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ABOUT RECYCLE BC Originally launched as Multi-Material BC in 2014, Recycle BC is a not-for-profit organization for residential packaging and paper recycling throughout BC, servicing over 1.8 million households. Recycle BC ensures your household materials picked up, sorted, and responsibly recycled. Our program is funded by by over 1,200 business that supply packaging and paper to the BC residents, shifting costs away from homeowners.

to contact the City for more information, 250-378-4224 or info@merritt.ca

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Mayor’s Message As the new Mayor for the City of Merritt, we are pleased to provide our latest Recreation Guide for January 2020. Our Department of Recreation and Facilities publishes a new Activity Guide three times a year. This way, our citizens have up-to-date activities available to plan for educational, social, and physical activities. Our staff are dedicated in trying to provide the activities and programs that you, our citizens, want and enjoy … and we try to provide a variety of activities in a safe and friendly environment, while trying to keep the prices affordable to our citizens. I hope we have done our citizens justice in this effort. Please contact our Recreation and Facilities Department to: • inquire about current programs • discuss additional programs • teach or instruct an activity or program, and • talk constructively about making changes that may better our delivery to the public We would like to thank our dedicated staff and sponsors for their contributions and efforts in making the City of Merritt into the jewel it is meant to be. I personally wish you well in your journey to connect with others through sports, or other activities, such as learning a new skill, all in the name of being healthy and active! Enjoy and choose well! Sincerely, Linda A Brown, Mayor, City of Merritt

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Mayor’s Message ��������������������������������������������������������������� 3 Civic Facility Information��������������������������������������������������� 4 MCC Rentals ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 5 NVAC Rentals �������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 NVMA Rentals....................................................................  7 Community Events������������������������������������������������������������ 8 Children’s Programs ....................................................... 10 Birthday Parties @ MCC�������������������������������������������������� 11 Specialty Programs ��������������������������������������������������������� 12 K9 Programs�������������������������������������������������������������������� 13 Registration Information�������������������������������������������������� 13 Seniors Programs ����������������������������������������������������������� 14 Fitness Programs ������������������������������������������������������������ 16 NVMA�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17 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

Aquatic Events ���������������������������������������������������������������� 19 Aquatic Admissions��������������������������������������������������������� 20 Aquatic Guide������������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Aquatic Programs������������������������������������������������������������ 22 Red Cross Swim Lessons����������������������������������������������� 23 Preschool Lessons ��������������������������������������������������������� 24 School Age Lessons ������������������������������������������������������ 25 Reasons to Become a Lifeguard ����������������������������������� 26 Advanced Lifeguard Training ����������������������������������������� 27 Advanced Leadership Training �������������������������������������� 28 Birthday Parties @ NVAC������������������������������������������������� 29 Registered Aquatic Fitness �������������������������������������������� 30 Aquatic Fitness ��������������������������������������������������������������� 31 Music in the Park Application������������������������������������������ 32 Parks, Trails & Amenities ................................................ 33 Community Directory ...................................................... 34 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.

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

Merritt Civic Centre

1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Location

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

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

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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 | 6 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

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

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Community Events December 2019 December 2019 Sun

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1 A Day with Santa Bruch 10:00 am - 12:00 pm . MCC Skate 12:30 - 1:30 pm . NVMA Swim 2:00 - 3:00 pm . NVAC

2 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

3 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

4 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

5 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

6 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

7 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

NTA Community Christmas Dinner . 3:00 pm . MCC

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

Drop-in Hockey 8:15 - 9:45 pm . NVMA

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

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

NVAC closes @ 5:00 pm Drop-in Hockey 9:00 - 10:30 pm . NVMA

8 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

9 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

Merritt vs Vernon 2:00 pm . NVMA

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

10 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

11 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

12 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

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

13 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

14 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

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

Nicola Naturalists Society . Christmas Bird Count register 378.2468

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

Drop-in Hockey 8:15 - 9:45 pm . NVMA

Drop-in Hockey 9:00 - 10:30 pm . NVMA 15 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

16 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

17 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

18 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

Nicola Naturalists Society . Christmas Bird Count register 378.2468

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

Winter Craft Fair 3:00 - 7:00 pm . NVIT

Merritt vs Powell River 7:00 pm . NVMA

19 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

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

20 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

21 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC

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

Merritt vs West Kelowna 7:00 pm . NVMA

Drop-in Hockey 9:00 - 10:30 pm . NVMA

22 Stocking Stuffer Sale . NVAC Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm . NVMA

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

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28 Drop-in Hockey 7:00 - 8:30 pm . NVMA

Drop-in Hockey 7:00 - 8:30 pm . NVMA

Merritt vs Cowichan Valley 7:00 pm . NVMA 29 FREE Movie 2:00 pm . MCC

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

31 FREE Swim 1:00 - 3:00 pm . NVAC

January 2020 January 2020

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

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Add Your Event Here! Keep up to date on community events by visiting www.tourismmerritt/events

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Sat 4 Drop-in Hockey 7:00 - 8:30 pm . NVMA

Dive-in Movie 6:00 pm . NVAC

#ExploreMerritt” 5 Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm . NVMA

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

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11 Drop-in Hockey 8:15 - 9:45 pm . NVMA

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

Men’s Bonspiel . Curling Rink

Merritt vs West Kelowna 7:00 pm . NVMA Men’s Bonspiel . Curling Rink 12 Annual Fishing Derbu 8:00 am . Mamette Lake

