With the first day of Summer only 3 weeks away, it is clear that summer is in full bloom. Taking a stroll along the lakefront, High Park Sorauren Park or any of the many small playgrounds in our neighbourhood, we all will see a plethora of people enjoying socially distanced parks visits in the sunshine.
These days, more people than ever before are grateful for the opportunities to get outside, get exercise, and visit loved ones, in our parks. Fitting then, that June is “Recreation and Parks Month”!
What is Recreation and Parks Month?
Recreation and Park Month is a movement that promotes the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health. Communities across Ontario have embraced JRPM as a way to promote local programs and events, parks and facilities that are available for all citizens to enjoy (Parks and Recreation Ontario).
Activity BINGO Challenge!
This month, Parks and Recreation Ontario challenges all of us to see how many activities you can accomplish on the Activity BINGO Board. Share your progress on social media and pictures of the activities you are doing to participate. Download the Bingo board and the activity guide below and get started!
To help you out, Parks and Recreation Ontario has created an activity guide with ideas on how to fulfill each category for different age groups.