Kick off the summer with us!

June is here and wow, doesn’t it feel great! Longer, brighter days, warmer weather, flowers blooming, picnics, playgrounds. Soon, the outdoor pools will open! I always feel like there is a buzz in the air this time of year when everyone is excited for the start of summer and getting out to soak up the sunshine. It tends to give me a bit of a lift, not to mention the amazing relief of not having to layer up our children in warmer clothing. It is so much easier to get the kids out the door.

Reflections on Fathers: Embracing Health and Wellness

In June, we celebrate the start of summer but also men. June is Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day also happens on the third Sunday of June which this year falls on the 16th. We can easily connect men’s health and Father’s Day because feeling well and feeling loved by others has a huge impact on our health. Feeling healthy and loved releases feel good hormones like dopamine and oxytocin. In turn, this can help lower stress hormones, balance blood pressure and improve moods. So give the men in your life a little extra love this month and especially on Father’s Day. They deserve it! 😊

Kick off your summer with us!

Join us on Saturday, June 8, at our Outdoor Family Kickoff to Summer event. This annual outdoor happening for families is always a great way to kick-start the summer and connect with other English-speaking families of young children in the community. Here’s the fun we have planned for you:

  • Outdoor story time with the Morrin Centre (starts at 10:30 a.m.)
  • Outdoor games, motor skills activities, sports
  • An appearance from the Wellness carebear
  • Make a craft for Father’s Day
  • Allergy safe snacks and a BBQ (hotdogs and veggie dogs)

Park Meetups

The first Park Meetup on May 25 was a big success. Mother Nature blessed us with a sunny day, even if the wind was a little chilly. Join us for Park Meetups every Saturday morning over the summer at the Parc du Musée on the Plaines of Abraham. Please note, however, that there be no Park Meetup on June 8 because we’ve invited you to join us that day for our annual Outdoor Family Kickoff to Summer instead. 😊

Jessica Price, Family Matters Program Coordinator

Wishing you a wonderful June,



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