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Fall 2013

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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 • Climbing Wall and Pirate Bouncy Castle • And of course…all the favourites!

Hosted by the District of Clearwater Second weekend of September every year

Community Recreation Programming District of Clearwater Community Recreation Programming Address: 132 Station Road, Box 157, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0 Ph: 250-674-2257 Fax: 250-674-2173 Email: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

of Recreation and Healthy Living programming Throughout the year the District of Clearwater offers a great variety of recreation programming: sport and leisure activities for community members of all ages and stages of life. Several forms of media are utilized in promoting the community recreation programs throughout the year – Community Recreation Brochure (Fall/Winter, and Spring/Summer). Visit the District website: communityrecreation. Check out the District’s “What’s Happening” column in the Clearwater Times, as well as posters, flyers, news releases and Facebook. The District also has a variety of community parks ranging from tot parks, natural, social, cultural and fitness. District of Clearwater - 3

How to register – Registering early ensures that the class will run. The District is committed to offering the classes as scheduled, however most classes do require a minimum registration to run. It is highly recommended that even if the class is offered for free that you register to ensure it goes. The District of Clearwater reserves the right to cancel any class with less than the minimum required, full refunds will be given for those classes that are cancelled due to low registration.

Check out our “All Sport Registration Day” September 10th, 3pm - 6pm at the North Thompson Sportsplex parks&recreation/communityrecreation

Rotary Sports Park – Tennis anyone? Come out for a game of tennis on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30pm. Coming Soon - Tennis Clinic for youth and adults – come out and learn some tips and tricks with a professional tennis player. Dates and times to be announced. Dutch Lake Beach Park – Come out and enjoy the beach, swimming in the lake and more. With a full service beach house, Dutch Lake offers a great day at the beach! Annual Canada Day Celebrations on July 1st, Clearwater Canoe Regatta, September 6th and 7th, watch for more information on both these family fun filled days. Capostinsky Park – offers a range of ball activities from Minor Ball to Adult Slo Pitch Raft River Viewing Platform – First Fish Ceremony August 29th, the Simpcw First Nation jointly with the District of Clearwater and Yellowhead Community Services host a First Fish Ceremony starting at 12 noon with dinner served at 5:00pm. During the second week of September a full three day School Program is run for the education of students on the Salmon. Schools from Heffley Creek to Blue River.

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How to Register ........................................... 4 Community Parks ....................................... 5 North Thompson Sportsplex ..................... 7 > Minor Hockey .............................................. 8 > Minor Hockey Registration ..................... 9 > Raft Mountain Skating Club ................... 10 > Curling ........................................................ 12 > Adult Hockey ........................................... 14 > Public Skating .......................................... 18 > Hockey Days .............................................. 19 > Rental Space .............................................. 20 Community Recreation/ Healthy Living Program ........................... 22 > Youth & Kidz ............................................... 23 Tiny Tots Dance .................................... 23 Moms and Tots Skating .................... 23 Outdoor Yoga Moms & Tots ................. 23 Skateboard ............................................ 23 Zumba Kids ........................................... 24 Hip Hop Dance .................................... 24 Mountain Biking ................................... 24 Cook it, Try it, Like it ......................... 25 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ................................. 25 Parkour ................................................... 25 > Fitness ......................................................... Pole Walking ........................................ Go Outdoors! Hiking ........................... Run Club .................................................. Zumba ..................................................... Bokwa ......................................................

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> Sports .......................................................... Community Tennis .............................. Community Volleyball ...................... Community Basketball ..................... Let’s Play Golf ........................................

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> Seniors ........................................................ 28 Sit and Be Fit ........................................... 28 Walking Club Indoors .............................. 28 > Health and Wellness ................................ 29 Flow Yoga .............................................. 29 Meditation ............................................. 29 Tai Chi ...................................................... 29 Gluten Free Chocolate ........................ 30 Gluten Free Christmas Baking ........ 30 Salsa Making ......................................... 30 > Community Groups .................................. 31 Recreation .............................................. 31 Health and Wellness ........................... 31 Arts ........................................................... 31 Children and Families ........................ 31 Seniors .................................................... 31 Entertainment ...................................... 31 Clearwater Sports Tournament Programming ..................... 33 Calendar of Events ................................... 36

Roger Mayer, Facilities Supervisor

Payments may be made with post-dated cheques up to Sept 30, 2013. Fees are Due in full By Sept 30, 2013 • 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.

