Try something new this winter!

Lynsey Kitching


With winter upon us…kind of, some days it’s nice to just cozy up and relax by the fire, but it’s important to keep active, as a little fresh air or exercise every day, makes a big difference. I don’t need to read some study to know that it lifts the spirits. There are some really awesome ways to get some fresh air and get the blood flowing, without breaking the bank. Heading to a class or a drop-in may be intimidating at first, but you’ll quickly see that here in TR, everyone is welcome.

Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Drop-in soccer: Never played before? No problem! Co-ed drop-in soccer takes place every week on Wednesdays at the high school starting around 7:30 p.m. It’s always a blast, and often other sports get played as well, such as ball hockey, volleyball and basketball, and new suggestions are always welcome. Come on out cause it’s an awesome way to have some laughs and get some exercise. Bring a toonie!

Snowshoeing: Though the last few weeks have taken away a lot of our snow, there is no doubt going to be more on the way. If you enjoy hiking, but don’t want to sludge around through the snow in your regular boots, renting a pair of snowshoes from the Community Centre is always an option (you can also buy then from Costco for about $80, or you can make a pair yourself). One great spot to go is starting at the Lion’s Campground and heading towards Flatbed Falls. With snowshoes on, this trail can be quite the adventure; however, it can be a little difficult without them, so hikers beware. You can snowshoe along the river, and also along the top of the ridge, which has some steep climbs, but there are ropes provided to help. Another awesome spot to go snowshoeing is Quality Falls and along the roads to the wind turbines.

Belly-fit: Don’t be intimidated! Belly-fit is a great class for all ages, fitness levels, and coordination abilities. The instructor really breaks down the movements and keeps the class fun and full of life. At the end, look forward to a very relaxing yoga session to clear your mind after learning how to use those hips! Class takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.

For more information about all of the above activities, contact the front desk at the Community Centre: 250-242-4246.