In This Issue
Babysitting Course
Facility Hours
Family Night @ the Pool
NLS - Lifeguarding Course
Opportunity to earn $
Preschool Playday
Santa Claus Parade
Visitor Centre moved
Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt

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The Community Services Department is excited to share with you upcoming activities, special events and courses that we will be offering throughout the month of November


On the left side of this newsletter, you will find helpful links including a link to the online Calendar of Events which has listings for Fort St. John and area.   


Babysitting Course

This two-day course was designed to give young people the necessary tools to be responsible babysitters; keeping children in their care safe and happy. Topics covered include learning about the different developmental stages of children and the skills required to care for them: infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. The babysitter will learn techniques for behavioral problems as well as how to handle emergencies and understand basic first aid skills. They will also complete the program with new ideas of how to entertain the children in their care with games and fun activities.


Pre-Requsites: Ages 11 - 15 years
Cost: $94.64 + tax
Dates: November 23 & 24
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm (must attend both days for certificate)




For more information, call the Pool at 250.787.8178

Facility Hours
Pomeroy Sport Centre 
6:00am - 10pm daily
Closed on Statutory Holidays

Northern Vac Track 
6:00am-8:00pm Monday through Friday
9:00am - 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Closed on Statutory Holidays

North Peace Leisure Pool 
Open 7 days a week.  For a detailed schedule, www.fortstjohn.ca

Visitor Centre 
9:00am-8:00pm Monday through Friday
11:00am-7:00pm Saturday & Sunday 
Closed on Statutory Holidays 
Family Night at the Pool
Are you and your family looking for some new fun activities? Look no more! The North Peace Leisure Pool is hosting family events! We have lots of fun activities planned and cool prizes to give away!

This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family and enjoy family oriented activities. Regular admission applies.  


Date: November 18

Theme: Party Rock

Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

National Lifeguard Service (NLS)

The National Lifeguard ServiceŽ (NLS) Instructor course prepares candidates to teach and evaluate NLS Pool. Instructor candidates learn specific strategies designed to train lifeguards in advanced rescue techniques, public relations issues and first aid, as well as how to present material that will prepare lifeguards for any major aspect of supervising the public in an aquatic setting.


Pre-Requisites: Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care certification Bronze Cross certification & 16 years of age by last day of course.


Date: November 14, 15, 16, 28, 29, 30
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm and 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool

Cost: $360.58 + tax 



Opportunity for Non-profit group to earn $

The City of Fort St. John is seeking 4 non-profit organizations to volunteer for the annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up. Residents are asked to leave their Christmas trees on their tree lawn on a designated date so that the volunteers may collect and deliver them to the City's Snow Removal Dump Site at 79th Avenue and 93rd Street. An honorarium of $500 will be paid to each group.


Eligibility: groups must be not for profit, must operate in Fort St. John, and must provide their own equipment such as trucks trailer, etc.


For more information or to sign your group up, please contact us at 250-787-5791 or email communitydevelopment@fortstjohn.ca.


Preschool Play Day at the Pool
Come and join us for a Preschool Play Days at the North Peace Leisure Pool. Every second Thursday of each month, parents and children are invited to come down and take part in fun activities and games geared towards children 5 & under. This is a great opportunity to introduce your children to the world of water while having some fun and meeting new people.

Date:  November 14
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Price: Regular admission applies
Theme:  Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus Parade - November 15

It's almost here - the annual Santa Parade and Festivities in the Park!  Come out and get into the Christmas spirit.  NEW for 2013 - Christmas Crafts prior to the parade.


4:30pm - 5:30pm FREE!!

Christmas Crafts - Kids crafts and writing letters to Santa


6:00pm - FREE!!

Santa Parade starts at the Elks Sunset Home and runs south on 100th Street to the North Peace Arena.


7:00pm - FREE!!

Festivities in Centennial Park: Christmas Tree Light Up, Entertainment, Bonfire, Free Hot Dogs & Hot Chocolate


8:00pm - 9:30pm - Bring a non-perishable food donation for admission!!

Skate with the Huskies at North Peace Arena


Want to be part of the parade? Fill out the parade entry form which is available at our website, and drop it off at City Hall or the Pomeroy Sport Centre before November 13.


For more information please email recreation@fortstjohn.ca or visit our website for up-to-date information.  

Visitor Centre has a new location! 

We are now located in the Pomeroy Sport Centre and loving our new home!  Come see for yourself and while you are here, do some shopping!


There's something for everyone in our souvenir shop and you don't have to be a tourist to enjoy shopping here!


Our battery-free iPhone/iPod speakers are definitely a hit, as is our collection of Moose souvenirs. We have everything from a Moose Crossing sign  to light-up Moose pens and the famous Mail-A-Moose Postcard.


Fort St. John pet owners can find some unique and useful items as well. Choose from pet bandanas, collapsible travel dog bowls, tennis ball doggie bones and doggie pick-up baggies in a handy carry case.  


We also have a great selection of souvenir t-shirts in sizes ranging from Toddlers to Adult. They are available in a wide range of colors and styles bound to suit everyone in the family. 


Don't miss our sale items! There are tons to choose from including picnic baskets, passport covers and luggage tags, regional books, golf sets, playing cards and pocket flashlights -  to name a few!


Come check out our great selection today! Our hours are 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 7pm weekends. Closed on Statutory Holidays. 

Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt

NEW for 2013~2014 will be the first Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt organized by the City of Fort St. John.  This fun, family-friendly event is sponsored locally by Unforgettable Memories


Through this popular event, our community is given the opportunity to showcase their talent while exposing the beauty of our City as well as the North Peace region. The event encourages participants to venture out into the City and area as well as promotes active living in Fort St John.  


~ Event dates:  November 15, 2013 - February 10, 2014
~  Registration begins November 8, 2013 
~ Sign-up by November 15 for early registration points
~  Scavenger Hunt list will be available beginning November 15 at the Visitor Centre or via email


More details including how and where to register, Coffee Talks (Tips & Tricks presented by Unforgettable Memories) and prizes will be coming after November 1.  Please visit our event webpage for up-to-date information.


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