The Recreation Department manages the recreation facilities and programs of the Squamish Nation.
The Department manages the Chief Joe Mathias Centre (CJMC), which opened its doors on September 18, 1992, and which provides facilities for recreation, meetings, workshops and conferences. The Recreation Department also manages two youth centers and the elder’s facility located on Capilano IR#5, and is responsible for Humelchstn Park field.
“To provide fun, recreational programs for Squamish Nation Members.”
Chief Joe Mathias Centre
- Youth Programs
- Adult Prograsm
See the Squamish Nation Newsletters for program times/dates
- Annual Family Halloween Party (children and adults)
- Family Christmas Party -meet Santa Claus.
Summer Fun Program is a Children’s Day Camp program for children between the ages of 4-12 years. Day trip destinations can include Splashdown Park Water Slides, Playland, Spanish Banks Beach, 2nd Beach Pool, Maplewood Farm, Cates Park, Stanley Park Water Park, White Pine Beach and other local Beaches and Parks. An average of 25 to 40+ Children attended each day.
During the weeks where children were not on their designated day trip outings, they came to our Open Gym Program at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre where they played games, soccer, California kick ball, floor hockey and many other fun events and games. Lunches were provided to the children daily.
Weight Room – open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to 9 pm.
Elders Gathering Place
- Weekly Social lunches and Birthday Lunches are held Bi-monthly.
- The big event of the year is the Christmas Dinner where 300+ elders and guests attend.
- Weekly programming
- Day trips and other events