Pool Closures and Summer Programs

Recreation Closures:

Please be aware of the following recreation facility closures:

1.    Bob Bahan pool: August 24 – there will be upgrades made to the pool lights to increase energy efficiency and decrease required maintenance.

2.    Sir Winston Churchill pool:  August 24-Sept 9 is a regularly scheduled facility shutdown. During this time the following will be upgraded: resurfacing the fitness room floor, replacing change room lockers, repairing tiles in the pool area, upgrading the plumbing in the hot tub. Neighbouring facilities will accommodate pass holders of SWC during this time.

3.    Southland Leisure Centre: August 31-October 1: access to the 2nd floor will be closed for safety reasons as lifecycle upgrades to the exterior stairs is done

4.    Beltline Pool:  work started in June but will continue through until September: a new 30-35 foot climbing wall is being installed in the courtyard of the facility


Recreation summer programs:

Adventure Together!

The City of Calgary Community & Neighbourhood Services is extremely pleased to present an opportunity for you to Adventure Together with us every summer!

We have a wide variety of exciting programs and special events that cater to children, youth (including skateboarding programs) and families, all led by qualified city staff. Join us all summer long and experience games, crafts, theatre, swimming, skateboarding and in-line skating.

Most of our programs are free, which enables all Calgarians to experience the benefits of community recreation. Check out this year’s guide for an amazing adventure together by visiting Calgary.ca and searching “Adventure Together”!

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Free Summer Kickoffs

Have an afternoon out with your kids and learn about programs happening across Calgary this summer. Meet our great summer staff, get your questions answered, and experience some of the activities that will be going on all summer long.

North Area Summer Kickoff

Saturday, June 22 1 – 4 p.m.
Shouldice Activity Centre –
5303 Bowness Rd. N.W.

East Area Summer Kickoff

Sunday, June 23 noon – 3 p.m.
Prairie Winds Park –
223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E.

South Area Summer Kickoff

Thursday, June 20 6 – 8 p.m.
McKenzie Towne – 
225 Prestwick Ave. S.E.

For more information specific to our free children’s drop-in community summer programs, search for Park ‘n’ Play and Stay ‘n’ Play on Calgary.ca.

Community & Neighbourhood Services:

Staples for Education Program

The Staples for Education program fills backpacks with school supplies for children whose families struggle to meet the costs of back-to-school time. Backpacks are filled with support from generous Calgarians. All 10 Staples store locations in Calgary are accepting donations of cash.

The program believes that children need the right tools to succeed when they start a new school year. Staples stores collect the needed money and school supply donations to fill the need. Supplies are then lovingly packed by Staples staff, community agency partners and City of Calgary staff into backpacks and provided to the young students at the beginning of the school year. A donation of $40 ensures a complete backpack. Staples stores will be collecting donations from July 1 to September 13. This program is coordinated by Community & Neighbourhood Services at The City of Calgary.

For more information visit calgary.ca and search for “Staples for Education”.