June is Recreation and Parks Month - open house at Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre

TORONTO, June 8, 2013 /CNW/ - June was officially proclaimed as Recreation and Parks Month in Toronto at a kickoff event at Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre this afternoon. Residents and special guests were offered sports and recreation activities to experience.

"Recreation enhances quality of life, balanced living and lifelong learning - it helps people live happier and longer lives," said Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38 Scarborough Centre). "Now that the warm weather is here, there is no better time to remind everyone in Toronto about the great opportunities the City has to offer for summer recreation. We also want to remind parents that now is the time to enrol their children in any of the summer camp programs the City offers."

Attendees were able to sample a bit of everything that Scarborough Centennial Community Centre has to offer this summer and year round, including swimming, skating, basketball, preschool activities, fitness programs and a virtual summer camp experience. Guests were able to try each recreational activity offered as well as arts and crafts.

The afternoon started with official remarks and the reading of the proclamation. Guests were also entertained by music from DJ Mike.

More information about events taking place during the month of June is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks.

A listing of all programs and activities is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/torontofun.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SOURCE: City of Toronto

For further information:

Media contact: Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726, pfrmedialine@toronto.ca


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