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Take it outdoors for Move for Health Day in Penticton

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May 01, 2016 - 2:49 PM

PENTICTON - In celebration of Move for Health Day, Recreation Penticton wants you to ‘Take it Outdoors’! Stop by Rotary Park on Sunday, May 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the Take it Outdoors Showcase. 

The free hands-on showcase will include a variety of outdoor gear to try out. This includes kayaks, bikes and stand-up paddle boards which will be provided by our outdoor adventure program partner organizations.  

Local outdoor recreation resources highlighting various opportunities available in and around Penticton will also be available.

“With the support of BCRPA, we are excited to host this free outdoor recreation showcase and introduce people to different outdoor opportunities within the community” says Lori Mullin, Recreation & Culture Manager for the City of Penticton “We want to encourage the community to get active in celebration of Move for Health Day and inspire everyone to continue to participate in the great outdoors.”

Along with the info booths and trial equipment, Par-T-Perfect will be hosting a free KidsZone which will be sure to keep the kids busy and bouncing! Plus, all moms who visit will receive a special Mother’s Day gift too.

Move for Health Day was designated by the World Health Organization in 2002 as a worldwide day of physical activity. The BC Recreation and Park Association (BCRPA), with support from Healthy Families BC, has spearheaded the organization of this year’s Move for Health Day activities and encourage municipalities across the province to get British Columbians moving. All BC residents who participate in Move for Health day are being encouraged to log on to www.bcrpa.bc.ca/mfhd to see what types of events are taking place in their area.

For information, contact the Penticton Community Centre at 250-490-2426.

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