City programming is back in a big way
And now, after an extending break, we return you to our regularly scheduled program. With several improvements.
The City of Selkirk is pleased to be offering a full programming schedule once again that features all your favourites and some exciting new options as well.
Courtney Bangert-Murray, the city’s program coordinator, says after two long, COVID impacted years that saw programming reduced, eliminated, or done virtually, it’s great to be able to engage with the public again.
The break also gave the city an opportunity to tweak some things.
“We’re trying to offer a wide range of programming for all ages,” Bangert-Murray said, “As we move forward, we’re going to incorporate more workshops for adults and other things for toddlers and pre-school age as well.”
New swimming programs
Swimming lessons are back at Selkirk Park Pool and are now available for everyone, from parent and tots to adults. Previously, swimming lessons were just for younger ages.
Swimming is being delivered by the Lifesaving Society instead of the Red Cross, which announced in January that it was refocusing on humanitarian efforts and would longer deliver swimming programs.
Bangert-Murray says it’s important that people check to find out what level they should register for, as the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life levels vary from the Red Cross.
The city’s website has a conversion chart that will ensure you register for the correct level.
Outside of the pool, there’s plenty of activities that will keep you fit, engaged, and learning, at any age.
New and improved Camp Awesome and more
For toddlers, there are programs like Lil’ Nature Explorers and Stroller Fitness that are for parent and toddler/infant. For school age children there’s the new and improved Camp Awesome and Summer Play Zone and for older kids there’s Youth Leadership, Babysitting and Home Alone courses.
There is also Stained-Glass Workshops for teens and adults, Outdoor Walk & Jog Club (also an indoor option at the Rec Complex), and a First Aid Course.
The city’s Block Party is back too, and sees the city show up on your block with a trailer full of party fun so that neighbours can get together and get to know each other.
“The Block Party is key to building community,” Bangert-Murray said, “The city closes your street to traffic and provides games and such so that everyone can have a good time. When neighbours know each other, they’re more likely to watch out for each other and that creates safer neighbourhoods. It’s a great program that we encourage people to sign up for.”
More programs are set to be announced soon. For a full listing of programs and how to register, go to myselkirk.ca/cityprograms.