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City encourages families to get physical!

February 18, 2014 -

The City of Kingston, a partner in Canadian Sport for Life Kingston, is taking a lead role in distributing PLAY Libraries to a number of local organizations across the City.

"These kits are designed to help individuals, and families alike, embrace the benefits of a physically active lifestyle," says Lynda Breen, supervisor of Recreation Programs. "We encourage the community to borrow these kits and start having fun as a family using the equipment and games provided."

There are three different PLAY library kits available to borrow. Each one focuses on the development needs of a specific group:

  • Physical Literacy Starter Kit: This kit provides movement experiences for children under the age of six. The contents have been carefully chosen with a wide range of fundamental movement skills in mind. The skills emphasized in the kit include: jumping, throwing, catching, kicking, hitting, and balancing.
  • Physical Literacy Family Kit: This kit can be used by the entire family, small or large, to continue to develop sport specific fundamentals.
  • Active for Life Kits: These kits include sports equipment promoting lifelong physical activity for residents of all ages.

Canadian Sport for Life Kingston is aimed at improving the quality of sport and physical activity in the community by implementing physical literacy activities like the ones found in the PLAY Libraries. These actions endeavour to promote lifelong participation in physical activity.

More details on the Play Libraries and locations where they are available can be found at www.KingstonGetsActive.ca or by email CS4L@CityofKingston.ca.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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