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Gary and Sandi Chard started the Family Recreation Centre in St. Catharines in 1983 In 2016 a new chapter started when Pat and Dan Bowman cousins purchased the store. Pat and Dan are involved wth Niagara Fitness which sells Lifefitness a Brunswick Corporation product just like Brunswick billiards

Pat Bowman


Pat has been a resident of St. Catharines his entire life. He is a married father of two boys, one of which is an OHL goaltender the other a former Junior B defenceman going to university. Pat has been with Niagara Fitness since 2006 is a certified personal trainer.

At Niagara Fitness Pat is involved in sales, service and design for residential and commercial which will fit in well with Family Recreation Centre clientele

Dan Bowman


Dan has been involved with active fitness with Niagara Fitness since he was 14. In 2005 Dan graduated from Brock University with a sports management Honours Degree. Sport has always been a major part of Dan’s life, winning a lacrosse national championship ( Minto Cup ) in 2001 with the St. Catharines Jr. A Athletics, and playing 2 seasons of Senior A lacrosse in Vancouver. Dan has also played Jr. B Hockey in Port Colborne for 4 seasons. Dan is married with twins a boy and girl 

At Niagara Fitness Solutions Dan partakes in all aspects of the business including sales, service, and Commercial Sales including high schools, hotels, condominiums and small health clubs which will be an asset at Family Recreation Centre


Service Team/Delivery Team/Sales

Joe is has been part of the Family Recreation Centre Team. Joe first started when the store was on Ontario Street in the 1990's and has been involved in sales and service.

Joe is involved in all aspects of the business including deliveries, sales, and is an integral part of the service department. 

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