Registration, medical and media forms are on the website: www/

• Family Discount for 3 or more Players (25% off Registration Fees & Rep Fees) • First Time Hockey Players contact Nissa McGill for Discount Rates • Gear 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.

1 Beginner Born Pre 2008 Pre-Novice Born 2007-2008 Novice Born 2005-2006 Atoms Born 2003-2004 Peewee Born 2001-2002 Bantam Born 1999-2000 Midget Born 1996-1998 Girls Only - Peewee Age & Up

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Jennifer Wadlegger

Raft Mountain Skating Club is a local non-profit club that has been in existence since 1975, operated by volunteers. The club offers programs taught by a certified coach to all levels and ages of skaters. The figure skating program offers opportunities for skaters of all ages in the Clearwater District and surrounding areas to develop fundamental skating skills. There are 3 levels within the skating program: Canskate Preschool, CanSkate and StarSkate. All levels are led by an NCCP certified professional coach. CanSkate Preschool and CanSkate levels are taught in a group format. StarSkate may provide instruction in short group sessions, but is primarily offered in private or semi-private lessons. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. We hope that by introducing the skills of skating at a young age in a fun & positive environment, these individuals will be active and healthy and continue to advance and learn skills that will allow them to participate in skating for life whether it is figure skating, hockey or just recreational skating for fun! Skating starts in September and runs until March. During the year, the StarSkaters will attend a test day and one or two competitions. The club presents a year end Carnival to showcase the skills all the skaters have learned. For registration information please check out our website or email our registrar at 10

Preschool CanSkate Learn to skate program designed for 3-6 year olds. The focus is on fun, participation and basic skill development.

CanSkate Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills.

STARSkate This program offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.

Our Coaches Tanya Ney and Chelsea Hindle Tanya is SkateCanada NCCP Level 2 certified and has over 18 years of experience coaching figure skating. She is our Starskate coach and her abilities include senior silver freeskate, gold dances, and novice competitive. Chelsea is our SkateCanada PreCanskate and Canskate coach and has two years of coaching experience. She brings her enthusiasm and energy to the ice and makes learning to skate fun.

In 1975 the Sportsplex opened, the Wells Gray Curling Club was formed and curlers took to the ice in style, their first time on artificial ice. Curling is a team sport, played by two teams of four players each on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice. The teams take turns sliding polished granite stones down the ice toward a target called the “house”. The final positions of the stones or rocks determines the score for each end of play. Curling season starts in the middle of October and ends in the middle of March. Curling is a great way to get some exercise and meet old friends and make new ones.

If this is a sport you would like to try contact us! Gwen Anderson, President 250.674.3768 Make sure you check out the “Love Where You Live” Bonspiel January 25, 26, 2014 To Register Call Melody Romeo: 250.674.8009 2

EVENTS Funspiel - November 2nd & 3rd, 2013 Mens Bonspiel - November 16th & 17th, 2013 Love Where You Live Bonspiel January 25th & 26th, 2014 Ladies Open Bonspiel February 21st – 23rd, 2014

LEAGUE PLAY October 28th, 2013 - March 10th, 2014 Tuesday night Mixed, Wednesday night Ladies & Mens Teams,


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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.

Ace Western Motel Entrance to Wells Gray Park Toll Free 1-877-674-2266 (For Reservation inquiry) HWY #5, 429 Murtle Cres. Box 1982, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1 T: 250-674-2266 | F: 250-674-3443


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

The Clearwater ski hill started as a tow rope operation in 1965. Over the years, it grew to a cozy family resort that includes a fast T-bar, runs for all abilities, and a spacious lodge. The operations of the hill are directed by a board of volunteers whose objectives are to make skiing in the North Thompson accessible and affordable. The perfect venue for weddings, family reunion, etc. Includes commercial kitchen and outdoor covered terrace.

Being a member of the Clearwater Ski Club doesn’t just give you the right to have a say in the club’s affairs, it also gives you: . 15% off on all lift tickets . 10% off on equipment rentals . 10% off on lodge rentals . 10% off on Club’s special events . The privilege of buying a morning half-day pass

. Extra perks on special days such as 5 bucks Friday, Mom’s Free day, and many more...

