Submitted Media Release

Each June, communities across Ontario celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM). JRPM is recognized by municipalities, community organizations, and schools as a way of promoting the benefits of being active and recognizing the contribution that recreation and parks make to quality of life.

Access to park and recreation is a fundamental human need that helps foster personal health, strong communities, and social inclusion. JRPM celebrates Ontario’s spectacular parks and recreation services and raises awareness for the role they play as a pathway to individual, community and environmental well-being.

The City of Brantford has added a wide variety of free and low-cost activities to celebrate JRPM and in hopes that the Community will get out and try something new. There is something available for all ages and activity levels. To learn more about what the City is doing to celebrate JRPM, please visit brantford.ca/parksandrecreation or view a full list of activities and locations below.

“The City of Brantford Parks and Recreation department is proud to showcase the wide variety of recreational activities and programs we offer for all ages and abilities and the vast and beautiful recreation facilities, parks, playgrounds and trails we have in the City,” Sandy Jackson, General Manager, Community Programs Parks & Recreation.

About JRPM
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 on PRO, please visit www.prontario.org

WHERE:
Beckett Adult Leisure Centre (219 & 225 Colborne Street)
Bell Homestead National Historic Site (94 Tutela Heights road)
Branlyn Community Centre (238 Brantwood Park Road)
Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre (333 Erie Avenue)
Earl Haig Family Fun Park (101 Market Street, South)
Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie Street)
Mohawk Park (51 Lynnwood Drive)
T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre (16 Morrell Street)
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (254 North Park Street)
Woodman Park Community Centre (491 Grey Street)

DETAILS:
Saturday, June 1
It’s National Health and Fitness Day! Free fitness and gymnasium admission at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Visit waynegretzkysportscentre.ca for details.

Sunday, June 2
June is also Bike Month. Dust off your wheels and take them for a spin on our local trails.

Monday, June 3
Free drop-in basketball 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for ages 11 to 17 years or 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 18 to 24 years at Woodman Park Community Centre.

Tuesday, June 4
Free Line Dancing at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for ages 50 years and over.

Wednesday, June 5
Free adult badminton from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Branlyn Community Centre for 18 years and over.

Thursday, June 6
Free Women on Weights fitness class from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 13 years and over.

Friday, June 7
Free Aquafit class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre 13 years and over.

Sunday, June 9
Get active on our local trail system. Walk or ride the beautiful Grand Valley Trail or Brantford Rail Trail.

Monday, June 10
Free Tai Chi from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for 50 years and over.
Free Kids Night Out program from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre for ages 6 to 12 years.

Tuesday, June 11
It’s Toonie Tuesday Public Swim from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

Wednesday, June 12
Free Kids Night Out program from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Branlyn Community Centre for 6 to 12 years.

Thursday, June 13
Free Adult Skate from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 18 years and over.
Free Sportsrageous program from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre for 6 to 12 years.

Friday, June 14
2 for 1 admission to Youth Basketball from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 11 to 17 years.

Saturday, June 15
Check out Brantford Rotary Park at Waterworks Park. Bring your helmet!

Sunday, June 16
Free round of Mini-golf from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Earl Haig Family Fun Park. All ages welcome.

Monday, June 17
Enjoy a stroll through beautiful Glenhryst Gardens.

Tuesday, June 18
Free Zumba from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 15 years and over.

Thursday, June 20
Free Yoga from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 13 years and over.

Friday, June 21
Free round of Mini-golf for seniors from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Earl Haig Family Fun Park for 45 years and over.
Free Euchre at 1:00 p.m. at Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for 50 years and over.

Saturday, June 22
Summer Serenade Concert with the Brantford Memorial Concert Band at 7:00 p.m. at Bell Homestead National Historic Site.
Free Tai Chi from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Harmony Square for all ages.

Sunday, June 23
Have a picnic at Mohawk Park and don’t forget to bring bocce balls or Frisbees for a game of Frisbee Golf or enjoy the splash pad and play grounds.

Monday, June 24
Free Sport Zone program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Major Ballachey Hub (105 Rawdon Street) for 5 to 12 years.

Tuesday, June 25
Free Kids Club program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Major Ballachey Hub (105 Rawdon Street) for 5 to 12 years.

Wednesday, June 26
Beat the heat and enjoy a walk on the cool free Indoor Walking Track at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for all ages

Thursday, June 27
Free Shuffleboard from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm. At Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for 50 years and over.

Friday, June 28
Welcome to Summer 2 for 1 public swim admission from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. All ages welcome.

Saturday, June 29
Summer Fitness and Gymnasium schedules for Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre available online at waynegretzkysportscentre.ca find something new to try!

Sunday, June 30
Get ready for Brantford’s Canada Day celebrations.