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Recreation Day | Saturday, June 4

Come on Halifax! Get Out and Get Active on Recreation Day

Celebrate Recreation Day on Saturday, June 4, with many municipally-owned Community and Recreation Centres offering free programs and activities. Call your local Community Recreation Center for event details.

June is Recreation Month in Nova Scotia. Our municipal government has made it a priority to encourage healthy communities across the Halifax region. That means building safe, liveable and accessible neighbourhoods where residents have access to facilities and open spaces that foster connectivity and physical activity.

In case of inclement weather, please contact your local Community Recreation Centre to confirm if outdoor events will be going ahead.

Everyone has their favorite Recreation Activity. What’s yours? Share with #RECtasticJune. Don’t forget to be social and like Recreation Day on Facebook and follow Halifax Recreation (@HfxREC) on Twitter. Our hashtag is # RECtasticJune

Recreation Day Rocks!
Events on Saturday, June 4

Emera Oval

zoomba 1 - 4 p.m.

Come and play with Halifax Recreation staff and their special guests in celebration of Recreation Day. On Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1-4 p.m., we are hosting a RECtastic event at the Emeral Oval. Celebrate active living, healthy eating and more. The afternoon will include the following:

• 2-3 p.m. - Rec Day Rocks Giant Zumba Class taught by the energetic Elaine Fitzgerald Muise and Friends
• 1:15-1:45 p.m. - Studio in Essence Hula Hoop Demonstration featuring the Children’s class doing an amazing aerial hoop show
• 3:15 p.m. - Stiff as a Board Plank Contest - How long can you hold you plank!
• 2 p.m. - Hats Off to Rec Day 5k - 5Km Walk/Run around the Commons
• 12 p.m. and on - Free In-line skating, scootering, skate boarding and biking on the Emera Oval
• 1 p.m. - Craft activities and garden games
• 1 p.m. - Face painting by KC’s Face Painting
• 1:40 p.m. - Drumming
• Fabulous giveaways and prizes

A live music performance as well as a DJ (3:30 p.m.), will help us move our feet, to the beat, as we play and celebrate Recreation Day with family and friends!


Official opening of the Dartmouth Skate Board Park
60 Windmill Road, Dartmouth

Dartmouth Skateboard Park

1 p.m.
• Ribbon cutting with Councillor McCluskey
• Skate board demos
• Music
• Refreshments







Acadia Park
Lower Sackville
Loose Parts Play. Bring Your Imagination and take part in the creativity! 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Canada Games Centre
$3 Open swim 8-10 p.m.

Captain William Spry Centre
Free Swims at Captain William Spry Wave Pool
Captain William Spry Wave Swim: 2 to 3 p.m.
Captain William Spry Family Swim: 3 to 4 p.m.

Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre
Family outdoor games and activities on the field from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Cole Harbour Place
Cole Harbour
Bouncy Castles (Squash court #4) from 9 - 10 a.m.
Spin Class (Squash Court #3); Gear it up (Dance Studio); Face Paint/Crafts (Lagarde Room) from 10 - 11 a.m.
Bouncy Castles (Squash court #4) from 11 a.m.-12 noon
Choose to move (Dance Studio) from 11:15 a.m.- 12 noon
CHP Program Information station (Center Court) from 12 noon -2 p.m.
Toddler “Mates” Swimming class (Leisure Pool) from 12 noon -12:30 p.m.
Pre School “Skippers” Swimming class (Leisure Pool) from 12:30 - 1 p.m.
“Red Cross Swim Kids” class (Competition Pool) from 1 - 1:30 p.m.
“Swim to Survive” session (Competition Pool) from 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Subscriber Swim (CHP Members bring guest for free) (All Pools) from 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Family Fun Run (Forest Hills Trail) from 3 - 4 p.m.
Open Swim/Wet and wacky games (All Pools) from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Bouncy Castles (Squash court #4) and Aqua Zumba (Leisure Pool) from 5 - 6 p.m.
Kids Movie 6-8pm Lagarde Room from 6- 8 p.m.
Teen Swim (All pools) from 7- 8 p.m.

Cole Harbour Recreation Centre
1216 Cole Harbour Road
Family Zumba with Judy
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Dartmouth Sportsplex
Public swims that day for FREE. Open swims: 1 – 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Grahams Grove
Free Dragon Boating from 2-4 p.m.

Gordon R Snow
Fall River
Loose Parts Play 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Scooter Jam 1– 3 p.m.

Lebrun Centre
Making Tracks Workshop - morning and afternoon sessions
Call 902-490-4665

Musquodoboit Fitness Centre
Musquodoboit Harbour
8 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Open House free trial of Fitness Centre

Needham Pool
Free Open Swim 2 until 3:30 p.m.

Sackville Sports Stadium
409 Glendale Drive, Lower Sackville, NS
Free access to public swims, group exercise classes, indoor cycling class, and free access to the fitness centre
Public Swims:
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. lane swim
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. everyone welcome
5 - 6 p.m. everyone welcome
Indoor Cycling Class 8 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Group Exercise Classes 9 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. (Body Sculpt)
Zumba 9 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Beginner / Inter 10:05 a.m - 11 a.m.
Fitness Centre Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Tallahassee Recreation Centre
168 Redoubt Way, Eastern Passage
Open Gym
1-3 p.m.