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18 Movie Night 2:00 & 6:00 pm . MCC

Nordic Ski Club . Chili Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm . Kane Valley

Movie Night 6:00 pm . MCC

Men’s Rec Hockey Tourn. 8:30 am - 8:30 pm . NVMA

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

Men’s Rec Hockey Tourn. 3:30 - 11:30 pm . NVMA

Men’s Bonspiel . Curling Rink 19 Super Hero Swim 1:00 - 3:00 pm . NVAC

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

Men’s Rec Hockey Tourn. 9:30 am - 3:30 pm . NVMA

Nicola Valley Film Society 7:00 pm . NVIT

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25 Merritt vs Surrey 7:00 pm . NVMA

Drop-in Hockey 9:00 - 10:30 pm . NVMA

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Add Your Event Here! Keep up to date on community events by visiting www.tourismmerritt/events 2 Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm . NVMA

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

4 Merritt vs Vernon 7:00 pm . NVMA

5 Education & Job Fair 10:00 am - 2:00 pm . NVIT

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

8 Moccasin Hockey Tourn. 6:00 am - 11:00 pm . NVMA

Moccasin Hockey Tourn. 5:15 pm - 12:00 am . NVMA 9 Moccasin Hockey Tourn. 6:00 am - 5:00 pm . NVMA

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

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

Nicola Valley Film Society 7:00 pm . NVIT

11 Merritt vs Coquitlam 7:00 pm . NVMA

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15 Movie Nights 6:00 pm . MCC

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

Merritt vs Salmon Arm 7:00 pm . NVMA

Drop-in Hockey 9:00 - 10:30 pm . NVMA

Mixed Bonspiel Curling Rink

Mixed Bonspiel Curling Rink

Family Day Weekend . February 14 - 17 More info on page 18 16 Merritt vs Albernie 2:00 pm . NVMA

17 FREE Swim 1:00 - 4:00 pm . NVAC

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

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

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20 Free Teen Night 8:30 - 9:30 pm . NVAC

21 Free Pre-Teen Night 8:30 - 9:30 pm . NVAC

22 Int’l Police Hockey Challenge 8:00 am - 6:00 pm . NVMA

Int’l Police Hockey Challenge 10:30 am - 5:30 pm . NVMA

Merritt vs Trail 7:00 pm . NVMA

28 FREE Public Skate 3:30 - 5:00 pm . NVMA

29 Drop-in Hockey 8:15 - 9:45 pm . NVMA

Beat the Winter Blues Fest Dive-in Movie 6:00 pm . NVAC Drop-in Hockey 9:00 pm . NVMA (see back cover for more info)

Beat the Winter Blues Fest Curling 10:00 am . Curling Rink Activities/Games 12:30 pm . MCC Movie 5:30 pm . MCC Drop-in Hockey 8:15 pm . NVMA (see back cover for more info)

Mixed Bonspiel Curling Rink 23 Int’l Police Hockey Challenge 7:00 am - 5:00 pm . NVMA

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7 Community Yard Sale 8:00 am - 2:00 pm . MCC

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

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

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14 Rotary Mini Golf 4:30 pm . MCC

Nicola Valley Film Society 7:00 pm . NVIT 15 Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm . NVMA

16 Spring Break Camp 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . MCC

Family Fun Night 6:00 - 9:00 pm . NVAC 17 Spring Break Camp 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . MCC

18 Spring Break Camp 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . MCC

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

22 Jr. Native Tourn. 7:30 am - 5:00 pm . NVMA

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20 Spring Break Camp 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . MCC

Jr. Native Tourn. 10:00 am - 9:45 pm . NVMA

Jr. Native Tourn. 7:00 am - 8:30 pm . NVMA

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Having a fun time in Merritt? Share it with us online at #ExploreMerritt”

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Children’s Programs

Parent ‘n’ Tot Exercise . 2-5 yrs Mondays, January 6 – March 9 . 9 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 Feb. 17) Healthy Beginnings . 0-6 yrs Mondays, January 6 – March 16 . 13 wks 9:30 – 11:30 am . FREE Each week children and parents participate in games, songs, crafts snacks and stories. Any craft or snacks contributions are greatly appreciated. Parents supervise their own children while visiting with other parents. Sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada (no class February 17) Soccer Tots . 2-4 yrs Mondays, January 13 – February 3 . 4 wks Tuesdays, February 11 – March 3 . 4 wks 3:30 – 4:15 pm . $20/ea This introduction program teaches basic skills of soccer, including teamwork, passing, shooting and game play. Game playing is an integral part of each day with all participants enjoying success in a positive, fun filled atmosphere.

