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ACTIVITY GUIDE

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

To prevent program cancellations, please Brought to you by the Department of Recreation & Facilities

register in advance.


Facility Info Merritt City Hall

The Merritt Library (TNRD)

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

1691 Garcia St 250-378-4737 Tuesday – Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Merritt Civic Centre (MCC)

The Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House

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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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

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Mayor’s Message On behalf of Council and staff at the City of Merritt, I am pleased to provide our latest Activities Guide for Spring/Summer of 2020. Our Department of Recreation & Facilities publishes a new Activity Guide three times every year. The Guide is also available online at Merritt.ca. This way, our citizens have up-to-date information available at their fingertips to plan for social, physical, educational, and other events. Our staff are committed to providing activities and programs that you, our citizens, want and enjoy. We provide those activities in a safe and friendly environment, while keeping the prices affordable to our citizens. Please feel free to contact our Recreation & Facilities Department at the Merritt Civic Centre at 250-315-1050 to: • Inquire about current programs and timing • Teach or instruct an activity or program • Rental of our facilities • Talk constructively about adding programs or events that may better our delivery of service to the public. I would like to thank our dedicated staff and loyal sponsors for their contributions and efforts in advancing the City of Merritt towards being the jewel it is meant to be! I personally wish you and your loved ones well in your journey through selecting the right activities. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy connecting with others! Sincerely, Linda A. Brown, Mayor

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Civic Facility Information��������������������������������������������������� 2

Mayor’s Message ��������������������������������������������������������������� 3 MCC Rentals ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 NVAC Rentals �������������������������������������������������������������������� 5 NVMA Rentals....................................................................  6 Community Events������������������������������������������������������������ 7 Children’s Programs ....................................................... 10 Birthday Parties @ MCC�������������������������������������������������� 11 Specialty Programs ��������������������������������������������������������� 12 Speciality and K9 Programs������������������������������������������� 13 Registration Information�������������������������������������������������� 13 At the Art Gallery�������������������������������������������������������������� 14 Seniors Programs ����������������������������������������������������������� 15 Fitness Programs ������������������������������������������������������������ 16 NVMA�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17

Aquatic Events ���������������������������������������������������������������� 19 Aquatic Admissions��������������������������������������������������������� 20 Aquatic Guide������������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Aquatic Programs������������������������������������������������������������ 22 Red Cross Swim Lessons����������������������������������������������� 23 School Age Lessons ������������������������������������������������������ 24 Preschool Lessons ��������������������������������������������������������� 26 Advanced Leadership Training �������������������������������������� 27 Reasons to Become a Lifeguard ����������������������������������� 28 Birthday Parties @ NVAC������������������������������������������������� 29 Registered Aquatic Fitness �������������������������������������������� 30 Aquatic Fitness ��������������������������������������������������������������� 31 Recycle Information��������������������������������������������������������� 32 Parks, Trails & Amenities ................................................ 33 Community Directory ...................................................... 34

Special Events����������������������������������������������������������������� 18 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 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 Recreation & Facilities Department 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: City of Merritt Department of Recreation & Facilities Staff Members and Tourism Merritt.

All rights reserved. No part of this guide may be reproduced without prior written consent of the Merritt Herald publisher. Copyright 2020 M e rri t t C ivi c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 315 .10 5 0

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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

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Seating Capacity

Entire Auditorium 520 East Auditorium 330 West Auditorium 190 Room 1 25 Room 2 & 3 60 Each Side (Wall Opens) Room 4 30

Rentable Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 am Sunday-Saturday 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 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

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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 (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 • Barbell • Plates • Dumbbells MISC EQUIPMENT • BOSU • Stability ball • Medicine balls • Tubing • Mats • Skipping rope

Phone: 250.378.6662 | Fx. 250.378.3504 | nvac@merritt.ca | M e rri t t C ivi c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 315 .10 5 0

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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 New sound system and LED lighting Rentable Hours: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday-Saturday

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 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

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Community Events April 2020 April 2020

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Add Your Event Here! Keep up to date on community events by visiting www.tourismmerritt/events 5 Mixed Volley Fest CMS, MSS, NVIT & Collettville

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Thu 2 MSS Grad 2020 Drive-Thru Breakfast Public Skate 6:30 - 8:00 . NVMA Drop-in Hockey 8:30 - 10:00 pm . NVMA

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9 Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

Sat 4 Mixed Volley Fest CMS, MSS, NVIT & Collettville

Dive-In Movie 6:00 pm . NVAC Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe 10 Easter Extravaganza 10:00 am . Rotary Pk

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

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

Community Yard Sale & Sports Gear Swap & Sale 8:00 am - 1:00 pm . MCC

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

Fri 3 Mixed Volley Fest CMS, MSS, NVIT & Collettville

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe 13

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17 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

18 Pet Expo 12:00 - 4:00 pm . MCC

Back Door Bandits: Smash Fest. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm . Central Pk 19

Movies 2:00 & 6:00 pm . NVMA 20

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24 CNA Career Fair 9:00 am - 5:00 pm . MCC

25 Ladies Volley Fest CMS, MSS, NVIT & Collettville

Ladies Volley Fest CMS, MSS, NVIT & Collettville Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe 26 Ladies Volley Fest CMS, MSS, NVIT & Collettville

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2 CFDC 2nd Annual Community Engagement Fair 10:00 am - 3:00 pm . MCC

8 Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

9 TNRD Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off 10:00 am - 3:00 pm . MCC

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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

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17 Stock Car Races 1:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

18 Victoria Day . NVAC closed

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1 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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

15 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

16 Nat’l Lifejacket Day

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22 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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29 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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Stock Car Races . Opener 1:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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Community Events Sun

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5 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

