Area 'A' Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission plays a key role as an advisory body to the Regional Board regarding the administration and operation of this Regional District service functions related to parks, recreation and culture for Electoral Area ‘A’ . Although the Commission is involved with parks services, the parks services are maintained under a separate function and can be found in the links below.

General Information Services
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  • Cedar Skate Park
  • On July 1, 2017 Canadian’s will celebrate the 150th birthday of our great nation and the party will continue all year long! If you or a community group you belong to are looking for ideas as to how to celebrate and for some funds to bring those ideas to life we encourage you to explore these two resources
    1. The Canada 150 Fund - This federal funding program is available to Canadians looking to participate in local, regional and national celebrations that contribute to build a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. This link will take you to more information about the program scope, contact information and deadlines

    2. The imagiNation150 website is another great resource for community groups looking for ideas as to how to inspire and create community celebrations. Included within the site are a guide and handbook.

    3. To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, Community Foundations of Canada, with support from the Government of Canada, has created the Community Fund for Canada's 150th. This Fund will encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that fosters a greater sense of belonging, inclusion, and reconciliation, leaving a lasting legacy for our communities and our country. The Nanaimo Foundation is excited to partner with Community Foundations of Canada to bring this opportunity to our community!
    You are also reminded to check out the Grants in Aid programs available.

    As of April 1, 2012 the Regional District of Nanaimo discontinued direct programming of Recreation and Culture programs in Electoral Area 'A'. For a listing of local groups that may be offering community recreation programs, please open Community Links.

    For more information please contact:

    Dean Banman
    Manager of Recreation Services
    Regional District of Nanaimo
    Hannah King
    Superintendent, Recreation Program Services
    Regional District of Nanaimo