RDKB News: Grand Forks & District Leisure Guide Launched


With the launch of the RDKB’s first ever community leisure guide, there’s a new way to find out what’s going on recreation-wise for residents and newcomers to Grand Forks and Christina Lake.

From glow stick or super soaker pool parties to adult or family drop-in sports, the team at Grand Forks & District Recreation has included something for everyone and hopes its new guide becomes the go-to source for those in seek of indoor, water-based and outdoor entertainment this Spring and Summer.

“Our team is thrilled to release this guide to our community and create such a useful local resource.  It has everything, all in one place, to enjoy our area to the max, get involved in our programming, have fun, and keep active,“ says Melina Van Hoogevest, RDKB’s Recreation Supervisor, Grand Forks & District Recreation.  “Whether you’re looking to try something completely different, meet new people, or fall back into a healthy routine, our guide opens the door to so many opportunities for adults, children and families. And it’s not just all about RDKB facilities and programs.  The community clubs, leagues, and societies that run in our area are also featured,” she adds.

The community leisure guide includes schedules and fees for the Aquatic Centre and Fitness Room, how to register for activities, use the equipment loaner program, and apply to the leisure access & Inclusion program for low-income families.  Users can browse through current programs, pool events, swim lessons, and lifeguard training as well as Spring break events.  A handy interactive map of recreation facilities located in Areas D/Rural Grand Forks, Area C/Christina Lake as well as the City of Grand Forks is also available by following a QR Code link to the RDKB website.

“As our community grows and our programming expands, the need for a leisure guide such as this has never been greater.   Its aim is to raise awareness of all the many recreation opportunities available, improve accessibility and increase engagement, particularly to families and individuals new to the area or residents who want to get more involved. Our team has worked very hard to get this project completed and we hope that it delivers and evolves with every issue,” says Paul Keys, RDKB’s Manager of Facilities and Recreation, Grand Forks & District Recreation.

To reduce its environmental footprint, The Spring/Summer edition of the bi-annual Community Leisure Guide is out now and can be accessed digitally on Recreation & Culture pages on www.rdkb.com at : https://rdkb.com/Portals/0/Recreation/Documents/GF-CLCommunityLeisureGuide.pdf?ver=2023-02-28-093630-620

A limited number of printed copies will be available at in the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre and in various community locations. A Fall/Winter edition is planned for release in September 2023.