to improve their ability to remain at the surface in the event of an unexpected fall into water. Endurance is built on a 300m swim. Front crawl and back crawl distances are increased to 75m each.

Swim Kids Level 9 This level refines the front crawl (100m), back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), and encourages swimmers to combine different kicks for fitness (3mins). They also work on head-first surface dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400m swim.

Swim Kids Level 10 This level is a final assessment of the strokes for technique and distance (front crawl 100m, back crawl 100m, elementary back stroke 50m, breast stroke 50m and sidestroke 25m). Swimmers learn about sun safety, rescue of others from ice, and head-first and feet-first surface dives. Endurance is built using the dolphin kick (vertical) and a 500m swim.

ABBOTSFORD RECREATION CENTRE

KIDS FUN SWIMS Tuesday and Thursday 7:30pm - 9pm Friday 6:30pm - 9pm Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm

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Abbotsford Recreation Centre Fall Swimming Lessons September 9 - December 19 SESSION

DATES

# OF LESSONS

HOLIDAY OBSERVANCES

PRESCHOOL & SWIM KIDS 1 - 5

LENGTH OF LESSON

SWIM KIDS 6 -10

LENGTH OF LESSON

Monday

Sep 16 - Oct 28

6

No Lessons Oct 14 (Thanksgiving)

$51.50

45min

$69

1hr

Monday

Nov 4 - Dec 16

6

No Lessons Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)

$51.50

45min

$69

1hr

Monday / Wednesday

Sep 9 - Oct 9

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

$46

30min

$69

45min

Starts Wed No Lessons Nov 11

Monday / Wednesday Oct 16 - Nov 13

8

Monday / Wednesday Nov 18 - Dec 18

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

Tuesday / Thursday

Sep 10 - Oct 10

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

Tuesday / Thursday

Oct 15 - Nov 14

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

Tuesday / Thursday Nov 19 - Dec 19

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

Tuesday

Sep 17 - Oct 29

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

Tuesday

Nov 5 - Dec 17

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

Thursday

Sep 19 - Oct 31

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

Thursday

Nov 7 - Dec 19

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

Friday

Sep 13 - Oct 25

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

Friday

Nov 1 - Dec 13

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

Saturday

Sep 14 - Oct 26

6

$51.50

45min

$69

1hr

Saturday

Nov 2 - Dec 14

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

Sunday

Sep 15 - Oct 27

6

$51.50

45min

$69

1hr

Sunday

Nov 3 - Dec 15

7

$60

45min

$80

1hr

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No Lessons Oct 12 (Thanksgiving)

No Lessons Oct 13 (Thanksgiving)


Matsqui Recreation Centre Fall Swimming Lessons September 9 - December 19 SESSION

DATES

# OF LESSONS

Monday / Wednesday

Sep 9 - Oct 9

10

HOLIDAY OBSERVANCES

No Lessons Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)

PRESCHOOL & SWIM KIDS 1 - 5

LENGTH OF LESSON

SWIM KIDS 6 -10

LENGTH OF LESSON

$57

30min

$86

45min

$46

30min

$69

45min

Monday / Wednesday Oct 16 - Nov 13

8

Monday / Wednesday Nov 18 - Dec 18

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

$29

30min

$43

45min

$46

30min

$69

45min

Monday

Sep 9 - Oct 7

5

Monday

Oct 21 - Dec 16

8

Tuesday / Thursday

Sep 10 - Oct 10

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

Tuesday / Thursday

Oct 15 - Nov 14

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

Tuesday / Thursday Nov 19 - Dec 19

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

No Lessons Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)

Wednesday

Sep 11 - Oct 9

5

$29

30min

$43

45min

Wednesday

Oct 16 - Dec 18

10

$57

30min

$86

45min

Friday

Sep 6 - Oct 4

5

$29

30min

$43

45min

Friday

Oct 18 - Dec 13

8

$46

30min

$69

45min

Saturday

Sep 7 - Oct 5

5

$29

30min

$43

45min

Saturday

Oct 19 - Dec 14

8

$46

30min

$69

45min

No Lessons Nov 8 (Remembrance Day)

No Lessons Nov 9 (Remembrance Day)

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Lifesaving and Lifeguarding Programs Junior Lifeguard Club (8yrs - 12yrs) This exciting lifesaving program is for the future lifeguard in your family! Learn valuable lifesaving skills and knowledge. Learn first aid techniques and work on your swimming strokes. Join the club today! Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 14 - Oct 26 Sa 9:30am - 11:30am 5/$112 223529 Nov 2 - Dec 14 Sa 9:30am - 11:30am 5/$112 223579

Bronze Medallion (13yrs+) Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatics facilities. Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills. Friday evening class runs 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 6 - Sep 8 F,Sa,S 9:00am - 5:30pm 3/$150 227879

National Lifeguard Service (16yrs+) NLS Training develops basic lifeguarding skills, principles and decisionmaking to assist the lifeguard in evaluating and adapting to different aquatic emergencies and facilities. NLS is the standard measurement of lifeguarding performance across Canada. Friday evening class runs 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 27 - Oct 11 F,Sa,S 9:00am - 5:30pm 5/$358 227929 Oct 20 - Oct 28 F-M 9:30am - 5:00pm 5/$358 227930