6 Stock Car Races 5:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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11 MSS Band Concert 6:00 pm . SS

12 Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

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7 Tri It Triathlon NVAC & Voght Pk

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Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe 14 Merritt Country Run @ Voght Park

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19 MSS Grad Ceremony 7:00 pm . NVMA

Love to Dance Academy Year End Ballet Recital MCC

20 MSS Grad Pictures 3:00 pm . Rotary MSS Grad Parade 5:00 pm . to MCC MSS Grad Dance 6:00 pm . MCC__________ Speedway Races 5:00 pm . Merritt Speedway Ty Pozzobon Invitational PBR . Rodeo Grds_______ Ty Pozzobon Invitational PBR Dance . 7:00 pm - 1:00 am . NVMA Loggers Boot Camp Central Pk_____________ Longest Day of Play

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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

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23 SCIDES Grad Ceremony 10:30 am . MCC

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26 NVAC closes @ 5:00 pm NV Kennel Club Dog Show Voght Pk Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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27 NV Kennel Club Dog Show Voght Pk Merritt Otters Swim Club 8:00 am . NVAC

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July 2020 July 2020

Farmers Market Saturdays . 9:00 am

Merritt Otters Swim Club 8:00 am . NVAC

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Having a fun time in Merritt? Share it with us online at #ExploreMerritt” Farmers Market Saturdays . 9:00 am

1 Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast . 8:00 am . MCC

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

3 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

4 Merritt Little Britches Rodeo 9:00 am . Rodeo Grds

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

10 Family Fun Night 6:00 pm . NVAC

11 Stock Car Races 5:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

BASS Coast Music Fest

Canada Day Celebration 10:00 am . Rotary Pk Fireworks . 10:00 pm . Central

5 Merritt Little Britches Rodeo 9:00 am . Rodeo Grds

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19 Ball Tourney 7:00 am . Central Pk

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17 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

18 Ball Tourney 7:00 am . Central Pk

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24 Mixed Slo-Pitch Tourney 6:00 pm . Central Pk

25 Mixed Slo-Pitch Tourney 8:00 am . Central Pk

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe 26 Mixed Slo-Pitch Tourney 8:00 am . Central Pk

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Rockin River Music Fest

Rockin River Music Fest

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Community Events August 2020 August 2020

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Add Your Event Here!

1 Stock Car Races 5:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Keep upMarket to date on community events by Farmers visiting www.tourismmerritt/events Saturdays . 9:00 am 2 Stock Car Races 5:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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3 Civic Holiday . NVAC Closed

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

7 Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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11 Magical Entertainment Magician Leif 6:00 pm . Rotary Pk

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

14 BC Ambassador Pagent 6:00 pm . MCC

15 Stock Car Races 6:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

BC Ambassador Pagent 6:00 pm . MCC

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16 Stock Car Races . Rain Out Day 1:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

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23 Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm

24 Public Skate 6:45 - 7:45 pm

30 Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm

31 Public Skate 6:45 - 7:45 pm

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

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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28 Public Skate 3:30 - 5:00 pm Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

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6 Pancake Breakfast 9:00 am . Rodeo Grds Cowboy Church to follow Rodeo behind the chutes 12 :00 pm_____________ Rodeo . 1:00 pm________ NVAC Closed . 4:00 pm Annual Maintenance_____ Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm . NVMA___ NV Fall Fair Dance Fall Fair Building . 8:30 pm

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14 Public Skate 6:45 - 7:45 pm . NVMA

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Public Skate 6:45 - 7:45 pm . NVMA

5 Rodeo behind the chutes rodeo stock . 12:00 pm

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

Rodeo . 1:00 pm

Terry Fox Run . 40th Anniversary 10:00 am . Voght Pk Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm . NVMA 27 Lower Nicola Garlic Fest & Antique Tractor Show 9:00 am . Smith Pioneer Pk

NV Rodeo Dance 7:00 pm . MCC

11 Public Skate 3:30 - 5:00 pm . NVMA

12 Stock Car Races . 1:00 pm . Merritt Speedway

Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

Ladies Rule Slow Pitch 7:00 am . Central Pk

18 Logger Show . Central Pk

19 Logger Show . Central Pk

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Ladies Rule Slow Pitch 7:00 am . Central Pk

20 Logger Show . Central Pk

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Nicola Valley Fall Fair . Fall Fair Buildings (Sept 4-7)

Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm . NVMA

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Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe 25 Public Skate 3:30 - 5:00 pm . NVMA Open Mic Night 7:00 pm . Kekuli Cafe

NVAC Fitness Room ONLY 28 Public Skate 6:45 - 7:45 pm . NVMA

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NVAC REOPEN

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Children’s Programs

Parent ‘n’ Tot Exercise . 2-5 yrs Mondays, March 30 – June 29 . 12 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 program. Minimum 6! (no class April 13 + May 18) Instructed by Andrea Shintah Healthy Beginnings . 0-6 yrs Mondays, March 30 – June 29 . 12 wks 9:00 am – 12:00 pm . 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 (no class April 13 + May 18) Babysitter’s Course . 11+ yrs Saturday, May 30 Friday, August 14 9:00 am – 4:00 pm . $60 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!

