Category Archives: Recreation

2 New Fitness Classes Available at the Community Center

We are excited to announce two new fitness classes being held at the Sudden Valley Community Center! One is a boot camp oriented class, and the other is a functional fitness class tailored for seniors. Both are being held by Certified Personal Trainer David Herrera. Space for both of these classes is limited so please contact David at 360-223-4862 soon to reserve your space or for more info on the classes.

Sunshine and Infant Room Closure January 7th through January 31st

Some long overdue maintenance work has been scheduled for the Sunshine Room during January which will close the room down January 7th through the 31st.  Staff will be removing the ceiling and lights exposing the entire ceiling to apply a wood protection chemical to the entire wood structure.  We are taking this precaution due to a concern that powder post beetles may still exist in some of the wood.

SVCA has hired Terminix to perform the chemical work. The chemical being used is called Borathor. The active ingredient in Borathor is borate, which is derived from the natural mineral borax. Borates are a natural and low toxicity approach to wood protection. This material is not hazardous under the criteria of the Federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

Treatment of the wood and necessary staging of equipment will unfortunately mean closure of the Sunshine Room and adjacent Infant Room from January 7th to January 31st, 2019.

The upside? While we are addressing the pests, both the Sunshine Room and Infant Room will go through a minor renovation with new paint, repair of the ceiling system, new ceiling tiles, and repair of lighting fixtures.

We thank you for your understanding. If you have questions, please contact Recreation Manager Maddie Ottley at

Halloween Trunk Or Treat Photos and Costume Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of the costume competition from the Halloween Trunk or Treat event which was held on October 27th. We approximate about 300-400 persons attended the event. If you had your photo taken, please follow this link to download the pictures for FREE!: 

We also want to thank the photographer, Kaysie Berry.
If you are interested in her work please contact her at or (720) 470-3036

Winners from the 2018 Halloween Trunk or Treat Event:

Best Couple

Best Homemade Costume

Cutest Baby Costume (Tie)

Funniest Costume

Most Unique Costume

Family Pool Closure Update: Pool Closed Today 8/23/18: Due to Air Quality

The Family Pool remains closed today due to the poor air quality/weather. Northwest Clean Air has declared that the air quality in Bellingham is at an “Unhealthy” level due to particulate matter. At this level everyone may start to experience negative health effects from outdoor activity.

Another update will be given tomorrow.

Dance Blast Class Now Offered at the Community Center!

Sudden Valley is excited to announce a new drop-in exercise class, Dance Blast, which will be offered at the Community Center in the multi-purpose room starting August 29th, 2018. The class is FREE and led by Susan Diemont-Conwell who is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise.

Dance Blast is a hip hop-inspired dance fitness class that not only provides a great cardio workout, but provides great strength-training opportunities with lunges, squats, punches and plyometrics thrown into the choreography. The class is designed for all ages and all abilities. With movements that are easy to follow and fun to execute, the class is approachable for beginners and challenging enough for advanced dancers and fitness enthusiasts.

Class Info:

  • Instructor: Susan Diemont-Conwell
  • Location: Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room on first floor
  • Cost: FREE
  • Dates and Times:
    • Monday’s at 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday’s at 9:00 a.m.