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ACTIVITY GUIDE

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Really great programs get

cancelled because we didn’t know

Spring/Summer 2019

Brought to you by the Department of Recreation & Facilities

you wanted to take them!

Please register in advance. 1


Facility Info Merritt City Hall

2185 Voght St 250-378-4224 info@merritt.ca Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Merritt Civic Centre (MCC) 1950 Mamette Ave 250-315-1050 mcc@merritt.ca Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre (NVAC) 2040 Mamette Ave 250-378-6662 nvac@merritt.ca Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (NVMA) 2075 Mamette Ave 250-378-4832 or 250-315-1050 nvma@merritt.ca Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Merritt & District Senior Assc. 1675 Tutill Ct 250-378-3763 msc2@telus.net Hours: See page 15

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The Merritt Library (TNRD) 1691 Garcia St 250-378-4737 Tuesday – Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House

2250 Voght St 250-378-0349 bailliehouse@gmail.com Daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Starting in May)

Nicola Valley Museum & Archives 1675 Tutill Ct 250-378-4145 nvma@telus.net Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Community Police Office 2026 Granite Ave 250-378-3955 cpo@merritt.ca

Claybanks RV Park

1302 Voght St 250-378-6441 claybanks@merritt.ca Open: Year Round


Mayor’s Message As the new Mayor for the City of Merritt, we are pleased to provide our latest Recreation Guide for January 2019. Our Department of Recreation and Facilities publishes a new Activity Guide three times a year. This way, our citizens have up-to-date activities available to plan for educational, social, and physical activities. Our staff are dedicated in trying to provide the activities and programs that you, our citizens, want and enjoy … and we try to provide a variety of activities in a safe and friendly environment, while trying to keep the prices affordable to our citizens. I hope we have done our citizens justice in this effort. Please contact our Recreation and Facilities Department to: • inquire about current programs • discuss additional programs • teach or instruct an activity or program, and • talk constructively about making changes that may better our delivery to the public We would like to thank our dedicated staff and sponsors for their contributions and efforts in making the City of Merritt into the jewel it is meant to be. I personally wish you well in your journey to connect with others through sports, or other activities, such as learning a new skill, all in the name of being healthy and active! Enjoy and choose well! Sincerely, Linda A Brown, Mayor, City of Merritt

Contents

Civic Facility Information ................................................... 2

Special Events ................................................................. 18

Mayor’s Message ............................................................... 3

Aquatic Events ................................................................ 19

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

Birthday Parties @ NVAC ................................................. 20

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

Aquatic Admissions ....................................................... 21

NVMA Rentals.................................................................... 6

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

Community Events ............................................................ 7

Red Cross Swim Lessons ............................................... 23

Children’s Programs ....................................................... 10

Preschool Lessons ......................................................... 24

Birthday Parties @ MCC .................................................. 11

School Age Lessons ...................................................... 25

Specialty Programs ......................................................... 13

Aquatic Fitness ............................................................... 28

K9 Programs .................................................................... 13

Lifesaving Leadership .................................................... 30

Seniors Programs ........................................................... 14

Parks, Trails & Amenities ................................................ 33

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

Community Directory ...................................................... 34

NVMA ................................................................................ 17

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 $82.90 Banner $207.00 Half Page $51.50 Business Card $103.50 Quarter Page For more information on how you can get your business ororganization 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 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, Shawno Ashmore and Danica Vere.

All rights reserved. No part of this guide may be reproduced without prior written consent of the Merritt Herald publisher. Copyright 2019 3


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

Merritt Civic Centre

1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Location

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

Seating Capacity

520 330 190 25 60 Each Side (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:

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

6 lanes 25 metre Main Pool

Lazy River & Vortex

Leisure Pool

Tot’s Pool & Water Sprays

2 x Whirl Pools

Sauna

Viewing Deck

2040 Mamette Ave. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Fully Equipped Fitness Room CARDIO • Treadmills (2) . Elliptical (1) . Bike (3) . 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 . Skipping rope

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


NVMA Amenities Include: • • • • • • •

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

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

2075 Mamette Avenue, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Home of: • Merritt Centennials • Merritt Minor Hockey Assoc. • Nicola Valley Lacrosse • Nicola Valley Skating Club

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 nvma@merritt.ca or dzakall@merritt.ca 6


Community Events April 2019 April 2019

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4 55+ Try It . Darts 2:00 pm . Legion

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5 Mixed Volley Fest CMS & MSS

6 Mixed Volley Fest CMS & MSS

Dive-In Movie 6:00 pm . NVAC 7 Mixed Volley Fest CMS & MSS

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9 Journeys into Tommorrow Elders Easter Lunch 12:00 pm . MCC

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12 Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

13 Movie Nights 2:00 & 6:00 pm . MCC

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19 Easter Extravaganza 10:00 am . Rotary Pk

20 Back Door Bandits: Smash Fest. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm . Central Pk

21 Back Door Bandits: Smash Fest. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm . Central Pk

22 Back Door Bandits: Smash Fest. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm . Central Pk

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25 55+ Try It . Shuffle Board 3:30 pm . Seniors Ctt

26 Ladies Volley Fest CMS & MSS

27 Ladies Volley Fest CMS & MSS

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Easter Hop 1:00 - 3:00 pm . NVAC 28 Ladies Volley Fest CMS & MSS

Having a fun time in

Add Your Event Here! Merritt? Keep up to date on community events by Share it with us online at visiting www.tourismmerritt/events

#ExploreMerritt”

May 2019 May 2019 Sun

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3 55+ Try It . Darts 2:00 pm . Legion

4 Speedway Races . Test & Tune 3:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

8 Speedway Races . Test & Tune 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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10 Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

11 Spring into Action 7:00 am - 7:00 pm . Central Pk

Farmers Market . Saturdays . 9:00 am 5

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55+ Try It . Horse Shoes Seniors Ctr . 10:30 am 55+ Try It . Floor Curling 12:35 pm . Seniors Ctr Speedway Races . Opening Night 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway 12 Spring into Action 7:00 am - 7:00 pm . Central Pk

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15 55+ Try It . Darts 2:00 pm . Legion

16 Nat’l Lifejacket Day

17 Movie Night 6:00 pm . MCC

18 Movie Night 2:00 & 6:00 pm . MCC Stock Car Races . Opener 2:00 pm . Merritt Speedway Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

19 Stock Car Races 2:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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29 55+ Try It . Court Whist 7:00 pm . Seniors Ctr

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Bike To School /Work Week

Bike To School /Work Week

Bike To School /Work Week

Bike To School /Work Week

Bike To School /Work Week

25 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

NVAC closed 26 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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Community Events June 2019 June 2019

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Sat 1 Nat’l Fitness Day Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Farmers Market . Saturdays . 9:00 am 2 Tri It Triathlon NVAC & Voght Pk

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Bike To School /Work Week

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6 MSS First Nations Grad 5:00 pm . MCC

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8 Stock Car Races 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

9 Merritt Country Run @ Voght Park

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13 SCIDES Grad 10:30 am . MCC

14 Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

15 Little Britches Rodeo 9:00 am . Rodeo Grds NW Mud Racing 2:00 pm . Midday Vly Rd Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

16 Little Britches Rodeo 9:00 am . Rodeo Grds

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20 MSS Grad 7:00 pm . NVMA

21 Aboriginal Day 10:00 am . Rotary Pk

22 MSS Grad Pictures 4:00 pm . Rotary Pk

NW Mud Racing 12:00 pm . Midday Vly Rd

MSS Grad Parade 6:00 pm

Kentucky Alleyne Lake . Fathers’ Day Fishing Derby . 9:00 am

MSS Grad Dance 7:00 pm . MCC Stock Car Races 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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Add Your Event Here! Sun Mon Keep up to date on community 1 events by visiting Canada Day Celebration 10:00 am . Rotary Pk www.tourismmerritt/events

