Plenty to do in the Comox Valley on Family Day

Ocean swims, skiing and skating among the options

  • Feb. 7, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Last year’s inaugural Family Day Spirit Bear Swim drew many brave souls. The Royston Community Club is hosting the second annual event on Monday.

Record staff



From swims in the ocean, to soccer and pickleball, there’s something for everyone in the Comox Valley this Family Day.

Courtenay Recreation has numerous activities available.

The Lewis Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special free activities taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free activities include family gymnastics, family gym games, family zumba, youth zone, family art room with Jenja McIntyre, and games, shows and live music by Drop the Needle Entertainment.

The LINC Youth Centre will be hosting a concession with all kinds of affordable goodies. Regular fees will apply to squash and the Wellness Centre. For more information, call The Lewis Centre at (250) 338-5371.

Comox Community Centre

The Comox Community Centre (1855 Noel Ave.) has a full day of activities planned as well, starting bright and early at 9 a.m.

The inflatable obstacle course will be there all day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and the racquetball courts will also be available all day for families, free of charge. There will be craft tables set up all morning and ‘family fun pickleball’ from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

There will even be an indoor soccer pitch set up for families, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., giving us a chance to see how the rest of the country plays the sport in the winter.

The fitness studio will be available for a special $2 drop-in rate. There will be other fun games and activities every 30 minutes throughout the day as well.

Spirit Swim in Royston

The Royston Community Club and Hall will host the second annual Spirit Bear Swim Monday.

All communities and families are welcome.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m. at the Royston waterfront on Marine Drive at Royston Road.

There will be a grand prize for best outfit and best team spirit, lots of runners-up and door prizes including swim passes donated by Comox Valley Recreation facilities. Fresh Royston coffee, hot chocolate and tea on site, with DJ and MC King Tutt supplying all the ‘Splish Splash’ tunes.

For more information, contact Fred Tutt of the Royston Community Club at 250-897-2338 or Royston Roasting Coffee House at  250-871-8666.

Go skiing

Mount Washington is getting into the spirit of the holiday in a big way — with 50 per cent off lift tickets and nordic passes all day Monday. All that’s needed is proof of B.C. residency.

Swimming and skating

The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre has swimming and lanes open for everyone from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Skating (Arena 2) is on from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Regular fees apply.


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