June is Recreation and Park Month (JRPM) is a movement that promotes the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health. Communities across Ontario have embraced JRPM as a way to promote local programs and events, parks and facilities that are available for all citizens to enjoy.
Access to park and recreation is a fundamental human need that helps foster personal health, strong communities, and social inclusion. JRPM celebrates Ontario’s spectacular parks and recreation services and raises awareness for the role they play as a pathway to individual, community, and environmental well-being.
This year, with COVID-19 measures in place, PRO has come up with activity ideas to celebrate the month at home, with those you are living with and while keeping a safe distance from others. This will be our most creative JRPM yet! See below for ways you can take part in this initiative.
This month, we challenge you to see how many JRPM activities you can accomplish on the JRPM BINGO Board. We would love to see your progress on social media and pictures of the activities you are doing to participate. Download the Bingo board and the activity guide below and get started!
To help you out, we've created an activity guide with ideas on how to fulfill each category for different age groups.
NOMINATE A PARKS PROFESSIONAL
As part of JRPM, PRO would like to showcase the individuals in our communities who are champions of parks and recreation through leading community initiatives, supporting parks and recreation programs or have inspired you to be active and outdoors. We will highlight the JRPM Champions throughout the month of June and July and share what they do in their communities with the rest of the province! Click here to fill out a nomination form.
Timeline: May 20: Nominations open June 30: Nominations close June 20 - July 31: Champions shared on social media to celebrate them!
Nominee is employed or retired from an Ontario municipal parks department, nonprofit or community based organization that promotes or provide parks and recreation services
Nominee is a volunteer or former volunteer with a nonprofit or community based organization that promotes or provide parks and recreation services
Nominee lives in Ontario
Nominee is over the age of 18
TAKE PART IN YOUR LOCAL JRPM ACTIVITIES
For PRO Mmbers: Download and fill out the JRPM Calendar here with all the fun activity you have in store! For community members: Look for your municipality below to see their calendar of activities you can participate in!