Don’t miss your copy of the latest Activity Guide in Wednesday's (April 6)Gazette print edition. Registration for programs starts April 7.

Get a jump on summer programs on the West Shore

Juan de Fuca Recreation also unveils newly stocked weight room

Spring is not just a time for cleaning your home, but also your mind, body and soul. It also means another round of programs and services being offered by West Shore Parks and Recreation.

“We’ve replaced all of our strength training equipment,” Sandy Clarke, manager of recreation, said of the weight room at the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre.

As part of an effort to serve West Shore residents better, the weight room was closed for three days last week while the 16-year-old equipment was replaced with brand new Atlantis Precision Series apparatus. This Canadian-manufactured product line distinguishes itself with outstanding comfort, durability and biomechanics and is easy to use, Clarke said.

The last of the finishing touches went up Friday as the weight room reopened for use, to the excitement of many. Staff are available to help patrons become familiar with the new equipment.

For other members of the household, Clarke said, “It’s time to start thinking about summer camps: we offer something for all ages.”

New and exciting additions to summer programming includes Byte Camps, which offers Introduction to Coding, Build an App and 2D Video Game Design. For more information turn to page 38 in the guide.

Many of the favourites are back this year, including Aqua Adventure Camp, Cool Capers Day Camp, Aspiring Young Artist Camp, Funky Fashion Camp and so many more. The back cover of the new Activity Guide has a full list of programming.

Registration opens Thursday (April 7) at 6 a.m. for these programs and more.

Also back by popular demand are the Free Roving Play Parks program (page 40) and Neighbourhood Nights (page 43).

Don’t forget to look for your copy of the May to August 2016 Activity Guide in today’s Gazette. For more information, or if you missed receiving your hard copy, the guide is also available online at

Did you know?

• The May Regional Recreation Pass, which gives you access to 14 Greater Victoria Recreation Centres, including Juan de Fuca, is on sale for $25.

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