Walking program returns

Public Notice: Programs and Events in Golden during the Christmas season.

Public Notice: Programs and Events

The Town of Golden’s annual Childrens Holiday Party will be held on December 10th at the Golden Seniors’ Centre from 1pm to 2:30pm. Participants ages 0 – 9, parents, siblings and caregivers are in for a fun holiday event. Guests are asked to bring a donation for the Golden Food Bank. The event is free and coordinators are expecting over 200 kids.

Parents and kids can expect to see a variety of crafts to participate in including paper crafts, cut and paste, colouring, cookie decorating and more. Santa and his elves will also be attending.

Volunteers from the Golden Leo’s Association as well as Girl Guides and Pathfinders will be assisting at craft booths, serving coffee and tea by donation and helping to create a fun event for community members to enjoy.

For more information please contact leisure.events@golden.ca.

In recognition of how dangerous walking can be for seniors and community members alike, in the winter months, the Town of Golden, Leisure Services Department will again host a free walking program for community members. The drop-in sessions will begin on Wednesday, December 7th at the Mount 7 Rec Plex from 1:15 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Sarah Wegelin, Special Event Co-ordinator for the Town of Golden is encouraging everyone to get out of the snow and stretch those bones‟.

“We had an excellent turn out last winter, with more than 20 community members coming out to walk each week; the program served as a bit of a social as well. Last winter we listened to music, kept track of our steps through the use of a pedometer and got to know each other while walking.”

With the sidewalks slippery and the snow banks mountainous, these winter months make getting out of the house extremely difficult for many community members, especially seniors when the risk of falling could lead to serious injury.  This program is offered to anyone who has difficulty walking in the winter.

For more information please contact Sarah Wegelin at 250-439-9756 or email: leisure.events@golden.ca  For more information contact Sarah Wegelin, Special Event Co-ordinator at 250.344.2271 extension 243.

 

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