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Winter / Spring 2014

SPORTSPLEX EVENTS December 27/28/29 December 31/Jan. 1 January 11/12 January 13 – 19 January 17 January 25/26 Jan. 31, Feb. 1/2 February 15/16 February 21/22/23 March 7 March 8/9 March 14 March 16 – 20 March 21 – 23

Bantam House Tourny Closed Girls Tourny Clearwater Hockey Days Minor Hockey Alumni Game Novice Tournament / Wellness Bonspiel playoffs begin Peewee House Tournament Blackhawk’s Hockey Tournament Ladies Bonspiel Figure Skating Carnival Bantam House Tourny Raft Mountain Year End Skating Carnival Midget Provincials Mens Tourny

DISTRICT HOSTED EVENTS Hockey Days – annually the Sportsplex hosts “Clearwater Hockey Days” the entire town is asked to join in on celebrating ice hockey in Clearwater. Winter Fun Days – annually in January the District hosts the Winter Fun Days, including free downhill and x-country skiing; skating and curling. Canada Day Celebrations – annually on July 1st, the District hosts a great day of celebration and fun at the Dutch Lake Beach Park. First Fish Ceremony – annually in late August, Simpcw First Nation, District of Clearwater and Thompson Rivers University host the First Fish Ceremony at the Raft River Viewing Platform. Clearwater Canoe Regatta – annually in September the District hosts their signature event – the Canoe Regatta, this is an excellent two day family event at the Dutch Lake Beach Park. To find out more about these exciting events visit our website at


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Just as Wild–Ju st as Wacky! T H E R E T U R N O F T H E C L E A R WAT E R C A N O E R E G AT TA

More Fun… More Laughs… More Events…

• Regatta Tuff Tutu - it’s a new twist on running, biking and canoeing • Regatta 5km Run for Fun • Kids Try the Tri and Beach Jamboree! • Scavenger Hunt • Face Painting, Kids Games, Relay Races • And of course… all the favourites!

Hosted by the District of Clearwater

North Thompson Sportsplex Contact: Roger Mayer, Facilities Supervisor 428 Murtle Crescent, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0 Phone: 250.674.2143 Fax: 250.674.2103 Email:

The North Thompson Sportsplex is located in Clearwater, BC, in the heart of Wells Gray Country in the beautiful interior of British Columbia, Canada. The facility provides a great place for hockey, figure skating, curling and many other community events.

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Minor Hockey COME AND PLAY HOCKEY! Clearwater and District Minor Hockey is dedicated to promoting the game of hockey for the enjoyment of all players. It is our goal to promote sportsmanship and good citizenship among the players, parents and fans. In Minor Hockey your child will learn much more than on ice skills. Hockey teaches children responsibility, commitment, co-operation, sportsmanship, integrity and respect for themselves and others. It is excellent exercise and helps form bonds of friendships that last a lifetime. Sports create a healthy environment for children, and promote leadership. We hope that every player will graduate from the Minor Hockey system with a love for the game and a desire to continue playing or coaching for the rest of their life. Registration, medical & media forms are on the website: Make cheques payable to CDMHA Mail to: #2-248 Murtle Cres, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1

Clearwater Minor Hockey will be hosting the Midget Tier 4 Provincial Championships March 16 – 20, 2014. Teams from all corners of the province will be competing. We hope you will come out and support our local team.

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REGISTRATION • Rep Fees (please use a separate cheque) must be paid in full by Sept 1st, if a Player is interested in being on Rep Team. • Family Discount for 3 or more Players (25% off Registration Fees & Rep Fees). • First Time Hockey Players contact Nissa McGill for Discount Rates. • Equipment Rental $ 40.00 for Beginners, Pre-Novice and Novice (First Timers) contact Nissa McGill for information. • Players must be registered in his/her age level; Movements may be available upon written request. CONTACT Nissa McGill to drop off payments or if you have any questions. Ph: 250.674.2594 Cell: 250.674.1537 Email:

Ladies Hockey Another exciting season of Ladies Hockey is upon us. Our ladies team is in our 12th year and we have upwards of 20 members. We are always looking for new recruits. We welcome all levels of experience. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t laced up your skates since grade school and don’t have an idea about how the game of hockey is played. We are always willing to give support and lend a helping hand. Come out and enjoy a great form of exercise as well as being part of a team, road trips, and just to have loads of fun. We typically have 1 practice night and 1 game night a week. Drop in rates are usually $12 - $15 a night and a registration fee will be determined shortly after we start our season. Our team enters in at least one away tournament per season and tries to get away to as many more as we can. We also bring in teams throughout the season to play on our home ice. Every year we host a mixed tournament in March with anywhere from 4 – 8 teams. The monies raised goes to paying for tournament fees and a donation to a charity of our choice.

If you have questions please contact:

Jody Pelton-Phillips 250.674.0019 or cell 250.674.7076 Email:


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Wells Gray Outdoors Club

Cross Country Skiing in Wells Gray Country Wells Gray Outdoors Club 1197 Barber Road Clearwater BC V0E 1N1 MEETINGS:

The 1st Tuesday of every month at the Clearwater Search and Rescue Building


Forms on the website; or can be picked up and/or dropped off at the Riverside Gym and the Community Resource Centre (CRC)

SKI PASS TICKET BOOKLETS can be purchased for $45:- (6 tickets) a great gift for family and friends.