Membership Fees Single $15.00 Family $45.00 You can sign up for membership online or at the lodge.


Ice Breaker Hockey Tournament September 27, 28, & 29, 2013 Running for over 25 years this 10 team tournament has different age groups and skill levels. Contact Roger Mayer, Facilities Supervisor at 250.674.2143 Clearwater Hoser Oldtimers November 2 & 3, 2013 This hockey is rereational for players 35 years and older. They are always looking for new players regardless of skill level. Teams are selected at random. Games every Wednesday and Sunday evening. The Hosers host a Tournament. Blackhawks Oldtimers Tournament February 21, 22, & 23, 2014 Running for over 25 years this 10 team tournament has different age groups and skill levels and runs in conjunction with the Ladies Curling Bonspiel. Contact Roger Mayer, Facilities Supervisor at 250.674.2143 Men’s Rec League Games every Friday and Sunday, open to players of all skill levels. Contact Roger Mayer, Facilities Supervisor at 250.674.2143

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FAMILY SKATING Family Skating sessions are held every Friday and Sunday at 4:30pm. They are generously sponsored by local Clubs, business and Individuals and are NO CHARGE to the Community. Skate rentals are available. There are several open spots in the 2014 schedule if you are interested in sponsoring. For a full schedule please check our website or ad in the local paper.

PARENT and PRESCHOOL Every Monday and Thursday @ 10:00am No Charge – please wear a helmet Shinny Hockey for all ages Every Monday and Thursday @ 11:00am No Charge – Helmets Mandatory

Serving the North Thompson Valley as the “Voice of Business” For Chamber Membership, Chamber Benefit Package and Networking Contact: Chamber Office at 250-674-3530 or Email: 18 - North Thompson Sportsplex - Public Skating


CALL 250.674.2663

January 13 - 19, 2014 Clearwater will celebrate Hockey Days from January 13 - 19. On the Friday night we will host the “Jack Patterson Memorial Game� featuring former local minor hockey players. Come out and watch a great game for a great cause and see how these players have progressed from teens to adults. Proceeds from this game go to local charity, worthwhile group or individual. Other activities during Hockey Days will include games for all age groups, draws, prizes and contests for the kids. The Community residents are encouraged to participate in the local Hockey Days by wearing a hockey jersey during this week.

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The North Thompson Sportsplex has rental space available for your special event. Weddings, dances or whatever you have planned, the Sportsplex offers a facility that includes tables and chairs, state of the art sound system, handicap accessibilit, and experienced staff that can help make your event a huge success. Hourly, daily and weekend rates are available. We will work with you to make your event a success.

Clear Water Dollar Emporium “Where Value Meets Affordability” Housewares – Crafts – Gifts – Toys – Party Stationary – Pet Supplies – Electronics Frames – Makeup – Games & Puzzles - & Lots More! Purolator Agency Purified Water Vending 3.79 to 76 Liters

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The Community Recreation / Healthy Living Program mission is to deliver health, fitness and recreation programs, initiatives and events in order to provide increased opportunities and to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages and stages of life.

Community Healthy Living Coordinator: Eleanor Collins

Get Active, Get Involved & Get Engaged!

Eleanor brings to the position five years of experience in program coordinating, knowledge in recreation programming registration system, well rounded volunteer with related experience in healthy living initiatives. She continues to bring to the community new & exciting ideas for healthy living choices, fitness and recreation all ages and stages of life as the program unfolds.

Many of us have a resolution to exercise more, lose weight or simply “get healthy.” Ask anyone what getting healthy means to them and the answers will vary. All too often we set specific goals such as choosing a desirable number on the scale or a pant size we wore in high school. In addition to a healthy diet and exercise plan, your mood, mind, and outlook on life, contribute largely to a complete healthy you. Also proven to be critical to one’s overall well-being are stress management, getting enough sleep and social engagement. Taking all of this into consideration, why not resolve to take a more gratifying approach to your health? Find something you like doing that involves other people, whether it's cross country skiing, volunteering, or joining that fitness class you’ve been meaning to try. Whether you bring a friend or meet some new ones, you will be sure to have fun, which coincidentally contributes to good health as well!

