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SCRD outlines activities and leisure programs on the Coast

Sunshine Coast residents can look to the Winter/Spring Recreation Guide for information on hundreds of leisure programs and activities offered from December 2012 to June 2013.
The recreation guide will be delivered to all Sunshine Coast residents on December 7 and is also available online, or for pick up at all Sunshine Coast Regional District’s recreational facilities. The guide includes a wide range of programs including arts and culture, fitness and sports activities, skating and swimming lessons, information about special events, programs for seniors, and persons with specific needs and much more.
“The recreation guide is a resource for recreation on the Sunshine Coast,” says Bruce Bauman, SCRD Recreation Services Manager. “Local recreation staff are eager to support participants in achieving their goals and committing to a healthier lifestyle by getting at least 30 minutes of activity every day.”
The SCRD’s Recreation Division offers a variety of drop in programs and memberships for those individuals who are looking for flexibility in their busy lives, or who are seeking out more affordable recreation options. “Families and individuals who are living on low income and wishing to participate in recreational programs and services can apply for a Leisure Access Scholarship,” says Bauman.
According to the BC Ministry of Health Planning, physical activity and healthy eating can help reduce the risk of many conditions including heart disease, obesity and breast cancer. The reduction in risk is comparable to the avoidance of tobacco use.
In order to meet the needs of a growing and diverse community, the SCRD also maintains an online registration system for recreation programs and services. “Our system enables residents to access recreation services efficiently and effectively from their home computer anytime of the day,” says Bauman. “This online registration system is making getting active easy and accessible to all of our residents.”
“The SCRD has a key role to play in ensuring that people are engaging regularly in recreation activities,” says Garry Nohr, SCRD Board Chair. “As we work to strengthen our families, it is important to understand the value of recreation – quite simply, getting together and having some recreational fun can reap huge rewards.”
For more information about SCRD recreation programs and services visit or call 604-885-PLAY (7529).

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