From the Centre: Get ready for winter activities

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As the leaves gradually change colour to reds and scarlets, which closer match your complexion as you stagger around stacking and splitting firewood, one’s thoughts drift to autumn community activities. Coming up extremely quickly, a close second to hockey, is the Creston Curling Club and all it offers, with not only a game that you can develop a skill at, but with a social aspect that makes the cooler months fly by. There is still time to register for leagues, which, incidentally, you can do at the community complex and have a peek around at everything else going on.

Consider this a textual sneak peek for our arena grand opening scheduled for Oct. 23, which will have a number of displays and activities, as well as a chance for you to see how we spent our summer. Most likely the last major development we will see for a while, this repair project rejuvenates that quadrant of the building to better match the facility lifespan the community will get from the pool and fitness centre addition. There will still be a few loose odds and sods to do but it’s still worth a bit of time on Oct. 23 to come check out. Watch for complete information on the event next week, as well as in your mailbox.

Maybe while you are here for the grand opening, registering for a program might fill your boots. Speaking of boots, how’s your knowledge of country dancing, like the two-step and the nightclub holding up? For me, having taken those classes in the early ’90s, I have forgotten most of it and sometimes struggle getting my boots on the right feet — you can rest assured Christine Miller will teach you that and more in this fun and social program. Also starting next week is beginners yoga with Samantha, which is a mid-morning class guaranteed to energize your whole day. Incidentally, Samantha also teaches our prenatal yoga class, which falls in the same category of the prenatal education course starting Nov. 8.

Don’t forget our school pro-d day programs fire up beginning with underwater hockey camp today, Oct. 7, and if you are interested in either helping with or donating to the Halloween Hysteria special event on Oct. 31, drop in or call us at 250-428-7127. Halloween Hysteria is a safe alternative to having the kids wander all over the streets in the dark and cold — pretty much what we did as kids with our snow suits over our costumes for survival. All this and more — just grab a copy of our leisure guide and see what’s out there! Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

Neil Ostafichuk is the recreation supervisor at the Creston and District Community Complex.

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