Gymnastics Wednesdays, April 8 – June 3 . 8 wks 3 – 4 yrs 3:30 – 4:15 pm $ 75 5 – 6 yrs 4:15 – 5:15 pm $100 7 – 9 yrs 5:15 – 6:15 pm $100 10 – 12 yrs 6:15 – 7:15 pm $100 Trampoline 7:15 – 8:15 pm $100 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. (no class May 13) Minimum 6! Instructed by Colleen Kidz Tri It & Adultz Tri it Triathlon . All ages Sunday, Jun. 7 . 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! Youth and Adults have you always wanted to try a triathlon? Here is your opportunity! Kidz tri it! $15 Adultz tri it! $25 Ages & Distances

Swim

Bike

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3-6 yrs

25 m

1k

550m

6-8 yrs

75 m

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2k

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125 m

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2k

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200 m

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Children’s Programs

Spring Break Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20 . 5 days 8:30 am – 4:00 pm . $125/wk or $30/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! **please register by Monday, March 9** Min 8/Max 16 Summer Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday, June 29 – Friday, September 4 . 10 wks 8:30 am – 4:00 pm . $125/wk or $30/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. Minimum 6! Sign up early as spaces are limited! **please register in advance**

Girls Field Hockey . 11-14 yrs Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 7 – 30 . 4 wks/8 classes Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 5 – 28 . 4 wks/8 classes 4:15 – 5:15 pm . $40/ea session @ Smith Pioneer Park, Lower Nicola 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. Minimum 6! Instructed by Erin Peters Hug-a-Tree and Survive Thursday, April 2 . FREE 4:00 – 5:00 pm This is an RCMP search and rescue initiative that helps lost children survive in the woods. This proactive preventative program originated in San Diego, CA after a nine-year-old boy became lost and tragically died in the wilderness. A core program under the AdventureSmart banner, Hug-a-Tree and Survive teaches children invaluable outdoor survival lessons. This is a FREE program but registration is required as space is limited. Instructed by Constable Dunsmore

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) M e rri t t C ivi c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 315 .10 5 0

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Sports Gear Sale & Swap Sunday, April 5 10:00 am – 1:00 pm . $5/table Do you have a growing pile of outgrown sports gear, or items just not being used anymore? Bring all your “sports treasures” to the Civic Centre and join others, under one roof for our first annual SPORTS GEAR SALE & SWAP! Active by Nature . 12-18 yrs Saturdays: Meet at monthly locations at 10:00 am . $5/pp April 18: Radio – Windy Canyon Radio Tower Hike (approx. 3-5 hrs) 3 difficulty May 16: Kane Valley (approx. 2-4 hrs) 2 difficulty June 20: Kentucky Alleyne (approx. 2-4 hrs) 1 difficulty July 18: Sugar Loaf Mountain (approx. 3-5 hrs) 3 difficulty August 15: Flat Iron Lake Coquihalla Mountain Pass (approx. 8-10 hrs) 5 difficulty Out of town transport would be required, hike starts @ 8:00 am. Challenging hike, participation in previous hikes required October 17: Tom Lacey Trail (approx. 2-4 hrs) 2 difficulty (1 to 5 difficulty scale) Stash Buster Quilting Weekends . 16+ yrs May 6 - 8 . $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 June 5 – 7 . $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 and chances to win door prizes. Enjoy the quilt shop, lots of quilts, friends, food and sew Registration: Monday, March 23 @ 9:00 am for the June Crop 12 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

Women & Girls Self-Defense . 12+ Thursday, May 28 5:30 – 7:00 pm . $20/pp or $30/guardian & girl Our women’s self-defense seminar is designed to teach women how to defend against any attacker – even those who are significantly larger in size. Our instructors Marcelo Alonso, 6th Degree Blackbelt (under Master Carlson Gracie Sr) and his student Kru Melissa Moses (owner of Nicola Valley Muay Thai & self-defense) will help you run drills to simulate realistic attack and escape situations you might encounter in the real world. With practice, you can leverage an attacker’s weight against them, allowing you to escape and get to safety unharmed. Begin to Run Tuesdays . 5:45 – 7:00 pm 10K . $70 . March 17 – June 9 . 13 wks 5K . $60 . April 21 – June 9 . 8 wks (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 10th Annual Merritt Country Run Saturday, June 14. Instructed by Stacey Krajci

Wilderness First Aid And Survival Training Learning in the outdoors... learn lifesaving first aid skills and survival techniques. 5 days / 2 weekends and 2 Friday nights. $600.00 or $1000 per couple. Courses provided June thru September. Please text 250.378.5223 or email judannadawn@gmail.com S p rin g / S u m m e r • 2 0 2 0


Specialty & K9 Programs

Prenatal Classes Tuesdays, May 26 – June 9 . 3 wks 6:00 – 8:00 pm . $115 Feel prepared and excited for your birth experience, and begin your journey as a parent with confidence! This 4 week prenatal course will cover a variety of topics, including nutrition, relaxation and comfort techniques, stages of labour and delivery, making informed choices, and preparing for postpartum, all while focussing on connecting with your partner and with baby. Instructor Sarah Molnar is a practicing DONA doula, a MotherWit postpartum doula, a mother of three boys and a local business owner. She has a keen interest in developing and maintaining a sense of community for new parents so that they can learn to slow down and support each other. Course fee includes birthing person and partner or support person. Minimum 4 pairs, maximum 8 pair Basic Manners (Dog Obedience) Tuesdays, April 7 – May 19 5:00 – 6:00 pm . $75 Learn to use positive, effective methods to get the behaviours you want while making training fun for both you and your canine companion. **no dogs in attendance, April 7** Instructed by Sylvia Currie

Puppy Preschool . -16 wks Tuesdays, April 7 – May 12 6:30 – 7:30 pm . $62.50 This class is for puppies under 16 weeks of age at the start of the class series. We work on prevention and early solutions to behaviour issues, and provide experiences with people, dogs, sights, sounds, foundational skills, and body handling to prepare your young pups for their big life ahead! Your puppy must have a veterinarian health check and initiation of a vaccination series at least 10 days prior to the first class. **no dogs in attendance, April 7** Instructed by Sylvia Currie K9 Nose Work - Intro to Odour Thursdays, March 5 – 26 . 4 wks Thursdays, April 2 – 30 . 5 wks 6:00 – 7:15 pm . $80/$100 Intro to Nose Work – an introduction to canine scent detection. Available to all dogs. No prior training needed. On Leash & Off Leash Handling – learning leash handling skills and reading your dog’s communication. Pre-requisite: Intro to NW. Advanced Odour Thursdays, March 5 – 26 . 4 wks Thursdays, April 2 – 30 . 5 wks 7:30 – 8:45 pm . $80/$100 Introduction to birch oil as their first trained odour. Working on reading the dog while he/she is sourcing the hide.

