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Spring & Summer 2017

Special Events Children, Youth, & Adult Programs Aquatic Schedules & Programs Community Directory


Everyone is Welcome

cultural leadership program! tuesdays & thursdays

4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

location: shulus hall

For more info please call Jackie Merritt atat(250) robin humphrey (250)378-2771 378-2771 or email: youthsupport@scwexmx.com

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open to anyone, adults, youth, elders, families, native, non-native. our goal is to provide an atmosphere where families can come learn and participate in cultural activities; no matter how old they are or what their ethnicity is. We hope to create relationships and bonds between members of all the communities in the nicola Valley.

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Bring food, it’s potluck style


SPRING & SUMMER 2017

Civic Centre Rates ............................................................ 4

Aquatic Admissions ....................................................... 29

Mayor’s Message ............................................................... 5

Aquatic Events ................................................................ 30

Staff Directory .................................................................... 5

Aquatic Programs ........................................................... 32

Community Events ............................................................ 6 Children’s Programs ....................................................... 16 Specialty Programs ......................................................... 20 Fitness Programs ........................................................... . 22 Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

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Special Events ................................................................. 25 Birthday Parties................................................................ 27 Leisure 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 Leisure Guide? Rates: $414.00 Full Page $207.00 Half Page $103.50 Quarter Page

$82.90 Banner $51.50 Business Card

For more information on how you can get your business or organization advertised in one of the largest distributed mediums in the valley call... The Merritt Civic Centre at 250.315.1050 M er r i t t C i v i c C e ntre 25 0. 315.10 5 0

Red Cross Swim Lessons .............................................. 33 NVAC Schedules ............................................................. 38 Lifesaving & Leadership Programs ............................... 40 Aquatic Fitness ............................................................... 45 Community Directory ...................................................... 48 Civic Facility Information ................................................ 50 Parks, Trails & Amenities ................................................ 51 Leisure Guide Publishing The City of Merritt Leisure Guide is published in partnership with the City of Merritt Leisure Services 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 Leisure Services, Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart, Josée Warren & Diana Lorenz All rights reserved. No part of this guide may be reproduced without prior written consent of the Merritt Herald publisher. Copyright 2017 LEIS U R E S ERVI C ES 3


Civic Centre Rentals Full Conference Amenities Including:

Location

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

1950 Mamette Avenue | Box 189 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Civic Centre Office Hours | Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Seating Capacity

520 330 190 25 60 Each (Wall Opens) 30

Contact us for Prices & Availability! Great place for seminars, workshops, conferences, weddings, parties etc. Ph. 250.315.1050 | Fx. 250.378.4205 | E. jetchart@merritt.ca | 4 LEIS U R E S ERVI C ES

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Merritt Civic Centre

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• Stage • Curtains • Sound System • Video Conference Capability • Multi Media Projector • Full Commercial Kitchen Facility


Leisure Service Department Director of Recreation and Facilities Brad Gilbert 250-378-8618 bgilbert@merritt.ca Recreation Programmer Felicity Peat 250-315-1050 - Ext. 601 fpeat@merritt.ca

Aquatic Supervisor Laura Chivers 250-378-6662 - Ext. 301 lchivers@merritt.ca

Cashier/Booking Clerk Inger Ashdown 250-378-6662 - Ext. 300 iashdown@merritt.ca

Cashier Manpreet Sekhon 250-378-6662 - Ext. 300 nvac@merritt.ca

Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Mayor’s Message

Parks Admin. & Bookings J’aime Etchart 250-315-1050 - Ext. 600 jetchart@merritt.ca

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provide our Leisure Guide three times a year to inform our citizens of the physical, social and educational activities that our Leisure Services Department and other community organizations offer. We do this to make our citizens aware of all the wonderful opportunities this community has to offer. It is through leisure activities that individuals connect and create a community. We strive to foster these connections by providing welcoming environments that enable our citizens to create a community we are all proud of. We believe that by working co-operatively, with like-minded community-oriented organizations, we can achieve greater measures of success in delivering the quality of life that Merrittonians come to expect. We strive to provide our citizens with accessible facilities and inclusive programming that offer clean, safe, healthy and friendly environments to nurture everyone’s selfgrowth. Please contact our Leisure Services Department to: • Inquire about our programs and facilities; • Provide us feedback on our services; or

Maintenance Supervisor Shawn Worrin 250-315-3341 maintenance@merritt.ca

Sport Development Co-ordinator Josee Warren 250-315-1075 jwarren@pacificsport.com

• Offer your skills, knowledge and abilities to your community by becoming a program instructor. • Connect you with organizations that offer programs and opportunities that meet your needs. We’d like to thank our dedicated staff and sponsors for their continued efforts and support in providing our citizens with a variety of affordable activities that encourage all to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Sincerely, Neil L. Menard ~ Mayor, City of Merritt

Vision Statement

“Provide a system of inclusive, accessible and diverse parks, trails, recreation and cultural opportunities, which promote a healthy and active lifestyle for residents and attract visitors.” M er r i t t C i v i c C e ntre 25 0. 315.10 5 0

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19 20 National Canadian Film Day MCC - 6:00 pm

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26 SD Fine Arts Festival - MCC 4:00-10:00 pm

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

23 CROP Weekend - MCC 9:00 am-4:00 pm

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7 7 - MSS+CMS MixedMixed VolleyVolley Fest -Fest MSS+CMS Dive in Movie - NVAC Dive in6:00-8:00 Movie - pm NVAC

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14 14 Good GoodFriday Friday EasterEaster Extravaganza - Rotary Pk Extravaganza 10:00- am-12:00 Rotary Pk pm 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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National Lifejacket Day National Lifejacket Day - NVAC NVAC

Evening of Music with Friends United EveningTrinity of Music with Friends Church 7:00 pm Trinity United Church 23

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Scott Woods Band - MCC 7:00 pm

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22 Victoria Day NVAC - Closed

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TNRD Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off - MCC

12 12 CROP Weekend - MCC CROP Weekend - MCC 5:00 pm-1:00 am

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

14 CROP Weekend - MCC 9:00 am-4:00 pm

FamilyFamily Fun Night - NVAC Fun Night - NVAC 6:00-10:00 6:00-10:00 pmpm 19

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20 Stock Car Races - Merritt Speedway 2:00 pm

21 Stock Car Races - Merritt Speedway 2:00 pm

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28 Adult/Kids Tri It Triathlon - NVAC

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Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

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MovieMovie NightNight - MCC - MCC 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Movie Night - MCC 2:00 pm + 6:00 pm

Water Safety Awareness Week - NVAC

Bike To School/Work Week

Adult/Kids Tri It Triathlon - NVAC

National Health & Wellness Day - MSS + NVAC

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Water Safety Awareness Week NVAC Family Fun Night - NVAC Familypm Fun Night - NVAC 6:00-10:00 6:00-10:00 pm

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Slow-pitch Tournament - Central Pk 7:00 am

Violence Against Women Awareness Slowpitch Cow Tournament Trail Classic - Central Pk 7:00 am

Stock Car Races - Merritt Speedway 6:00 pm

Cow Trail Classic

17 CROP Weekend - MCC CROP Weekend 9:00 am-1:00 am- MCC 9:00 am-1:00 am- Merritt Speedway Stock Car Races

18 CROP Weekend - MCC 9:00 am-4:00 pm - MCC CROP Weekend 9:00 am-4:00 pmLake Father’s Day Fishing Kentucky Alleyne

Family Day 6:00 pm

Stock Car Races - Merritt Speedway NW Mud Racing Assoc. Family Day 6:00 pm

- Midday Valley Rd 2:00 pm

Derby - 9:00 am-3:00 pm Kentucky Alleyne Lake Father’s Day FishNW Mud Racing Assoc. - Midday Valley Rd ing Derby - 9:00 am-3:00 pm 12:00 pm

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24 Otters Swim Meet - NVAC - 8:00 am

25 Otters Swim Meet - NVAC - 8:00 am

MSS Grad Ceremony - NVMA MSS Grad Ceremony - NVMA 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

MSS Grad - Rotary Pk + MCC 4:00 pm

Love to Dance Academy Year End Ballet Recital & Fundraiser - MCC

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8:30-10:30 pm

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Teen Night - NVAC Teen Night - NVAC 8:30-10:30 pm


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Stock Car Races - Merritt Speedway 6:00 pm

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Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

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Canadian Coasters Car Show Central Pk 3:30-10:00 pm

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BC Ambassadors Coronation - MCC 6:00pm Pageant—Coronation

Stock Car Races -Merritt Speedway 6:00 pm (Albert Kosolofski Memorial)

Stock Car Races -Merritt Speedway 6:00pm (Albert Kosolofski Memorial) 12 International Youth Day - Spirit Square 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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Children’s Programs

After School Program . K - 7 Apr. 3 – May 12 . 6 wks May 15 – Jun. 28 . 7 wks 2:30 - 5:30 pm After school programs play an important role in the academic and personal development of children, especially in an era when many parents work full-time. Each day includes TRANSPORTATION (from Central, Bench, Diamond Vale, Collettville & Nicola Canford), snacks and a safe, enriching and fun place to go. 2:30 - 3:15 pm 3:15 - 3:30 pm 3:30 - 5:00 pm 5:30 pm

Transportation from School Healthy Snack Organized Program Pick-up

Apr. 3 – May 12 Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

5 wks 6 wks 6 wks 6 wks 5 wks

$100 $120 $90 $120 $105

MiniFlag Football Munch ‘n’ Move Creative Art Pool Bowling

May 15 – Jun. 28 Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

6 wks 7 wks 7 wks 6 wks 6 wks

$120 $140 $90 $120 $120

Track ‘n’ Field Munch ‘n’ Move Creative Art Lawn Bowling Pool

PHYSICAL LITERACY

(International Physical Literacy Association, 2017

‘Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life’

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Hair & Face Care . 7–12 yrs Thursdays, Apr. 13 & 20 . 2 wks Thursdays, May 25 & Jun. 1 . 2 wks 6:00 – 8:00 pm . $24 Would you like some tips on how to do your hair and makeup like the professionals? Come join us for this 4 week program and learn simple make up tricks and how to do braids, up-do’s, straightening and curling your hair. Instructed by Darcy Smith

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

**Child must be registered 1 week in advance to ensure transportation** Proudly sponsored by the City of Merritt, PacificSport, SD #58, United Way, Success by Six, Extra Foods.


Babysitter Course . 11+ yrs Friday, Mar. 24 Friday, Jun. 30 9:00 am – 4:00 pm . $50 Basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. Instructed by Alix Legouffe First Kicks/Sticks . 2 - 5 yrs Wednesdays, May 3 – 24 . 4 wks 4:00 – 4:45 pm . $25 This introductory program teaches basic skills of hockey, soccer and a variety of other sports, including teamwork, passing, shooting and game play. Game play is an integral part of each day with all participants enjoying success in a positive, fun filled atmosphere. Equipment provided.

Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Children’s Programs

For the most up to date event information check with www.merritt. ca, The Merritt Herald, Q101 and Facebook @ merrittleisureservices. All events are subject to change.

Learn to Fish . 5 - 15 yrs w/accompanying adult Saturday, May 27 Saturday, Jun. 10 10:00 am – 12:00 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. Art . all ages Wednesdays, Apr. 5 – 26 . 4 wks 6:30 – 8:00 pm . $65 Canvas not included. Joel Reid took courses in the fine arts program at Thompson Rivers University in 2003 and 2004, and since 2005 has developed a unique art style drawing on the traditions of abstract expressionism. Recently Joel had the privilege of tutoring local children in the City of Merritt after-school art program, and he is looking forward to expanding the program. Join Joel in this art class and explore alternative ways to work with traditional materials as you create your own mixed media canvas. Instructed by Joel Reid

Nicola Valley Minor Lacrosse THUNDER IN THE VALLEY

WITH HOCKEY ENDING QUICKLY, LACROSSE WILL BE STARTING IN APRIL AS SOON AS THE ICE IS OUT OF THE RINKS. ALSO, WITH THE NEW LACROSSE BOX BEING BUILT BY THE CITY, WE WILL BE ABLE TO START PRACTICES EARLIER. Mini-Tykes Tykes Novice Pee Wee Bantam Midget

$100 $100 $125 $145 $160 $165

FUNDING AVAILABLE FROM KIDSPORT, JUMPSTART AND THE DREAMCATCHER FOUNDATION, APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE.

5 & 6 (born 2011-2012) 7 & 8 (born 2009-2010) 9 & 10 (born 2007-2008) 11 & 12 (born 2005-2006) 13 & 14 (born 2003-2004) 15 &16 (born 2001-2002)

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Children’s Programs

XploreSportz Camp . 7+ yrs Spring Break: Monday, Mar. 20 – Friday, Mar. 24 Monday, Mar. 27 – Friday, Mar. 31 Summer Camp: Monday, Jul. 10 – Friday, Jul. 14 Monday, Aug. 14 – Friday, Aug. 18 8:30 am – 4:30 pm $150/wk . $130/sibling . $35/day Snack is provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunch, gym strip, bathing suit and towel. A fun introduction to new sports!

Mini Flag Football . K - Gr. 7 Mondays, Apr. 3 – May 8 . 5 wks 4:00 – 5:00 pm . $25 Learn fundamental movement skills using flag football inspired games, activities and skill challenges. (no class Apr. 17) Track ‘n’ Field . K - Gr. 7 Mondays, May 15– Jun. 26 . 6 wks 4:00 – 5:00 pm . $30 Learn fundamental movement skills using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges. (no class May 22)

JAMARA JOYAL MASSAGE THERAPY Treating conditions such as: • Tendinitis • Back pain • Whiplash • Tension headaches • Muscle injuries • Shoulder pain APPOINTMENTS AVAIL. Tues. to Sat.

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Parent ‘n’ Tumble Tot . New Born – 3 yrs Mondays, May 1 – 29 . 3 wks 10:00 – 11:00 am . $30 Come out and enjoy some fun, exercise and socializing with your little ones and learn some gymnastics basics while doing it! (no class May 8 + 22) Instructed by Kate Simpson

Summer Fun Dayz . K – Gr. 7 July – August . 7 wks 8:30 am – 4:00 pm $25/day . $110/wk Enjoy new adventures every day! Daily themes with activities, crafts, games, outings and so much more! Call for more details and specific dates.

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Gymnastics . 4 - 9 yrs Mondays, May 1 – May 29 . 4 wks 4 - 6 yrs 3:30 – 4:15 pm $42.50 7 - 9 yrs 4:15 – 5:00 pm $42.50 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 22) Instructed by Felicity Peat


Munch ‘n’ Move . K - Gr. 7 Tuesdays, Apr. 4 – May 9 . 6 wks Tuesdays, May 16 – Jun. 27 . 7 wks 3:30 – 4:30 pm . $43/$50 Having FUN creating & enjoying delicious foods. Then with full stomachs outside we go for outdoor fund & games.

Jr. Girls Handball . 8 – 12 yrs Wednesdays, Apr. 26 – May 31 . 6 wks 4:00 – 5:00 pm . $30 This sport is a great form of exercise, it helps to improve basic motor skills, co-ordination and social skills, which are just as important as the development of specific game concepts such as “team spirit” or “fair play”.

Lawn Bowling . K - Gr. 7 Thursdays, May 18 – Jun. 22 . 6 wks 4:00 – 5:00 pm . $30 Bowling is both a fun way to spend time with friends and a serious competitive sport. Whether you want to know how to be a casual bowler or how to advance your bowling skills, you’ll learn that here. Creative Art . K - Gr. 7 Wednesdays, Apr. 5 – May 10 . 6 wks Wednesdays, May 17 – Jun. 28 . 7 wks 4:00 – 5:00 pm . $30/$35 Creativity is intelligence having fun!

Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Children’s Programs

Kids in the Kitchen Series . 5 – 12 yrs Easter . Saturday, Apr. 8 Mother’s Day . Saturday, May 13 Father’s Day . Saturday, Jun. 17 1:00 – 2:30 pm . $12 Make some yummy gift ideas for your favorite people or all for yourself, whatever you choose, come out and enjoy baking with friends and take some treats to share, or not! Instructed by Darcy Smith (Fanci Shmanci Cakes) Kids in the Kitchen Series . 8 – 14 yrs Easter . Saturday, April 8 Mother’s Day . Saturday, May 13 Father’s Day . Saturday, Jun. 17 3:00 – 5:00 pm . $24 Tweens and teens will be able to impress their family and friends with these super cute cakes they create and decorate! Working with fondant, can be a challenge but the results are worth it! Instructed by Darcy Smith (Fanci Shmanci Cakes) M er r i t t C i v i c C e ntre 25 0. 315.10 5 0

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Specialty Programs

Meatless Mondays Mondays, Apr. 3, May 1 & 15 5:00 – 6:30 pm . $75 Ready to get out of your cooking comfort zone? Come join us for a series of 3 vegetarian cooking classes! You will learn how to prepare whole food meals with plant based protein sources. A great way to create healthier habits in the New Year! All food will be provided, local and organic when available. Instructed by Holistic Nutritionist, Kate Simpson

(ESL)English as a Second Language Mondays, Apr. 24 – June 19 . 8 wks 10:30 am -12:00 pm 6:00 - 7:30 pm All levels welcome and goals/functioning levels will be assessed. Together we will create a culturally rich group where each individual is valued and allowed to progress at their own pace. Call for free a interview/assessment/intake and meet the instructor. (no class May 22) Instructed by Jeannette Sucharyna

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 WEEK PRIOR TO PROGRAM START DATE!

