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Holiday Recreation Schedule Released

Posted on Thursday December 21, 2017

The Town of Essex Community Services Department is excited to release its full holiday recreation schedule, featuring free skate and swim offerings throughout the season. The schedule includes a number of programs sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

“We’re fortunate in the Town of Essex to have such great community support which helps us offer free recreational programming,” said Cynthia Cakebread, Manager of Recreation and Culture. “We strive to give families the opportunity to stay active during the holidays without breaking the bank.”

Events include:

• Free Family Skate hosted by the Town of Essex on New Year’s Eve at the Essex Centre Sports Complex and Harrow Colchester South Community Centre, from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

• Free Recreational Swim hosted by the Town of Essex on New Year’s Day at the Essex Recreation Complex, from 1:30 to 3:30pm.

• Free Skate at the Essex Centre Sports Complex sponsored by the Victoria Wellness Centre on Friday, December 22 from 2:30 to 5:00pm.

• Free Family and Recreational Swims at the Essex Recreation Complex sponsored by Healthy Kids Community Challenge on Friday, December 29 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

• Free Skate at the Essex Centre Sports Complex and Harrow Colchester South Community Centre sponsored by Tim Hortons on Wednesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 28 from 2:00 to 3:20pm.

• Free Skates and Swims throughout the holiday break sponsored by the Town of Essex, thanks to funding from Pathway to Potential.

All events hosted by the Town will include raffles and ballots for prizes and program credits. For a full holiday recreation schedule, please visit www.essex.ca/HolidayRecreation

Starting December 26, eligible families can also look forward to 90% discounts on recreation programming thanks to funding from Pathway to Potential. To apply for subsidized funding, please call 519-776-8992.