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ACTIVITY GUIDE

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Really great programs get

cancelled because we didn’t know

Spring/Summer 2018

you wanted to take them!

Please register in advance.

Brought to you by the Department of Recreation & Facilities

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Recreation Facility Info Merritt Civic Centre (MCC) 1950 Mamette Ave Merritt BC V1K 1B8 Ph. 250-315-1050 Fx. 250-378-4205 mcc@merritt.ca Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre (NVAC) 2040 Mamette Ave Merritt BC V1K 1B8 Ph. 250-378-6662 Fx. 250-378-3504 nvac@merritt.ca Office Hours: Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (NVMA) Nicola Valley Memorial Arena 2075 Mamette Ave Merritt BC V1K 1B8 Ph. 250-378-4832 or 250-315-1050 Fx. 250-378-6000 nvma@merritt.ca Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Contents

Spring/Summer 2018

Recreation Facility Info ...................................................... 2

Aquatic Events ................................................................ 21

MCC Rentals ..................................................................... 4

Aquatic Programs ............................................................ 22

NVAC Rentals ............................................................... ..... 5

Preschool Lessons - Spring .......................................... 24

NVMA Rentals.................................................................... 5

School Age Lessons - Spring ........................................ 25

Mayors Message ................................................................ 7

Preschool Lessons - Summer ....................................... 26

Community Events ............................................................ 8

School Age Lessons - Summer ..................................... 27

Children’s Programs ....................................................... 13

Lifesaving Leadership .................................................... 28

Specialty Programs ......................................................... 15

Fitness Training ............................................................... 30

Fitness Programs ........................................................... . 16

Aquatic Fitness ............................................................... 31

Special Events ................................................................. 17

Community Directory ...................................................... 32

Birthday Parties................................................................ 18

Civic Facility Information ................................................ 34

Aquatic Admissions ....................................................... 19

Parks, Trails & Amenities ................................................ 35

Pool Usage Schedule ..................................................... 20 Activity Guide Advertising Do you want to effectively and inexpensively advertise your business or organization to over 1000 homes in the Nicola Valley? Why not advertise in the City of Merritt Activity Guide? Rates: $414.00 Full Page $207.00 Half Page $103.50 Quarter Page

$82.90 Banner $51.50 Business Card

For more information on how you can get your business or organization advertised in one of the largest distributed mediums in the valley call... The Merritt Civic Centre at 250.315.1050

Activity Guide Publishing The City of Merritt Activity Guide is published in partnership with the City of Merritt Recreation & Facilities and the Merritt Herald. It is produced and delivered free to the community three times per year. Thanks to all of the organizations and advertisers who have submitted information with the guide! Art Direction: Pinerock Ridge Graphic Art & Design Production: By The Merritt Herald Photography: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Department of Recreation & Facilities, Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart, Diana Lorenz, HPJ Photography All rights reserved. No part of this guide may be reproduced without prior written consent of the Merritt Herald publisher. Copyright 2018 3


MCC Rentals Full Conference Amenities Including: • Stage • Curtains • Sound System • Video Conference Capability • Multi Media Projector • Full Commercial Kitchen Facility

Merritt Civic Centre Location

Entire Auditorium East Auditorium West Auditorium Room 1 Room 2 & 3 Room 4

1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Seating Capacity

520 330 190 25 60 Each (Wall Opens) 30

Contact us for Prices & Availability! Great place for seminars, workshops, conferences, weddings, parties etc. Ph. 250.315.1050 | Fx. 250.378.4205 | mcc@merritt.ca | 4


NVAC Amenities Include: •

6 lanes 25 metre Main Pool

Lazy River & Vortex

Leisure Pool

Tot’s Pool & Water Sprays

2 x Whirl Pools

Sauna

Viewing Deck

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

2040 Mamette Ave Merritt BC V1K 1B8

Fully Equipped Fitness Room CARDIO • Treadmills (2) . Elliptical (1) . Bike (2) . Incumbent bike (1) . Stair Climber (1) • 20 min limit on cardio machines WEIGHT MACHINES • Shoulder press . Hamstring curl . Leg extension . Chest press . Tri/lat pull . Arm curl . Seated row WEIGHTS • Barbells . Plates . Dumbbells MISC EQUIPMENT • BOSU . Stability ball . Medicine balls . Tubing . Mats

Phone: 250.378.6662 | Fx. 250.378.3504 | nvac@merritt.ca | 5


NVMA Amenities Include: • • • • • • •

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

Single Ice Surface Spectator Seating for approx. 1000 New 4 side score clock 4 public dressing rooms Meeting room space Heated mezzanine Concession

2075 Mamette Avenue, Merritt BC V1K 1B8

Home of: • Merritt Centennials • Merritt Minor Hockey Assoc. • Nicola Valley Lacrosse • Nicola Valley Skating Club • City of Merritt Department of Recreation & Facilities

Facility suitable for large conventions or conferences Contact us for Prices & Availability! Ph. 250.378.4832 or 250.315.1050 l Fx. 250.378.6000 l E. nvma@merritt.ca or dzakall@merritt.ca 6


Mayor’s Message We

provide our Recreation Guide three times a year to inform our citizens of the physical, social and educational activities that our Department of Recreation & Facilities and other community organizations offer. We do this to make our citizens aware of all the wonderful opportunities this community has to offer.

We strive to provide our citizens with accessible facilities and inclusive programming that offer clean, safe, healthy and friendly environments to nurture everyone’s self-growth.

It is through leisure activities that individuals connect and create a community. We strive to foster these connections by providing welcoming environments that enable our citizens to create a community we are all proud of.

We’d like to thank our dedicated staff and sponsors for their continued efforts and support in providing our citizens with a variety of affordable activities that encourage all to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

We believe that by working co-operatively, with like-minded community-oriented organizations, we can achieve greater measures of success in delivering the quality of life that Merrittonians come to expect.

Sincerely, Neil L. Menard ~ Mayor, City of Merritt

Please contact our Department of Recreation & Facilities to: • Inquire about our programs and facilities; • Provide us feedback on our services; or • Offer your skills, knowledge and abilities to your community by becoming a program instructor. • Connect you with organizations that offer programs and opportunities that meet your needs.

Claybanks RV Park In The Beautiful Nicola Valley

Claybanks RV Park is a tree filled park situated next to the beautiful Coldwater River and within close proximity to downtown Merritt. The park is open year round, with heated showers/washrooms and electrical hook-ups for all sites. Claybanks has 44 large fully serviced sites, 8 fully winterized sites (winter RV storage space available) and 20 tenting sites with handicap facilities available. The RV Park includes picnic tables at all serviced sites and a free DVD/book lending library. A new recreation building is now available for use by RV Park guests. It has a washroom, sink with hot and cold water, electrical outlets, tables and chairs. Pets are welcome but they must be on leash when in the park. Calling ahead for reservations is encouraged. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Contact us at:

Claybanks RV Park 1300 Voght St., Box 189 Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8

Phone: 250-378-6441 Email: claybanks@merritt.ca Website: www.claybanksrv.ca

Here’s what Folks are Saying about the Claybanks RV Park “Cleanest bathrooms I’ve been to in a campground!” “Great location, right next to Coldwater River. Was a lovely swim in the evening, once the river had some time to soak up the sun! Lovely, helpful people run this place.” By Sam B visited July 2017

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10 11 12 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

17 18 19 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm West Coast Amusement Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Central Pk Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

24 25 26 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

9 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

16 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

23 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

30 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

3 4 5 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

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#ExploreMerritt”

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Having a fun time in Merritt?

Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

27 Ladies Volley Fest . MSS+CMS

Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

20 Movie Night . MCC 6:00 pm

28 Ladies Volley Fest . MSS+CMS

21 Movie Night . MCC 2:00 + 6:00 pm

3rd Annual Made by Hand Market 9:30 am - 3:30 pm . MCC

Family Fun Night 6:00 - 9:00 pm . NVAC Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

CROP Weekend . MCC 9:00 am - 1:00 am

7 Mixed Volley Fest . MSS+CMS

CROP Weekend . MCC 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

Dive-in Movie 6:00 pm . NVAC

6 Mixed Volley Fest . MSS+CMS

April 2018

29 Ladies Volley Fest . MSS+CMS

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15 CROP Weekend . MCC 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

8 Mixed Volley Fest . MSS+CMS

1 Easter Hop 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm . NVAC

Community Events


Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

31 Bike to School/Work Week

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

30 Bike to School/Work Week

29 Bike to School/Work Week

28 Bike to School/Work Week

22 23 24 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

Floor & Table Shuffleboard Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm

National PFD Day NVAC

17 NVIT Grad 11:30 am . MCC

15 16 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

14 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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8 9 10 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

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7 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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CROP Weekend 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

27 Kidz + Adult Tri It Triathlon NVAC

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6 TNRD Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off . MCC

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CROP Weekend 9:00 am - 1:00 am . MCC

CROP Weekend 5:00 pm - 1:00 am . MCC Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

26 Movie Night . MCC 2:00 + 6:00 pm

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25 Movie Night . MCC 6:00 pm

18 Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

Triathlon Early Bird Registration Deadline Ends

11 Family Fun Night 6:00 - 9:00 pm . NVAC

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May 2018

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19 20 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

26 27 28 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

18 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

25 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Floor & Table Shuffleboard Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm

Longest Day of Play NVAC

21 Aboriginal Day . Rotary Pk w/NVCAC . Art in the Park 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

12 23 14 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Floor & Table Shuffleboard Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

MSS Grad Parade 6:00 pm . Rotary Pk - MCC

Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

Otters Swim Meet 8:00 am . NVAC

Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

NVAC closed

30 NV Kennel Club Dog Show . Voght Pk

29 NVAC Closed 5:00 pm

MSS Grad Dance 7:00 pm . MCC

23 MSS Grad Pictures 4:00 pm . Rotary Pk

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National Health + Fitness Day “Get Out, Get Active”

2 Bike to School/Work Week

22 MSS Grad Ceremony 7:00 pm . NVMA

15 Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

Rumoli . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm

Floor & Table Shuffleboard Seniors Ctr . 3:00 pm

11 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

8 Family Fun Night 6:00 - 9:00 pm . NVAC

7 MSS First Nations Grad 5:00 pm . MCC

5 6 Bingo . Seniors Ctr . 1:00 pm Seniors FREE Swim . 9:00 am Bridge . Seniors Ctr . 7:00 pm Carpet Bowl . Seniors Ctr 1:30 pm Court Whist . Seniors Ctr 7:00 pm

4 Stand Tall, Don’t Fall Seniors Ctr 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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1 Bike to School/Work Week

June 2018

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17 Kentucky Alleyne Father’s Day Fishing Derby . 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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3 Bike to School/Work Week

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10 Bass Coast . Music Fest Grounds

Art Walk

26 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirt Sq

Art Walk

19 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirt Sq

Art Walk

12 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirt Sq

Art Walk

Art Walk

9 Bass Coast . Music Fest Grounds

5 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirt Sq

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3 NV Kennel Club Dog Show . Voght Pk

2 NV Kennel Club Dog Show . Voght Pk

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Art Walk

27 BC Ambassadors Pageant 6:00 pm . MCC

Art Walk

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Art Walk

13 Family Fun Night 6:00 - 9:00 pm . NVAC

Art Walk

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28 BC Ambassadors Pageant 6:00 pm . MCC

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7 Bass Coast . Music Fest Grounds

Art Walk

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22 NV Cruisers Car Club Show n Shine 8:00 am - 3:00 pm . Central Pk

Art Walk

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Art Walk

8 Bass Coast . Music Fest Grounds

NV Kennel Club Dog Show . Voght Pk

Otters Swim Meet 8:00 am . NVAC

1 Canada Day Celebrations Rotary Pk

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Courthouse Art Gallery Presents - Art Walk Artists'

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30 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirit Sq

Courthouse Art Gallery Presents - Art Walk Artists'

23 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirit Sq

Courthouse Art Gallery Presents - Art Walk Artists'

16 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirit Sq

Courthouse Art Gallery Presents - Art Walk Artists'

9 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirit Sq

Courthouse Art Gallery Presents - Art Walk Artists'

Rockin River Fest . Music Fest Grounds

2 Music in the Park 6:30 - 8:30 pm . Spirit Sq

Courthouse Art Gallery Presents - Art Walk Artists'

31 Western Day . NVAC

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10 Family Fun Night 6:00 - 9:00 pm . NVAC

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Community Events


Children’s Programs

Parent ‘n’ Tot Exercise Mondays, Apr. 9 – 30. 4 wks 10:00 – 10:45 am . FREE Focus on play! Strap them on or chase them down...join us for this upbeat, parent participating, gross motor class. In this ever-changing class we’ll dance, jump, climb, balance, spin, toss, stretch and laugh our way to flexed muscles and happy hearts. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and to bring water. Sponsored by Success by Six. Instructed by Krista Minar. Active Stories . 3-6 yrs Tuesdays, Apr. 10 – Jun. 12 . 10 wks 6:00 – 6:45 pm . FREE At the public library. Each session is related to a story book, with physical activities based on the storyline. We will work on the development of movement skills, creativity and fun. Parent participation is required. Sponsored by Success by Six. Mini Sports . 2-4 yrs Wednesdays, Apr. 11 – May 2 . 4 wks Wednesdays, May 23 – Jun. 13 . 4wks 3:30 – 4:15 pm . $20 Insure your kids get off on the right foot to keep them active for life. This program teaches the basic movement skills that will allow children to make daily activity a lifelong habit. Skills such as; throwing, running, jumping, kicking and catching.

Kidz in the Kitchen Mother’s Day . Saturday, May 12 1:00 – 2:30 pm . $18 . 5-12 yrs 3:00 – 5:00 pm . $28 . 8-14 yrs Father’s Day . Saturday, Jun. 16 1:00 – 2:30 pm . $18 . 5-12 yrs 3:00 – 5:00 pm . $28 . 8-14 yrs Make some yummy gift ideas for your favorite people or all for yourself, whatever you decide, come out and enjoy baking with friends and take some treats home! Instructed by Darcy Smith (Fanci Shmanci Cakes) Babysitter’s Course . 11+ yrs Wednesday, July 4 9:00 am – 4:00 pm . $50 Basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. Instructed by Alix Legouffe Parent ‘n’ Tot Art Thursdays, May 24 – Jun. 14 . 4 wks 10:00 – 11:00 am . $20 Are you ready to get creative and have some fun with your little one? Come join us for this exciting new program and learn to get messy with your tot, while they learn some fine motor skills and explore their art talents! Instructed by Vicky Paton

Art Attack . 6-9 yrs Tuesdays, Apr. 10 – May 1 . 4 wks Thursday, Apr. 12 – May 3 . 4 wks Tuesdays, May 22 – Jun.12 . 4 wks Thursdays, May 24 – Jun. 14 . 4 wks 3:15 – 5:00 pm . $40 Come join us and you’ll be walked through various painting techniques on various mediums. This is a beginner program and perfect for those creative young souls. Prepared to be amazed at your own skills! Instructed by Vicky Paton 13


Children’s Programs

Spring Break Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday - Friday, Mar. 19 – Mar. 23 . 5 days 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . $150/wk or $32/day **please register in advance**.. During this week long camp, your child will be participating in various dry land sports, aquatic sports, free play and field trips! After attending our camp, your kids won’t be complaining about being bored! This flexible camp allows you to register for 1 day, or up to all 5. Sign up early as spaces are limited! Summer Camp . 7-12 yrs Tuesday, Jul. 3 - Friday, Aug. 31 . 9 wks 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . $125/wk or $30/day **please register in advance**.. During this week long camp, your child will be participating in various dry land sports, aquatic sports, free play and field trips! After attending our camp, your kids won’t be complaining about being bored! This flexible camp allows you to register for 1 day, or up to all 5. Sign up early as spaces are limited!

