Fundraiser aligns with Recreation and Parks Month and Seniors Month, celebrated annually in June
To launch Town Park Recreation Expansion Project Fundraising Campaign, the Municipality of Port Hope hosted a fundraising BBQ and open house on June 1, at the Town Park Recreation Centre (TPRC). Attendees toured the new expansion, watched unique programs in action, and participated in free demonstration.
TPRC expansion project, which has been themed “Growing Together,” broke ground in July 2022. The construction phase of the expansion is nearing completion. Phase two of the project includes renovations planned for the existing facility complete the project.
The Growing Together expansion project includes:
• Three new multipurpose program rooms of varying sizes to accommodate diverse programming.
• Renovation of existing multipurpose rooms to support various program uses.
• Designated social space and kitchenette designed to promote connection and engagement.
• Storage and administrative space to support program delivery.
• Additional accessible washrooms.
• Additional parking including accessible spaces.
This important community strategic priority requires a funding strategy, including a $250,000 community fundraising campaign comprised of community donations, sponsorships, and event revenue.
Additional information about the campaign is available at porthope.ca/tprc-expansion.
The launch of the Town Park Recreation Centre fundraising campaign dovetails nicely with annual Ontario-led celebrations for June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) and Seniors Month.
June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM)
JRPM is recognized by municipalities, community organizations, and schools as a way of promoting the benefits of being active and recognizing the contribution that recreation and parks make to quality of life.
This initiative, launched by Parks and Recreation Ontario, reminds us that access to parks 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.
Our Parks, Recreation and Culture staff have planned fun, free activities for the community to enjoy. Visit our Seasonal Activities web page for more.
June is also Seniors Month in Ontario. It’s a time when we recognize our amazing older adults and the contributions they make in communities across the province. This year’s theme is Stay Active, Connected, and Safe and we have planned a full schedule of activities to celebrate the amazing older adults in our community.
Visit our website for a schedule of activities for Seniors Month.