National Lifeguard Service Recertification (16yrs+) This course includes both a pre-certification refresher and the recertification for certified lifeguards. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Oct 27 S 9:00am - 5:30pm 1/$95 227933

Bronze Cross (13yrs+) Students learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods and tows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency in a time swim (500m in 15 minutes). Candidates develop proficiency at managing aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills. Friday evening class runs 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Sep 13 - Sep 15 F,Sa,S 9:00am - 5:30pm 5/$120 227880

Water Safety Instructor Recertification (16yrs+) Recertification course for your WSI award. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Oct 26 Sa 9:00am - 1:00pm

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FEST

HOLIDAY HOURS DEC 23 - JAN 5/14 ARC

Dec 24: Dec 25: Dec 26: Dec 31: Jan 1:

5:30am - 2pm Closed 10am - 4pm 5:30am - 4pm 10am - 4pm

MRC

Dec 24: Dec 25: Dec 26: Dec 31: Jan 1:

6am - 2pm 12pm - 3pm 10am - 4pm 6am - 4pm 10am - 4pm


Advanced Aquatics

Looking for a rewarding career teaching students of all ages water safety skills and providing an exciting environment for families to experience recreation? A career as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor starts with the advanced programs offered through the City of Abbotsford. The City provides specialized aquatic training through ALT Aquatics.

Advanced Swim Level Information BRONZE STAR Prerequisites: 12yrs and ability to swim Recommended Participation in Swim Kids program Length: 10 hours

Assistant Water Safety Instructor (AWSI) Prerequisites: 15yrs and Swim Kids Level 10 strokes Length: 20 hours

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Prerequisites: 16yrs and AWSI Length: 44-56 hours

BRONZE MEDALLION Prerequisites: 13yrs Length: 24 hours

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) Prerequisites: 16yrs and Bronze Cross Length: 25 - 30 hours

BRONZE CROSS Prerequisites: 14yrs and Bronze Medallion Length: 20 hours

CPR - Basic Rescuer (Level â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;?) Prerequisites: 14yrs (Can be taken anytime) Length: 6 hours

NLS (National Lifeguard Service Award) Prerequisites: 16yrs, Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, and CPR C Length: 44-56 hours

= Lifesaving Society

STANDARD FIRST AID Prerequisites: 13yrs Length: 24 hours

= Red Cross

Please submit your resume to www.abbotsford.ca/humanresources/career_opportunities

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SKATING

Bring your familyâ&#x20AC;Ś for an active experience that they will remember. Skating is a wonderful way to interact with each other and become physically active. Let your stress melt away while you effortlessly glide around the ice. Feel the wind through your hair, the chill on your rosy cheeks and engage in the laughter that skating brings. Skating is a wonderful way to be physically active and get in shape and not even know it! Enjoy the benefits that our Learn to Skate program has to offer. Our knowledgeable staff will provide encouragement and determination for each individual to becoming a confident, safe skater. Maybe a passion for skating will emerge! Our skate lessons provide a great introduction to skating for beginners; children and adults alike; and progressive levels to allow for skill development as the skater improves. Whether you are looking to play on a minor hockey team, join figure skating or speed skating, we will help your child get a head start and learn the basic skills needed to enjoy a life-long passion on the ice. Come out for a skate!

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Delight, A Are you nervous in a group setting? Would you like to enhance your skating skills? Now is the time with private lessons! Connect with the instructor one on one, which allows for a more specific skill development suited to your needs. Private lessons provide a safe, encouraging environment for all skating levels and abilities.


t, Amusing, Exhilarating, Engaging “

Amanda has been a fundamental part of the boys learning the basic skills of skating and hockey. She has been a fabulous role model for the boys to look up to. She is a positive, polite, and very patient woman. Even though my boys are in a lesson setting and are there to learn, Amanda still ensures that they have a fabulous time and really enjoy themselves.

- Anja J, Parent

Being a Learn-to-Skate instructor allows me to share my passion for skating and watch the same passion develop in others. Watching a student learn a new skill is the most rewarding feeling; not only are they proud of themselves, but they also build confidence and motivation in a positive environment. Being a part of a milestone event in a student’s life is what inspires me to always be a better instructor.

- Jessica, Instructor

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Skating

Detailed skate lesson with specific dates and times are available at any of our recreation centres or online at www.direct2rec.com.

Preschool Skate Lessons

School Age Skate Lessons

3yrs - 5yrs

6yrs - 13yrs

ARCTIC SEAL 1 This introductory level is for 3-5 year olds who have never skated before. Children learn safety on the ice, balance, how to take small steps, gaining independence as they learn how to fall and stand on their own.

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PENGUIN 2 In this beginner level, children continue work on balance, skating the width of the rink, and are introduced to backwards skating and snow plow stops.

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In this beginner level, children learn two-foot gliding, forward and backwards skating, parallel stopping, and are introduced to one-foot gliding and V-pushes.

WINTER BUNNY 3 Children continue to work on gliding, stopping, skating safety, backwards skating and forward sculling.

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POLAR BEAR 5 This level continues the development of forward and backwards stride, forward crossovers in both directions, parallel stops and backward crossovers.

Adult Skate Lessons (13yrs+) Adult Skate 1 & 2 These introductory group lessons are taught by qualified, experienced, and patient instructors who help you set attainable goals and work towards them.

