June is Recreation and Parks Month

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Attend the June 14 event and enjoy 30 days of recreation!


June is Recreation and Parks Month – a time to promote the benefits of recreation and parks for our physical, social and environmental health. To celebrate, the City of Vaughan has a number of ways you can get involved and be active.


Recreation and Parks Month event

You’re invited to attend a free outdoor event in the courtyard at Vaughan City Hall (2141 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.) from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. There  will be music, popcorn, a Zumba class (located in the courtyard) and a pickleball game (located on the tennis court). Join us and spend your lunch hour working up a sweat! There will also be booths set up in the courtyard featuring literature, activities and/or giveaways.


30 days of recreation

Throughout June, the City is offering 30 days of activities at community centres for all ages and interests! From acrylic painting and panda-drawing workshops, to coding a LEGO robot and rollerblading, swimming and so many other sports, there's something fun for everyone! Pre-registration is required at vaughan.perfectmind.com.


Registered recreation program highlights include:

  • Ocean-themed crafting and a panda-drawing workshop for children, as well as acrylic painting for adults (coffee and treats included!)
  • Family-friendly programs for parents and children to enjoy together: mindfulness, rollerblading, basketball, badminton and creating eco-friendly art during a nature hike
  • A range of sports, including archery, tennis, badminton, taekwondo and pickleball
  • Coding LEGO robots, computer programming and creating Roblox video games
  • Counselling sessions regarding mental health, bullying and support for families with autistic youth, delivered in partnership with York Support Services Network


FREE recreational swims and $5 drop-in recreational sports and fitness classes

In addition to registered programs, residents of all ages can enjoy FREE recreational and length swims, as well as aquafitness classes on select days and times. Five-dollar drop-in recreational sports, such as volleyball and basketball, will be offered, as well as $5 fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, spin, bootcamp, Tabata and circuit training. Individuals aged 13 years and older will have FREE access to Vaughan Fitness Centres on Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 21.


Pre-registration at vaughan.perfectmind.com is recommended. Limited spots will be available for walk-ins one hour prior to the start of a recreational swim or fitness class.


Download the calendar of month-long activities at vaughan.ca/recreation.


If you require assistance creating an online registration account, call Service Vaughan at 905-832-2281, email rec@vaughan.ca or watch this short informational video.


Donate to RecAssist Online

All proceeds from Recreation and Parks Month programming will go towards RecAssist, the City's fee assistance program, which helps subsidize the cost of recreation programs and swim lessons for low-income individuals and families in Vaughan.


Unable to attend a program but want to contribute? Donations to RecAssist can now be made online at vaughan.perfectmind.com in denominations of $5, $10 or $25. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $25 or more. Learn more about our fee assistance programs at vaughan.ca/recreation.


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