Head out for some free bowling at Youbou Lanes on Family Day. (Gazette file)

VIDEO: Events aplenty scheduled around the Valley for Family Day, Feb. 18

From ice skating to telling stories, there’s something for everyone on the holiday

The Family Day holiday is coming on Monday, Feb. 18, and there’s plenty to do around the Cowichan Valley.

In the South End, at Kerry Park Recreation Centre, there’s the Family Day Free Learn to Curl for anyone eight and over.

Have you ever wanted to try curling? Join them at the rink for a fun-filled session where you will learn about curling, be provided with equipment, and throw your first rock.

All they ask is that you wear a clean pair of runners and, if you are under 12 years old, please bring your bike helmet. Sessions are free but participants are asked to register.

It all takes place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

For more info, call the Kerry Park Recreation Centre at 250-743-5922.


At Kerry Park, there’s also Family Day Free Skating from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Admission and rentals are free.


Meanwhile, Cowichan Lake Recreation is holding Family Day Bowling at the Youbou Bowling Alley so head on out to Youbou to enjoy an afternoon of free family bowling and free shoe rentals from noon to 3 p.m.


Also at the Youbou Community Hall, there’s Family Day Pickleball. From noon to 3 p.m. you and your family can play.

Paddles and balls included.


In Duncan, there’s a Family Day Celebration at the Cowichan Community Centre.

Bring the whole family and enjoy this free fun day.

They are hosting two skating sessions where families can spend some quality time together on the ice and skate with the Cowichan Capitals.

Plus, there will also be sports, crafts, and activities for all ages in the Multi-Purpose Hall.

Come get your face painted by Vicky from Sunlit Faces or jump around in the bouncy castle. MPH participants will be eligible for prizes.

The Family Skates are from noon to 1:10 p.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. and the gym activities take place from noon to 3 p.m.


Finally, at the Shawnigan Community Centre, there’s a free fun family time with stories shared in many ways. Drop in from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s organized by the Shawnigan Lake Museum.

All of these activities is aided by support from the Province of British Columbia. More information is available at www.cvrd.bc.ca

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