Panorama Rec Survey: Recreation Programs and Services in Central Saanich

Through the Peninsula Recreation Commission's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, feedback was received that additional recreation programming would be desired in the Central Saanich area.

In mid-2019, Panorama reached out to the Central Saanich community for feedback on recreation programs and services in the District. The consultation included outreach to local groups and students, and a public survey, hosted on this site, was completed with more than 400 responses.

Panorama Recreation would like to acknowledge BC Healthy Communities Society and the Health Communities Fund for funding this community engagement project.


Through the Peninsula Recreation Commission's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, feedback was received that additional recreation programming would be desired in the Central Saanich area.

In mid-2019, Panorama reached out to the Central Saanich community for feedback on recreation programs and services in the District. The consultation included outreach to local groups and students, and a public survey, hosted on this site, was completed with more than 400 responses.

Panorama Recreation would like to acknowledge BC Healthy Communities Society and the Health Communities Fund for funding this community engagement project.


  • Results of the Panorama Recreation Survey

    5 days ago

    In mid-2019, Panorama reached out to the Central Saanich community for feedback on recreation programs and services in the District. The consultation included outreach to local groups and students, and a public survey completed with more than 400 responses.

    Many comments were related to expanding programs and recreation facilities and infrastructure; most noted was the desire for a satellite recreation facility within the District of Central Saanich, with a weight room and multi-purpose space.

    Of the comments provided regarding programs and services, most commonly mentioned was the desire for gymnastics for children. Expansion of lunchtime and evening drop-in...

    In mid-2019, Panorama reached out to the Central Saanich community for feedback on recreation programs and services in the District. The consultation included outreach to local groups and students, and a public survey completed with more than 400 responses.

    Many comments were related to expanding programs and recreation facilities and infrastructure; most noted was the desire for a satellite recreation facility within the District of Central Saanich, with a weight room and multi-purpose space.

    Of the comments provided regarding programs and services, most commonly mentioned was the desire for gymnastics for children. Expansion of lunchtime and evening drop-in fitness offerings, pickleball, along with art and more afterschool programming for school age children followed.

    Top programs and services participants want to see more of:

    1. Drop-In Sports (incl. Badminton, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyballl)

    2. Mind & Body (Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, etc.)

    3. Fitness Classes

    4. Outdoor Recreation & Nature Programs

    5. Arts

    6. Workshops & Education

    7. Weight Room

    8. Music & Dance

    9. Out of School Care

    10. Day Camps

    The community feedback will help inform Panorama Recreation as it looks to the future. There will be further opportunity to explore the direction for Central Saanich during the Peninsula Recreation Commission’s Five-Year Strategic Plan, which begins in 2021.

    The full report can be found on Panorama’s website at Central Saanich Recreation Needs Assessment results.


  • Project Support

    7 months ago
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    Panorama Recreation would like to acknowledge BC Healthy Communities Society and the Health Communities Fund for funding this project. The Health Communities Fund is part of PlanH, a partnership between BC Healthy Communities Society and the BC Ministry of Health, and is informed by health authorities and other stakeholders. PlanH creates healthier communities by supporting partnerships across sectors, providing learning opportunities, resources and consultation, and facilitating leading-edge practices and collaborative local action.


    Panorama Recreation would like to acknowledge BC Healthy Communities Society and the Health Communities Fund for funding this project. The Health Communities Fund is part of PlanH, a partnership between BC Healthy Communities Society and the BC Ministry of Health, and is informed by health authorities and other stakeholders. PlanH creates healthier communities by supporting partnerships across sectors, providing learning opportunities, resources and consultation, and facilitating leading-edge practices and collaborative local action.