Santa Claus Parade 
Santa Claus will be coming back to town on November 20th!
Parade applications are available online and all floats must be decorated - only those who fill out an application will be considered for judging.
Recreation Programs PSC
Check out all the details for the programs listed below by visiting:

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.
Important: We are no longer accepting cash for drop in, punch passes can be purchased at the Visitor Center or the North Peace Leisure Pool.

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.

Sports & Games at the KAFH
Sunday afternoons at the pitch are now open to the public. All programs are drop in (no registration required), there are many things to try, and all ages are welcome so there is sure to be something for everyone. Don't forget your water bottle and indoor running shoes.
Important: We are no longer accepting cash for drop in, punch passes can be purchased at the Visitor Center or the North Peace Leisure Pool.

Youth Advisory Council Meetings
We want to hear from youth ages 12 - 18. What do youth in FSJ want? What would be the ultimate event? Bring your ideas to our YAC meetings and help us create better events/workshops/programs for youth in FSJ. Contact Lisa at 250-787-5791.

Boots to Blades
Want to get your little one comfortable on the ice? Boots to Blades is a program where toddlers and children ages 2 - 5 begin lessons in their boots and gradually convert to skates. This program features official lesson instruction and a free play component. Parent participation and pre-registration is required, so stop by the Pomeroy Sport Center to enroll.

Penguins of the PSC - Skate & Story Time
Penguins of the PSC is an introduction to fun on the ice for ages 2 - 5 years. It includes an instructional portion, a break for story time and coloring, and finishes off with free play on the ice. Parent participation and pre-registration is required, so stop by the Pomeroy Sport Center to enroll.

Ready, set, glow! On Friday, November 27th the lights will be low at the Pomeroy Sport Center so bring your glow sticks, flashing lights, and neon colors. Everyone is welcome to participate and regular admission rates apply. For more information, check out our website.

Progress Energy Kick Off Skate
Sunday free skates are back thanks to our new sponsor, Progress Energy! Join us for the official kick off skate on Sunday, November 29th and help us thank Progress for working to help bring free skating to all the families in the FSJ area.

Looking for public and drop-in skating times? Ice schedules can be found here:
Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!
*2016 In-take*

Date: January 11, 2016 - March 16, 2016
Pre-registration is required, so contact 250-787-5785 if you're interested.

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

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. Runs November 25 & 26.

Bronze Medallion/Cross Combination
This course 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 (600 meters). Includes CPR-C.
Runs November 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

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.
Runs November 21.

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:
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.
In This Issue
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
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
View our videos on YouTube
View on Instagram
City of Fort St John  |  250-787-8150  |