recreation

A permanent good quality public disc golf course is currently nonexistent in Greater Victoria, advocates say, despite various courses being accessible elsewhere on the south Island. (Photo by Michael Kiesz)

Greater Victoria disc golf enthusiasts keen to create quality public course

Region lacks publicly accessible facility suitable for all levels: disc golf society president

 

Sooke district council eyes a development plan for John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Lions eye community centre at John Phillips Park in Sooke

Council cannot OK a lease without the approval of electors

 

Drawing of the proposed multi-purpose sports box development plan. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Lacrosse box moving forward in Sooke at long last

The multi-purpose sports box should be ready for games early 2022

 

Croquet carts crafted by club member John Doman at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club introduces its members to croquet

Players fundraise for equipment to introduce new sport

Croquet carts crafted by club member John Doman at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
By the end of life, the average North American has eaten the weight of a family sedan in sugar. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Living the sweet life without too much sugar

Simple choices can have a major impact on your health

  • Jun 21, 2021
By the end of life, the average North American has eaten the weight of a family sedan in sugar. (Pixabay.com)
Staff member Lena Laitinen gives the wall at BoulderHouse a workout during a media tour on June 16. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

BoulderHouse raring to rock Langford

Popularity of bouldering continues to climb across Greater Victoria

Staff member Lena Laitinen gives the wall at BoulderHouse a workout during a media tour on June 16. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Kidspace, which took over the YMCA-YWCA childcare centre at Eagle Creek Village, plans to reopen the Y’s fitness centre as the Eagle Creek Athletic Club in September. (Photo courtesy of Kidpsace)

Former Y fitness centre in View Royal aims to reopen in September

Kidspace taking over both the gym and the childcare facility at Eagle Creek Village

Kidspace, which took over the YMCA-YWCA childcare centre at Eagle Creek Village, plans to reopen the Y’s fitness centre as the Eagle Creek Athletic Club in September. (Photo courtesy of Kidpsace)
A new report pegs the annual cost of hiring a third party to monitor use of pickleball courts in North Saanich at $12,000. (Black Press Media file photo).

North Saanich could end up hiring third party to monitor pickleball courts

Other options up for consideration include use of cameras and timed locks

A new report pegs the annual cost of hiring a third party to monitor use of pickleball courts in North Saanich at $12,000. (Black Press Media file photo).
If funding is received, Rutledge Park could see improvements such as a new water park, washrooms and playground enhancements. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Community association has fingers crossed for upgrades to Saanich’s Rutledge Park

Improvements would allow for better utilization of park, advocate says

If funding is received, Rutledge Park could see improvements such as a new water park, washrooms and playground enhancements. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
A new dock will allow the Sooke Sailing Association to expand its summer offering to youth. (Contributed - Sooke Sailing Association)

Sailing association expanding youth programs

New dock system will soon be in operation at Sooke Bay Marine

A new dock will allow the Sooke Sailing Association to expand its summer offering to youth. (Contributed - Sooke Sailing Association)
Donna Blackstock delivers the bowl while playing with John Cossom and Louise Mason at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. A popular pastime in the community, club members are limited in group size, which increased to 26 people at a time starting this week. The number includes players, coaches and safety monitors and upped the time slots to 14 opportunities to play each week. Players must still register online and the schedule is subject to provincial health orders, which can change without notice. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay lawn bowlers go maskless for first time in months

Club restricts access to guests, limits players, coaches onsite

Donna Blackstock delivers the bowl while playing with John Cossom and Louise Mason at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. A popular pastime in the community, club members are limited in group size, which increased to 26 people at a time starting this week. The number includes players, coaches and safety monitors and upped the time slots to 14 opportunities to play each week. Players must still register online and the schedule is subject to provincial health orders, which can change without notice. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Losing weight, or more correctly fat, is necessary for more than half of our population, writes Sooke fitness guru Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Why so many people fail at losing weight

Failing at weight loss is mostly about making common mistakes

  • May 31, 2021
Losing weight, or more correctly fat, is necessary for more than half of our population, writes Sooke fitness guru Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)
Pickleball players are shown in a file photo. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Plans afoot for more pickleball courts in Sooke

Council considers location at new sports box facility

Pickleball players are shown in a file photo. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
More than 300 students and staff will participate in Sooke Elementary School’s first-ever walk-a-thon on June 22. (Pixabay.com)

Walk-a-thon raising funds for Sooke school

Walk-a-thon raising funds for Sooke Elementary

More than 300 students and staff will participate in Sooke Elementary School’s first-ever walk-a-thon on June 22. (Pixabay.com)
Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise we can take up to improve our health, writes Ron Cain. (Sara Jobling - Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: The hazards of yoga for old men

Long-term yoga training will significantly increase strength and flexibility

  • May 21, 2021
Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise we can take up to improve our health, writes Ron Cain. (Sara Jobling - Pixabay.com)
Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the silent killer. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: High blood pressure – or how to avoid blowing a gasket

Unhealthy weight, food choices contribute to high blood pressure

  • May 13, 2021
Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the silent killer. (Pixabay.com)
You need to differentiate between getting pain from spending eight hours in the veggie garden and having pain every day from a chronic condition such as arthritis, writes personal trainer Ron Cain. (Metro-Creative)

FITNESS: Arthritis pain? Exercise relieves symptoms

Obesity is the worst thing for arthritis

  • Apr 26, 2021
You need to differentiate between getting pain from spending eight hours in the veggie garden and having pain every day from a chronic condition such as arthritis, writes personal trainer Ron Cain. (Metro-Creative)
A rider crosses a “skinny” on the newly opened trail known as 90s Jank, built within the Hartland system by volunteers with the South Island Mountain Bike Society. (Youtube/MTB Matt)

Mountain bikers celebrate first new trail in years on Saanich’s Mount Work

90s Jank trail a product of licence agreement between CRD and mountain bike society

A rider crosses a “skinny” on the newly opened trail known as 90s Jank, built within the Hartland system by volunteers with the South Island Mountain Bike Society. (Youtube/MTB Matt)
One-in-six people live with some form of arthritis. The pain can be alleviated with diet and exercise, studies show. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Tackling the pain of arthritis

Diet changes and exercise are proven to show relief

  • Apr 16, 2021
One-in-six people live with some form of arthritis. The pain can be alleviated with diet and exercise, studies show. (Pixabay.com)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)