ACTIVE ADULTS: Fun spring activities abound in South Surrey

Range of programs available at local recreation centre

Spring brings fresh new beginnings to the South Surrey Rec Centre.

The hum of activity both inside and outside reminds us of the exciting new expansion that is well underway on the northeast side of our building. The temporary entrance on the lower-level parking lot opened to the public March 25 and everything is flowing smoothly for patrons and staff. Big thanks to our community members who participate at the recreation centre for their patience and support during these transition times.

March is nutrition month and we will host customer appreciation during the week of March 25, including complimentary coffee and tea for our patrons.

Our Intergenerational Therapeutic Garden survived the winter and is waiting for spring bulbs to burst into bloom. I was able to attend the seedy Saturday in Qualicum Beach where I purchased a variety of interesting sustainable seeds from the Island farmers.

We have a salsa garden planned this year, along with our herb, butterfly, flower and sunflower gardens. Lots of work but with great rewards, so if you are interested in participating in our garden please contact Terri at 604-592-6962.

Have you thought about trying something new for spring?  Meditation classes help reduce stress and aid in general wellness. They begin at peaceful Kwomais Point Park on April 9, in the evening. Why not try one of our many yoga classes available at both Kwomais and the recreation centre? If you have never tried yoga, sign up for our first annual Yoga Day on April 7, featuring a full day of yoga classes in a variety of styles.

You can register for a full day, half day or per class. Call 604-592-6970 for more information. This is a great way to be introduced to this age-old form of therapeutic exercise with many health benefits.

Fitness for spring continues at full speed every day at South Surrey Rec Centre with all the favourite classes starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until 11:30 a.m. Some of the most popular are boot camp, body sculpt and core conditioning. We also offer fitness pilates, fitness 55+ and on Saturday mornings, our cardio combo class.

Add some Zumba to your life and spice up your fitness. Classes are available Mondays and Tuesdays for adult drop-in and 55+ Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays. You can check out all of these classes in our South Surrey Community Spring Guide.

Our April Enjoy Bus trip will take you to the Silver Reef and Skagit Valley Casinos on April 12.

Enjoy six hours of gaming fun at two of Washington State’s premiere casinos. The day includes a buffet lunch and optional outlet mall shopping. Reserve your seat for the 8:30 a.m. departure by contacting 604-592-6970 with registration #4321450.

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

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