Current Initiatives and Projects

Regional Recreation Stratagey

The RDOS was successful in obtaining funding from Plan H for development and growth of recreation opportunities across the region. We aim to lead and engage partners to work towards increasing the level of physical activity among all residents of the Regional District. The purpose of a regional approach is to clarify a shared vision, set priorities, strengthen alignment and facilitate opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing. At the core of this approach is a commitment to advancing the positive impacts of recreation in the RDOS.

Regional Walking Strategy

  • Regional Walk and Roll Week - Partnered with Walk on BC and UBC-O Med and focusing on celebrating all forms of walking. RDOS PLAY will update their events as soon as a date is finalized
  • Train the Trainer Nordic Walking program - RDOS will supply training for 2-3 community champions that will continuously promote and instruct Nordic Walking with in the area

First Nations Engagement Strategy

  • Building bridges between school districts and Indian Bands located around the Regional District
  • Local walks that are lead by local band members. Discussion about use of the land will unfold during the walk
  • ISPARC collaboration

Child and Youth Engagement Strategy

  • FMS training for coaches and youth exploring a career in recreation and sport.
  • Explore it Dayz - Partnered with Pacific Sport
  • Use of school facilities in summer and after school hours

Older Adult Initiative

  • Mentorship programs - Older Adults can share their expertise in programs such as cooking/reading/gardening
  • Fitness after 55
  • Finding a way to reach and market to Older Adults
  • Walk and Talk for your life - UBC-O Med

Physical Activity Assessments

  • The RDOS is currently in the process of having community physical activity assessments performed by a qualified research consultant.

Training and Leadership

  • Funcation Motor Skills
  • Apettie to Play
  • Nordic Walking Train the Trainer and particapant workshops
  • Walk and Talk for your Life
  • Dance Play
  • High Five
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