Summer Events in the Comox Valley
The Comox Valley is increasingly seeing visitors come for a visit and then decide to relocate here to enjoy the superb quality of life. So what is happening in the Comox Valley as we rapidly approach summer 2014? Here are a few of the things to keep you occupied and interested.
The Courtenay outdoor pool opened on the 2nd of June. Kids and adults have been learning how to swim there since 1949. Yes, the pool is heated and it is heated by solar power. This pool is a 30 metre pool that offers public swimming, swimming lessons, and aquacise classes. Right next door is the ever popular wading pool and water park. Call 250-338-5371 for more information.
What is happening in Courtenay to keep young tots interested in sports? Activities include learning how to play soccer at Lewis Park, the Kinder Gym in the Lewis Centre Gym, various sports activities and a splash in the wading pool at the Lewis Centre MP Hall, dance at the Lewis Centre Activity Room, a horse and pony camp, and yes, babysitter lessons for those between 11 and 16. For those who are 11-16, there are many different activities ranging from track and field camps to arts and crafts lessons. Call the Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371 for more information.
If your kids want something outdoors, Courtenay Recreation offers sailing lessons, adventure camps, and even basic firefighting for a day. For adults, there are arts and crafts, sports (such as basketball and archery, fitness activities such as yoga, and .Golf lessons are available and so are sailing, paddling and kyak lessons. Fitness lessons include cardio classes, strength training and yoga. Give the new Wellness Centre a call at 250-338-1000 for more information. The Lewis Centre also has squash courts for those who want more rigorous activities. Lawn bowling is also available if your choice of activity includes something at a bit slower pace.
The City of Courtenay offers a summer concert series at Simms Park starting June 29th and ending on August 31st. Looking to enjoy contemporary music, theatre, comedy or dance performances? Contact the Sid Williams theatre at 250-338-2430. Want to visit the Courtenay Museum and Paleontology Centre? Contact them at 250-334-0686. How about an Art Gallery? Contact them at 250-338-6211. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, how about joining Comox Recreation in Marina Park on August the 3rd for Dragon Boat races as part of the annual Nautical Days? Comox Recreation offers much more to keep you fit (like Zumba) and entertained. Contact them at 250-339-2255.
If you enjoy parks, try out the Filberg Park, Kin Beach Park, Marina Park, Anderton Park, Goose Spit, Kye Bay or some of the other local parks our valley has to offer. The Aquatic Centre on Lerwick Road has a 25 metre pool, leisure pool and water slides (250-334-2527). The Sports Centre on Vanier Drive offers a 25 metre pool, wellness centre, and two ice arenas.
These are but a few of the things happening this summer. Come try them out. If you are visiting and decide to relocate here contact Brett to help you find your new home in the Comox Valley.