Just in time for Picnic in the Park, this week was declared Recreation and Parks Month Week. 

As confusing as that name sounds, it simply means that this week is seeking to highlight how the month of June will be celebrating recreation and park in the City of Swift Current. 

Presenting the matter before Swift Current city council on Monday night was both Brooklyn ChooFoo, the families in the park coordinator for the City of Swift Current, and Mackenzie Veason, the summer programs coordinator for the City of Swift Current. Together, they highlighted a myriad of different events taking place this summer. 

"We're here today to talk about some exciting things that will be taking place in June and this summer," said ChooFoo. "We are celebrating June being recognized as Saskatchewan's recreation and parks month, and we would like to encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy all the great resources our community offers."

In June, folks will be able to enjoy not only Picnic in the Park, but also things like the Skate Park, Chinook Golf Course, the Chinook Pathway, pickleball courts, and various other municipally funded and maintained outdoor activities and spaces. 

"We will be hosting our summer kickoff event on Wednesday, June 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ACT Park," said ChooFoo. "This event is sponsored by the ACT Club and is a great way for the community to meet our program leaders and kick off the summer."

Youth Fest will also be included during this month, starting June 22, and hosted at The Centre. 

June 28 will see the return of the Kiddies Day Parade, starting in Memorial Park. 

"It's a great way to end the school year and kick off Frontier Days," said Veason. 

The pair continued to elaborate on the summer's functions to come, impressing Swift Current city council member, Ryan Plewis. 

"There's something for literally every kid in the community here in all sorts of different locations," praised Plewis. "I just want to say great work to yourselves and to the rest of the team."

Folks can pick up a pamphlet with a full list of everything taking place this summer in Swift Current from City Hall.