Pool Rules and Regulations
All the rules and regulations are clearly posted at the pool in various locations. For everyone’s comfort and safety please obey all the rules at all times.
RULES WORTH REPEATING:
• children six (6) years and under and any child unable to competently swim one width of the pool MUST be within arm’s reach of a responsible guardian 16 years or older AT ALL TIMES
• shower before entering the pool
• public showers are available during public swim times only
• disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool without snug-fitting plastic pants worn over (available for sale at the pool office)
• patrons with infectious or contagious conditions such as pink-eye, chicken pox, etc. or open sores will not be allowed into the pool
• please listen to the direction of our lifeguards at all times for your own safety and for the safety of others. Those who do not will be asked to leave the pool area
Because of the unpredictable nature of lightning and its often disastrous consequences, the Oliver Community Pool will always adhere to the following safety guidelines as set out by the NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY INSTITUTE.
1. When thunder is heard 30 seconds or less after a flash of lightning is observed, the pool will be cleared. Staff strongly recommends that all patrons remain inside the pool building until the storm subsides.
2. Pool activities shall remain suspended until 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard. There will be no exceptions. It should be noted that storms are erratic and even though it may appear ‘safe’ to resume activity, it is not.
3. Red Cross lessons are also subject to cancellation due to lightning. There will be no reimbursement or rescheduling of the classes that are cancelled.
Community Centre Weight Room
Try out our fully functional weight room that includes elliptical trainers, treadmills, rowing machines, universal gym, and a large variety of free weights.
Group/Corporate Membership Rates
18 years +
Oliver Parks and Recreation believes that healthier workplaces are the most productive. It is also true that people who commit to exercise together and keep each other accountable are more motivated and successful in their fitness goals. When 6 or more adults from the same place of business or organization purchase three or six month memberships to the Oliver Community Weight Room, they will each receive a 25% discount as well as a free group weight room orientation session with a certified fitness instructor.
Youth Weight Room Program
14 – 17 years
Learn to use the weight room in a safe and effective manner by attending a one-time orientation session with a certified fitness instructor.
7:30 – 8:30pm
Please sign up in person, or by calling us at 250-498-4985. Orientation must be completed to purchase of a membership.
Fitness Room Orientations
New to the fitness room or trying to get into a more active lifestyle? Attend a one-time introduction session to our fitness room to get familiar with the different cardio and weight equipment options and how to use them safely and effectively. Please sign up for the session of your choice in advance. Participants must be 14 years or older and hold a current membership or pay a drop-in fee to attend. To schedule your session, please contact the Community Centre office at 250-498-4985.
The Young ‘Uns
Cod Gone Wild
What do you get when you combine a tender-hearted singer songwriter from Newfoundland, a larger than life Albertan drummer raised in Saudi Arabia, an internationally renowned fiddling BC beauty, and an effortlessly cool Japanese Canadian bass player? None other than Cod Gone Wild.
Based out of BC’s Okanagan Valley since 2009, this Celtic inspired band is focused on giving traditional music a modern edge. Blending the varied talents of four musicians whose classical, folk and rock backgrounds fuse together to create a dynamic and unique sound that instantly connects and resonates with audiences. Through their uplifting energy and remarkable stage presence, they weave together a tapestry of tales that evoke a nostalgic experience of days gone by. Booking everything from weddings to festivals, house concerts to sports tournaments, their music and performance is diverse and adaptable to any size venue or demographic.
Having independently recorded and produced three albums to date that primarily feature traditional tunes (Cod Gone Wild, The Traveler and Battered and Fried), they have an increasing amount of original material that has come with their maturity as musicians, songwriters and performers that we can expect to hear on future albums.
Extensive touring has taken them from San Francisco to Newfoundland, playing an average of 100 shows a year with that number steadily on the rise. Known for their charismatic energy and superior lights and sound production, the band delivers an entertaining show that keeps people coming back for more.
Cod Gone Wild’s success is undoubtedly due to their ability to harness their individual talents into a collaborative vision resulting in unparalleled chemistry both on and off the stage, a formula that has earned them flawless reviews and a mounting fan base.
