Programs, Courses, Lessons, Sessions & Classes

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Teddy Bear Picnic - Park Play Session

At this time we have cancelled all our regular programs and are working on some other options for delivering these as well as new program ideas.  Please come back for updates or find us on FaceBook.

See below for details on existing programs that are offered for our community and area.  Additional  courses occur based on interest and availability. Please call the Rec office for an update on course listings or if you would like to request a course. 

If you are looking for assistance with registration or equipment costs for a sport or activity consider placing an application with KidSport or Jumpstart.  Click on the links below to submit your application.  Questions can be directed to the Recreation office.

Click to apply to KidSport

Click to apply to Jumpstart




As directed by the Lifesaving Society of Manitoba all first aid courses will be postponed until further notice.  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure of aquatic facilities and the cancellation of certification and recertification courses. To support aquatic staff and the re-opening of aquatic facilities the Lifesaving Society will extend the validity of awards required for employment that expire between March 1, 2020 and the date aquatic programing is allowed to resume.

These awards will be extended for a period of 90 days following the date that the Government of Manitoba allows aquatic facilities and recreation centres to re-open. Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health has advised that first aid awards required for employment will also be extended for the same 90-day period.

Certificates will not be reprinted. Employers and employees do not need to take any actions to qualify for the extensions.


Learn basic first aid skills today, and save a life tomorrow! Lifesaving Society First Aid and CPR training prepares both aquatic professionals and the general public with the skills and confidence for real emergencies. All courses include training and practice with Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

Our first aid programs are recognized by Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health. Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid certifications are valid for three years. Aquatic Emergency Care is valid for two years.

As a provider of Manitoba Lifesaving Society Programs we offer the following training and certifications for those looking to attain their first aid:

Emergency First Aid

The 8-hour Emergency First Aid course is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, AED use, choking, respiratory and circulatory emergencies such as heart attack and stroke, bone & joint injuries, burns, poisonings, medical/legal aspects and how to deal with external bleeding. CPR-A is included.

Standard First Aid

The 16 hour Standard First Aid course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid. It includes all of the content for Emergency first Aid and the following: spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies. CPR-C is included. 

Aquatic Emergency Care

This 24-hour course includes Standard First Aid plus an aquatic skills module. The aquatic skills include a shallow water rescue and aquatic spinal injury management. This course is ideal for lifeguards and other individuals who may need to apply first aid in an aquatic setting, such as front desk or maintenance workers in facilities with pools. CPR-C is included. 



CPR & AED Training

The Lifesaving Society offers all levels of CPR training, including CPR-A, CPR-C, and CPR for Health Care Providers (HCP). In every course, candidates learn about circulatory emergencies such as heart attacks and stroke. Hands-on practice ensures candidates leave feeling comfortable to perform CPR in case of an emergency.

Specialty First Aid Courses

The Lifesaving Society also offers Oxygen Administration training for first aid responders in workplaces that use supplemental oxygen as part of their emergency response.


Course dates will be posted when they come available.  Please call the Recreation office for more details at 204-937-8251

Standard First Aid - January 4 & 5, 2020!!  Call the Recreation office to register

All programs have been cancelled until further notice.  Come back for updates when new programs and activities become available.


All adult rec programs are open to participants who are 18 years old and up.  All of these activities are free of charge to participants.  Every activity is drop in format which means no pre registration or getting a team together.  Just show up, get to know a few new people while having some fun playing a sport.

Adult Rec Volleyball

Volleyball takes place on Thursday evenings at the Goose Lake High School Gym from 8:00 - 9:45 p.m.  Clean indoor shoes are needed - Feb 27, 2020 is the last night for the season.  Thanks to everyone for coming out and playing!

Badminton

Join the action on Friday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Goose Lake High School Gym.  Rackets, shuttles and nets are all provided.  All you need to bring along are clean indoor shoes. The last evening for this will be February 28, 2020 until a new date and location is set.

Basketball

Starting Tuesday, Jan 7th at 8:00 p.m. and running until 9:45 p.m. the Goose Lake High School gym will be set up for rec basketball.  Open to anyone 18+

Pickleball

One of the fastest growing sports in North America is Pickleball.  Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net.  It's lots of fun and any age and ability can play.     

Pickleball is held in conjunction with Badminton on Friday evenings at GLH from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The last evening for this will be February 28, 2020 until a new date and location is set.

There are so many activities that are offered in Roblin and area that the Recreation Department works closely with community groups, organizations and individuals to bring citizens convenient registration and information at one location.  Each spring and fall there is a Mass Registration where all those groups, organizations and individuals come to the arena and set up a table to hold a community registration.