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Longest Day of Play

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3 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

4 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

NV Kennel Club Dog Show . Voght Pk

29 NV Kennel Club Dog Show . Voght Pk

NVAC closes @ 5:00 pm

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Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Fri 5 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Sat 6 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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BASS Coast Music Fest

BASS Coast Music Fest

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12 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

13 Stock Car Races 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

BASS Coast Music Fest

BASS Coast Music Fest

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19 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

20 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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26 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

27 Bandits Present 2nd Annual Ladies Tournament. Central

BC Ambassador Pagent 6:00 pm . MCC

BC Ambassador Pagent 6:00 pm . MCC Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

28 Bandits Present 2nd Annual Ladies Tournament . Central NV Cruisers Car Club Show n Shine 8:00 am - 3:00 pm . Central

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Add Your Event Here! Market . Saturdaysevents . 9:00 amby Keep up to Farmers date on community visiting www.tourismmerritt/events

Merritt Art Walk . All month long . Various locations


August 2019 August 2019 Sun

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Farmers Market . Saturdays . 9:00 am

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2 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

3 Bandits Present 2nd Annual 8:00 am . Central Pk Stock Car Races 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

4 Stock Car Races 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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Rockin River Fest

Rockin River Fest

Rockin River Fest

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9 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

10 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Bandits Present 2nd Annual 8:00 am . Central Pk

Family Fun Nights 6:00 pm . NVAC NVAC Closed

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16 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

17 Stock Car Races 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

18 Stock Car Races . Rain Out Day 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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23 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

24 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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30 Music in the Square 6:00 - 8:00 pm . SS

31 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

NVAC - last day open

NVAC Closed - Annual Maintenance

September 2019 September 2019

Sun 1 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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6 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

7 Speedway Races 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway Men’s/Ladies Ball 8:00 am . Central Pk

NVAC Annual Maintenance Shut-down 8 Men’s/Ladies Ball 8:00 am . Central Pk

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NVAC Fitness Room ONLY 15 Terry Fox Run 10:00 am . Voght Pk

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Speedway Races . Rain Out 7:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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NVAC Fitness Room ONLY

22 Ladies Rule Slow Pitch 7:00 am . Central Pk

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29 Lower Nicola Garlic Fest & Antique Tractor Show 9:00 am . Smith Pioneer Pk

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NVAC Fitness Room ONLY

NVAC REOPEN

12 Loggers Show Central Pk

13 Loggers Show Central Pk

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm 19

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14 Loggers Show Central Pk Stock Car Races . 2:00 pm . Merritt Speedway 21 Ladies Rule Slow Pitch 7:00 am . Central Pk

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28 Lower Nicola Garlic Fest & Antique Tractor Show 9:00 am . Smith Pioneer Pk

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Farmers Market . Saturday . 9:00 am

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Children’s Programs

Parent ‘n’ Tot Exercise . 2-5 yrs Mondays, April 1 – June 3 . 7 wks 10:00 – 10:45 am . $28 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 program. Minimum 6! Instructed by Krista Minar. (no class April 22, April 29, May 20) Gymnastics Wednesdays, April 3 – May 22 . 8 wks 3 - 4 yrs 3:30 – 4:15 pm . $72 5 - 7 yrs 4:15 – 5:15 pm . $96 7 - 9 yrs 5:15 – 6:15 pm . $96 9 - 13 yrs 6:15 – 7:30 pm . $120 Gymnastics is the basis of all human movement. It provides a solid foundation of important skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and overall body awareness. Minimum 6! Instructed by Colleen Kaminski ***Registration Date: Wednesday, March 13, in person ONLY @ the Civic Centre, after 10:00 am*** Babysitter’s Course . 11+ yrs Friday, June 28 9:00 am – 4:00 pm . $55 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. Minimum 6! Instructed by Alix Legouffe

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Healthy Beginnings . 0-6 yrs Wednesdays, April 3 – June 26 . 12 wks 9:30 – 11:30 am . FREE Each week children and parents participate in games, songs, crafts snacks and stories. Any craft or snacks contributions are greatly appreciated. Parents supervise their own children while visiting with other parents. Sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada Instructed by Tammy Poole Kidz Tri It & Adult Tri it Triathlon . All Ages Sunday, Jun. 2 . 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. Youth 14+ & Adultz Tri it Super Sprint Distances! Have you always wanted to try a triathlon? Here is your opportunity! Kidz tri it! $15 Adultz tri it! $25 Extra-curricular games and events after the race until 12:00 pm. Yoga with Trish Davey, Dance Fit with Krista Minar, Fire Department combat challenge, various booths, vendors, demo’s and much more to come.

Ages & Distances

Swim

Bike

Run

3-6 yrs

25 m

1k

550m

6-8 yrs

75 m

2k

2k

8-10 yrs

125 m

4.6 k

2k

11-13 yrs

200 m

5k

3k

14+ Adult

300 m

10 k

3k


Children’s Programs Fun Express Train Station Bouncy Party $140 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)

Spring Break Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22 . 5 days 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. Minimum 6! Sign up early as spaces are limited! Summer Camp . 7-12 yrs Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, August 30 . 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. Minimum 6! Sign up early as spaces are limited!

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Specialty Programs

Special Olympics . All Ages April – June Tuesdays: Club Fit . 3:30 pm . Central Elementary School Fridays: Bowling . 3:30 pm . Merritt Bowling Centre Club Fit is part of the Special Olympics long-term athlete development model. It aims to improve athletes’ overall wellness by helping them optimize potential and provide lifelong activity opportunities. For additional program information please contact Brenda Curnow 250-280-4916 Girls Field Hockey . 11 – 14 yrs Mondays, April 29 – June 10 . 6 wks 4:00 – 5:00 pm . $30 Introducing to Merritt a new sport for girls. Come and learn some new stick skills and drills for the light sport enthusiast. It’s learning a new game and playing a small scrimmage to see what the sport is all about. Bring your friends as it’s definitely something to try. Recommended: shin guards, cleats or running shoes. (no class May 20) Minimum 6! Instructed by Erin Peters FREE Tri it April 8 & 15.

Learn to Fish . 5-12 yrs w/accompanying adult Saturday, May 11 Saturday, June 8 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

Dog/Puppy Obedience . $55 Tuesdays, April 9 – May 21 . 7 wks 5:00 - 6:00 pm . under 6 mths 6:30 - 7:30 pm . 6 mths+ 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! Minimum 6! Instructed by Sylvia Currie Belly Dance . 16+ yrs Sundays, April 28 - June 23 . 7 wks (no class May 5 & 19) 5:00– 6:30 pm Early Bird Reg. $95 (2 wks prior to course start date) Regular Reg. $115 Minimum 8 registrants 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. Instructed by Tammy Morrison

Stash Buster Quilting Weekends . 16+ yrs May 10 – 12 . $25 July 19 – 21 . $25 Quilt Room Hours: Friday: 3:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 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! Valley Scrapbooking Crop Weekend . 16+ yrs April 12 - 14 . $35 May 31 - June 2 . $35 Crop Room Hours: Friday: 3:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 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.

