Off-Campus Events & Partnerships

UBCO Recreation is proud to offer new programming with our community partners.

UBCO REcreation DIY Wood Sign Paint Night (Virtual)

Sign Painting Nights are back for the spring!
April 21, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:30pm

(additional sessions: May 12 & June 8)

Rustic Chalk Decor will instruct participants step by step via Zoom.  The 4” x 16” Wood sign Kit includes everything you need to complete the project. You will learn how to stain, apply stencil, paint and remove stencil all with colours of your choice to create your wonderful personalized wood sign. Kits will be available for pick-up in Kelowna or shipped to you for additional fee.

Join us virtually as we create our wood signs together.

SIZE: 3.5”x15.75”
COST: $25+gst ($26.25)
DESIGN: Choose a design from the Design catalog below

Kelowna locals can pick up their kits at Rustic Chalk Decor store, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am – 2pm.

Registration deadline: April 16, 2021


Virtual Run with Rec


Virtual Run with Rec is back!

Enjoy the outdoors and our Virtual Run with Rec! You choose your distance of 3km, 5km or 10km.

Sign-up online and simply choose your own starting line, whether its inside on a treadmill or outside! You can complete this run in multiple parts or all at once.

Put on your running shoes and set off on the course of your choosing. Share your achievements with your friends and tag us @ubco_recreation!

The dates to complete this race are April 19-25, May 30-June 5, or June 28-July 4. Or, complete all 3 to be entered into a draw for a UBCO hoodie! 


All ages and abilities (including walkers) are welcome.


  • Q. I am not a runner can I walk?
  • Absolutely! We love our walkers.
  • Q. How do I submit my time?
  • We work on the honor system. You can email with a photo (optional) and your completion time.
  • Q. Do I have to complete the distance at the same time?
  • No, you can complete your distance in multiple parts or all at once.

Check out this Beginner’s 4-week Training Program created by Cross Country Alumni Athlete, Rachel Garrett! LEARN TO RUN

Golf Lessons

Golf lessons at the Okanagan Golf Club starting this spring.  Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with your friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Group lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions.
  • Session 1: April 19, April 26, May 3 & May 10
  • Session 2: May 17, May 24, May 31 & June 7
  • Session 3: June 14, June 21, June 28 & July 5
  • Session 4: July 12, July 19, July 26 & August 2
  • Session 5: August 9, August 16, August 23 & August 30

Start time: 6:00pm-7:00pm


Student Lesson Package: $45.00

Staff Lesson Package: $79.00

Lessons will take place at:

The Okanagan Golf Club
3200 Via Centrale
Kelowna, BC, Canada V1V 2A4

*participants will be responsible for transportation to and from lessons*

5 km & 10 km running programs

run with rachel is back!

Join Rachel Garrett, former Heat Cross Country Athlete for a 4-week long ‘virtual’ 5 km training program starting May 3rd for only $10!

You will have a group call with Rachel at the beginning of the program where she will outline the training for the program, options for cross-training and an accountability check-in to make sure you are progressing through the training.

The goal is to have you completing a 5km Run with Rec the week of May 30 – June 5.

And then if you’re keen for more, the 10 km training program will start on May 31st!

5 km registration

10 km registration

Stand up paddleboarding lessons

Join UBCO Recreation and Kelowna Paddle Centre for 3 lessons of paddle boarding lessons!

Each lesson takes place on Sunday from 1 – 2:30pm.

Session 1: May 9, 16, and 23

Session 2: June 6, 13, and 20

Session 3: July 11, 18, and 25

Session 4: August 8, 15, and 22

Session 5: September 12, 19, and 26

Cost: $45.00 for students; $65.00 for staff


Note: Students are responsible for transportation to and from the Kelowna Paddle Centre on Abbot Street.