Learn to Fish . 5-12 yrs w/accompanying adult Saturday, May 26 Saturday, Jun. 23 10:30 am - 12:30 pm . FREE In this 2 hour session, join the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and learn the basics of fishing including: fish identification, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing. Rain or shine, Rapala rods provided. Parent participation required. Registration required.  Location: Monck Lake Provincial Park (Nicola Lake) Participants to meet at the Day Use Area, maximum of 25 youth registered per session.

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Specialty + K9 Programs

Art Workshops . 16+ yrs Saturday, Apr. 21 - Acrylic Saturday, May 26 - Water Colour Saturday, Jun. 9 – Pencil + Charcoal 10:00 am – 2:00 pm . $50 During these workshops we’ll improve our techniques and really build on our creativity with more challenging pieces and projects. (all supplies included) Instructed by Vicky Paton Ladies Paint-In . 19+ yrs Saturday, Apr. 14 Saturday, May 5 Saturday, Jun. 2 10:00 am – 2:00 pm . $50 Join me for a different twist on the typical “paint night” you may have heard about. These sessions are more intuitive and allow you to explore your own creative expression and show your unique visual interpretations. It’s more about who you are and not what the painting looks like. (all supplies included) Instructed by Vicky Paton Valley Scrapbooking Apr. 13 – 15 & May 25 – 27 Crop Room Hours: Friday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am, Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration $30 What is a crop you ask? It is the scrapbooking word for a weekend retreat. Vendors will offer spotlight classes on new product lines and techniques. The fee covers the full weekend, your own 8-foot table, snacks, coffee, tea and water. There will be gift bags on each table and chances to win door prizes. Stash Buster Quilting Weekends May 25 – 27 & Jul. 13 - 15 Quilt Room Hours: Friday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am, Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration $25 A Unique Quilting Experience Join a creative group of quilters to share ideas, tips, knowledge, and inspiration. There will be a swap table so bring fabrics to share. Enjoy the quilt shop, lots of quilts, friends, food and sew much more!

Puppy Obedience . under 1 yr Mondays, Apr. 9 – Jun. 4 . 8 wks 5:00 – 6:00 pm . $50 Dog Obedience . over 1 yr Mondays, Apr. 9 – Jun. 4 . 8 wks 6:30 – 7:30 pm . $50 Learn how to communicate clearly with your dog! Clicker training is a positive and effective method to get the behaviors you want while making training fun for both you and your canine companion. WIN WIN! (no class May 21) Instructed by Sylvia Currie K9 Nose Work . 16+ yrs Wednesdays, Apr. 11 – May 30 . 6 wks (No class May 9 &16) Intro to Odour 5:00 – 6:30 pm . $120 Introducing dogs to their first target odour (birch oil). For dogs that have completed Advanced and Advanced II classes. Trial Prep 2 7:00 – 8:30 pm . $120 Adding more target odours and working on advanced trial skills. Instructed by Shauna Moore Rowdy Rovers: Help for your reactive dog Thursday, May 3 5:30 – 7:30 pm . $10 Does your dog’s reaction to other dogs or people concern you? Do you wonder why your sweet, calm couch potato becomes anxious or unruly in certain environments? In this seminar we will explore: • what’s behind that lunging, barking and growling • how to identify problem behaviour and prevent it from occurring, and • ways to HELP your dog to cope in the world Sylvia Currie, MA, BEd, is a Certified Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructor with a special interest in helping humans understand their dogs. She is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and serves on the education committee for the Pet Professional Guild, an international organization and accreditation board promoting force-free 15


Fitness Programs

Begin to Run . 16+ yrs Tuesdays, Jul. 24 – Sept. 25 . 10 wks 5:45 – 7:00 pm . $80 (cost includes Merritt Country Run registration and t-shirt) Merritt Civic Centre, room 4 You’ve always wanted to run but don’t know where to start. The Begin to Run program will teach you all you need to know about running in all kinds of weather, motivation, nutrition, goal setting, injury prevention, pacing and much more. Each class starts with a 20-30 minute group seminar followed by a group run. The goal is to run 5K in 10 weeks in order to participate in the 9th Annual Merritt Country Run Saturday, Sept. 29. Instructed by Stacey Krajci Core Fit . 14+ yrs Tuesdays, Apr. 10 – May 8 . 5 wks Thursdays, Apr. 12 – May 10 . 5 wks Tuesdays, May 15 – Jun. 12 . 5 wks Thursdays, May 17 – Jun. 14 . 5 wks 12:10 – 12:55 pm . $20 per session or $5 drop-in Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles. Instructed by Krista Minar Vinyasa Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, Apr. 16 – Jun. 18 . 9 wks 5:30 – 6:45 pm . $81 Vinyasa is a creative, flowing yoga experience. Based on the Sun Salutation, we move and stretch the whole body, while exploring the integration of mind, body and spirit. Suitable for all fitness levels. (no class May 21) Instructed by Trish Davey Power Vinyasa Yoga . 14+ yrs Wednesdays, Apr. 18 – Jun. 20 . 10 wks 5:30 – 6:45 pm . $90 A fluid moving yoga class designed to increase your strength, stamina, and flexibility. Enjoy the benefits of yoga and a great workout while creating a better relationship with your body and your mind! Instructed by Trish Davey 16

Yin Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, Apr. 16 – Jun. 18 . 9 wks 7:00 – 8:00 pm . $67.50 Physically and mentally, Yin Yoga is a completely different system of yoga. Targeting the hard tissue of body, rather than the muscles, we can greatly increase flexibility and mobility, improving the health of the connective tissue. (no class May 21) Instructed by Trish Davey Belly Dance . 16+ yrs Sundays, Apr. 8 - 29 . 4 wks Sundays, May 27 – Jun. 24 . 4 wks 3:30 – 4:30 pm . $44 Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a modern Western form of dance created by fusing American Tribal Style belly dance and American Cabaret belly dance. Tribal Fusion also uses elements from Popping, Hip Hop and Liquid and borrows from Traditional forms such as Flamenco, Kathak, Odissi and other folkloric dance styles. (no class May 17). Instructed by Tammy Morrison Gymnastics Instructor Level 1 Training Friday, Jul. 6 . 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm . $84 Saturday, Jul. 7 . 9:00 am – 5:30 pm . $84 Sunday, Jul. 8 . 9:00 am – 5:00 pm . $84 additional Gym BC registration of $25 Register @ gymbc.org/calendar/July, for all 3 courses. For help or additional info contact fpeat@merritt.ca. REQUIREMENTS NO previous experience necessary (but could benefit) Must be 15 years old by the day of the course Have a desire to work with children and help them have fun while learning basic gymnastics skillsTRAINING – 3 courses usually held over 1 weekend Attend 8 hour course called Foundations Introduction Attend 4 hour Theory Course Attend 8 hour Artistic Gymnastics Course ***Course fees may vary depending on circumstances or available grants***


Special Events

MOVIE NIGHTS Big Screen, Big Sound Experience Relax and enjoy a movie on our 11’ x 19’ movie screen. Admission $5 Concession $1 Movie Dates: Friday, Apr. 20 . 6:00 pm Saturday Apr. 21 . 2:00 + 6:00 pm Friday, May 25 . 6:00 pm Saturday, May 26 . 2:00 + 6:00 pm Movie Titles - TBA, for more info call the Civic Centre at 250-315-1050 Community Yard Sale Saturday, Mar. 10 8:00 am – 1:00 pm . $5/table Is your garage, shed or closets starting to burst…bring all your “treasures” to the Civic Centre and join others, under one roof for the annual GIANT COMMUNITY YARD SALE! Easter Extravaganza Friday, Mar. 30 10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Rotary Park . FREE Features: EASTER BUNNY, egg hunt, Starbucks, games, face painting, music & more... all for FREE!! Hosted by: The Girl Guides of Canada, Sponsored by: City of Merritt and Success by Six.

