Rec Report Newsletter: Nov/Dec 2022

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Rec Report News - November/December 2022

Newsletter Spotlight

Winter Wonderland & WSPR Spirit of Giving Event

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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 for the WSPR Spirit of Giving Event to pick up your Christmas tree and join us for Winter Wonderland skating, food, crafts, festivities and more.

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 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

Keep an eye on our social media and the holiday newsletter in December for more details. 

Winter Break Camps

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Giddy up and solidify your winter break plans now! With a selection of horseback riding, engineering, dance and active play camps, we have lots of options to ensure the kids will have a fun and productive holiday break.

Click here to explore all our camps and register today! (use the search filters to view all winter camps: Start Month > December > Search, or search the course code listed below.)

Christmas Break Horseback Riding Camp (6-16yrs): Dec. 19-21 #7951 / Dec. 27-29 #7952.
Christmas Break Engineering For Kids: Minecraft Mini Games (8-12yrs): Dec. 27-31 #8307
Dance Sampler Winter Break Camp (6-9yrs): Dec. 27-30 #7810
Active Play Camp (6-11yrs): Dec. 27-30 #7999

Aspiring Artists & Holiday Pottery

holiday art classes

Get the youngsters ready for a crafty Christmas with our Aspiring Artists programs to unleash their creativity! View the brochure here to explore drawing, painting, pottery, polymer clay, textiles, and ornament-making classes for all ages. 

Special pottery programs for this holiday season:
Santa hat lantern (6-12yrs): Nov. 19-26 #7937
Holiday ornaments (6-12yrs): Nov. 18 #7935

Programs start soon - register today! 
Early Years (0-5)
School Age (6-12)

Winter Fitness

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Make your own heat and keep your energy high this winter with our motivating fitness classes.

New this season - Aqua Zumba!
Tuesdays, 9:05-9:50am
A fun, high-energy and low-impact aquatic exercise class. Please register here to secure your spot (click the Search button to view all sessions).

And everyone's favourite drop-in classes are still going strong - don't miss out!
On the Ball (Mondays, 9am & Fridays, 6:15pm)
Cycle Core (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm)
Total Body Conditioning (Wednesdays, 9am)
Stretch & Restore (Saturdays, 9:45am)

Click here to view the daily drop-in schedule. Pre-registration is available but not required.

Meet Hamish, and Join the Team!

Hamish on pool deck

If you've spent any time at the pool, you'll know Hamish as our superstar Aquatic Program Assistant. Hamish masterfully helps keep the pool running smoothly and safely, coordinates swim lessons, provides leadership to the aquatics team, and supports the public with all their swimming needs. We are grateful that Hamish has recently accepted a permanent position at WSPR - please say hi and congratulations the next time you see him!

Want to work in aquatics too? We are currently hiring an Aquatic Coordinator, and will soon be hiring more lifeguards and swim instructors to join our excellent team, so keep an eye on our job postings page!

Curious about what it takes to be an aquatic leader? Check out our certification streams pathway to plan your next steps now - our next round of advanced aquatic courses start in January. 

Winter Program Registration

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Mark your calendars! Our winter activity guide will be available to view December 2 to preview and pick your programs ahead of time.

Registration opens: 
Winter programs: December 8 at 6:00AM
Swimming lessons (preschool only): December 14 at 6:00AM
Swimming lessons (school age, adult, and private lessons): December 15 at 6:00AM

Make sure your online profile is set up and ready to go - check our FAQ and registration help page for more information. DM us on Messenger on reg day for more support!

Tell Us How We Did

Please take a moment to complete a quick survey to tell us about your experience. Your feedback is important and will tell us what you love and want to see more of from WSPR. Click here to check some boxes and send your response in minutes.

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Remembrance Day November 11 9AM-3PM
Christmas Eve December 23 7AM-3PM
Christmas Day December 24 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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