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING SERVICES NFT offers individual, couples, family and group counselling. Serving Merritt and surrounding area since 1993 we are committed to offering confidential counselling services; helping individuals to transform their lives through personal healing and positive life choices. Two of our main programs are the Stopping the Violence Program and the Children Who Witness Abuse Program. If your counselling needs do not fall under one of the current contracts we hold, services will be offered on an affordable sliding scale. Call the office today at 250-378-9222 to find out more about the services we offer. 20 LEIS U R E S ERVI C ES

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FoodSafe Level 1 . 14+ yrs Monday, Mar. 27 9:00 am – 5:00 pm . $90 Wednesday, Jun. 7 8:30 am – 4:30 pm . $90 FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

Family Cooking Night Mondays, Apr. 10, 24 & May 8 5:00 – 6:30 pm . $50/per class What better way is there to teach your family about health than by cooking delicious and nourishing meals with them? This series of 3 will teach basic cooking skills with nutritious whole foods. You will learn how to source local and organic produce and meat, and how to create simple delicious meals. All food will be provided, local and organic when available. Instructed by Holistic Nutritionist, Kate Simpson

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Community Yard Sale Sunday, Mar. 12 8:00 am – 12:00 pm . $5/table Is your garage, shed or closets starting to burst…bring all your “treasures” to the Civic Centre and join others, under one roof for the annual GIANT COMMUNITY YARD SALE!


Photography Classes . 14+ yrs Mondays, May 1 – May 29 . 4 wks 6:30 - 8:00 pm . $36 This introductory course covers the basics of using any digital camera combined with the good photography. Through fun and informal lectures, field trips and critiques, you will learn how the digital camera works, and how to get the best images. This workshop is intended for all photographers using digital SLR camera and point & shoot cameras. Each participant is expected to bring a digital camera with a fully charged battery, manual and memory card(s). (no class May 22) Instructed by Julie Knoll

Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Specialty Programs

Valley Scrapbooking Crop Weekends . 16+ yrs Apr. 21 – 23 & May 12 – 14 Crop Room Hours: Friday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration $30 What is a crop you ask? It is the scrapbooking word for a weekend retreat. Vendors will offer spotlight classes on new product lines and techniques. The fee covers the full weekend, your own 8-foot table, snacks, coffee, tea and water. There will be gift bags on each table and chance’s to win door prizes. Come and go as you please. Our hours offer you the flexibility to spend time with your family and still come out scrapbooking guilt free.

Stash Buster Quilting Weekend . 16+ yrs Mar. 24 - 25 & May 26 - 28 Quilt Room Hours: Friday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration $25 A Unique Quilting Experience. Join a creative group of quilters to share ideas, tips, knowledge and inspiration. There will be a swap table so bring fabrics to share. Come and go as you like or need. It’s a quilting event like no other for anyone from beginner to advanced. Enjoy the quilt shop, lots of quilts, friends, food and sew much more! Basic Sewing+ Wednesdays, Apr. 19 – Jun. 7 . 8 wks 5:00 – 6:30 pm . 13 – 17 yrs . $67 7:00 – 8:30 pm . Adult . $67 Buttons/button-holes, hemming methods, body measuring, understanding patterns, simple garment/projects. Emphasis on creativity and fun with a flexible approach. Some supplies provided, supply list will be given. Instructed by Jeanette Sucharyna For the most up to date event information check with www.merritt. ca, The Merritt Herald, Q101 and Facebook @ merrittleisureservices. All events are subject to change.

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Youth & Adult Fitness

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Abs Blast . 16+ yrs Tuesdays, Apr. 11 – May 23 . 7 wks Thursdays, Apr. 13 – May 25 . 7 wks 12:00 – 12:30 . $35 A 30 minute, fast paced core intensive class. Trim inches off your waist and get closer to the abs you always wanted! We will spice things up with exercise using free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls & more! Plus a great range of exercises you can practice at home. Ditch the afternoon slump and do something great for your body. Instructed by Hailey Etchart

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Adult Tri It . 13+ yrs Sunday, Jun. 4 Check in at 7:00 am, Race at 7:45 am Early reg. $25 (up to May 31) . Late reg. $40 A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines: which consists of swimming, biking and running. This tri it version will allow participants to feel the excitement of a triathlon with beginner lengths. Lengths: 350m swim . 10k bike . 3k run

Belly Dance . 16+ yrs Sunday, May 7 . 1 day 1:00 – 3:00 pm . $22 Sundays, Jun. 4 – 25 . 4 wks 2:00 – 3:30 pm . $66 Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a modern Western form of dance created by fusing America 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

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Hardcore Bootcamp . 16+ yrs Tuesdays, Apr. 18 – May 23 . 6 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $5/drop-in Get strong for an upcoming obstacle race or fit for everyday life. Build muscle, improve balance, enhance agility, and maximize performance. Using unconventional strength training you will work at your own level to maximize functional fitness. Instructed by Tracy Coombes


Vinyasa Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, Apr. 3 – May 8 . 5 wks Mondays, May 15 – Jun. 19 . 5 wks 5:30 – 6:45 pm . $45 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. While some yoga experience is helpful, a willing heart is all that’s needed. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. (No class Apr. 17 & May 22) Power Vinyasa Yoga . 14+ yrs Wednesday, Apr. 5 – May 10 . 6 wks 5:30 – 6:45 pm . $54 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!

Yin Yoga .14+ yrs Mondays, Apr. 3 – May 8 . 5 wks Mondays, May 15 – Jun. 19 . 5 wks 7:00 – 8:00 pm . $45 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. 17 & May 22)

National Health & Fitness Day Yoga Workshop Saturday, Jun. 3 . $5 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Beginner 1:00 – 3:00 pm - Novice National Health and Fitness Day is an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth! Saturday June 3, provides an opportunity for municipalities to mark the day with local events to celebrate and promote the use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities. Let’s inspire Canadians to become fitter and more active!

Tourism Merritt

Connect with us on our new tourism website and social media. www.tourismmerritt.com • #ExploreMerritt

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Lunch Time Yoga M/W/F – Apr. - June 12:15 – 1:00 pm . $5/drop-in What a great way to get a quick boost to make it through the long afternoon!

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Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Adult Fitness


Specialty Programs

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K9 Nose Work . 16+ yrs Dates & Times TBA Intro to Nose Work ® - an introduction to canine scent detection. Available to all dogs. No prior training needed. 5:00 – 6:30 pm . $90 Advanced - learning leash handling skills and reading your dog’s communication. Pre-requisite: Intro to NW. 7:00 – 8:30 pm . $90 Advanced II - exterior and vehicle searches. Pre-requisites: Intro to NW and Advanced. Instructed by Shauna Moore

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Dog Obedience . 14+ yrs Mondays, May 1 – Jun. 12 . 6 wks 7:00 – 8:00 pm . $50 Work with clickers we’ll focus on sit, heel, down and recalls. But we’ll add some fun stuff like high 5, jump, retrieve, tunnel, playing soccer and more…. (no class May 22) Instructed by Maureen Mancinelli


MOVIE NIGHTS Big Screen, Big Sound Experience Relax and enjoy a movie on our 11’ x 19’ movie screen. Admission $5 Concession $1 Movie Dates: Friday, Mar. 31: 6:00 pm Saturday, Apr. 1: 2:00 + 6:00 pm Saturday, May 6: 2:00 + 6:00 pm Friday, Jun. 2: 6:00 pm Saturday, Jun. 3: 2:00 + 6:00 pm Movie Titles - TBA. For more info call the Civic Centre at 250-315-1050

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Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Special Events

National Canadian Film Day Wednesday, Apr. 19 . FREE Movie Title: SnowTime Rated PG . 1 hr 22 mins. To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, become the leaders of opposing sides with Sophie’s team defending the snow fort against Luke’s bunch. Whoever occupies the fort at the end of the break, wins. But what starts as pure youthful fun deteriorates into a serious conflict; children learn valuable life lessons on friendship, unity, and emotional consequences.

