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Move & Play in the Parkyoga-park-220x136

Don't miss our free Move & Play in the Park event this Saturday! Activities will include Outdoor Bootcamp from 1:15-2pm and Outdoor Yoga from 2:15-3pm for 5yrs+ (children under 12 require parent/guardian participation), our GIANT inflatable obstacle course (min height of 36"), field games and more! All ages and abilities welcome. Read more>>

Access Awareness Day - Free Admission June 1st

Celebrated annually, Access Awareness Day is a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness about disability, accessibility and social inclusion. Join us on Saturday, June 1st for free admission to our drop-in programs at Panorama Recreation and Greenglade Community Centres!

First Night New Year's Eve Family Celebration: Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale!newyears2018-166

Join us for our 13th annual First Night New Year’s Eve celebration! Enjoy an activity-filled evening that includes swimming, skating, face painting, our inflatable obstacle course, and much more. This family friendly event will be topped-off with a spectacular fireworks display! Read more >>

Winter Wonderland

Each year, Panorama Recreation Centre’s arena is transformed to become a beautiful winter scene, complete with falling snow, lights, trees, penguins and polar bears, and of course a Christmas tree and Santa Claus! Join us on opening day for a special family carnival, complete with holiday tunes, hot chocolate, children’s games and activities, and a special visit from Santa! Read more >>

Gingerbread House Challenge

Stop by Panorama Recreation centre to vote for your favourite Gingerbread House Masterpiece. All proceeds to benefit CFAX Santas Anonymous! Read more >>

Treat Passes

Give a health treat this Halloween with Panorama swim or skate passes! Now on sale. Read more >>

Welcome to the Victoria International Junior ITF Tennis Participants

From October 13th until October 20th, junior tennis players from 7 different countries will compete for the single and double titles in the 7th Victoria International Junior ITF Tennis Championships presented by Allardyce Bower Consulting. Read more >>

Annual Pool Maintenance - August 20th to September 3rd

The Aquatic Centre will be closed August 20th until September 3rd for annual pool maintenance. During this time, each pool and waterslide will be drained and cleaned. Additional work will include tile regrouting, wall and railing painting, sauna repairs and pool mechanics checked. Panorama Active pass holders may use their pass at the other Greater Victoria recreation pools (Commonwealth, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Juan de Fuca, Gordon Head and SEAPARC) during the closure.

Free Play in the Park

Every weekday evening through July & August, join Panorama staff from 5:30 - 8:30pm for some free summer fun for the whole family that includes interactive play, face painting, group games, and of course, inflatable fun on our giant 50’ obstacle course!

EncoreFX Victoria International Women's ITF Tennis Event

The 2018 EncoreFX Victoria International Women's ITF Tennis Event will feature players from all over the globe completing for world ranking points. Total prize money for the event is $15,000 with the women competing in both singles and doubles. This event is one of 7 professional women's tennis events in Canada. Read more >>

Free Swim to Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by enjoying a FREE swim from 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, June 21st.

Tree Removal

Due to root intrusion of the drainage system and the potential for future damage to our racquet sports facility, the District of North Saanich has approved the removal of the trees along the east side of the facility. The tree removal, as well as the planting of new trees on the property will take place starting May 28th.

Active Kids Clubactivekids

As part of Physical Literacy Month we have created the Active Kids Club to encourage and reward children for practicing important skills such as catching, running, jumping, swimming and throwing. Children can collect stamps for every 30 minutes of exercise they do during the month of May. Stamps=Prizes! Read more >>

Wolf's Den Youth Leadership Grantwolfsden

Do you have an initiative or project you and your friends are passionate about? Apply for a youth leadership grant of up to $500, and bring your ideas to life!

Canada 150 FREE Skates - December 9th & 10thcanada150

Bring your family and friends and join us this weekend for two Canada 150 free Skates.

Saturday, December 9th, 12 - 1:20pm
Sponsored by the District of Central Saanich

Sunday, December 10th, 1 - 2:20pm
Provided by the Government of Canada in partnership with the Peninsula Celebrations Society

Arena B Ice Rink Reopened Friday, October 6th

The Arena B floor at Panorama Recreation approached the end of its service and required replacement. Moore Wilson Architects was retained to carry out the design work. Construction commenced on April 3rd, and the arena reopened Friday, October 6th.

This 2.2 million dollar project, which included a $500,000 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Grant, went extremely well. Panorama Recreation is excited to showcase its many new features and strives to be a sustainable facility and provide the best quality and experience for our arena patrons.

