Community Services News

Facility Closures and Program Updates

UPDATE: March 30, 2020 (11:40 am):

In response to recommendations put forth by federal and provincial governments daily regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we will continue to update you on our recreation programs and facilities here:

The following facilities are CLOSED until further notice:

All on-site classes are CANCELLED:

  • Staff will be in contact with those registered in the above classes regarding credits and/or refunds or other options*

Connect to our Facebook Page for activities, online classes and fitness workouts you can do at home.

The following will be EXTENDED for the number of days the Aquatic Centre is closed:

  • Swim Passes (1, 3, 6 and 12 months)
  • Climbing Pass (1, 3, 6 and 12 months)
  • Swim/Climb Combo Passes (1, 3, 6 and 12 months)

For questions regarding our recreation facilities or programs, please contact us at 250-784-3604 or email us at recreation@dawsoncreek.ca.

Facility Closures and Program Updates

UPDATE: March 18, 2020 (12:10 pm):

In response to recommendations put forth by federal and provincial governments daily regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we will continue to update you on our recreation programs and facilities here:

The following facilities are closed until further notice
– City Hall (as of 4:30pm March 18)
– The Memorial & Kin Arena
– The Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre (including the climbing wall)
– The Wayne & Bev Dahlen Walking Track

The following classes are CANCELLED:
– POOL: All Spring Break Swim Lessons
– POOL: Emergency First Aid: March 26
– POOL: Standard First Aid: April 4-5
– RECREATION: 2nd week of School’s Out Sports Camp (March 23-27)
– RECREATION: ActiveAGE and Choose to Move
– RECREATION: Drop In Yoga
– RECREATION: Ukrainian Egg Workshops
– RECREATION: Kangaroo Kids
– RECREATION: Indoor Mini Sports
– RECREATION: CO-ED & LADIES Volleyball Leagues

*Staff will be in contact with those registered in the above classes regarding credits and/or refunds or other options*

All other Spring programs are POSTPONED. We are not taking registrations or birthday party bookings at this time.

The following will be EXTENDED for the number of days the Aquatic Centre is closed:
– Swim Passes (1, 3, 6 and 12 months)
– Climbing Pass (1, 3, 6 and 12 months)
– Swim/Climb Combo Passes (1, 3, 6 and 12 months)

For questions regarding our recreation facilities or programs, please contact us at 250-784-3604 or recreation@dawsoncreek.ca. For Aquatic Centre and Walking Track inquiries, please call the pool at 250-782-7946.

Facility Closures & Program Updates

UPDATE: March 16, 2020 (10:30 am):

Due to the concerns surrounding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide, The City of Dawson Creek is following recommendations put forward by the British Columbia Office of the Provincial Health Officer as well as further recommendations from the Lifesaving Society regarding hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms (and similar features). The following facilities are closed until further notice.
– The Memorial & Kin Arena
– The Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre (including the climbing wall)
– The Wayne & Bev Dahlen Walking Track

The following classes at the Aquatic Centre are CANCELLED:
– Spring Break Swim Lessons (March 16 – 20)
– Spring Break Swim Lessons (March 23 – 27)
– Emergency First Aid: March 26
– Standard First Aid: April 4-5
Staff will be in contact with those registered in these classes regarding credits and/or refunds or other options.

All Swim and Climb PASS holders will have their passes EXTENDED for the number of days we are closed.

The following are POSTPONED:
– KIN ARENA: all drop in and dry floor programs starting the week of March 30
– AQUATIC CENTRE: Registration Day for Spring Pool and Wall programs (originally scheduled for March 30).

All other recreation programs are still running as scheduled at this time. We ask our patrons to be proactive; if you are attending one of our programs but are feeling unwell please stay home.

For the full Media Release (from March 13), visit: https://www.dawsoncreek.ca/category/news/

Media Release

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The City of Dawson Creek is following the recommendations put forward by the British Columbia Office of the Provincial Health Officer as well as further recommendations from the Lifesaving Society regarding hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms (and similar features). The following facilities are now closed until further notice:

  • The Memorial Arena
  • The Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre (including the climbing wall)
  • The Wayne & Bev Dahlen Walking Track

Additionally we ask that patrons be proactive; if you attend one of our programs and are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

For the full Media Release (from earlier today), visit: https://www.dawsoncreek.ca/category/news/

February Events & Drop In Programs!

Looking for something to do during these cold winter months? The Community Services Department has a lot planned for February! For a full list of all drop in programs and events, go to the Events Calendar, or check out our 2020 Winter Leisure Guide

For more information, you can also call us at 250-784-3604!

Special Events:

  • February 7, 5:45 – 7:30pm:  $2 Shinny and Skate @ the Kin Arena
  • February 9, 1:00 – 5:00pm: Toonie Swim / Toonie Climb @ the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
  • February 14, 5:30 – 7:30pm: Pre-Teen Valentine’s Dance @ the O’Brien School Gym
  • February 16, 1:00 – 5:00pm: Annual Family Fun Day (FREE event) @ the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre

Drop In Programs:
There are many indoor drop in programs at our facilities. Some of them are FREE! Please note, there may be variations in the regular schedule; we encourage you to pick up a full schedule. For Public Swim and Walking Track times, click here.  

  • Mondays @ 9:00am. Kangaroo Kids – O’Brien School Gym
  • Mondays @ 9:00am. Drop In Waterfit – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
  • Mondays @ 6:00pm. Drop In Pickleball – O’Brien School Gym
  • Mondays @ 7:45pm. Drop In Volleyball – O’Brien School Gym
  • Tuesdays @ 9:00am. Drop In Waterfit – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
  • Tuesdays @ 11:00am. 55+ Drop In Hockey – Memorial Arena
  • Tuesdays @ 4:45pm. Free Drop In Yoga Class – O’Brien School Gym
  • Tuesdays @ 10:15pm. 16+ Drop In Hockey – Memorial Arena

  • Wednesdays @ 9:00am. Drop In Waterfit – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
  • Wednesdays @ 9:45am. Public Skate – Memorial Arena
  • Wednesdays @ 3:00pm. Back to Basics – O’Brien School Gym
  • Wednesdays @ 5:30pm. Free Drop In Family Zumba & Fundamentals – O’Brien School Gym
  • Wednesdays @ 6:30pm. Public Skate – Memorial Arena
  • Wednesdays @ 8:05pm. Adult Only Swim / Drop In Waterfit – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre

  • Thursdays @ 9:00am. Kangaroo Kids – O’Brien School Gym
  • Thursdays @ 9:00am. Drop In Waterfit – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
  • Thursdays @ 11:45am. 55+ Drop In Hockey – Memorial Arena
  • Thursdays @ 5:30pm. Drop In Climb – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
  • Thursdays @ 6:00pm. Drop In Volleyball – O’Brien School Gym
  • Thursdays @ 7:45pm. Drop In Soccer – O’Brien School Gym
  • Fridays @ 11:45am. 16+ Drop In Hockey – Memorial Arena
  • Fridays @ 5:30pm. Drop In Climb – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre

  • Saturdays @ 1:00pm. Drop In Climb – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre

  • Sundays @ 1:00pm. Drop In Climb – Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
  • Sundays @ 4:30pm. Public Skate – Memorial Arena
  • Sundays @ 6:00pm. 16+ Drop In Hockey – Memorial Arena