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2017-06-20 - City Announces Free Lunchtime Programming for Summer Months

The City of Charlottetown is launching a new lunchtime program called "Fun in the City’s Greenspace", which will take place in Rochford Square, every Wednesday in July and August, from 12 – 1 p.m.

Fun in the City’s Greenspace has a diverse range of free programming. The programming will provide an opportunity for people who live, work, or visit Charlottetown to enjoy the City’s heritage square, while taking part in a fun, organized activity. The goal is to encourage use of the greenspaces, promote healthy active lifestyles, and social activity. The types of activities range from exercise classes, such as yoga and tai chi, to lawn games, such as washer toss and bocci ball, and much more.

"We encourage residents and visitors to enjoy and take advantage of the weather in the summer months, especially by visiting our beautiful, open greenspaces in Charlottetown," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "The free programming we are offering is another way to reach and achieve the goals outlined in the new Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, but it’s also a way to demonstrate how our parks and greenspaces can be used."

Picnic tables and blankets will be available for participants who would rather relax and eat their lunch. The Confederation Centre Public Library will also be participating most Wednesdays, with books for all ages that the public can borrow directly from the park with their library card. 

"By offering new activities each week, we hope to reach people of all different interests, demographics, and mobility levels," said Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy, Chair of Environment and Sustainability committee. "We receive a lot of requests to provide additional, free programming and are thrilled to announce this excellent schedule."

The scheduled programming meets a number of the goals and actions outlined in the new Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, including:
• Encourage more programming in the City’s greenspaces (e.g. yoga in the park, games and social activities);
• Continue to provide low-cost activities and free programming;
• Explore opportunities to use existing City spaces in new ways;
• And, continue to provide opportunities for seniors to be involved in the community.

For more information on Fun in the City’s Greenspace, including full programming details, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/greenspace.php.

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Media contact:
Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



Read more: FuninGreenspacefinal.pdf

Visit the website: www.charlottetown.ca/greenspace.php.

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