Activity Guide features more fall recreation offerings in West Shore

Aim is to give more flexibility for busy family schedules

If you’ve already thumbed through a copy of the West Shore Parks and Recreation’s Fall/Winter Activity Guide you may have noticed its thickness is starting to look comparable to a phone book.

But unlike a phone book, those pages are filled with activities, programs and services tailored to even the busiest lifestyles.

There’s bound to be something in those pages for everyone with activities ranging from different practices of yoga to how to make your own cheese.

West Shore Parks and Recreation’s manager of recreation, Sandy Clarke, said they are continuing to grow along with the West Shore and addition of programs mirrors that growth. She said they are busier than ever and noted a few additions and expansions.

In an attempt to help serve busy families better, Clarke said they have expanded a number of their preschool, day care, and after school care programs (page 29 and 35) to accommodate parents who’s schedules don’t always fit within the traditional framework. They are offering more drop-in programs and off-hour scheduling as a solution to some of those timetable problems.

“It’s all about flexibility, affordability and working around families’ schedules.” She said they are really “just trying to service families better.”

Also a new addition for the preschool-aged members of the family is a highland dance program, offering classes for children aged 2 to 3 called Little Kilts, and for ages 4 to 5 called Tartan Tots. Both of these classes will teach the basics of highland dance while helping to develop coordination.

“Our preschool dance classes are very popular,” said Clarke. “This is a different kind of dance.. and our opportunity to expose kids to that.”

For other members in the household, the aqua boot camp program is expanding due to popular demand.

Another new addition for all members of the family is the Peninsula Co-op sponsored swim tomorrow (Sept. 19) and skate (Dec. 5) that will be free of charge for participants.

Registration is now open for all West Shore Parks and Recreation programs, with sports and leisure activities available for all ages. For more information or if you missed your copy of the West Shore Parks and Recreation Fall/Winter Activity Guide, you can find it online at westshorerecreation.ca.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

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