World Under-17 Hockey Challenge - Enter To Win!

22 Games. 8 Teams. 6 Countries. 2 Cities. 1 CHAMPION!
Join us as the World takes over the Alaska Highway. Cheer for your favourite team and watch the worlds' best compete for gold and glory!
Feeling lucky? Enter for your chance to WIN 2 All Game Packages!

Just stop by the Pomeroy Sport Centre or North Peace Leisure Pool to enter your name into the draw.

The winning names will be drawn at 4:00pm on October 23rd and winners will be contacted by phone.

Stay tuned for important announcements from Hockey Canada at 10am on Thursday, October 8th!

For more information on the World U-17 Hockey Challenge, check out their WEBSITE.

Click here for the SCHEDULE.

Click here to purchase TICKETS.
Curbside Recycling Starts In November

Curbside recycling will begin for Fort St. John residents on the week of November 10th.

All residents who currently receive curbside garbage pick-up will be receiving a new blue recycling bin. That bin can go to the curb the week of November 10th.

Garbage will be picked up the following week.

This means that you will have garbage pick-up one week and recycling pick-up the next week. Your recycle cart will be bigger than your garbage cart so there will be plenty of room.
Residents are reminded to NOT put the blue bins out for pick up before November 10th as they will not be picked up and they may get in the way of normal garbage collection.  
Don't panic! Recycling is easy and it will drastically reduce the garbage you send to the landfill. You don't need to worry about an overflowing garbage cart as you won't have that much garbage anymore.
Items to be collected in the blue bins includes: paper, cardboard, tin cans, aerosol cans (not paint aerosol), plastics #1-7 and plastic grocery bags. A full list of the items to be collected will be posted on the City website this week and information on recycling will be mailed out to all households in the coming weeks. The City website and app both have a Waste Wizard that residents can use to look up items to learn whether they are for disposal or recycling.
Watch for some recycling information to come out soon on the City website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Recreation Programs PSC
Check out all the details for the programs listed below by visiting:

Fall Community Photo Scavenger Hunt - Group Edition
Are you part of a club, sports team, non-profit, or community organization? We want to see how much fun your group has in the city of Fort St. John. Starting October 5, submit your photos for a chance to win a weekly prize.

For more information, visit

Saturday Shinny
A recreational session that is great for hockey rookies. All participants require a hockey helmet, stick, gloves, and skates. There are a variety of times and age groups available, so check out the current event page for more information.

Tumble Time
Bring your family to the Kids Arena Field House and crawl through tunnels, play with sport gear, and to play ball. Don't forget indoor shoes and a water bottle.

Fun Fridays - Pro-D Camps
Looking for something for your 5 - 10 year old to do during Pro-D days in 2015? Sign up for a Pro-D Camp at the PSC. Children must be attending school to enroll.

Fright On Ice - Halloween Skate
Get ready for some spooky skating on October 30 - Fright on Ice is coming back. Wear your costume, eat some sweet treats, and play some games for your chance to win prizes. All ages are welcome.

Private Skating Lessons
New to skating or just looking to brush up on some skills? Contact a Recreation Programmer about one on one lessons for all ages and abilities.

Santa Claus Parade - November 20
Parade applications are now available for the 2015 Santa Claus parade. Only those who fill out an application will be considered for judging. Stop by the Visitor Center, City Hall, or visit

Looking for public and drop-in skating times? Ice schedules can be found here:
Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!
A 10 week, family based, program designed to help children and their families get fit and healthy together. Families learn all aspects of nutrition, how to have fun while being active, and making good choices together.

Check out all the details at:
Pool Programs NPLP

The North Peace Leisure Pool has a brand new schedule... Registration for Fall lessons is still accepted by calling 250-787-8178, going online, or stopping by the pool at 9505 - 100 St.

To check out all the details or to register for programs, click here:

Junior Lifeguard Club

Kids learn attitudes and skills that could one day save a life their life, or someone else. The JLC is designed to let kids participate in activities similar to those of real lifeguards in a safe, fun and controlled setting. But, just as important, kids experience teamwork and a sense of belonging. They become part of a club, the Junior Lifeguard Club.

Babysitting 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.

Bronze Medallion
Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (500 meters). Includes CPR-A.

Home Alone
This program is designed to provide children 9 to 11 years of age with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. The program focuses on group discussions, problem solving, role-playing, and instructor-led demonstrations.

To check out upcoming courses, click here:Yoga Fitness Blitz with Naomi
Short on time? Come on your lunch hour and squeeze in a yoga fitness session that will leave you re-energized and ready to finish off your day.

Yoga Fitness Bare with Kimberly
A session working on yoga poses while improving your flexibility, strength, and balance before ending with some relaxation.

Yoga Fitness Mix with Yana
A variety session working on poses, strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability while focusing on breathing techniques.

To get more information regarding fitness classes, click here:
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Fort St. John
City App

Download the City app from your App Store or Google Play.

It has super helpful information like:
  • Garbage Day and Recycle Day reminders. You will never put out the wrong bin!
  • A tool to look up items to find out where to recycle them
  • Links to ice schedules and pool schedules
  • A Report a Problem function (with GPS and Photo options) that lets you alert the City to issues like dogs at large, potholes and burned out street lights etc.
  • AND if there is an emergency - like emergency water shut off or flooding etc - in your neighbourhood the City can send you an alert right to your phone
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