Recreation

The Shaw Centre will be open for walkers above the Spectator arena on Saturday, July 31 to provide relief from the wildfire smoke. (File photo)

Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm to be open for walkers July 31 to escape smoke

Centre is also open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but not Monday, Aug. 2

 

A conceptual design of Vernon’s new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Active living centre 2022 referendum planned in Vernon

City hoping to get Coldstream and Areas B and C back on board

 

(Clint Trahan photo)

Penticton looking for perfect place to construct new mountain bike park

Mountain bike tourism in B.C. has been on the rise in recent years

 

A full slate of activities is being offered at the Salmon Arm pool for July and August. (File photo)

Salmon Arm residents invited to splash through summer as pool programs resume

Registration open for swim lessons, lap-lane simming, aqua fit and more

A full slate of activities is being offered at the Salmon Arm pool for July and August. (File photo)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance twice as long this year. (City of Vernon photo)

North Okanagan pool closing for six weeks over summer

Repairs expected to improve air quality in the aquatic centre

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance twice as long this year. (City of Vernon photo)
Enderby and District Recreation Services installing upgrades to the splash mark — May 2021. (Recreation Services photo)

Extra summer fun added to Enderby spray park

Upgrades have been made to the Barnes Park facility; meanwhile, Vernon’s spray park has been levelled

Enderby and District Recreation Services installing upgrades to the splash mark — May 2021. (Recreation Services photo)
The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon council looking closely at Okanagan Lake access points

Six access points have been identified as ideal for recreation

The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Regional District of North Okanagan has purchased a watercraft to be used by the BC Conservation Officer Service, who will conduct enhanced boat patrols on the Shuswap River during the 2021 floating season. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Boat purchased to provide enhanced Shuswap River oversight this floating season

The regional district purchased an extra watercraft to be used by Conservation Officers this year

The Regional District of North Okanagan has purchased a watercraft to be used by the BC Conservation Officer Service, who will conduct enhanced boat patrols on the Shuswap River during the 2021 floating season. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Free programs like Give Sports a Try, this one in 2019 in Salmon Arm, are funded by the provincial government, BC Recreation and Parks Association and the Centre for Hip Mobility to help get seniors more active. Participating in the adults 55+ tennis program in 2019 were, from left, coach Marietjie Bonthuys, Leah Foreman, Doug Murray, Melody Fischer, Joyce Bradley and Muriel Hurlbert. (Contributed)

Free programs fuel goal to keep Salmon Arm seniors moving

Choose to Move, Give Sports a Try offer movement for range of fitness, mobility levels

Free programs like Give Sports a Try, this one in 2019 in Salmon Arm, are funded by the provincial government, BC Recreation and Parks Association and the Centre for Hip Mobility to help get seniors more active. Participating in the adults 55+ tennis program in 2019 were, from left, coach Marietjie Bonthuys, Leah Foreman, Doug Murray, Melody Fischer, Joyce Bradley and Muriel Hurlbert. (Contributed)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.

North Okanagan pool reopens after week-long closure

Lanes, leisure and hot tub back up and running Feb. 23

Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon recreation revenue down significantly in 2020

Greater Vernon Recreation services is cutting programs, raising fees to offset 2020 losses

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)

Assessment completed for proposed Summerland recreation and health centre

Proposal comes with price tag of $55.4 million

A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)
Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pickleball play hits the ice in Okanagan

Rivals battle it out in support of the food bank

Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Swimming laps remains a permitted activity, at least for now, at the SASCU Rec Centre pool following new provincial orders on Dec. 3. (File photo)

A couple of activities still permitted in Salmon Arm recreation facilities

Following provincial orders regarding pandemic protocols, adult group sports have been cancelled

Swimming laps remains a permitted activity, at least for now, at the SASCU Rec Centre pool following new provincial orders on Dec. 3. (File photo)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)

Chlorine leak closes North Okanagan pool

18 swimmers evacuated, pool opens shortly after

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)
The Vernon swimming pool is closed Friday. (morning star file photo)

Swim, skate and play fees rise 5% in North Okanagan

Weekend hours also reduced as rec centre struggles with fewer people and fewer funds

The Vernon swimming pool is closed Friday. (morning star file photo)
Shuswap Recreation Society strongly recommends people wear masks when entering four Salmon Arm recreation facilities, although participants are not expected to wear them when on the playing surfaces. (File photo)

Masks now ‘strongly recommended’ at Salmon Arm recreation facilities

Shuswap Recreation Society wants people to wear masks except while occupying playing surfaces

Shuswap Recreation Society strongly recommends people wear masks when entering four Salmon Arm recreation facilities, although participants are not expected to wear them when on the playing surfaces. (File photo)
In response to COVID-19 pandemic issues, Joyce Lake Recreation Site will be the venue for small-scale First Nations land healing and traditional knowledge sharing events this fall. Site will be closed to public during those times. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

COVID-19 prompts use of Joyce Lake Rec Site for small First Nations events

Recreation site on Chase-Falkland Road to be closed to public for a few weeks this fall

In response to COVID-19 pandemic issues, Joyce Lake Recreation Site will be the venue for small-scale First Nations land healing and traditional knowledge sharing events this fall. Site will be closed to public during those times. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)