Photo collage of children swimming, skating and using tech in the Youth Centre

Child & Youth News (November 23, 2021)

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The Town of St. Marys has lots to offer children and youth over the coming weeks! We've rounded up a few highlights for easy sharing.

Further details can be found on our website (www.townofstmarys.com) and various social media pages (available by clicking the corresponding social media icons on at the top of our website). 

If you work with children or youth in the community, we've also put together a social media kits or "shareables" that you can use. Thank you for helping us get the word out!

Teens 

  • The VIP Pregame Program at the Youth Centre is the perfect place to enjoy videogames, TV and computers every Friday between 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. Purchase a season's pass to our VIP Pregame program and get FREE admission to Friday's St. Marys Lincolns game while supplies last! 

  • The Bronze Medallion & First Aid course at the Aquatics Centre teaches water rescue essentials, emergency first aid and skills necessary to advance to assistant lifeguard training. (Ages 13+) 

  • Evening badminton is back at the St. Marys DCVI gym starting Wednesday, November 24! Choose from two timeslots, either 6:50 to 7:50 p.m. or 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. A badminton membership of $20 required to play. (Ages 14+)

  • We're hiring Recreation Attendants to work both in the Youth Centre as well as the Canteen. If you're 15 years or older, this could be a great way to get experience in a variety of areas!

Shareables

Tweet 1 (Programs): #DYK? Teens can enjoy @townofstmarys rec programs too! Hang out in the #PyramidRecCentre VIP Pregame Program before @stmlincolns games; swim stronger with our Aquatics Centre Bronze Medallion class or try evening badminton at St. Marys DCVI. Details: http://townofstmarys.com/activenet 

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Tweet 2 (Job Opportunity): The @townofstmarys is #hiring Recreation Attendants to work both in the Youth Centre as well as the Canteen at the #StMarysON #PyramidRecCentre. This is a great job for a youth who is at least 15 years old! Details: http://townofstmarys.com/careers

Graphics: All platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)


Preteens 

  • Hang out in the Pyramid Recreation Centre Youth Centre and enjoy crafts, sports, a homework space, and technology areas complete with gaming systems and TV. 
  • Swimming lesson spots are still available at the Aquatics Centre! Prefer a private lesson? We've got those too! 
  • Kid's Trivia, presented by the St. Marys Public Library, is still streaming every Tuesday on the Pyramid Recreation Centre's Facebook page.

Shareables

Tweet: The PRC is the place to be both IRL & online! Kids can enjoy afterschool fun at the Youth Centre, swimming lessons or watch Kid's Trivia each Tuesday on the #PyramidRecCentre Facebook page. For IRL programs check out ActiveNet: http://townofstmarys.com/activenet

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Preschool

  • The EarlyON December calendar is here! We've added a new 30-minute Play & Swim session too. 
  • Tiny Tots is back! Bring your little one under six years old for skating fun at the arena on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  

Shareables

Tweet: #DYK? The @townofstmarys offers programs for ages 6 and under! See the #StMarysON #EarlyON calendar for a variety of online and in person programs, or introduce your little one to Tiny Tots Skating at the #PyramidRecCentre. Details: townofstmarys.com

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For the family

  • FREE public skating (sponsored by the Optimist Club of Downie) is coming to the Pyramid Recreation Centre! The first date will be Sunday, November 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Follow the event on the Pyramid Recreation Centre's Facebook page for more dates! 
  • Come to the Aquatics Centre for a family swim! View available dates and times on ActiveNet. 
  • The St. Marys Museum's Leaving Footprints Exhibit explores how winter activities have been shaped by St. Marys' natural landscape. The exhibit begins December 6 and runs until January 31.
  • The St. Marys WinterLights Display at Milt Dunnell Field includes over 100 colourful holiday displays you can enjoy for FREE. 
  • The St. Marys Youth Council Toy Drive for the Salvation Army will take place downtown on Saturday, November 27 between 10:00 a.m. and noon and again between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Look for these young volunteers and their festive wagons in the streets for contact-free donating! Please focus on items for teens and preteens, as these age groups are often overlooked during the holidays.

Shareables

Tweet: Have a very merry #StMarysON Christmas with FREE public skating at the #PyramidRecCentre, the St. Marys Museum's Leaving Footprints exhibit, WinterLights at Milt Dunnell Field and more! Details: townofstmarys.com/celebratetheseason

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