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April 2024 

In this issue:

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  • Annual Recreation Survey – Complete the Recreation Annual Survey to improve Recreation facilities, programs and services, and be entered to win a $50 restaurant gift certificate to Pretty Not Bad, or a single semester membership to the Hangar!

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  • April Hours of Operations
    • From April 1 – 26 regular hours:
      • Weekdays: 6:45 am – 10 pm
      • Weekends & Holidays: 8 am – 8 pm
    • Starting April 27 summer hours begin:
      • Weekdays: 8 am – 8 pm
      • Weekends and Holidays: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Gymnasium Closure – Due to maintenance and exams, the gym floor will be closed April 11 – 28.
  • April Food for Fitness – During the month of April, bring in a non-perishable food item in exchange for admission into the Hangar Fitness Centre, a Group Fitness Class or a drop-in at the Gymnasium. Bring your non-perishable food item to the Customer Service desk to make your donation. Food for Fitness is a food drive brought to you by UBCO Recreation and Pantry: a student food bank. All food items donated during Food for Fitness will be donated to Pantry.

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  • Lawn Games available to borrow – Starting this April, lawn games will be available to borrow from the Customer Service desk during the day. Whether you are looking for Spikeball, cornhole, ring toss or more, we’ve got you covered! This program will be the same as borrowing a sports ball or frisbee from the customer service desk.

Summer Intramural Sport Leagues

Team and individual options available for soccer, beach volleyball, spikeball, and cornhole summer intramurals. No lottery required.

Registration opens April 15th. 


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New Instructors and Classes

Be sure to check out the amazing new classes offered by our newest CFES fitness instructors, Reese, Kristin, Layla, Alyssa and Lachlan. From Intro to Spin to Athletic Mobility classes, we have something for everyone! 

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Exam Fitness Schedule

With exams coming up, we will have fewer scheduled classes, stay tuned for our new exam fitness schedule on the google calendar from April 15th to 26th.

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Exam Jam April 12

Come to the Hangar and celebrate Exam Jam with Free Fitness Classes in the Studio all day!

Sweat & Shine with Reese @ 9:45am

Strength with Jennifer @12pm

Mobility with Lachlan @1:30pm

Step Class with Layla @3pm

Spin & Strength with Syndey @4:10pm


Lawn Games with Move U Crew

Join Recreation’s Move U Crew on Friday April 5th for Lawn games in the Courtyard one last time before the end of classes for term 2!

Time: 12 – 1:30 pm

No registration required.

Faculty & Staff Sports Day

The annual Faculty & Staff Sports Day returns on May 3rd! Hosted by Recreation and Human Resources, this event will have department teams facing off and competing in a variety of physical and intellectual activities to promote team building and fun! You can register as an individual, team or volunteer. Spots are limited so be sure to register early. Registration deadline is April 29th.

Date: May 3

Time: 1 – 3 pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium, Hangar Fitness Centre and outdoor spaces near the gym

Cost: Free

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Faculty & Staff Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge

Hosted by UBC HR Health and Wellbeing, the Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is a great way for teams and individuals to add some movement and social connection into their days. This challenge is open to all Faculty and Staff and ideal for everyone regardless of their fitness level.

This year the challenge runs from May 6 – June 3. You can participate as a team of 4-6 members or individually. Registration closes on April 15, so be sure to register soon!

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Spring Hike with Recreation’s Move U Crew

Join the Move U Crew for their first hike of 2024! Now that winter is gone and the sun is shining again, Move U Crew is here to help you hike those winter blues away.

Date: April 6

Time: 2 pm

Location: Knox Mountain

Cost: Free


Golf Lessons at Okanagan Golf Club

Group Lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of golf and improve your game. Join your friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Dates: Multiple dates available between April until September

Session 1: April 22, 29, May 6 & 13

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm


Staff, Faculty & Family $137.00

Students $110.00