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Learn backward one-foot glides, pivots, skating on lines/circles and introduced to forward crossovers. This course will focus on stopping correctly and gaining strength in backwards skating and body control.

SNOW LEOPARD 4 With this intermediate level, children become more proficient with forward and backwards sculling, backwards stopping, forward crossovers and pivots.

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This introductory level is for children who have never skated before. Children are taught safety on the ice, balance and posture, how to fall down and get up on their own, and are introduced to forward stride, glide and snow plow stop.

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Skills include backwards stroking, crossovers and formal backward outside edge (strip) and Mohawk turns. This course will assist in developing power in skating forward and backward.

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Skills include backward stroking and crossovers. Formal backward outside edge (strip) and Mohawk turns are developed along with edge and body control.


Hockey Programs Tot Hockey Skills 1 (3yrs - 5yrs) This introductory program teaches hockey skills such as stick handling, passing, shooting and game rules in a high energy, non-competitive environment. Participants should be able to stop and skate forward and backward before taking this course. Completion of Preschool Learn to Skate Level 3 is recommended. Full hockey gear is required.

Tot Hockey Skills 2 (3yrs - 5yrs) Can you skate, pass and shoot? This program teaches advanced skills, offensive and defensive positions in a non-competitive environment. Completion of Tot Hockey Skills 1 is strongly recommended. Full hockey gear is required.

Hockey Skills 1 (6yrs - 14yrs) This introductory program teaches stick handling, passing, shooting and game rules in a high energy, non-competitive environment. Participants should be able to stop and skate forward and backward before taking this course. Completion of Skate Kids 3 is recommended. Full Hockey gear is required.

Hockey Skills 2 (6yrs - 14yrs) Can you skate, pass and shoot? This program teaches advanced skills, offensive and defensive positions in a non-competitive environment. Completion of Hockey Skills 1 is strongly recommended. Full hockey gear is required.

Parks,Recreation & Culture Skate Lessons September 10 - December 22 Sessions

Dates

# of Lessons

Child

Adult

Tuesdays

Sep 10 - Oct 29

8

$63

$64.50

Tuesdays

Nov 5 - Dec 17

7

$55

$56.50

Thursdays

Sep 12 - Oct 24

7

$55

$56.50

Thursdays

Nov 7 - Dec 19

7

$55

$56.50

Saturdays

Sep 7 - Oct 26

8

$63

$64.50

Saturdays

Nov 2 - Dec 14

5

$39.50

$40

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: • CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory. • A full face mask is recommended. • Appropriate winter clothing and gloves are required.

• For Preschool lessons we recommend the following equipment: gloves and snow pants. • Full hockey gear required for all hockey lessons.

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WRentals Welcome elcome

Matsqui Centennial Auditorium This exquisite 368 seat, theatre-style venue’s outstanding design and superb technical abilities create the perfect intimate setting for any function or performance. • • • • • • •

30’ x 36’ stage with large on-stage screen available Two large dressing rooms equipped with showers Impeccable washroom facilities Comfortably large green room State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems PA and multi-media services Beautiful grand piano available for performances

Foyer Arena Rentals: Parks, Recreation & Culture ............................. 604.859.3134, local 4406

Pool Rentals:

Surrounded in floor-to-ceiling windows, this fully carpeted venue, which looks out onto a decadent garden and fountain display, lends itself well to receptions.

Capacity:

Abbotsford Recreation Centre ........................................... 604.853.4221 Matsqui Recreation Centre ................................................ 604.855.0500

80 standing; 40 banquet; 64 theatre style Multi-media services available Practical kitchenette/bar adjoins the foyer

School Dist. No. 34 Gymnasiums:

Outdoor

Please contact Pearl Howatt .............................. 604.852.9494 ext. 2300 Gymnasium bookings are available Oct 1 - May 31 Requests should be made Jul 1 - Aug 15 for the following year. Community Sport usage only, no birthday parties.

Multiuse Rentals: Abbotsford Exhibition Park ................................................ 604.850.5536

A uniquely designed fountain area and courtyard transforms into a beautiful stage. An ideal venue for outdoor dance and theatre performances or weddings.

Technical Our technical experts professionally handle all your lighting, sound and multi-media needs.

Community Halls GROUPS WITH MORE THAN ONE ROOM

CAPACITY

CONTACT

Abbotsford Arts Centre .........................................2329 Crescent Way .....................................40 - 260 .................................... Office.......604.853.0966 Abbotsford Curling Rink .......................................2555 McMillan Rd. .....................................150 - 200 ................................... Bill ...........604.859.9244 Abbotsford Senior Assn. Hall.................................33889 Essendene Ave.................................120 - 200 ................................... Jody .........604.850.2465 Garden Park Tower ...............................................2825 Clearbrook Rd. ...................................20 - 480 .................................... Office.......604.853.5532 Trethewey House Outside......................................2312 Ware St. ............................................. Outside ..................................... Sheila .......604.853.0313 Trethewey House ..................................................2312 Ware St ................................................25-75 ...................................... Sheila .......604.853.0313 Trinity Memorial Church ........................................33737 George Ferguson Way ......................25 - 100 .................................... Office.......604.853.2591

