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Rec Guide: Summer means more fun in the Slocan Valley

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
June 9th, 2011

Whether you like to ride a skateboard, a bike or a big rubber ducky, then Slocan Valley Recreation might have something to keep your summer interesting.

Kids to adults will find all kinds of great programs coming in the months ahead from the Fun Centre of the Slocan Valley.

For kids the summer will start off with golf lessons happening at the Valleyview Golf Club and tennis lessons happening at Mt. Sentinel School. Both lessons are being run by area professionals.

The Birds, Bugs & Bees Summer Arts Week from July 11-15 brings in a variety of guest artists instructing two different age groups.

Everything from felting to clay work to feather art to bookmaking and break dance will be featured. Also expect a lot of great surprises.

The program has support from the SV Arts Council and the Slocan Valley Legion to make it affordable.

If you’re into skateboarding, BC Action Adventures and the Black Russian Skate Team will be returning to Tenacity Skate Park in Slocan from July 18-22 for a third year.

Lots of skate time, barbeques, road trips and swag like you wouldn’t believe. This class always fills up so sign up early.

Summer Swim Lessons will once again be happening at the Slocan Beach over the last two weeks of the month.

Outdoor Babysitter Training is being offered at both the Bonnington Park and Slocan Beach as well. Rhythmic Dance combines sport with creativity and will be going on at Winlaw School in early August.

For adults, Shanoon Bennett will be hosting a summer edibles bike ride and Colin Payne will offer an in-depth day on nature photography.

For the whole family the 17th Annual Poker Float on the mighty Meandering Slocan River is happening on Sunday, Aug. 7. Hop in your inflatable, put on a silly hat and join us for a friendly game of cards followed by live music and refreshments at the Winlaw Nature Park.

For more information on these programs, contact Slocan Valley Recreation at 226-0008, by email at or join us on Facebook and stay in touch with everything.

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