To paint a quick picture, leading the charge are lead vocalists Andrew Mercer on guitar and Anjuli Otter on fiddle and mandolin. What a pair. With these two front and center, you are either left in awe of their musicality, or hunched over in stitches from their hilarious exchanges. Their banter between songs (or even in the middle of some) is a throwback to watching Lucy and Ricky on an episode of “I Love Lucy,” except they aren’t married and Andrew isn’t Cuban, he’s a Newfoundlander, which for Canadians is even funnier. Add in the perfectly timed and delivered one liners from Chad “Rhino” Carter on drums, which are strengthened by the forever grinning (and toasting) Roy Kawano on bass, and you have a group of true performers who leave a lasting impression.
Aimee Grice is an avid singer and actor. If not busying herself with a V-Day campaign or SOAP production, you can often find her singing her little heart out during an open mic night at Medici’s. She spent most of her teen years listening to Ani DiFranco, and forgot for awhile that there were other musicians to explore. Once released from the folk singer’s clutches, Aimee began to explore 60’s and 70’s rock and fell in love with Janis Joplin and The Doors. She is very much looking forward to performing at the Sunshine Festival this year where you can look forward to a mix of original compositions as well as some covers of her favourites, (and maybe even a surprise guest or two)! An import from Calgary, Alberta, Aimee has called Oliver home since 2006.She lives here with her husband and two daughters.
I received my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and have been working with children of all ages and abilities since 2001.
Then in 2011, I acquired my Creating Landscapes Certificate from the University of Guelph.
My teaching style encourages open ended learning, self-expression, problem solving, team building, and using the outdoors as another classroom.
In my spare time I can be found photographing nature, gardening, hiking, fishing, baking up new recipes, and learning to knit!
I look forward to being involved with programs at Oliver Parks and Rec.
Tanja Kranz has worked as a costume, fashion and wardrobe designer for over 15 years alongside working in the outdoor industry as a gear developer, ski patroller, first aid instructor and in sales.
She moved to Oliver in 2007 to become a Paramedic and Ski Patroller and is currently a volunteer member of Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue.
Since moving to Oliver she has developed a passion for being able to make things from scratch, everything from home-made soaps to soda pop. She enjoys having the skills to make things and loves to teach others.
She has been teaching Mini Chefs and Craft Corner throughout the last few months and looks forward to teaching a few week-long Day Camps this summer: Mini Chefs, Craft Corner and a new Sewing Camp, for those little future designers!
Jorg Mardian is a Certified Fitness Trainer and Registered Nutritional Therapist, Certified Kinesiology Specialist, Certified Sports injury Specialist and Muay Thai Fitness Instructor. He has a combined 26 years of experience in competitive power lifting, martial arts, amateur wresting and boxing.
These specialties allow Jorg to design fitness classes and treatment protocols which correct muscle imbalances and muscle recruitment patterns to effectively regain motion and reduce pain levels. Jorg also undertakes one-on-one training with clients for fat loss, weight reduction, increased range of motion, strength and improved overall health.
Wined it Up!
A collage of talent, spirit and passion, this band of rock and country roots will steal your heart with their original sound and lyrics. Inspired by their love of music and audience participation, Wined it Up will have you singing along with every tune before you know it, and dancing your shoes off. Compared to: Oasis, Pink Floyd with a taste of Zeppelin and Heart it will bring you back in time in the present day. Come join the party and Wined it Up!
Great White North
Great White North is the solo project of Michael Szalay. The performance is an experience that can be witnessed in a number of settings, all of which may fall somewhere between a traditional singer-songwriter solo to a full-scale band. With help from a rotating group of supporting musicians, a live performance may feature anywhere from one to six or seven band members playing the alternative folk-rock music of Great White North in a one-off, unique fashion. Regardless of the lineup, a live performance is always a hard-hitting, foot-stomping experience that teeters back and forth from a softer acoustic folk sound to a harder, grittier alternative rock sound.
Teach a Class
We are always on the lookout for new program ideas and instructors. Do you have an interesting idea? Let us know, at 250-498-4985 or contact us through our contact page.
Lori moved to Oliver in 2011 from Victoria B.C. where she worked as a head trainer for twelve years, at one of Vancouver Island’s largest gyms. Lori is a proud mother of her two sons, Kody, 24, and Dylan, 26 and is happily married to Jeff Ashe, Owner of CANADAFIT.
