Outdoor recreation classes planned
With fingers crossed, Oliver’s recreation supervisor hopes to offer several outdoor classes soon.
Katie Hadwin said they want to open up six classes as soon as socially acceptable during COVID-19.
One program is Tai Chi, where class size would be limited and participants would be spaced out appropriately.
Adult art classes would see the participants bring their own supplies. And all tables and chairs would be wiped down before and after each class.
Tiny Trail Trekkers involves a leader who would make sure the proper distance is maintained.
Canoeing would involve households sticking to their own boat. The paddles would be wiped down before and after each use.
McIntyre Bluff hikes would see people getting fresh air and exercise while keeping their distance. Bring your own lunch and snacks.
Yoga in the park would require people to bring their own mats and stay six feet apart from each other.
Hadwin noted they had to cancel a number of spring events, such as the three and 10-kilometre run, Easter egg hunt, volunteer appreciation breakfast, and the grand opening of the Oliver Small Wheels Park.
Hadwin said there are students interested in working in the Sun Fun camp for kids this summer.
She also reported people’s participation in a new social distancing game created by Oliver Parks and Recreation with the help of local resident Ariel Orozco.
The game (www.realitypursuit.com) offers weekly challenges for kids and adults, combining things to do at home and during walks. Those who participate are entered into a draw to win gift cards from local businesses.