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Air Quality Advisories

Updated 8:33 AM July 7, 2015

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory issued July 5 for Metro Vancouver and extending it to the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, due to smoke from wildfires outside our region. This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.

Environment Canada

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority has issued a Wildfire Smoke Advisory for the sea-to-sky corridor and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting areas from Howe Sound through Squamish and Whistler to Pemberton and surrounding areas. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperature change. This situation is expected to persist until meteorological conditions change.

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Adapted Programs

Adapted Programs 

Read through our Leisure Guide to find activities that suit your interests and lifestyle. You may consider some of the adapted programs for people with developmental and/or physical disabilities.

Save time and help ensure a quality experience by connecting with our staff members well in advance of the program start date and fill out Program Support Package.

The recreation access coordinator can provide information on a full range of programs and activities. For more information please call 604-297-4576.

Program Support for People with Disabilities

Please register well in advance of the program’s start date at one of Burnaby’s recreation centres. A Program Support Package must be completed when registering for adapted programs. Please bring an attendant, caregiver or family member if you require personal care support with changing, transferring, washroom assistance, or administration of medication. Volunteers may be available to facilitate participation and provide minimal support to some participants. Please speak to a programmer to discuss participation options. 

Physical Literacy

As parents of preschoolers we are doing our best to ensure that our children have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in school and as they grow into adults. In addition to learning how to count, read and write, children need to be taught how to be physically active in a healthy, positive way.

Being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned fundamental movement and sport skills as a child. Therefore, to create an active and healthy population ALL Canadian children need a sound foundation of movement and sport skills to build on later in life; and this foundation is called Physical Literacy.

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