Recreation

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, centre, cuts the ribbon with children from KidsPlay during the City of Surrey’s official opening of the new artificial turf field and rubberized walking track at Newton Athletic Park on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey opens new ‘FIFA regulation’ turf field at Newton Athletic Park

City also officially opened rubberized walking track

 

Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)

Fraser Valley leaders back gondola proposal, oppose ski resort idea near Chilliwack

‘We urge you to approve the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project,’ Chilliwack mayor wrote to B.C. reps

 

Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
(File photo: Black Press Media/Grace Kennedy)

OUR VIEW: City’s two-pool plan in Newton leaves City Centre high and dry

New pool should be built at expanded Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

  • Mar 23, 2022
(File photo: Black Press Media/Grace Kennedy)
The wave pool at Newton Recreation Centre is set to reopen March 29 after a two-year shutdown. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Newton’s wave pool to reopen after 2-year closure, and another pool is coming to the neigbourhood

Reopening date not set for South Surrey’s indoor pool, the last of five still shut down in Surrey

The wave pool at Newton Recreation Centre is set to reopen March 29 after a two-year shutdown. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Surrey Coun. Linda Annis. (File photo)

Surrey councillor says blaming pool closures on pandemic doesn’t hold water

City blames COVID-19 for ‘limited staffing capacity’ for lifeguards, support staff

Surrey Coun. Linda Annis. (File photo)
Surrey’s UrbanScreen digital-art gallery showed “Phantasmagoria” in 2018, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (file photo)

UrbanScreen to be unplugged at Surrey rec centre after ‘Body as Border’ digital-art show

The decommissioning is due to expansion plans for Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, operators say

Surrey’s UrbanScreen digital-art gallery showed “Phantasmagoria” in 2018, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (file photo)
North Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre will be expanded over the next couple of years. (Photo: surrey.ca)

No pool for expanded Surrey rec centre as planners of $40M project seek design input

At Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, the goal is to start construction in fall/winter of 2022

North Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre will be expanded over the next couple of years. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Surrounded by city councillors, Mayor Doug McCallum cuts a ribbon to officially open the Clayton Community Centre Oct. 16. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

City of Surrey officially opens Clayton Community Centre

Rec. centre has been open since February

Surrounded by city councillors, Mayor Doug McCallum cuts a ribbon to officially open the Clayton Community Centre Oct. 16. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
The City of Surrey still has no timeline for reopening of South Surrey Indoor Pool. (surrey.ca photo)

Timeline for reopening of South Surrey Indoor Pool expected ‘in coming weeks’

Facility is one of two indoor-recreation centres still closed

The City of Surrey still has no timeline for reopening of South Surrey Indoor Pool. (surrey.ca photo)
Liane Ricou of School District 36 accepts a cheque for $63,000 on May 27 on behalf of the White Rock Elementary playground upgrade, from White Rock Rotary past president Jack Rae (centre) and president David Grant. Surrey School District photo

Funding moves White Rock Elementary playground upgrade forward

White Rock Rotary contribution fulfils commitment to school project

Liane Ricou of School District 36 accepts a cheque for $63,000 on May 27 on behalf of the White Rock Elementary playground upgrade, from White Rock Rotary past president Jack Rae (centre) and president David Grant. Surrey School District photo
Surrey city hall. (File photo)

Surrey council gives final nod to $150.6 million in loans for recreation projects

City will take out loans over 25 years to pay for three major recreation projects in the city centre, Cloverdale and Newton

Surrey city hall. (File photo)
A sign posted to a tree in Maccaud Park urges people to email White Rock City Council and oppose the construction of pickleball courts in the park. (Ken Jones photo)

White Rock council deems Maccaud Park pickleball courts out of bounds

Unanimous vote against constructing courts follows public feedback

A sign posted to a tree in Maccaud Park urges people to email White Rock City Council and oppose the construction of pickleball courts in the park. (Ken Jones photo)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
City of White Rock council left open the possibility of building pickleball courts in Maccaud Park, which is located near 1475 Kent St. Coun. Scott Kristjanson says pickleball courts would address the need for recreational opportunities on the east side of White Rock as well as address drainage problems in the south section (pictured) of the park. (Google image)

Council divided on pickleball courts in White Rock’s Maccaud Park

Councillors leave open possibility of building courts to address recreation needs, drainage issues

City of White Rock council left open the possibility of building pickleball courts in Maccaud Park, which is located near 1475 Kent St. Coun. Scott Kristjanson says pickleball courts would address the need for recreational opportunities on the east side of White Rock as well as address drainage problems in the south section (pictured) of the park. (Google image)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre will reopen Wednesday, the City of Surrey has announced. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)

Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Clayton Community Centre to reopen

Both facilities will open Feb. 10, according to City of Surrey report

The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre will reopen Wednesday, the City of Surrey has announced. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)
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Surrey to borrow $150 million for three major recreation projects

That’s for a sports complex in the city centre, a sports and ice complex in Cloverdale and a community centre in Newton

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