Gymnastics Wednesdays, January 15 – March 11 . 8 wks 3 – 4 yrs 10:30 –11:15 am $ 65 - Heather 5 – 6 yrs 3:30 – 4:30 pm $100 - Heather 7 – 9 yrs 4:30 – 5:30 pm $100 - Heather 10 – 12 yrs 5:30 – 6:30 pm $100 - Heather Trampoline 6:45 – 7:45 pm $100 - Colleen Thursdays, January 16 – March 12 . 8 wks 3 – 4 yrs 3:30 – 4:15 pm $ 75 - Colleen 5 – 6 yrs 4:15 – 5:15 pm $100 - Colleen 7 – 9 yrs 5:15 – 6:15 pm $100 - Colleen 10 – 12 yrs 6:15 – 7:15 pm $100 - Colleen 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 Feb 26 & 27) Minimum 6! Instructed by Heather & Colleen **Registration Date: Wednesday, December 11, in person ONLY @ the Civic Centre, after 10:00 am**

Babysitter’s Course . 11+ yrs Friday, February 21 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! 10 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

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Children and Youth Indoor Baseball . 10-13 yrs Mondays, February 3 – March 9 . 6 wks 5:00 – 6:00 pm . $30 This indoor softball program is for any children between the ages of 10-13 who intend to play softball this coming season. All drills will be performed with whiffle balls and will target the basics of the game with the intent to keep young players sharp and ready for the upcoming ball season. Spring Break Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday – Friday . March 16 – 20 . 5 days 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . $125/wk or $30/day **please register in advance**. Minimum 8. 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! Badminton Tuesdays, January – March 7:00 – 8:30 pm . $5 drop-in There are many health benefits to playing badminton; flexibility, strength, heart and lung health. **Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult** Craft & Create Wednesdays, January 22 – February 26 . 6 wks 3:30 – 5:00 pm . $65 Kids join us for some crafting fun! Celebrate art, events, and the seasons, using craft materials and home items. Minimum 6

Creative Clay . 11 - 15 yrs Saturdays, January 25 – February 8 . 3 wks 1:00 – 4:00 pm . $45 Join Mud Therapy Pottery Studio to learn hand building, underglazing, and glazing techniques to create 2-3 ceramic projects. Minimum 6 Materials required: a smock, apron, or old shirt No experience required Instructed by Mud Therapy Studio Art Buds, for budding artists . 6-10 yrs Thursdays, January 30 – March 5 . 6 wks 3:30 – 5:00 pm . $95 Learn and explore a variety of art skills and mediums. Kids Creative Clay . 6-10 yrs Saturday, February 8 10:00 am – 12:00 pm . $15 Max 12 students. Minimum 6 Join Mud Therapy Pottery Studio to learn underglazing and glazing techniques to create a ceramic bowl or cup. Materials required: a smock, apron, or old shirt. No experience required. Instructed by Mud Therapy Studio Makers Space . all ages Saturday, February 29 1:00 – 3:00 pm . Drop-in $5 Explore an art activity related to the community art show at the gallery. Scarf Felting Workshop . 12+ yrs Saturday, March 7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm . $60 Make your own wearable piece of art, using beautifully dyed raw wool. Instructed by Cindilla Trent

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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Specialty Programs Prenatal Classes Tuesday, January 28 – February 11 . 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 pairs Stash Buster Quilting Weekends . 16+ yrs January 17 – 19 . $25 March 6 – 8 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! Mud Therapy for Adults . 16+ Saturdays, January 25 – February 8 . 3 wks 6:00 – 9:00 pm . $60 (Pick up projects on Friday Feb 14). Location: NV Arts Gallery Craft Room Materials required: a smock, apron, or old shirt Join Mud Therapy Pottery Studio for 3 Saturdays to create 3-4 ceramic projects. Learn pottery techniques of hand slab building, underglazing, sgraffito, mishima, and glazing. Minimum 6

The Nicola Valley Skating Club 2019-2020 Season! Our programs:

PreCanSkate - Mon (3:20-3:50), Wed (3:30-4:00), Thurs (10:30-11:00) 1 Day - $70, 2 Days - $130 CanSkate - Mon (3:20-4:05) & Wed (3:30-4:15) 1 Day - $85, 2 Days - $160 CanPowerSkate - Thurs (4:15-5:00) $85 JR Academy • Jr. STARskate Wed (4:15-5:00) & Fri (3:30-4:30) 2 Days $250 STARskate and Competitive Skate • Contact the club for details Skate Canada Membership fee: $45 (This fee is good til Aug 31 2020 and is payable once during the 2019/20 season)

Registration dates at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena Dec 9 (4:00-5:30) and Dec 11 (4:00-5:30) Online Registration begins Dec 16th. Visit nicolavalley.sc.upliferinc.com. All programs start the week of January 6th NVSC programs follow the rules and guidelines of Skate Canada and are taught by a NCCP accredited Coach & trained Program Assistants. If you are unsure which program is best for your child, please connect with us.

Need more information? Call us: 250-378-0114 Email us: skatinginthevalley49@gmail.com For news and updates, follow us on Facebook!

Gallery Makerspace . all ages February 29 . $5 Tea and art materials included. Location: NV Arts Gallery Craft Room. Explore an art activity! Community Yard Sale Saturday, March 7 8:00 am – 2:00 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!

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K9 Programs

Dog Obedience . 6 mths+ Tuesdays, January 28 – March 3 . 6 wks 5:00 – 6:30 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. Minimum 4. Instructed by Sylvia Currie Puppy Obedience. Under 6 mths Tuesdays, January 28 – February 25 . 5 wks 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. Minimum 4. Instructed by Sylvia Currie K9 Nose Work Thursdays, January 16 – February 20 . 6 wks 6:00 – 7:15 pm . $120 Advanced skills: For dogs who have taken Intro to Nose Work. Working through each search element in a fun way. 7:30 – 8:45 pm . $120 Advanced skills on odor: Dogs on trained odours. Working through fun games (distance & speed) with a focus on utilizing your leash or not. Instructed by Shauna Moore