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Physical Activity - Early Years

An active start early in life increases brain function, gross motor skills, physical coordination, as well as posture and balance in children. It is proven that children and youth who engage in regular exercise move with confidence in various physical activities. Additionally it helps children build confidence, social skills, emotional control and aides in stress reduction.

Outdoor Yoga - Moms & Tots (Ages 3-4) Sabine Cooperman Join other Moms with their little ones and get a work out. Meet new Moms, relax and have fun!!! Casual atmosphere for you and your little one to enjoy!! Grandparents welcome too! Date: Tues. Sept. 10 – 24, 2013 Time: 10:15-11:00 AM Cost: $20/3 sessions Location: Community Resource Centre Lawn

Tiny Tots Dance (Ages 3-4) Shaylen Curle Each weekly class is full of creative movement, imagery and dance for boys and girls. This class develops creativity, coordination and self-esteem through dance activities in a fun environment. Date: Tues. Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2013 Time: 2:00-2:30 PM Cost: $20/6 sessions Location: Community Resource Centre Moms & Tots Skating

Skateboarding (Ages 6-12) Cody Hurst

Skates and helmets are available. Date: Oct. 2013 – Mar. 2014 Time: 10:00-11:00 AM Cost: FREE - Just show up! Location: North Thompson Sportsplex

Practice your boarding and learn new tricks! Cody Hurst is an experienced local youth skateboarder who will show the ropes to young boarders with some skate knowledge. Helmets are a must and elbow and knee pads are encouraged. Date: Wed. Sept. 18 – Oct. 9, 2013 Time: 3:15-4:00 PM Cost: $20/4 sessions Location: Rotary Skateboard Park

To register for a program drop off your registration form and fee at the District of Clearwater. Registration forms can be accessed online at For more information on any of the programs listed please contact Eleanor Collins, Community Recreation, Healthy Living Coordinator at 250.674.1878. - Healthy Living Program - Youth & Kidz - 23

Mountain Biking Gabe Francis Have tons of fun while learning new skills and making new friends! Instructor Gabe Francis has lots of experience riding local trails and will help your child develop their mountain biking skills and discover trails practically out your backyard! Participants must have a mountain bike and a certified bike helmet to participate. Mountain Biking (Ages 8-11)

Zumba Kidz (Grades 1-4) Shaylen Curle It’s not a dance class, it’s a Dance Party! Zumba incorporates easy to learn routines with fun, energetic music to get bodies of all fitness levels moving and having FUN! Date: Tues. Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2013 Time: 12:05-12:35 PM Cost: $20/6 sessions Location: Raft River School Gym

Date: Thur. Sept. 26 – Oct. 17, 2013 Time: 3:30-5:30 PM Cost: $40/4 sessions Location: Meet @ Rotary Skateboard Park Mountain Biking (Ages 12-17) Date: Tues. Sept. 24 – Oct. 15, 2013 Time: 3:30-5:30 PM Cost: $40/4 sessions Location: Meet @ Rotary Skateboard Park

Hip Hop Dance (Ages 10+) Instructor: Shaylen Curle Come have some fun and learn some new moves! Hip-hop dance includes a wide range of styles that include breaking, locking, and popping and is often seen in music videos. These classes will give students training in whole body coordination, rhythm, and physical fitness. Date: Tues. Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2013 Time: 3:15-4:15 PM Cost: $45/6 sessions Location: CSS Pit

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Cook It, Try It, Like It! Part 2 Instructor: Alex Arduini

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Grades 8-12) Andre Taniguti

Cook it, Try It, Like It! is a food skills program for students in grades 3 - 7. This program provides students with hands on cooking and tasting experiences. This five week program includes 4 cooking workshops and 1 grocery store nutrition tour. Learn to be creative and have fun with food! *All new recipes from last program.

