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Local recreation venues celebrating Heritage Day


TRURO - The Cougar Dome and the Rath Eastlink Community Centre are joining forces to offer families a day filled with fun in celebration of Nova Scotia’s first Heritage Day holiday on Feb. 16.

Truro Elementary school's Kyle Stewart hits a tennis ball during an introdcutory lesson recently held at the Cougar Dome in Truro for Grade 4 students.

 Beginning at 10 a.m., on the holiday, families within Colchester County and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a wide array of activities beginning at the Cougar Dome and ending at the RECC.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cougar Dome will be offering: tennis, SNAG golf, pickleball, face painting, relay races, balloon tag, a treasure hunt and more.

 

“It truly is going to be a day focused on families and fun! Having celebrated ‘Family Day’ in Ottawa many times, prior to returning to Truro, I can attest to the fact that they do it right,” said Tanya Colburne, facility director, the Cougar Dome, in a news release. “All in the Capital work to ensure the holiday enables individuals to spend quality time together, while having fun – we wanted to do the same. So, we thought (the Cougar Dome and the RECC), why not collaborate on this one to make the festivities bigger, better and affordable? It’s going to be a great day.”

 

The RECC activities kick-off at 1p.m. with hip hop kids’ dance, yoga, community climbing, public skating and an open swim ending at 7:30 pm.

 

“The RECC and the Cougar Dome both offer very different recreation opportunities,” said Joy Hewitt, membership sales/front desk manager at the RECC. “We are so excited to offer an affordable package to families that give them so many different opportunities to be active. There really is something for the whole family.”

 

A $25 family day pass provides access to both venues, and is available for purchase in advance from either the RECC or the Cougar Dome. Day passes for each individual location are also available at a cost of $5/person up to $15/family.

 

 

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