BACK TO SCHOOL: Fall/winter Activity Guide filled with great programs

Can’t find just the right activity at school? Try West Shore Parks and Recreation

Schools from elementary to middle to high school have a variety of extra-curricular activities to offer students shortly after they return in September.

But for those youngsters who haven’t found quite the right fit but want to get involved in some form of recreational activity, West Shore Parks and Recreation has a packed Activity Guide to dive into, filled with numerous one day to several week programs aimed at getting kids active.

There are single-day and multi-day programs available for kids in three different groups: school age (6 to 12), teen (12 and up). as well as preschool (age 3 to 5) for little ones not yet enrolled in regular school.

The programs are age appropriate and range from physical activities such as dance and swimming and martial arts, to more crafty and artistic endeavours like drawing and painting courses, musical and dance programs, photography and first aid instruction.

The range of ideas for exploring one’s creativity and resourcefulness through West Shore Parks and Recreation is virtually limited to the  imagination.

As well as the structured programs, many drop-in sessions are available at parks and rec facilities around the West Shore.

Activities like swimming and skating have a variety of drop-in times – special sessions are scheduled for Pro-D days – and students are welcome to come in to use the weight room , do fitness and yoga classes and other regular sports activities, solo or in groups.

For more information of the wide range of programs available for young people, visit

Just Posted

Federal government actions hurt Sooke hatchery fundraising efforts

Funding denial comes on the heels of fishing closures

SD62 student places third in province-wide French competition

12-year-old Sasha Zandieh won third with a speech on poet Pablo Neruda

Jesse Roper learns to create fire in the wild, in Sacred Knowledge web series

Ragnarock Studios production shares primitive skills with Islanders

Island athlete goes from hoop dreams to icy track

Cyrus Gray hopes to punch his ticket to Olympics in bobsleigh

Oak Bay researcher’s Canadian English dictionary goes to print

How an unknown American hobbyist sparked a Canadian dictionary

Police release photos of suspect in daytime sex assault at Vancouver woman’s home

A young woman, in hers 20s, was followed home by the man, before he violently attacked her inside

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

PHOTOS: First responders in Fernie rescue baby owl who fell from nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Most Read