Char­lot­te­town launches pro­grams for 2016 win­ter ac­tive cam­paign

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HEALTH/COMMUNITY -

The Char­lot­te­town Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment has launched its 2016 Win­ter Ac­tive Cam­paign with free ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to en­cour­age peo­ple of all ages to be more ac­tive dur­ing the win­ter months.

Im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life for all of the res­i­dents in the City of Char­lot­te­town is very im­por­tant,” says Mayor Clifford Lee.

“Re­gard­less of the sea­son, we strive to en­sure there is a range of ac­tiv­i­ties that en­cour­age peo­ple to live ac­tive life­styles and take ad­van­tage of the out­doors and all that our great city has to of­fer.”

A free snow­shoe­ing pro­gram is be­ing of­fered on Sun­days, be­gin­ning Jan. 17 un­til March 6, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Vic­to­ria Park (snow con­di­tions per­mit­ting). A lim­ited num­ber of snow­shoes will be avail­able for use. A Go!Skat­ing pro­gram is also avail­able. It in­cludes free fam­ily skates on Sun­day, Jan. 17 from 34 p.m. at the Cody Banks Arena and Sun­day, Feb. 14 from 2-3 p.m. at the Sim­mons Arena.

A free 10-week Learn to Run pro­gram will take place on Wed­nes­days be­gin­ning Jan. 27 from 6-7 p.m. at the UPEI Sports Cen­tre (Field House). In­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als can email Christo­pher Drum­mond at cdrum­mond@char­lot­te­town.ca to pr­ereg­is­ter for the Learn to Run pro­gram.

The fol­low­ing trails/board­walks are avail­able for win­ter walk­ing: the board­walk from Vic­to­ria Park to the Friendly Phar­macy, Vic­to­ria Park trails, Beach Grove trails and the Con­fed­er­a­tion Trail, within City lim­its.

For cross-coun­try skiers, the City main­tains groomed ski trails at Vic­to­ria Park and Belvedere Golf Course. Ski trail maps are avail­able at the parks and recre­ation depart­ment at City Hall, 199 Queen St.

More de­tails of the cam­paign can be found on the City’s web­site at www.char­lot­te­town.ca by click­ing on the Win­ter Ac­tiv­i­ties but­ton (Di­rect URL: www.char­lot­te­town.ca/win­ter­ac­tive.php). Please note that out­door ac­tiv­i­ties are weather de­pen­dent.

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