City to expand XploreSportZ winter program

Williams Lake has been chosen to expand its XploreSport program.

Williams Lake has been chosen by PacificSport NorthernBC to receive BC Sport Participation funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of BC in order to expand the XploreSport program.

The XploreSportZ winter program will give children age nine to 12 the opportunity to try several sports offered at the BC Winter Games and to learn about snow safety.

Transportation, seating and costs limit the maximum number of participants so don’t delay in registering.

A nominal fee of $90 will be charged to guarantee commitment by participants for the entire program through February.

The four-week program will offer an introduction to downhill skiing, cross country skiing, biathlon, archery, snowshoeing and the Snowsmart program.

The program will start with the Provincial Search and Rescue program SNOWSMART teaching the essentials of winter outdoor safety and supports the use of proper equipment, knowledge and training.

After lunch the participants will be transported to the curling rink to learn about the game.  The second sport activity will take the participants for a full day of skiing at Mount Timothy. The following week, particicipants will meet at the Bull Mountain trails to experience cross-country skiing with a certified coach. In the afternoon local cadet leaders will introduce the group to the sport of biathalon. The final day will include a morning of indoor archery, hosted by the Williams Lake Sportsman’s Association. In the afternoon the program leaders will take the participants on a snowshoe walk around Bond Lake.

The program runs for four weeks which allows two alternate days to run the classes.

For more information or to register contact Suzanne Cochrane at 250-398-7665.