A new event along with a new initiative will be introduced to Swift Current this weekend in celebration of June 5 to 11 being recognized as ‘June is Recreation and Parks Month Week’. 

The Parkway Connections event will take place from one o’clock to four o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday June 5, when a new initiative, community passports, will take effect. 

The event will begin with a kick-off party at Riverdene Park followed by numerous activities throughout the day explained Programs Coordinator Mackenzie Acton. 

“There are several free activities that will highlight the day, the Parkway Connection experience,” she said. “Which involves participants visiting selected park locations to take on organized activities including treats and refreshments.” 

The events throughout the day will include an editor's ride with Scott Anderson of the Southwest Booster, Flower Planting at the Janie and Helen Rempel Community Garden, exercises at the outdoor fitness park, and disc golf at Riverside Park. 

Val Choo Foo, with the City of Swift Current, added that the new initiative, community passports, is a fun new approach to encouraging individuals to participate in multiple different activities and events in the community throughout June. 

The goal of the passport is to have residents in the community go to different, pre-determined locations to participate in events and activities. 

“This passport will then get signed by a working attendant at the event to verify the attendance,” explained Choo Foo. “At the end of June, there will be many signatures to get participants to drop off that passport at The West Wing gallery in Kinetic Park during Frontier days or even at City Hall to be entered to win several prizes.” 

A few of the locations on the passport include the Chinook driving range, the disc golf course, and 57’s games.  

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