Fun, fast paced entertainment for the whole family, on one of the last operating dirt tracks in the province Racing runs roughly every 3 weeks starting May long weekend right through to Thanksgiving weekend. During summer most races are under the lights. For more information call Susanne at 250-936-9296 or check our facebook pg. Merritt Stock Car Association or web page www.merrittspeedway.ca You can also send an email to merrittspeedway@outlook.com 13


Seniors Programs

Vinyasa Yoga @ the Civic Centre

Noon Hour Aqua Fit @ the Aquatic Centre

Vinyasa is a creative, flowing yoga experience. Suitable for all fitness levels. (no class April 22, May 20) Instructed by Trish Davey

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.

Monday – Friday . April - August 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm . Regular Admission

Monday, April 8 - June 10 . 8 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $68

Seniors Free Swim @ the Aquatic Centre Wednesdays . April - May 29 9:00 - 10:00 am . Free This program is intended for seniors to come for a fun, free swim. Sponsored by the Seniors Society Stretch & Stability @ the Aquatic Centre

Monday, Wednesday & Friday . April - August 11:00 am – 11:45 am . Regular Admission Tuesday & Thursday . April - August 7:00 am – 7:45 am . Regular Admission

Golf Course .......................................................... 250.378.9414 Lawn Bowling...................................................... 250.378.2095 Pickleball Association ........................................ 250.378.7452 Seniors Society ................................................... 250.378.3763 Tennis Club ......................................................... 250.378.5687 Legion ..................................................................150-378-5631

Admission Fees

This class will build on maintaining proper form by keeping a well-aligned spine and stable core.

Admission Fees by Category

10 Punch Monthly 6 Month Card Tot (0-2 yrs) Free n/a n/a n/a NICOLA CENTRE$OPTIONS & FEES Child (3-12 yrs) $ VALLEY 2.40AQUATIC $ 21.60 25.90 $ 142.50 Admission Fees Youth (13-18 yrs) $ 3.00 $ 10 Punch 27.00 $ 32.40 $ 178.20 Drop In Monthly 6 Month Adult by (19-59 yrs) $ 4.00 $ Card 36.00 $ 43.20 $ 237.60 Category Tot (0-2(60+) yrs) Senior $ Free 3.00 $ n/a 27.00 $ n/a32.40 $ n/a 178.20 14 Child (3-12 yrs) $ 2.40 21.60 25.90 Student 3.20 $ 28.80 $ 34.60 $ 142.50 190.10 Drop In

Admission Fees

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


Programs @ the Seniors Centre

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall

Mondays, April 1 – June 24 . FREE Fridays, April 5 – June 28 . $2 drop-in 10:00 - 11:00 am (no class April 22, May 20 & every 2nd Friday) Instructed by Illa Jackson

Cribbage

Mondays, April - June . 1:30 pm

Bingo

Drop-in Lunch

Fridays . April - June (3rd Friday of month) 11:30 am – 1:30 pm . $5

Drop-in Activities

Fridays, April - June . 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rummoli & Games Friday, April - June . 7:00 pm

Tuesdays, April - June . 1:00 pm (doors open @ 11:00 am)

General Meeting

Duplicate Bridge

Drop-in Activities

Tuesdays, April - June . 7:00 pm

Carpet Bowling Wednesdays, April - June . 1:30 pm FREE TRY IT - Wednesday, March 27 Call Joanne 250-378-6059 to register

Court Whist

Wednesdays, April - June . 7:00 pm

Floor Curling

Thursdays, April - June . 12:45 pm Saturdays, April - June . 12:45 pm

Floor Shuffleboard

2nd Friday 1:30 pm

Saturday, April - June . 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Potluck

Last Friday of the month 5:30

Jam Sessions

Saturdays, March - April . 6:30 pm (3rd Sat of each month) Local music, dance, food & friends!

BOWLING Try It

Friday, March 15 1:00 – 3:00 pm . $2/games, $2/shoes @ Merritt Bowling Alley

Thursdays, April . 3:00 pm

55+ Games in Kelowna BC 2019

Area Rep.: Roland Darel 250.315.0100 or 604.845.7295 Pick up a GIVE IT A TRY 55+ Games calendar at the Seniors Centre or Civic Centre.

Merritt Senior Citizen Association Branch #168 1675 Tutill Court, PO Box 2935, Merritt BC V1K 1B8 250.378.3763 • msca2@telus.net Annual Memebership Fee $12 15


Fitness Programs

Lunch Time Yoga . 14+ yrs Monday/Wednesday/Friday . April - June 12:15 - 1:00 pm . $5 drop in What a great way to get a quick boost to make it thru the long afternoon! Vinyasa Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, April 8 – June 10 . 8 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $68 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 April 22, May 20) Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey Yin Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, April 8 – June 10 . 8 wks 7:00 – 8:00 pm . $68 Physically and mentally, Yin Yoga is a completely different system of yoga. Practiced mostly seated, we hold the poses for 3 to 8 minutes. Targeting the hard tissue of body, rather than the muscles, we can greatly increase flexibility and mobility, improving the health of the connective tissue. As we hold the poses, the body becomes uncomfortable and the mind wanders. As we learn to manage this stress on our mats, we can strengthen our ability to manage our daily stresses. (No class April 22, May 20). Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey Flow Yoga . 14+ yrs Wednesdays, April 10 – June 12 . 8 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $68 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! (no class April 24, May 22) Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey Dance Fit . 14+ yrs Thursdays, April 4 – May 30 . 8 wks 6:00 – 7:00 pm . $68 Bust a move, shake your tail-feathers and drop it like it’s hot! 1hr of heart-pumping, foot-popping tunes from the last century; there is plenty of room to bring in your own flavor, let loose and really enjoy movement as your body allows. Beginners welcome! Minimum 6! (no class April 25) Instructed by Krista Minar 16

Fitness-Mash Tuesdays, April 2 – June 4 . 8 wks Tuesdays, July 2 – August 27 . 8 wks (no class July 23) 6:15 – 7:00 am . $50 (no class April 23 + 30) Thursdays, April 4 – May 30 . 8 wks 12:00 – 12:30 pm . $40 (no class April 25) A Cardio and strength class that explores various disciplines to keep your body constantly adapting to new demands for optimal fitness growth. Class is levelled, beginners welcome. Minimum 6! Instructed by Krista Minar Core Fit . 14+ yrs Tuesdays, April 2 – June 4 . 8 wks 12:00 – 12:30 pm . $40 (no class April 23 + 30) Thursdays, April 4 – May 30 . 8 wks (no class April 25) Thursdays, July 4 – August 29 . 8 wks (no class July 25) 6:15 – 7:00 am . $50 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. Minimum 6! Instructed by Krista Minar Begin to Run Tuesdays, April 16 – June 4 . 8 wks 5:45 – 7:00 pm . $40 (cost includes Merritt Country Run registration and t-shirt) Merritt Civic Centre, room 4 Have you 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 8 weeks in order to participate in the 10th Annual Merritt Country Run Sunday, June 9. Minimum 6! Instructed by Stacey Krajci


NVMA

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena Spring Break Schedule New Stick n Puck - HELMETS MANDATORY

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday March 16

March 18

Stick n Puck 4:30-6:00 pm Public Skate 6:45-7:45 pm

March 25

Stick n Puck 4:30-6:00 pm Public Skate 6:45-7:45 pm

March 19

Stick n Puck 4:30-6:00 pm

March 26

Stick n Puck 4:30-6:00 pm

March 20

March 21

Stick n Puck 5:30-7:00 pm

March 27

Stick n Puck 5:30-7:00 pm

March 22

Sunday Bantam Rec Playoffs Public Skate 5:15-6:15 pm

March 23

March 24

Junior Native Tournament March 28

Stick n Puck 5:15-6:45 pm

Toonie Roll . Drop-in Roller Skate/Blade Mondays, May – July 6:00 – 7:00 pm . all ages 7:30 – 9:00 pm . teens $2 drop-in Grab your entire family or some of your best buddies and your wheels, cuz we’ve got a fun night planned for you! Families can enjoy a roll around the rink, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for all ages. While the rough and rowdy teens get a private roll just for themselves at 7:30 pm Rentals not available at this time. Helments Recommended! Drop-in Lacrosse Wednesdays, May – July 8:15 – 10:15 pm . 14+ $5 drop-in Lacrosse is an action-packed, fast-paced sport played with ten players per men’s team or twelve on a women’s team. One of the most beneficial things about the sport is this high level of activity’s effect on the body. They call it the fastest sport on two feet! Please bring: sticks, gloves, helmets, runners, shin pads & water.

