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2016-01-11 - Charlottetown Launches Programs for 2016 Winter Active Campaign

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 our residents in the City of Charlottetown is very important," said 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 January 17 until March 6, from 2 p.m. until 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, January 17 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cody Banks Arena and Sunday, February 14 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Simmons Arena.

A free 10-week Learn to Run program will take place on Wednesdays beginning January 27 from 6 p.m. until 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 Street.

"The activities and programs offered through our Winter Active Campaign are free and open to all ages," said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Leisure Activities Committee. "The campaign is offered annually and is just one of the many fantastic programs and initiatives available through our Parks and Recreation Department. I’d like to thank the staff and sponsors who help make this campaign possible. Working together to offer these programs for the citizens of Charlottetown is a testament to our continued commitment to promoting active living."

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.

The 2016 Winter Active Campaign was made possible by Ocean 100, Go!Charlottetown and Hot 105.5.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 902-368-1025.

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Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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