Rally Obedience . Small Dog, Big World Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26 . 8 wks 1:00 - 2:00 pm . $100 Train your under 25-lb dog using force free and gentle methods in a safe environment. Learn how to train your dog using positive reinforcement. This class will cover basic obedience (sit, down, come) as well as safety behaviour (doors/gates and emergency pickup) and how to train tricks. Please bring a flat collar or harness, a leash and a lot of tiny soft treats. Maximum 4. Instructed by Yvonne Lord Intermediate, Rally Obedience Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26 .10 wks 5:30 - 6:30 pm . $100 Teach your dog to extend their basic obedience to cover a multitude of challenges and to focus on you in crowds, and around other dogs. Training techniques are positive reinforcement and force free. We will be introducing dogs to Rally obedience stations and foundational behaviours. Flat collars or harnesses please, no choke chains, prong collars or other aversive devices. Bring a pile of small soft treats for rewards. Dogs must already know how to walk on a leash (pulling can be dealt with in class) sit, down and come when called. Maximum 6. Instructed by Yvonne Lord & NV Dog Enthusiasts Assoc.

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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Seniors Programs

Vinyasa Yoga @ the Civic Centre

Noon Hour Aqua Fit @ the Aquatic Centre

Vinyasa is a creative, flowing yoga experience. Suitable for all fitness levels. (no class Feb. 17) Instructed by Trish Davey

This class combines running, interval training and a variety of exercises designed to decrease body fat, increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve strength and help people get into a routine of regular exercise.

Monday – Friday . January – March 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm . Regular Admission

Mondays . January 6 – March 2 . 8 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $72

Seniors Free Swim @ the Aquatic Centre Wednesdays . January – March 9:00 – 10:00 am . Free This program is intended for seniors to come for a fun, free swim. Sponsored by the Merritt Senior Citizen Association Stretch & Stability @ the Aquatic Centre Monday, Wednesday & Friday January – March 11:00 am – 11:45 am . Regular Admission Tuesday & Thursday January – March 7:00 am – 7:45 am . Regular Admission

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

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Programs @ the Seniors Centre

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall

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

Cribbage

Mondays . January – March 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Bingo

Tuesdays . January – March . 1:00 pm (doors open @ 11:00 am)

Duplicate Bridge

Tuesdays . January – March . 7:00 pm

Carpet Bowling

Wednesdays . January – March . 1:30 pm

Court Whist

Wednesdays, January – March . 7:00 pm

Floor Curling

Thursdays . January – March . 12:45 pm Saturdays . January – March . 12:45 pm

Floor Shuffleboard

Thursdays . January – March . 3:00 pm

Pool

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Drop-in Lunch

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

Rummoli & Games

Fridays . January – March . 7:00 pm

General Meeting 2nd Friday 1:30 pm

Drop-in Activities

Fridays . January – March 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturdays . January – March 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Potluck

Last Friday of the month 5:30

Jam Sessions

Saturdays . January – March. 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 . January – March 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, January 6 – March 2 . 8 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $72 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 Feb 17) Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey Yin Yoga . 14+ yrs Mondays, January 6 – March 2 . 8 wks 7:00 – 8:00 pm . $72 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 Feb 17). Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey Flow Yoga . 14+ yrs Wednesdays, January 16 – March 5 . 8 wks 5:30 – 6:30 pm . $72 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 Oct. 16) Minimum 6! Instructed by Trish Davey

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Full Body Fitness Tuesdays, January 14 – March 3 . 8 wks 6:15 – 7:00 am . $40 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, January 15 – March 4 . 10 wks 6:45 – 7:45 pm . $72 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, January 16 – March 5 . 7 wks 6:15 – 7:00 am . $40 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 January 15, February 19 & March 18 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

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NVMA Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

Saturday

Sunday

Christmas Schedule

December 21

December 22

Cents vs West Kelowna 7:00 pm

Cents vs Cowichan Valley 2:00 pm Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

December 23

December 24

December 25

December 26

December 27

December 28

Public Skate 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Public Skate 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Public Skate 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Public Skate 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Open for Rentals

Open for Rentals

FACILITY CLOSED

Open for Rentals

Drop-in Hockey 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Drop-in Hockey 7:00 - 8:30 pm

December 31

January 1

January 2

Open for Rentals

January 3

Open for Rentals

January 4

January 5

Public Skate 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Public Skate 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Public Skate 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Public Skate 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Drop-in Hockey 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Open for Rentals

Open for Rentals

Open for Rentals

Cents vs Trail 7:00 pm

December 30 FREE Public Skate 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Christmas Eve

Boxing Day

Public Skate 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Happy New Year

December 29 Public Skate 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Open for Rentals

THANK-YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

PUBLIC SKATING IS NOW FREE! Alpha Welding Complete Climate Control Murray GM City of Merritt Merritt Minor Hockey Assoc.

