In This Issue
Aqua Zumba
Christmas Stocking Stuffers
Christmas Tree Collection
Facility Hours
HOI Winter Festival
Opportunity to earn $
Preschool Playday
Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt
Your Personal Info

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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 December


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.   


Aqua Zumba
Splash your way into shape with the invigorating, low-impact pool party!  Get wet. Get Down. Get Fit.  

Come try out Aqua Zumba - the pool party of Zumba.  Come check it out at the North Peace Leisure Pool on Sunday, December 22 from 12 - 1pm.

For more information, please contact the Recreation Programmer or call the Pool at 250.787.8178.

Christmas Stocking Stuffers 

Are you looking for unique items to fill the stockings?  Well, come check out the souvenir shop at the Visitor Centre.


There's something for everyone and you don't have to be a tourist to enjoy shopping here.  We have added the second cookie cutter to our wild animals theme - Bear.  If you didn't purchase the moose cutter last year - don't worry we have more in stock!


Our battery-free iPhone/iPod speakers are definitely a hit, as is the Wine-To-Go cups .  We also have a collection of Moose souvenirs. There is 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.  


Don't miss our sale items - there are books 75% off, luggage tags, clothing, notebooks - 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. 


We are now located in the Pomeroy Sport Centre and loving our new home!  Come say hi and see for yourself!  

Christmas Tree Collection

The City of Fort St. John would like to remind residents that Christmas trees will be collected on Saturday, January 4, 2014.


Local non-profit groups will come around and pick up the trees between 10:00am and 4:00pm.


Place your Christmas tree at the curb before 9:00am and please remember to remove all decorations, tinsel and plastic tree bags.


Residents may also drop off their Christmas trees off at the City's Snow Removal Dump Site at 79th Avenue and 93rd Street, beside DGS Astro Paving.


The Christmas trees that are dropped off and collected will be chipped and used along the trail systems. 


For more information, including how your non-profit group can sign up to participate, please email communitydevelopment@fortstjohn.ca or call 250-787-5791. 


Facility Hours
* for changes to our regular hours, please visit the City's website for up-to-date information
Pomeroy Sport Centre 
6:00am - 10pm daily
Closed December 25 & 26

Northern Vac Track 
6:00am-9:00pm Monday through Friday
9:00am - 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Closed December 25 & 26

North Peace Leisure Pool 
Open 7 days a week.  Detailed schedule: www.fortstjohn.ca
 Closed December 25 & 26

Visitor Centre 
9:00am-8:00pm Monday through Friday
11:00am-7:00pm Saturday & Sunday 
Closed December 25 & 26
High On Ice Winter Festival
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The City of Fort St. John is pleased to host the 10th annual High on Ice Winter Festival which will take place February 7-10, 2014. High on Ice has become a signature event within our city and partners with many organizations to host all kind of events and activities. High on Ice promotes overall community involvement for all demographics including families, adults, children and seniors. It is an event residents can be proud of and enjoy and celebrate the winter season and outdoor activities.

Events during this winter festival include ice carving, snow sculpting, sleigh rides, children's activities in the park, ice fishing derby, Over the Line ball tournament, comedy shows, pond hockey tournament and so much more!


It is organized by a planning committee made up of various community organizations and interested citizens. If you would like to volunteer to help with the 2014 celebrations, please contact Leisure Services at info@fortstjohn.ca



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:  December 12 
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm  
Price: Regular admission applies
Theme:  Santa's Workshop
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 FREE 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
  • The contest is FREE
  • Participate in the Family or General Category
  • You may register at any time during the contest
  • Register in-person at the Visitor Centre

Prizes will be awarded for the following (please see Rules & Regulations for eligibility):

  • Family Category - one draw for an Inflatable Toys Pitch Party at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse (value $250)
  • General Category - one draw for $250 VISA gift card
  • Grand Prize - one winner will receive a PROmaster XC525 blue tripod and a LowePro Flipside 300 Camera Bag donated by Unforgettable Memories foto Source

Please visit our event webpage for up-to-date information. 

Your Personal Information

Who cares for your personal information? We do.


The City of Fort St. John values our communications with you! We want to ensure your personal information is kept safe and is delivered to the appropriate parties. We also want to make sure that information that you are looking for from the City of Fort St. John is coming from an official source.


The official website of the City of Fort St. John is www.fortstjohn.ca - please add it to your bookmarks today. To reach our Mayor and Council or our City staff, direct email links can be found on the website at  www.fortstjohn.ca/contact-directory. Links to our facebook, twitter and YouTube pages can also be found on our front page.


If you have any feedback, ideas or concerns, please contact us directly- we'd be happy to hear from you. Please take the time to visit our website from time to time to keep abreast of what is going on in the community.

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