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June 22, 2024

12:00 am

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Severn, Ontario

June is Recreation and Parks Month - June 17-23: Guardians - This event has already occurred

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday, June 23, 2024 12:00 am

Event Details:

The theme of JRPM 2024 is Community Thrives Here. This theme is meant to communicate that recreation and parks bring communities together in. Visting parks and participating in recreational pursuits help Ontarians enhance their quality of life through connecting them with community and encouraging active lifestyles.

Throughout June, each week will focus on a specific sub-theme. The visuals for the week reflect the individual theme. This week the theme is:

June 17-23: Guardians

Guardians week will focus on parks, conservation, and the role that parks and recreation plays in ecological restoration and preservation.

As we delve into the third week of JRPM 2024, let's highlight the importance of parks, conservation, and the role of parks and recreation in ecological restoration and preservation.

  1. Week 3 of "Where am I?" park discovery contest: Clues for the third week of our park discovery contest will be released on June 20. Follow our social media channels to participate.

  2. Explore the beauty of nature at Bass Lake Woodlands Park: Bring your camera and capture the stunning scenery of Bass Lake Woodlands Park (1956 Pine Avenue). Enjoy picturesque views of the lake, lush woodlands, and vibrant flora. Time to be announced.

  3. Create a bottle feeder: Try your hand at creating a bottle feeder from a plastic bottle to attract birds to your garden. This is a self-guided activity with instructions provided on our website. Parental supervision is highly recommended.

  4. First day of Summer: Celebrate the start of summer with outdoor activities and fun under the sun! Whether you're gardening or enjoying a barbecue with friends and family, embrace the vibrant energy of the season.

  5. Washago Garden Club clean-up: Join the Washago Garden Club's clean-up event to help keep our community green spaces beautiful. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, your help is invaluable in keeping Washago blooming and beautiful. Starts at 9:00 a.m.

  6. Washago Centennial Park sport court opening: Join us for the grand opening of our new multi-use sport courts. Experience sports demonstrations, food truck treats, and be part of the excitement as we unveil these fantastic community assets. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  7. National Indigenous Peoples Day: On June 21st, let's honour and celebrate the diverse cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples. It's a time to reflect on the resilience, wisdom, and traditions passed down through generations. Let's acknowledge the importance of Indigenous voices and histories in shaping our communities and fostering understanding and respect for all.

  8. Marchmont Community Park sport court opening: Another chance to celebrate the grand opening of our new multi-use sport courts. Enjoy sports demonstrations, food truck goodies, and be part of the excitement as we officially open these community assets. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Let's celebrate Guardians week by recognizing the vital role that parks and recreation play in preserving our natural environment and ensuring a sustainable future for all.


Stephanie Van Luven - Recreation Programmer
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