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ACTIVE ADULTS: Summer fun for everyone at South Surrey Rec Centre

Pickleball is just one of many activities happening at the South Surrey Recreation Centre this summer. - File photo
Pickleball is just one of many activities happening at the South Surrey Recreation Centre this summer.
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Planning for summer activities with your family can be challenging for anyone, but the South Surrey Recreation Centre staff has taken the stress and worry out of the planning with an incredible variety of camps and classes suitable for all.

Pick up our Community Leisure Guide today at any City of Surrey facility.

• This year, we are celebrating summer in our Intergenerational Therapeutic Garden with a variety of programs for all ages.

We kick off our garden programs with three-day outdoor garden camps for three- to five-year-olds and six- to nine-year-olds that incorporates science, art, stories and music in an outdoor setting.

There will also be Music in the Garden and Drama in the Garden programs each week, as well as a beautiful Tea Party in the Garden one-day event for the same age groups.

Our Family Garden series will assist families with learning about plant species and maintaining a garden at home.

We will have a big movie night in the garden for families on Saturday, Aug. 18 with a hot dog barbecue and family games that will accompany the animated movie, The Lorax.

Pre-registration is required for all these events.

• Whatever your age, we can keep you fit. Our regular 55+ and adult drop-in fitness, yoga, badminton, and pickleball programs are running all summer. Don’t forget about Zumba, which runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays along with our registered Yoga 55+ running on Mondays and Thursdays.

• There are some great Enjoy Bus tours leaving from South Surrey Rec Centre, starting with the Countryside Art Tour on July 26, showcasing artists from Vancouver to Harrison and includes a buffet lunch at the Trillium at Minter Gardens.

Other tours are the Peak-2-Peak Tour on Aug. 9, taking you to Whistler to experience the amazing 360-degree views with a morning stop in Squamish (lunch not included) and the Nooks & Crannies Tour with historian John Rogers, leaving on Aug. 27, and touring all over the city with lunch at Troll’s in Horseshoe Bay (lunch included).

Contact us at 604-592-6970 or drop by and visit us.

Terri Focker, a community service assistant for the City of Surrey, writes monthly on seniors activities.

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