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Bike to Work Week May 29 – Jun. 4 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 Easter Extravaganza Friday, Apr. 14 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Features: Easter Egg Hunt, Starbucks, Games, Face Painting, Music, etc. all for FREE! Sponsored by: City of Merritt, Success by Six and Girl Guides of Canada International Youth Day Saturday, August 12 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Community Carnival! For more information call the Merritt Civic Centre 250-315-1050 or Success by Six 250-378-9676 or visit merritt.ca or accessmerritt.ca

Fun, fast-paced entertainment for the whole family, on one of the last operating dirt tracks in the province of B.C. Racing runs roughly every 3 weeks starting the May long weekend right through to the Thanksgiving weekend. During the summer most races are under the lights. For more information call Susanne at 250-378-9056 or check our Facebook page – Merritt Stock Car Association. You can also send us an e-mail: msca1991@hotmail.com. LEIS U R E S ERVI C ES 25


Special Events

Canada Day 150 Years Saturday, July 1 Some exciting features include: Knights of Columbus – Pancake Breakfast at the Merritt Civic Centre . 7:00 am – 11:00 am Events throughout the day at Rotary Park Games . Vendors . Demos . Displays . Smart Step . Fire Dept . Art in the Park . Speeches . Canada Day Cake . Nicola Valley Community Band . Q101 Games in the Park . Movie in the Park . Fireworks

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

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

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Check out the Community Event Calendar or www.tourismmerritt.com for other Canada 150 events, and for all the latest info and updates.


Merritt Leisure Services

Themed Birthday Parties FULLY

Fun Express Train Station Bouncy Party . $125 At the Merritt Civic Centre Check out our newest toy! 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 and 2 hour gym/bounce time (2-8 yrs)

DECORATED TO YOUR CHOICE OF THEME! Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Themed Pool Parties . $160 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 Themes include: Western, Hawaiian, Disco, Frozen, Pirate, Paw Patrol, Minions, or Hippie! 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.

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Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Birthday Parties

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

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Code of Conduct

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

Code of Conduct

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.

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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.

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

The NVAC is a busy, client focused, welcoming and inclusive Community Recreational Facility.


NVAC Regular Hours of Operation as April 3, 2017

Nicola Valley Aquatic Center Facilites • 6 Lane - 25 Metre Main Pool • Lazy River/Vortex • Tots Pool & Water Sprays • 2 Hot Tubs • Dry Sauna • Viewing Deck • Fully Equipped Fitness Room

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Admission Rates Admission Rates by Category Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Aquatic Admissions

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

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Lesson Rates Lesson Rates Based on # of Lessons Red Cross Swim Lessons 7 8 9 10 30 min $ 28.65 $ 32.60 $ 36.55 $ 40.50 45 min $ 32.15 $ 36.50 $ 41.15 $ 45.50 1 hr $ 42.50 $ 48.40 $ 54.40 $ 60.30 Ask Cashier about our Leisure Lesson add on Punchcard N i c o l a Va ll ey Aq u at i c C e ntre 25 0. 378 .6 6 6 2

Within Arm’s Reach Children 6 yrs and under must remain within arm’s reach of a parent or adult caregiver at all times. A responsible adult or caregiver 16 yrs or older must be in the water in order to supervise up to 3 children under the age of 7 regardless of swimming ability. Fitness Room Policy - 16+ years • Patrons 15 years & under, please see the supervisor on duty for additional options. • Clean Indoor running shoes that cover the entire foot must be worn at all times. • For health & safety reasons all other footwear (sandals, crocs, flip flops, work boots, dress shoes) are not permitted. • Shirts or upper body athletic wear must be worn at all times. • Jeans are not permitted. • Bags, back packs, outside shoes, and all other personal items are not permitted in the fitness room. • Lockers are located in the change room for this purpose, cost 50 cents. Sunday Fundays . All Ages Under 2 years . Free Sundays . Ongoing 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm . $2 Come swim every Sunday for this special admission. Contact Information 2040 Mamette Avenue Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 250.378.6662 www.merritt.ca

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Aquatic Events

Free Pre-Teen Night . 7-12yrs Thursday, Mar. 23 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm . Free Admission Pre-Teen nights are sponsored events for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and much more. Dive-in Movie . All Ages Friday, Apr. 7 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm . Regular Admission Relax at the Aquatic Centre, look up and watch the big screen, where the movie will be seen. Concession items will be available for $1 each, pizza, popcorn & pop. Easter Hop . All Ages Sunday, Apr. 16 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm . Regular Sunday Admission Come down and hop around with the Easter Bunny and help find all the eggs!

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Kidz Tri It & Adult Tri it Triathlon . All Ages Sunday, Jun. 4 . 1 day Swim, Bike, Run Kidz Tri It! Triathlons are non-competitive, safe events designed for 3 to 14 year olds. We promote and celebrate participation in three fun lifestyle sports. Kidz Tri It! $15 Early bird registration ends May 31 Registration after Jun. 1 $25 Youth and Adults have you always wanted to try a triathlon here is your opportunity! Youth 14+ & Adults Tri it Super Sprint Distances! $25 Early bird registration ends May 31. Registration after Jun. 1 $40. Water Safety Awareness Week . All Ages Jun. 4 - 10 . Regular Admission Come to the pool and learn more about how to be safe in and around the water during Water Safety Awareness Week! There will be a variety of fun activities for all ages! National Health & Wellness Day Saturday, Jun. 3 . 1 day Celebrate National Health & Wellness by coming out and trying some fitness activities! We will have aqua fit and a stroke improvement classes sign up to reserve your spot! June 21st is the Longest day of Play . Wednesday, 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! S pr i n g /S u m m er • 2017

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Free Teen Night . 13-18 yrs Wednesday, Mar. 22 8:30 pm – 10:30 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.

National Lifejacket Day . All Ages Thursday, May 18 . 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!

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Family Fun Nights . All Ages Friday, Mar. 10 Thursday, Apr. 13 Friday, May 12 Friday, Jun. 9 Friday, Jul. 14 Friday, Aug. 11 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm . All Ages . Regular Admission Come down to the Aquatic Centre for a fun filled family evening, this event will run the 2nd Friday of the Month! Games, activities and concession items will be available.


Otters Swim Meet Jun. 24 & 25 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 23 to accommodate the set up for the meet. Free Pre-Teen Night . 7-12yrs Wednesday, Jul. 12 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm . Free Admission Pre-Teen nights are for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and much more. Free Teen Night . 13-18 yrs Thursday, Jul. 13 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm . Free Admission Come and hang out after with all your friends! Teen nights are for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and much more. National Drowning Prevention Week Jul. 16 – 22 . Regular Admission Every year the Lifesaving Society promotes National Drowning Prevention Week a public education and drowning prevention initiative with the goal of reducing the number of water related fatalities and near drowning incidents through the promotion of key water safety messages. Come down to the Aquatic Centre to learn more!

Free Pre-Teen Night . 7-12yrs Thursday, Aug. 17 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm . Free Admission Pre-Teen nights are for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and much more. Dive-in Movie . All Ages Friday, Aug. 25 Relax at the Aquatic Centre, look up and watch the big screen, where the movie will be seen. Concession items will be available for $1 each, pizza, popcorn & pop. Last Splash of the Summer BBQ . All ages Friday, Sep. 1 - 11:30am – 2:30pm Come down and participate in the last splash of the summer at the pool! We will have a variety of fun water activities and BBQ hot dogs and drink sponsored by Save on Foods all proceeds from the BBQ will go to Children’s Hospital. Hot dog and drink for $2. Annual Shutdown Begins Saturday, Sep. 2 Please note that the entire facility will be closed Sep 3– Sep 10, the gym will re-open Sep. 11, Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm.

Dive-in Movie . All Ages Friday, Jul. 21 Relax at the Aquatic Centre, look up and watch the big screen, where the movie will be seen. Concession items will be available for $1 each, pizza, popcorn & pop. Photo Credit Leisure Services

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Aquatic Events

Free Teen Night . 13-18 yrs Wednesday, Aug. 16 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm . Free Admission Come and hang out after with all your friends! Teen nights are for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and much more. M er r i t t Va ll ey Aq u at i c C e ntre 25 0. 378 .6 6 6 2

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Aquatic Programs

Junior Lifeguard Club . 7 -14 yrs & swim 25 meters Wednesdays, Apr. 5 – Jun. 21 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm . $55 . 12 weeks Learn the basics of lifeguarding in a fun atmosphere!

Craft & Splash Tots . 3-6 yrs Tuesday to Thursday, Mar. 21 – Mar. 30 . 2 wks 10:30 am –12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk * please note there will be no day of registration.* Friday, Apr. 21 – Jun. 16 . 9 wks 12:30 pm –2:30 pm . $12.75 * please register in advance. * Tuesday to Thursday, Jul. 4 – Aug. 31 . 9 wks 10:30 am – 12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk * please register in advance * Drop your child off for a morning of creative fun! Your child will make a craft and have a splash in the pool with one of our energetic aquatic leaders. Please send your child with a snack, water bottle, and towel; dressed ready to go in their swimsuit. Sign up early as spaces are limited!

Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

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Success by Six Tuesdays . Ongoing 10:00am – 12:00 pm . Free Come and swim for free with your child. This program is intended for caregivers and children 6 years and under to come for a fun and free swim at the Aquatic Centre. Sponsored by Success by Six

Intro to Synchro . 7 -14 yrs & swim 25 meters Mondays, Apr. 3 – Jun. 19 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm . $45 – 10 weeks No Class Apr. 17 or May 22 Learn the basics of synchronized swimming!

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Welcome to the World On your 6 month visit with your public health nurse, you will receive a free parent-and-tot swimming session. Please ask for more details.


Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices 3 0 min 4 5 min 1 hr Cross Red

5 7 $20.25 $28.65 $22.75 $32.15 $ 3 0 . 1 Lesson 5 $4 2.50 Swim Prices

8 $32.60 $36.50 $48.40

Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices

9 $36.55 $41.15 $54.40

10 $40.50 $45.50 $60.30

5 to swim before or7after your swimming 8 lessons, ask the Cashier 9 10 add on Punch card! I f you would like about our Leisure Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

$28.65 $32.15 $42.50 Lessons

$32.60 $36.50 $48.40

$36.55 $41.15 $54.40

$40.50 $45.50 $60.30

If you would like to swim before or after your swimming lessons, ask the Cashier about our Leisure add on Punch card! Starfish,IfDuck, Sealike Turtle classes are Parent participation. Progression isadult. based on age. you would to Children swim before or after your swimming ask the Cashier about our Leisure add on Punch card! under the age of 7 must lessons, be accompanied by an

Sea O tter --- Whale classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level requirements. Red Cross Swim Lessons Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Red Cross Swim Kids classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level Red Cross Swim Lessons requirements. Sea Otter --- Whale classes are progression based, advancement upon completion of level requirements. Starfish, Duck, Turtle classes are Parent participation. is based age. Red Cross SwimSea Kids classes are progression based, advancementProgression upon completion of levelon requirements.

Swim Lesson Sea Otter –Lesson Whale classesTransitions are progression based, advancement upon completion of level requirements. Swim Transitions Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Red Cross Swim Lessons

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

Swim Lesson Transitions

Sunfish Levelprogram 1 When your child is five years old, he or sheIncomplete can move to the Red Cross Swim Kids or remain in Red Cross Swim Preschool all levels completed if you prefer stay withCross smaller class Kids sizes. Sunfish Complete Level 2 Swim When your child is fiveuntil years old, are he or she can move to to the Red By age seven, your child should be registered in Red Cross Swim Kids. programCrocodile or remain in Red Cross Swim Preschool until all levelsLevel are completed if you Incomplete 2 Please note there are no classes Apr. 17, May 20, May 22, or Aug. 7

prefer toCrocodile stay with smaller class sizes. By age seven, your child Level should Complete 3 be registered in

Children`s Fitness Tax Credit Red Cross Swim Kids. Incomplete Level The Children`sWhale Fitness tax credit lets parents claim up to $1000 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid3for each child who is under 16 yearsWhale of age at the beginning of the year in which theare expenses are paid.February www.cra.gc.ca/fi tness4 Complete Please note there no classes 1Level 1 th N i c o l a Va ll ey Aq u at i c C e ntre 25 0. 378 .6 6 6 2

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Red Cross Swim Lessons Class

Description

Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M

Mon-Fri Mar. 20 - 24

Mon-Fri Mar. 27 - 31

Mon/Wed Apr. 3 - 26

Tues/Thur Apr. 4 - 27

Saturday Apr.22 - Jun. 17

Mon/Wed May. 1 - 24

5 lesson set

5 lesson set

7 lesson set

8 lesson set

8 lesson set

7 lesson set 8 lesson set

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

Tues/Thur May. 2 - 25

2:30-3:00pm

10:00-10:30am 10:00-10:30am 2:30-3:00pm 10:00-10:30am

2:30-3:300pm

10:00-10:30am 10:00-10:30am 2:30-3:300pm 10:00-10:30am

2:30-3:00pm

10:00-10:30am 10:00-10:30am 2:30-3:00pm 10:00-10:30am

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

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

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

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

1:30-2:00pm 4:30-5:00pm

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

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

2:00-2:30pm 4:00-4:30pm

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

2:00-2:30pm 10:30-11:00am 4:00-4:30pm

Front, back, rollover, & side swims, 9:30-10:00am 9:30-10:00am deep water activities & 5 metre swim.

2:00-2:30pm 4:00-4:30pm

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

2:00-2:30pm 10:30-11:00am 4:00-4:30pm

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

10:30-11:00am 1:30-2:00pm

9:30-10:00am

4:30-5:00pm

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

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

3:00-3:30pm

11:00-11:30am 12:00-12:30pm 3:00-3:30pm 11:00-11:30am

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

3:00-3:30pm

11:00-11:30am 12:00-12:30pm 3:00-3:30pm 11:00-11:30am

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Crocodile – Age: 3-6Y

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Sunfish – Age: 3-6Y


Description/Level

Mon-Fri Mar. 20 - 24

Mon-Fri Mar. 27 - 31

Mon/Wed Apr. 3 - 26

Tues/Thur Apr. 4 - 27

Saturday Apr.22 - Jun. 17

Mon/Wed May. 1 - 24

Tues/Thur May. 2 - 25

Level 1 – Age: 5-14Y

5 lesson set

5 lesson set

7 lesson set

8 lesson set

8 lesson set

7 lesson set

8 lesson set

Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic back crawl & 5 metre swim

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

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

4:00-4:30pm

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

Level 2 – Age: 5-14Y

Side swim & basic front crawl, deep water 10:30-11:00am 10:30-11:00am activities & 10 metre swim

4:30-5:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

11:00-11:30am

3:30-4:00pm

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

4:30-5:00pm

3:30-4:00pm

11:00-11:30am

3:30-4:00pm

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

3:30-4:00pm

10:30-11:00am

3:30-4:00pm

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

3:30-4:00pm

10:30-11:00am

3:30-4:00pm

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.

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

5:00-:5:45pm 11:00-11:45am 5:00-5:45pm

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

5:00-5:45pm 11:00-11:45am 5:00-5:45pm

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.

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

11:45-12:45pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

11:45-12:45pm

5:00-6:00pm

100 metre front & back crawl, 50 metre elementary backstroke, 9:00-10:00am breaststroke, & side stroke & 500 metre swim.

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

11:45-12:45pm

5:00-6:00pm

Level 9 – Age: 5-14Y

100 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre breaststroke & side stroke & 400 metre swim.

Level 10 – Age: 5-14Y

Photo Credit Leisure Services

Photo Credits: Merritt Herald, Ian Webster, V22 Photography, City of Merritt Leisure Services,

Red Cross Swim Lessons

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Red Cross Swim Lessons Class

Description

Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M

Mon/Wed May.29 - Jun. 21

Tues/Thur May. 30- Jun. 22

Mon-Fri Jul. 3 - 14

Mon-Fri Jul. 17 - 28

Mon-Fri Jul. 31 - Aug 11

Mon-Fri Aug. 14 - 25

Mon-Fri Aug. 28 - Sep. 1

8 lesson set

8 lesson set

10 lesson set

10 lesson set

9 lesson set

10 lesson set 5 lesson set

9:00-9:30am

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

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

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age.

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

4:30-5:00pm

10:00-10:30am

10:30-11:00am

4:00-4:30pm

9:30-10:00am

10:15-10:45am

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

4:00-4:30pm

9:30-10:00am

10:15-10:45am

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

4:30-5:00pm

9:00-9:30am

11:00-11:30am

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

4:30-5:00pm

9:00-9:30am

11:00-11:30am

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

Sunfish – Age: 3-6Y Front, back, rollover, & 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.

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

Photo Credit Leisure Services

Whale – Age: 3-6Y


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

Mon/Wed May.29 - Jun. 21

Tues/Thur May.30 - Jun. 22

Mon-Fri Jul. 3 - 14

Mon-Fri Jul. 17 - 28

8 lesson set

8 lesson set

10 lesson set

10 lesson set 9 lesson set

Mon-Fri Aug. 14 - 25

Mon-Fri Aug. 28 - Sep. 1

10 lesson set 5 lesson set

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

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

9:00-9:30am

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

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

3:30-4:00pm

10:30-11:00am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

9:00-9:30am

9:00-9:30am

3:30-4:00pm

10:30-11:00am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

10:00-10:30am

9:00-9:30am

3:30-4:00pm

10:00-10:30am

9:00-9:30am

10:00-10:30am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

3:30-4:00pm

10:00-10:30am

9:00-9:30am

10:00-10:30am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

5:00-:5:45pm

11:00-11:45am

9:00-9:45am

9:30-10:15am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

5:00-5:45pm

11:00-11:45am

9:00-9:45am

9:30-10:15am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

10:45-11:45am

10:15-11:15am

9:00-10:00am

11:00-12:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

10:45-11:45am

10:15-11:15am

9:00-10:00am

11:00-12:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

10:45-11:45am

10:15-11:15am

9:00-10:00am

11:00-12:00pm

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.

