What's happening in the Recreation Services Department Print Article Font Size
Nov. 19, 2015

With the winter season upon us and temperatures starting to drive people indoors, ToG Recreation Services is providing plenty of ways to stay active and warm!

It’s been a busy year for the Recreation Services Department, with a lot of changes and some great new initiatives that fall inline with the department’s mission to facilitate a healthy and vibrant community for residents and visitors through effective operations of all Town facilities and support for existing and new user groups. We believe that community buildings like the Rec Plex are important because they provide the opportunity for residents to stay active. They also provide a variety of activities for those that want to add to or supplement their winter routine!

This fall we launched our Universal Pass Program and $5 drop-in pricing, in an effort to compliment the programing offered at the Mount 7 Rec Plex and Golden Arena. This season, a $130-membership - or $5 drop-in fee – gets you access to any drop-in activity offered at the facilities. That includes badminton, volleyball, basketball, European Football and Winter Walking. We also introduced two new drop-in programs this month at the Rec Plex – a just-for-fun, co-ed adult soccer night and a non-competitive youth soccer night for children 12 and under.

But it doesn’t end there! The Universal Recreation Pass also grants access to Aquafit classes at the Ramada hotel, drop-in shinny at the Arena and Public Skate! Tog Recreation Services also launched a family drop-in puck-and-stick hour Wednesdays at the Arena – also accessible with a Universal Pass.

“The ToG Recreation Services Team wants to do more with the community’s facilities and to do more, we need your help,” says Manager of Recreation Services, Jordan Petrovics. “That’s why we also launched our NEW Volunteer platform this year! We want to make it easy for people to offer programming of their choice! The volunteer program works hand-in-hand with the new $5 drop-in fee and Universal Recreation Pass. The more volunteers that come on board, the more programming we can offer to the community!”

It is easy to become a volunteer! Simply get in touch with us and let us know what kind of program you would like to facilitate. Then, sign up to be a volunteer! We will provide the liability coverage required to run a program and will set you up with access to the facility. You only have to show up and facilitate, collect drop-in fees – and play! It will take only an hour of your week and you get the benefit of taking part in an activity you enjoy!

The Recreation Services Department is looking for your ideas on how to grow existing drop-in programing and introduce new activities. Be a part of the action, for yourself, your family and friends!

For more information, contact Recreation Facilities Booking Agent Carrie White at carrie.white@golden.ca, rec.booking@golden.ca or by phone at 250-344-2271 ext. 235.