March 29

Public Skate 3:30 - 5:00 Stick n Puck 5:15-6:45 pm

March 16

Bantam Rec Playoffs

March 30

OPEN FOR RENTALS

Public Skate 5:15-6:15 pm

March 30

OPEN FOR RENTALS Public Skate 5:15-6:15 pm

Drop-in Roller Hockey Tuesdays, May – July 5:00 – 6:00 pm . 10-13 yrs 6:30 – 8:30 pm . 14+ $5 drop-in Inline hockey is a very fast-paced and free-flowing game. It is considered a contact sport but body checking is prohibited. Unlike ice hockey, there are no blue lines or defensive zones in roller hockey. This means that, according to most rule codes, there are no off sides or icings that can occur during game play. This along with fewer players on the rink allows for faster game play. Please bring: sticks, gloves, helmets, blades, shin pads & water. Drop-in Ball Hockey Fridays, May – July 5:00 – 6:00 pm . 9-13 yrs 6:30 – 8:30 pm . 14+ $5 drop-in Ball Hockey is played 5 on 5 in hockey arena’s (ice removed) with almost identical rules to that of ice hockey. Imagine a combination of ice hockey and road hockey organized to the extreme. Please bring: sticks, gloves, helmets, runners, shin pads & water. 17


Special Events

Easter Extravaganza . All Ages Friday, April 19 . FREE 10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Rotary Park Features: EASTER BUNNY, egg hunt, coffee, games, face painting, music, pony rides, petting zoo & more... all for FREE!! Hosted by: The Girl Guides & Pathfinders of Merritt Sponsored by: City of Merritt

MOVIE NIGHTS

Big Screen, Big Sound Experience Relax and enjoy a movie on our 11’ x 19’ movie screen. Admission $5 Concession $1 - $1.25 Movie Dates: Saturday, April 13 . 2:00 + 6:00 pm Friday, May 17 . 6:00 pm Saturday, May 18 . 2:00 + 6:00 pm Movie Titles - TBA, for more info call the Civic Centre at 250-315-1050. StoryWalk . FREE @ Fairley & Rotary Park StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story.

Bike to School Week . Bike to Work Week Monday, May 27 – Sunday, June 2 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 Get registered . Log rides . Have a chance to win some really great prizes! Canada Day Monday, July 1 @ Rotary Park 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Games . Vendors . Demos . Displays . Smart Step . Fire Dept Speeches . Canada Day Cake . Art in the Park . Petting Zoo Pony Rides . Nicola Valley Community Band . 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Q101 Games in the Park 10:00 pm - Fireworks

Music in the Square . FREE Fridays, July - August 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Spirit Square Enjoy a night out, in the beautiful Merritt summer nights with a B.C. Band playing your favorite tunes! July 5 . July 12 . July 19 . July 26 . August 9 . August 16 . August 23 . August 30 .

TBA TBA Sean Ashby The Doug James Band Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce Michael Daniels Zonnis TBA

Check our www.tourismmerritt.com for all the latest events.

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Aquatic Special Events Family Fun Nights . All Ages Friday, Mar. 8 Friday, Jun. 14 Friday, Apr. 12 Friday, Jul. 12 Friday, May 10 Friday, Aug. 9 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm . 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 Friday, Mar. 15 . 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm . Free Admission Come and Hang out after 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 Saturday, Mar. 16 . 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm . Free Admission Pre-Teen nights are sponsored events for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, Minute to Win it games, prizes and much more. Dive-in Movie . All Ages Friday, Apr. 5 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 available with Pizza $1.50, Popcorn & Pop for $1. each. Easter Hop . All Ages Sunday, Apr. 21 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm . Regular admission Come down and hop around with the Easter Bunny and help find all the eggs! National Lifejacket Day . All Ages Thursday, May 16 . 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! We encourage you to wear your PFD & increase Water Safety Awareness!!! National Health & Wellness Day Saturday, Jun. 1 . 1 day – Free Registration 10:00 am - 10:30 am . Circuit Fitness - NVAC 10:35 am - 11:05 am . Circuit Fitness - NVAC 11:20 am -11:50 am . Aqua Board - NVAC 11:55 am -12:25 pm . Aqua Board - NVAC 1:00 pm -1:30 pm . Dance Fit – Lawn Bowling Centre Celebrate National Health & Wellness by coming out and trying a Circuit Fit class in the fitness room or the Aqua Boards in the pool! Dance Fit will be at the Lawn Bowling Centre. Must be 16 yrs of age or have completed the fitness room orientation to participate. Limited spots available so register today!!! Must be 16 yrs of age or have completed the fitness room orientation to participate. Limited spots available so register today!!!

Kidz Tri It & Adult Tri it Triathlon . All Ages Sunday, Jun. 2 . 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. Youth 14+ & Adultz Tri it Super Sprint Distances! Have you always wanted to try a triathlon? Here is your opportunity! Kidz tri it! $15 • Adultz tri it! $25 Extra-curricular games and events after the race until 12:00 pm. Yoga with Trish Davey, Dance Fit with Krista Minar, Fire Department combat challenge, various booths, vendors, demo’s and much more to come. Ages & Distances

Swim

Bike

Run

3-6 yrs

25 m

1k

550m

6-8 yrs

75 m

2k

2k

8-10 yrs

125 m

4.6 k

2k

11-13 yrs

200 m

5k

3k

14+ Adult

300 m

10 k

3k

Water Safety Awareness Week . All Ages Jun. 3 - 9 - 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 . Friday, 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. 29 & 30 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 28 to accommodate the set up for the meet. National Drowning Prevention Week Jul. 21– 27 . 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 more about how to be safe in on and around water! Annual Shutdown Begins Saturday, Aug. 31 Please note that the entire facility will be closed Aug. 31– Sep 8, the fitness room only will re-open Sep. 9th. Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm 19


Birthday Parties at NVAC

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 PiĂąata Goodie bags Fully decorated to your choice of theme

Theme options include: Western, Hawaiian, Disco, Frozen, Pirate, or 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.

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

6 Lane - 25 Meter Main Pool Lazy River/Vortex Tots Pool & Water Sprays 2 Whirl Pools 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.