Canada Day Sunday, Jul. 1 @ Rotary Park Events through-out the day: Games . Vendors . Demos . Displays . Smart Step . Fire Dept Speeches . Canada Day Cake . Art in the Park . Nicola Valley Community Band . Q101 Games in the Park . Movie in the Park . Fireworks

Music in the Park Thursdays, Jul. + Aug. 6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Spirit Square . FREE Enjoy a night out, in the beautiful Merritt summer nights with a B.C. Band playing your favorite tunes! Check our www.tourismmerritt.com for all the latest band updates.

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Fall in love with fishing in Merritt BC!

Bike to Work Week Monday, May 28 – Sunday Jun. 3 Bike to Work’s mandate is to encourage and promote the use of the bicycle as transportation to work. For more information on our mission, goals and principles, visit the “about us” section at www.biketowork.ca

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at MCC Fun Express Train Station Bouncy Party . $125

The Fun Express Train Station is the latest and greatest party option the Civic Centre has to offer! Round up 11 of your closest friends and have the best party of the year! Party includes: Recreation leader, 12 kids & 2 hour gym/bounce time (2-8 yrs)

Princess Tea Party .

$100 Pull out your favorite princess dress and enjoy an afternoon tea party with all your besties!! Learn how to walk, talk, drink, and eat like a princess! We’ll prepare all the games, crafts and the Princess Punch; you just bring the food. Party Includes: Recreation Leader, 10 kids and 1.5 hours. (410 yrs)

Superhero Party . $100 Gear up in your favorite superhero costume and join us for an afternoon adventure with all your best buddies!! We’ll test your accuracy in our obstacle course, your speed at slinging webs and how much kryptonite you can crush! We’ll prepare all the games, adventures and art projects; you just bring the food. Party Includes: Recreation Leader, 10 kids and 1.5 hours. (410 yrs)

Birthday Parties at N VAC Themed Pool Parties . $175

Party will include 2 hours with an energetic Aquatic Leader, fun, games and memories to last a lifetime. Admission for 10 children Pool Activities organized by us Pizza Beverages Piñata Goodie bags Fully decorated to your choice of theme Theme options include: Western, Hawaiian, Disco, Frozen, Pirate, Dinosaurs! Book your party at least 1 week in advance to save your spot! Please inquire regarding parties requesting 10 or more children as additional fees apply.

Book early to avoid disappointment! All bookings subject to room availability.

www.merritt.ca 250-378-6662 or 250-315-1050 18


Aquatic Admissions

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Facilites • • • • • • •

6 Lane - 25 Meter Main Pool Lazy River/Vortex Tots Pool & Water Sprays 2 Hot Tubs Dry Sauna Viewing Deck Fully Equipped Fitness Room

Within Arm’s Reach Children 6yrs and under must remain within arm’s reach of a parent or adult caregiver at all times. A responsible adult or caregiver must be 16yrs or older in the water in order to supervise up to 3 children under the age of 7 regardless of swimming ability. Lion’s Den Fitness Room Policy - 16+ years • Patrons 15 years & under, please see the supervisor on duty for additional options. • Clean Indoor running shoes that cover the entire foot must be worn at all times. • For health & safety reasons all other footwear (sandals, crocs, flip flops, work boots, dress shoes) are not permitted. • Shirts or upper body athletic wear must be worn at all times. • Jeans are not permitted. • Bags, back packs, outside shoes, and all other personal items are not permitted in the fitness room. • Lockers are located in the change room for this purpose, cost 50 cents.

NVACHours Regular of Operation NVAC Regular of Hours Operation

NVAC Regular Operation Monday Tuesday Hours WednesdayofThursday Friday

Area

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Area

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Monday

Tuesday

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Saturday Saturday

Main & Main & 10:00am-4:00pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 10:00am-5:00pm Leisure Pool 10:00am-4:00pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 10:00am-5:00pm Leisure Pool Fitness Fitness 10:00am-4:00pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-4:00pm Room Room

Annual Maintenance Shutdown will begin Saturday September 1st

Annual Maintenance Shutdown will begin Saturday 1st Month Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ThursdaySeptember Friday Saturday

Aug/Sept Month Aug/Sept September

September

Sunday 26 26

Monday 27 27

10:00am-4:00pm 6:00am-8:30pm

Tuesday 28 Wednesday29 28 6:00am-8:30pm 29

6:00am-8:30pm

Thursday 30 30

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Admission Fees

Fitness Room Only will reopen Monday September 10th - 7am - 7pm

Admission Fees Admission Fees by Category

Tot (0-2 yrs) Child (3-12 yrs) Youth (13-18 yrs) Adult (19-59 yrs) Senior (60+) Student Lions Den Fitness Room Family 1st Person Family Additional Family

Drop In $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Free 2.40 3.00 4.00 3.00 3.20 3.00 3.00 2.20 n/a

10 Punch Card n/a $ 21.60 $ 27.00 $ 36.00 $ 27.00 $ 28.80 $ 27.00 n/a n/a n/a

Monthly $ $ $ $ $ $

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n/a 25.90 32.40 43.20 32.40 34.60 32.40 n/a n/a 140.00

6 Month $ $ $ $ $ $

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n/a 142.50 178.20 237.60 178.20 190.10 178.20 n/a n/a 570.00

Annual n/a $ 259.20 $ 324.00 $ 432.00 $ 324.00 $ 345.00 $ 324.00 n/a n/a $ 900.00

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Code of Conduct

The NVAC is a busy, client focused, welcoming and inclusive Community Recreational Facility. To ensure the highest level of enjoyment for all, the NVAC requests that all of our clients from spectators to active users and our staff conduct themselves in a manner that creates a friendly, positive environment for recreational, sport and social activities in our facility. It is expected that all clients, spectators and staff: • Act with courtesy and integrity while respecting the rights, welfare and dignity of others. • Act in a safe and responsible manner regarding themselves and others • Treat all other clients, spectators and staff with respect Participants engaging in inappropriate behaviour may have their privileges revoked. 19


NVAC Spring 2018 Schedule NVAC Spring 2018 Schedule Time

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wedneday

Thursday

Friday

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club 6:30-7:30am Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Aqua Joggers 6:15-7:00am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club 6:30-7:30am Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am Early Bird 8:00-8:45am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Aqua Boot Camp 6:15-7:00am

6:00am - 9:00am

9:00am-6:00pm

Open Open 10:00am-4:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am - 4:00pm

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Swim Lessons Intro to Synchro 3:30pm-4:30pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

6:00pm-8:30pm

Swim Lessons Success By 6 10:00am-12:00pm Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Adapted Aquatics Swim Lessons Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Seniors Free Swim 9:00-10:00am Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Swim Lessons Junior Lifeguard Club 3:30-4:30pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Lessons Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Adapted Aquatics Swim Lessons Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Aqua Boot Camp 7:30-8:15pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm Water Polo 7:30-9:00pm

