The program balances therapeutic work with fun activities and exercise. Many past residents have commented that while at Peak House, they re-learned how much fun they can have without drugs and alcohol.
Four times a week residents take part in fitness. Typical fitness outings include going to swimming pools and/or fitness centres (self paced cardio and weight-lifting workouts), racquetball and skating. There are also yoga classes twice a month. Other activities include tennis, basketball and soccer, weather permitting. During the summer months we often take advantage of the Lower Mainland’s many outdoor pools.
On Friday nights youth can relax and enjoy a movie and snacks.
Sunday and Monday evenings are games nights. This often includes ping-pong, foosball, board and card games.
There are two outings on Saturday, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Here are some of the outings Peak House residents have enjoyed in the past:• Bowling • Billiards• Science World • Granville Island• Hiking in Lynn Canyon and Lighthouse Park• Site-seeing at Cypress and Grouse Mountain• Capilano Suspension Bridge • Richmond’s Watermania• Skating at the Richmond Olympic Oval • Karaoke• New release movies• 3D Imax films• Live theatre • Live music at GM Place• Vancouver Giants hockey games • Vancouver Aquarium
Arts and Crafts/Creative Expression
Peak House has a cupboard that is well-stocked with supplies for painting and drawing, beading, collage-making and other crafts. Residents are encouraged to help themselves to these supplies whenever they have free time. Additionally, Thursday afternoons are set aside for “creative expression”. This may involve activities at the house, or outings to Granville Island, a ceramics shop, or even to the beach.
We also have attended many local community festivals and cultural events.