Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Recreation to be the focus for Prince Rupert through the month of June

Prince Rupert's Recreation Complex is just one of a number of places
where residents of the city can enjoy the city's recreation resources

The City of Prince Rupert has dedicated this month as one to become more engaged with recreation options in the community, with City Council having added Prince Rupert to the list of communities to name June as Recreation and Parks month.

As part of the program launch today, David Geronazzo, the City's Director of Recreation and Community Services offered up a few comments to highlight the city's commitment to recreation.

“In Prince Rupert we have access to a huge variety of parks, trails, outdoor spaces, and facilities which provide countless recreational opportunities for residents and visitors year round. The benefits of recreation are immense, from reduced health costs to increased sustainability and wellness, and we are fortunate to be able to access these resources. They are part of what makes Prince Rupert such a wonderful place to live and play,”

Earlier today, the City's communication manager, Veronika Stewart outlined what's ahead for the community with an information release that makes note of the city's plans for the month ahead to encourage residents to become more active.

As part of the focus for the month, the City will be featuring a  Recreation float in this Saturday's Seafest parade and they have launched a social media campaign to help spur on some interest.

Towards encouragement for the social media plans, the city is offering an opportunity to win a Three month pass to the recreation complex for those who participate in a photo contest.

To be entered in the competition being run through the Recreation Department Facebook page, submitted photos must feature the hashtags of #RupertRec2019 or #JRPM2019. 

Learn more about the contest here.

The City is also hosting a community Open House on June 28th, making for a one stop opportunity to learn of all the programming that is available from local facilities in the city.

Is the Rushbrook Trail part of your exercise regimen?
Take a photo while on the trail and submit it in the
the City of Prince Rupert's recreation contest

The dedication to a fitter lifestyle is also being found in the hallways, offices and workshops of the City of Prince Rupert, with civic employees currently taking part in a Fitness challenge.

You can learn more about the city's June focus on Recreation here.

Over the last week or so, copies of the June-August Active Living Guide were delivered to homes across the city, providing a full overview of what programs are offered by the Recreation Department.

If you didn't receive one, you can pick a copy up at the Civic Centre complex or access it through the Recreation Department's website.

For more items on the City of Prince Rupert, see our City Council Discussions feature.

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