Join Andre, a brown belt and instructor with 10 years experience teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

Students will learn about: • Cooking nutritious foods to share with the whole family • Basic food safety • Where food comes from • Nutrients in different foods • Navigating the grocery store Date: Thur. Oct. 24 – Nov. 28, 2013 (no class Oct. 31) Time: 3:15-4:30 PM Cost: $35/5 sessions Location: Clearwater Secondary Foods Room

Date: Sat. Nov. 2 - Nov. 30, 2013 (no class Nov. 9) Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: $30/4 sessions Location: CSS Wrestling Room Parkour Parkour is running with a creative, individual expression through acrobatic moves like leaping from walls and over gaps, ground rolls and precision jumping. Instead of running laps around the community park, you navigate through town, making the landscape your personal obstacle course, a playground for strength, freedom, courage and discipline. That's the basic idea of Parkour. Please call if you are interested. 250-674-1878

Supporting Minor Sports in the North Thompson #231 PH: 250.674.3122 FAX: 250.674.2617 #7 - 74, Young Road, Clearwater, BC - Healthy Living Program - Youth & Kidz - 25

Fitness... Pole Walking Melody Romeo

Zumba Eleanor Collins

Popular in Europe, Nordic Pole Walking is becoming popular in North America. The activity is a low-impact exercise that works 90% of your muscles and burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking. Definitely worth trying!

Join the party and dance your way to fitness! No experience or skills are necessary and people of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and encouraged to attend classes. Come shake your booty and shred some serious calories while having a blast!

Date: Sept. 11 - Oct. 30, 2013 Time: Wed. 9:00 -10:00 AM Cost: FREE - Registration Required Location: CSS Amphitheatre

SESSION 1: Date: Thur. Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2013 Time: 6:15 - 7:00 PM Cost: $40/6 sessions Location: CSS Pit

Go Outdoors! Hiking Series Jennifer Hewlett

SESSION 2: Date: Thur. Nov. 7 - Dec. 12, 2013 Time: 6:15 - 7:00 PM Cost: $40/6 sessions Location: CSS Pit

Experience some of British Columbia’s most breath taking scenic views right in your own backyard! Each hike will take you through beautiful mountainous areas and lush forested terrain. Please bring your own water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, and bug spray. Suitable footwear is required. Hikes are rated easy to moderate. Questions? Email Jenn: Date: Sat. Sept. 21 – Oct. 5, 2013 Time: 10:00 AM Cost: FREE - Registration Required Location: Meet @ Info Centre Run Club Lisa Jensen Take advantage of running with a group and meet some new friends. Lisa Jensen began running 2 years ago and loved it! Join her as she motivates you through a warm-up, a run and finish with a cool down and stretch each week. Date: Wed. Oct. 2 - Nov. 6, 2013 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM Cost: FREE - Registration Required Location: CSS Amphitheatre

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Zumba - Morning Class Shaylen Curle Date: Tues. Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, 2013 Time: 10:30 -11:30 AM Cost: $45/6 sessions OR $50/6 sessions with child care Location: CSS Pit

Bokwa- The Hottest New Fitness Class! Shaylen Curle Bokwa is a new and completely different approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Participants draw letters and numbers on the floor with their feet, there is no choreography and no counting steps. This easy and fun workout is set to popular music remixed by DJ's; it's energizing, addictive and it is likely the same feel good songs you listen to in your car. Bokwa steps are fun and predictable and can be done at a variety of intensity levels making it suitable for all ages and genders. Get the Bokwa Buzz and burn up to 1200 calories in one workout! Date: Tues. Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2013 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM Cost: $45/6 sessions Location: CSS Pit

Sports... Community Volleyball Community Tennis Tennis provides a heart pounding workout while allowing you to take advantage of summer weather. The range of movement in tennis helps develop leg muscles and can help to prevent strain in those who do mainly forward motion exercise. Running and hitting the ball also offers weight bearing resistance, helping to maintain bone density. Not only is tennis a great way to get fit but it is also a lot of fun!

Bump, set, spike! Bring some friends or make some new ones while having a great time and getting in some exercise. This popular community activity draws all levels of players. Date: Tue. Nov. 5 - Dec. 10, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM Cost: $2 Drop In Location: CSS Gym

Date: Thur. Sept. 5 - 26, 2013 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Cost: FREE - Just show up! Location: Rotary Sports Park Tennis Courts

Community Basketball

Let’s Play Golf!