GROUPS WITH ONE ROOM Abbotsford District Teacher’s Assn. ........................2570 Cyril St. ................................................. 200 ........................................ Office.......604.854.1946 Bradner Community Club .....................................5305 Bradner Rd. ........................................... 300 ........................................ Office.......604.856.8441 Clayburn Village Community Hall ..........................4315 Wright St. .............................................. 124 ........................................ Office.......604.850.4362 Clayburn Village Community Church ....................4304 Wright St. ............................................... 80 ......................................... Office.......604.850.4362 Fraternal Order of Eagles.......................................33868 Essendene Ave..................................... 130 ........................................ Andy ........604.859.5405 Jubilee Community Hall ........................................7720 Bradner Rd. ........................................... 175 ....................................... Maureen ..604.856.8494 Matsqui Prairie Community Assn...........................33676 St. Olaf Ave. ........................................ 240 ........................................ Jan ...........604.826.7613 Mt. Lehman Army & Navy Club .............................30346 McNeil Ave. .......................................... 75 ......................................... Grant .......604.856.3113 Mt. Lehman Community Assn. ..............................6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. ..................................... 100 ....................................... Sarah .......778.241.8954 Peardonville Community Club ...............................29450 Huntington Rd. .................................... 110 ........................................ Mollie ......604.856.6542 Pinegrove Community Club ..................................31929 Mercantile Way .................................... 80 ......................................... Doug .......604.870.8718 Straiton Community Hall .......................................4692 Upper Sumas Mountain Rd. ................... 200 ........................................ Office.......604.852.9094

THEATRE STYLE RENTAL FACILITIES Matsqui Centennial Auditorium ..................................................................................................368 - Auditorium .....................Office ......604.859.3134 .................................................................................................40 - Foyer .................................................................................................30’ x 36’ stage, lighting, sound, Grand Piano The Abbotsford Arts Centre ........................................................................................................739 Fully equipped theatre .......................604.853.0966

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Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture Rental Facilities FACILITY

SEATING

Abbotsford Exhibition Park

P/A

SIZE & FLOOR TYPE

604.850.5536

KITCHEN FACILITIES

32470 Haida Drive

Ag-Rec Gallery

290

Yes

Air conditioned, tile floor 80’ x 44’

Stove, fridge, sink

Ag-Rec Main Floor

1900

Yes

Staging, concrete floor, 192’ x 120’

N/A

Agrifair Arena

500 Bleachers

No

Dirt Floor, 200’ x 115’

Concession

Air Cadets Building

400

Yes

Concrete floor, 69’ x 83’

Stove, fridge, Sink

Legacy Banquet Hall

210

Yes

Resilient floor, air-conditioned, 3200 sq. ft.

Commercial kitchen

Legacy Conference Room

60

No

25’ x 30’ resilient flooring, air conditioned

Sink, microwave, fridge

Legacy Martial Arts Room

50

No

30’ x 72’ resilient rubber floor, air conditioned

N/A

Legacy Boardroom

30

No

16’ x 25’ carpet floor, air conditioned

Sink, microwave, fridge

4000 Bleachers

Yes

8 lane rubberized track, grass in-field

Concession operates

Show Barn

N/A

Yes

Asphalt floor, 210’ x 114’

N/A

Community Mobile Stage

604.859.3134

Community Mobile Stage

N/A

No

Main Stage floor 28’ x 14’

N/A

Rotary Stadium

Abbotsford Recreation Centre

604.853.4221

2499 McMillan Road

Meeting Room

12

No

Carpeted floor, 200 sq. ft.

N/A

Mezzanine

125

No

Tiled floor, air-conditioned, 2100 sq. ft.

Sink

up to 75

No

Laminate floor, 893 sq. ft. - 2000 sq. ft.

N/A

375

Yes

Concrete 200’ x 100’ dry floor rentals

Concession operates

Multipurpose Rooms

Arenas

604.859.3134

Abbotsford Recreation Centre

1,000 dry floor capacity Matsqui Recreation Centre

350

Yes

MSA Arena

1000

Yes

200’ x 85’

Concession operates

Concrete 200’ x 85’ dry floor rentals

Concession operates

1,000 dry floor capacity

Matsqui Recreation Centre

604.855.0500

3106 Clearbrook Road

Aerobics Room

108

Yes

Rubberized floor, 1,000 sq. ft.

N/A

Child Minding Room

20

Yes

Carpeted floor

Sink

Meeting Room

60

No

Carpeted floor, 605 sq. ft.

N/A

Seniors Centre

120

Tile floor 62’ x 27’

Stove, fridge, sink

Yes

Matsqui Centennial Auditorium Auditorium Foyer

Tradex

604.850.1533

368

Yes & Multimedia Multimedia

35 banquet

No

30’ x 36’ stage, sound & light, piano

N/A

Carpeted

Fridge, wet bar

1190 Cornell Street N/A

No

120,000 sq. ft. Space available

Appointed Contractors

12 - 150

No

Theatre, classroom, banquet, boardroom

Appointed contractors

The Reach Gallery & Museum Studio Two

32315 South Fraser Way

80 standing

Hall Space Meeting Rooms

604.859.3134

604.864.8087

32388 Veterans Way

40/60

Multimedia

Concrete, 1026 sq. ft.

Sink

Lobby

100

Multimedia

Concrete, 1300 sq ft.

Prep closet

Lobby & Great Hall

200

Multimedia

Concrete, 7300 sq ft

Prep closet

* Information subject to change without notice.

