Recreation Penticton is launching the Girls P.L.A.Y. Penticton after school program next month. (Recreation Penticton/Facebook)

Penticton after school program for girls aims to reduce barriers to physical literacy

Participants will explore new activities and interests led by a positive role model

Girls in Penticton will soon have access to programming that aims to not only promote physical fitness, but also reduce barriers to physical literacy.

The City of Penticton’s recreation department is teaming up with Hoodoo Adventure, Glow SUP, PURE Gym & Juicery and other community partners to rebrand the previous “Girls Expanding Boundaries” into Girls P.L.A.Y. Penticton, a program that provides a variety of recreational activities and social supports to girls aged 11-13 years old after school.

“With International Women’s Day coming up, we felt that this was the perfect time to start the application process for this program,” said Recreation Coordinator, Amanda Dean.

“Girls P.LA.Y. Penticton will provide a variety of recreational activities and social supports to girls aged 11 to 13 to help keep youth engaged as they transition into adulthood.”

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The program begins April 1 and will run every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for eight weeks. Participants will explore new activities and interests, with each activity led by a local, positive role model who excels in their field of expertise. Activities will focus on the interest areas of dance, art, yoga and fitness.

“We strive to reduce the barriers to physical literacy with programs like this and also ensure that Girls P.L.A.Y Penticton is open to anyone who identifies as female,” said Dean.

Those who would like to apply can visit to fill out an application form and email the completed form to Amanda Dean at

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