June has been proclaimed Parks and Recreation month in Canada. Saskatchewan summers are short and time spent outside enjoying the warm weather is precious. Parks and recreation facilities are where many people choose to spend much of this time. Soccer pitches, ball fields and playgrounds bring friends, families and communities together.

Fresh air alone has many health benefits; from giving us energy to helping strengthen our immune system. Physical activity is immensely important. Getting outside and getting active aide in improving our mental and physical wellness, help us get in touch with nature and allow us the opportunity to slow down and take a break from the everyday hustle.

At a meeting of town council in Kindersley, on May, 27th, Mayor Rod Perkins proclaimed the month of June 2019 to be Recreation and Parks month in Kindersley.

‘That the Council of The Town of Kindersley encourages all residents to participate in recognizing the benefits of green spaces within our communities and the benefits that recreation, parks, and leisure services provide.’

Kindersley is planning on hosting a 'movie in the park' night as part of its celebration.

Rosetown, alike, plans to take part in this important initiative. Kelli Emmons, Recreation Director for the town, shares what is going on in Rosetown.

“Here in Rosetown we are going to be having a free mini-golf night at the tourism centre on June, 21st.”

Emmons mentioned that this is a free event and it is open to everyone.