Recreation

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

 

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

 

Re-roofing project for Fuller Lake Arena will be done in 2021. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Re-roofing of Fuller Lake Arena moving ahead in 2021

North Cowichan council provides pre-budget approval on the project

 

Foresters at the first Recreation Hall in Chemainus in the early 1900s. Situated across and just above the tracks, halfway up the hill to St. Joseph’s, was the Employees Recreation Hall, built in 1896, with the land and material given by the mill. Jan. 1, 1897 was the grand opening ball with sleighs arriving with guests from Duncan, Maple Bay and Westholme. It was used for sports, had a bowling alley, concerts, card games and dances. Next to it was a dining room and eventually the town movie theatre. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Historical Society)

Historical Moment Jan. 28

Foresters and Recreation Hall served many purposes in the early days of Chemainus

Foresters at the first Recreation Hall in Chemainus in the early 1900s. Situated across and just above the tracks, halfway up the hill to St. Joseph’s, was the Employees Recreation Hall, built in 1896, with the land and material given by the mill. Jan. 1, 1897 was the grand opening ball with sleighs arriving with guests from Duncan, Maple Bay and Westholme. It was used for sports, had a bowling alley, concerts, card games and dances. Next to it was a dining room and eventually the town movie theatre. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Historical Society)
SAR crews worked late into the night Tuesday to rescue an injured snowboarder in North Vancouver. (Facebook/North Shore Rescue)

Regular rescues require readiness

Still far too many incidents of people putting themselves at risk

SAR crews worked late into the night Tuesday to rescue an injured snowboarder in North Vancouver. (Facebook/North Shore Rescue)
Saltair Community Centre has reopened (Photo submitted)

Saltair Community Centre reopens for community programs

Centre will adhere to a strict list of protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Saltair Community Centre has reopened (Photo submitted)
Fuller Lake Arena reopens. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Some recreational services resume, as Fuller Lake Arena reopens

Facility only open to user groups for now

  • Sep 8, 2020
Fuller Lake Arena reopens. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Caswell Park Recreational Trail shouldn’t be blocked

Caswell Park Recreational Trail shouldn’t be blocked

Gate with combination lock should have been installed for use by locals

  • Aug 29, 2020
Caswell Park Recreational Trail shouldn’t be blocked
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
Socially distanced for now, but they’ve maintained a long connection through Fuller Lake Arena. Ernie Mansueti retired Friday, Laurel Whyte is right behind and Fred Kilner retired in May. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community pride always showed in Mansueti’s work

Retirement reflections revolve around so many projects and successes

Socially distanced for now, but they’ve maintained a long connection through Fuller Lake Arena. Ernie Mansueti retired Friday, Laurel Whyte is right behind and Fred Kilner retired in May. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Regular pickleball players at the Fuller Lake courts just can’t get enough of the sport. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Pickleball players long for the good old days

No tournaments this year at Fuller Lake or anywhere else

Regular pickleball players at the Fuller Lake courts just can’t get enough of the sport. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Crofton Outdoor Pool will be closed this summer because no lifeguards will be on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

No lifeguards this summer for Cowichan’s Fuller Lake, Arbutus Park; Crofton pool closed

Fears of risk to health and safety during COVID-19 pandemic to blame

Crofton Outdoor Pool will be closed this summer because no lifeguards will be on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper