The City of Penticton’s Recreation department is taking new steps to offer active options for families during the COVID-19 public health crisis through the launch of its Family P.L.A.Y. Kits.
“In addition to the online resource guide we implemented last week, we wanted to provide something for the whole family and doesn’t have to be online,” says Recreation Business Supervisor, Kelsey Johnson. “We understand that it can be a challenge to keep children and youth engaged, especially as we move into the warmer months, so we are happy to be able to offer something that is more hands-on.”
The kits will have different themes such as sport and adventure, and will contain resources for games, physical literacy tools, printable worksheets, crafts and equipment.
“Each kit will be lent out to a family for one week at no charge and can be booked online through our recreation booking system. Pick-up will be curbside with all items cleaned and sanitized before being offered to another family.”
Families that are interested in using a Family P.L.A.Y. Kit can register for one starting April 30 and can check out more recreation options, including a weekly recreation blog, by visiting www.penticton.ca/covid19rec.