ACTIVE LIFE: Take a moment for activities

Mar 16, 2015

ACTIVE LIFE is a monthly series in thE&Nbsp;Nanaimo News Bulletin contributed by City of Nanaimo Staff.

My mom has told me throughout my life that the older you get, the faster time goes by. I am discovering as I get older that she was right. 

How is it that it’s already the month of March? 

With the release of the new Spring and Summer Activity Guide, however, the City of Nanaimo is encouraging you to take our new theme ‘Take a Moment’ to heart by taking the time to discover some of the many new programs available to you and your family. 


Here are a few to consider as you take a moment. 

Frozen for fun (ages 3-5) – I don’t know many toddlers who aren’t obsessed with Ana or Olaf. In this fun morning, participants will enjoy stories, songs and crafts with their favourite Frozen characters wearing their preferred winter-themed costume. 

Jazz for beginners (ages 6-12) – Dancing is one of the best exercises for both the body and the mind and jazz dancing is so much fun. 

Family bicycle workshop – Cycling is a great way for families to stay active together. Learn cycling etiquette, safety and polish up on your riding skills. 

Be a street style star (ages 13-15) – If you’re into fashion and style, this is for you. Whether you’re male or female, learn how to adapt your inner street style for any occasion – hanging out with friends, school or even that job interview. 

Shiv’s kitchen – Who can resist the smell and intense flavours of Indian cuisine? In this course, Shiv will teach partici- pants how to make some very tasty vegetarian dishes that are easy to make. 

Lawn alternative workshop – Learn how to have your yard look vibrant without chemicals or excess water by adopting edible and native plants into your landscaping. 

Cardio sculpt – Check out this new fitness program at Oliver Woods that incorporates low weight, high repetition resistance exercises to tone and sculpt your muscles. 

Sunset paddleboarding – Enjoy the views of the coastline as you get out and try this sport that is increasing in popularity. This is a great core and balance workout. 

For more information on these course or other program ideas, please pick up the new City of Nanaimo Spring and Summer Activity Guide or view it on our website.


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