Community Awards 

The 2016 Community Awards Gala will take place on Thursday April 21st, 2016,  at the Lido Theatre.

Doors will open at 6:15 pm, with the event starting promptly at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.
Nominations are now being accepted!

You can nominate someone for an award two ways this year, by picking up a package at the North Peace Leisure Pool, Pomeroy Sport Centre, and at City Hall.

Or, new this year, by nominating online by clicking HERE

You can find out more information about how and who to nominate by checking out the Community Awards webpage.
Deadline for Nominations is 4:00 pm on March 11th, 2016.
Youth Advisory Council - YAC

We want to hear from youth ages 12 - 18.

The Youth Advisory Council of Fort St. John was developed in 2010 as a potential solution toward antisocial behavior in our community, to get a better sense of what Fort St. John's youth would like to see in Fort St. John, and to act as a liaison between the youth of the community and City Council.

It is the vision of the committee to provide a link between the youth of Fort St. John and City Council.

The Fort St. John Youth Advisory Council will enhance the quality of life of youth by providing information, resources, and leadership to both their peers and City Council, while creating positive alternative activities for young people to participate in.

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.

Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at City Hall.

Contact Lisa for more information at 250-787-5791.
Pool Programs NPLP
To check out all the details or to register for programs, click HERE

Preschool Play Day 
Come have fun and meet new friends while learning safety and swimming skills on March 10 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Regular admission rates apply.

Tween Night
Tweens ages 8 - 11 can drop into the pool from 7:30pm - 8:45pm for Tween night on March 24! Drop in is only $2 on this special tween only night, so don't forget to put it on your calendar.
Important: Regular programming (including public swim/lap swim/aquafit) is CANCELLED from 7:30pm - 10:00pm for this event.

Teen Night
Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to the pool from 8:45pm - 10:00pm on March 24. Admission is just $2 and only teens can attend.
Important: Regular programming (including public swim/lap swim/aquafit) is CANCELLED from 7:30pm - 10:00pm for this event.

Seniors Swim & Tea 
Seniors 65+, this is the day for you. On March 29 from 10:30am - 12:00pm you can drop into the pool for just $2 and enjoy lap swim or the hot spots, and when you get out there will be tea provided.

Movie @ The Pool 
Grab a floaty and watch a movie in the pool on March 31. One movie will run at 6:00pm and the other at 8:00pm. Regular admission rates apply.

To check out more of our upcoming pool programs, click HERE

Babysitting Course
This program is designed to provide children 11 to 15 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.
Date: March 12

Bronze Star Course
Great for 8 - 12 year old swimmers!
The Lifesaving Society Bronze Star program helps to prepare 8 - 12 year old skilled swimmers for success in the water. Candidates are taught about how to make WaterSmart choices and learn basic lifesaving and resuscitation skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. The class also includes a 400 metre timed swim.
Dates: March 16 & 17 from 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $104.82
Prerequisites: Age 8+ (recommended age 12+), ability to swim 1 length of the pool without stopping (Red Cross Level 4)

Bronze Medallion/Cross Course
Interested in getting on the path to become a lifeguard? Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills.Bronze Cross includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the prerequisite awards for all advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership training programs. Bronze Cross is also worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits.
Date: Begins March 28
Important: Please check out the prerequisites for this program prior to enrolling!

To get more information about our upcoming courses, click HERE

Yoga Fitness Blitz with Naomi
Short on time? Come and squeeze into a yoga fitness session that will leave you energized and ready to finish off your day. Registration is required for a guaranteed space, so sign up today.
Drop in spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for $8 per person, per class. 
Date: February 15 to March 16 (with NO LESSON February 17 & February 29)
Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:10pm - 12:50pm OR 4:45pm - 5:30pm (these are two different classes)

Yoga Fitness Bare Essentials with Kimberly
This class works on yoga poses while improving your flexibility, strength, and balance before ending with a few moments of relaxation. Registration is required for a guaranteed space.
Drop in spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for $10 per person, per class. 
Date: February 18 to March 17 (with NO LESSON March 10)
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30pm - 2:30pm 

For more information regarding fitness classes, click HERE
Recreation Programs PSC
Check out all the details for the programs listed below by clicking HERE

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.
Date: Sundays 1:30pm - 3:30pm & Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30am - 12:00pm (excluding holidays)
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.

Final Progress Energy Free Skate
Join us for the last Progress Energy Free Skate on Sunday, March 20th from 12:00pm - 2:30pm and 3:30pm - 6:00pm on the oval.

Spring Break Camp
Spring Break Camp is back! This year we will be based out of the Pomeroy Sport Center and will be keeping busy with: pitch activities, skating, swimming, games, crafts, movies, and more. Meet new friends, try new activities, and have non-stop fun during your days off. Pre-registration is required.
Dates: March 21 - 24 OR March 29 - April 1
Times: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Ages: 5 - 10 years old - child must be enrolled into kindergarten
Cost: $200/4 days (there will be no camp on Good Friday or Easter Monday)

MEND - Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!
This is a 10 week, family based program designed to help children and their families get fit and healthy together. The 2 hour sessions will include an educational component and an activity. By increasing physical activity levels, knowledge of nutrition, the goal of mend is to build self-esteem as well as safe, effective and long-lasting healthy lifestyles. Pre-registration is required.
During the program, families learn all aspects of nutrition including: making healthier food choices, reading food labels, understanding fats and sugars, telling the difference between unrefined and refined foods, and how to prepare a healthy balanced meal.  Above all, families learn how to have fun and make good choices together. For more information, check out the MEND program online, or call 250.787.5785
Date: April Intake
Ages: 7 - 13 years old (must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free!

Country Dance Lessons
Date: April 14 - May 19 (Thursday Nights)
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre - Studio
Ages: 16+
Cost: 6 weeks/$50 per person
Pre-registration available online, at the Visitor Centre, or the North Peace Leisure Pool
Pro-D Camps
No school? No problem! We're bringing you Friday Fun Days at the Pomeroy Sport Center. Keep busy with a day filled with pitch activities, skating, swimming, games, crafts, movies, and more. Preregistration is required and spaces are limited so sign up soon!
Date: May 13, May 16
Important: This camp is offered for ages 5 - 10 only and children must be enrolled into kindergarten or higher.

Looking for public and drop-in skating or hockey times? Ice schedules can be found HERE
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