June is Recreation and Parks Month!

Wed, June 5, 2019

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – At last Monday’s Council meeting, Prince Rupert added our name to the list of communities that have named June Recreation and Parks month as part of a promotion led by the BC Recreation and Parks Association. The event is intended to highlight all of the different recreation programming and facilities we have in Prince Rupert, and encourage residents to enjoy them. You’ll see a Recreation float this year in the Seafest parade and a social media campaign asking the community to share images that show, don’t tell, your experience of 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,” says David Geronazzo, the City’s Director of Recreation and Community Services.  

“I want to invite you all to join us in celebrating June is Parks and Recreation Month. Keep your eyes on the Recreation Facebook page for details of our social media photo contest: What Does Recreation Mean to You?.”

People who submit photos depicting what recreation means to you as part of our contest, with the hashtags #RupertRec2019 and #JRPM2019 will be entered to win a 3 month pass to the Recreation Complex. 

There will also be a community open-house hosted on June 28th, so bring your friends and family to come and check out all the great programming our local facilities have on offer.

 This month also means you might see more City staffers at the gym in their down time – as there is an internal inter-Department fitness challenge over the course of the month. So we’ll see you at the gym and on the trails!

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager

250 627 0976

veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca

 

Press Release - June is Recreation and Parks Month