Tips for Reading the New Layout 

Have you noticed that the layout of the e-Momentum has changed? In an effort to help you find more fun things to do, we have renamed and rearranged a few sections:

Camps & Courses - Items listed here include spring break and summer camps, lifeguarding courses, and more. Everything listed will require preregistration so make sure to sign up quickly.

Fitness & Lifestyle - Are you looking for dance lessons? Lacrosse? Yoga Fitness? This is the section for classes that will get your heart pumping and that may require preregistration.

Recreation Programs - This is where you will find fun events like Tumble Time, Play in the Park, and more. Events here are usually drop in friendly.

Pool Programs - Tween and Teen night, Movie at the Pool, Seniors Swim and Tea, this is the place to get all of that. If it's a drop in pool program, it will be listed here.

Special Events
- There are other assorted items that will come and go as large scale events pass by, like Community Awards, One Stop Registration, and the FSJ Amazing Race, as well as other events that may impact city facilities.

Youth Advisory Council
- The YAC is a youth group that helps organize kid friendly events all around the city. If they are hosting an event, it's going to show up here.

You can now also register for courses or get more information on a program just by clicking the BLUE title - it's a link! This will take you directly to our online enrollment page, saving you time and making it easier to enroll into the classes you're interested in.

Also, you can use the "Table of Contents" links (found to the right of this article) to quickly navigate to the sections you wish to read.
Camps & Courses 

All camps listed below require preregistration.

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. Preregistration 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 
s from 10:30am - 12:00pm
Date: April Intake
Ages: 7 - 13 years old (must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free!

Kids learn attitudes and skills that could one day save a life their life, or someone else. The Junior Lifeguard Club (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.

  • Age 8+
  • Can swim 1 length of the pool - 25 meters
  • Can tread water for 1 minute without stopping
  • Swim Kids Level 4
Dates & Times: April 12 - May 14 (with NO CLASS April 30)
Tuesday from 4:00pm - 5:30pm &
Saturdays from 10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost: $149.73

Standard First Aid - Red Cross

Participants will use hands-on training and practice to learn the first aid skills necessary to respond with confidence in an emergency. This comprehensive Standard First Aid course covers all the information in the emergency first aid program and more!

Age: 14+
Date: April 17 & 24
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room
Cost: $193.92 + tax

National Lifeguard
The National Lifeguard - Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The NLS course emphasizes the life guarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.

1. Proof of Standard First Aid with CPR-C (16 hour course) or Aquatic Emergency Care must be shown on the first day of the NLS Course.
2. Bronze Cross
3. 16 years of age by the end of the course

Dates & Times: May 13, 14, 15 from 9:00am - 6:00pm, May 20 from 5:00pm - 10:00pm, May 21, 22 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room 
Cost: $513.95 + Tax  

Pro-D Camps

Date: May 13, May 16
Important: This camp is offered for ages 5 - 10 only and children must be enrolled into kindergarten or higher.

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.

Bronze Star
The Lifesaving Society Bronze Star program helps to prepare 8-12 year old skilled swimmers for success in Bronze Medallion.

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.

Prerequisites: Age 8+ (recommended age 12+), ability to swim 1 length of the pool without stopping (Red Cross Level 4)
Date: June 26 - 30
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $104.82

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.

Prerequisites: 13 years of age or Bronze Star Certificate
Date: July 4 - 7
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $252.88

Bronze Cross
Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including National LifeguardŽ (NL) and Instructor certifications. Includes a 600 meter timed swim and CPR-C.
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.

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion Certificate
Date: July 18 - 21
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $216.50
Fitness & Lifestyle 

All camps listed below require preregistration unless otherwise stated.
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.

Date: April 11 - May 11 (with NO CLASS April 20)
Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Cost: $51.30
Drop in spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for $8 per person, per class. Spaces may NOT be available if the class fills from preregistration.  

This class is for those who want to improve their balance and strength. All fitness and skill levels are welcome! Please remember to bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 

: April 11 - May 11
Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cost: $72.40

Drop in spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for $10 per person, per class. Spaces may NOT be available if the class fills from preregistration.
Drop In Country Dance Lessons 
Learn everything from the two-step, the polka, the schottische, the heel-toe, the butterfly, and the waltz. Each class is different and the class is open to all skill levels.

Date: April 12 - May 17 (Tuesday Nights)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center - Studio
Ages: 16+
Cost: $10 per person (class size cut off is 36 dancers)
You MUST pay at the Visitor Center PRIOR to attending the class.

Country Dance Lessons

Learn everything from the two-step, the polka, the schottische, the heel-toe, the butterfly, and the waltz. This six week lesson set will have you cuttin' a rug in no time! Diana has been teaching lessons for a long time and is willing to work with all skill levels, so make sure to save a spot for 6 weeks of dance lessons!

Date: April 14 - May 19 (Thursday Nights)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre - Studio
Ages: 16+
Cost: $50 per person for 6 weeks of lessons 
Registration is available over the phone by calling 250-785-4592, online, at the Visitor Centre, or at the North Peace Leisure Pool.

Drop In Child/Youth Ball Hockey League 
No ice? No worries! Get your hockey fix after school at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. The floor will be divided up to accommodate different age groups/skills/abilities. Sticks, balls, and goalie gear available but limited supplies are available. Bring your gear from home, but remember to take remove your stick tape. These sessions will be supervised.

Date: April 18 - June 13
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Monday nights
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre
Cost: Regular drop in fees apply
Registration: Drop in and pay at the Visitor Centre

Adult Ball Hockey League
Full court games will take place on take place on Monday nights. Games will be about 1 hour in duration. Recreation staff will supervise games, run the clock, and provide first aid if necessary. Sticks, balls, and goalie gear available but limited supplies are available. Bring your gear from home, but remember to take remove your stick tape.

Date: April 18 - June 13
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Monday nights
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre
Cost: $200 per team for 8 weeks of play and a year end tournament
Registration is available over the phone by calling 250-785-4592, online, at the Visitor Centre, or at the North Peace Leisure Pool.

Adult Multi Sport League (Spring)
Multi-Sport is back! Each week there will be a new sport to challenge your team. Soccer, dodgeball, handball, flag football, and ultimate Frisbee will all be featured in this fun and social sports league!  

Games will take place on take place on Thursday nights. Recreation staff will supervise games, run the clock, and provide first aid if necessary.

Registration will take place at Visitors Centre or North Peace Leisure pool, online, or by calling 250-785-3033. This program has a participant limit so sign up today! Participants will be supplied with team roster, game schedules and rules before their first week of play.

Date: April 21 - May 26
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm - Thursday Nights Only
Location: Kids Arena Field House
Cost: $50 for 6 Weeks 
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 April 14 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Regular admission rates apply.
Recreation Programs PSC
Check out all the details for the programs listed below by clicking HERE

The ice may be gone from the Pomeroy Sport Center but you can still get a few more skating sessions in by stopping in at the North Peace Arena - check out the April schedule for skate times and more!

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

Community Awards Gala
The City of Fort St. John is hosting their 9th annual Community Awards Gala at the Lido Theatre on Thursday, April 21st. Here the City will recognize and Honour individuals, organizations and community groups who have gone above and beyond over the past year. The Recreation culture, literacy, humanitarian, Youth, and Mayor's Citizen of the year award are all being distributed to individuals who have been nominated and selected by our judges.

Date: April 21
Time: Doors open at 6:15pm and the event begins at 7:00pm
Location: Lido Theatre
Cost: Tickets are required - $30 for Adults, $20 for Youth and Seniors

All ages are welcome!

Citizens of Fort St John and surrounding areas have been attending this community event for over 20 years.  The event brings together community groups, organizations, clubs and sport groups to one central location.  By bringing everyone interested together, the community can then access every opportunity at one time and in one place.  Group information, registration and schedules are given to interested persons, and many people will register the whole family for the upcoming season of activities.

Community One Stop provides a space for organizations to set up a booth, display their information and speak with interested people. Every spring and fall a "One Stop" is held to host the upcoming activities in the region for the community to see, register and join. There is something for everyone from literacy, dance, sports, health and wellness, art, martial arts, music and more!

Date: April 2 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Totem Mall
Youth Advisory Council - YAC

YAC PRESENTS: Magician & Hypnotist Night at the Lido
This is a family friendly event and is open to everyone. There will be tons of prizes to be won so come one, come all, to the Lido Theatre on Tuesday, April 19th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cost: $10 per person for general seating

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.
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Report a Pothole!

Our crews are out filling potholes as fast as they can but you can help by telling us where the worst ones are. 

There are three ways to report any service request to the City. 

1 - Call 311

2 - Complete the Report a Problem form on the City website. 

3 - Download the Fort St. John City app from your App Store or Google Play. The app has a Report a Problem function from the Home screen. Just choose the topic (Roads, Parks, Bylaw etc) and enter your concern. You can even activate GPS to pinpoint the location or upload a photo. 

In addition to being able to report issues directly to the City from your phone the app also provides: 
  • 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
  • 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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