City Parks and Recreation have expanded their programs.

Expanded adult recreation program in Campbell River

Everything from cooking and cardio to conversation being offered

The Campbell River Recreation Department is now offering an expanded line of adult classes.

People can enroll in arts and crafts as well as cooking classes, sign up for great cardio workouts and even learn the art of focused conversation.

For years, Mrs. K has been teaching full youth classes featuring the fun of cooking. Now she’s bringing the same enthusiasm and skill to teaching adults culinary skills. Learn to Cook adult culinary class starts Feb. 7 to teach adults young and old to prepare nutritious, economical meals that don’t require a microwave. The Cook to Impress Series for Men will teach the guys how whip up easy and yummy gourmet meals. For the person who loves pub grub, Mrs. K’s Just Wing It class will share secrets for fully-loaded nachos, gourmet burgers and, of course, finger-licking-good wings.

More options in the adult drop-in fitness schedule will help get your heart pumping! This season, we have drop-in five days a week with the Lunch Time Fitness classes, plus Zumba Gold, X Fit and Bootcamp Plus at the Sportsplex.

And, is it time to brush up those communications skills? Did you know that only 20 per cent of all human communication is expressed through words, while 80 per cent of what we share is non-verbal? In the two-day Art of Focused Conversation workshop facilitated by Marlowe Lindberg, participants will learn how to fine tune listening skills, how to use open and closed questions that help direct conversation and “I messages” that help set boundaries for better understanding. The workshop will also demonstrate non-verbal know-how about personal space, eye contact, posture, facial expressions and voice techniques.

For more information on these or any of the other existing adult recreation programs, check out the guide online at www.campbellriver.ca. Click on the Recreation button or call 250.286.1161 or 250.923.7911 for more information or to register.