ACTIVE LIFE is a monthly series in the Nanaimo News Bulletin contributed by City of Nanaimo Staff.
What an amazing summer it has been so far. We’ve experienced record days of sunshine and many recreation options that have encouraged us all to stay active. It’s hard to imagine that in a short amount of time kids will be going back to school while the rest of us return to our regular routines and schedules.
There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work taking place at Parks, Recreation and Environment as we get ready for the return of the fall and winter season.
In case you haven’t heard, Beban Pool is undergoing some changes during its annual maintenance shutdown. When the pool re-opens on Sept. 8, swimmers will find five new water features that have been installed in the leisure pool area, including a water tunnel. In addition, the pool walls and ceiling are currently getting a fresh coat of paint in anticipation of the new theme and murals, which will take place this fall. Once it is all done, Beban Pool will feel like new in many ways with the spray features and the overall fresh colours and murals. New to the Beban Pool schedule this fall is a Sunday family swim from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., when the whole family can experience the water features together.
In addition, the production of your fall and winter Activity Guide is wrapping up. We have a team of program coordinators, instructors and marketing staff who work together to bring you the Activity Guide. This process takes several months of planning and organizing, but it’s very rewarding to be offering such a wide range of programs, special events and community information to the citizens of Nanaimo. Look for your copy starting Aug. 22 at all of our recreation facilities. Program registration begins on Aug. 26.
We still have room in many of our summer camps and programs, so if the kids are looking for something to do, check out the current activity guide for ideas on making the last weeks of the season memorable and full of adventure. For more information, please visit www.nanaimo.ca or call 250-756- 5200.
We hope the rest of your summer is fantastic and encourage you to ‘take a moment’ and participate in one of our many programs or special events this upcoming fall and winter.