Community Services News

Martial Arts Winter Break Camp for kids!

We are excited to announce we are partnering with Legend Martial Arts Academy in Dawson Creek to offer 2 exciting camps over winter break!
With over 15 years of experience in martial arts, instructor Evan Ollenberger, will teach basic kickboxing movements in a fun, encouraging environment!
Kids start the day with a warm up and dynamic stretch, then move into a house drill, comprised of basic striking movements and self defence. After this, they move into the combo of the day, which is performed on the punching bags.
Dates and times:
  • Bear Cubs (4-6yrs)
    • Mon-Fri, Dec 19-23
    • 10:30-11:15am
    • $80.00
  • Jr. Legends (7-12yrs)
    • Mon-Fri, Dec 19-23
    • 11:45am – 12:45pm
    • $110.00
Register online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register, by phone at 250-784-3604 or in person at City Hall!

Grinch Coloring Contest Now Open

The Grinch Coloring Contest is now open!

Pick up a Grinch coloring sheet at the Community Services Office or Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre.

Hand in your coloring contest sheet by December 20; judging will take place at the Skate with the Grinch Event on December 21 at the Kin Arena! 

Prizes and games will be enjoyed at the skate – be sure to stop by!

Questions? Call 250-784-3604. 

The Climbing Wall is Open!

We are excited to be back in action at the Climbing Wall!

Climbing is a popular sport. It’s not only fun but provides many benefits such as improving strength & flexibility, improving communication and problem-solving skills, as well as having a positive impact on mental health. It is empowering! Those who might be a bit hesitant, or who have never tried climbing, are welcome to get a one-time free try with our staff!

Our wall (located in the lobby of the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre) stands 46 feet tall and features a 13-foot cave with overhang and a 13-foot tall free-standing boulder.

Programs currently being offered include Drop in Climb sessions and Belay classes. It is strongly recommended to bring a belay-checked partner to Drop In Climb so you can belay each other. You must be belay-checked by our staff before you can belay someone; belay tests can be done at our Saturday Drop In Climb (takes approximately 10-15 minutes).

Don’t know how to belay? Then sign up now for a FREE 2-hour Belay Class, offered for a limited time (see schedule below). Classes will teach you how to harness up, tie the knots and safely belay another person, in preparation for Drop In Climb.


Youth Belay Class (Age 13-18):

  • Saturday, Nov 19 (11:00-1:00pm)
  • Sunday, Nov 27 (11:00-1:00pm)
  • Saturday, Dec 3 (11:00-1:00pm)
  • Sunday, Dec 11 (11:00-1:00pm)

Adult Belay Classes (Age 19+):

  • Sunday, Nov 20 (11:00-1:00pm)
  • Saturday, Nov 26 (11:00-1:00pm)
  • Sunday, Dec 4 (11:00-1:00pm)
  • Saturday, Dec 10 (11:00-1:00pm)


All climbers must complete a waiver prior to climbing; those who are ages 4-18 years must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Saturdays: Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 (1:30-5:00pm)
  • Sundays:  Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 (1:30-5:00pm)
  • Mondays: Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12 (5:30-9:00pm)
  • Tuesdays: Nov 29, Dec 6, 13  (5:30-9:00pm)
  • Wednesdays:  Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 (5:30-9:00pm)

For more information and to view the Climbing Wall schedule, visit: https://www.dawsoncreek.ca/departments/communityservices/climbing-wall

Welcome back!

Open House – Culture, Parks & Recreation Master Plan

The City of Dawson Creek is in the process of finalizing the Culture, Parks & Recreation Master Plan!
We invite Dawson Creek and area residents to attend a public open house to review proposed recommendations and provide feedback. It’s an opportunity to identify gaps in the Master Plan and understand how we can continue to improve the delivery of culture, parks and recreation services in Dawson Creek.
The open house will be presented in a drop-in format with opportunities to comment on the Draft Master Plan and to speak with the consultant team and city staff. We would like to thank the community for your continued involvement in the development of the plan.
  • Date: Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Location: Co-op Mercer Hall (Ovintiv Events Centre).
Please enter Co-op Mercer Hall via the lower lobby doors of the Ovintiv Events Centre (adjacent to the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre entrance). Parking is available in the pool parking lot.

September 19 – National Day of Mourning

The Federal Government announced that Monday September 19, 2022 will be declared a National Day of Mourning to mark the Queen’s passing.
As such, the Community Services office and Memorial Arena will be closed (the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre is currently closed for Annual Maintenance). 
The Wayne & Bev Dahlen Walking Track at the Ovintiv Events Centre will be open on Sept 19. To view the schedule, visit: https://www.dawsoncreek.ca/walking-track/