Child minding offered at Castlegar Community Complex

Morning and evening slots available to give parents a chance to exercise.

Parents and caregivers longing for a bit of exercise can now use the new child-minding service at the Castlegar and District Community Complex.

The pilot project was created in response to community requests for the service.

“It gives parents or caregivers the opportunity to exercise and develop a healthy lifestyle,” said recreation coordinator Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff.

The project will continue through Dec. 20, but Maxwell Polovnikoff hopes there is enough interest that child minding can become a permanent part of the complex’s offerings.

“We are hoping people will come out and support it so that we can keep offering it and even extend the hours,” added Maxwell Polovnikoff.

Right now the service is offered for children age 18 months to six years on Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. and Monday through Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $5 an hour or $40 for 10 passes.

There is plenty to do at the complex during the childminding hours including access to the weight room and pool, fitness and aquatic classes and skating.

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