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Township of Spallumcheen
4144 Spallumcheen Way
Spallumcheen, BC V0E 1B6
Phone: (250) 546-3013
Toll Free: 1-866-546-3013
Fax: (250) 546-8878
Email: mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca
 

Parks and Recreation 2015/2016 Guide 

Online Registration for Recreation Programs

www.asprd.com

 

 

Armstrong-Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Commission Facilities

 

Parks:

Surrounding the pool, is the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Memorial Park, which contains play ground equipment for all ages, beautiful flower beds, memorials, picnic tables and open areas.. The four local schools provide additional playground equipment, tennis and basketball courts, skateboarding areas and an outdoor box for lacrosse and road hockey.

 

 

Skate Board Park

 



Nor Val Sports Centre:



In 2004 a new ice arena was built in the City of Armstrong.  The facility includes a full length ice surface and stadium seating.  Active minor hockey and figure skating organizations provide programs for boys and girls at all levels.  There are many hockey groups from ladies hockey to oldtimers that call this arena their home.  For more information regarding these programs and ice times, including public skating times, please contact the Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks & Recreation Commission at 250-546-9456 or www.icesports.com.  This facility runs in the summer season without an ice surface and from April to July is home to the Minor, Senior and Master Lacrosse leagues.

 Hassen Memorial Arena:

 

 

 This facility is now home to many different activities from senior to minor lacrosse to bookings for indoor trade shows.  The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce uses this facility for an annual trade show event and receives attention from other organizations like equine events, farmers markets etc.  If you are interested in booking this facility with it's multi-purpose dry floor and available meeting room, please contact the Armstrong Parks & Recreation Commission at 250-546-9456 or check out their website at www.icesports.com.



 





Centennial Hall & Auditorium:

 This community hall seats 175 persons for banquets and has an adjoining theatre with stage and fixed, raised seating for 160 persons. This facility can be utilized for small seminars and conferences requiring seating space and adjoining dining/dancing facilities. The local amateur Asparagus Theatre, hosts several theatrical productions each year for the enjoyment of the public. The main hall is equipped with banquet facilities and utilized for wedding receptions, banquet/dance functions, fitness classes, etc. For additional information or to make reservations, contact the Commission office at 250-546-9456

 

Fairgrounds and Barns:

Located within walking distance of the downtown core, pool, park and

playground, is the busiest facility in the community during the months of April to October. These facilities cater to the animal enthusiast with many organizations hosting horse and livestock shows. The facilities include two indoor show-rings, two outdoor show-rings, 210 box stalls for stabling horses, indoor stabling for cattle, swine and goats, grandstand seating for 3,000 persons, public washrooms with shower facilities and camping areas complete with water and power supply. So if you enjoy exhibiting your horsemanship skills or observing others demonstrating their abilities, the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fairgrounds is the place to be. Commencing early Saturday mornings, your entire weekend could be spent enjoying the activities on the fairgrounds. The local Farmers' Market provides a vast assortment of in season fruits and vegetables, bedding plants and flowers, crafts, home baking, entertainment and friendly chat with your next door neighbour.

 

Organizations using the facilities are most happy to have spectators and throughout the summer you can delight in petting miniature horses, llamas, alpacas and rabbits, or observing dog agility and flyball trials, reining and horse shows of every breed imaginable. 4-H Youth are very active in this community and you can find them at the fairgrounds several times a year demonstrating their expertise with their projects. Most events at the fairgrounds are free of charge and everyone is welcome. You can then complete the day with a swim in the pool and a picnic in the park. All this and you don't have to move your car from where you parked in the early morning. For information call 250-546-9456.

 

Playing Fields:

In addition to the three ball diamonds provided by the Commission, an agreement with the local



School District provides four more ball diamonds and six soccer fields. Successful ladies slowpitch, minor hardball and soccer leagues provide the sport enthusiast with many hours of enjoyment. The world renowned Funtastic Mixed Slowpitch Tournament has an Armstrong Division and is held annually on the July 1st long weekend, and attracts teams from most parts of the province and Alberta.

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Pool:

An exquisite outdoor heated facility which is open from late May to September 1st. The pool offers a complete learn-to-swim program during July and August with hours set aside for the enjoyment of swimming in an outdoor atmosphere. Public swimming information can be obtained from 250-546-9456.

 

 

School Gymnasiums and Classrooms:

Through an agreement with the local School District, after hour use of school facilities is administered through the Commission. Okanagan University College provides a variety of night school activities from basket weaving and Spanish lessons to adult sports such as volleyball, badminton and basketball.

 

Armstrong Curling Club:

A non profit society which provides curling for all ages, this active group operates from October to March with leagues and instruction for ladies, men, mixed, junior and senior members.







