Healthy Living in the North

Tough Enough to Wear Pink in the Kispiox Valley

Girl hugging horse

If you’ve been to a rodeo in the recent past, you may have noticed some cowboys and cowgirls dressed in pink. And if you found yourself at the Kispiox Valley Rodeo last summer, you definitely would have noticed someone at the centre of those pink … [Continue reading]

Therapeutic Recreation: a holistic approach to health

seniors playing floor curling.

February is Therapeutic Recreation month, and although I don’t currently work in the field, I am very proud to have focused my education and first part of my career on this helping profession. Not many people are familiar with Therapeutic Recreation, … [Continue reading]

IMAGINE Grant: Teeing off on Toboggan Hill

man throwing disc at bucket

Formed in early 2016, the Fort St. John Disc Sports Club set out with the goal of bringing the game of disc golf to Fort St. John. With the support of City Council, the club was able to install a temporary 9-hole disc golf course on Toboggan Hill in … [Continue reading]

Join the Winter Walk Day Movement – It’s not just for kids!

boy playing in snow

I start to get antsy this time of year. Warm sunny days tease me, making me “think spring,” but they tend to be quickly followed up by another blast from the deep freeze many of us northerners love to hate. I know it’s tempting to hibernate when the … [Continue reading]

Snowshoeing, skating, and safety: the perfect winter day

boy playing hockey on frozen lake

Last December, my family could not wait for our vacation to start so we could enjoy full days of outdoor activities together! One of my fondest memories was a day we went with a big group of friends to snowshoe on a local lake (this was a year we … [Continue reading]

The community that plays together, stays together

parade with brown mouse and grey cat mascot

When I sat down to talk with Jennel Harder, recreation director for the Village of Fraser Lake, the vast number and type of recreation activities available in her community became instantly clear. As we sat on the shores of Fraser Lake – the … [Continue reading]