NVAC Regular Hours of Operation NVAC Regular Hours of Area Area

Sunday Sunday

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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 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 Leisure Pool Pool Fitness Fitness Room Room

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 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-4:00pm

Annual Annual Maintenance Maintenance Shutdown Shutdown will will begin begin Saturday Saturday August August 31st 31st

Month Month August August

September September

Sunday Sunday

25 25

Monday Monday 26 26

Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday 27 28 27 28

Thursday Thursday 29 29

Friday Friday

30 30

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Fitness Room Room Only Only will will reopen reopen Monday Monday September September 9th 9th -- 7am 7am -- 7pm 7pm Fitness

Admission Fees

Admission Fees

Admission Fees

10 Punch

Drop In Monthly 6 Month Annual Lion’s Den Fitness Room Card by Category Policy - 16+ years Tot (0-2 yrs) Free n/a n/a n/a n/a • Patrons 15 years & under, Child (3-12 yrs) $ 2.40 $ 21.60 $ 25.90 $ 142.50 $ 259.20 please see the supervisor on duty for additional options. Youth (13-18 yrs) $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ 32.40 $ 178.20 $ 324.00 • Clean Indoor running shoes Adult (19-59 yrs) $ 4.00 $ 36.00 $ 43.20 $ 237.60 $ 432.00 that cover the entire foot must Senior (60+) $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ 32.40 $ 178.20 $ 324.00 be worn at all times. Student $ 3.20 $ 28.80 $ 34.60 $ 190.10 $ 345.00 • For health & safety reasons all other footwear (sandals, crocs, Lions Den Fitness Room $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ 32.40 $ 178.20 $ 324.00 flip flops, work boots, dress Family 1st Person $ 3.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a shoes) are not permitted. Family Additional $ 2.20 n/a n/a n/a n/a • Shirts or upper body athletic n/a n/a $ 140.00 $ 570.00 $ 900.00 wear must be worn at all times. Family • Jeans are not permitted. • Bags, back packs, outside shoes, and all other personal Interested in Private Lesson options? Please contact the front desk to request private lesson set items are not permitted in the up. Options of 1 or multiple days per week are available if scheduling permits. fitness room. Private Lesson Prices Single - 30 Minute Lesson 4 - 30 Mintue Lessons • Lockers are located in the Children $18.00 $60.00 change room for this purpose, Each additional Child $7.20 $7.20 cost 50 cents.

Private Private Lessons

Adult

Lesson Prices

$18.90

$63.00

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. 21


Aquatic Programs

Seniors Free Swim Wednesdays . Apr. 3 – May 29 9:00 - 10:00 am . Free This program is intended for seniors to come for a fun and free swim at the Aquatic Centre. Sponsored by Seniors Society

Junior Lifeguard Club . 7 -14 yrs Ability to swim 25 meters Wednesdays, Apr. 3 – Jun. 19 . 12 wks 3:30 - 4:30 pm . $60 Learn the basics of lifeguarding in a fun atmosphere! This is a program that continues to build on child’s abilities.

Spring Break Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday - Friday, Mar. 18 – Mar. 22 . 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 five. Sign up early as spaces are limited!!

Craft & Splash Tots . 3-6 yrs Tuesday to Thursday, Mar. 18 – 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.* Fridays, Apr. 5 – Jun. 21 . 12 wks 12:30 - 2:30 pm . $12.75/day * Please note there will be no day of registration.* Tuesday to Thursday, Jul. 2 – Aug. 29 . 9 wks 10:30 am – 12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk * Please note there will be no day of registration.* Drop your child off for some 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!

Intro to Synchro . 7+ yrs Ability to swim 25 meters Mondays, Apr. 1 – Jun. 17 . 10 wks 3:30 - 4:30 pm . $50 *No Class Apr. 22 or May 20 Learn the basics of synchronized swimming! Improve your swimming skills, surface supports, sculling and endurance.

Time Time

NVAC Spring 2019 Schedule Sunday Monday Tuesday 2019 Wednesday Thursday Friday NVAC Spring Schedule Sunday

6:00am - 9:00am 6:00am - 9:00am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Monday Aqua Board Lane swim only Boot Camp 6:00 - 7:00am 6:00-6:45am Aqua Board Boot Camp 6:00-6:45am

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

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9:00am-8:30pm

Open 10:00am-4:00pm

9:00am-8:30pm

Open 10:00am-4:00pm

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit Stretch & Stability 12:00-12:45pm 11:00-11:45am Swim Lessons Fit IntroAqua to Synchro 12:00-12:45pm 3:30pm-4:30pm Swim Aqua Lessons Joggers Intro to Synchro 6:45-7:30pm 3:30pm-4:30pm Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

Parent & Tot 6 & Under Swim

Swim Lessons 10:00am-12:00pm Parent Tot Aqua&Fit 6 & Under Swim 12:00-12:45pm

10:00am-12:00pm Adapted Aquatics Aqua Fit Swim Lessons 12:00-12:45pm Swim Club Adapted Aquatics 4:30-6:30pm Swim Lessons Aqua Fit Swim Club 6:45-7:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

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

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

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

Swim Lessons Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Swim Lessons Adapted Aquatics Aqua Fit Swim Lessons 12:00-12:45pm Swim Club Adapted Aquatics 4:30-6:30pm Swim Lessons Aqua Fit Swim Club 6:45-7:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

6:00 - 7:00am Wednesday

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Friday Aqua Board Lane swim only Boot Camp 6:00 - 7:00am 6:00-6:45am Aqua Board Boot Camp 6:00-6:45am

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit Stretch & Stability 12:00-12:45pm 11:00-11:45am Craft N Splash Aqua Fit 12:30-2:30pm 12:00-12:45pm Metis Swim Craft N Splash 5:30-8pm 12:30-2:30pm Metis Swim 5:30-8pm

Saturday Saturday

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


Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices

Red Cross Swim Lessons

30 min 23 Page 45 min 1 hr

5 $20.25 $22.75 $30.15

7 $28.65 $32.15 $42.50

5

7

8 $32.60 $36.50 $48.40

Red Cross Cross Swim Lesson Prices Prices Red Swim Lesson

9 $36.55 $41.15 $54.40

10 $40.50 $45.50 $60.30

8 9 $32.60 $36.55 $32.15 $36.50Progression $41.15 are Parent participation. is based $42.50 $48.40 $54.40

Red Cross$20.25 Swim Lessons 30 min $28.65 45 minDuck, Sea $22.75 Starfish, Turtle classes 1 hr

$30.15

on

10 $40.50 $45.50 age. $60.30

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

Red Cross Swim Lessons Red Cross Swim Kids classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level StarďŹ sh, Duck, Sea Turtle classes are Parent participation. Progression is based on age. requirements. Sea Otter - Whale classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level requirements.

Red Cross Swim Lessons Swim Lesson Transitions Transitions Swim Lesson Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle classes are Parent participation.

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

Progression is based on age.

Starfish Sea Otter - Whale Duck classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level requirements. Sea Turtle Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Swim Kids classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level Sea Otter Level 1 requirements. Salamander Sunfish Incomplete Level 1 Sunfish Complete Level 2 Crocodile Incomplete Level 2 Crocodile Complete Level 3 Whale Incomplete Level 3 Starfish Whale Complete Level 4 Duck

Swim Lesson Transitions

Sea is Turtle Complete or to Incomplete When your child ďŹ ve years old, he or she can move the Red Cross Swim Kids program or remain in When your child is five years old, he or she can move to the Red Cross class Swimsizes. Kids Red Cross Swim Preschool until all levels are completed if you prefer to stay with smaller Sea Otter Level 1 program oryour remain in Red Swim Preschool until all levels are completed if you By age seven, child should beCross registered in Red Cross Swim Kids. Salamander Please noteto there are no classes on the following dates: By Apr. 20th, 22nd, your May 18th, May 20th, Jul. 1st, Aug. 5th prefer stay with smaller class sizes. age Apr. seven, child should be& registered in

NVAC Summer 2019 Schedule Incomplete Level 1 Sunfish Complete Level 2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Schedule Thursday Friday NVAC Summer 2019 Crocodile Incomplete Level 2

Red CrossSunfish Swim Kids.

