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, and more! 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 and courses listed below require pre-registration.

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.

  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C Certification (16 hour course) or Aquatic Emergency Care Certification
  • Bronze Cross Certification
  • 16 years of age by the end of the course
Failure to bring proof of prerequisites will result in you being turned away from the course and NO REFUND will be issued.

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 
Register online, in person, or by calling 250-787-8178 

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.
Register online, in person, or by calling 250-785-4592

A re-certification for the Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid course.

Date: May 18, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool
Cost: $90.90 + tax

Important: Please arrive 30 minutes early and bring proof of current SFA certification as well as government issued ID. Failure to bring proof of certification will result in you being turned away from the course and NO REFUND will be issued.

Junior Lifeguard Club
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: May 24 - June 25 (with NO CLASS May 28)

Tuesdays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm & Saturdays from 10:30am - 12:00pm

: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room
Cost: $149.73
Register online, in person, or by calling 250-787-8178

Water Safety Instructor Re-certification
A re-certification course for Water Safety Instructors. 

: Current WSI certification  
Date:June 5
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room 
Cost: $113.90 + tax

Important: Please arrive 30 minutes early and bring proof of current WSI certification as well as government issued ID. Failure to bring proof of certification will result in you being turned away from the course and NO REFUND will be issued.

Register online, in person, or by calling 250-787-8178

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
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room
Cost: $104.82
Register online, in person, or by calling 250-787-8178

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
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room
Cost: $252.88
Register online, in person, or by calling 250-787-8178

Summer Camp
Don't have your kids sitting around all summer, get them up and active with our Recreation team at the Pomeroy Sport Center! We are hosting 4, week long, camps full of non-stop games and activities. Campers will go on field trips, swim at the North Peace Leisure Pool, play games on the dry floor, jump on bouncy castles at the Kids Arena Field House, run around outside in our parks, and so much more.

Dates: July 11 - 15 OR July 25 - 29 OR August 8 - 12 OR Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Ages: 5 - 10
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center
Cost: $225 per week
Register online, in person, or by calling 250-785-4592

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
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room
Cost: $216.50

Important: Please arrive 30 minutes early and bring proof of Bronze Medallion certification as well as government issued ID. Failure to bring proof of certification will result in you being turned away from the course and NO REFUND will be issued.

Register online, in person, or by calling 250-787-8178

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: August 8 & 9
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool Meeting Room
Cost: $193.92 + tax
Register online, in person, or by calling 250-787-8178
Fitness & Lifestyle 

All camps listed below require preregistration unless otherwise stated.
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. 

: Until 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.
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 has been extended! Stop by the Visitors Centre or North Peace Leisure pool, online, or by calling 250-785-3033 to register. 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 28 - May 26
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm - Thursday Nights Only
Location: Kids Arena Field House
Cost: $50 for 6 Weeks

Senior Social
Seniors 65+ are invited to join us for games and sports, followed by tea and socializing.

Date: Wednesdays beginning May 4
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center
Cost: $2

Parent & Tot Bikes & Trikes
Bring your bike or trike and come learn bike safety as well as how to ride in a safe environment. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

Date: Wednesdays from May 4 - June 22
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 and under
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center
Cost: $2 per child

Lil LaXers (Learn to play Lacrosse)
Lacrosse is Canada's summer sport. Kids ages 5 - 8 are invited to register and give Lacrosse a try! This course will run for 6 weeks and Lil LaXers will learn skills, games, and have tons of fun. You must provide your own gear.

Date: May 26 - June 30 (Thursday afternoons)
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 5 - 8
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center
Cost: $40/6 weeks
Register in person at the Visitor Center. 
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 May 12 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Regular admission rates apply.

Tween & Teen Night
Calling all Tweens and Teens - it's time for you to come get your swim on! Thursday, May 12 Tweens age 8 - 11 get to swim from 7:30pm - 8:45pm and Teens age 12 - 18 get to swim 8:45pm - 10:00am.

Please note that the facility will be CLOSED to the public from 7:30pm - 10:00pm and all regular programming is CANCELLED during this time.

For more information, call 250-787-8178
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.
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: Tuesday nights until May 17
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.

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

Drop In Dry Floor Programs
Join us at the Pomeroy Sport Center for dry floor programs including: Basketball, Tennis, Badminton, Pickleball, and Rollerblading. Click the link above to see the new schedule.

Date: May 2 - July 31
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Drop in rates apply 
Special Events 

Energetic Amazing Race
The amazing race is BACK again. Get your running shoes - this years race is a foot pursuit (no driving allowed) around Fort St. John.

This year's race will feature a family division and adult division.

There will also be prizes for the best dressed teams in each division, so show your team spirit and bust out the costumes.

Date: May 27
Time: Check in from 5:00pm - 6:00pm, the race begins at 6:00pm
Location: Begin outside the Pomeroy Sport/Visitor Centre
Cost: Free!

You MUST register in advance
at the Visitor Centre, by calling 250-785-3033, or by going online.
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.
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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. 

1Call 311
2 - Complete the Report a Problem form on the City website. 
3Download 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 neighborhood the City can send you an alert right to your phone
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