Rec Report Newsletter: Holiday Edition, Dec 2022

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Rec Report - Holiday Edition: December 2022

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year! We hope to see you around the facilities, trails, pool, drop-in sports, weight room, or fitness class over the winter break. Stay tuned for many new and exciting programs coming for the winter 2023 season! All the best from your WSPR family.

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Pass Promo - The Gift of Recreation

Lock in 2022 rates

Give yourself or someone special the gift of recreation to last all year long, at a price that won't be seen again.

Purchase or renew your annual pass before December 31 to lock in 2022 rates! Members whose annual pass expires before August 31, 2023 are eligible to purchase next year's pass at this year's rates.

Call 250-478-8384 or visit our helpful reception team to set up your annual pass before December 31!


WSPR Spirit of Giving

Spirit of Giving

It's our most magical event of the year and we are thrilled to share the joy with you again! Join us on Friday, December 9 from 4-7PM for the WSPR Spirit of Giving event. Pick up your Christmas tree at Santa's Forest (in the JDF lacrosse box) and join us for Winter Wonderland skating, food, crafts, festivities and more. Entry is free, and we are gratefully accepting donations for the food bank.

FREE skating!
4:30-5:30PM, Family skate
6-7PM, Family skate
7:30-8:30PM, Teen skate

Create a holiday swag
Silly rock'n Santas
Christmas crafty tree ornaments

Pin the nose on the reindeer
North Pole ring toss
Shop for the family Christmas tree

Hot chocolate at Santa's Forest (in the lacrosse box)
Food trucks

Special holiday guests!
Festive music

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Light up your holiday spirit with a visit to Winter Wonderland in the JDF Arena - skate with Santa and wander about the piles of snow, natural trees, lights, and festive decorations from December 9-14.

Winter Wonderland is a fun event for families, community, and corporate groups. Please contact Glen at if you would like your own private booking for ice time during this time.

Join us - and Santa! - for the Everyone Welcome skates:
Dec. 10 & 11, 4:00-4:50pm
Dec. 10 - 14, 6:00-6:50pm

Santa's Forest - get your most fabulous Christmas tree

Santa's Forest christmas trees

“Find your gem” at Santa’s forest in the JDF lacrosse box - Christmas trees on sale now!

Santa's Forest has a great selection of farmed fresh cut Noble, Nordman, Grand, Douglas fir, premium natural Charlie Brown trees and some Island Natural firs. Check out the selection of locally made wreaths, as well as tree stands and tree preservative to keep your tree looking green and fresh.

We have had excellent growing conditions this year after a cold wet spring and hot summer temperatures, so the trees are beautifully-shaped, full density and have great colour. They are freshly cut to last through the holidays.

Please come out and support the Christmas tree sales - family traditions and the holidays begin with a great tree!

Holiday Sports

Pickleball raquets

Challenge your friends and family to a game of your favorite sport this holiday season. 

Holiday Drop-in Sports Schedule
The last two weeks of the year will look a little different, so if you want to play pickleball or just come in to shoot hoops, make sure you check out our drop-in sports schedule (holiday schedule coming soon)!

Active Play Winter Break Camp
There are still spots available in the Active Play Winter Break Camp running from December 27-30! This combined Active Start and FUNdamentals camp will include structured and unstructured games, activities, and sports that promote active lifestyles and physical literacy while teaching fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, and throwing. 
Dec. 27-30: #7999 - Register now!

CASK Kids Karate – Beginners (6-12 Years)
Come learn the martial art of Karate in a fun, beginners’ setting. At CASK Karate, we inspire students to expand their abilities mentally, physically, and emotionally. Learn traditional karate-do, including principles of self-defense, discipline, fitness, and fun! 
Dec. 1-29: #7809 - Register now!

Winter Break Camps

Kids and snowman

Christmas Break Horseback Riding Camp (6-16 yrs)
Horseback riding lessons are a great way to develop confidence, balance and coordination. Learn to ride on safe, well-trained school horses from qualified instructors. Suitable for beginner and intermediate riders. The program at Cedar Vista Stables includes riding lessons, basic horsemanship and safety around horses focusing on having fun while acquiring an appreciation for these incredible animals. Riding is a great way to get fit in an enjoyable outdoor environment.
Dec. 19-21: #7951 - Register now!
Dec. 27-29: #7952 - Register now!

Christmas Break Engineering For Kids: Minecraft: Mini Games (8-12yrs)
What makes games fun? In this camp, students will learn fundamentals of game design while playing minigames in Minecraft. Time permitting, students may even have the opportunity to build their own Minecraft minigame as a team. We’ll also spend part of day doing art, science, and engineering projects and playing fun outdoor games! NOTE: We will be playing using our secure local server and won’t have access to external ones, such as hypixle.  
Dec. 27-30: #8307 - Register now!

Dance Sampler Winter Break Camp (6-9 yrs)
Discover many styles of dance including hip hop, jazz, and ballet. We will work on basic moves and choreography. Fun games, crafts and outdoor play round out our week of camp.
Dec. 27-30: #7810 - Register now!

Active Play Camp (6-11 Years)
This combined Active Start and FUNdamentals camp will involve structured and unstructured games, activities, and sports that promote active lifestyles and physical literacy while teaching fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, and throwing.
Dec. 27-30: #7999 - Register now!

Power West Holiday Hockey Camp, 13-18yrs
While the elves need time to work - PowerWest Athletics will keep your hockey players busy!
Dec. 19-22: #7973 - Register now!

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve December 24 7AM-3PM
Christmas Day December 25 Closed
Boxing Day December 26 Closed
New Year's Eve December 31 7AM-3PM
New Year's Day January 1, 2023 Closed

Details on our website

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