Time Time

Please note there are no classes Feb. 16th & Feb 18th

Sunday Crocodile Whale 6:00am - 9:00am Whale

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Monday Swim Club Lane swim only 7:30-9:00am 6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

6:00am - 9:00am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Tuesday Stretch & Stability Lane swim only 7:00-7:45am 6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club Stretch & Stability 7:30-9:00am 7:00-7:45am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

Lane swim only

6 & Under Swim

Stretch & Stability Craft N Splash 11:00-11:45am 10:30-12:30pm Aqua Fit Stretch & Stability 12:00-12:45pm 11:00-11:45am Swim Club Aqua Fit 4:30-6:30pm 12:00-12:45pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

6:00 - 7:00am Wednesday Complete Aqua Joggers Lane swim only 6:15-7:00am Incomplete 6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club Aqua Joggers Complete 7:30-9:00am 6:15-7:00am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Thursday Stretch & Stability Lane swim only 7:00-7:45am 6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club Stretch & Stability 7:30-9:00am 7:00-7:45am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

Lane swim only 6:00 - 7:00am Friday Swim Club Lane swim only 8:00-9:00am 6:00 - 7:00am Swim Club 8:00-9:00am

12:00-12:45pm 10:30-12:30pm Swim Club Aqua Fit 4:30-6:30pm 12:00-12:45pm Aqua Fit Swim Club 6:45-7:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Water Polo Aqua Fit 7:30-9:00pm 6:45-7:30pm Water Polo 7:30-9:00pm

11:00-11:45am Swim Lessons Aqua Fit Stretch & Stability 12:00-12:45pm 11:00-11:45am Metis Swim Aqua Fit 5:30-8pm 12:00-12:45pm Metis Swim 5:30-8pm

Saturday

Level 3 Saturday Level 3 Level 4

When your child is five years old, he or she can move to the Red Cross Swim Kids LessonsPreschool until all levels are completed if you program or remain in Red Cross Swim Swim Swim Lessons Parent & Tot Craft N Splash Swim Lessons Swim Lessons 6 & Under Swim prefer to stay with smaller class sizes. By age seven, your child should be registered in Craft N Splash Stretch & Stability 10:30-12:30pm Swim Lessons Swim Lessons 10:00am-12:00pm Swim Lessons 10:30-12:30pm Stretch & Stability Aqua Fit Parent Tot Red Cross Swim Kids.11:00-11:45am Craft N &Splash Craft N Splash Swim Lessons Swim Lessons 9:00am-8:30pm

Open 10:00am-4:00pm

9:00am-8:30pm

Open 10:00am-4:00pm

Aqua Fit Stretch & Stability 12:00-12:45pm 11:00-11:45am Swim Club Aqua Fit 4:30-6:30pm 12:00-12:45pm Aqua Joggers Swim Club 6:45-7:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

10:30-12:30pm Aqua Fit Craft N Splash 12:00-12:45pm 10:30-12:30pm Swim Club Aqua Fit 4:30-6:30pm 12:00-12:45pm Aqua Fit Swim Club 6:45-7:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Please note there are no classes Feb. 16th & Feb 18th 10:00am-12:00pm

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

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Class

24

5 lesson set

5 lesson set

Mon-Fri Mar. 25 - 29 7 Lesson set

Mon/Wed Apr. 1 - 24

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

8 Lesson set

Tues/Thur Apr. 2 - 25 10 Lesson set

7 Lesson set

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

8 Lesson set

8 Lesson set

10 metre front, back & side swims & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 15 metre swim. 9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

Front, back, & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 10 metre swim.

Whale – Age: 3-6Y

9:30-10:00am

Sunfish – Age: 3-6Y Front, back, roll-over, & side swims, deep water activities & 5 metre swim. Crocodile – Age: 3-6Y

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

9:30-10:00am

4:00-4:30pm

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

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

10:30-11:00am 11:30-12:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

4:00-4:30pm

11:00-11:30am

11:00-11:30am

10:30-11:00am

4:00-4:30pm

4:30-5:00pm

8 Lesson set

Saturday Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Apr.6 - Jun.22 Apr.29 - May 22 Apr. 30 - May 23 May 27 - Jun. 19 May 28 - Jun. 20

Front & Back floats & glides 9:30-10:00am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:00-10:30am 10:00-10:30am 3:30-4:00pm 4:30-5:00pm & 1 metre swim with help. Salamander – Age: 3-6Y Front & back floats & swims, 9:30-10:00am 9:30-10:00am 4:00-4:30pm 10:30-11:00am 11:30-12:00pm 4:00-4:30pm 10:30-11:00am 4:00-4:30pm rollover swims, & 2 metre swim.

Sea Otter – Age: 3-6Y

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

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

Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

Description

Mon-Fri Mar. 18 - 22

Spring Preschool Lessons


Mon-Fri Mar. 18 - 22

Mon-Fri Mar. 25 - 29

Mon/Wed Apr. 1 - 24

Tues/Thur Apr. 2 - 25 Saturday Mon/Wed Apr. 6 - Jun. 22 Apr.29 - May 22

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

4:30-5:00pm

Level 10 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 50 metre elementary backstroke, breaststroke, & side stroke & 500 metre swim.

Level 9 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre breaststroke & side stroke & 400 metre swim.

Level 8 – Age: 5-14Y 75 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre breaststroke, & 300 metre swim.

Level 7 – Age: 5-14Y 50 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre elementary backstroke, whip kick on front & 150 metre swim.

Level 6 – Age: 5-14Y 25 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre elementary backstroke, & 75 metre swim.

Level 5 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre front & back crawl, whip kick on back, & 50 metre swim.

Level 4 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre back swim, 10 metre front swim & 25 metre swim.

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am

11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am

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

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

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-5:45pm

Level 3 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, 10:30-11:00am 10:30-11:00am 4:30-5:00pm basic front crawl & 15 metre swim.

Level 2 – Age: 5-14Y Side swim & basic front crawl, deep water activities & 10 metre swim.

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

4:00-4:30pm 12:00-12:30pm

4:00-4:30pm 12:00-12:30pm

11:00-11:30am

11:00-11:30am

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

5 lesson set 5 lesson set 7 Lesson set 8 Lesson set 10 Lesson set 7 Lesson set Level 1 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, 10:30-11:00am 10:30-11:00am 3:30-4:00pm 10:30-11:00am basic back crawl & 5 metre swim. 11:00-11:30am 11:00-11:30am

Description/Level

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-:5:45pm

3:30-4:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:00-4:30pm

8 Lesson set

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-5:45pm

4:30-5:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

8 Lesson set

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

4:00-4:30pm

4:00-4:30pm

8 Lesson set

Tues/Thur Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Apr. 30 - May 23 May 27- Jun. 19 May 28 - Jun. 20

Spring School Age Lessons

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Class

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Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M

10 metre front, back & side swims & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 15 metre swim.

Whale – Age: 3-6Y

Front, back, & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 10 metre swim.

Crocodile – Age: 3-6Y

Front, back, roll-over, & side swims, deep water activities & 5 metre swim.

Sunfish – Age: 3-6Y

Front & back floats & swims, rollover swims, & 2 metre swim.

Salamander – Age: 3-6Y

Front & Back floats & glides & 1 metre swim with help.

Sea Otter – Age: 3-6Y

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.

