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Join the Wellness Week Movement, October 1-7, 2013


September 26, 2013

MONCTON – The City of Moncton is asking everyone to join the wellness movement!  October 1-7 is New Brunswick Wellness Week and presents the perfect opportunity for Monctonians to get out and get active.

New Brunswick Wellness Week provides opportunities for schools, workplaces, groups, organizations and communities to promote and celebrate wellness by hosting wellness activities and events that address mental fitness and resilience, healthy eating, physical activity and/or tobacco-free living.

Free activities are offered throughout Wellness Week, in partnership with the St. Pat’s Family Centre, the YMCA of Greater Moncton, the Red Ball Internet Centre and the Crossman Community Centre/Kay Arena.

The following free activities are scheduled here in Moncton:

Aquazumba
Wednesday, October 2 – 7 p.m.-8 p.m. – St. Pat’s Family Centre
Limit of 40 people. First come, first served.

Swimming
Friday, October 4 – 6 p.m.-8 p.m. – Public Swim – YMCA
Sunday, October 6 – 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. - Public Swim – YMCA

Skating
Wednesday, October 2 – 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Public Skating – Red Ball Internet Centre
Thursday, October 3 – 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Public Skating – Red Ball Internet Centre

Walking/Running
Crossman Community Centre
Walking/Running track will be open daily. Check redballinternetcentre.com/crossman for full schedule.

Open Gym
Friday, October 4 – 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Crossman Community Centre
Saturday, October 5 – 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Crossman Community Centre
Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Fitness Classes for Seniors
Try a class in the morning at one of the following locations:
- Moncton Lions Community Centre (473 St. George Street)
- Crossman Community Centre/Kay Arena (99 Wynwood Drive)
Call 859-8611 for details.

There are also a variety of ways of being active year round by taking advantage of the city’s numerous facilities, trails, green spaces and parks.

For a comprehensive list of places to go to be active, visit moncton.ca or call 853-3516.

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Media Contact:

Joanne Lamarche
Community Development Officer – Sport, Recreation and Active Living
City of Moncton
506-877-7769

Mélanie Cécyre
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton
506-877-7745
melanie.cecyre@moncton.ca