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Community Directory

Arts & Performing Arts General Abbotsford Arts Council ................................................... Gail 604-852-9358 Abbotsford Photo Arts Club ............................................Gerry 604-850-5527 Abbotsford Quilters Guild ............................................... Hilda 604-855-7744 Abbotsford Spinners & Weavers ..................................... Kathy 604-850-8799 CFV Graphic Guild ............................................................ Neil 604-859-3696 FV Watercolour Society ................................................... Carol 604-850-9694 The Reach, Gallery Museum, Abbotsford ....................... Office 604-864-8087 MSA Poets Potpourri Society ........................................... Alvin 604-859-5171

Dance Abbotsford Ballet Studio ..................................................Gem 604-854-2007 Abbotsford Dance Centre ........................................... Chantel 604-855-7861 Abbotsford Modern Square Dancing .............................. Tanye 604-853-5809 Abbotsford Swinging Hubs (Square Dance) ................... Wilma 604-856-8774 Creative Edge School of Arts .......................................... Eileen 604-855-3343 Dance Club ...................................................................Donna 604-864-3945 Dance in Motion ..................................................................Jo 604-852-8780 Dynamic Dance ............................................................ Patricia 604-859-3312 Freestyle Dance Centre .................................................. Jessica 778-899-8935 FV Ballroom Dance Association ....................................... Carol 604-855-1720 Loretta’s Line Dancing .................................................. Loretta 604-859-4048 Yevshan Ukrainian Dancers ......................................... Carolyn 604-857-2740

Music A & D Music .......................................................Deb or Asger 778-880-0280 Songs Strings & Steps ....................................................Calvin 604-855-9696 BC Reg. Music Teachers Association ............................... Diane 604-852-9123 Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers .........................................Norma 604-855-6949 CV Academy of Music ........................................................ Les 604-852-3242 Creative Edge School of Arts .......................................... Eileen 604-855-3343 Ebenezer Fine Arts Music School .................................. Helena 604-746-2466 Fraser Valley Symphony .................................................. Kathy 604-859-3877 German Sing-Along (Frohes Singen) ......................... Anneliese 604-859-0822 Green Heart Chorus ..........................................................Ann 604-826-8060 Joy Vox Community Choir .................................................. Jan 604-820-8231 Music at Tiffany’s ..........................................................Tiffany 604-308-2726 Music Pups .................................................................. Tammy 604-302-5437 Music for Young Children ................................................. Lois 604-557-9760 Sound of Music Studios .................................................. Dean 604-850-8867 Stepping Stone Music .......................................................Liisa 604-556-4402 The Valley Concert Society Theatre ................................. Lorna 604-854-3318 Abbotsford Arts Centre ............................................ Laura Lee 604-853-0966 Abbotsford Children’s Theatre ....................................... Freddy 604-853-5065 Art Matters Society .................................................... Gwynne 604-859-2407 FV Stage Production Society .............................................. Ken 604-850-2470 Gallery 7 Theatre .............................................................. Ken 604-504-5940 Matsqui Centennial Auditorium ..................................... Office 604-859-3134 Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce ............................... David 604-859-9651 Abbotsford Community Services/Employment ...............Denise 604-870-9675 Abbotsford Downtown Bus. Assoc ................................ Ronda 604-850-6547 Abbotsford Tourism Office ............................................ Yonne 604-859-1701 South Fraser Community Futures Education .................... Office 604-864-5770

Central Abbotsford Community School ...........................Anna 604-853-2221 Gladwin Language Centre ............................................... Joan 604-854-8160 MSA Museum .............................................................Dorothy 604-853-0313 Rise & Shine Toastmaster Club ....................................... Dawn 604-309-1999 Sundown Toastmasters Club ............................................. Lois 604-217-1826 St. John Ambulance ......................................................... Brad 604-853-8700 Toast of the City, Toastmasters ................................................. 604-864-5692 West Abbotsford Community School ..............................Pierre 604-859-6919 Upper Sumas Women’s Institute Society ...........................Ilona 604-853-2956 Valley Advanced Toastmasters ............................................Ray 604-853-6725 Health & Support Abbotsford Community Services ................... 604-859-7681 Abbotsford Mood Disorders Association .................... Christine 604-854-9404 Abbotsford Parkinson’s Self Help ............................... Elizabeth 604-853-0382 Abbotsford Regional Hospital Auxiliary .......................... Muriel 604-556-0396 BC Cancer Foundation ........................................................ Liz 604-851-4736 Canadian Blood Services ................................................Nancy 604-707-3491 Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia Support Group ..................Doug 604-855-9431 FV Brain Injury Association ............................................ Freddy 604-557-1913 FV Child Development Center ........................... Nicole 604-852-2686 ext 274 FV Down Syndrome Support ...........................................Sylvie 604-853-5563 Healthy Abbotsford ...................................................... Brenda 604-859-3134 Kidney Foundation of Canada ........................................... Lois 604-856-8218 MSA Society for Community Living ..............................Richard 604-852-6800 MS Society of Canada, FV Chapter .............................. Deanna 604-746-9331 Multiple Sclerosis Support Group .................................... Betty 604-859-2739 St. John Ambulance ......................................................... Brad 604-853-8700

