REC REPORT: Enter sand men and women on Aug. 5 at Christina Lake

Gather up your sand shovels, buckets and artistic ideas and come to the Christina Lake Public Beach on Aug. 5 for the Sand Castle event

Gather the family, sand shovels, buckets and your artistic ideas and join the Christina Lake Recreation Commission at the Christina Lake Public Beach for our annual Sand Castle event.

It is truly amazing to watch sand sculpture figures, such as sea creatures, horses and castles, form on the beach in just a few hours. The event takes place on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The businesses of Christina Lake have donated prizes for all participants who take part in this family fun community event.


Strength training and cardio combination is one of the fastest ways to get results to improve your fitness level. The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre weight room hours have been extended Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The room will be closed Monday Aug. 6 to Friday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Regular pool admission applies during this time and there is no access to the main pool, sauna or hot tub between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Ready, Set and Swim, Canadian Swim Patrol camp is a four-day camp that helps improve swimming ability, works on endurance and offers advanced water safety training for children ages eight to 12.  This camp offers more challenges to the children and prepares them for the next step in water safety training. The camp will be held from Tuesday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., deadline to register is Monday, July 30.

If you’re spending some time at the Lake this summer, take advantage of this year’s lake lessons from Monday, July 30 to Friday, Aug. 3.  Swim lessons will be offered at the public beach between noon and 3:15 p.m. Class sizes are limited so call today to reserve your spot.

Aquatic membership passes will be going on sale from Wednesday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Aug. 17, offering a 10 per cent discount off the regular price when purchasing 25 or more. Stock up and be ready for the fall when the pool re-opens on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Due to the hotter days, the walking group will now be meeting at 7 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the aquatic centre parking lot.

Call Grand Forks Recreation at 250-442-2202 or email us at

You can also visit our website at to view the summer recreation flyer.

Grand Forks Gazette

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