Similkameen Recreation Centre voted best in the region

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The Similkameen Recreation Centre has been voted Best Fitness/Gym in the 2022 Penticton Western News’ Best of the South Okanagan poll. This year’s winners and favourites were nominated and voted by readers from the South Okanagan and Similkameen, including Summerland, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, and Keremeos. 

The Similkameen Recreation Centre, which is operated by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) with support from local volunteers, provides recreation facilities and services for Electoral Area B and G and the Village of Keremeos. “The staff and volunteers at the Similkameen Recreation Centre are honoured to receive this award,” says Similkameen Recreation Manager Andy Foster. “Thank you to the community and our partners for all the support.” 

The RDOS is working to enhance the Similkameen Recreation Centre, as well as the programs and services offered by staff and volunteers. This includes introducing a new gym pass system and installing new equipment. The improvements support the goal of “Healthy Individuals and Communities”. 

The Similkameen Recreation Centre is located at 311 - 9th Street in Keremeos and offers year-round opportunities for recreation activity and sports. The Outdoor Similkameen Community Pool is located at 703 – 4th Street in Keremeos. The pool is open from late June to late August. 

For further information, please visit or call 250-499-2400. 


Mark Pendergraft, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 


Andy Foster
Similkameen Recreation Manager


Erick Thompson


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Cardio Room at the Similkameen Recreation Centre