June is Recreation and Parks Month in Guelph

Guelph, ON, June 1, 2015 – Today, June 1 marks the launch of Recreation and Parks Month in Ontario and to celebrate locally Guelph residents are encouraged to get out and be active in their community.

This year’s theme is Play Every Day—expressing the importance of fun and play through recreation and parks for healthy people and communities.

“Recreation and Parks Month promotes the benefits of being active and how recreation and parks contribute to quality of life for individuals, families, and communities,” says Kristene Scott, general manager, Parks and Recreation. “In Guelph, we are fortunate to have a variety of recreation and parks systems that provide countless recreational opportunities for residents. To celebrate, the City is offering a number of free programs and workshops to encourage residents to get out and be active!

Everyone, regardless of age, can participate in Recreation and Parks Month. To support an active lifestyle, the City of Guelph offers more than 1,000 hectares of parks and open space as well as indoor recreation programming at six facilities.

In addition to Parks and Recreation Month, the City is celebrating June is Seniors’ Month by hosting a number of activities at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre for residents ages 55 and older. A flag raising ceremony will also take place on Thursday, June 18 at 11:15 a.m. in front of City Hall. This year’s theme is Vibrant Seniors, Vibrant Communities—recognizing how active seniors contribute to the health of their communities.

For more information on what’s happening this month, visit guelph.ca/recreation or guelph.ca/events .

About Recreation and Parks Month

June is Recreation and Parks Month is a program of Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). PRO is a non-profit association of leaders in recreation and parks that advances the health, social and environmental benefits of quality recreation and parks.

For more information

Heather Flaherty
Manager, Recreation Services
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 2664
heather.flaherty@guelph.ca