Fort St. John looks to boost fall recreation programs through new guide

10/3/2017

The City of Fort St. John is looking to boost interest FOR THEIR Fall Recreation & Leisure Guide.

The guide covers city events between October and December. This is the third quarterly guide put out by the city, with a focus on marketing the city’s lesser-known programs.

 “People aren’t used to the city hosting programs," said Marissa Jordan, recreation programmer with the city. "For a long time, everybody’s used to Santa Parade, Canada Day, High on Ice, and we’ve started over the last 3 years developing a lot more variety of programs, and this is one publication where you can find everything, so it’s a one-stop shop.”

Jordan is also hoping the guide will dispel misconceptions about the Pomeroy Sports Centre.

“The Pomeroy Sport Centre is only seen a lot of the times as an ice facility – so there’s only something at the Pomeroy for you if you play hockey, if you’re a figure skater, if you’re a speed skater," Jordan said. "Well, what we have in this building is a studio space, and a full-on training gym, and we’re really trying to make those open to the public, so we’re offering a whole wide variety of fitness programs.”

The guide can be found on the city’s website, at http://www.fortstjohn.ca/recreation-programs.