Recreation Month How-To's


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Activity "How-to" Guides

June 1

  • Recreation and Park Month - Join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. Try it here
  • National AccessAbility Awareness Week - Lets Play Ball colouring book (Inclusive). Check it out here

June 2

  • Recreation and Park Month - Visit Newmarket Parks and Playgrounds. Check it out here
  • National AccessAbility Awareness Week - Have fun with The Dance Ability Movement. Watch it here
  • Bike Month -  Family Biking Webinar presented by York Region. Check it out here

June 3

June 4

  • Fitness Friday - Tabata is high-intensity interval training consisting of eight sets of a chosen exercise at 100% effort for 20 seconds with a brief rest of 10 seconds.  For a full-body workout, do the 5 moves below, complete all 8 sets of the first exercise, rest for 1 minute, and then repeat the Tabata for the next exercise. 
  • National AccessAbility Awareness Week - Special Olympics School of Strength, Learn 3 levels of strength and endurance training. Check it out here

June 5

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June 10

  • Water Safety Week - Always Swim with a Buddy. Learn more here
  • Seniors Month Free Seminar - Hearing Loss and Ageing for Older Adults and Caregivers (Canadian Hearing Society)
    1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Course Code: 133678. Register at or email
  • National Indigenous People's Month -  An evening with author Waubgeshig Rice (Newmarket Public Library)
    7 to 9 p.m. Register for this free virtual event at Newmarket Public Library

June 11

  • Fitness Friday - Lunges are one of the best moves that you can add to your workout, below are 5 variations and 5 reasons why you should be doing lunges in your workout:

    1. Works multiple muscles including the core, glutes, quads, hamstrings and calf
    2. Improves body symmetry
    3. Improves balance and coordination
    4. Improves everyday function and flexibility
    5. Lunges can be done anywhere

June 12

June 13

  • Seniors Month - Paws Your Stress is a series of YouTube videos featuring online therapy dog program adventures. Check it out here

June 14

  • Mindfulness Monday - Start your day off with Sun Salutations. Benefits of Sun Salutations are:
    • Calms the mind and creates focus for your day
    • Gain muscle and increased flexibility
    • Gets the blood moving through the body
    • Increased energy and stamina
  • Seniors Month - Gentle Fit Workout. Try it out here

June 15

  • Seniors Month - Try an online crossword puzzle. Check it out
  • Seniors Month Free Seminar - Save on Energy, Energy Affordability Program (Greensaver)
    10 to 11 a.m. Course Code: 133677. Register at or email

June 16

  • Seniors Month - Check out a live bird feed cam. Learn more here
  • Seniors Month Free Seminar - 6 Ways on How to Downsize and Declutter Without Anxiety (Market House Prices)
    11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Course Code: 133701. Register at or email
  • Bike Month - Road Rules Webinar presented by York Region. Learn more here

June 17

  • Seniors Month - Solve an online jigsaw puzzle. Try it here
  • Seniors Month Free Seminar - Opportunities & Income Programs for Seniors (Service Canada)
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Course Code: 133698. Register at or email

June 18

  • Recreation and Park Month - Activities for International Picnic Day! Check it out here
  • Seniors Month - Make a mini terrarium. Try it out here
  • Fitness Friday - Do these 4 exercises to strengthen your core.  A strong core stabilizes your body, allowing you to move in any direction as well as having proper balance. It helps prevents falls and supports your body and helps to reduce back pain. Do each move 16-20 times and repeat for 3 rounds:

June 19

June 20

June 21

  • National Indigenous People's Day - Learn about Indigenous Music. Check it out here
  • World Music Day - Nothing can put a smile on your face faster than your favourite song coming on and moving and dancing away to it.  There are also a lot of health benefits to dancing:

    • Improved coordination, agility and flexibility
    • Increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
    • Improved balance
    • Improved psychological well being
    • Weight management

June 22

  • National Indigenous History Month - Try an Indigenous recipe "Bannock". Try it here
  • Bike Month - Create your own bike obstacle course at home! Learn more here

June 23

  • National Indigenous History Month - Lean about PowWow Dances. Check it out here
  • Seniors Month Free Seminar - Understanding Dementia (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors)
    4 to 5 p.m. Course Code: 133703. Register at or email
  • Bike Month - Take advantage of all that nature offers on Newmarket's trails and bike paths.  Learn about them here
  • Bike Month - Bike or take a walk and connect with nature and the much needed health benefits our Regional forest tracts provide.  The York Regional Forest is made up of 2,400 hectares and has more than 140 kilometres of trail for public use, including three trails accessible to wheelchairs and other assistive devices.  To learn more about the York Regional Forest, please visit

June 24

  • National Indigenous History Month - Visit a museum collection online

June 25

  • Fitness Friday - Are you a runner or want to be a runner?  There are so many health benefits to running 30 minutes 3 times per week. The benefits are endless but here are a few to get you motivated to lace up and get moving:
    • Running can prevent disease
    • Running can improve your sleep
    • Running can boost your confidence
    • Running helps to relieve stress
    • Running can help eliminate depression
    • Running strengthens your joints and bones
    • Running can get your outside for fresh air and a dose of vitamin D

Want to learn to run? Follow the 6 week plan to be able to run 5 km in 6 weeks:


June 26

National Indigenous History Month - Check out a Frienship Centre Facebook page:

  • Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. The Native Virtual Indigenous programs including cooking, children's activities, music and prayer for people of all ages. Learn more here
  • Native Child & Family Services of Toronto. (Indigenous-led) Virtual Indigenous programs including music, prayer, storytime, and fitness for all ages. Check it out here
  • Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network. (Indigenous-led) Virtual Indigenous food and land-based programming involving planting, traditional medicines, storytelling and more for young children and their families. Learn about it here
  • Barrie Native Frienship Centre. Learn about them here

June 27

  • Recreation and Park Month - It’s National Multiculturalism Day, discover virtual activities. Check it out here

June 28

  • Recreation and Park Month - Have fun making a summer sun catcher. Try it out here

June 29

  • Recreation and Park Month - Create your own outdoor puppet show! Check it out here
  • Seniors Month Free Seminar - Canada Day Trivia Challenge (Michelle Haick) 4 to 5 p.m. Code: 133703 Register at or email

June 30

  • Recreation and Park Month - DIY Canada Day decorations. Try them here
  • Bike Month - Decorate your bike for Canada Day at home! Learn more here

NOTE: For almost everyone, the benefits of physical activity far outweigh any risks. For some individuals, specific advice from a health care provider is advisable. By accessing the videos, you are taking responsibility for ensuring their suitability for your personal fitness level and health status.

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