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

Babysitters Course

The Canadian Red Cross Course is aimed towards children ages 11-15.  It teaches the business of babysitting, creating safe environments while caring for babies to school age children and being able to handle emergencies and basic first aid situations.


Date:  November 22 & 23

Time:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost:  $94.64 + Tax

Prerequisite: ages 11+

Completion Requirements:   100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam


To register:  call the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250.787.8178, visit the pool in person, or register online at Babysitters Course registration



Make a Splash at the Pool

Fall Red Cross Lesson Registration

The second set of fall lessons will run from November 17 until December 18.  Registration for lessons can be done in-person, over-the-phone (250.787.8178), or online by clicking here.


Tween & Teen Night

An evening just for our youth!  Games! Fun! Food!

Date:  Thursday, November 27

Time:   Tween 7:30pm - 8:45pm;  Teen 8:45pm - 10:00pm

Admission:   Special Toonie Swim!!  Includes a snack & drink!


Winter Pool Schedule
On October 1st, a leak was detected in the leisure (wave) pool at the North Peace Leisure Pool. As a result the leisure pool and waterslides have been closed while

required repairs have been ongoing. Some repairs have now been completed and the leisure pool and waterslides will reopen to the public on Saturday, November 1. 2014. To facilitate further detection work the waves and the tots pool will remain closed.


The regular winter pool schedule will begin on Saturday, November 1and the temporary pool schedule will no longer be in effect.


All media questions can be directed to Arthur Hadland, Chair of the North Peace Leisure Commission.  Any questions regarding the pool schedule can be directed to the pool reception at 250.787.8178.




NPLP will host Inconnu Swim Meet

The North Peace Leisure Pool will be host to an  Inconnu swim meet November 29 & 30 from 6:00am - 3:00pm both days. All public swims, lap swims, aquafit classes, and swimming lessons are cancelled during this time while we cheer on our home team.


For more information regarding the closure, please contact the pool at 250-787-8178. For information regarding the Inconnu swim team, please contact the registrar at 250-793-2508.




Pomeroy Sport Centre

We are excited to announce that the Pomeroy Sport Centre will be the first stop on Canada Cup Speed Skating series. The competition will be taking place from November 28-30 and will feature men and women skaters racing various distances. We will be preparing the ice for this event from November 24-30, so our regular skating sessions will be cancelled on those days. Please come out and enjoy the ice until November 24, and be aware that regular skating hours will resume on December, 1.


Reminder, our regular schedule for skating on the Oval is available on the following days/times:










Family Skate






11:30am-1pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm


Lap Skating








Public Skating





12-1pm & 7-9pm




Our Family Skate is a great and affordable way to get active! From tots to adults, this is a great environment for skaters of all levels. There are skate aides available for beginners and lots of room to move around. Bring your family for only $8.00 and remember to bring your helmets!




Santa Parade & Christmas Tree Light Up


The Annual Santa Claus Parade is coming to town on Friday, November 21. The Santa Claus Parade starts at 6pm from the area of 98 Street and 110 Avenue, it heads west on 108 Avenue & turns south on 100 Street heading down to 96 Avenue where is turns east.


After the parade there will be the Annual Christmas Tree Light Up with Hot Chocolate & Hotdogs in Centennial Park.


Please dress warm and preplan your driving and parking as streets will be blocked off for the parade.






Torch Celebration in FSJ!!!

The Canada Winter games are coming to Prince George in February, 2015.


Fort St. John has been selected to help kick off the games by acting as the official North Eastern community to host the Illuminate the North Torch Celebration. As part of this celebration, there will be a torch relay taking place on November 22 at 5:00p.m. Torch bearers will run through the streets of the city, igniting one another's flames to help spark the beginning of the games. Once the final torch is lit, participants will gather at Centennial Park for speeches, cultural performances, and a visit from the official Canada Winter games mascot Nanguz the fox! This event is to create awareness and celebrate achievements made by young athletes all over Canada and will feature live media coverage from Global TV.


Join us in celebrating one of the largest sporting events in Canada by coming out and encouraging our torch bearers. Cheer loud, bring your noise makers, and wear your red, blue and gold to support the athletes representing British Columbia. The ceremony will also feature activities for all ages, including outdoor games at Centennial Park, free swimming at the North Peace Leisure Pool and free skating at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.    



Dates to Remember
November 3:  Family Night at the pool
November 17 - December 18:  Red Cross Swim Lessons
November 21:  Santa Parade & Tree Light Up
November 22: Torch Relay
November 22 & 23:  Babysitters Course
November 27:  Tween & Teen Night at the pool
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