Mon-Fri Jul. 31 - Aug 11

4:00-4:30pm

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

Photo Credit Leisure Services

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Level 10 – Age: 5-14Y

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

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NVAC Schedules

6am - 9am Time

Time

Saturday

Sunday Sunday

Saturday Saturday

Monday Monday

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am Aqua Stability Aqua Joggers Tuesday Wedneday Tuesday Stretch & Stability Wedneday 8:00-8:45am 6:15-7:00am 7:00-7:45am Swim Club Swim Club 2017 Stretch & Aqua Stability Aqua Joggers 6:30-7:30am 6:30-7:30am Stretch & Stability StabilitySpring 7:00-7:45am 8:00-8:45am 6:15-7:00am 7:00-7:45am Aqua Stability Aqua Swim Club SwimJoggers Club Aqua Stability Aqua Joggers Tuesday Wedneday 8:00-8:45am 6:15-7:00am 6:30-7:30am 6:30-7:30am 8:00-8:45am 6:15-7:00am Swim Swim Swim Club Club Swim Club Club 6:30-7:30am 6:30-7:30am Stretch & Stability 6:30-7:30am 6:30-7:30am 7:00-7:45am Aqua Stability Aqua Lessons Joggers Swim 8:00-8:45am 6:15-7:00am Seniors Free Swim Swim Lessons Swim Club Swim Club 9:00-10:00am Success By 6 6:30-7:30am 6:30-7:30am Swim Lessons Stretch & Stability 10:00am-12:00pm Seniors Free Swim Swim Lessons 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit Swim Lessons 9:00-10:00am Success By 6 Swim Lessons Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Seniors Free Swim Swim Stretch & Stability 10:00am-12:00pm Swim Lessons Lessons Seniors Free Swim 12:00-12:45pm 9:00-10:00am Success By 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit Success By 6 6 9:00-10:00am Stretch & 10:00am-12:00pm Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm 10:00am-12:00pm Stretch & Stability Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua 12:00-12:45pm Aqua Fit Fit 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Swim Lessons 12:00-12:45pm Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Seniors Free Swim Swim Lessons 12:00-12:45pm 9:00-10:00am Success By 6 10:00am-12:00pm Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Adapted Aquatics Swim Lessons 12:00-12:45pm

Swim Club NVAC Pool Usage Schedule 6:30-7:30am 6am - 9am Pool Usage Schedule 6am 6am -- 9am 9am

Time

Swim Club

Sunday

Monday 6:30-7:30am Swim Swim Club Club 6:30-7:30am 6:30-7:30am

6am - 9am

9am-1pm

9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm

9am-1pm 1pm -3pm

1pm -3pm 1pm 1pm -3pm -3pm

3-6pm 1pm -3pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm

6-8:30pm 3-6pm 6-8:30pm

Sunday Funday Swim 1-4pm Sunday Funday Swim Sunday Funday 1-4pm Sunday Funday Swim Swim 1-4pm 1-4pm

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

Swim Lessons

Swim Swim Lessons Lessons Swim Lessons Intro to Synchro 3:30pm-4:30pm Swim Sunday Funday SwimLessons Club Intro toLessons Synchro Swim Swim 4:30-6:30pm Swim 3:30pm-4:30pm 1-4pm Swim Lessons Lessons Intro to Swim Club Intro to Synchro Synchro 3:30pm-4:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 3:30pm-4:30pm Swim Swim Club Club 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Swim Lessons Intro toJoggers Synchro Aqua 3:30pm-4:30pm 6:45-7:30pm Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm Aqua Joggers Joggers to date informationAqua check with 6:45-7:30pm 6:45-7:30pm

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Adapted Aquatics

Swim Lessons

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am Aqua Fit Thursday Thursday Stretch & Stability 8:00-8:45am 7:00-7:45am Swim Club Stretch & Aqua Fit 6:30-7:30am Stretch & Stability Stability 7:00-7:45am 8:00-8:45am 7:00-7:45am Aqua Fit Swim AquaClub Fit Thursday 8:00-8:45am 6:30-7:30am 8:00-8:45am Swim Swim Club Club 6:30-7:30am Stretch & Stability 6:30-7:30am 7:00-7:45am Aqua Fit 8:00-8:45am SwimLessons Club Swim 6:30-7:30am Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Swim Lessons Aqua Fit Swim 12:00-12:45pm Swim Lessons Lessons Aqua Aqua Fit Fit 12:00-12:45pm 12:00-12:45pm

Spring 2017

Swim Lessons Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Adapted Aquatics

Adapted Aquatics

Adapted Adapted Aquatics Aquatics

Aqua Stability 6:45-7:30am

Aqua Stability Friday 6:45-7:30am Aqua Aqua Stability Stability 6:45-7:30am 6:45-7:30am Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am Aqua Stability Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30am Stretch & Stability 12:00-12:45pm 11:00-11:45am Craft N Splash Stretch & Aqua Fit Stretch & Stability Stability 12:30-2:30pm 11:00-11:45am 12:00-12:45pm 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit Craft N Splash Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm 12:30-2:30pm 12:00-12:45pm Craft Craft N N Splash Splash 12:30-2:30pm Stretch & Stability 12:30-2:30pm 11:00-11:45am Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Craft N Splash 12:30-2:30pm

Saturday

Open 10:00am-5:00pm Swim Lessons Open 10:00am-1:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm SwimOpen Lessons Open 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-1:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm Swim Swim Lessons Lessons 10:00am-1:00pm 10:00am-1:00pm Open 10:00am-5:00pm Swim Lessons 10:00am-1:00pm

Swim Lessons Adapted Swim Adapted Aquatics Aquatics Swim Lessons Lessons Junior Lifeguard Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Club Swim Club Swim Club Swim Lessons 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Junior Lifeguard Swim Club Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Adapted Aquatics Swim Lessons Adapted Aquatics Swim Lessons Club 4:30-6:30pm Swim Lessons Swim Club Swim Club Junior Lifeguard 3:30-4:30pm Junior Lifeguard Swim Lessons Swim Lessons 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Club Swim Club Club Swim Swim Swim Club Club Swim Club Club 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Swim Club Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm Swim Lessons 4:30-6:30pm Junior Lifeguard Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Aqua Fit Aqua Stability Aqua Fit Club Swim Club Swim Club 6:45-7:30pm 8:15-9:00pm 6:45-7:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm Swim Club Aqua Fit Aqua Stability Aqua Fit 4:30-6:30pm 6:45-7:30pm 8:15-9:00pm 6:45-7:30pm Aqua Aqua Stability Aqua Aqua Fit Fit Stability Aqua Fit Fit @merrittleisureservices, Q101 www.merritt.ca, TheAqua Merritt Herald, Facebook 6:45-7:30pm 8:15-9:00pm 6:45-7:30pm 6:45-7:30pm 8:15-9:00pm 6:45-7:30pm

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Friday Friday

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Aqua Stability 8:15-9:00pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

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Pool Usage Schedule Spring 2017 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wedneday Thursday Friday Pool Usage Schedule Spring 2017 Pool Usage Schedule Spring 2017 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wedneday Thursday Friday


Pool Usage Schedule Summer 2017 NVAC Usage Schedule 2017Thursday Time Pool Sunday Monday Tuesday Summer Wedneday Friday Pool Usage Schedule Summer 2017 Time

Sunday

Monday

Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

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

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

Swim Club 7:30-9:00am

6am - 9am

9am-1pm

9am-1pm

1-3pm

Tuesday

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

6am - 9am

Wedneday Aqua Joggers 6:15-7:00am Swim Club Aqua Joggers 7:30-9:00am 6:15-7:00am Swim Club 7:30-9:00am Swim Lessons Craft N Splash 10:30-12:30pm Stretch Stability Swim & Lessons 11-11:45am Craft N Splash Aqua Fit 10:30-12:30pm 12-12:45pm Stretch & Stability 11-11:45am Aqua Fit 12-12:45pm

Thursday

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

Swim Lessons Craft N Splash 10:30-12:30pm Swim Lessons Craft N Splash 10:30-12:30pm