Registration Information Registration: You can register for any recreation program(s) at the MCC (250.315.1050 ) or NVAC (250.378.6662). We accept, cash, debit, Mastercard or Visa and can take registration over the phone, with payment. Refunds: Full refunds will be provided for programs that are cancelled due to lack of registration.

MCC Office and Program Holidays: Closed on all statutory holidays. Rentals available anytime. NVAC Holidays: Closed on statutory holidays Victoria Day through Labour Day. Open on statutory holidays Thanksgiving through Easter. Hours of operation 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Withdrawals: Withdrawals that occur 1 week prior to program start date will receive a full refund. Anything under the week (7 days) will be subject to a $10 withdrawal fee. M e rri t t C ivi c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 315 .10 5 0

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Nicola Valley Community Arts Council Programs “Building Community Through the Arts” ONGOING NVCAC PROGRAMS: Open Mic Night At Kekuli Cafe Friday nights, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Sign up to perform, or just come and enjoy the live music and spoken word!

Mosaics with Mischelle Pierce Thursday, May 14 6:30 – 8:30 pm . $45 Learn the basics of mosaics with a fun garden pot! All materials provided but you can contribute your own as well. Min /4 Max 8

Art Exhibitions in the Gallery! Check our Nicola Valley Arts Gallery page for our current show! Be sure to pop in and see!

“Paint the Town!” Saturday, June 27 . 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Urban sketching gone local – learn to sketch for fun and travel. Your memories will be amazing if you sketch what you see! Courthouse Arts Gallery Instructor – Jean Kiegerl, local artist (Kiegerl.ca) Two hour tutorial and two hours on-site guided practice Suitable for any adult and for children over 7 (with adult if under 14) $45 (plus NVCAC membership of $15/year for adults, free for children) All supplies included. Min 8/Max 20.

Fibre Arts Group 1st Tuesday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm $2 Donation . contact Diana 250-315-9461 Merritt Drum Connection with Raven Ritcey Tuesdays . 6:00 – 8:00 pm . $2 donation Contact djembedjango@hotmail.com “The drum is calling you!” Merritt Ukulele Circle (MUC) with Richard Lepinsky Beginners to Experienced 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm $2 Donation . under 14 yrs, accompanied by adult Contact percman54@gmail.com “I love playing in the MUC!” Gallery Makerspace at the Courthouse Gallery Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 16+ yrs $2 Donation (sometimes more for special projects & materials) Family Art Fun Makerspace . once a month $20 per family of four “Gallery Makerspace” is an NVCAC workspace at the Courthouse Gallery where people with common interests can meet and create a variety of art mediums. Usually led by artist Diane Wandler, or another local artist. Visit our NVCAC Facebook page to check for the art focus for the week! REGISTERED PROGRAMS: Art Buds with Jano Howarth . 6-10 yrs Thursdays, April 2 – 30 . 5 wks 3:30 – 5:00 pm . $75 From sculpture to canvas painting. Min 6/Max 10 Needle Felting with Mischelle Pierce Thursday, April 9 6:30 – 8:30 pm . $25 (all materials included) Learn the basics of needle felting and make a little Easter Basket. Min 6/Max 10 Garden Art Clay Pots with Diane Wandler . 16+ yrs Saturday, April 18 1:00 – 4:00 pm . $10 Register at Gallery Drummaking Day . 16+ yrs Elder Norman Reitasket- drummaker, storyteller Sunday, May 9 12:30 – 5:30 . $235 Includes all materials, beverage and snack Min. 5 14 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

Go to our Facebook page for changes and additions for the summer months! Stay up to date with the NVCAC! Join for $15 yearly and receive our monthly Newsletter. Contact Jano Howarth nicolavallleyartsgallery@gmail.com Karen Otway nvcac.vicepres@gmail.com More info at nicolavalleyartscouncil.com

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September 26 & 27 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Vendors interested in the event ... Please contact us at lower.nicola.bc.garlic.fest@gmail.com Come enjoy our little community! Smith Pioneer Park, Lower Nicola 2438 Aberdeen Road Lower Nicola, BC

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Programs @ the Seniors Centre

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall

Mondays . April – June . FREE Fridays . April – June $2 drop-in 10:00 – 11:00 am (no class every 2nd Friday) Instructed by Illa Jackson

Cribbage

Mondays . April – June 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Bingo

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

Duplicate Bridge

Tuesdays . April – June . 7:00 pm

Carpet Bowling

Wednesdays . April – June . 1:30 pm

Court Whist

Wednesdays, April – June . 7:00 pm

Floor Curling

Thursdays . April – June . 12:45 pm Saturdays . April – June . 12:45 pm

Floor Shuffleboard

Thursdays . April – June . 3:00 pm

Pool

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Drop-in Lunch

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

Rummoli & Games

Fridays . April – June . 7:00 pm

General Meeting 2nd Friday 1:30 pm

Drop-in Activities

Fridays . April – June 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturdays . April – June 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Potluck

