Huntsville is fortunate to have many opportunities for active living at all ages. From local parks, trails and facilities, to social gatherings, to organized events and programs, there is something to suit everyone in the Spring & Summer Leisure Activity Guide.
Living an active life
The Town of Huntsville always encourages active living for life. To show the rest of Canada just how active we are, the Town is inviting everyone to participate in a new challenge.
Everyone of any age can join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge in June and help Huntsville be recognized as the active community it is. (And Huntsville could win a cool $150,000 for community projects in the process!)
First go to participaction.com and download the ParticipACTION app. Then track the time you, your family, or your group spends being active from June 1-21, 2020. It’s that easy and every minute logged in a profile with a Huntsville-area postal code counts toward our community’s score.
“I do think Huntsville is one of the most active communities in Canada,” says Babineau. “Let’s take on this challenge and show Canada who is the most active: Huntsville!”
Active kids stay active for life
Kids need to move. For their best health, kids should be moderately to vigorously active for at least 60 minutes total per day. And active kids tend to become active adults, contributing to healthy life overall.
The Town of Huntsville has a variety of programs to help you keep your kids active and engaged. From swim lessons to summer camps, and karate to counsellor training, being active is a lot of fun.
If you have a teen gearing up for a summer job, or maybe aiming to get their first babysitting gig, the Town offers first aid training, High Five training, and a babysitting course. These courses fill up quickly, so be sure to register to secure a spot.
Try something new
Have you always wanted to try Yoga or Tai Chi? Have a yearning to be a shutterbug? Heard about essential oils but aren’t sure where to start? Want to get in on a group activity? Turn to the Spring and Summer Leisure Activity Guide for a whole host of programs and activities, some new and some recurring favourites.
“We are always trying to meet the needs of the community, focusing on wellness, fitness, and good health,” says Babineau. “There are so many ways to incorporate activity into our everyday lives.”
Check out the new plant-based food or essential oil workshops, and adult and youth photography classes. Get introduced to horticultural therapy with a one-day workshop by Nancy Lee-Colibaba, a retired instructor from the Royal Botanical Gardens. Try pickleball or pick up a ukulele. Or drop in to a variety of drop-in sessions available every day of the week.
Get the guide
Pick up your copy of the Spring & Summer Leisure Activity Guide at one of these locations while they last: Town facilities, Freshco, Metro, Algonquin Outfitters, the Legion, Chartwell, Community Living Huntsville, Rogers Cove, the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce, and Foodland in Novar and Port Sydney.
Or view the guide online at huntsville.ca.
Note that the 55+ Adults Healthy Active Living Expo that was scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other programs have been postponed until April 5, 2020, but you can still register for spring and summer swim lessons, programs and camps!
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