The Town of Halton Hills is excited to host its first OPEN STREETS community event of the season, offered in partnership with the Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market and the annual ‘Bike It to the Market’ event on Saturday, June 16.
“Open Streets are community-based programs that temporarily open a selected street to people and close them to cars.” said Margaret Taylor, Active Living Coordinator. “By doing this, the streets become a place where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can come out, be active and improve their health. Open Streets are considered a ‘healthiest practice’ because this is a tried and tested model developed by experts and based on results. By participating in Open Streets, people begin to change their habits and a Town can change its culture of health.”
The Town invites people to Main Street, Georgetown, between Maple Avenue and Church Street for a morning of family-centred fun and free activity on Saturday, June 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Events will include road hockey, hula hopping, skipping, Zumba fitness and yoga.
Ride your bike, bring your skateboard, or come on foot. An active lifestyle has many benefits, and the goal is to make active choices the easy choices for individuals and families in the Halton Hills community.
For more information contact Stephanie Barrington, Community Activator, Town of Halton Hills at 905-873-2601 ext. 2259 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.
Active Easy is the name of a community-wide initiative with a goal of making Halton Hills a place where it is EASY to be ACTIVE. The Alliance is comprised of organizations and individuals who are committed to working together to help make the Active Choices the Easy Choices across the community of Halton Hills.
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