The Community Services Department is excited to share with you upcoming activities, special events and courses that will be offered in the month of December.
Holiday Hours at our Recreation Facilities


Kids Arena Fieldhouse

CLOSED:  December 24, 25, 26 & 31, January 1


North Peace Arena

CLOSED:  December 24, 25, 26, & 31, January 1


North Peace Leisure Pool

CLOSED EARLY:  December 24 & 31; the facility will be closed at 4pm

CLOSED:  December 25, 26 & January 1


Pomeroy Sport Centre

CLOSED EARLY:  December 24 & 31; the facility will be closed at 3pm

CLOSED:  December 25, 26 & 31, January 1 




Home Alone Program

This program, developed by the Canada Safety Council, is designed to provide children 9 - 11 years of age with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied. The program focuses on group discussions, problem solving, role-playing, and instructor-led demonstrations.


The Student Reference Book is designed to allow the program participants to actively participate in class assignments. It provides a review of the program material, as well as additional information that will be of value to the students.

Upon the completion of this program, each child will to able to:

  • Establish a daily routine
  • Manage their time more efficiently
  • Identify what responsibilities they have while being home alone
  • Demonstrate what to do in case of an emergency and how and when to call 911
  • Understand the basics of first aid procedures

Date: December 29

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Cost: $39.05 + tax

Location: North Peace Leisure Pool


To register or more information call the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250.787.8178


Make a Splash at the Pool


Family Swim Night

Hey moms & dads bring your little ones in for some fun & games in the leisure pool on

Monday, December 1 from 6-7pm.  Regular Admission applies.



Holiday Hours  (December 21 - January 3)                                 Regular Winter Schedule

(click on the image to open the schedules)




National Lifeguard Service (NLS)

The National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Pool Option is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards.  The NLS course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles, practices and the decision making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.  Call the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250-787-8178 for more information or to register


Pre-Requisites: Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care certification, as well as Bronze Cross certification, MUST 16 years of age by last day of the course.


Date: December 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Investment: $360.58 + tax

Toonie Swim for Tweens & Teens

Hey it's another toonie night just for the tweens & teens!  Come on in out of the cold for a swim & a hot chocolate

Monday, December 22,  Admission is just $2.00.


Tweens 6-8 pm

Teens 8 -10 pm


Public Swim will be over at 6pm.  Please note ALL regular programing from 6 pm & on is CANCELLED. 


Winter Red Cross Lesson Registration

The first set of winter lessons will start on January 5.   Registration will open on Friday, November 28.  For this session we are trying out a new lesson schedule. In an effort to help instructors transition from one class to another we have made some alterations to the start time of classes.


The North Peace Leisure Pool appreciates the patience and understanding we receive from our swimmers while we work to improve our lessons. Registration for lessons can be done in-person, over-the-phone (250.787.8178), or online by clicking here.




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. Regular skating hours will resume on December, 1.  


Countdown to Christmas Skate
Join us for our Christmas themed skate! The Countdown to Christmas Skate will take place on December 20 from 5:30-7:30pm on the Oval. This is family themed skate but all ages are welcome to come and get into the Christmas spirit! There will be games, prizes, Christmas themed photo booth, and free hot chocolate! Regular admission rates apply. For more information visit www.fortstjohn.ca or call 250-794-3262.


Christmas Break Holiday Hours

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Dates to Remember
December 1:  Family Night at the pool
December 20:  Christmas Skate at the PSC Oval
December 22:  Tween & Teen Night at the Pool
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