Last Friday of the month 5:30

Jam Sessions

Saturdays . April – June. 6:30 pm (3rd Sat of each month) Local music, dance, food & friends! 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 Monday/Wednesday . July 12:15 - 1:00 pm . $5 drop in What a great way to get a quick boost to make it thru the long afternoon! (no class on stat holidays) Instructed by Trish Davey Vinyasa Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, March 30 – June 15 . 10 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $90 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 Apr 13, May 18) Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey Yin Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, March 30 – June 15 . 10 wks 7:00 – 8:00 pm . $90 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 Apr 13, May 18). Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey Flow Yoga . 14+ yrs Wednesdays, April 1 – June 17 . 10 wks 5:30 – 6:30 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! (no class Apr 15, May 20) Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey

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Full Body Fitness Tuesdays, March 31 – May 5 . 6 wks Tuesdays, May 12 – June 23 . 7 wks 6:15 – 7:00 am . $30/$35 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 Dance Fit . 14+ yrs Wednesdays, April 1 – May 13 . 7 wks 6:45 – 7:45 pm . $63 Bust a move, shake your tail-feathers and drop it like it’s hot! 1 hour 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 10! Instructed by Krista Minar Abs & Arms . 14+ yrs Thursdays, April 2 – May 7 . 6 wks Thursdays, May 14 – June 25 . 7 wks 6:15 – 7:00 am . $30/$35 Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony combined with upper body strengthening. 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 Meditation Wednesdays April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19 6:45 – 7:45 pm . FREE Explore a new chapter with Ros from the Library! She’s bringing her meditation to the Civic Center, so take some time to relax, look inward, and learn simple ways to meditate. In partnership with the Thompson Nicola Regional Library Instructed by Ros Duclos S p rin g / S u m m e r • 2 0 2 0


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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday March 13

March 15

March 16

Public Skate 5:15-6:15 pm

Public Skate 6:45-7:45 pm

March 22 Public Skate 5:15-6:15 pm

Marc 29

Public Skate 5:15-6:15 pm

March 17

Stick n Puck 4:30-6:00 pm

March 24

March 23

March 19

March 18

Stick n Puck 4:30-6:00 pm

Stick n Puck 5:30-7:00 pm

March 25

Drop-in Hockey 8:00-9:30

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

Stick n Puck 4:30-6:00 pm

Stick n Puck 5:15-6:45 pm

March 30

March 31

April 1

Public Skate 6:45-7:45 pm

Drop-in Ball Hockey Fridays, April 17 – July 17 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.

March 26

Saturday March 14

Public Skate 3:30-5:00 pm

Nicola Valley Skate Club Year End Perfromance 4:00 pm

March 20

March 21

Public Skate 3:30-5:00 pm

March 27

March 28

Junior Native Tournament April 2

Public Skate 6:30-9:00 pm Drop-in Hockey 8:30-10:00

Bike Rodeo . 5+ yrs Wednesday, July 8 10:30 – 11:30 am . FREE @ the NVMA This is a great way for kids and their families to learn about biking safety. Kids bring their own bikes to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. **please register in advance, by July 3**

Merritt Hockey School

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Special Events

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

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.

Pet Expo Saturday, April 18 12:00 – 4:00 pm . $5/table Learn about the pet services and clubs here in Merritt and area. Dogs, cats, horses and all! Come and tour the booths and demos and see if there is something here for you! To get involved, ask questions or set up a booth, please email fpeat@merritt.ca

Music in the Park Thursdays, July + August 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Rotary Park & Spirit Square . FREE Enjoy a night out, in the beautiful Merritt summer nights with a B.C. band playing your favorite tunes! Some performers to look forward to, are…. Bobby Garcia, Jackson Hollow, Magical Entertainment; Leif the Magician, Outlaws & Lace, The Doug James Band, The Marwills, any many more! Check out www.tourismmerritt.com for all the latest band updates.

Movie Night Saturday, April 18 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm Relax and enjoy a movie on our HUGE movie screen. Admission $5 Concession $1 - $1.25 @ the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena Bike to Work Week Monday, May 25 – Sunday, May 31 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!

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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 Nicola Valley Community Band . 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Q101 Games in the Park 10:00 pm - Fireworks

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Aquatic Special Events Family Fun Nights . All Ages Friday, Mar. 13 Friday, June 12 Thursday, April 9 Friday, July 10 Friday, May 8 Friday, August 14 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, June 19 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, June 20 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, Dive-in Movie . All Ages Thursday, April 9 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, April 12 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm . Regular Sunday admission Come down and hop around with the Easter Bunny and help find all the eggs! National Lifejacket Day . All Ages Thursday, May 14 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, June 6 . FREE – register in advance! 10:00 – 10: 30 am . Board Fit . NVAC 10:45 – 11:15 am . Circuit Fit . NVAC 11:30 am – 12:00 pm . Dance Fit . MCC Celebrate National Health & Wellness Day with the City of Merritt; come out and try Board Fit and Circuit Fit at the Aquatic Centre or Dance Fit at the Merritt Civic Centre. Must be 16 years of age or have completed the fitness room orientation to participate. Limited spots available so register today! N i c o l a Va ll ey Aq u a t i c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 3 7 8 . 6 6 6 2

Kidz Tri It & Adultz Tri it Triathlon . All ages Sunday, Jun. 7 . 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! Youth and Adults have you always wanted to try a triathlon? Here is your opportunity! Kidz tri it! $15 Adultz tri it! $25 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. 6 - 13 - 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 . Sunday, June 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 June 27 & 28 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 26 to accommodate the set up for the meet. National Drowning Prevention Week July 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 Monday, September 7 Please note that the entire facility will be closed Sep. 7 – 13. The fitness room will re-open Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm Sep. 14 – 28. Entire facility will reopen Tuesday, Sep. 29.