Date: Fri. Nov. 1 - Dec. 13, 2013 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM Cost: $2 Drop In Location: CSS Gym

Are you a recreational golfer looking to improve your game? Learn tips on how to lower your score in a group or private lessons. Beginners welcome! Please call if you are interested. 250-674-1878

Recreational basketball is a great way to get some exercise and socialize. Dust off your sneakers and come out and enjoy a game!

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Seniors... Senior’s Sit and Be Fit Annie Martin

Walking Club-Indoors Melody Romeo

The Senior’s Sit and Be Fit Program is an innovative health and exercise program that will help older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Follow instructor Annie Martin as she leads you through a series of resistance exercises, with or without weight (water bottles or soup cans) and stretches to help you build muscle and keep fit.

The Indoor Walking Club is a community program suitable for individuals who would benefit from the positive effects of low impact exercise. This program is free and offers a safe, climate controlled environment with level ground to facilitate easy walking. Participants are encouraged to achieve distance goals and socialize with other participants. Please wear indoor shoes.

Date: Oct. 16 - Dec. 4, 2013 Time: Wed. 10:30 -11:15 AM Cost: FREE - Registration Required Location: Evergreen Acres Recreation Room

Date: Weds. & Thurs. Nov 20 - Dec 12, 2013 Time: Weds. 6:45 - 7:45 AM, Thurs. 3:30 - 4:30 PM Cost: FREE - Registration Required Location: Clearwater Secondary School

“Promoting Healthy Communities, Families and Individuals Through Counselling, Support and Education” 612 Park Drive Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1 Tel: 250 -674-2600 Fax: 250 -674-2676 Web: Email:

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Health and Wellness... Flow Yoga Sabine Cooperman

Tai Chi Susan Dubois

As the pace of life increases, so does our stress level. But for most of us, checking out isn’t an option. We need to develop tools and skills to live stress-free while still fully engaged with life. Yoga and meditation have proven, unprecedented abilities to reduce stress and anxiety. You can live a life of ease, peace and calm.

Tai Chi is the ancient art form of movement practiced worldwide. The benefits of Tai Chi include improving balance, flexibility, mental and physical fitness in addition to a calming and meditative effect. This eight week program offers a five section form as well as Qi Gong exercises and temple drills.

Date: Tues. Nov. 12 - Dec. 3, 2013 Time: 10:30 -11:30 AM Cost: $35/4 sessions OR $40/4 sessions with child care Location: Community Resource Centre

Date: Mon. Oct. 21 - Dec 9, 2013 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM Cost: $60/8 sessions Location: Community Resource Centre

Meditation Instructor: Annie Labranche

Please call if you are interested. 250.674.1878

This course provides instruction in the basic techniques and theory to begin meditation practice. Meditation is considered the most important aspect of the yoga practices and is an invaluable tool for emotional balance and peace of mind. Topics covered: - Purpose of meditation - Nature of the mind - Meditation using a mantra - Obstacles to meditation - How to establish a practice This a great beginner or refresher course. Date: Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 Time: 7:00-8:30 PM Cost: $15/1 session Location: Community Resource Centre

“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: Operated by Yellowhead Community Services

Our goal is the success of our clients with Employment, Self Employment and Education. The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

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Health and Wellness... Gluten Free Chocolate Andrea Streadwick

Gluten Free Christmas Baking Andrea Streadwick

In this workshop, join chef Andrea Streadwick, for a combination of hands-on cookery and demonstration based recipes, giving you ideas and tips of how to follow a gluten free diet. You will come away inspired and with a good understanding of gluten free flours and healthy gluten free options as well as alternatives for dairy and other food intolerances. You will take home some delicious gluten free recipes and a taste of your wares for sampling. Please bring a plate.

There are few gifts more heart-warming than a gift of home-made Christmas goodies. Join chef Andrea Streadwick and learn the stress-free way to make delicious Christmas treats for your friends and family during this gluten-free Christmas baking course. This will be a combination of hands on and demonstration based class that will introduce you to flours and techniques that will help demystify the process of gluten-free baking, and help you produce top-quality treats, no matter the season. Hosted by chef Andrea Streadwick, you will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of baking while having your questions answered about living a gluten-free or dairy-free lifestyle. Please bring a plate to take home samples.