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Craft N Splash 12:30-2:30pm

Saturday

Open 10:00am-5:00pm

NVAC Summer 2018 Schedule Time

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Lane swim only

6:00am - 9:00am

Lane swim only

Lane swim only

Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

6:00 - 7:00am Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

6:00 - 7:00am Aqua Joggers 6:15-7:00am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

Swim Lessons Stretch & Stability 11-11:45am Aqua Fit 12-12:45pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Lessons Success By 6 10am-12pm Craft N Splash 10:30-12:30pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Lessons Craft N Splash 10:30-12:30pm Stretch & Stability 11-11:45am Aqua Fit 12-12:45pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am

9:00am-6:00pm

6-8:30pm

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Open 10:00am-4:00pm

6:00 - 7:00am Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am Aqua Fit 8:00-8:45am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club 8:00-9:00am

Swim Lessons Craft N Splash 10:30-12:30pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Lessons Stretch & Stability 11-11:45am Aqua Fit 12-12:45pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Lane swim only

Open 10:00am-5:00pm


Aquatic Events

Family Fun Nights Friday, Mar 9 Friday, Apr 13 Friday, May 11 Friday, Jun 8 Friday, Jul 13 Friday, Aug 10 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm . All Ages – Regular Admission Come down to the Aquatic Centre for a fun filled family evening, this event will run the 2nd Friday of the Month! Games, activities and concession items will be available. Free Teen Night . 13-18 yrs Thursday, Mar 22 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm . Free Admission Come and Hang out with all your friends! Teen nights are sponsored events for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and much more. Free Pre-Teen Night . 7-12yrs Friday, Mar 23 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm . Free Admission Pre-Teen nights are sponsored events for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and much more. Easter Hop . All Ages Sunday, Apr 1 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm . Regular Admission Come down and hop around with the Easter Bunny and help find all the eggs! Dive-in Movie . All Ages Friday, Apr 6 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm . Regular Admission Relax at the Aquatic Centre, look up and watch the big screen, where the movie will be seen. Concession items will be available for $1 each, pizza, popcorn & pop. National Lifejacket Day . All Ages Thursday, May 17 Regular Admission Each year on the Thursday before Victoria Day the Canadian Red Cross celebrates National Lifejacket Day. Start the summer season off right learning about lifejacket safety! Remember safe boating and proper water safety leads to wonderful memories for all!

Kidz Tri It & Adult Tri it Triathlon . All Ages Sunday, May 27 . 1 day Swim, Bike, Run Kidz Tri It! Triathlons are non-competitive, safe events designed for 3 to 14 year olds. We promote and celebrate participation in three fun lifestyle sports. Kidz tri it! $15 Early bird registration ends May 11 Registration after May 11 $30 Youth and Adults have you always wanted to try a triathlon? Here is your opportunity! Youth 14+ & Adults Tri it Super Sprint Distances! $25 Early bird registration ends May 11. Registration after May 11 $50. Water Safety Awareness Week . All Ages Jun. 4 - 10 - Regular Admission Come to the pool and learn more about how to be safe in and around the water during Water Safety Awareness Week! There will be a variety of fun activities for all ages! June 21st is the Longest day of Play Thursday, Jun. 21 . 1 day Celebrate the Longest Day of Play at the Aquatic Centre! We will have a fun leader in the water playing your favorite water games! Otters Swim Meet Jun 30 & July 1 Come out and cheer on your local Merritt Otters Swim Club at their annual swim meet. The Aquatic Centre will be closed for public swimming on these dates. Please note we will be closing early on Friday June 29 to accommodate the set up for the meet. National Drowning Prevention Week Jul. 16 – 22 . - Regular Admission Every year the Lifesaving Society promotes National Drowning Prevention Week a public education and drowning prevention initiative with the goal of reducing the number of water related fatalities and near drowning incidents through the promotion of key water safety messages. Come down to the Aquatic Centre to learn Annual Shutdown Begins Saturday, Sep. 1 Please note that the entire facility will be closed Sep 3– Sep 9, the fitness room only will re-open Sep. 10th. Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm. 21


Aquatic Programs

Success by Six Tuesdays . Ongoing 10:00am – 12:00 pm . Free Come and swim for free with your child. This program is intended for caregivers and children 6 years and under to come for a fun and free swim at the Aquatic Centre. Sponsored by Success by Six Craft & Splash Tots . 3-6 yrs Tuesday to Thursday, Mar. 20 – Mar. 29 . 2 wks 10:30 am - 12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk * please note there will be no day of registration.* Friday, Apr. 6 – Jun. 22. 12 wks 12:30 pm –2:30 pm . $12.75 * please register in advance. * Tuesday to Thursday, Jul. 3 – Aug. 30 . 9 wks 10:30 am – 12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk * please register in advance * Drop your child off for a morning of creative fun! Your child will make a craft and have a splash in the pool with one of our energetic aquatic leaders. Please send your child with a snack, water bottle, and towel; dressed ready to go in their swimsuit. Sign up early as spaces are limited!

Spring Break Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday - Friday, Mar. 19 – Mar. 23 . 5 days 8:30 am- 4:00 pm . $150.00 or $32.00/day During this week long camp, your child will be participating in various dry land sports, aquatic sports, free play and field trips! After attending our camp, your kids won’t be complaining about being bored! This flexible camp allows you to register for 1 day or up to all 5. Sign up early as spaces are limited!! Intro to Synchro . 7 -14 yrs & swim 25 meters Mondays, Apr. 9 – Jun. 18 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm . $50 – 10 weeks No Class Apr. May 21 Learn the basics of synchronized swimming! Junior Lifeguard Club . 7 -14 yrs & swim 25 meters Wednesdays, Apr. 4 – Jun. 20 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm . $60 – 12 weeks Learn the basics of lifeguarding in a fun atmosphere

Volunteers make a difference - Gain skills, make friends, and stay active & healthy! Getting involved as a volunteer provides unique benefits to each individual. For some people it is building a stronger community, gaining career experiences, meeting new people, or trying a new activity. Volunteers come from all walks of life, age groups, cultures, abilities & backgrounds. Ask us about our Volunteer Club for Youth! 22


Aquatic Programs Page 33 Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices Page 33 5 7 30 min $20.25 $28.65 45 min $22.75 Lesson $32.15 Red Cross Swim Prices 1 hr $30.15 $42.50 5 7 30 min $20.25 $28.65 45 min $22.75 $32.15 1 hr Cross $30.15 $42.50 Red Swim Lessons

8 $32.60 $36.50 $48.40 8 $32.60 $36.50 $48.40

Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices

9 $36.55 $41.15 $54.40 9 $36.55 $41.15 $54.40

10 $40.50 $45.50 $60.30 10 $40.50 $45.50 $60.30

Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle classes are Parent participation. Progression is based on age.

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Red Cross Swim Kids classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level requirements.

Sea Otter – Whale classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level requirements.

Red CrossLesson Swim Kids classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level Swim Transitions Swim Lesson Transitions requirements.