Boston Pizza Copper Valley Mechanical Caleo Construction City Furniture Nicola Motorsports Merritt Sikh Society

DROP-IN HOCKEY DATES Fri. Dec. 6 Sat. Dec. 7 Fri. Dec. 13 Sat. Dec. 14 Fri. Dec. 20 Fri. Dec. 27 Sat. Dec. 28

9:00 - 10:30 pm 8:15 - 9:45 pm 9:00 - 10:30 pm 8:15 - 9 :45 pm 9:00 - 10:30 pm 7:00 - 8:30 pm 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Sat. Jan. 4 Sat. Jan. 11 Fri. Jan. 24 Fri. Jan. 31

7:00 - 8:30 pm 8:15 - 9:45 pm 9:00 - 10:30 pm 9:00 - 10:30 pm

Fri. Feb. 14 Fri. Feb. 28 Sat. Feb. 29

9:00 - 10:30 pm 9:00 - 10:30 pm 8:15 - 9:45 pm

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NVMA Public Skate Schedule Friday:

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sunday:

5:15 – 6:15 pm

Monday:

6:45 – 7:45 pm

NVMA Skate Rentals & Sizes Skates

$2.00

Size Child 10 - Adult 11 Donations Welcome

NVMA Skate Sharpening Rates Hockey Skates

$6.00

Goalie/Figure Skates

$7.00

Skate Profiling

$30.00

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Special Events Family Day Weekend Event’s Friday, Feb 14

Public Skate

3:30 – 5:00 pm

@NVMA

FREE

Friday, Feb 14

Family Fun Night

6:00 – 9:00 pm

@NVAC

Reg. Admission

Saturday, Feb 15

Family Movie Night

6:00 – 8:00 pm

@MCC

FREE

Sunday, Feb 16

Public Skate

5:15 – 6:15 pm

@NVMA

FREE

Sunday, Feb 16

Family Art Activities

1:00 – 4:00 pm

@NV Arts Gallery Craft Room

$20/family

(“Children in Art & Art for Children” Create art with the theme of the February 2020 Gallery Show) Monday, Feb 17

Family Swim

1:00 – 4:00 pm

@NVAC

FREE

Monday, Feb 17

Public Skate

6:45 – 7:45 pm

@NVMA

FREE

Interior Savings Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week Saturday, January 25 – Friday, January 31 Find a full list of events and activities at http://literacymerritt.com/calendar/ Literacy Merritt & Nicola Valley Society. literacymerritt@gmail.com 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 Pet Expo Saturday, April 18 12:00 – 4:00 pm . $5/table To get involved, ask questions or set up a booth, please email fpeat@merritt.ca

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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, January 17 . 6:00 pm Saturday, January 18 . 2:00 + 6:00 pm Saturday, February 15 . 6:00 pm Friday, April 17 . 6:00 pm

Music in the Park Thursdays, July + August 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Spirit Square . FREE Enjoy a night out, in the beautiful Merritt summer nights with a B.C. band playing your favorite tunes! Apply to play (see page 32) Check out www.tourismmerritt.com for all the latest band updates.

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Aquatic Special Events

Splash Down with Santa . All Ages Sunday, Dec. 1 2:00 pm -3:00 pm . Regular Admission Celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Santa will visit and spread some holiday cheer. Come make a craft, play some games and make a splash with one of Santa’s elves! Stocking Stuffer Sale Dec. 2 – Dec. 24 Get 10% off swim goggles, punch cards, monthly memberships, and 20% off annual passes! Stock up on the savings! Family Fun Nights . All Ages Friday, Dec. 13 Friday, Jan. 10 Friday, Feb. 14 Friday, Mar. 13 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. New Year’s Eve Day Swim . All Ages Tuesday, Dec. 31 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm . Free Admission Come out and take part in a New Year’s Eve swim with the entire family! Dive-in Movie . All Ages Friday, Jan. 3 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. Super Hero Swim . All Ages Sunday, Jan. 19 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm . Regular Admission Dress up as your favorite Super Hero and come down to the Aquatic Centre for an afternoon of fun!

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Free Teen Night . 13-18 yrs Thursday, Feb. 20 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 Friday, Feb. 21 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm . Free Admission Pre-Teen nights are sponsored events for the youth in our community. Events will include free admission, snacks, beverages, Minute to Win it games, prizes and much more. Easter Hop . All Ages Sunday, Apr. 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!

Merritt Performance Company Come explore movement in a fun and creative way. Develop skills in different dance genres with opportunities to perform!

8 weeks $96

Dance classes for all ages!

DANCE AND ACTING

Acro

Hip Hop

Ballet/Jazz

Musical theatre Starts January 11th Location: TBA For more information: Call or text 250 572 3000 19


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

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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

6:00am-8:30pm

6:00am-8:30pm

6:00am-8:30pm

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

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

Admission Fees

Admission Winter Break Fees Schedule December 22 - January 4, 2020 Admission Fees Month Sunday December by Category22

10 Punch Wednesday Thursday Friday Drop In Tuesday Monthly 6 Month 23 24 25 26 27 Card 10:00am-4:00pm 6:00am - 8:30pm 10:00am-3:00pm Facilty Closed 1:00-4:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm Tot (0-2 yrs) Free n/a n/a n/a Dec/Jan 29 30 31 1 2 3 Child (3-12 yrs) $ 2.40Free Swim $ 21.60 $ 25.90 $ 142.50 10:00am-4:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm 1:00-4:00pm - 8:30pm 6:00am - 8:30pm 1:00 - 3:00pm Youth (13-18 yrs) $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ 6:00am 32.40 $ 178.20 Adult (19-59 yrs) $ 4.00 $ 36.00 $ 43.20 $ 237.60 Senior (60+) $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ 32.40 $ 178.20 Student $ 3.20 $ 28.80 $ 34.60 $ 190.10 Lions Den Fitness Room $ 3.00 $ 27.00 $ 32.40 $ 178.20 Family 1st Person $ 3.00 n/a n/a n/a Family Additional $ 2.20 n/a n/a n/a Family n/a n/a $ 140.00 $ 570.00 Monday

