Summer camp, drop-in basketball and exercise classes are underway at La Salle’s LSCU Complex with Cody Benson overseeing the activities.
LSCU Complex recreation director Tom Cardinal left in May and Benson, 21, who was originally hired to run the summer day camp program, was asked to step in as director.
A La Salle resident, Benson is studying education at the University of Winnipeg.
He said the centre, which opened in February, is being well-used with about 80 members signed up to use the fitness centre.
The summer day camp began earlier this month, with 10 children attending the first week. The day camp program will continue until the end of August and is open to children aged six to 12.
Sports camps are being offered beginning the week of July 14 with youngsters able to learn soccer, basketball, badminton and other sports skills. The sports camps are open to children aged eight to 14.
"We didn’t really know what to expect in terms of registration," Benson said.
Local fitness instructor Marci Manness is holding exercise classes in the gym throughout the summer.
Benson said a weekly drop-in basketball session on Sundays from 8 to 10 p.m. for anyone aged 30 and over, recently started.
Information on LSCU Complex camps and classes is available at http://www.lasallecc.com
Benson said he’s working on scheduling programs for the fall. He expects that community groups, such as the La Salle 4-H Club, will use the facility. Bookings are also being made for social events.