Starfish Duck Swim Sea Lesson Turtle Transitions Complete or Incomplete Sea Otter Level 1 Starfish Salamander Duck Sunfish Incomplete Level 1 Sea Turtle Complete or Incomplete Sunfish Complete Level 2 Sea Otter Level Crocodile Incomplete Level12 Salamander Crocodile Complete Level 3 Sunfish Incomplete Level Whale Incomplete Level13 Sunfish Complete Level Whale Complete Level24 Crocodile Incomplete Level 2 When your child is five years old, he or she can move to the Red Cross Swim Kids program or remain in Crocodile Completeif you prefer to stay with Level Red Cross Swim Preschool until all levels are completed smaller3class sizes. When your child is five years old, he or she can move to the Red Cross Swim Kids By age seven, your child should be registered in Red Cross Swim Kids. Whale Incomplete Level 3 Please note there no classes or August 6th. Preschool until all levels are completed if you program or are remain in May Red21st Cross Swim Whale Complete Level 4 23 prefer to stay with smaller class sizes. By age seven, your child should be registered in


Preschool Lessons~Spring

Class

Description

Mon-Fri Mar. 19 - 23

Mon-Thur Mar. 26 - 29

Mon/Wed Apr. 4-25

Tues/Thur Apr. 3 - 26

Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Apr.30 - May 23 May. 1 - 24

Mon/Wed May. 28 - Jun. 20

Tues/Thur May. 29 - Jun. 21

Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M 5 lesson set 4 lesson set 7 Lesson set 8 Lesson set 7 Lesson set 8 Lesson set 8 lesson set 8 lesson set Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

9:30-10:00am 3:30-4:00pm

9:30-10:00am 4:30-5:00pm

Duck - Age: 13M – 24M Parent participation is required and progression is based on age. Sea Turtle - Age: 25M – 36M

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age. Sea Otter – Age: 3-6Y Front & Back floats & glides & 1 metre swim with help Salamander – Age 3-6Y Front & back floats & swims, rollover swims, & 2 metre swim

4:30-5:00pm

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

4:00-4:30pm

10:30-11:00am

4:00-4:30pm

10:30-11:00am

4:00-4:30pm

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

4:00-4:30pm

10:30-11:00am

4:00-4:30pm

10:30-11:00am

4:00-4:30pm

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

11:00-11:30am 4:30-5:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

11:00-11:30am

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

11:00-11:30am 4:30-5:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

11:00-11:30am

Sunfish – Age: 3-6Y Front, back, roll-over, & side swims, deep water activities & 5 metre swim. Crocodile – Age: 3-6Y Front, back, & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 10 metre swim. Whale – Age: 3-6Y 10 metre front, back & side swims & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 15 metre swim. 24


School Age Lessons~Spring Description/Level

Mon-Fri Mon-Thur Mon/Wed Mar. 19 - 23 Mar. 26 - 29 Apr. 4-25

Level 1 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic back crawl & 5 metre swim

5 lesson set 4 lesson set 7 Lesson set 8 Lesson set 7 Lesson set 8 Lesson set 8 lesson set 8 lesson set

Level 2 – Age: 5-14Y Side swim & basic front crawl, deep water activities & 10 metre swim Level 3 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic front crawl & 15 metre swim. Level 4 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre back swim, 10 metre front swim & 25 metre swim. Level 5 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre front & back crawl, whip kick on back, & 50 metre swim. Level 6 – Age: 5-14Y 25 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre elementary backstroke, & 75 metre swim. Level 7 – Age: 5-14Y 50 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre elementary backstroke, whip kick on front & 150 metre swim. Level 8 – Age: 5-14Y 75 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre breaststroke, & 300 metre swim. Level 9 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre breaststroke & side stroke & 400 metre swim. Level 10 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 50 metre elementary backstroke, breaststroke, & side stroke & 500 metre swim.

Tues/Thur Apr. 3 - 26

Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Apr.30- May 23 May. 1 - 24

Mon/Wed May. 28- Jun. 20

Tues/Thur May. 29 - Jun. 21

10:30-11:00am 11:00-11:30am

10:30-11:00am 11:00-11:30am

3:30-4:00pm

4:00-4:30pm

3:30-4:00pm

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

4:30-5:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

4:30-5:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

4:00-4:30pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:00-4:30pm

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

4:00-4:30pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:00-4:30pm

11:00-11:45am

11:00-11:45am

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-:5:45pm

5:00-5:45pm

11:00-11:45am

11:00-11:45am

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-5:45pm

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

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Preschool Lessons~Summer Class

Description

Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Jul.Jul. 2 - 212- 13

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Jul.Jul. 16 -1626- 27

Mon-Fri Jul. 30 - Aug 10

Mon-Fri Aug. 13 - 24

Mon-Fri Aug. 27 - 31

10 lesson set

10 lesson set

9 lesson set

10 lesson set

5 lesson set

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age. Duck - Age: 13M – 24M Parent participation is required and progression is based on age. Sea Turtle Sea Turtle --Age: Age:25M 25M––36M 36M

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

Sea Otter Otter –– Age: Age:3-6Y 3-6Y Front & Back floats & glides & 1 metre swim with help Salamander – Age 3-6Y Front & back floats & swims, rollover swims, & 2 metre swim

10:00-10:30am

10:30-11:00am

9:00-9:30am

10:30-11:00am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

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Sunfish – Age: 3-6Y Front, back, roll-over, & side swims, deep water activities & 5 metre swim. Crocodile – Age: 3-6Y Front, back, & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 10 metre swim. Whale – Age: 3-6Y 10 metre front, back & side swims & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 15 metre swim. 26


School Age Lessons~Summer Description/Level

Mon-Fri Jul. 2 - 13

10 lesson set Level 1 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic back crawl 10:30-11:00am 11:00-11:30am & 5 metre swim

Level 2 – Age: 5-14Y Side swim & basic front crawl, deep water activities & 10 metre swim Level 3 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic front crawl & 15 metre swim. Level 4 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre back swim, 10 metre front swim & 25 metre swim. Level 5 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre front & back crawl, whip kick on back, & 50 metre swim. Level 6 – Age: 5-14Y 25 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre elementary backstroke, & 75 metre swim. Level 7 – Age: 5-14Y 50 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre elementary backstroke, whip kick on front & 150 metre swim. Level 8 – Age: 5-14Y 75 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre breaststroke, & 300 metre swim. Level 9 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre breaststroke & side stroke & 400 metre swim.

Mon-Fri Jul. 16 - 27

Mon-Fri Jul. 30 - Aug 10

Mon-Fri Aug. 13 - 24

Mon-Fri Aug. 27 - 31

10 lesson set

9 lesson set

10 lesson set

5 lesson set

9:45-10:15am 10:00-10:30am

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Level 10 – Age: 5-14Y

100 metre front & back crawl, 50 metre elementary backstroke, breaststroke, & side stroke & 500 metre swim.

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Lifesaving Leadership Programs

Bronze Medallion 13 yrs by last day of course if candidate does not have Bronze Star. Monday - Wednesday, Mar. 19 - 21 . 3 days 9:00 am - 5:30 pm . $205 Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education - judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods, and tows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion includes the CPR-A certification. 100% attendance is required. Bronze Cross Proof of Bronze Medallion Wednesday - Friday, Mar. 21 - 23. 3 days 9:00 am - 5:30 pm . $165 Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities. Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills. Bronze Cross includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the pre-requisite awards for all advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership training programs. 100% attendance is required. Bronze Cross is worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits. Bronze Lifesaving Camp Combination . 13 yrs Monday – Friday , Mar. 19 - 23 . 5 days 9:00 am - 5:30 pm . $345 This Bronze Lifesaving Camp combines the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross course into one action packed program. (13 yrs of age by the last day of the course if candidates do not have Bronze Star) 100% attendance is required. This course is also worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Sunday, Mar. 11 . 1 day 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm . $125 Please bring your original certificate. 100% attendance is required. 28

National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Friday, Jul. 6 . 1 day 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm . $125 Please bring your original certificate. 100% attendance is required. National Lifeguard (NL) . 16 yrs, Bronze Cross & SFA Sunday Aug. 26 – 31 Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm . $395 Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm . Pre-requisites: SFA valid within two years, Bronze Cross and must be 16 years by the last day of the course. The National Lifeguard Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments. 100% attendance is required. National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Friday, Aug. 31 . 1 day 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm . $125 Please bring your original certificate. 100% attendance is required

Interested in Becoming A Lifeguard? Interested In Becoming a Lifeguard Bronze Star (8 yrs & swim 25 metres) Bronze Medallion (Pre-requisite - 13 yrs or Bronze Star)

Bronze Cross (Pre-requisite Bronze Medallion) Standard First Aid - 15 yrs National Lifeguard (Pre-requisite Bronze Cross & 16yrs)

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) 15 yrs & level 10 Strokes


Red Cross Leadership Programs

Water Safety Instructor Recert (WSIR) . Thursday, Jul. 5 . 1 day 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm . $125. Please bring your original certificate. Strokes Must be at a level 10 to complete. 100% attendance is required

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Aquatic Fitness Training

Interested in Becoming an Aqua Fit Instructor?

