Recreation

The pool at Matsqui Recreation Centre will be closed for maintenance from Sept. 7 to 27. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Matsqui Rec Centre pool in Abbotsford temporarily closed for maintenance

Arena, youth centre and physiotherapy remain open during closure

 

The City of Abbotsford is looking a the way it determines fees for parks, recreation and culture programs and services. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford is looking at way it calculates user fees for parks and recreation

Draft plan approved by council sets out ‘benefits based’ approach

 

Abbotsford city council has approved a recommendation to delay the opening of Centennial Outdoor Pool until next year to allow for almost $1.1 million in upgrades. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Abbotsford council approves almost $1.1M in upgrades to Centennial pool

Improvements will delay reopening of outdoor pool until 2022

 

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
The City of Abbotsford is applying for federal funding to expand its Go Play Outside program, which would include the purchase of an “outdoor mobile skating surface” for the winter months. (Stock photo by Ron Porter from Pixabay)

Abbotsford to apply for $140K to expand Go Play Outside program

Federal funding would allow for purchase of ‘outdoor mobile skating surface’

The City of Abbotsford is applying for federal funding to expand its Go Play Outside program, which would include the purchase of an “outdoor mobile skating surface” for the winter months. (Stock photo by Ron Porter from Pixabay)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.

Fraser Valley foursome to hike 70km over mountains in memory of friend

Friends from Abbotsford and Langley to hike from Hope to Tulameen for Brook Morrison

A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.
The pool at Matsqui Recreation Centre will reopen for modified activities starting Aug. 10, and the arena will open for private bookings. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Pool and arena set to reopen at Matsqui Recreation Centre

Modified activities and physical distancing will be in place starting Aug. 10

  • Jul 23, 2020
The pool at Matsqui Recreation Centre will reopen for modified activities starting Aug. 10, and the arena will open for private bookings. (City of Abbotsford photo)
Mill Lake Park is among the locations where the City of Abbotsford is holding free pop-up activities throughout the summer. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford offers free summer art and recreation programs

Activities include Pop-ups in the Park at various locations

  • Jul 16, 2020
Mill Lake Park is among the locations where the City of Abbotsford is holding free pop-up activities throughout the summer. (Abbotsford News file photo)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
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Harrison Hot Springs Resort eases in to reopening

Reservations available Friday, May 29

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The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s ‘no nude zone’ sign draws attention

Universal change room has many private stalls for patrons to use

The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper