Instructor Emily Jalava will be teaching a very unique Modern Burlesque class as part of the  Penticton Parks and Recreation fall and winter program schedule. For a list of the programs available

Instructor Emily Jalava will be teaching a very unique Modern Burlesque class as part of the Penticton Parks and Recreation fall and winter program schedule. For a list of the programs available

Fall and winter means it’s time to get centred

Penticton rec co-ordinator Bob Pope talks about upcoming Fall and Winter activities at the community centre.

I always have mixed feelings about the arrival of our Fall/Winter Recreation Guide as it signals the end of our wonderful summer but I do find that fall is such a great time to fall back into routines and find new ones to inspire and engage. The new, all-in-one recreation guide has everything you need to find your activity.

The Penticton Community Centre’s Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Recreation Guide has recreation programs for children, youth and adults plus schedules for fitness, pool, aquatic fitness, drop-in sports (for pickleball, badminton, senior volleyball, volleyball and basketball) as well as lots of new programs for anyone wanting to embrace their artistic side.

Swimming lesson registration has started and busy parents can organize their family’s lessons until the end of March.

“I really like being able to create a schedule for my kids,” says Recreation Manager and busy mom Lori Mullin.

“And being able to plan ahead means I can create structure and routine for my family.”

Swimming schedules, including December holiday and spring break, are also in the guide. And with lane swimming always available, there are lots of opportunities for water fun.

For those that prefer frozen fun McLaren Arena public skating starts Sunday, Sept. 15 with skating 2 to 4 p.m.

If you need practice, skating lessons start Monday, Sept. 23.

Preschoolers, children, adults and minor hockey players can take their first steps on the ice or hone their skating skills with advanced lessons.

But September is more than just building routines. September wouldn’t be September without the Community Centre’s Try It For Free programs.  Along with everyone else we return to our regular schedules but then we kick it up a notch with a selection of free classes.

Programs as diverse as Tai Chi, Watercolour Painting, Breathe and Stretch Yoga (and many more) means you can try something new without making a financial commitment.

The fitness room is also free until Sunday, Sept. 15.  The try it Modern Burlesque is full but the actual class begins on Sept.25.

Gymboree is free Sept. 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for parents and their children 10 months – four years and hosted by Nikki and Lisa from Day Camps.

It’s the perfect drop-in program for parents looking to burn up some of that unending kid energy in a safe and warm environment. Our attendants will bring out toys and playthings for a Gymborific good time.

For information call the Community Centre at 250-490-2426 or visit www.penticton.ca/recguide to experience the recreation guide online.

Bob Pope burns up his unending kid energy as Recreation Coordinator for the City of Penticton Community Centre.

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