Saturday Annual

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10:00am-5:00pm

n/a 4 $ 259.20 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 . Jan. 8 – 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 Prerequisites: Swim Kids 4 or equivalent Wednesdays, Jan. 8 – Mar. 11 . 10 wks 3:30 - 4:30 pm . $50 Learn the basics of lifeguarding in a safe & fun atmosphere! This is a program that continues to build on child’s abilities. √ Lifesaving Skills √ Stroke Improvement √ Team Building √ Endurance √ Lifesaving Sports √ First Aid Skills Intro to Synchro . 7+ yrs Ability to swim 25 meters Thursdays, Jan. 9 – Mar. 12 . 10 wks 3:30 - 4:30 pm . $50 Learn the basics of synchronized swimming! Improve your swimming skills, surface supports, sculling and endurance.

Craft & Splash Tots . 3-6 yrs Fridays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 13 . 10 wks 10:30 - 12:30 pm . $12.75/day * Please note there will be no day of registration.* Tuesday to Thursday, Mar. 17 – Mar. 26 . 2 wks 10:30 am - 12:30 pm . $12.75/day or $35/wk * Please note there will be no day of registration.* Drop your child off for some creative fun! Your child will make a craft and have a splash in the pool with one of our energetic aquatic leaders. Please send your child with a snack, water bottle, and towel; dressed ready to go in their swimsuit. Sign up early as spaces are limited! Spring Break Camp . 7-12 yrs Monday – Friday . March 16 – 20 . 5 days 8:30 am - 4:00 pm . $125/wk or $30/day **please register in advance**. Minimum 8. 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!

NVAC WINTER 2020 Schedule Time

Sunday

6:00am - 9:00am

9:00am-8:30pm

Open 10:00am-4:00pm

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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

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

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

Swim Lessons Aqua Fit 12:00-12:45pm Adapted Aquatics Swim Lessons Swim Club 3:30-6:30pm 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 Intro to Synchro 3:30pm-4:30pm Swim Club 3:30-6:30pm Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

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

Saturday

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Red Cross Swim Lesson Prices

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

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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 Pleaseclass note there are no February 15th or 17th prefer to stay with smaller sizes. Byclasses 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 Lesson options? Please contact the front desk to request private lesson set in prefer to stay with smaller class sizes. By age seven, your child should be registered up. Options of 1 or multiple Red Cross Swim Kids. days per week are available if scheduling permits. 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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Preschool Lessons Class

Description

Mon/Wed Jan. 6 - Feb. 5

Tues/Thur Jan. 7 - Feb. 6

Saturday Jan. 11-Mar.14

Starfish - Age: 4M – 12M 10 Lesson set 10 Lesson set 9 Lesson set Parent participation is 10:00-10:30am 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.

Mon/Wed Feb.10 - Mar.11

Tues/Thur Feb. 11 - Mar. 12

Mon-Fri Mar. 16 - 20

Mon-Fri Mar. 23 - 27

9 Lesson set

10 Lesson set

5 Lesson set 5 Lesson set

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

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

10:30-11:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:00-10:30am 4:30-5:00pm

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

Salamander – Age: 3-6Y Front & back floats & swims, 4:00-4:30pm 11:00-11:30am 11:30-12:00pm 4:00-4:30pm 11:00-11:30am 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.

4:00-4:30pm 11:00-11:30am 11:30-12:00pm 4:00-4:30pm

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

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

4:30-5:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

9:00-9:30am 9:00-9:30am

4:30-5:00pm

4:30-5:00pm

9:00-9:30am 9:00-9:30am

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School Age Lessons Description/Level

Mon/Wed Jan. 6 - Feb. 5

Tues/Thur Jan. 7 - Feb. 6

Saturday Mon/Wed Jan. 11 - Mar. 14 Feb. 10 - Mar. 11

10 Lesson set 10 Lesson set 9 Lesson set 9 Lesson set Level 1 – Age: 5-14Y Front & back floats, swims, rollover swims, basic back crawl & 5 3:30-4:00pm 10:30-11:00am 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, rollover swims, basic front crawl & 15 metre swim.

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.