Victoria International Junior ITF Tennis

Come watch world class tennis at the Victoria International Junior ITF Tennis tournament. Over 90 players from countries around the world including Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Canada, Great Britain and Mexico. Main draw October 16-21, with finals October 19-21. On court seating will be available for final games. Read more >>

Arena B Grand Reopening Celebration - Sunday, October 15tharena-b-opening

Join Slider, Peninsula Minor Hockey and the Peninsula Panthers as we celebrate the reopening of Arena B. Enjoy some fun at a tailgate party complete with an inflatable obstacle course, facepainting, road hockey, free skating and free skate sharpening. Read more >>

Active Aging Week - September 24th to 30th

Active aging promotes the vision of all individuals regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or healthfully engaging in life within seven dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual/cognitive, physical, professional/vocational, social and spiritual. Join Panorama staff for a tour of Greenglade or Panorama and learn about the different programs and services that we offer. Those who attend the tour will receive a free pass valid for September 24th - 30th, 2017. Read more >>

Food Services Survey

During our recent strategic planning process, we identified a few key priorities shaping our direction over the next few years. One of these priorities was exploring the feasibility of establishing food services at the centre, and a valuable part of this exploration process is gathering feedback from you! Please take a moment to provide your feedback by completing our quick survey. Questions include what food services would be of interest and what hours of operation they should ideally be available. We thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

Physical Literacy Week
April 2-8

Join us April 2 - 8 to learn more about physical literacy and the fundamental movement skills, and their importance for more than just participation in sport, but also for navigating activities of daily life! Free sessions will include parent seminars and workshops, aquatic and dry-land physical literacy programs for you and your child, and introductory fitness classes. Read more >>

$10,000 Encore FX Victoria International Women's Tennis Event

Welcome to all the athletes participating in this year’s $10,000 EncoreFX Victoria International Women’s Tennis Event at Panorama Recreation Centre on the Saanich Peninsula. This event features 45 to 64 female athletes from around the world competing for $10,000 in prize money as well as Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking points in both singles and doubles. Come and check out some world class tennis action. Free admission.  

Panorama Recreation Centre Receives Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Grant

Panorama Recreation has received $500,000 from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to support our project to rehabilitate the floor system, rink boards and glass in Arena B at Panorama Recreation Centre. This project will commence March 1, 2017 and we anticipate to be up and running with the new system October 2017 for the 2017/2018 ice season. The estimated cost of this project is $1.4 million, which includes the $500,000 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program funding.

The CRD Community Map

The CRD Community Map is intended to support the social connectedness of older adults in the capital region. The map identifies places for recreation, lifelong learning, volunteering, support groups and social centres.

$25 Regional May Pass

The $25 Regional May Pass is on sale now! This exciting opportunity allows individuals to purchase a May Pass that is valid for drop-in fitness activities at 15 recreation centres in the Victoria (and Sooke) area

$10,000 Encore FX Victoria International Women's Tennis Event

Panorama Recreation, in partnership with Tennis Canada, is pleased to announce that EncoreFX, a Victoria based international exchange firm, has signed a three year commitment as title sponsor of the $10,000 EncoreFX Victoria International Women’s Tennis Event.

Kraft Hockeyville Arena Improvement

The Peninsula Recreation Commission has established a working committee which has started discussions in regards to the Kraft Hockeyville arena improvement funds. Once the plan options have been developed, we will be inviting the community to provide their input

Saanich Peninsula Walking Guide

The Walking Guide is a combination of maps, health tips and nature information that covers North Saanich, Central Saanich and Sidney.

Washroom Renovations - Greenglade Community Centre

Some exciting changes will soon be underway at Greenglade Community Centre.

Beginning on Monday, January 11, the washrooms at Greenglade Community Centre will be under renovation. This project will allow for the renovation of two washrooms, the creation of a unisex washroom and provide barrier free access (fully accessible) washrooms. We received a Federal Enabling Accessibility in Communities Grant to assist towards the costs of the renovations. Washroom facilities will continue to be available during the renovation process.

Kraft Hockeyville

hockeyville-logoThank you to everyone who made the 2015 Kraft Hockeyville Pre Season game and celebrations a success.

Panorama Recreation was announced the grand prize winner of Kraft Hockeyville 2015 in April and received $100,000 to fund arena improvements in addition to hosting an NHL® Preseason Game between the San Jose Sharks® and Vancouver Canucks® hosted at The Q Centre on September 21, 2015.

Panorama Recreation receives $500,000

Panorama Recreation is thrilled to receive $500,000 to rehabilitate the floor system in Arena B from The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Western Canada.

Free Annual Youth Pass

Panorama Recreation introduces a new annual pass option for any youth 18 years and younger.

Victoria International Junior Tennis Tournament

Over 100 junior tennis players are coming to Panorama Recreation Centre October 17 - 24, 2015 to play in the Victoria International Junior ITF Tennis tournament.

We Need Your Input

Panorama Recreation is developing its five-year strategic plan. We have achieved so much together in the last five years and we need your input to make the next five years event better.

Have ideas about programs and services? Pondering facilities you think our communities need? We want to hear them all. Drop off a comment card, give your input to a staff person or participant in the Vision Board located at Panorama Recreation Centre and Greenglade Community Centre.

   

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