Sunday Funday Swim Sunday Funday 1-4pm Swim 1-4pm

Friday

Saturday

Saturday

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

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

Open 10:00-5:00pm

Open 10:00-5:00pm

1-3pm

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NVAC Schedules

3-6pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

3-6pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

Swim Club 4:30-6:30pm

6-8:30pm

Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Aqua Stability 8:15-9:00pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

6-8:30pm

Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

Aqua Stability 8:15-9:00pm

Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

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Standard First Aid - 15+ Apr. 1 & 2

Bronze Medallion - 13+ Apr. 21-23 Bronze Cross Apr. 28-30

Get a Job that can take you places!!! Lifeguard - $18.43/hr National Lifeguard

Lifeguard/Instructor - $1 National Lifeguard & 4 0 LEIS U R E S ERVI C ES

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National Lifeguard - 16+ Aug. 27-Sept. 1

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Water Safety Instructor - 15+ June. 20 - Stroke Evaluation Jul. 1 - Aug. 10 - On-line portion Aug. 14-25 - Clasroom & Pool

Lifeguard/Instructor 2 - $20.78/hr National Lifeguard & WSI, LSI & Pool Operator

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Lifesaving Programs

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) . 16 yrs & Bronze Cross TBA Combines theory and practice to prepare students to teach and evaluate a variety of Lifesaving Society programs: Junior Lifeguard club, Bronze Star, Medallion and Cross. 100% attendance is required. Standard First Aid (SFA) . 15 yrs Saturday - Sunday, Apr. 1 – 2 . 2 days Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm . $145 Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Standard First Aid trains rescuers in the skills and knowledge to assess and provide basic life support to patients with airway, breathing or circulatory emergencies, as well as how to manage medical and environmental emergencies. 100% attendance is required. Standard First Aid Recert (SFAR) . 15 yrs + previous SFA Sunday, Apr. 2 . 1 day 9:00 am - 5:00 pm . $95 Recertification of Standard First Aid 100% attendance is required.

Bronze Cross Proof of Bronze Medallion Friday, Apr. 28 – Sunday, Apr. 30 Friday : 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm . $165 Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities. Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills. Bronze Cross includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the pre-requisite awards for all advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership training programs. 100% attendance is required. Bronze Cross is worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits.

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Bronze Lifesaving Camp Combination . 13 yrs Friday, Apr. 21 – Sunday, Apr. 30 Friday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm . $345 This Bronze Lifesaving Camp combines the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross course into one action packed program. (Bronze Star or 13 yrs of age by the last day of the course.) 100% attendance is required. This course is also worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits S pr i n g /S u m m er • 2017

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Bronze Medallion . 13 yrs Bronze Star or 13 yrs by last day of course. Friday, Apr. 21 – Sunday, Apr. 23 Friday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm . $205 Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education - judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods, and tows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion includes the CPR-A certification. 100% attendance is required.


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Advanced Lifesaving Leadership

National Lifeguard (NL) . 16 yrs, Bronze Cross & SFA Sunday Aug. 27 – Friday Sep. 1 Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm . $395 Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm . Pre-requisites: SFA valid within two years, Bronze Cross and must be 16 years by the last day of the course. The National Lifeguard Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.100% attendance is required.

Pool Operator Level 1 . 16 yrs Sunday - Monday, May. 14 –15 . 2 days 8:30 am - 5:00 pm . $285 This course provides in-class and hands-on experience for those involved or wishing to be involved in swimming pool operations. In the municipal aquatics field and Private sector, this course is a minimum requirement and is recognized by the Provincial Health Authority for meeting the minimum Health Act training requirement. Topics include water circulation equipment, pool volume calculations, basic chlorine chemistry, Langlier Saturation Index, water balance, water testing, safe handling and storage of pool chemicals. Participants should bring a calculator to class. Successful candidates will receive the Level I Swimming Pool Operator certificate which is recognized inter-provincially through the Western Facility Operators Master Certificate Program To Register for the Pool Ops register at - www.rfabc.com

National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Friday, Sep. 1 . 1 day 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm . $125 Please bring your original certificate. 100% attendance is required.

DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER! Program staff must make the decision to run or cancel a course 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

National Lifeguard Waterfront . 16 yrs, NL & SFA Dates TBA Pre-requisites: SFA valid within two years, National Lifeguard. The National Lifeguard Waterfront certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by waterfront lifeguards. The NL Waterfront course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervsion in waterfront environments. NL education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding, good judgment and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. 100% attendance is required.

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

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

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) 15 yrs & level 10 Strokes M er r i t t Va ll ey Aq u at i c C e ntre 25 0. 378 .6 6 6 2

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Water Safety Instructor Recert (WSIR) Dates TBA $125 Please bring your original certificate. Strokes Must be at a level 10 to complete, 100% attendance is required.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) . 15 yrs Friday, Jun. 30 – Aug. 25 . 13 days 8:30 am – 4:30 pm . $550 Friday, Jun. 30 – Orientation & Stroke/Skill Evaluation Jul. 1 – Aug. 16 – Online Component Monday – Friday – Aug. 14 – 25 – Swim lessons & Classroom/ Pool Component Red Cross’s new WSI program is designed to cover the foundation of instructional skills including teaching methods, learning styles, planning, teaching and evaluating swimmers. Candidates are evaluated throughout the course and through individual study assignments. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are certified as Water Safety Instructors and will be able to teach the Red Cross Swim Programs. **** Please Note Strokes Must be at a level 10 prior to course registration. 100% attendance is required. ****

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Red Cross Leadership Programs


Cala Workshops . 16 yrs Friday, May 12 . Saturday, May 13 . Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:15pm – 5:30pm $94.50 for 1, $168 for 2 or $210 for 3 Friday - Add Fun & Flavour – Bounce, Anchor & Propel Your Body Saturday am - Jump on Board Saturday pm - Restore the Body, Relax the Mind & Release the Spirit – Aqua Yoga To register for Cala Workshops Contact Cala at www. calainc.org , or 1-888-751-9823 or email completed registration form cala_aqua@mac.com

Teen Gym Orientation .13 - 15 yrs Wednesday, Apr. 5 5:00 - 6:30 pm . $25 Wednesday, May 3 5:00 - 6:30 pm . $25 Wednesday, Jun. 7 5:00 - 6:30 pm . $25 Under the age of 16 and would like to find a workout for you? Sign up for this teen gym orientation, once completed teens can work out in the gym with a supervising adult

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Fitness Training

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NVAC Aquatic Fitness Programs

Spring/Summer 2017

For the most up to date information check with www.merritt.ca, Facebook @merrittleisureservices, Q101 * All events are subject to change.

Monday

NVAC Aquatic Fitness Programs

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

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am Aqua Stability 8:00-8:45am ***Registered Class***

Aqua Joggers 6:15-7:00am

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

Aqua Stability 6:45-7:30am ***Registered Class***

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

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

Aqua Stability 8:15-9:00pm ***Registered Class***

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

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

PAR Q - be sure to check with a doctor before participating in an exercise program

Volunteers Make a difference

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

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Gain skills, make friends, and stay active & healthy!


Stretch & Stability . 16 yrs Monday, Wednesday & Friday . Ongoing 11:00 am – 11:45 am . Regular Admission Tuesday & Thursday . Ongoing beginning Apr. 4 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.

NEW!

Early Bird Aqua Fit . 16 yrs Thursday . Ongoing Beginning Apr. 6 8:00 am – 8:45 am . Regular Admission Get your day started off with this class combines running, interval training and a variety of exercises designed to decrease body fat, increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve strength, and help people get into a routine of regular exercise. Evening Aqua Fit . 16 yrs

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Aquatic Fitness Programs

Aqua Joggers . 16 yrs Mondays . Ongoing 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm . Regular Admission Wednesdays . Ongoing 6:15 am – 7:00 am . Regular Admission Need a change in your routine? Tired of running on a treadmill? Your joints sore from too much impact? Try Aqua Jogging! Great cardio workout, the water provides extra resistance with no impact! Come give it a try! This is an excellent program for triathlon athletes. Aqua Stability Tuesdays, Apr. 4 – 25 . 4 wks * Tuesdays, May 2 – 30 . 5 wks Tuesdays, Jun. 6 – 27 . 4 wks * 8:00 - 8:45 am

NEW!

Wednesdays, Apr. 5 – 26 . 4 wks * Wednesdays, May 3 – 31 . 5 wks Wednesdays, Jun. 7 – 28 . 4 wks * 8:15 - 9:00 pm . Fridays, Apr. 7 – 28 . 4 wks * Fridays, May 5 – 26 . 4 wks * Fridays, Jun. 2 – 23 . 4 wks *. 6:45 - 7:30 am . $50 Adult $37.50 Senior/Youth * $40 Adult $30.00 Senior/Youth Challenge your balance and stability to the core! Using yoga inspired poses on an anchored floatation mat. Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 4, maximum 6 registrants.