Date: Wed. Nov. 6, 2013 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM Cost: TBA Location: CSS Foods Room Salsa Making Sharon Neufeld Sharon will guide you through the steps of how to make and preserve delicious homemade salsa so you can enjoy it all winter long. This program is being offered for free so space is limited. Date: Wed. Oct. 16, 2013 Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Cost: FREE - Registration required Location: CSS Foods Room

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Date: Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM Cost: TBA Location: CSS Foods Room

Community Groups... Recreation


Wells Gray Curling Club: League nights are Tue, Wed & Thur. Drop in fun curling Friday nights at 7 PM. Curling brooms & sliders available. $5/session Call 250-674-3768

North Thompson Arts Council: Contact Charlene 250-674-8775 Or find us on Facebook

Clearwater Minor Ball: Call Tera Carter for more info 250-674-3031

Wells Gray Gallery Artist Cooperative: Contact Sara 250-674-0002

Adult Slo-Pitch: Call Carmen Archibald for more info 250-674-0269

Clearwater and District Hospice: 3rd Mon, Sept. – June 10:00 AM Legion

Clearwater Soccer Association: For info email Shelley:

Children & Families

Badminton: Mon. & Wed 7:30 - 9:30 PM at CSS Gym, $3 Drop-in Contact Dennis for more info: 250-674-2518 Karate: Tue. & Thur. 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. Clearwater Sno-Drifters: 1st Thur. every month Info: 250-674-3773 Wells Gray Riders Association: Recreational horse riding club for all disciplines. for details and events Health and Wellness The Yoga Studio: Flow yoga classes: Contact Sabine 250-674-1765 Hatha Yoga: Contact Annie : Shambala Meditation Group: Tuesdays at Forest House 6:30 -8:30 PM Info: 250-587-6373 Healthy Choices: Tuesdays at Clearwater Christian Church Basement $2 drop in, for info call Kim 250-674-0224

RaccoonStrong Start: At Raft River Elem. Mon, Tues, Thur. and Fri. from 8:45 - 11:45 AM RaccoonStrong Start: At Vavenby Elem. Wed. from 8:50 - 11:50 AM Parent Child Mother Goose: Monday mornings 10:00 - 11:00 PM. Free program Contact Kerry 250-674-3530 for information Seniors Wells Gray Country Seniors Society: 3rd Sunday Social Meet at Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30 PM Contact: Evelyn Warner 250-674-3688 Evergreen Acres Senior Society: Contact Marion Walker 250-674-0099 Friendly Club: 1st Wednesday Meeting, 3rd Wednesday Music, Last Wednesday Pot Luck. Fridays at 10 AM crafts, coffee house. All at Evergreen Acres Senior’s Hall. Info contact Eleanor Lutz. 250-674-4008 or Shirley Genier 250-674-2706. Carpet Bowling: Mon10 - 12 PM & 1 - 3 PM; Thur. 1 - 3 PM Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 250-674-2699 Entertainment Cribbage: Wed. at Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 PM Clearwater Elks Bingo: Every 2nd Thur. Elks Hall, 5 PM Fun Darts: Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 PM

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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

Clearwater Sports Tournament Program Enrolling your child(ren) into Sports can achieve the following benefits: • provide an opportunity to form friendships, • develop social skills, • increase self-esteem, • provide learning’s around team work and sportsmanship. Sports for children is simply about fun also. Sporting activities can be an outlet for children to burn energy while getting exercise. Studies have shown that children who play sports tend to perform better in school. Why not give your child the opportunity to learn a sport that they may choose to play as an adult. Everyone gets To Play – All Sport Registration A great way to register for the fall and winter sports and activities in our area. September 10, 2013 3pm-6pm To book a table or if you have any questions please contact Melody Romeo, Sports Coordinator at 250-674-8009 or by email at NTP Pounders Second Annual Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament Concession, dunk tank, radar speed test, 50/50 ,& lots of competitive ball. August 30,31, & Sept 1, 2013 Capostinsky Park Contact Jasen Mann at 250-674-8151 Clearwater Secondary School Boys Soccer Tournament All boys teams will compete for top place during this tournament. Date: TBA Clearwater Secondary Soccer Fields

