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May 2022 

Wow! We are at the end of another amazing and busy school year! As finals are winding down, I hope you take some time away from school to enjoy the best time of year for outdoor activities here in Kelowna. Some of my favourites include hiking at Okanagan Mountain Park, paddle-boarding on Okanagan Lake, or going for a run on the campus trails. For those of you who are staying in Kelowna this summer, I hope you continue to take advantage of the amazing programs recreation has to offer all spring and summer long!

In our department a few changes are taking place... one of them is that I will be the Customer Service Coordinator for the year! You may know me from teaching group fitness classes or promoting recreation events around campus, and now you can find me at the Customer Service Desk. Stop by and say hi!

I would also like to congratulate the graduating class this year. I am graduating as well, and am looking forward to our in-person ceremony in June! Here’s to an amazing spring and fun summer. 


Customer Service Coordinator

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Facilities & Services

  • Face Coverings are still required until individuals are actively engaged in exercise and are recommended during exercise.

  • UBC has extended the mask mandate until June 30th. Please wear your mask when entering/exiting the facility and in all public spaces (lobbies, hallways, bathrooms, etc.)

Summer Hours 

  • May 1-August 31, 2022:

    • Weekdays – 8:00am-8:00pm.

    • Weekends & Holidays – 8:00am-6:00pm.

Hours of Operation

R100 Winners

Congratulations to our members who completed over 100 workouts throughout the school year! Very impressive!

  1. Maki 171
  2. Eric 167
  3. Andreas 157

Avaneedndra -131, Brianna - 121, Henry - 118, Nick - 115, Dallas - 113, Arjun - 111, Rahel - 107, Madeline & Hilary - 103, Evan - 101, Aziz & Sophie - 100 


Open Gym

Whenever the gym is not booked for a particular activity, the gym is considered “open” for drop-in sports. Participation in Open Gym requires an active facility membership. Check out the schedule below for available times!

Gym Schedule


Group Fitness Classes

Classes are operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have an active Membership or purchase a Day Pass ($5 for students) to attend classes. 

Check out our summer schedule below!

Summer Schedule

What is your favorite way to stay active?


Exam De-Stress Walk

Alleviate exam stress with some fresh air and physical activity!

Meet the Move U Crew at 4:30pm at the lower entrance of the gymnasium for a short walk around campus with other students to reduce exam stress. This is a free event, and no registration is required.

Dates: Monday, April 25

Time: 4:30-5:00pm

Location: Lower entrance of gym

Kickboxing Lessons

Join Recreation for a 5-week session of kickboxing classes at the UBCO Hangar Fitness Centre. Only $40 for 5 sessions. Learn a new skill while working up a sweat with this exciting sport! 

Dates: Wednesdays, May 11-June 8

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $40


Latin Dance Classes

Join us for Latin Dance with UBCO Recreation. Registration is just $40 for 5 weekly classes.

There are limited spots available so sign up today to learn a new style of dance or improve your skills!

Dates: Thursdays, May 5-June 2

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Studio 1 in the Hangar

Cost: $40


Staff & Faculty Sports Day

The annual Staff and Faculty Sports Day is back and returning in-person for an afternoon of inclusive and fun activities. Whether you want to participate as an office, department, group of colleagues or an individual, there is an activity for everyone including virtual or in person activities. Stick around after the activities for food trucks and beer gardens.

Dates: Friday, May 6

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Location: Gym & Nonis Field 


Pound Fitness Classes

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums to the beat of the music. This high energy, rock inspired workout challenges your cardio, core, and is a great conditioning program for your upper body, legs and glutes, too!

Come try a FREE pound class on May 12 at 12:00pm (register below).

Or register for a full session:


  • First Session: Thursdays, May 19-June 30 (no class on June 9)
  • Second Session: July 7-August 11

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $50 for 6 classes



Lawn Bowling Lessons

Come on down to the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club this May to learn how to lawn bowl! Bring your friends or make new ones there during these three group lessons. Only $15/session!

Dates: Thursdays, May 5-19

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club

Cost: $45

Register by contacting

Registration deadline is April 27

Disc Golf Lessons

Join us Thursdays for a 4-week session of Disc Golf with the Kelowna Disc Golf Association (KDGA).

Registration is just $40 for 4 weekly classes. Your registration will include your membership to the KDGA for the year which will allow you to participate in any of the KDGA events throughout the year.

Dates: Thursdays, June 2-23

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: UBCO Commons Field & Knox Mountain Disc Golf Course

Cost: $40


Golf Lessons

Golf lessons at the Okanagan Golf Club starting this spring! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with your friends in a fun and relaxing environment.

Lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions on Monday nights.

Dates: Mondays, May 16-June 6; June 13-July 4 and more!

Time: 6:00-7:00pm or 7:15-8:15pm

Location: Okanagan Golf Club – 3200 Via Centrale

Cost: $79 for Students; $99 for Staff


Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons

Get out on the water this spring with the Kelowna Paddle Centre for three sessions of paddle boarding lessons!

Sessions include a paddle board lesson and rentals, including a paddle board, life jacket, and paddle.

Dates: Sundays, May 15-29

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Location: 3020 Abbott Street

Cost: $70 ($50 for students)


GoByBike Week

Keep an eye out for more information on our celebration station with door prizes, snacks and bike services. Staff and Faculty are welcome to join the UBCO Recreation Team once they have registered.

Dates: May 30-June 5


AVPS Wheelers Biking Group

Staff and Faculty are welcome to join the AVPS Wheelers group on Strava for a way to connect with colleagues, participate in biking challenges and win great prizes!

To celebrate the use of this group just in time for Spring, there will be a Bike Care Essentials kit valued at $100 for one randomly chosen winner who is new to or recruits a new member to AVPS Wheelers group between now and May 30th.