Mon-Fri Mar. 23 - 27

10 Lesson set

5 Lesson set 5 Lesson set

4:00-4:30pm

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

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

11:00-11:30am

3:30-4:00pm

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

4:30-5:00pm

11:00-11:30am

3:30-4:00pm

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

4:00-4:30pm 12:00-12:30pm 3:30-4:00pm

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

4:00-4:30pm 12:00-12:30pm 3:30-4:00pm

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

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

Mon-Fri Mar. 16 - 20

4:30-5:00pm

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

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

Tues/Thur Feb. 11 - Mar. 12

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-:5:45pm

11:00-11:45am

11:00-11:45am

5:00-5:45pm

5:00-5:45pm

11:00-11:45am

11:00-11:45am

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

5:00-6:00pm

5:00-6:00pm

9:00-10:00am

9:00-10:00am

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Reasons to become a Lifeguard Gain valuable leadership, communication and teamwork skills that can be used in any employment environment. Earn high school credits for grades 11 & 12. Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructors are needed for all public pools, so take the training and get a job that will take you places! See the box below on steps to become a lifeguard and check out pages 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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Water Safety Instructor (WSI) . 15 yrs Dec. 20 – 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm . $550 Orientation & Stroke/Skill Evaluation Dec. 21 – Jan. 6 - Online Component Jan. 6 – Feb. 6 . 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm - Swim Lessons (co-teach) Feb. 7, 10, 14, 28, Mar. 6, & 13 . 4:00 pm . 8:30 pm Feb. 21 . 10:00 am – 6:30 pm Classroom & Pool Components, Free Swim Lessons & Assignments 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. **** Min. 6 Candidates required. Bronze Lifesaving Camp Combination . 13 yrs Thursday – Saturday, Jan. 2 - 18 . 5 days $345 9:00 am - 5:30 pm This Bronze Lifesaving Camp combines the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross course into one action packed program. (13 yrs of age by the last day of the course if candidates do not have Bronze Star) 100% attendance is required. This course is also worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits Bronze Medallion . 13 yrs 13 yrs by last day of course or Bronze Star. Thursday - Saturday, Jan. 2 - 4 . 3 days $205 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 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. 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

Bronze Cross Proof of Bronze Medallion Saturdays Jan. 4 - 18 . 3 days $165 9:00 am - 5:30 pm . 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. National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Sunday, Jan. 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. Standard First Aid (SFA) . 15 yrs Saturday - Sunday, Feb. 29 – Mar. 1 . 2 days Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm . $145 Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 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, Mar. 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.

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Advanced Leadership Programs

Standard First Aid Recert (SFAR) . 15 yrs + previous SFA Saturday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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 Mar. 15 – Friday Mar. 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. 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

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National Lifeguard Recert (NLR) Sunday, Jul. 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. Pool Operator Level 1 Saturday Apr. 25 - Sunday Apr. 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.

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. W int e r • 2 0 2 0


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 Mondays, Jan. 6 – Mar. 9 . 9 wks 6:00 - 6:45 am $90 Adult $67.50 Senior/Youth *No class Feb. 17 Intermediate class level - Challenge your balance to the core focusing on your strength and cardio on an anchored floatation mat. Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 4, maximum 6 registrants Circuit Strength . 16+ yrs or Fitness Room Orientation. Wednesdays, Jan. 8 – Mar. 11 . 10 wks 5:45 - 6:30 pm $75 Adult $50 Senior/Youth A full body strength class. Beginners welcome! Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 4, maximum 8 registrants Adult Fitness Room Orientation . 16+ yrs Tuesday, Jan. 7 6:00 - 8:00 pm . $30 Want to get started working out, not sure where to start sign up for the adult fitness room orientation. Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 2, maximum 4 registrants Teen Fitness Room Orientation . 13 - 15 yrs Tuesday, Jan. 14 5:00 - 7:00 pm . $25 Under the age of 16 and would like to find a workout for you? Sign up for this teen fitness room orientation, once completed teens can work out in the fitness area with a supervising adult. Please note this is a registered class! Minimum 2, maximum 4 registrants

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Stretch & Stability . 16 yrs Monday, Wednesday & Friday . Ongoing 11:00 am – 11:45 am . Regular Admission Tuesday & Thursday . Ongoing 7:00 am – 7:45 am . Regular Admission Want to increase your muscular strength, balance, stretch and flexibility? This class will build on maintaining proper form by keeping a well-aligned spine and stable core. Noon Hour Aqua Fit . 16 yrs Monday – Friday . Ongoing 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm . Regular Admission This class combines running, interval training and a variety of exercises designed to decrease body fat, increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve strength, and help people get into a routine of regular exercise.

Monday

Evening Aqua Fit . 16 yrs Tuesday & Thursday . Ongoing 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm . Regular Admission This ‘Aqua Boot Camp’ style pushes people to work at a higher intensity than they would if exercising alone. Explore explosive powerful movement combinations, experience moves designed to increase muscular strength and endurance while also learning how to effectively incorporate short intervals of propulsion and power to build a boot camp class. Aqua Joggers . 16 yrs Mondays . Ongoing 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm . Regular Admission Wednesdays . Ongoing 6:15 am – 7:00 am . Regular Admission Need a change in your routine? Tired of running on a treadmill? Your joints sore from too much impact? Try Aqua Jogging! Great cardio workout, the water provides extra resistance with no impact! Come give it a try! This is an excellent program for triathlon athletes

NVAC Aquatic Fitness Programs

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

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am

Aqua Joggers 6:15-7:00am

Stretch & Stability 7:00-7:45am

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

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

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

Aqua Joggers 6:45-7:30pm

Evening Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

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

Friday

Stretch & Stability 11:00-11:45am

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

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

Evening Aqua Fit 6:45-7:30pm

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2020 Music in the Park Performers Music in the Park was created to give residents an opportunity to enjoy free, family and youth friendly entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting in Merritt Application Deadline: Friday, February 14 @ 4:00 pm

Performer/Group Name: _____________________________________________ Primary Contact Person: _____________________________________________ Address: _____________________ City/Province: _____________Postal Code: _________ Phone: ______________ Email: _______________Website: ______________ Facebook: ________________ Performance Description: __Blues __ Country __Oldies (50 & 60’s) __ Rock __Other (indicate type): _______________ Please indicate the total number of artists and musicians in your group: ____________ Instruments/Equipment used: (#) __ Brass or Woodwind

__ Drums

__ Guitar (acoustic)

__ Guitar (electric)

__Keyboard

__Misc. (please list): __________________

__ Guitar (bass)

Audio sample (required): Sample(s) can be found at (please list website, etc.): ________________ Do you require:

