June is Recreation and Seniors' Month
Challenge yourself each day. Let’s get active Georgina!
Regularly taking part in recreation supports overall health and well-being, helping us to live longer and stronger both physically and mentally. Celebrate healthy, active living for life by participating everyday!
Town trails and the leash-free dog park are open with the following guidelines:
- Practice physical distancing of at least two metres.
- Leash and pick up after your dog.
- Take your litter home with you.
Parks remain closed with walk-through access only while on designated pathways. Park closures include playgrounds, benches and picnic tables.
For additional COVID-19 updates please visit georgina.ca/covid-19
This month, we challenge you to see how many JRPM activities you can accomplish on the JRPM BINGO Board. We would love to see your progress on social media and pictures of the activities you are doing to participate. Download the Bingo board and the activity guide and get started!
|June 2||Get kids moving with GoNoodle!||A free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful and keep on learning!|
|June 3||World Bicycle Day||Cycling is a wonderful workout. It can help shape a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. Check out Georgina’s cycling trails at georgina.ca/trails|
|June 4||Take a Walk on a Georgina Trail||Get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Go for a leisurely stroll or brisk walk through your neighbourhood or on a Georgina trail.|
|June 5||World Environment Day||The theme for 2020 is biodiversity. Do your part to take care of the Earth today and every day!|
|June 6||Health & Fitness Day||Celebrate Health & Fitness Day! Get moving, get active! Check out georgina.ca/RecreationAtHome for inspiration!|
|June 7||Meditate||Take some time to just sit on your floor, deck, patio or even your front step and meditate to keep your mind clear, fresh and focused.|
|June 8||Learn to Bird Watch||Did you know that there are over 500 species of bird in Ontario? Which ones are living in your neighbourhood?|
|June 9||Yoga at Home!||Pull out your yoga mat and do some stretches. Stretching clears the mind and renews the soul. Click the Fitness tab on Georgina’s Recreation at Home page to try our Yoga Poses!|
|June 10||Herbs and Spices Day||Grow your own herbs and spices! Visit the gardening section of georgina.ca/RecreationAtHome page for instructions!|
|June 11||Check out the Georgina Public Library’s eResources||Georgina Public Library provides 24/7 online access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, reference books, audiobooks and novels--free of charge with your library card.|
|June 12||Start to Run - And Keep Doing It!||Learn to run by starting out with a one-minute sprint and two-minute walk. Build your endurance up to run or sprint for five minutes straight.|
|June 13||Try out our Fitness Challenges!||Make time to work on yourself this month. Try Georgina’s Recreation at Home fitness challenges!|
|June 14||Fight boredom with Board Games!||Playing board or card games is a great way to bring the family together, exercise the mind and reduce stress. Play a family favorite, try something new or even create your own! Visit georgina.ca/RecreationAtHome for more fun for the entire family.|
|June 15||Get Growing!||June is the perfect time to plant! Make space for a garden or grow indoors! Check out georgina.ca/RecreationAtHome for some fun ideas!|
|June 16||Elder Abuse Awareness||
Check in with an elder in your life - say hi, see how they are and if they need anything. Visit https://bit.ly/2ZXm84E for more information.
|June 17||Workout: Lower Body||Take time to focus your workouts on your lower body including your glutes, quads, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs and calves.|
|June 18||Stay active! Stay healthy!||Get connected and get active every weekday at 12 PM (EST) with ParticipACTION|
|June 19||National 'Selfie Day'||June 21 is National 'Selfie Day'. Show us how you are taking part in Recreation & Seniors Month! Take a selfie and tag us #georginaroc|
|June 20||National Indigenous Peoples Day||Annually held on June 21 to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of the nation’s Aboriginal peoples. There are three Aboriginal groups in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.|
|June 21||Celebrate Dad!||Dedicate time to connect with the dads in your life! Whether it’s in person, over the phone or online. Let them know you care!|
|June 22||Connect with Nature & Contribute to Science!||iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Connect with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature!|
|June 23||Hockey Night in Canada||Hone your hockey skills, go for a rollerblade, practise your shooting skills, followed up with some hockey-themed trivia!|
|June 24||Upcycle Day!||Try upcycling - take something old & make it new! Try out the ROC’s Loose Parts Play activity from our Recreation at Home page.|
|June 25||Take a walk on the Hodgson Trail||Georgina offers a range of trail experiences and places to discover, why not check out the Hodgson Trail?|
|June 26||Practise Swimming Skills!||Have you ever wondered how you can practise and/or enhance your swimming skills at home, even if you don’t have a pool?|
|June 27||Summer Snowboarding||Be ready to snowboard at the ROC! Practise your skills through the summer months with Burton’s Indoor/Backyard Snowboarding ideas!|
|June 28||Leash Free Dog Park!||Take your four-legged friend for a run in our leash free dog park! Check out our Municipal Facilities and Amenities Map.|
|June 29||Explore Arts & Culture||Play with art using your phone, take a virtual tour, recreate art with food! Check out all the fun things you can do at home!|
|June 30||Dance with The National Ballet of Canada!||Join National Ballet Dancers as they lead classes and workouts online!|