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Brantford to host free and low-cost activities in June

City of BrantfordBrantford to host free and low-cost activities in June

Residents are invited to enjoy a variety of free and low-cost activities, such as yoga, pickleball, darts, swimming and more to celebrate Recreation and Parks and Seniors’ Month this June in the City of Brantford.

Activities will be available from June 3 to 30, 2023 with a full list of programs and details available online at www.Brantford.ca/ParksMonth.

“I’m pleased to see staff offer a wide variety of recreational programming as we know staying active can play a significant role in building stronger communities, fostering physical and emotional well-being, and creating safe places for play and fitness,” said Kevin Davis, Mayor for the City of Brantford. “In an effort to ensure everyone has the opportunity to access recreation and try new and fun activities, there is free programming for individuals of all ages throughout the City.”

Kids aged 7 to 12 will love Splash and Fun where they can participate in fun games and activities in the gymnasium at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre followed by a splash in the pool. Kids aged 4 to 12 can enjoy a night out with friends at Kids Night Out where they participate in staff-led crafts, games, spots and more! There’s also Toonie swims, drop-in sports such as basketball, pickleball and so much more. Residents can try something new while staying active with one of the City’s free fitness classes such as yoga, pool fitness, Dancefit and more. Free activities geared to older adults include carpet bowling, darts, euchre and pickleball.

“Our parks team is working hard every day to make sure our parks and playgrounds are in good shape for everyone to enjoy,” said Rick Cox, Director of Parks and Facilities Services for the City of Brantford. “Whether it’s on the trails or one of the City’s sports fields, there are many great opportunities for active recreation. We’ve recently opened up our refurbished pickleball and tennis courts at the Steve Brown Sports Complex for drop-in play, and the Rotary Bike Park is now open.”

The City of Brantford recognizes June as Seniors Month with a free expanded version of the Healthy Aging Passport geared to older adults. The Healthy Aging Passport is a great opportunity for adults 55 years and over to try a wide variety of free activities offered by local community partners from June 1 to September 15, 2023. Free passports can be picked up at Customer Service inside Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street, the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street and all City of Brantford community centres. Details can be found online at www.Brantford.ca/HealthyAgingPassport. Join Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis for the Seniors Month Flag Raising at Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street on Monday, June 5 2023, at 10 a.m.

Brantford Transit is celebrating Seniors Month by offering free rides to older adults (50+). From June 1 to 30, riders can take advantage of free travel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. any day of the week. Older adults wishing to take advantage of free transit must travel with a valid photo ID and present it upon boarding. Learn more online at www.Brantford.ca/Transit.

For more information about activities and programs in the City of Brantford, visit www.Brantford.ca or call Customer Service at 519-759-4150.

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