Social & Service General Abbotsford Community Foundation ...........................Deborah 604-850-3755 Abbotsford Community Services - Best for Babies ............. Erin 604-859-7681 Abbotsford Restorative Justice ....................................... Derek 604-864-4817 Abbotsford Sport Council ............................................... Mark 604-859-1345 Big Brothers Big Sisters ................................................... David 604-852-3331 Childcare Resource & Referral .......................................... Jerry 604-850-7934 CFV Search & Rescue .........................................................Lee 604-852-7271 FV Child Development Centre ........................................Nicole 604-852-2686 Hand in Hand Child Care ......................................................... 604-859-1843 Meals on Wheels/Lunch with the Bunch .........................Nancy 604-870-3764 Salvation Army ............................................................... David 604-852-9305 The Open Door Child Care Centre ................................ Brenda 604-859-8406 United Way of the FV ....................................................Wayne 604-852-1234 Tabor Home Volunteers ................................................ Sandra 604-859-8715 Volunteer Abbotsford ...................................................... Jane 604-850-7161

Car Clubs FV British Motor Club .......................................................John 604-824-2382

Community Clubs 861 Silverfox Squadron Air Cadets .................................... Ron 604-858-4666 Abbotsford Euchre Club .....................................................Don 604-746-6930 Abbotsford Garden Club ................................................Nancy 604-859-3690 Abbotsford Genealogical Society ............................ info.abbygen@yahoo.com Abbotsford Rock & Gem Club ...................................Georgina 604-852-1307 Abbotsford/Mission Alpen Club ............................... Anneliese 604-859-0822 A.M.A. Singles Club ....................................................... Erwin 604-308-3837 CFV Woodcarvers ............................................................. Bob 604-853-8049 Clayburn Village Community Society ............................. Stacey 604-859-4618 FV Philatelic (stamp) Club ............................................... Geoff 604-859-9972 Jubilee Community Hall ............................................ Maureen 604-856-8494 Matsqui Flyball and Agility ........................................ Christine 604-855-4745 Matsqui Prairie Community Hall ..................................... Office 604-826-7613 Mt. Lehman Garden Club ............................................. Evelyn 604-857-5663 Peardonville Community Club ........................................Mollie 604-856-6542 Straiton Community Club ................................................ Vern 604-852-4278

Community Events Abbotsford Agrifair ...................................................... Pamela 604-852-6674 Abbotsford Int’l Airshow Society ...................................... Kate 604-852-8511 MCC Relief Sale ...............................................................Dora 604-807-8734

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Cultural

Archery

Abbotsford Building Connection. ..................................... Med 604-864-5583 FV Ukrainian Cultural Society .......................................... Gord 604-855-7464 Multicultural Festival, Abbotsford. ................................Musleh 604-746-2679 Scandinavian Club of FV ...................................................Eigil 604-870-8601 The Reach, Gallery Museum, Abbotsford ....................... Office 604-864-8087

Ridgedale Rod & Gun Club ............................................ David 604-850-1140 Sagittarius Archers ........................................................Wayne 604-859-2086

Libraries

Baseball Abbotsford Angels Hardball ..............................................Dan 604-807-0877 Abbotsford Angels Hardball ............................................ Andy 778-808-3808

Abbotsford Libraries ....................................................... Hilary 604-859-7814

Basketball

Nature

Athletes in Action, Friday Nite B-BALL League .................Frank 604-859-1147 FV Basketball League ...................................................... Barry 604-854-5084 Run & Gun Basketball Camp ........................................... Barry 604-854-5084

Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon ................................... Roland 604-852-2646 Abbotsford Mission Nature Club ..................................... Hank 604-853-4283 Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center Society ............................. Elizabeth 604-852-9173 Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) ............................... 604-504-4716

Seniors

Bowling Galaxy Bowl Club .........................................................Richard 604-853-1366 Jubilee Park Lawn bowling Club ..................................... Geoff 604-859-9972

Abbotsford Community Services. .............................. Christina 604-870-3763 Abbotsford Seniors Association ....................................... Jodie 604-850-2465 BC Seniors Games..............................................................Fred 604-859-9378 Clearbrook Golden Age ....................................................Fred 604-853-5532 Indo-Canadian Seniors Society ............................... Nachhattar 604-835-6696 Mayfair Sunshine Club ....................................................Frank 604-859-2123 Matsqui Seniors Branch 69 ......................................... Beverley 604-756-0348 National Association of Federal Retirees ...........................Gary 604-820-9179 New Horizon Friendship House Society .......................... Walter 604-853-9716 Probus Club of Abbotsford ...............................................Don 604-853-0418 Seniors Healthy Aging Resource Society ........................Joshua 604-864-3802 The Arthritis Society ..........................................................Terry 604-853-8138

Football

Service Groups

Hockey: Ball, Roller & Ice

Abbotsford Community Services .............................Front Desk 604-859-7681 Abbotsford Masonic Lodge #70 .......................................Larry 604-746-7796 Kiwanis Club of Abbotsford ..............................................Paul 604-864-9520 Kiwanis Club of Clearbrook ....................................... Manfred 604-309-2034 Lions Club of Abbotsford .................................................. Ron 604-308-6037 Royal Canadian Legion – Branch #15 ............................... Larry 604-853-1711 The Optimist Club of Abbotsford ....................................Gerry 604-852-2860 Welcome Wagon. ........................................................... Betty 604-556-5341