Duck - Age: 13M – 24M

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

10:00-10:30am

9 lesson set

Description

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

Mon-Fri Jul. 2 - 12

11:00-11:30am

11:00-11:30am

10:15-10:45am

10:15-10:45am

10:30-11:00am

10 lesson set

Mon-Fri Jul. 15 - 26

11:00-11:30am

11:00-11:30am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

9:00-9:30am

9 lesson set

Mon-Fri Jul. 29 - Aug 9

11:00-11:30am

11:00-11:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:30-11:00am

10 lesson set

Mon-Fri Aug. 12 - 23

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

9:30-10:00am

5 lesson set

Mon-Fri Aug. 26 - 30

Summer Preschool Lessons


Level 10 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 50 metre elementary backstroke, breaststroke, & side stroke & 500 metre swim.

Level 9 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre breaststroke & side stroke & 400 metre swim.

Level 8 – Age: 5-14Y 75 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre breaststroke, & 300 metre swim.

Level 7 – Age: 5-14Y 50 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre elementary backstroke, whip kick on front & 150 metre swim.

Level 6 – Age: 5-14Y 25 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre elementary backstroke, & 75 metre swim.

Level 5 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre front & back crawl, whip kick on back, & 50 metre swim.

Level 4 – Age: 5-14Y 15 metre back swim, 10 metre front swim & 25 metre swim.

Level 3 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic front crawl & 15 metre swim.

Level 2 – Age: 5-14Y Side swim & basic front crawl, deep water activities & 10 metre swim.

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

Description/Level

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

11:00-11:45am

11:00-11:45am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

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

9 lesson set

Mon-Fri Jul. 2 - 12

10:45-11:45am

10:45-11:45am

10:45-11:45am

9:00-9:45am

9:00-9:45am

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

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

10 lesson set

Mon-Fri Jul. 15 - 26

10:15-11:15am

10:15-11:15am

10:15-11:15am

9:30-10:15am

9:30-10:15am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

9:00-9:30am

9 lesson set

Mon-Fri Jul. 29 - Aug 9

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

10:30-11:15am

10:30-11:15am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

10:00-10:30am

10 lesson set

Mon-Fri Aug. 12 - 23

11:00-12:00pm

11:00-12:00pm

11:00-12:00pm

11:00-11:45am

11:00-11:45am

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

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

5 lesson set

Mon-Fri Aug. 26 - 30

Summer School Age Lessons

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Registered Aquatic Fitness Room Programs

Aqua Board Boot Camp Mondays, Apr. 1 – Jun. 24 . 10 wks 6:00 - 6:45 am . *** No Class Apr. 22, 29 or May 20 Fridays, Apr. 5 – Jun. 28. 11 wks ** 6:00 - 6:45 am . *** No Class Apr. 26 $100 Adult $75 Senior/Youth ** $110 Adult $82.50 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 Wednesday, Apr. 10 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

Adult Fitness Room Orientation . 16+ yrs Saturday, Apr. 13 10:30 am - 1:30 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 Fall Into Fit Circuit . 16+ yrs Wednesdays, Apr. 3 – Jun. 26 . 11 wks ** 6:00 - 6:45 am . *** No Class Apr. 24 or May 1 Wednesdays, Jul. 3 –31 . 4 wks Wednesdays, Aug. 7 – 28 . 4 wks 6:00 - 6:45 am . *** No Class Jul. 24 $40 Adult $30 Senior/Youth ** $110 Adult $82.50 Senior/Youth Early Bird gets the worm and a full body strength and cardio class. Beginners welcome! Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 4, maximum 6 registrants

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. 28


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.

Monday

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. 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.

NVAC Aquatic Fitness Programs

Aqua Board Boot Camp 6:00-6:45am ***Registered Class***

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am

Aqua Joggers 6:15-7:00am

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am

Aqua Board Boot Camp 6:00-6:45am ***Registered Class***

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm

Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm

Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

Evening Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm

Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm

Evening Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

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Advanced Leadership Programs

Standard First Aid (SFA) . 15 yrs Saturday - Sunday, Apr. 6 – 7 . 2 days Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm . $145 Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Lifesaving Society First Aid is the most comprehensive first aid program for the general public and a prerequisite for National Lifeguard. Learn how to assess and treat airway, breathing and circulatory emergencies; and management of medical, musculoskeletal and environmental emergencies. Certification also includes CPR-C/AED. 100% attendance is required. Min. 6 Candidates required. Standard First Aid Recert (SFAR) . 15 yrs + previous SFA Sunday, Apr. 7 . 1 day 9:00 am - 5:30 pm . $95 Recertification of Standard First Aid, please bring original Standard First Aid card, from one of the following agencies: any branch of the Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Ski Patrol. 100% attendance is required. National Lifeguard (NL) . 16 yrs, Bronze Cross & SFA TBA . $395 Pre-requisites: SFA valid within two years, Bronze Cross and must be 16 years by the last day of the course. The Lifesaving Society’s NL award is recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada. NL training prepares lifeguard’s to prevent incidents and in the effective resolution of emergencies if needed. NL is worth two Grade 12 High School credits. 100% attendance is required. Min. 6 Candidates required.

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National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Tuesday, Apr. 30 . 1 day 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm . $125 Please bring your original certificate. 100% attendance is required. Cala Workshops . 16 yrs Saturday, May. 4 8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 5:00pm $94.50 for 1, or $168 for 2 Saturday AM – Aqua Inspiration – Winning Aqua Warm ups, Creative Cardio using Equipment & Teaching Tips. Saturday PM – Aqua Combo – Aqua Jogging Formats & Program Design with Warm Water Dynamic and Passive Stretching Techniques. 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 National Lifeguard (NL) . 16 yrs, Bronze Cross & SFA Tuesday Jul. 2 – Sunday Jul. 7 Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm . $395 Monday - Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm . Pre-requisites: SFA valid within two years, Bronze Cross and must be 16 years by the last day of the course. The Lifesaving Society’s NL ward is recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada. NL training prepares lifeguard’s to prevent incidents and in the effective resolution of emergencies if needed. NL is worth two Grade 12 High School credits. 100% attendance is required. Min. 6 Candidates required. National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Sunday, Jul. 7 . 1 day 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm . $125 Please bring your original certificate. This clinic is for individuals needing to recertify their NL award. A current CPR-C or Standard First Aid award is recommended. 100% attendance is required.


Emergency First Aid Child Care (EFC) . 15 yrs Saturday, Sep. 28 . 1 day Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm . $95 This program is designed for those working in the child care industry. Program length and content meets the requirements as outlined by the Ministry of Health for Child Care Workers. Certification includes CPR-B/AED 100% attendance is required. Min. 6 Candidates required. Standard First Aid (SFA) . 15 yrs Saturday - Sunday, Oct. 5 – 6 . 2 days Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm . $145 Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Lifesaving Society First Aid is the most comprehensive first aid program for the general public and a prerequisite for National Lifeguard. Learn how to assess and treat airway, breathing and circulatory emergencies; and management of medical, musculoskeletal and environmental emergencies. Certification also includes CPR-C/AED. 100% attendance is required. Min. 6 Candidates required Standard First Aid Recert (SFAR) . 15 yrs + previous SFA Sunday, Oct. 6 . 1 day 9:00 am - 5:30 pm . $95 Recertification of Standard First Aid, please bring original Standard First Aid card, from one of the following agencies: any branch of the Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Ski Patrol. 100% attendance is required.

