It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Winter 2016/17??NOT!
If you are feeling the same way we are, in the BI Community Recreation Department, you can?t wait to get out and enjoy a fabulous BC summer, especially after this awful winter.
Some zany ideas from us to you for getting the most out of this summer are; #1. Get an outdoor shower ? seriously! What could go wrong? #2. Pick a number between 5 and 100 and endeavor to swim in the ocean that many times before October 1. For accountability, fill a mason jar with the number you chose of lifesaver candies and enjoy a tasty morsel after every swim (insert 80?s jingle ?there?s only one candy with the hole in the middle ? Lifesavers?). #3. Get outside and chop some wood. You know why, but let?s not talk about that right now. #4. Come visit us in the Rec Office below the school to meet our team!
We?ve had some staffing changes and would love to introduce ourselves and talk about all our exciting Rec Programs with you!
Telling a Bowen Islander to spend time outside in nature is like reminding a dentist to floss - preaching to the choir as they say?
But sometimes even we outdoor lovers, admirers and advocates need some ideas to spice up our routines. So, as summer approaches, let the Bowen Island Community Recreation Department help with some ideas for new and exciting ways to spend time outside. Try these:
Build a tree house, performance stage or spot to sit and just be
Catch some bugs, introduce yourself, watch their behaviour then set them free (safe and sound)
Splash in some water (think bucket, kiddie pool or a natural pool)
Lie on a blanket and daydream
Dig in some sand, dirt or gravel (treasure comes in all shapes and sizes)
Collect rocks, sticks and leaves and build a fairy village
Make mud pies, after all, the way to a person?s heart is through their stomach?
Play hide and seek on the trails
Go to a park, pick-up 10 pieces of garbage then (wash your hands) go for ice cream!
But most importantly, HAVE FUN AND PLAY MORE!
June 3rd is Canada?s Day to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!
If you?re reading this, you are likely already planning to do something active on National Health and Fitness Day, June 3rd, 2017. But this year, what about spreading the love to someone who doesn?t incorporate activity into their lives as much as you? Nothing major ? maybe just a walk in the neighbourhood, a trip to the park or go for it and go for a full-day hike!
Canadians across the country are surrounded by a natural physical landscape that begs us to be active. Be it hiking, swimming, skiing, canoeing or cycling ? the opportunities for physical activity are endless! However, despite the possibilities provided by our natural playground, we are facing a physical activity crisis in Canada. Less than 5% of children and 15% of adults are meeting the recommendations in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
?National Health and Fitness Day is a great way to encourage Canadians to get off the couch and get active,? said Senator Nancy Greene Raine. ?Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and an important factor in reducing the burden on our health care system. I truly believe that Canada can be the Fittest Nation on Earth, and National Health and Fitness Day is an important step to making that a reality.?
The unanimous passage of the National Health and Fitness Day Act creates a strong impetus towards bringing communities together on the first Saturday in June every year to highlight the importance of Health and Fitness in Canada. It proclaims our national commitment to health and physical fitness and takes us one important step closer to becoming the Fittest Nation on Earth! span>