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Aquatic Admissions NVAC Regular Hours of Operation NVAC Regular Hours of Operation Area

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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 Leisure Pool Fitness Room

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

Admission Fees

6:00am-8:30pm

6:00am-8:30pm

6:00am-8:30pm

10:00am-5:00pm

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

Admission Fees

Winter Break Schedule December 22 - January 4, 2020 Admission Fees 10 Punch Month Sunday by Category December 22

Drop In Tuesday Monday WednesdayMonthly Thursday Card 23 24 25 26

Tot (0-2 yrs) Free10:00am-3:00pmn/aFacilty Closed 10:00am-4:00pm 6:00am - 8:30pm Dec/Jan Child (3-12 yrs) 29 $ 302.40 $ 31 21.60 $ 1 Free Swim 10:00am-4:00pm 9:00am$- 6:00pm3.00 $ 1:00-4:00pm Youth (13-18 yrs) 27.00 $ 1:00 - 3:00pm Adult (19-59 yrs) $ 4.00 $ 36.00 $ Senior (60+) $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ Student $ 3.20 $ 28.80 $ Lions Den Fitness Room $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ Family 1st Person $ 3.00 n/a Family Additional $ 2.20 n/a Family n/a n/a $

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n/a 10:00am-5:00pm $ 259.204 10:00am-5:00pm $ 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. 20 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

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NVAC Aquatic Guide Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Facilites • 6 Lane - 25 Meter Main Pool • 2 Whirl Pools • Fully Equipped Fitness Room

• Lazy River/Vortex • Dry Sauna

• Tots Pool & Water Sprays • Viewing Deck

Please Shower Before Swimming!

All swimmers are asked to shower thoroughly with soap before entering the pool to help keep the water clean for your swimming enjoyment. Expectations of Adults Swimming with Children (Role of Parent/Guardian 16 yrs +) Caregivers of children 6 and under must always stay within arm’s reach and in full sight of your child while in the pool/facility. • Actively engage with children in the water. Encourage safe entries and exits into or out of the water. Maintain sight and attention of children in your care. • Encourage the safe use of all equipment - slides, diving board, noodles, mats and boats. • Help Lifeguards enforce facility safety rules. Use walking feet on the deck, sliding feet first off, the red rock, jumping off the diving board, sliding down the slide or coming off the rope swing appropriately. Please do not allow your child to climb on the horseshoe or lap lanes. • Encourage safety skills. Teach children to wait for an adult when they come to water. i.e. Stop, Look, Listen, and ask to go in the water! The caregiver should be the first one in the water and last to get out. Pool Diapers should be worn by all children who have not been toilet trained. Persons with diarrhea shall be directed to stay out of the pool until they are well. Please help us to avoid a pool fouling as it is a serious concern, which will lead to pool closures and health concerns. Formed stool pool closure will be a minimum 1-hour closure. Diarrhea or loose stool will result in a minimum 24-hour closure of the pool. Please advise staff immediately if you have had or see a problem. Lap Lanes are usually available however depending on bather load the sharing of a lane may be required. If there are designated slow or fast lanes, please choose a lane most compatible with your skill level. Respect for your fellow swimmer will ensure everyone an enjoyable experience. Please note: • Glass is not allowed at Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre. Due to the danger of glass and bare feet, please use alternative options for drinks or food containers. • Water bottles are not permitted in the sauna. Due to the damage water can have on the elements and electrical components, please drink water on pool deck. • Cell phones are not permitted in the change rooms, or sauna. If you are listening to your personal music, please use earphones/buds, etc. Lion’s Den Fitness Room Policy - 16+ yrs. • Patrons 13 - 15 years must attend a scheduled fitness orientation. Once completed they can use the fitness room while accompanied by an adult 19+ yrs. Please ask the cashier about orientation options. • Clean Indoor running shoes that cover the entire foot must always be worn. • 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 always be worn. • Jeans are not permitted. • Bags, back packs, outside shoes, and all other personal items are not permitted in the fitness room. • Lockers located in the change rooms for this purpose, cost 50 cents (2 quarters).

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Aquatic Programs

Seniors Free Swim Wednesdays . April 1 – May 27 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, April 1 – June 17 . 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.

Craft & Splash Tots . 3-6 yrs Tuesday to Thursday, March 17 – March 26 . 2 wks 10:30 am - 12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk Fridays, April 3 – June 19 . 11 wks 10:30 pm 12:30 pm . $12.75/day *No Class Apr.10 Tuesday to Thursday, July 7 – August 27 . 8 wks 10:30 am – 12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk 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. * Please note there will be no day of registration.* Sign up early as spaces are limited!

NVAC Spring/Summer 2020 Schedule

NVAC Spring 2020 Schedule

Time

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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

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

6:00am - 9:00am

Swim Lessons

9:00am-8:30pm

Open 10:00am-4:00pm

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

Parent & Tot 6 & Under Swim 10:00am-12:00pm

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

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

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

Saturday

Open 10:00am-5:00pm

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Red Cross Swim Lessons

Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices

5 7 30 min $20.25 $28.65 45 min $22.75 $32.15 Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices 1 hr Cross $30.15 $42.50 Red Swim Lesson

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5 30 min $20.25 45 min $22.75 Red Cross Swim 1 hr $30.15

7 $28.65 $32.15 Lessons $42.50

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

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.

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

of level Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle classes are Parent participation. Progression is based on age. requirements. 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 Cross Lesson Swim Kids classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level Swim Transitions

Swim Lesson Transitions

requirements.

Starfish Duck Swim Lesson Sea TurtleTransitions Complete or Incomplete Sea Otter Starfish Salamander Duck Sunfish Incomplete Sea Turtle Complete or Incomplete Sunfish Complete Sea Otter Crocodile Incomplete Salamander Crocodile Complete Sunfish Incomplete Whale Incomplete Sunfish Complete Whale Complete Crocodile Incomplete Crocodile

Complete

Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 1 Level Level 23 Level Level 24 Level 3

When your child is five years old, he or she can move to the Red Cross Swim Kids program or remain in When your child is five years old,are he or she can move totothe Cross Kids Whale Incomplete Level 3 Swim Red Cross Swim Preschool until all levels completed if you prefer stayRed with smaller class sizes. program or remain RedbeCross Swim Preschool until all levels are completed if you By age seven, your child in should registered in Red Cross Swim Kids. Whale Complete Level 4 Please note there are no classes February 15th or 17th prefer to stay with smaller class sizes. By age seven, your child should be registered in

Private Lesson Prices

Red Cross SwimisKids. When your child five years old, he or she can move to the Red Cross Swim Kids Private Lessons program or remain in Red Cross until all levels are completed if you th Please noteSwim there Preschool are no classes Feb.15 or Feb. 17th Interested in Private Please the front deskchild to request private set in prefer to stay withLesson smalleroptions? class sizes. Bycontact age seven, your should be lesson registered up. Options of 1 or multiple days per week are available if scheduling permits. Red Cross Swim Kids. th Private Lesson Prices - 30 no Minute Lesson 4 - 3017 Mintue Lessons Please note Single there are classes Feb.15th or Feb. Children $18.00 $60.00 Each additional Child $7.20 $7.20 Adult $18.90 $63.00

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spring School Age Lessons

Description/Level Level 1 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic back crawl & 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. Level 10 – Age: 5-14Y 100 metre front & back crawl, 50 metre elementary backstroke, breaststroke, & side stroke & 500 metre swim. 24 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

Mon/Wed Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mar.30- Apr. Tues/Thur Saturday Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Mon/Wed Mar. 16 - 20 Mar. 23 - 27 22 Mar.31-Apr.23 Apr. 18 - Jun. 13 Apr.27 - May 20 Apr. 28 - May 21 May 25- Jun. 17 5 lesson set

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10:30-11:00am 10:30-11:00am 3:30-4:00pm 11:00-11:30am 11:00-11:30am

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Description/Level

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Jul. 6 - 17 Jul. 20- 30 Aug. 4 - Aug. 14th Aug. 17 - Aug. 28

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

9 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. N i c o l a Va ll ey Aq u a t i c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 3 7 8 . 6 6 6 2

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10:30-11:00am 9:45-10:15am 9:00-9:30am 11:00-11:30am 10:00-10:30am

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Preschool Lessons Class

Description

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Saturday Mon/Wed Tues/Thur Mon/Wed Mar. 16 - 20 Mar. 23-27 Mar.30-Apr.22 Mar 31 - 23 Apr.18 - Jun.13 Apr.27 - May 20 Apr.28 - May 21 May 25 - Jun. 17

Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M 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 - Age: 25M – 36M Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

5 lesson set

7 Lesson set

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8 Lesson set

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10:00-10:30am

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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. 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.

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Description Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M 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 - Age: 25M – 36M

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

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Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Jul. 6 - 17 Jul. 20 - 30 Aug. 4- Aug. 14 Aug. 17 - 28 10 lesson set 9 lesson set 9 lesson set 10 lessson set

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

Sea Otter – Age: 3-6Y Front & Back floats & glides & 1 metre swim with help.

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Advanced Leadership Programs Standard First Aid Recert (SFAR) . 15 yrs + previous SFA Sunday, March 1 . 1 day 9:00 am - 5:30 pm . $95 Recertification of Standard First Aid, please bring original Standard First Aid card. 100% attendance is required. Standard First Aid Recert (SFAR) . 15 yrs + previous SFA Saturday, March 7 . 1 day 10:00 am – 6:00 pm . $95 Recertification of Standard First Aid, please bring original Standard First Aid card. 100% attendance is required. National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Sunday, March 8 . 1 day 12:00 pm – 4:00 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. National Lifeguard (NL) . 16 yrs, Bronze Cross & SFA Sunday March 15 – Friday March 20 Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm . $395 Monday - Friday 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 award is recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada. NL training prepares lifeguards 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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Water Safety Instructor Recert Sunday, March 8 8:00 am – 12:00 pm . $125 Please bring your original certificate. Strokes Must be at a level 10 to complete, 100% attendance is required. Standard First Aid (SFA) . 15 yrs Saturday - Sunday, June 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. Cala Workshops . 16 yrs Saturday, May. 2 . 8:00 am – 5:30 pm More details to come!!! 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 N i c o l a Va ll ey Aq u a t i c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 3 7 8 . 6 6 6 2

National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Sunday, July 5 . 1 day 12:00 pm – 4:00 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. National Lifeguard (NL) . 16 yrs, Bronze Cross & SFA July 6 – July 11 Monday - Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm . $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 lifeguards 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. Pool Operator Level 1 Saturday April 25 - Sunday April 26 . 2 days Saturday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm . $285 Sunday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm This course will teach you the operations, and maintenance, ie B.C. Health Act regulations. You will learn about pool types and designs, pool chemistry, water testing, forms of disinfecting, including ozone, filtration, preventative and seasonal maintenance, safe handling and storage of pool chemicals, as well as trouble shooting. Pool Operator Level 2 Prerequisite Pool Operator Level 1 Saturday May 23 - Sunday May 24 . 2 days 9:00 am – 4:30 pm . $285 This course will build on basics of Pool Operator Level 1 in the operations, and maintenance of Pools ie B.C. Health Act regulations. 27


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 27 - 28 for upcoming courses being offered in Merritt.