__PA System

__ Lights

__ Misc. (please list): _________________

PLEASE COMPLETE AND SEND TO: fpeat@merritt.ca [Type text]

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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

1788 QUILCHENA AVE M e rri t t C ivi c C e nt r e 2 5 0 . 315 .10 5 0

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

250.315.1050

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Community Directory Please note: The contact information printed for the organizations listed below was provided by the organizations and was believed to be accurate at the time of publication. MUSIC & ARTS Canadian Country Music Heritage Society & Merritt Walk of Stars Society Susan Roline 250-378-9569

Merritt Country Run Society 250-315-0331 merrittcountryrun@gmail.com merrittcountryrun.ca  Merritt Curling Club Paul Montgomery: 250-378-3975

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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

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

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

Merritt Community Choir Ellen Nast: 250-378-9899

Merritt Minor Hockey Association Peter Schmid president@merrittminorhockey.com

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

Merritt Lawn Bowling Joe Geill: 250-378-2095

Merritt Mixed Slow-Pitch Lisa DeWinter: 250-315-3127

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

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

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

Merritt Otters Swim Club ottersmerritt@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 Pickleball Club merrittpickleballclub@shaw.ca Merritt Volleyball Association Angela Russell 250-378-0010 Merritt Youth Soccer Association Kelly Donaldson 250-320-8080 www.merrittyouthsoccer.com Nicola Nordic Ski Club Kate Anderson: 250-378-9674 Nicola Valley Archery Club B.J. Moore: 250-280-0304 brian.moore@gov.bc.ca Nicola Valley Minor Lacrosse Association nicolavalleylacrosse.com

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

Cadet Corps, 950 Rocky Mountain Rangers Tracey Woods-Brooks 250-378-4722 Debra Wilkins 250-280-4086 Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Open Wed & Fri 9:00am-2:30pm 1-888-674-0440 Merritt.clubhouse@cmha.bc.ca Coldwater Ranch Lodge (Abilitas Foundation) 1200 Covert Place, Merritt, BC http://abilitasfoundation.org Community Futures Nicola Valley 250-378-3923 Community Policing Office 250-378-3955 Conayt Friendship Society Office 250-378-5107 Girl Guides of Canada Danica Vere: 250-936-8298 High School Rodeo Association Fritz Maier: 250-378-9061 Journeys Into Tomorrow Transition House 250-378-6170 journeys@live.ca Merritt Centennials Hockey Club Society Liz Brackenreed : 250-378-6940 W int e r • 2 0 2 0

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Community Directory Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce 250-378-5634 Merritt & District Hospice Society 250-280-4040 Merritt Little Britches Rodeo www.bclbra.org Merritt Snowmobile Club Adam McDonald: 250-375-3673 Merritt Stock Car Association Susanne Snider: 250-936-9296 merrittspeedway.ca 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 Nicola Valley Cruisers Car Club Norma Mervyn: 250-378-5761 Susan Roline: 250-378-9569

Nicola Valley Fall Fair Association Kathy Reimer: 250-378-7270 Nicola Valley Figure Skating Club Jill Starrs: 250-378-0114 Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club Paul Komonoski: 250-378-4904 nvfishandgameclub.ca

Special Olympics BC- Merritt Chapter Interior Community Services Brenda Curnow: 250-280-4916 The Merritt Elks Club Larry Hintz: 250-378-7886 The Knights of Columbus Andy Diffon: 250-378-3910

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

Valley Scrapbookers 250-315-1050

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

Vintage Car Club - Merritt Al 250-378-7402 Jack 250-378-2662

Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Debra Wilkins 250-280-4086

Work BC 250-378-5151

Nicola Valley Search & Rescue Tracy Dunsmore: 250-378-3955 Nicola Valley Women’s Institute 250-378-2536 North West Mud Racing Association Facebook: NWMRA www.nwmra.com Pacific Forest Car Rally Nicki Beverly: 1-250-574-4363 nicki@rallybc.compacificforestrally.com Rotary Club of Merritt www.rotarymerritt.com Meetings: Monday @ Brambles-12:10 pm Royal Canadian Legion 250-378-5631

TOURISM Tourism Merritt 250-378-8619, info@tourismmerritt.com www.TourismMerritt.com #ExploreMerritt Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House 250-378-0349 Gold Country Communities Society 250-457-6606 www.exploregoldcountry.com Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 250-860-5999 www.totabc.org

Winter dragging you down? Join the events happening in the community at www.TourismMerritt.com/events

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We talked with Mother Nature, she’s NOT willing to cooperate! NEW Plan.

Beat the Winter Blues Fest Friday and Saturday February 28 & 29

Friday, February 28 Public Skate

3:30 – 5:00 pm at NVMA

Dive-in Movie

6:00 – 8:00 pm at NVAC

Saturday, February 29 “Try It” Curling

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

(please bring clean inside shoes)

Games/Activities 12:30 – 4:00 pm at MCC (please bring clean inside shoes)

Movie

5:30 – 7:30 pm at MCC

Drop-in Ice Hockey

8:15 – 9:45 pm at NVMA

**If weather permits, we may add some outdoor activities** Check www.tourismerritt.ca for the most up to date info. It takes a community to make great events like this happen, looking for volunteers and sponsors. Potentional fundraising opportunities available. Contact fpeat@merritt.ca 36 w w w. m e rri t t .c a

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City of Merritt Winter 2019 Activity Guide  

City of Merritt Winter 2019 Activity Guide