Get active, try something new

Guelph, Ont., May 28, 2018 – It’s time to celebrate, get active and try something new as June marks Recreation and Parks Month, International Trails Day, and Seniors’ Month in Guelph.

Throughout the month, we’re offering free activities so you can discover all that Guelph has to offer indoors at our recreation facilities and outdoors in our beautiful parks.

Practice your serve at one of our many tennis/pickleball courts, spark imagination and creativity at your neighbourhood park, have fun with your little one at our preschool drop in, participate in a kettlebell or aquafit class, or join in a free swim at one of our indoor pools. June also marks the opening of our splash pads, wading pools and Lyon Leisure Pool.

On Saturday, June 2, hit the trail on foot or bicycle and celebrate International Trails Day—a day dedicated to celebrate trails, their development, uses, and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. Guelph’s trail network encompasses more than 150 kilometres of open space. To learn more or access trail maps, visit

If you are 55 years old or older, we are celebrating you by hosting events and activities at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre in recognition of Seniors’ Month. This year’s theme—now’s the time to start something new—highlights how aging does not prevent any of us from leading fulfilling lives.

On Friday, June 1, take in the Retire in Style Information Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are recently retired or thinking about retiring, this event is for you. Connect with community services and businesses about housing, travel, health services, education, volunteer opportunities, and recreational activities. At 11:30 a.m. attend a seminar about Service Canada, including the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security benefits. At 1 p.m., the City will host a seminar about Guelph’s Community Plan.

A flag raising ceremony is also happening on Thursday, June 14 at 11:15 a.m. in front of City Hall. Start your morning at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre and join others participating in the seniors’ walk to City Hall to raise the flag. The walking group departs at 10 a.m.

For a complete listing on what’s happening this month, visit

For more information

Heather Flaherty
General Manager, Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2664