Community Services News

FREE Online Sessions: “Water Safety Tips for Families”

By popular demand, the Red Cross has extended their First Aid and Water Safety Tips for Families series and added new dates for July and August!

Sessions are free of charge and open to everyone! Families are invited to join Canadian Red Cross volunteers for virtual, interactive, game-based learning sessions highlighting the importance of first aid and water safety knowledge. 

These 15-minute fun, interactive, kid-friendly online sessions cover a variety of topics that will test participants’ knowledge and provide helpful tips and safe practices to incorporate into daily life. 

Register by clicking on the blue links below!

*Note – time is EST (1:00pm EST would be 10:00am in Dawson Creek)

DATE TIME TOPIC
Wednesday, July 8 1:00 PM EST Backyard Pool Safety – Supervision is key!
Friday, July 10 1:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! Heat-Related Injuries
Monday, July 13 1:00 PM EST Lifejackets – how to choose the right lifejacket, fit it, and keep it in good condition
Wednesday, July 15 3:00 PM EST Lifejackets – the best one is the one you wear!
Friday, July 17 12:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! HELP and Huddle – Keep everyone warm!
Monday, July 20 1:00 PM EST Prepare for Your Boating Trip
Wednesday, July 22 1:00 PM EST Stay Safe During your Boating Trip
Friday, July 24 1:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! Scrapes, cuts, and other wounds
Monday, July 27 1:00 PM EST Know your limits! Know what to do if you see someone in distress
Wednesday, July 29 1:00 PM EST Dangers of Open Water – Know the risks and the fun wherever you swim this summer!
Friday, July 31 12:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! Bee stings, animal bites and knowing what to do!
Wednesday, August 5 1:00 PM EST Lifejackets and other buoyant vests – are they safe? What you should know about staying safe, in, on, and around the water
Friday, August 7 4:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! Prevention of choking – know the danger
Monday, August 10 1:00 PM EST Summer fun around the water – how to enjoy spray parks, wading pools in your community
Wednesday, August 12 1:00 PM EST Backyard Pool Safety! Know the rules
Friday, August 14 1:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! A choking demo for you and your family
Monday, August 17 2:00 PM EST Next steps – you can be a Water Safety Instructor or a Lifeguard!
Wednesday, August 19 4:00 PM EST Water Safety Reminders from Buckles!
Friday, August 21 2:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! A CPR demo for you and your family
Monday, August 24 1:00 PM EST Stop! Ask! Go Slow! A slogan for all ages!
Wednesday, August 26 1:00 PM EST Next steps – you can be a Water Safety Instructor or a Lifeguard!
Friday, August 28 12:00 PM EST First Aid Fridays! Debunking first aid myths

 

 

Summer Programs – UPDATE

A reminder that registration for summer programs is NOW OPEN and we have some great classes for you this summer! Don’t worry, we have extra safety precautions and protocols in place as we work to restart recreation. It’s going to be LOTS OF FUN! 

We’ve made a few updates to 2 of our programs:  

  • Kangaroo Kids (Ages 2-5 years). 
    • Free session has been moved to July 16. 
    • Regular July session will now run July 23 – 30 ($13.00)
  • “Get Off the Couch” Conditioning Class for Adults (Ages 15+ years). 
    • Free session has been moved to July 14. 
    • Regular July session will now run July 21-30 ($29.80 plus tax).  

For the full list of programs, dates and details, check out our 2020 Summer Recreation Programs Flyer or view courses online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register. 

To encourage physical distancing and limit contact, we encourage everyone to either:

  1. Register online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register, OR,
  2. Register by phone at 250-784-3604. 

If either of those options don’t work, come down to the Community Services Office, located at City Hall, to register in person. Payment is due at time of registration. 

Registration is Open for Summer Programs!

Registration for summer programs is NOW OPEN and we have some great classes for you this summer! Don’t worry, we have extra safety precautions and protocols in place as we work to restart recreation. It’s going to be LOTS OF FUN! 

All program are by registration (no drop in available). What’s on deck:

  • Kangaroo Kids (Ages 2-5 years). Learn sport skills through play. Register now for the FREE pilot session on July 9 and help us test-drive this class. Regular sessions run Thursdays, starting July 16. 
  • “Get Off the Couch” Conditioning Class for Adults (Ages 15+ years). A great lunch-time workout! Great for all ranges of abilities, including beginners. Register now for the FREE pilot session on July 7 and help us test-drive this class. Regular sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting July 9. 
  • Mini Sports (Ages 2-5 years). Learn the basic physical literacy skills of baseball and soccer! Sessions run Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting July 27. 
  • Summer Camps. Back by popular demand are the Farmington Fairways Golf Camp, Where the Wild Things Are Camp and the Super Striker Soccer Camp! New this summer is the “Crush It” Conditioning Camp, good for all ranges of abilities including beginners. 

For prices, dates and details, check out our 2020 Summer Recreation Programs Flyer or view courses online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register. 

To encourage physical distancing and limit contact, we encourage everyone to either:

  1. Register online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register, OR,
  2. Register by phone at 250-784-3604. 

If either of those options don’t work, come down to the Community Services Office, located at City Hall, to register in person. Payment is due at time of registration. 

A Safe Return to Recreation

Welcome Back!

The goal of the Community Services Department is to restart recreation in a safe and progressive manner, within a pandemic environment.

With playgrounds, tennis courts and outdoor equipment now open, our current focus is on outdoor programming and we have some exciting programs lined up for the summer!

Registration for summer programs starts June 22 at 8:30am. To encourage physical distancing and limit contact, we encourage everyone to either:

  1. Register online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register, OR,
  2. Register by phone at 250-784-3604. 

If either of those options don’t work, come down to the Community Services Office, located at City Hall, to register in person. Payment is due at time of registration. 

FREE Online Sessions: “Water Safety Tips for Families”

Red Cross First Aid and Water Safety Tips for Families (FREE ONLINE SESSIONS).

Families are invited to join Canadian Red Cross volunteers for virtual, interactive, game-based learning sessions highlighting the importance of first aid and water safety knowledge. Sessions are free of charge and open to everyone – register now!

Each session is 15-minutes and will cover a variety of topics that will test participants’ knowledge, and provide helpful tips and safe practices to incorporate into daily life.

Register by clicking on the blue links below!

*Note – time is EST (1:00pm EST would be 10:00am in Dawson Creek)

Date

Time

Topic

Friday, June 12

1:00 PM EST

First Aid Friday Tips

Monday, June 15

4:00 PM EST

What’s in your first aid kit?

Wednesday, June 17

5:00 PM EST

Learn Kayak Safety

Friday, June 19

8:00 PM EST

First Aid/Swimming & Water Safety Tips for Families

Monday, June 22

2:00 PM EST

River Safety

Wednesday, June 24

8:00 PM EST

First Aid/Swimming & Water Safety Tips for Families

Friday, June 26

7:00 PM EST

First Aid/Swimming & Water Safety Tips for Families

Monday, June 29

4:00 PM EST

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