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.
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.
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.