Post Tagged with: "Col JJ Parr Sports Centre"

Nikki Sinclair harvests lettuce from the tower garden at Col JJ Parr Sports Centre.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Watch us grow! Health Promotion welcomes new tower gardens

May 22, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist The snow is gone, the grass is getting greener, and flowers are beginning to bloom; there are sure signs that summer is on the way. On the second floor of Col JJ Parr Sports Centre, our signs of summer have been growing steadily for a couple of months! Health Promotion has acquired three tower gardens, and the leafy greens that we planted have been growing rapidly, allowing us to haveRead More

WCWO Rémi Nault (pictured) and 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle visited the players at their practice last week.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Off-season baseball program is ready to move outdoors

April 24, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Jeff Gaye MCpl Dale Perry really loves baseball. MCpl Perry works in the refinishing shop at 1 AMS. He has benefited from American coaching since the age of 10 with a Boston Red Sox scout, he’s played “A” level minor ball with a Montreal Expos affiliate club, and he’s taught alongside World Series champions at the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy. Now he’s sharing his knowledge and experience with young players in Cold Lake. SinceRead More

Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Col JJ Parr Sports Centre

Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Col JJ Parr Sports Centre

April 17, 2018 at 11:36 am

Lesley Devost, Community Recreation Supervisor Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. Training in BJJ can be used for sport or self-defence. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training and in progressing through the ranking system. Our instructor, Matt Cochrane, has beenRead More

Cold Lake Marlins’ swimmers and coaches swam 200 laps, raised some money and had some fun at their annual swimathon on Friday.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Marlins hit the pool for swimathon

April 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

Jeff Gaye The Cold Lake Marlins swim club held their annual swimathon at the Col JJ Parr Sports Centre last Friday. Team members combined to swim 200 laps of the pool, and also raced in a fun relay against parents and competitive military swimmers. The event raised almost $2,000 for club activities and to support Swim Alberta. The club is wrapping up its 2017-18 season, but will start again in the fall. New members areRead More

Some Family Day fun from 2017.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Family Day weekend will be packed with activities

January 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Jeff Gaye 4 Wing has partnered with the City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville for a feverish festival on February’s Family Day weekend. “Snow Fever” runs from Saturday, February 17 to Monday, February 19. Each day features outdoor fun at a different venue. “Snöjuhla” is the name of Saturday’s festivities at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. In addition to the usual skiing, snowboarding and tubing activities there will be a ski/snowboard crossRead More

What does a lifeguard know?

December 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Austan Amesmann, Lifeguard/Instructor What paints the picture of a lifeguard in your mind? Is it a high school or college student with an easy job? When people see lifeguards, they often do not see all the work and stress that goes with the job. Some observe the job from the outside without thinking about the skills lifeguards must maintain. Some people think a lifeguard is tested once and is good for two whole years, orRead More