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Family Day is Time to Play!

February 12, 2010 – The Parks Division and the Recreation & Culture Division are pleased to offer many recreational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy on the ‘Family Day’ holiday Monday, Feb. 15.

“We invite everyone to have a fun, active Family Day,” said Paul Fayrick, Manager – Parks Division. “To help make Family Day memorable, we are pleased to offer several activities that are free or low-cost. This is a perfect day to enjoy Thunder Bay’s many rinks, parks, pools and recreational activities across the City.”

Supervised outdoor rink sites will be open from 1– 9 pm (weather-permitting) at:
 Brent Park  James Street  Carrick
 Wayland   Current River West Thunder
 Oliver Road  Chapples  North End
 Charry Park  Volunteer Pool Tarbutt
 West End

The sliding hill at Centennial Park is open and there is no charge to go sliding or tobogganing.

Public/Family Recreational Swims will be held at Sir Winston Churchill Community Pool and Volunteer Pool from 1 pm – 4 pm. Regular admission rates apply. The Canada Games Complex is also hosting a Public/Family Recreational Swim from 12 pm – 5 pm. Free use of the Thunderslide is included with the price of regular admission for Family Day.

North McIntyre Recreation Centre, located at 2051 Government Road, is hosting their ‘Family Fun Day’ from 9 am – 4 pm. Activities include a Pancake Breakfast, all-day skating, skating skills competition, broomball, snow sculptures, snowshoeing, bingo, karaoke, crafts, games, face painting, shuffleboard, darts, board games tables and more.

For more information, call (807) 625-2351 or visit

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Contact: Paul Fayrick, Manager – Parks Division, 625-2355.