Your guide to an active lifestyle

The new winter Recreation Guide comes out in Wednesday's Western News

The new winter Recreation Guide comes out in today’s Western News, and that means you have plenty of new year’s resolution opportunities to help you and your loved ones have a healthier and happier 2012. We have the largest offering of programs in years for those six months old to 60-plus

One of Canada’s champions of children’s health passed away last month.  Dr. Fraser Mustard, who may be best known as “the aspirin Doc” (he first came out with the aspirin a day benefits study), was also a leader in the studies on the strong benefits of early pre-school education, recreation and creative development.  He was given the Order of Canada for his continued mission to convey the major importance of a child’s experiences in the first six years of life.  The results are outstanding and reinforce what we have always believed: that social interaction, creative play and interactive fun all help a child later in life and especially in the teen years.

Speaking of teen years, the same positive outcomes can be realized by our youth.  Although it is a lot harder to figure out what will be popular with that age group.  The new Recreation Guide has pages of activities like Teen Zumba and Yoga, Babysitter Training and even a super cool Kayak Rolling Class in the pool.

Other studies consistently show that seniors who learn new skills and hobbies have a better chance of keeping these “grey cells” firing, not to mention the “cardio” benefits of getting active.

We have new programs for all ages.  Preschoolers can take “Musical Adventures with Ms. Bee” or try our “Best Morning of the Week” on Mondays or Fabulous Fridays with a different theme each week.  New for school-aged children, we have the “Kids Winter Fun” outdoor adventures with Hoodoo Adventures or “Loonie” Gym Time every Thursday, after school at the Community Centre.  Teens can try Apex Extreme Tubing, Outdoor Winter Survival or Girls Only Hawaiian Nights with poi and Polynesian hula dancing.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a jump start on planning those new year’s resolutions or why not give the gift of getting active?  Do you know that we have the Christmas Bundles Gift Package for $29.99?  This includes a $30 community gift certificate, a pedometer worth close to $20, a pair of two-for-one coupons for the pool or fitness room at a value of up to $60 and you get to help someone feel good for longer than just Christmas morning.

For more information on our programs go to and click on the rec guide or call 250-490-2426.




Bob Pope is the recreation co-ordinator with the City of Penticton.



Just Posted

Penticton’s Jerri & Friends to perform at Slackwater Brewing

The show on Nov. 23 is part of the ongoing Slackwater Sessions at the brewery

Penticton makes Maclean’s list of most dangerous Canadian cities again

City of Penticton was ranked 16th in 2018, and now ranks 19th in 2019

Penticton council fed up with non-compliant property owner

“I’m deeply offended, as I think all of Penticton is, and especially the neighbours.”

Osoyoos driver admits being ‘drunk’ after crashing into pole

A 52-year-old Osoyoos man admits being drunk after hitting power pole

Penticton council to hear case for declaring a climate emergency in the new year

The newly formed Sustainability Committee has been directed to look at the idea

B.C. politicians view supermodel’s transition journey on Transgender Day

Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert appear in the documentary

SilverStar to host last 2019 pride event in North America

Rebellious Unicorns partner with Vernon resort to expand from Big White

BC Ferries’ two new hybrid vessels set sail for B.C. from Romania

Two Island Class ferries to be in use by 2020

Okanagan woman named one of WXN Canada’s top 100 most powerful women

This is the third year in a row Renee Merrifield has been named in the top 100

Distracted driving tickets not for ICBC revenue, B.C. minister says

Minister Mike Farnworth calls SenseBC analysis ‘nonsense’

CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears

Companies calling on the federal government to ‘do everything in its power’ to end the strike

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils new Liberal cabinet

Pivotal role in his new cabinet for a minority-government era goes to Chrystia Freeland

B.C. mom, kids on bike turned away from Tim Hortons drive-thru

Car-free for years, Charity Millar ‘felt gross’ being denied service

Most Read