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Join us on Canada Day for a full day of events and activities. Wear your best Canada Day outfits to win prizes! We are taking our Group Fitness classes outdoors at the Olympic Plaza! Trans Canada Tour – Canadian All-Terrain Ride 9:00am-10:15am – Nicole F, Krista, Caitlin Spinning outside at its best! Join the Oval’s group Read More >>

MEMBERS NEEDED for Salmon Festival Parade

Celebrate Canada 150 and show your Oval pride by participating in the Oval’s entry in the Steveston Salmon Festival Canada Day Parade. The time commitment is 9:30am – 11:30am on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Oval members and family members are invited to participate. All parade participants will receive a FREE t-shirt! Participants will meet at Read More >>

May’s Member Spotlight

Meet Richard Huang What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval? Back when the oval opened a few years ago, a couple of high school friends and myself went for drop-ins to try it out. We would go in the morning and stay all the way to the evening sometimes. As Read More >>

Get your flu shot here!

Flu Shot Clinics Hosted by Centric Health Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against the flu. When you get vaccinated, you help protect others as well by reducing the spread of the influenza virus. Did you know?  In BC, the flu vaccine is provided FREE to people who are at high risk of Read More >>

Athlete Achievement

Siobhan Finan, Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence Alumni Athlete Congrats on hitting 1.000 in her first Canadian Interuniversity Sport Volleyball match with the UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Volleyball Team.

VIDEO: Blue Jays Winter Tour – Vancouver

Day 6 of the Winter Tour lands the Blue Jays in Vancouver for a luncheon in support of the Canadians and a Clinic at the Richmond Oval. The Richmond Olympic Oval is a multipurpose sport, health and wellness facility making dreams come true for people of all ages and skills levels. Learn how to get Read More >>

2015 Year of Sport

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has declared 2015 as the “Year of Sport” in Canada. The declaration celebrates the role sport plays in our Canadian identity.  From our local playgrounds, to recreational sport leagues all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural Read More >>

Training to be an effective Athlete – Understanding Functional Training

Right off the bat, let’s clarify what Functional Training (FT) is: FT is training that mimics and/or is specific to an athlete’s activities, sports and everyday movements. Technically, bodybuilding-type exercises can be considered functional, if your everyday activity or sport consists of pushing and pulling objects in a linear pattern using isolated movements.  However this Read More >>

Endurance or Intensity: The Optimal Way to Burn Fat

As a fitness professional for close to 15 years, I have prescribed many fat-burning programs for individuals of varying fitness levels. I have also encountered of alternate fat-loss strategies that at times have impressed me, but other times have left me shaking my head! It is not within my scope of practice to discuss nutritional-based Read More >>