City of Powell River’s parks, recreation and culture department has released its digital Fall Active Living Guide plus programs are open for registration.
All-new swimming lessons are being offered. In partnership with the Lifesaving Society, the aquatic department has trained hundreds of lifesavers and national lifeguards over the past 30-plus years, says aquatic program supervisor Tami Wood.
“While we continue to teach the bronze medals and national lifeguards through the Lifesaving Society, we are also excited to start teaching their Swim for Life program to develop young swimmers, ” adds Wood.
Within this new program, once school-aged children complete the particular six swimmer levels, they move into the swim patrol system, where lifesaving skills are usually introduced plus swim workouts become more demanding. There are brand new skills in all levels, and now even preschoolers will learn the whip kick, which was historically introduced in order to older children within level five.
When making the particular switch from the Red Cross to the Lifesaving Society Swim Program, children more than six years of age will need to be registered one number level lower than Red-colored Cross amounts.
“For example, if your child is ready for Reddish Cross Level 4, right now they’ll register for the Lifesaving’s program Swimmer 3, ” explains Wooden. “These new levels will prove quite challenging for kids, who will certainly likely end up repeating levels a few times to master the new skills. We are excited to share this brand new swim plan with the community. ”
Wood asks that everyone follow recommendations for enrolment found in the particular Fall Active Living Guide.
Health and fitness
Finding a health and fitness routine that fits with busy schedules offers become easier. Powell Water Recreation Complex now offers 24 drop-in fitness classes weekly, says health and fitness coordinator Christine Creer.
Drop in fitness includes yoga, dynamic core, Pilates, spin, HIIT, seniors wellness and a wide variety of registered fitness programs provide participants with more specialized experiences.
“I’m most excited about some of the new programs all of us are offering this fall, ” provides Creer. “We are introducing a groove dance class, somatics plus mindfulness with regard to chronic pain, and an everybody yoga class. ”
The entertainment complex will also host a special Fitness Try It week through September 12 to 17, where participants can try out one of the drop-in health and fitness programs for free.
“Our instructors are here to help you feel your best this season, and we look forward to seeing you in course or the weight room this drop, ” states Creer.
Musical theatre tryouts are set to begin tonight. Alex Craig, sport & recreation program planner, says the program will run in partnership with Beanstalk Theatre Company, and may be running a production of Mary Poppins next February.
“Through theatre, young people are not only taught how to grow as performers, but also learn self-confidence, public speaking abilities and the particular importance of teamwork, ” says Craig.
With this program, children ages 13 to 18 will have the chance to immerse themselves within the process of putting on the musical production. It’s by audition only, and while those with experience are encouraged, anyone is welcome to attempt out.
Auditions will become held in the Elm Room from 4 to 8 pm on August 24. Rehearsals will end up being twice a week starting this September.
“Don’t forget to check out familiar favourites like creative dance, musical munchkins, home alone, babysitting, mad science and understand to geocache, ” adds Craig, “and mushroom picking will be available again this fall. ”
For schedules, information or even to sign up for programs online, by phone or in person, go in order to powellriverprc. ca or call 604. 485. 2891.
For the majority of up-to-date info, programs plus schedules, visit the parks, recreation and tradition department on the internet at powellriverprc. ca or on the Facebook and Instagram pages.