The Bold Center strives to bring the highest quality programs, activities, and services to every member of the community. Whether you’re interested in fitness or drop-in and league sports and recreation, you’ll find unlimited opportunity within the walls of this unique facility.
Activities are designed for the entire family, as well as for each individual so that every person’s needs are met. You can even drop off your children at the Cenovus Child Mind Centre where children can play and be supervised while parents attend fitness and recreation classes!
Community Activity Guide
Recreation strives to provide opportunities that are accessible, and affordable for all ages to the residents both in the hamlet and rural areas. Check out our low to no-cost programs and some newer initiatives and programs under the “Affordable Access” tab to become healthier, happier, and engaged.
Group Fitness Classes, Personal & Group Training Services
All of the Bold Center’s fitness classes are led by experienced instructors with specific technical training and certifications to make sure that you have a positive experience. We are passionate about the benefits of physical activity and we develop and deliver programs for individuals of all abilities. Whether it’s your first time participating in a group fitness class or you are looking to take your current training or competition to the next level, the Bold Center has the right instructor, the right program, and the right experience for you.
Anyone who will be participating in Bold Center fitness classes or Personal Training Services must complete a waiver and a PAR-Q or GAQ form. Please be honest with your answers—your safety and well-being are extremely important to us. All forms must be submitted before participating in the program, and this includes fitness class drop-ins.
Adult Social Recreational Leagues
View the Activity Guide on the Programs home page for current leagues.
FREE 50+ Walk-On Program
This program is offered in partnership with Alberta Health Services. Get fit and stay active while socializing with friends. In 2018, 1,750 participated in the program.
Prescription To Get Active (RxTGA)
Lac La Biche County is proud to join a growing network of organizations that support the Prescription to Get Active, a program designed to help people boost their physical activity levels by bringing healthcare and community recreation together. The County, Portage College, the Primary Care Network, and the Associated Medical Clinic have partnered to provide this exciting program in our community.
How does it work?
Patients are prescribed physical activity by a doctor or healthcare professional. Patients who bring their Prescription to Get Active to participating facilities will receive a specified period of free general admission! Patients will receive a complimentary facility orientation, equipment demonstration, and ongoing support from facility staff members to help reach their physical activity goals.
FREE Track Access For All
In January 2019, County Council approved free track access for all residents to encourage healthier lifestyles, increase activity levels and create affordable options for community members to stay active.**Regular rules and supervision guidelines apply during free track use—please refer to track etiquette signage posted at top of stairs. Free track access does not include access to the fitness equipment or spin bikes, but there are stretching mats and exercise balls available for use.
Stay & Play Discounts
In December 2018, the Bold Center partnered with local hotels/motels to initiate a “Stay & Play” discount offer. Visitors staying in Lac La Biche may present or mention the ad seen in the hotel directory (or provide a pass, depending on the hotel) at recreation facilities to receive a discount. Be sure to share with your relatives and friends coming for a short or long stay!
Summer Shack Recreation Program
For the months of July & August, Lac La Biche County Recreation staff will be at Dumasfield Park & Jubliee Park in Young’s Beach from 12:30 to 4:30 pm providing free drop-in programming, sports, games, crafts, and outdoor activities! The Summer Shack is geared towards kids & Tweens aged 6 to 12 years. Mad About Science will be partnering with Summer Shacks on Fridays to allow participants to learn about the environment through fun games, experiments, and other activities!
Thanks to Cenovus Energy for the site shacks to house supplies and be used as shelter in the event of severe weather.
Keep an eye on the Bold Center Facebook page for weekly theme and fun activities planned such as slime making, flower pot painting, and a visit from fire trucks!
Parent/Guardian Information and Guidelines here.
Park & Play Fun Van
Appearing at events throughout the community, the Park & Play Fun Van provides free activities and programming at special events and functions in every corner of Lac La Biche County.
Follow us for the fun! The Park & Play Fun Van has been to the following community events:
- Community Awareness Evening
- Community Block Parties
- Mud Bogs
- Family Day Festival
- Winter Festival of Speed
Keep an eye out for us at other community events in the near future!
Want the Park & Play Fun Van at your next event?
You can book the Park & Play Fun Van for your next community event or block party by filling out a booking request form (click here for the electronic version). Completed forms can be dropped off at the Bold Center or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about booking the Fun Van, please call 780-623-6351.
Toy Lending Library
Lac La Biche County’s FCSS now has its own toy lending library based out of the indoor playground at the Bold Center, complete with building blocks, bikes, parachutes, puzzles, and more!
This community program is free and open to all families, especially those with children 0 to 6 years.
Call us at 780-623-6365 or visit us in person at the Bold Center to learn more.
Check out other low-cost seasonal leisure opportunities in the latest edition of the Activity Guide.
How to Register
Registration for all programs will remain open until the end of the first class, provided the minimum registration has been met one week prior to classes starting. You can sign up in-person, online https://boldcenter.ca/activellbc/, or by calling the Bold Center at 780-623-3829 or Portage Pool at 780-623-6777 with a valid credit card.
Payment and Confirmation
Payment is required in full at the time of registration. Accepted forms of payment include debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque, or cash. Individuals will be subject to a $20 NSF charge for insufficient funds or stopped cheques.
Classes or programs may be combined or canceled due to low enrollment. To ensure programs run, please register at least one week before class start dates. Participants will be notified if classes are combined or canceled, and transfer or refund options will be provided.
Participants can transfer to a different program, provided space permits, before the start of the second class. Instructors reserve the right to withdraw or transfer participants if a registered participant’s skill level doesn’t meet the requirements.
Withdrawals within 7 days of the start of the class or programs will be charged a $10 administration fee. For withdrawals less than 2 days (48 hours) prior to the start of class or program no refunds will be given without a doctor’s note or supporting documentation.
Waiting lists will be taken for all activities. If space is available, you will be contacted by phone or email. This spot will be held for 24 hours and then opened up to the next person on a waitlist or to the general public. If demand is sufficient and appropriate time, space, and instructors are available, additional classes may be added. Programs may be canceled due to low enrollment.
We are not able to offer any make-up time for missed classes.
Drop-ins are available for most fitness classes. Drop-ins are based on a first-come, first-serve basis as space permits. Payment is required to reserve a spot in a class and can only be purchased the day of the class.
Statutory Holidays/Severe Weather
Unless otherwise indicated, classes will not be offered on any statutory holiday. Programs may also be canceled in the event of severe weather.
Par-Qs/Waivers and Questionnaires
Par-Qs and waivers must be completed annually and are required for all fitness classes.
GAQs must be completed before the Personal Training Sessions start.
Special questionnaires may be required for some activities and will be asked during registration time.
Assumption of Risk
By registering, the participant and/or parent or legal guardian understands there are inherent risks associated with recreational and community programs and accepts that injury may result by participating in said program. Participants are expected to follow all safety precautions and to use appropriate protective equipment as outlined by the program instructor/service provider.
Periodically Lac La Biche County takes photographs and videos of activities and events for archival and promotional purposes.
Portage Pool Programs
For information about registration guidelines for Portage Pool programs, click here.
Fee Assistance Programs
Provides grants to children from families facing financial barriers to participating in registered children’s sports programs. They cover up to $400 of sport registration fees per child each calendar year.
For more information and to apply for funding, download the application form here.
Everybody Gets to Play™
Everybody Gets to Play is a Canada-wide initiative led by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) to make recreation more accessible for low-income children and their families. Locally, the program is administered by the Lac La Biche County Recreation department to remove financial barriers for youth in low-income families. They can participate in recreational and cultural programs for up to $250 per year.
Click here to download the application form.