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A summertime of fun times


Has the recent spring melt given you hope that warmer weather is approaching? If not, here are some things that will make you yearn for sunnier days to finally come.
The Swan Valley District Recreation Commission (SVDRC) has been hard at work putting together programming for youth of all ages.
Start the spring activity season by signing up your children for summer sports at the spring sports registration nights, taking place at the Swan River Centennial Arena (SRCA) on April 9 and 11 from 5-8 p.m.. WAMMA Swan River, Swan Valley Youth Soccer, Swan River Junior Golf, Tread the Thunder, Swan Valley Baseball, and potentially a few others, will all be among those in attendance to take registrations.
The popular Physical Arts Week will not be returning to the Valley this year. However, as an alternative, BOSS Dance Academy is travelling out to do a camp the week of Aug. 12-16 for ages seven and up.
“They will be offering hip hop, jazz, stage combat, flash mob, music video and movie trailer classes,” said Town of Swan River General Manager of Recreation Patti Henkelman.
If registered before June 15, the cost of the camp will be $165.
“There’s lots of opportunities to keep the children busy,” said Henkelman.
As usual for a Valley summer, there will be a playground program and day camps taking place all summer long.
The playground program will run from July 2 - Aug. 9, Monday to Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the SRCA. This will be for children born 2007-2013, and will cost $25 a week, $100 for the summer, or a $6 drop in fee.
Children born 2007-2013 will also have a chance to go to day camp in five different Valley communities.
For $45 a week, children have the option to go have fun at Kenville Hall from July 8 -12, Benito and District Recreation Centre from July 15-19, or at the Bowsman and District Arena from July 29 - Aug. 2.
For $40 a week, children can attend the Minitonas and District Arena from Aug. 6-9.
Two four day camps are available in Swan River, either July 2 -5, or July 22 - 25 for $40 a week.
The camps will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will contain numerous fun activities to have your children enjoying their summer away from school.
“We would love to offer pre-school programming but have not had success with anything we have tried so far,” said Henkelman. “Please call the Recreation Office if you have any suggestions.”
Registrations for all events is available at the Town Office.
For more information, contact Henkelman at svrec@townsr.ca or 204·734·4586, or stay updated on the SVDRC website at swanvalleyrec.ca.

Jakki Lumax