Rec Report Newsletter: April/May 2024

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Rec Report Newsletter - April/May 2024

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Newsletter Spotlight

Patron Survey - Win a FREE Annual Pass!

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Don't miss this opportunity to share your insights, preferences, and thoughts - two lucky winners will snag an entire year of membership with us, valued at $499 each!

Your responses will help us learn what programs and facilities members use most, how we are doing as your recreation provider, and how we can improve to serve you better.

Complete the survey before April 30, 2024 for your chance to win!


You Are Here!

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At West Shore Parks & Recreation, we are getting ready for an unforgettable summer.

One filled with fun and adventure at our exciting camps for kids and activities for all ages. From beautiful trails to the refreshing swimming pool, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a young explorer or a fitness enthusiast, we've got you covered.

Join us this summer and experience the joy of being fully present... you're not just anywhere... ‘you are here!’ at West Shore Parks and Recreation.

Visit our website and get ready to register from 6AM April 11 to reserve your spring/summer activities, camps and more.
Let's make this summer one to remember!

Annual Pool Closure

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March 29-April 16 marks this year's annual pool closure. WSPR memberships will be accepted at the municipal recreation centres of Greater Victoria. Please contact the respective centre directly for inquiries and program times.

In addition to the heavy-duty efforts of the maintenance team on deep cleaning, paint and repairs, you can expect to find the river run back in action, and new lane ropes.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the pool on April 17!

Camps & Spring/Summer Program Registration

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Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner! Get ready to dive into a sea of excitement and adventure HERE, at West Shore Parks and Recreation. With everything from heart-pounding sports to serene nature walks, there's something for everyone.

Mark your calendars:
April 5th: View the activity guide online and start planning your lineup of activities for the whole family
April 11th at 6AM: Registration opens

So get ready to gear up and before you know it, "you are here", in the heart of the action!

Afterschool Care Registration

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We can shuttle your kiddos from school to sports and more in our afterschool care program. Afterschool care activities incorporate physical literacy, diverse art, craft and science activities, and lots of time for free play and socialization. Peer-led leadership groups for the older children ensure all ages are inspired and motivated during their time after school. Full time (Monday-Friday) spaces only; pickup by 5:30PM.

Register online starting April 17th at 7AM. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and a waitlist will be taken.

BC Youth Week: May 1-7

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Super Bowls, GLO-themed art drop-in and sundae bar, swim and sports, a DIY dinner, after-hours swim and movie, and a special skatepark event with food trucks, music and more are all on the roster of events for this way-cool week of fun! 

Special thanks to the City of Colwood for spearheading BC Youth Week and planning these exciting events with WSPR. Keep an eye on Colwood's website for schedules as additional activities during Youth Week will be added. Come join the party, meet the youth and celebrate their contributions to our community!

BC Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun-filled interaction and a celebration intended to build a strong connection between youth and their communities. This event highlights the interests, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province. 

Mother's Day Brunch

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Treat the moms and special ladies in your life to a relaxing brunch in the WSPR Fieldhouse overlooking the green spaces of the golf course and sports fields. 

This beautiful brunch features a flower for Mom, custom-made omelettes, build-your-own parfaits, home-baked muffins and more, Belgian waffles, chef-carved honey ham and more, and of course, plenty of dessert!

Sunday, May 12, 2024
Seatings at 10AM & 12PM
$40 per person

Brought to you by Island Culinary Service, WSPR's preferred caterer for special events and gatherings.
Call or text 250-886-5232 to reserve!

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Easter Monday April 1 6AM-10PM
Victoria Day Monday, May 20 6AM-3PM

Details on our website

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