Armstrong Pony Club:



This club meets from October to July each year and hosts lessons, clinics and shows in Armstrong. As part of the Canadian Pony Club there are many other regional events that are held yearly. Children 7-21 are able to be involved in the programs. Meetings are held at PVSS and lessons at the fair grounds. The District Commissioner for the Armstrong Pony Club is Ina Forrest, Para-olympic gold medalist.



 

ACTIVITIES:

Organizations utilizing the various facilities administered by the Commission:

  • Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides
  • Beaver, Cubs, Boy Scouts
  • 4-H Clubs for horses, beef, dogs, swine, sewing, foods
  • Minor hockey for boys and girls
  • Figure skating for boys and girls
  • Recreational and old-timers hockey
  • Ladies recreational hockey
  • Lacrosse for all ages
  • Curling for all ages
  • Soccer for boys and girls
  • Fastball for boys and girls
  • Slow pitch for men and women
  • Horse and driving clubs for all ages

 

For additional information, contact names or registration dates for the above, please contact the Parks and Recreation Commission office at 250-546-9456.

Our offices are located at 3351 Park Drive.

 

Community Groups

 

For more information on any of the following clubs and organizations, please contact the Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Office at 250-546-9456 or by email at Armstrong@icesports.com

 

BASEBALL

  • Armstrong Funtastic
  • Armstrong Ladies Slowpitch
  • Armstrong Minor Fastball League

HOCKEY

  • Armstrong Chiefs Hockey Team
  • Armstrong Oldtimers Hockey
  • Golden Agers Hockey Sanitarium
  • North Okanagan Minor Hockey

HORSE CLUBS

  • Armstrong Enderby Riding Club
  • B.C. Cutting Horse Association
  • B.C. Driving Society Zone 2
  • B.C. Interior Arabian Horse Association 
  • B.C. Interior Morgan Horse Club 
  • Western Canadian Reining Association 
  • North Okanagan Reiners
  • Interior Gaited Horse Show Committee
  • Horse Council of B.C. Western Heritage
  • Okanagan Pony Driving Club
  • Peruvian Horse Club Of B.C.
  • South Central Quarter Horse Association
  • Valley Miniature Horse Club
  • BC Welsh Pony & Cob Association
  • 4H Clubs

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Armstrong & District Fish & Game Club 
  • Armstrong Enderby Spallumcheen Community Health Society 
  • Armstrong Garden Club
  • Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber Of Commerce Web Site E-Mail
  • Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Arts Gallery is located in downtown Armstrong. At the Museum, the community’s stories come alive in engaging and informative displays that illuminate Armstrong Spallumcheen’s early years. In the Art Gallery, monthly exhibitions feature two and three-dimensional artwork, representing all media and price-ranges. Connect with your family history and learn more about Armstrong Spallumcheen through an expansive collection of early photographs, documents, and records. The Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery is free to the public. Phone 546-8318 or visit our website for current hours and events.
  • Asparagus Theatre
  • Canadian Arthritis & Rheumatism Society
  • Caravan Farm Theatre  
  • Interior Provincial Exhibition Web Site
  • Glad Tidings Church Prime Timers Club 
  • Kindale Developmental Association
  • Vintage Car Club Of Canada North Okanagan Chapter
  • North Okanagan Family Ministries
  • North Okanagan Ploughing Match Association 
  • Spallumcheen Pioneer Power Club Web Site
  • Toastmasters RR4 C-4 Highland Park Estates,
  • T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

 SERVICE CLUBS/FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Armstrong Ladies Club
  • Armstrong Spallumcheen Hospital Auxiliary 
  • Armstrong Lions Club
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Of B.C. & Yukon
  • Independent Order Of Oddfellow
  • Kinsmen Club Of Armstrong
  • Knights Of Columbus
  • Rotary Club Of Armstrong
  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • Sunset Coronation Hall Society
  • Women's Institute 
  • Sunset Rebecca Lodge
  • Masonic Lodge/Lions Club

 SPORTS CLUBS MISC.

  • Armstrong & District Curling Club
  • Armstrong Figure Skating Club
  • Armstrong Lawn Bowling 
  • Armstrong Youth Soccer Association 
  • North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse
  • North Okanagan Trap & Skeet Club
  • Armstrong Shamrocks Lacrosse

 YOUTH CLUBS

  • 4H Clubs
  • Armstrong Figure Skating Club
  • Beavers
  • Boys and Girls Club Youth Center
  • Boy Scouts
  • Brownies
  • Bushmasters
  • Cubs
  • Duke Of Edinborough
  • Glad Tidings Church Youth Group
  • Guides
  • Sparks

 DOG CLUBS

  • Okanagan Chain Reaction Flyball Team 
  • North Okanagan Lightning Bolts Agility Club