This year's spring registration will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Roblin & District Centennial Arena.  Complete details will become available closer to the event.  If you would like to book a table or if you have inquires please contact the Recreation office at 204-937-8251

Given the community landscape and proximity to provincial parks there is a great interest in hunting.  Hunter Safety and PAL (Possession and Acquisition License) are two of the most popular courses that we offer.

Hunter Safety Course - Follow this link to Hunter Safety FAQ and information about online course options.  Please note you will be required to write the exam in an in class course at the successful completion of the online course.

Did you obtain your first hunting license after 1969? If so, you need to successfully complete an approved hunter safety education course before you can purchase a hunting permit in Manitoba.  The Recreation Department does offer in class courses in the fall and spring.  For course dates and to reserve your spot in a course please call the office at 204-937-8251.


PAL (Possession and Acquisition License) - Follow this link to information on the PAL course.  The Recreation Department also offers this course during the fall and spring.  Contact the office for course dates and to reserve your spot in a course.



The Hunter Safety Course and PAL Course set for May 23 & 24, 2020 have been postponed until further notice as directed by Manitoba Wildlife Federation.  Please come back for updates once a date is confirmed.


For those individuals that wish to pursue further swimming skills and develop into a certified lifeguard the Aquatic Centre hosts advance training courses throughout the season.  

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles that make up the four components of water rescue – judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims in contact and non-contact rescues. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance with a timed swim.

  • Prerequisite: Bronze Star or 13-years-old by exam day
  • Course Length: 25 hours
  • Textbook: Canadian Lifesaving Manual

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, and teamwork. Lifesavers learn the skills involved in the rescue of a victim with a spinal injury, the rescue of a pulseless victim, and the rescue of a victim with deteriorating circumstances.

Bronze Cross is a prerequisite to National Lifeguard. Bronze Cross is the stepping stone for all of the Society’s advanced training programs in lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership.

  • Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion
  • Course Length: 25 hours
  • Textbook: Canadian Lifesaving Manual

National Lifeguard is the industry standard for professional lifeguards in Canada.

National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. The Lifesaving Society trains all of Canada’s National Lifeguards.

Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age by date of exam, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid* or Aquatic Emergency Care.

Sand castle fun

This program offers a great way to visit the local parks within the town and have fun while doing so.  Starting in July there are weekly parks chosen as play sites for a morning from 10 a.m. until Noon.  This program is open to participants 10 and under with the supervision of an adult.  Summer park play leaders are on site to host activities and bring along a collection of games, toys, crafts and activities to keep little ones busy and enjoying the park.

Some themes and activities include - Reading, Motion Zones, Teddy Bear Picnic, Music & Movement, Kid's Yoga and much more.  So much fun for everyone and a nice way to showcase our amazing play parks within the community.  

Come back to find out what locations, dates and themes will be selected for the summer of 2020 schedule!

Reading in the trees

Motion Zone

The Aquatic Centre is a seasonal pool that operates June - August each year.  The facility offers Red Cross Swimming lessons starting with the Preschool kids for those children 4 months old until 5 years.  After the Preschool levels participants  then progresses to Swim Kids level 1 - 10.

This season's session dates are as follows but do not include Saturday or Sunday for classes

Session 1 - June 15 - 26, 2020

This session offers Pre School levels Sea Otter and Salamander and Swim Kids Level 1 - 10

Session 2 - July 6 - 17, 2020

This session offers Pre School levels and Swim Kids levels

Session 3 - July 20 - August 31, 2020

This session offers Pre School levels and Swim Kids levels

Session 4 - August 10 - 14, 2020

This session offers Swim Kids levels

Please note that we will only accept registrations starting May 3, 2020 during the Mass Registration event. 

Click here for a link to lesson rates and daily user fees

Aquasize is an impact-free exercise class which improves strength, flexibility and endurance.  It incorporates the use of pool noodles and foam dumbbells.   The exercises are performed in shallow & deep water.  All movements are done completely in the water - your feet (ideally) never touch the ground and your hands and arms never leave the water - the only thing out of the water is your head!

This workout is extremely JOINT-FRIENDLY and is ideal for people with arthritis, back and knee problems, and people recovering from accident or injury. It is self-regulating: you determine the intensity - anywhere from light to strenuous.


February 2020 Public Skate and Sticks & Pucks schedule. Please note that cancellations and changes can occur without notice. Please contact the Recreation Office at 204-937-8251 for up to date times and dates.