This photo from 1948 shows members of the Pro-Rec group in Dollarton. “Pro Rec,” short for Provincial Recreation, was a community sport and recreation initiative offered through the physical education branch of the B.C. Department of Education. The community-oriented scheme (initially set up in 1934) offered volunteer-run games and recreation classes for those unemployed aged 15 and over. The program proved so popular, that the Pro-Rec program was made available to all in 1936.
The Pro-Rec program offered free classes and sports to its