A Learn to Ski program is offered to children between the ages of 4 and 14. A set of 8 lessons are held on Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm until 3:00pm starting on January 5th, 2014. The Wells Gray Outdoors Club is hosting the Birchleg Ski on February 8th, 2014 at the Candle Creek Trails. This is a fun event. Registration and information will be available on the website. Not a member of the Club? You can pay your trail fee at the drop box at the trail head.

For more information please contact: Wes Bieber (President): 250-674-3882 Hazel Wadlegger (Membership Chair): 250-674-1674

Community Groups... Clearwater Farmers Market: Saturdays on the grounds of Interior Whitewater Expeditions, May – Oct. 9 AM – Noon. Contact Anne 250-674-3444 Recreation Badminton: Mon. & Wed. Jan. 6 – Mar. 31, 2014 7:30 - 9:30 PM at CSS Gym, $3 Drop-in Contact Dennis for more info: 250-674-2518 Curling: Info: Gwen Anderson 250-674-3768 Drop-in Curling Friday nights from January 10th, 2014 Karate: Tue. & Thur. Jan. – Mar. 2014 7-8 PM Everyone Trains; 8–9 PM Advanced Training Raft River Gym, call for more info 250-674-3643 Wells Gray Outdoors Club: Offering Jackrabbits cross country ski program. Like us on Facebook or go to for more info. Wells Gray Riders Association: Recreational horse riding club for all disciplines. Trail riding, Mantracker, drill team, clinics & gymkhanas. Meetings at 6 PM on 1st Wed. of month at Wells Gray Inn. Like us on Facebook or go to for more info. Clearwater Sno-Drifters: 1st Thur. every month 250-674-3773 Health & Wellness The Yoga Studio: Flow yoga classes: Contact Sabine 250-674-1765

Seniors Wells Gray Country Seniors Society: Monthly Meeting: 1st Wed @ 10:00 AM at the Community Recreation Centre Writers’ Circle: 1st and 3rd Thurs. @2:00 PM at the Library 3rd Sunday Social Meet: 12:30 PM at Wells Gray Hotel Book Club: Last Thurs. @ 2:00 PM at the Library Bus Tours arranged regularly; look for posters around town and at Evergreen Acres Contact Persons: Sandra Holmes 250-674-3615 Evelyn Warner 250-674-3688 Friendly Club: Contact Mary 250-674-2699 Carpet Bowling: Mon. 10-12 PM & 1-3 PM; Thur. 1-3 PM Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 250-674-2699 Entertainment Cribbage: Wed. at Royal Canadian Legion. 1:00 PM Contact: Sherry Joubert Clearwater Elks Bingo: Every 2nd Thur. Elks Hall, 5:00 PM Fun Darts: Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 7:00 PM Contact: Joe Short Royal Canadian Legion Meat Draws 3:00 PM-5:00 PM and Dinner 6:00 PM on Alternating Saturdays. Contact: Lynda Jacobsen/Charlotte Cederholm

Hatha Yoga: Contact Annie Shambala Meditation Group: Tuesdays at Forest House 6:30 - 8:30 PM Info: 250-587-6373 Healthy Choices: Tuesdays, 9:00 AM at Clearwater Christian Church Basement, $2 drop in. Info: call Kim 250-674-0224 Riverside Fitness Centre: 5AM - 11PM, 7 days/week. Electronic FOB key entry. Contact: 250-674-0001 Arts North Thompson Arts Council: Contact Charlene 250-674-8775 Or find us on Facebook. Wells Gray Gallery Artist Cooperative: Contact Sara 250-674-0002

“We are in the business of improving employment potential!”

CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTRE 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 Phone: 250- 674-2928 Fax: 250- 674-2938 Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 – 4:00 Email:

Clearwater and District Hospice: 3rd Mon, Sept. – June 10:00 AM Legion Children & Families Raccoon Strong Start: At Raft River Elem. Mon, Tues, Thur. and Fri. from 8:45 – 11:45 AM At Vavenby Elem. Wed. from 8:50 – 11:50 AM For more info or Vavenby and Blue River dates call Amy 250-674-2218

Operated by Yellowhead Community Services

Our goal is the success of our clients with Employment, Self Employment and Education.

Mother Goose: Mondays 10-11 AM, drop ins welcome at the Community Resource Centre. Info: Kerry, 250-674-3530

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The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Clearwater Lake Tours Tel: 250-674-2121

Come and enjoy the wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park your way, we offer guided Canoe & Kayak trips, overnight camping trips and a water taxi service on Clearwater and Azure Lakes, we also rent equipment and fishing gear. Whether you are a seasoned outdoorsman or a complete novice we will ensure you have the experience of a lifetime and our family run business has maintained an impeccable safety record for over 30 years.

Rainbow Falls on Azure Lake is a unique and beautiful destination and we now offer a fully guided overnight adventure that removes the hassle and stress of planning your own getaway. The campsite is setup for your arrival and there are canoes for you to enjoy on the lake. All food and provisions are included in the price so just bring your pillow and your favorite drink to enjoy around the campfire.

Experience the panoramic views of the Caribou mountain range as you glide serenely across Clearwater Lake in our “Duffy Electric Boat”, a top of the line leather lined tour boat piloted by a knowledgeable interpretive guide.

Lunch is included on this one-hour tour and includes locally smoked trout, traditional Bannock and a selection of freshly prepared vegetables. The tour departs at 11am & 1pm daily. Alternatively why not try some of our delicious homemade fayre at the Osprey Café located right on the lakeshore

District of clearwater community recreation winter spring 2014  
District of clearwater community recreation winter spring 2014  

The 2014 District of Clearwater Community Recreation Brochure