Women Canadian Federation of University Women ........................ Lois 604-850-6643 Abby-Mission Newcomers Club. ......................................Corry 604-859-4859 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aux #2726. .............................. Carol 604-852-2526 Soroptimist International of Abbotsford/ Mission ............ Kathy 778-808-1139 Valley Women’s Network .............................................. Ronda 604-202-1049

Youth Abbotsford Youth Commission .................................... Christy 604-854-8785 Abbotsford Youth Unlimited ........................................Jacquie 604-852-2725

Sports General Abbotsford BMX ............................................................ Cindy 604-855-1581 Abbotsford Badminton Club .............................................Don 604-853-6316 Abbotsford Curling Club. ................................................ Tracy 604-859-9244 Abbotsford Fish and Game Club ....................................... Rob 604-309-0203 Abbotsford Sport Council ............................................... Mark 604-859-1345 Apollo Fitness Facility ......................................................... Jim 604-504-3949 Aurora Vaulters (equestrian) ...........................................Raven 604-791-1592 Baton Twirling Association of BC. .............................. Shannon 604-315-3751 Centre Ice .......................................................................Laura 604-504-7565 Eileen’s Studio for Yoga & Wellness ................................ Eileen 604-504-5531 Great West Fitness and Tennis Club ................................ Nicole 604-854-3284 Langley Quarter Midget Association ................................. Leah 604-882-8710 Mid Valley Athletic Club ..................................................... Jim 778-878-3459 MSA Horseshoe Club. ................................................... Archie 604-854-2019 Phoenix Velo Training Group ............................................. Peg 604-850-2901 Seniors 10 Pin Bowling League ..........................................Fred 604-755-0938 Twisters Gymnastics Club ............................................ Jennifer 604-850-8500 Ultimate Fitness .............................................................James 604-853-6083 Valley Stars Cheer Athletics ............................................... Judy 604-556-3374

FV Touch Football League ................................................ Barry 604-854-5084

4-H-Clubs Abbotsford 4-H Beef Club ................................................. Jodi 604-854-5418 Abbotsford 4-H District .................................................. Jenny 604-852-4989 Sumas 4-H club............................................................. Angela 604-852-8640

Golf Fraserglen Golf Course. ................................................Corrine 604-852-3477 Ledgeview Golf and Country Club ....................................Krys 604-859-8993 Valley Golf Centre ........................................................... Keith 604-853-4653 Abbotsford Female Hockey Assoc .....................................Deb 604-855-7166 Abbotsford Woman’s Ice Hockey ....................................... Sue 604-308-9344 Peter Hay Development (PHD) ......................................... Peter 778-549-3973

Martial arts Abbotsford Filipino Martial Arts ................................... Brando 604-799-5201 Abbotsford Judo Club. ................................................... Tokue 604-852-8014 Abbotsford Karate Club (GSK) ..........................................Paul 604-556-1444 Abbotsford Shotokan Karate Dojo ........................................... 604-853-3849 FV Aikikai ........................................................................Steve 604-820-4438 Master Lee’s Tae Kwon Do ...................................... Young Lee 604-852-8824 Sun Hang Do ................................................................. Bryan 604-309-5562

Skating Abbotsford Skating Club. ................................................ Tonja 604-850-1419 Matsqui Blades Speed Skating Club ............................ Colleen 604-504-5722

Soccer Abbotsford Men’s Soccer League .......................................Jack 604-852-0309 Central Valley Soccer League.............................................. Ron 604-746-2282 FV Mixed Soccer League ..................................................Chad 604-850-2300 Magnuson Ford Mariners F.C (ASA) ...................................John 604-302-4207 Royal Soccer Club .................................................................1-800-427-0536

Swimming Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club. .............................. Bryan 1-604-825-1856 Abbotsford Whalers Swim Club ..................................... Karen 604-855-9292

Tennis Abbotsford Tennis Club ..................................................... Lori 604-302-5131 Abbotsford Table Tennis Club .......................................... Andy 604-855-7233 Great West Fitness .........................................................Nicole 604-854-3284

Walk / Run / Track Abbotsford Gaiters Running Club .................................... Judy 604-852-4870 Deerfoot Athletic Club ................................................Dorothy 604-504-1616 Valley Royals Track & Field Club .......................................Gerry 604-859-9801

Water Sports FV Rowing Club ...........................................................Kirstine 604-858-3449 FV Water Ski Club. ......................................................... Corey 604-807-8423

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Register Now for Fall Classes! (Ages 2-9) Classes for babies and toddlers also available.

Our teachers are energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about Music!

CALL ONE TODAY! Baton twirling is a fun physical activity for children of all ages, genders and athletic ability.

Tammy Brown 604-302-KIDS (5437)

Tiffany King 604-308-2726

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CLASSES FOR TWEENS & TEENS. EVENING CLASSES FOR ADULTS.

