February Is Winter Active Month In Orillia
The City of Orillia has put together a calendar full of free indoor and outdoor activities to beat the winter blues and get active in February.
In February, the city encourages residents to stay active this winter by participating in a variety of free family-friendly activities within the community. All activities and events are on a drop-in basis. Pre-registration is not required. Visit orillia.ca/active for a daily schedule of events entitled Winter Active.
“This year’s Winter Active programs offer residents the opportunity to stay active in our community through physical and passive activities either at home or outdoors,” said Mayor Don McIsaac. “Physical activity is good for our physical and mental health. I encourage everyone to take part in the great activities we have planned throughout February.”
Winter Active is designed to help everyone in our community improve their health, have fun and enjoy the best of Canada’s winter. This year, Winter includes Active Snow-Ga, a snow painting event, the annual Cardboard Toboggan Race and more!
“We’re excited to once again be able to offer our community a variety of free Winter Active events. We encourage you to try something new this year and take part in an activity that you might not otherwise have tried,” said Megan Visser, Recreation Program Supervisor.
For those looking for ways to participate in Winter Active from the comfort of their own home, the activity calendar has many options to choose from.
For more information, visit orillia.ca/recreationevents or contact the Recreation and Youth Services Division at 705-325-4386 or [email protected]
Extreme cold warning issued for:
Uxbridge – Beaverton – North Durham Region,
Newmarket – Georgina – North York Region,
Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – North Kawartha Lakes,
Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes,
A blast of cold arctic air will reach southern Ontario later in the evening.
Wind chill values from minus 35 to minus 40.
Tonight into Friday morning and again Friday night into Saturday morning.
After a strong cold front, wind chills are expected to reach minus 35 to minus 40 tonight through Friday morning. After moderating during the day on Friday, wind chills are expected to return to minus 35 to minus 40 Friday night through Saturday morning.