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Midget Rep Hockey Tournament Fast, action packed, full contact hockey. Come out and support our local team. October 12 &13, 2103 To register contact Melody Romeo, Sports Coordinator at 250-674-8009 Event at North Thompson Sportsplex Hoser’s Old-timers Tournament Come out and support our more experienced hockey players. November 2 & 3, 2013 To register a team contact Roger Mayer, Facilities Supervisor at 250-674-2143 North Thompson Sportsplex Sugar and Spice on Ice (Girls Jamboree) All Female hockey Jamboree, ages 5-16. Participants will be placed into teams according to age; players will receive jersey, socks and goodie bag with a low registration fee. November 16 & 17, 2103 To register a female player contact Melody Romeo, Sports Coordinator at 250-674-8009 North Thompson Sportsplex

Clearwater Secondary School Girls & Boys Volleyball Tournament. Bump, set, spike! Male and female teams will face off during this fast pace tournament. Come out and support our local high school students. October 25 & 26, 2013 Clearwater Secondary Men’s Ice Breaker Hockey Tournament Dig out the hockey skates and come out for the first men’s tournament of the season. Great way to start off the hockey season. September 27, 28, & 29, 2013 To register a team contact Roger Mayer, Facilities Supervisor at 250-674-2143 North Thompson Sportsplex

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Clearwater Sports Tournament Program Peewee House Hockey Tournament This tournament is full of good competitive hockey for the peewee division players. November 23 & 24, 2013 North Thompson Sportsplex To register contact Melody Romeo, Sports Coordinator at 250-674-8009

Fun Bonspiel The Wells Gray Curling Club will be hosting a fun bonspiel. All levels of skill are welcome, even if you haven’t curled in years or ever! November 2 & 3, 2013 North Thompson Sportsplex To register contact Gwen Anderson

Midget Recreational Hockey Tournament Teams will hit the ice to playoff for first place. This is sure to be an action packed weekend on the ice. November 27, 28, & 29, 2013 North Thompson Sportsplex To register contact Melody Romeo, Sports Coordinator at 250-674-8009 Peewee Rep Hockey Tournament Contact level hockey at its best, come out and enjoy the game of hockey. December 27, 28. & 29, 2013 To register contact Melody Romeo, Sports Coordinator at 250-674-8009 North Thompson Sportsplex

Men’s Curling Bonspiel To sign up for this all men’s bonspiel all you need is a team of four men, great way to spend the weekend. November 16 & 17, 2013 North Thompson Sportsplex To register your team contact Melody Romeo, Sports Coordinator at 250-674-8009 Love Where You Live Bonspiel January 25 & 26, 2014 North Thompson Sportsplex

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SPORTSPLEX EVENTS September 17 September 20/21/22 To Be Confirmed September 27/28/29 To Be Confirmed October 12/13 To Be Confirmed October 31 November 2/3 November 11 November 16/17 November 23/24 November 27/28/29 December 22 December 24/25/26 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 15/16 March 21 – 23

Open for season Power Skating Clinic Minor Hockey Referees Clinic Men’s Ice Breaker Tournament Minor Hockey Bent Blade Tournament TMidget Rep Hockey Tournament Minor Hockey photos Halloween – Closed at 5:00pm Hosers Oldtimers Tournament/Fun Bonspiel Closed Minor Hockey Girls Jamboree Men’s Bonspiel Peewee House Tourny Midget Rep Tourny Santa Claus Skate 5:00 – 6:30pm Closed Bantam House Tourny Closed Girls tourny Clearwater Hockey Days Minor Hockey Alumni Game Novice Tournament Love Where You Live Bonspiel Midget House Hockey Tournament Atom House Blackhawk’s Hockey Tournament Ladies Bonspiel Figure Skating Carnival PW House Tourny Bantam House Tourny Mens Tourny

DISTRICT HOSTED EVENTS Skate With Santa – annually in December the Sportsplex hosts a Skate with Santa offering free skating, hot dogs and hot chocolate for the entire family. 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 host a great day of celebration and fun at the Dutch Lake Beach Park. First Fish Ceremony – annually as a joint partnership with the Simpcw First Nations and Yellowhead Community Services the District hosts the First Fish Ceremony late in August. 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.

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District of Clearwater Recreation Brochure Fall 2013  
District of Clearwater Recreation Brochure Fall 2013  

Throughout the year the District of Clearwater off ers a great variety of recreation programming: sport and leisure activities for community...