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.

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Community Directory

Court House Art Gallery / Gallery Committee 250-378-6515 Merritt Community Choir Ellen Nast: 250-378-9899 Nicola Valley Community Arts Council 250-378-6515 nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com nvartscouncil.com

Merritt Seniors’ Carpet Bowling Rose Moldowan: 250-378-3763 Merritt Seniors’ Floor Curling Rose Moldowan: 250-378-3763 SPORTS & FITNESS Coquihalla Taekwondo Ed Nedokus: 250-378-2186 Merritt & District Tennis Club Harbans Sandhu: 250-378-5687 harbans3@telus.net Harry Orton: 250-378-5805 haorton4@telus.net

Nicola Valley Archery Club B.J. Moore: 250-280-0304 brian.moore@gov.bc.ca Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club Paul Komonoski 250-378-4904 nvfishandgameclub.ca Nicola Valley Minor Lacrosse Association Rose Grant: 250-315-3669 The Olde Courthouse Art Centre Merritt Dance Society Selena Voigt: 250-378-7266 SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Merritt Community Cinema Society Margaret Carlson: 250-378-5645

Merritt Country Run Society 250-378-8219 mcrun@telus.net merrittcountryrun.ca Merritt Curling Club Paul Montgomery: 250-378-3975

Merritt Live Theatre Society Mil Juricic: 250-315-5673

Merritt Dance Society Selena Voigt: 250-378-7266

Merritt Walk of Stars Society Mae Keller or Rob Miller 250-378-3923 (Hall of Fame) MWOS/CCMHS Box 750, Merritt BC V1K 1B8

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

BC Ambassadors Teresa Dares 1-250-819-5691 www.bcambassadorsprogram.com

Nicola Valley Community Band James Clarke 250-378-9894 Steve Rose (booking) 250-378-5031 theclarkfamily@shaw.ca

Merritt Minor Hockey Association Earl Nygaard: 250-378-9229

Nicola Valley Film Society Cathy Star: 250-378-3974 Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Sharon McRea: 250-378-6514 Sagebrush Spinners & Weavers Sheila Schwan: 250-315-0053 swschwan@loganlake.net Say So Expression Society Mil Juricic: 250-315-5673 SENIOR GROUPS/ACTIVITIES Merritt & District Senior Association 250-378-3763

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Merritt Minor Softball Sherry Rauch: 250-378-1550 Merritt Mixed Slow-Pitch Lisa Dewinter: 250-315-3127 Merritt Mountain Bike Association merrittbiking@yahoo.ca www.merrittmountainbiking.com Merritt Otters Swim Club Josée Warren: 250-315-5086 Merritt Volleyball Association Dave Finch: 250-378-5464 Merritt Youth Soccer Association Gary Dixon: 250-378-9842 www.merrittyouthsoccer.com Nicola Nordic Ski Club John & Kate Anderson: 250-378-9674

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Merritt Lawn Bowling Joe Geill: 250-378-2095

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Angels Animal Rescue Judanna: 250-378-5223 Anita: 250-450-9935 Facebook: Angels Animal Rescue Merritt

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region Terry Baker Mentoring Coordinator - Merritt 250-280-9959 bbbskamloops.ca Cadet Core, 950 Rocky Mountain Rangers Tracey Woods-Brooks 250-378-1302 250-378-4722 Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Open Wed & Fri 9:00am-2:30pm 1-888-674-0440 Merritt.clubhouse@cmha.bc.ca Coldwater Ranch Lodge (Abilitas Foundation) 1200 Covert Place, Merritt, BC 1-604-854-1720 http://abilitasfoundation.org Community Futures Nicola Valley 250-378-3923 Community Policing Office 250-378-3955

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Canadian Country Music Heritage Society Mae Keller or Rob Miller 250-378-3923 (Hall of Fame) MWOS/CCMHS Box 750, Merritt BC V1K 1B8

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Conayt Friendship Society Office 250-378-5107

Nicola Family Therapy 250-378-9222

Rotary Club of Merritt Sunrise MJ Barazan: 250-315-7545

Fireside Centre 250-378-5660

Nicola Naturalists Society Alan Burger: 250-378-2468 aburger@uvic.ca www.nicolanaturalist.com

Royal Canadian Legion 250-378-5631

Garlic Fest & Antique Tractor Show Pete & Becky Ratzlaff: 250-378-4199 Girl Guides of Canada Danica Vere: 250-936-8298 High School Rodeo Association Fritz Maier: 250-378-9061 Journeys Into Tomorrow Transition House 250-378-6170 journeys@live.ca Nicola Valley Community Garden Society Jill Starrs: 250-378-0114 Nicola Valley Transportation Society (bus) 250-378-4080 www.busonline.ca Merritt Centennials Booster Club Betty & Harry Doberstein 250-378-6940 Merritt Centennials Hockey Club Society Megan King : 250-378-3604 Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce Etelka Gillespie: 250-378-5634 Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

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Community Directory

Merritt & District Hospice Society Gillian Sanford: 250-280-4040 Merritt Flying Club Herb Graham: 250-378-7075 Tom Fox: 250-378-7379 Merritt Little Britches Rodeo Shannon Goss: 250-350-3494 www.bclbra.org

Nicola Valley Explorers Tom Reynolds: 250-315-0331 Nicola Valley Cruisers Car Club Norma Mervyn: 250-378-5761 Sam Roline: 250-378-9569 Nicola Valley Fall Fair Association Kathy Reimer: 250-378-5925 Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club Paul Komonoski: 250-378-4904 Nicola Valley & District Food Bank Marlene Fenton: 250-378-2282 Nicola Valley Kennel Club Elaine Gill 250-378-6827 Lori Jacobson 250-378-5172 Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Sharon McRea 250-315-2340 Nicola Valley Rodeo Association Brent Kynock : 250-378-5741

Success by 6 Trish Rodie: 250-378-5660 The Merritt Elks Club Larry Hintz: 250-378-7886 The Knights of Columbus Andy Diffon: 250-378-3910 Valley Scrapbookers Danica Vere: 250-936-8298 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Al 250-378-7402 Jack 250-378-2662 Welcome Wagon Debra Isaac 250-315-1035 250-378-1667 djjjti@telus.net Work BC 250-378-5151 TOURISM

Nicola Valley Search & Rescue Chris Lepsoe: 250-378-6769

The Baillie House 250-378-0349

Nicola Valley Women’s Institute 250-378-2536

Tourism Nicola Valley Anoop Sekhon: 250-378-3567

North West Mud Racing Association Facebook: NWMRA nwmra.com

BC Visitor Centre at Merritt 250-315-1342

NV Remote Control Flyers Jack: 250-378-4371

Merritt Navy League Corp. Debra Raymond: 250-378-6781

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

Merritt Snowmobile Club Frank Douthwright: 250-315-1082

Pacific Sport Josée Warren: 250-315-5086

Merritt Stock Car Association Lonni Boszko: 250-315-0474 merrittspeedway.ca

Rotary Club Sheila Whittiker: 250-378-2550

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Special Olympics BC- Merritt Chapter Interior Community Services Chelsea: 250-378-9676

Gold Country Geocaching 1-877-453-9467 www.goldtrail.com Hello BC 1-800-435-5622

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Merritt Civic Centre 1950 Mamette Ave 250-315-1050

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre 2040 Mamette Ave 250-378-6662

Claybanks RV Park 1302 Voght St 250-378-6441

Community Police Office 2013 Quilchena Ave 250-378-3955

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena 2075 Mamette Ave 250-378-4832 or 250-315-1050

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

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

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

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Merritt City Hall 2185 Voght St 250-378-4224

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Civic Facility Info


ROTARY PARK

1990 MAXWELL AVE.

CENTENNIAL PARK

Laura Chivers, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Staff Members, J’aime Etchart & Diana Lorenz

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Parks • Amenities • Trails

LIONS MEMORIAL PARK 2408 VOGHT ST.

N’KWALA PARK

1350 GOVERNMENT AVE.

2050 MERRITT AVE.

SPIRIT SQUARE

COLDWATER RIVER TRAIL

2026 GRANITE AVE.

Sports Box Ball Diamond

Skateboard Park

Drinking Water

Running Track

Play Ground

Walking Trails

Playing Field

Water Park

Picnic Facilities

Mountain Bike Course

Washrooms

Sand Volleyball Court

CENTRAL PARK

2975 VOGHT ST.

M er r i t t C i v i c C e ntre 25 0. 315.10 5 0

1301 VOGHT ST.

VOGHT PARK

1500 CANFORD AVE.

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

www.merritt.ca

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