• Intro to Acting • Intermediate & Advanced Classes • Private Coaching • Small Class Sizes for Personalized Instruction

Register online at: www.theactingacademy.ca or call 604-800-8339

• Piano • Drums • Fiddle • Trumpet • Mandolin • Rock Band • Flute • Acoustic Guitar • Electric Guitar

• Electric & Stand-up Bass • Keyboard • Voice • Violin • Musical Theatre • Banjo • Clarinet • Saxophone

778.880.0280 In Downtown Abbotsford www.ad-music.ca

WE HAVE MOVED! • jazz

• break dancing

• tap

• acro

• ballet

• tumbling

• hip hop

• contortion

• musical theatre • lyrical • contemporary

• preschool-adult classes • recreational & competitive

call today to register! ABBOTSFORD’S FAVOURITE DANCE STUDIO

danceinmotion.com

604.852.8780 / info@danceinmotion.com

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Abbotsford’s Newest Cutting Edge Dance Centre! Owned & Directed by Abbotsford’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada Top 5 girls Finalist, Charlene Hart

FUN • EXCITING • CREATIVE • INSPIRING Best Family Rate Available in Abbotsford Come see how accessible it is for your children and the whole family to dance. Register for this season now.

ADA Offers All Styles of Dance Jazz. Lyrical. Musical Theatre. Contemporary. Ballet. Pointe. Tap. Acro. Creative Movement. Hip Hop. Zumba. Technique & Strengthening.

Qualified & Experienced Teachers Only A safe environment where developing each dancer’s sense of freedom, creativity & artistic ability is important.

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778.982.1579 #11 & 12 - 34100 South Fraser Way www.absolutedanceacademy.ca • info@absolutedanceacademy.ca

GEARBOTS ROBOTICS ENGINEERING PROGRAM AFTER SCHOOL COURSES FOR AGES 9-14

Engineering for the Mind Looking for an innovative program to foster your child’s interest and abilities in science, technology, engineering and math?

Our Mission: To enable girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world. We accept girls and women ages 5+

Robotics is fun, highly engaging and reinforces core engineering and design skills while promoting leadership and teamwork.

Go online to find your nearest unit and register today!

NEW LOCATION!

register.girlguides.ca

All courses Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm, SD34 CORE Building, 2606 Alliance Street. (Behind Simply Perfect Flowers) Learn more at gearbots.org.

To register, drop by the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Phone 604.853.4221 or visit www.direct2rec.com

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Your Community League Develop Skills Make Friends Build Character HAVE FUN WHO Boys & Girls from Age 4 – Grade 12 WHEN October 4, 2013 – March 14, 2014 (Friday nights) 15 WEEKS... GREAT VALUE! WHERE In 18 Abbotsford school gyms - Practice & games on same night WHAT Does a typical evening look like? Positions – warm-up, large group ball control Coach’s Corner – dribbling, driving, shooting and skills training More Than a Game – halftime talk Games – 1-on-1, 2-on-2, 3-on-3, 4-on-4, 5-on-5 DIVISIONS Slammin’ Jammers Ages 4/5, Gr. 1/2 (Coed) An action-filled introduction to the foundational skills of basketball with an emphasis on FUN. Building the Basics Gr. 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 (Boys gyms & Girls gyms) Learning the basics with an emphasis on three key skills: dribbling, driving, and shooting, as well as learning basketball game rules.

FREE BASKETBALL - $15 VALUE

BRING THIS AD WITH YOU TO ONE OF THE SEPTEMBER REGISTRATION DATES TO RECEIVE A FREE BASKETBALL.

FOR MORE INFO Frank Thoutenhoofd Director

604-897-1987 frankt@athletesinaction.com

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Rosalee Roy Photography www.rosaleeroy.com

REGISTRATION INFO Register from 10 am – 4 pm Saturday – September 7 at Abbotsford Christian Middle School (35011 Old Clayburn Rd) Saturday – September 14 at Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School (3174 Clearbrook Rd) $145 – Full Season (Oct. 4 – Mar. 14, 2014) $ 95 - Fall Season Only (Oct. 4 – Dec. 6)

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Next Level (Tiered Varsity*) Gr. 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9-12 (Boys gyms & Girls gyms) For the player who wants to take their game to the next level through fun, competitive drills and games, including the quarterly Jamboree Tournaments. *Players are tiered into advanced gyms at registration.


FEST

DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 5

Be a part of all the holiday magic at your local recreation centre this Winter break. Join us for daily swims, skates, gym activities, camps, programs and so much more! FREE DROP-IN SWIM AND SKATE DECEMBER 25! Matsqui Recreation Centre,12pm - 3pm Please bring a donation to the Food Bank Skate rentals included

Register online www.direct2rec.com

See page 24 for complete camp details and watch for your WinterFEST ďŹ&#x201A;yer available in December.


Activity For LIFE

PRC

Regular physical activity is an essential part of everyone's lifestyle no matter what age you are. 30 - 60 minutes per day is the recommended duration to stay healthy. Abbotsford Parks, Recreation and Culture has a variety of physical activities to choose from designed especially for preschoolers, children, youth and adults.

GET ACTIVE. LIVE HEALTHY.

Active Start

Children are taught to run, jump, catch and throw in a fun structured play environment. • Mix It Up Sports • Tot T-Ball • Rumble Tumble

FUNdamentals

Active for Life

FUN-damental movement skills that develop and build confidence to participate in a variety of activities.

Activity that elevates heart rate promotes bone growth and strength and increases muscular strength.

• Badminton • Soccer Kids • Teen Weight Training • Yoga For Youth

• Weight Lifting • Brisk Walking • Basketball or Pickleball • Aqua Fit

www.abbotsford.ca/prc Abbotsford Recreation Centre 604.853.4221 | Matsqui Recreation Centre 604.855.0500


July 25, 2013