Cala Vertical Water Training . 16 yrs Saturday, Apr. 7 . 1 day 8:00 am - 5:00 pm . $262.50 This comprehensive course includes the essential tools necessary to design and lead safe, effective, holistic water based group classes and one to one sessions geared to a variety of people with a diversity of health conditions from healthy to post rehabilitation. The pre-requisite course content meets the needs of experienced fitness leaders as well as lifeguards, health care providers, personal trainers, coaches, participants and aspiring leaders; and exceeds the Provincial and Federal Guidelines and Standards. This course is a BCRPA approved course, and is recognized and accredited by YMCA and YWCA facilities, various provincial and national fitness organizations (canfitpro, CPTN, CFES, NSFLA, SPRA, AFLCA) and Canadian Universities and Colleges. Please note this is normally 20-24 hour course, pre-study is required for this intensive VWT. Register prior to April 7th to allow time to prepare.

Cala Group Aqua Fitness . 16 yrs Friday - Saturday, May. 4 – 6 . 3 days 5:00 - 9:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm . $294 The next step is the Group Aqua Fitness course which includes the essential tools necessary to design and lead safe, effective, holistic aqua fitness classes and programs. The course content meets the needs of experienced aqua fitness leaders as well as lifeguards, aerobics instructors, personal trainers, coaches, participants and aspiring leaders; and exceeds the Provincial and Federal Guidelines and Standards. This course is a BCRPA approved course, and is recognized by selected YMCA and YWCA facilities and Canadian Universities and Colleges. The course is accredited by many other international, national and provincial fitness organizations. Adding Group Aqua Fitness to the learning experience provides the opportunity for aspiring aqua fitness leaders and participants to expand their knowledge about fitness theory related to water. Anatomy and physiology is presented in an applied manner with respect to exercising in water. Group Aqua Fitness provides increased opportunity to practice and fine tune leadership skills to gain confidence in preparation for the certification process 30

Cala Workshops . 16 yrs Sunday, May 6 8:00 am -12:00 pm & 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm $94.50 for 1, or $168 for 2 Saturday am – Aqua Cardio Combat – Core Fusion with Bridging & Linking Saturday pm – Oh My Aching Body – Strengthening, Range of Motion & Class Plan Strategies

To register for Cala Courses Contact Cala at www.calainc.org, or 1-888-751-9823 or email completed registration form cala_aqua@mac.com


Aquatic Fitness Programs Stretch & Stability . 16 yrs Monday, Wednesday & Friday . Ongoing 11:00 am – 11:45 am . Regular Admission Tuesday & Thursday . Ongoing 7:00 am – 7:45 am . Regular Admission Want to increase your muscular strength, balance, stretch and flexibility? This class will build on maintaining proper form by keeping a well-aligned spine and stable core. Noon Hour Aqua Fit . 16 yrs Monday – Friday . Ongoing 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm . Regular Admission This class combines running, interval training and a variety of exercises designed to decrease body fat, increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve strength, and help people get into a routine of regular exercise. Early Bird Aqua Fit . 16 yrs Thursday . Ongoing 8:00 am – 8:45 am . Regular Admission Get your day started off with this class combines running, interval training and a variety of exercises designed to decrease body fat, increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve strength, and help people get into a routine of regular exercise. Evening Aqua Fit . 16 yrs Tuesday & Thursday . Ongoing 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm . Regular Admission This ‘Aqua Boot Camp’ style pushes people to work at a higher intensity than they would if exercising alone. Explore explosive powerful movement combinations, experience moves designed to increase muscular strength and endurance while also learning how to effectively incorporate short intervals of propulsion and power to build a boot camp class. Adult Fitness Room Orientation . 16+ yrs Thursday, Apr. 19 5:00 - 7:00 pm . $30 Want to get started working out, not sure where to start sign up for the adult fitness room orientation. Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 2, maximum 4 registrants

Monday

Aqua Joggers . 16 yrs Mondays . Ongoing 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm . Regular Admission Wednesdays . Ongoing 6:15 am – 7:00 am . Regular Admission Need a change in your routine? Tired of running on a treadmill? Your joints sore from too much impact? Try Aqua Jogging! Great cardio workout, the water provides extra resistance with no impact! Come give it a try! This is an excellent program for triathlon athletes. Aqua Board Boot Camp Wednesdays, Apr. 4 – 25 . 4 wks Wednesdays, May. 2 – 23 . 4 wks Wednesdays, May. 30 – Jun. 20 . 4 wks 7:30 - 8:15 pm . Fridays, Apr. 6 – 27 . 4 wks Fridays, May. 4 – 25 . 4 wks Fridays, Jun. 1 – 22 . 4 wks . 6:15 - 7:00 am . $40 Adult $30 Senior/Youth Intermediate class level - Challenge your balance to the core focusing on your strength and cardio on an anchored floatation mat. Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 4, maximum 6 registrants Teen Fitness Room Orientation . 13 - 15 yrs Thursday, Apr. 12 5:00 - 7:00 pm . $25 Under the age of 16 and would like to find a workout for you? Sign up for this teen fitness room orientation, once completed teens can work out in the fitness area with a supervising adult. Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 2, maximum 4 registrants

NVAC Aquatic Fitness Programs

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am

Aqua Joggers 6:15-7:00am

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am Early Bird Aqua Fit 8:00-8:45am

Aqua Board Boot Camp 6:15-7:00am ***Registered Class***

Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Evening Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm

Aqua Board Boot Camp 7:30-8:15pm ***Registered Class***

Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Evening Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm

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Community Directory Please note: The contact information printed for the organizations listed below was provided by the organizations and was believed to be accurate at the time of publication. MUSIC & ARTS Canadian Country Music Heritage Society & Merritt Walk of Stars Society Susan Roline 250-378-9569 Mae Keller 250-378-3923 (Hall of Fame) MWOS/CCMHS Box 750, Merritt BC V1K 1B8 Court House Art Gallery 250-378-6515 nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com nicolavalleyartscouncil.com Merritt Community Choir Ellen Nast: 250-378-9899 Nicola Valley Community Arts Council 250-378-6515 nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com nicolavalleyartscouncil.com Nicola Valley Community Cinema Society Margaret Carlson: 250-378-5645 Merritt Live Theatre Society Mil Juricic: 250-315-5673 Nicola Valley Community Band James Clarke 250-378-9894 Steve Rose (booking) 250-378-5031 theclarkfamily@shaw.ca Nicola Valley Film Society Cathy Star: 250-378-3974

