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Closed for Annual Maintenance

The Rec Center will be closed for our annual maintenance and cleaning beginning Weds night, Oct 5th at 6pm and continuing Thurs-Sun Oct 6, 7, 8, and 9.  We will reopen with our regular hours on Mon, Oct 10th.

North Coast Community Sailing Receives WCEF Funding

Thank you to the Washburn Community Education Foundation for giving us a $1,000 grant to develop our Basic Sailing and Teen Sailing programs. Our goal is the move towards becoming a true community sailing program in Washburn. Thanks to the WCEF, we can make progress this summer.
1% for Recreation provides vital funding for the Rec Center and other non-profits in our area.  We encourage our members to support these local businesses and keep our money in our own community. 

Artesian House B&B   The Bayfield Inn   Brownstone Center     Cooper Hill House    Dreamcatcher Sailing       Eckel’s Pottery        The Egg Toss Café  Encore    Ethel’s at 250      Howl Clothing & Adventure    Isaac Wing House    Island View Inn   Joanne’s Scandanvian       Keeper of the Light             Kelly & Crew
Maggie’s  Silvernail Guest House     Superior Rentals Sweet Sailing    What Goes Round Books     Wild By Nature    Wild Rice Restaurant        Winfield Inn and Gardens    Winfield Property Management

Donors and Supporters
Andy’s IGA    Apostle Island Booksellers    Big Water Coffee Roasters    Boreal Shores Kayaks      Bremer Bank     The Candy Shoppe
Grace Hogan Jewelry       The Inn on Madeline        Harbor Wear      Madeline Island Ferry      Living Adventure    Reed Realty
Shine      Silverwaves Jewelry      Stillpoint Therapeutic Massage       Wild By Nature


When you can’t find what you want from a local merchant and you need to order online, consider Amazon Smile.
The Friends of the Recreation Center is a registered charity with Amazon Smile.  They will donate 0.5% of any purchases you make at AmazonSmile.  To use, simply log on to AmazonSmile instead of Amazon, where you can choose Friends of the Recreation Center as your charity.

Senior Wellness Day Returns to the Rec Center!

Thanks to a donation from Memorial Medical Center, Senior Wellness Day is coming back to the Bayfield Area Recreation Center.  Seniors living in Bayfield and Ashland counties can visit the Rec Center for free on Fridays all year and take advantage of a number of classes and programs.  Participants can use the swimming pool, fitness room and racquetball court during normal building hours, plus join special classes geared toward seniors–Aqua Fit 9-10 am and SilverSneakers Classic 11-12 pm.  Aqua Fit is a total body exercise class in the shallow end of the pool with ‘no swimming required’.  The SilverSneakers Classic class is land based and uses a chair, elastic cord, ball and weights to increase muscular strength and range of motion.
“We’d like to thank Memorial Medical Center for funding this program,” said Rec Center director Scott Armstrong.  Senior Wellness Day was originally established in 2013 through a cooperative grant with CORE Community Resources and the Otto Bremer Foundation.  When funding ran out last summer, the Rec Center reached out to Memorial Medical Center for help.  “It’s great to have our local hospital give back to the community in ways that will promote health and wellness,” said Armstrong.
Seniors wishing to use the Rec Center for Senior Wellness Day can simply show up and sign in with the member number ‘555’.  For more information, call 218-334-1302.

Bayfield Rec Center Youth Programming Receives Grant

We would like to thank the Peter M. and Betty W. Rogers Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation for awarding us a grant to be used for our Youth Programming.  This grant will be used for Swim Lessons, Martial Arts, Sailing and for scholarships to enable low-income children to take these classes.