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June is Recreation and Parks Month 

is a way to celebrate and promote the many benefits of recreation and parks programs and services.

It highlights the great things that are happening in our communities that enhance the quality of life of community residents.

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June is Recreation and Parks Month is about recognizing the importance of recreation and parks for physical, social, environmental, and health benefits.


There are a number of special days in June, which provide the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the many benefits of recreation and parks.


Intergenerational Day

Inuvialuit Day

World Environment Day

International Trails Day

National Health and Fitness Day

World Oceans Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Saint-Jean Baptiste Day

National Canoe Day

Canadian Multiculturalism Day


COVID-19 has created many uncertainties and recreation and parks play a major role in our recovery. Supporting the physical and mental health of community-members, recreation and parks help improve our resilience in these difficult times and bring back a sense of normality.

While JRPM may look a little different this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram for JRPM inspiration. Please be sure to follow GNWT public health directives when showing your appreciation for recreation and parks this June!

Host a Free Event for JRPM

The NWTRPA usually offers June Get Active Grants, to support communities in hosting free-to-the-public community events that get people physically active together. 

Due to the current ongoing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NWTRPA is instead offering our Active, Resilient, Connected Grant Program. 

Organizations are encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 to host three recreation opportunities that follow public health directives* and are free and open to the public, whether online or in-person; or up to $500 to purchase recreation equipment that is made available to everyone in the community to use for free

* IMPORTANT: Any use of grant funds must be in line with GNWT public health directives at the time the grant is used (for events, this means at the time of the event); please also read up-to-date guidelines for Gatherings and Events. Emerging Wisely: Path to Eased Public Health Restrictions should also be consulted.


NWT Recreation and Parks Association Box 841, 4908 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association's physical office is located in Sǫ̀mba K'è on Chief Drygeese Territory in Treaty 8, the traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene and the North Slave Métis, also known as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

P. (867) 669-8375      

F. (867) 669-6791