Say So Expression Society Mil Juricic: 250-315-5673 SENIOR GROUPS Merritt & District Senior Association 250-378-3763 SPORTS & FITNESS Coquihalla Taekwondo Ed Nedokus: 250-378-2186 Merritt & District Tennis Club Harbans Sandhu: 250-378-5687 harbans3@telus.net Merritt Country Run Society 250-378-8219 mcrun@telus.net merrittcountryrun.ca  Merritt Curling Club Paul Montgomery: 250-378-3975 Merritt Dance Society Selena Voigt: 250-378-7266 Merritt Golf & Country Club 250-378-9414 sydnell@yahoo.com Merritt Lawn Bowling Joe Geill: 250-378-2095 Merritt Minor Hockey Association Earl Nygaard: 250-378-9229 Merritt Minor Softball Sherry Rauch: 250-378-1550 Merritt Mixed Slow-Pitch Lisa Dewinter: 250-315-3127 Merritt Mountain Bike Association merrittbiking@yahoo.ca www.merrittmountainbiking.com

Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Sharon McRea: 250-378-6514

Merritt Otters Swim Club JosĂŠe Warren: 250-315-5086

Sagebrush Spinners & Weavers Sheila Schwan: 250-315-0053 swschwan@loganlake.net

Merritt Volleyball Association Dave Finch: 250-378-5464

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Merritt Youth Soccer Association Gary Dixon: 250-378-9842 www.merrittyouthsoccer.com Nicola Nordic Ski Club John & Kate Anderson: 250-378-9674 Nicola Valley Archery Club B.J. Moore: 250-280-0304 brian.moore@gov.bc.ca Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club Paul Komonoski 250-378-4904 nvfishandgameclub.ca Nicola Valley Minor Lacrosse Association Rose Grant: 250-315-3669 The Olde Courthouse Art Centre Merritt Dance Society Selena Voigt: 250-378-7266 SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Angels Animal Rescue Judanna: 250-378-5223 Anita: 250-450-9935 Facebook: Angels Animal Rescue Merritt BC Ambassadors Teresa Dares 1-250-819-5691 www.bcambassadorsprogram.com Cadet Core, 950 Rocky Mountain Rangers Tracey Woods-Brooks 250-378-4722 Debra Raymond 250-280-4086 Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Open Wed & Fri 9:00am-2:30pm 1-888-674-0440 Merritt.clubhouse@cmha.bc.ca Coldwater Ranch Lodge (Abilitas Foundation) 1200 Covert Place, Merritt, BC 1-604-854-1720 http://abilitasfoundation.org


Community Directory Community Futures Nicola Valley 250-378-3923 Community Policing Office 250-378-3955 Conayt Friendship Society Office 250-378-5107 Ask Wellness 250-378-5660 Garlic Fest & Antique Tractor Show Pete & Becky Ratzlaff: 250-378-4199 Girl Guides of Canada Danica Vere: 250-936-8298 High School Rodeo Association Fritz Maier: 250-378-9061 Journeys Into Tomorrow Transition House 250-378-6170 journeys@live.ca Nicola Valley Community Garden Society Jill Starrs: 250-378-0114

Merritt Stock Car Association Susanne Snider: 250-936-9296 merrittspeedway.ca Nicola Family Therapy 250-378-9222 Nicola Naturalists Society Alan Burger: 250-378-2468 aburger@uvic.ca www.nicolanaturalist.com Nicola Valley Explorers Tom Reynolds: 250-315-0331 Nicola Valley Cruisers Car Club Norma Mervyn: 250-378-5761 Sam Roline: 250-378-9569 Nicola Valley Fall Fair Association Kathy Reimer: 250-378-5925 Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club Paul Komonoski: 250-378-4904 Nicola Valley & District Food Bank Elissa Baron: 250-378-2282

Nicola Valley Transportation Society (bus) 250-378-4080 www.busonline.ca

Nicola Valley Kennel Club Elaine Gill 250-378-6827 Lori Jacobson 250-378-5172

Merritt Centennials Booster Club Betty & Harry Doberstein 250-378-6940

Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Sharon McRea 250-315-2340

Merritt Centennials Hockey Club Society Liz Brackenreed : 250-378-6940

Nicola Valley Rodeo Association Brent Kynock : 250-378-5741

Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce Etelka Gillespie: 250-378-5634 Merritt & District Hospice Society Gillian Sanford: 250-280-4040 Merritt Little Britches Rodeo Shannon Goss: 250-350-3494 www.bclbra.org Navy League of Canada Corp. Ellen Monroe: 250-280-6944 Merritt Snowmobile Club Frank Douthwright: 250-315-1082

Nicola Valley Search & Rescue Chris Lepsoe: 250-378-6769 Nicola Valley Women’s Institute 250-378-2536 North West Mud Racing Association Facebook: NWMRA nwmra.com NV Remote Control Flyers Jack: 250-378-4371 Pacific Forest Car Rally Nicki Beverly: 1-250-574-4363 nicki@rallybc.com pacificforestrally.com

Rotary Club of Merritt Sunny Sekhon: 250-378-6794 Royal Canadian Legion 250-378-5631 Special Olympics BC- Merritt Chapter Interior Community Services Brenda Curnow: 250-378-4916 Success by 6 Tammy Marten: 250-378-9676 The Merritt Elks Club Larry Hintz: 250-378-7886 The Knights of Columbus Andy Diffon: 250-378-3910 Valley Scrapbookers Danica Vere: 250-936-8298 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Al 250-378-7402 Jack 250-378-2662 Welcome Wagon Debra Isaac 250-315-1035 250-378-1667 djjjti@telus.net Work BC 250-378-5151 TOURISM Tourism Merritt 250-378-8619, info@tourismmerritt.com, www.TourismMerritt.com, #ExploreMerritt Visitor Information at the Baillie House 250-378-0349 Gold Country Communities Society 250-457-6606 www.exploregoldcountry.com Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 250-860-5999 www.totabc.org

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Civic Facility Info Merritt City Hall 2185 Voght St 250-378-4224

Merritt & District Senior Assc. 1675 Tutill Ct 250-378-3763

The Merritt Library (TNRD) 1691 Garcia St 250-378-4737

Claybanks RV Park 1302 Voght St 250-378-6441

Community Police Office 2013 Quilchena Ave 250-378-3955

Nicola Valley Museum & Archives 1675 Tutill Ct 250-378-4145

The Baillie House & Visitor Info Booth 2250 Voght St 250-378-0349 34


Parks • Trails • Amenities

ROTARY PARK

1990 MAXWELL AVE.

CENTENNIAL PARK

LIONS MEMORIAL PARK 2408 VOGHT ST.

N’KWALA PARK

1350 GOVERNMENT AVE.

2050 MERRITT AVE.

SPIRIT SQUARE

COLDWATER RIVER TRAIL

2026 GRANITE AVE.

Sports Box Ball Diamond

Skateboard Park

Drinking Water

Running Track

Play Ground

Walking Trails

Playing Field

Water Park

Picnic Facilities

Mountain Bike Course

Washrooms

Sand Volleyball Court

CENTRAL PARK

2975 VOGHT ST.

1301 VOGHT ST.

VOGHT PARK

1500 CANFORD AVE.

City of Merritt Park Bookings for events, weddings, festivals, etc. Call the Merritt Civic Centre 250.315.1050

WWW.MERRITT.CA

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Gymnastics Instructor Level 1 Training Friday, Jul. 6 . 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm . $84 Saturday, Jul. 7 . 9:00 am – 5:30 pm . $84 Sunday, Jul. 8 . 9:00 am – 5:00 pm . $84 additional Gym BC registration of $25 Register @ gymbc.org/calendar/July, for all 3 courses. For help or additional info contact fpeat@merritt.ca.

JULY 6-8

REQUIREMENTS NO previous experience necessary (but could benefit) Must be 15 years old by the day of the course. Have a desire to work with children and help them have fun while learning basic gymnastics skills TRAINING: 3 courses usually held over 1 weekend Attend 8 hour course called Foundations Introduction Attend 4 hour Theory Course Attend 8 hour Artistic Gymnastics Course ***Course fees may vary depending on circumstances or available grants***

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