Community Associations are volunteer organizations, which deliver recreation programs and events in neighbourhoods throughout Prince George. Members work hard to provide low-cost, close-to-home, recreation programs in locations such as school gymnasiums and sport fields during after school hours (usually between 6:00pm and 10:00pm).
There are seven Community Associations in Prince George. They include: Beaverly, Blackburn, College Heights, Crescents, Hart, South Bowl, and West Bowl. All Community Association programs are open to all residents of Prince George, no matter where you live.
In 2016, the City completed a comprehensive
Community Association Strategy.
Community Association Programs
Community Ice Rinks
Community Association volunteers flood and maintain approximately 18 community ice rinks.
Sport Discovery Try It! Program
Through a partnership of the City of Prince George with Engage Sport North and 7 Prince George community associations, 21 Sport Discovery Try It! Program sessions will be offered from September 2017 to June 2018. These programs are offered at no cost and registration is not required.
Try a new sport, such as jiu jitsu, archery, pickle ball, soccer or more, at your local community association or school. The Try It! Program offers an opportunity for anyone to try or participate within a new sport or physical activity. Each program session runs from 60 to 90 minutes in length and is facilitated by qualified and experienced coaches and Engage Sport North staff. Participants do not need to bring equipment or live in the area where the community association is located.
Upcoming Sports Discovery Try It! Program sessions:
The full schedule for sessions will be available at the beginning of October.
For a full listing of Community Association programs and program information details, view the Active Living Guide and Market or individual Community Association webpages:
How do I register for a Community Association program?
For all Community Association programs (except College Heights) registration can be made on-line with the City of Prince George, or in person at City Hall, or by calling the Service Centre. Beaverly, Blackburn and West Bowl also offer in-person registration. Check their websites for more information.
Medical and Waiver Form
should be completed and given to the leader on the first day of the program.
College Heights Community Association Registration
College Heights Community Association program registration is conducted in person at their registration nights.
Call the College Heights Community Association at 250-964-2662 for more information.
How can I get involved with a Community Association?
Community Associations are always looking for new volunteers. Here are just a few ways that you can get involved:
- Come up with a new program idea and contact a Community Association to see if you can make it happen.
- Become a board member and help guide the Community Association.
- Help out with flooding or snow clearing at a Community Association ice rink.
- Contact a Community Association today to find out more.
Parent and Teen Leadership Program
Parents and their teen-aged children can lead a Community Association program and gain new skills. Teens will gain skills in the following areas:
- Parent and Teen bonding
- Individual growth and development
- Fun and rewarding experience
Call Community Services at 250-561-7647 for further information.
Sample what Community Associations have to offer in the following clips featuring highlights of past and current programs:
Watch a Video About the West Bowl Community Association
Watch a Video About the Blackburn Community Association
Watch a Video About the Hart Community Association
Watch a Video About the College Heights Community Association