Sports courts are now available for organized groups to use. (File photo)

Sports courts are now available for organized groups to use. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo to allow in-person recreation programs

Sports courts now available for organized groups

The Regional District of Nanaimo is preparing for the relaunch of in-person recreation programs and facility operations.

Relaunch plans follow guidelines and direction from the Ministry of Health, WorkSafe BC and professional organizations, such as the BC Recreation and Parks Association, viaSport and Lifesaving Society – BC Yukon Branch.

Summer Camps

Beginning Thursday, June 18, summer camp registration will be open online ( and by phone (250-248-3252). Program priorities – as always – will be to offer active, safe programs with amazing leaders. The availability of camps listed in the Active Living Guide has changed so please check the website for the updated schedule.

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A total of 16 different camp options will be available including full or partial day camps with a focus on free play or a specific sport or activity. Camps will run in Qualicum Beach, Parksville and Nanoose between July 6 and Sept. 4. If you have previously registered for summer programs and wish to cancel, you will be issued a refund or credit upon request.

Field and Sport Court Bookings

Beginning June 27, fields and sport courts in the RDN, Town of Qualicum Beach, City of Parksville and School District 69 are open for use by organized groups.

All groups will need to provide a return to sport plan before bookings will be approved. Return to sport plans and booking requests can be sent to For info and examples of return to sport plans visit

REC Connect

Check out the RDN’s ‘REC Connect’ page where you will find FAQs, a growing collection of creative ideas, virtual fitness classes and a virtual art project.

Help inspire others and maintain community connection by sharing your own ‘random acts of recreation’.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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