Shake your chakras to kick off June is Recreation and Parks Month!

Tons of activities planned to fill your June social calendar

Namaste! What could be more relaxing than an evening of yoga in the park to celebrate the official kick off of June is Recreation and Parks Month. For a $5 donation, invigorate your mind, body and soul on Friday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Coronation Park. All proceeds go to Oakville’s RecConnect Fund which helps children in need participate in recreational programs. Don’t forget your yoga mat and water!

“With summer just around the corner, June is the perfect month to boost your outdoor activity,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Our latest citizen survey results tell us that Oakville offers a great quality of life. We have beautiful parks and amazing waterfront views so I encourage residents to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and take in the open air while getting fit for a great cause.” 

The Town of Oakville has a variety of activities planned to keep the entire family active and entertained all month long. Looking for something to do with the grandparents? Mark your calendars because June 8 is the 20th Anniversary of the Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre for Seniors with celebrations starting at 1 p.m. Additional special events have been planned throughout the month to commemorate this special occasion.

Youth are invited to drop-in to the Bronte Youth Centre for foosball, air hockey, ultimate Frisbee and soccer—or adults and youth can take advantage of Free Fitness Sundays (ages 14+) at our community centres. Check out our all-ages Go Skateboarding Day on Tuesday, June 21 at Kinoak Arena or show your support at the United Way Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Club on June 29.

With more than 140 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 fundraisers scheduled this month.

Kids can also keep active this summer by participating in the Junior Summer Active Challenge which encourages young people ages four to 13 to complete 60 physical activities over the course of the summer. Once participants hit each of the three milestones, they’ll receive a free swim, skate or climb pass and have their names entered into a draw for a chance to win great prizes. The challenge runs from June 1 through to September 1, 2011.

“Getting out, being active and having fun is what summer’s all about!” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture. “Oakville’s Junior Summer Active Challenge encourages kids to get active this summer and rewards them for reaching their goals. It’s proven to be an increasingly popular program in Oakville, gaining momentum every summer.”

First proclaimed in 2005 by Parks and Recreation Ontario, the Ontario Parks Association, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and Get Active Now, Ontario currently has over 70 June is Recreation and Parks Month Ambassadors.

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For more information contact:

Louise Veres
Recreation Supervisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3154
lveres@oakville.ca

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005
jivings@oakville.ca


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Shake your chakras to kick off June is Recreation and Parks Month!