Starting as a lifeguard at 14, she has been active in the fitness industry for over 30 years. Lori is a ‘registered certified BCRPA personal trainer’ and a ‘registered certified Zumba instructor.’ She also holds other certifications with BCRPA/YMCA/CFES pertaining to sports and nutrition, individual conditioning, weight training and core conditioning and fitness theory.
Lori’s clients have included people of all ages and fitness backgrounds. She looks forward to bringing some fun and productive classes to the Oliver Community and is very proud to have the opportunity to work with Oliver Parks and Recreation Society.
Mike Riplinger has been living in Oliver since 1986. He is the owner / operator of Gallagher Lake Autobody and has two children. Mike has been training since 1989 and obtained his 1st degree Black Belt in 2000 in Kyokuki Karate. His other hobbies include drag racing, mountain biking and staying active by training in Kyokushin Karate and jogging. Mike can be contacted at 250-498-8883 for further information.
Sports & Playing Fields
In the Oliver Community Park include five multi-use fields suitable for slo-pitch, softball, baseball or fastball and soccer. During the summer the fields are busy with weekend tournaments and during the months of July and August the Big League Experience Baseball camp is in full operation. If requiring a field during those prime usage time please ensure one is available. Call 250.498.4985 to reserve or to check for availability.
PARKS RENTAL RATES are available from the Oliver Parks and Recreation Department by phoning 250.498.4985 or email Jenny Anderson.
Pathways at the Community Park are approximately 1 km. Get away from the traffic and enjoy a leisurely stroll or a scenic jog. The community park and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Patrons will be able to travel directly to each of the facilities without having to negotiate a busy parking lot. This is such a beautiful amenity to your Community Park – we hope you will enjoy your surroundings as you stroll at your leisure throughout the pathways.
Lion’s Park (Skate Park)
6607 Station Street
Welcome to Oliver! The north entrance to Oliver showcases this wonderful family park where local residents and their guests and visitors alike can enjoy the many amenities this park offers.
There are public washrooms, a playground for smaller children, a skateboard facility with basketball hoop and a covered pavilion. The pavilion is used for entertainment as well as the annual summer farmer’s market. It provides shelter for family reunions, weddings and many other activities throughout the year. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park.
Lions Park is pet friendly but please do pick up after your pet! The park borders the well-known Oliver Hiking and Biking Trail on its east boundary – a wonderful place to explore on foot or on wheels! Haven’t visited Lions Park yet? Please do. Bring a picnic lunch and a friend to enjoy one of Oliver’s many green spaces.
Rotary Beach (Tuc-el-Nuit Lake)
6759 Lakeside Drive
Welcome to Rotary Beach on beautiful Tuc-el-Nuit Lake. Rotary Beach is Oliver’s only public swimming area and is nestled in the southwest corner of the lake right next to Lakeside Resort. Among the many activities taking place there are Oliver’s Half Ironman Triathlon and the Junior Triathlon along with the annual Polar Bear Swim. This is a family park but users are cautioned that pets are not allowed in the park at any time. There are picnic tables, public washrooms and a wonderful playground for children. The park is a project of the Oliver Rotary Club and has been the benefactor of many upgrades over the years. The water is warm and the swimming is fantastic. Pack a picnic and enjoy this beautiful park!
Kinsmen Spray Park
255 Park Drive
Water Park open May-September
Welcome to Kinsmen Playground. This family park is, without question, one of the highest use parks in Oliver. A fully equipped playground for young children is just one of the main attractions. It is also home to Oliver’s waterpark which is one of the busiest fun spots in the area.
Kids of all ages can and do play for hours on end under the various water features. Public washrooms are available. It is a very popular location for birthday parties. Kinsmen Playground is located along the west side of the Okanagan River on 350th Avenue and is a short walk from downtown.
Tennis Courts are located adjacent to the Oliver Community Pool. There are three available to the public and there is no charge for the use of the courts. Please call 250.498.4985 for information about lessons. We recommend that you also check the Tennis Page for group contact and current information about club tennis activities during its active playing season.
The lawn bowling facility has been completely upgraded and is located immediately west of the Community Hall. Please contact 250-498-6147 for more information.
The basketball half court is available immediately east of the tennis courts on the tennis practice area. This is a great court for one on one. Courtesy is expected since this is a shared recreational space.
An outdoor basketball court is also available for use in Lions Park.