ParticipACTION!! Community Better Challenge events! National Health & Wellness Day Saturday, Jun. 1 . 1 day – Free Registration 10:00 am - 10:30 am . Circuit Fitness - NVAC 10:35am - 11:05 am . Circuit Fitness - NVAC 11:20 am -11:50 am . Aqua Board - NVAC 11:55 am -12:25 pm . Aqua Board - NVAC 1:00 pm -1:30 pm . Dance Fit – Lawn Bowling Centre Celebrate National Health & Wellness by coming out and trying a Circuit Fit class in the fitness room or the Aqua Boards in the pool! Dance Fit will be at the Lawn Bowling Centre. Must be 16 yrs of age or have completed the fitness room orientation to participate. Limited spots available so register today!!! Must be 16 yrs of age or have completed the fitness room orientation to participate. Limited spots available so register today!!! Kidz Tri It & Adult Tri it Triathlon . All Ages Sunday, Jun. 2 . 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. Youth 14+ & Adultz Tri it Super Sprint Distances! Have you always wanted to try a triathlon? Here is your opportunity! Kidz tri it! $15 • Adultz tri it! $25 Extra-curricular games and events after the race until 12:00 pm. Yoga with Trish Davey, Dance Fit with Krista Minar, Fire Department combat challenge, various booths, vendors, demo’s and much more to come. Ages & Distances

Swim

Bike

Run

3-6 yrs

25 m

1k

550m

6-8 yrs

75 m

2k

2k

8-10 yrs

125 m

4.6 k

2k

11-13 yrs

200 m

5k

3k

14+ Adult

300 m

10 k

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Reasons to become a Lifeguard Gain valuable leadership, communication and teamwork skills that can be used in any employment environment. Earn high school credits for grades 11 & 12. Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructors are needed for all public pools, so take the training and get a job that will take you places! See the box below on steps to become a lifeguard and check out pages 30 & 31 for upcoming courses being offered in Merritt.

Steps toSteps Becoming a Lifeguard? to Become A Lifeguard Bronze Medallion (Pre-requisite - 13 yrs or Bronze Star)

Bronze Cross (Pre-requisite Bronze Medallion)

Standard First Aid - 15 yrs

Lifesaving Instructor (Pre-requisite - 16yrs & Bronze Cross)

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Parks • Trails • Amenities

ROTARY PARK

LIONS MEMORIAL PARK

1990 MAXWELL AVE.

2408 VOGHT ST.

CENTENNIAL PARK

N’KWALA PARK

1350 GOVERNMENT AVE.

2050 MERRITT AVE.

SPIRIT SQUARE

COLDWATER RIVER TRAIL

2026 GRANITE AVE.

1301 VOGHT ST.

CENTRAL PARK

2975 VOGHT ST.

VOGHT PARK

1500 CANFORD AVE. Sports Box

FAIRLEY PARK

1788 QUILCHENA AVE

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

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

250.315.1050

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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 Courthouse Arts Gallery & Nicola Valley Community Arts Council 250-378-6515 nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com nicolavalleyartscouncil.com

SPORTS & FITNESS Coquihalla Taekwondo Ed Nedokus: 250-378-2186 Merritt Country Run Society 250-315-0331 merrittcountryrun@gmail.com merrittcountryrun.ca  Merritt Curling Club Paul Montgomery: 250-378-3975 Merritt Dance Society Lizette Nel 250-378-9898

Merritt Community Choir Ellen Nast: 250-378-9899

Merritt & District Tennis Club Harbans Sandhu: 250-378-5687 harbans3@telus.net

Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society Margaret Carlson: 250-378-5645

Merritt Golf & Country Club 250-378-9414 sydnell@yahoo.com

Merritt Live Theatre Society & Say So Expression Society Mil Juricic: 250-315-5673

Merritt Lawn Bowling Joe Geill: 250-378-2095

Nicola Valley Community Band James Clarke 250-315-7724 Steve Rose (booking) 250-378-5031 jamesaclark39@gmail.com

Merritt Minor Hockey Association Peter Schmid president@merrittminorhockey.com Merritt Mixed Slow-Pitch Lisa DeWinter: 250-315-3127

Nicola Valley Film Society 250-378-5190

Merritt Mountain Bike Association merrittbiking@yahoo.ca www.merrittmountainbiking.com

Sagebrush Spinners & Weavers Diana Grimshire 250-378-9703 dianagrim66@gmail.com

Merritt Otters Swim Club Yves LeFebvre 250-315-8438 merokpres@gmail.com ottersmerritt@gmail.com

SENIOR GROUPS

Merritt Volleyball Association Angela Russell 250-378-0010

Merritt Senior Citizen Association 250-378-3763

Merritt Youth Soccer Association Kelly Donaldson 250-320-8080 www.merrittyouthsoccer.com Nicola Nordic Ski Club Kate Anderson: 250-378-9674

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Nicola Valley Archery Club B.J. Moore: 250-280-0304 brian.moore@gov.bc.ca Nicola Valley Minor Lacrosse Association nicolavalleylacrosse.com SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Angels Animal Rescue Judanna: 250-378-5223 250-315-5276 Facebook: Angels Animal Rescue Merritt Ask Wellness 250-315-0098 BC Ambassadors Teresa Dares 250-374-6911 www.bcambassadorsprogram.com Cadet Corps, 950 Rocky Mountain Rangers Tracey Woods-Brooks 250-378-4722 Debra Wilkins 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 http://abilitasfoundation.org Community Futures Nicola Valley 250-378-3923 Community Policing Office 250-378-3955 Conayt Friendship Society Office 250-378-5107


Community Directory 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 Merritt Centennials Hockey Club Society Liz Brackenreed : 250-378-6940 Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce 250-378-5634

Nicola Valley Community Garden Society Ellen Miller 250-375-1012 Nicola Valley Explorers Tom Reynolds: 250-315-0331 Nicola Valley Cruisers Car Club Norma Mervyn: 250-378-5761 Susan Roline: 250-378-9569 Nicola Valley Fall Fair Association Kathy Reimer: 250-378-7270 Nicola Valley Figure Skating Club Jill Starrs: 250-378-0114

Merritt & District Hospice Society Gillian Sanford: 250-280-4040

Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club Paul Komonoski: 250-378-4904 nvfishandgameclub.ca

Merritt Little Britches Rodeo www.bclbra.org

Nicola Valley & District Food Bank Elissa Baron: 250-378-2282

Merritt Snowmobile Club Adam McDonald: 250-375-3673

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

Merritt Stock Car Association Susanne Snider: 250-936-9296 merrittspeedway.ca Merritt Transit System (bus) 250-378-4080 Merritt Youth & Family Resource Society 250-378-4878 Navy League of Canada Corp. Ellen Monroe: 250-280-6944 Nicola Family Therapy 250-378-9222 Nicola Naturalists Society Alan Burger: 250-378-2468 aburger@uvic.ca www.nicolanaturalist.com

Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Debra Wilkins 250-280-4086 Nicola Valley Search & Rescue Tracy Dunsmore: 250-378-3955

Royal Canadian Legion 250-378-5631 Special Olympics BC- Merritt Chapter Interior Community Services Brenda Curnow: 250-280-4916 The Merritt Elks Club Larry Hintz: 250-378-7886 The Knights of Columbus Andy Diffon: 250-378-3910 Valley Scrapbookers 250-315-1050 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Al 250-378-7402 Jack 250-378-2662 Work BC 250-378-5151 TOURISM Tourism Merritt 250-378-8619, info@tourismmerritt.com www.TourismMerritt.com #ExploreMerritt Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House 250-378-0349

Nicola Valley Women’s Institute 250-378-2536

Gold Country Communities Society 250-457-6606 www.exploregoldcountry.com

North West Mud Racing Association Facebook: NWMRA nwmra.com

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 250-860-5999 www.totabc.org

Pacific Forest Car Rally Nicki Beverly: 1-250-574-4363 nicki@rallybc.com pacificforestrally.com Rotary Club of Merritt www.rotarymerritt.com Meetings: Monday @ Brambles-12:10 pm

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Merritt Activity Guide Spring Summer 2019  

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