Interested In Becoming a Lifeguard Steps to Becoming a Lifeguard? 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

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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: Hawaiian, Disco, Frozen or Pirate. 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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Registered Aquatic Fitness Programs

Aqua Board Boot Camp Fridays, April 3 – June 19 . 11 wks 6:15 - 7:00 am . $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. (No class April 10) Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 4, maximum 6 registrants Teen Fitness Room Orientation . 13 - 15 yrs Saturday, April 18 10:00am- 12:00pm . $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

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Adult Fitness Room Orientation . 16+ yrs Saturday, April 18 12:30pm- 2:30pm . $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

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.

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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.

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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 Tuesday

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Aqua Board Boot Camp Stretch & Stability Aqua Joggers Stretch & Stability 6:15-7:00am 7:00-7:45am 6:15-7:00am 7:00-7:45am ***Registered Class*** Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

Noon Hour Aqua Fit Noon Hour Aqua Fit Noon Hour Aqua Fit Noon Hour Aqua Fit Noon Hour Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm 12:00-12:45pm 12:00-12:45pm 12:00-12:45pm 12:00-12:45pm Aqua Joggers Evening Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm 6:45-7:30pm N i c o l a Va ll ey Aq u a t i c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 3 7 8 . 6 6 6 2

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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 Ball Diamond

Skateboard Park

Drinking Water

Running Track

Play Ground

Walking Trails

Playing Field

Water Park

Picnic Facilities

Mountain Bike Course

Washrooms

FAIRLEY PARK

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

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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 Merritt Community Choir Ellen Nast: 250-378-9899 Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society Margaret Carlson: 250-378-5645 Merritt Live Theatre Society & Say So Expression Society Mil Juricic: 250-315-5673 Nicola Valley Community Band James Clarke 250-315-7724 Steve Rose (booking) 250-378-5031 jamesaclark39@gmail.com Nicola Valley Film Society 250-378-5190 Sagebrush Spinners & Weavers Diana Grimshire 250-378-9703 dianagrim66@gmail.com SENIOR GROUPS Merritt Senior Citizen Association 250-378-3763 SPORTS & FITNESS Coquihalla Taekwondo Ed Nedokus: 250-378-2186 34 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

Merritt Country Run Society Liz Brackenreed 250-315-9712 Stacey Krajici 250-280-1201 merrittcountryrun@gmail.com merrittcountryrun.ca  Merritt Curling Club Paul Montgomery: 250-378-3975

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Angels Animal Rescue Judanna: 250-378-5223 250-315-5276 Facebook: Angels Animal Rescue Merritt

Merritt Dance Society Lizette Nel 250-378-9898

Ask Wellness 250-315-0098

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

BC Ambassadors Teresa Dares 250-374-6911 www.bcambassadorsprogram.com

Merritt Golf & Country Club 250-378-9414 sydnell@yahoo.com Merritt Lawn Bowling Joe Geill: 250-378-2095 Merritt Minor Hockey Association Peter Schmid president@merrittminorhockey.com Merritt Mixed Slow-Pitch Lisa DeWinter: 250-315-3127 Merritt Mountain Bike Association merrittbiking@yahoo.ca www.merrittmountainbiking.com Merritt Otters Swim Club ottersmerritt@gmail.com Merritt Pickleball Club merrittpickleballclub@gmail.com Gary Derksen 250-280-0105

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

Merritt Volleyball Association Angela Russell 250-378-0010

Conayt Friendship Society Office 250-378-5107

Merritt Youth Soccer Association Kelly Donaldson 250-320-8080 www.merrittyouthsoccer.com

Girl Guides of Canada Danica Vere: 250-936-8298

Nicola Nordic Ski Club Kate Anderson: 250-378-9674

High School Rodeo Association Fritz Maier: 250-378-9061

Nicola Valley Archery Club B.J. Moore: 250-280-0304 brian.moore@gov.bc.ca

Journeys Into Tomorrow Transition House 250-378-6170 journeys@live.ca

Nicola Valley Minor Lacrosse Association nicolavalleylacrosse.com

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Community Directory Merritt Centennials Hockey Club Society Liz Brackenreed : 250-378-6940 Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce 250-378-5634 Merritt & District Hospice Society 250-280-4040 Merritt Little Britches Rodeo www.bclbra.org

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

Royal Canadian Legion 250-378-5631 Special Olympics BC- Merritt Chapter Interior Community Services Brenda Curnow: 250-280-4916

Nicola Valley Figure Skating Club Jill Starrs: 250-378-0114

The Merritt Elks Club Larry Hintz: 250-378-7886

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

The Knights of Columbus Andy Diffon: 250-378-3910

Merritt Snowmobile Club Adam McDonald: 250-375-3673

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

Merritt Stock Car Association Susanne Snider: 250-936-9296 merrittspeedway.ca

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

Merritt Transit System (bus) 250-378-4080 Merritt Youth & Family Resource Soc. 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 Community Garden Soc. Ellen Miller 250-375-1012 Nicola Valley Explorers Tom Reynolds: 250-315-0331

Valley Scrapbookers 250-315-1050 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Al 250-378-7402 Jack 250-378-2662 Work BC 250-378-5151

Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Debra Wilkins 250-280-4086

TOURISM

Nicola Valley Search & Rescue Tracy Dunsmore: 250-378-3955

Tourism Merritt 250-378-8619, info@tourismmerritt.com www.TourismMerritt.com #ExploreMerritt

Nicola Valley Women’s Institute 250-378-2536 North West Mud Racing Association Facebook: NWMRA www.nwmra.com

Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House 250-378-0349

Pacific Forest Car Rally Nicki Beverly: 1-250-574-4363 nicki@rallybc.compacificforestrally.com

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

Rotary Club of Merritt www.rotarymerritt.com Meetings: Monday @ Brambles-12:10 pm

Add your next event on the Merritt Community Calendar and let us help you promote it! Visit www.TourismMerritt.com/events

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