Get active during June is Recreation and Parks Month!

Thursday, May 30, 2013 – for immediate release

Get active during June is Recreation and Parks Month!

With summer just around the corner, June is the perfect month to boost your physical activity! In celebration of longer days and warmer weather, check out the town’s June is Recreation and Parks Month event calendar which is packed full of fun for the entire family. The next 30 days will focus on this year’s theme ‘Live it everyday!’ offering residents tons of opportunities to get active.

To officially launch June is Recreation and Parks Month, the Town of Oakville is offering free indoor rock climbing from noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. The brand new 20 foot high wall has eight top rope stations with 16 possible routes set for all levels of climbers.

“Whether you’re a beginner or advanced climber, your experience is sure to be fun and challenging,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture. “If you haven’t been down to check out our new rock climbing wall yet, mark it in your calendar and challenge yourself to reach new heights this month.”

Residents can also enjoy a swim at Brookdale outdoor pool or cool off at one of the town’s splash pads opening today. There’s also special events planned for youth, including free outdoor sports at the Bronte Youth Centre every Wednesday. For seniors, don’t miss the Seniors Sizzlers Camp Day on June 19 at Coronation Park featuring Inukshuk making, a drumming circle, heritage crafts, giant board games, a caricature artist and much more.

With more than 200 kilometres of picturesque trails, the town is also encouraging residents and walking groups to get active, get healthy and have fun doing it during the many walks, hikes, and events scheduled this month.

Make Your Move is the Town of Oakville’s public education and awareness program that promotes the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. The program encourages residents to become more active through various sports and recreational activities. June is Recreation and Parks month was first proclaimed in 2005 by Parks and Recreation Ontario, the Ontario Parks Association, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and Get Active Now. Ontario now has nearly 100 June is Recreation and Parks Month ambassadors.

To view the complete June is Recreation and Parks Month calendar of activities for all ages and abilities visit the June is page.

Media contact:

Brent Copeland
Marketing Supervisor
Recreation and Culture
905-845-6601, ext. 3080

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