COURTNEY McCLURE, for The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Many residents living in Uxbridge don’t know where to register for March Break camps, swimming lessons, and other activities happening throughout Uxbridge.
To find this very thing out, join Uxbridge Councillor Bruce Garrod and many others, on March 24th, at the Uxbridge Arena Community Room. The information session will start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
There will be plenty of local service providers available for you and your family to speak to at this event; and, it is free!
According to Councillor Garrod, Ontario has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, except for mask mandates. So, all attendees and service providers must wear a mask, while inside the building, unless health restrictions change before March 24th.
“As COVID restrictions are removed, families are anxious to get back to normal,” explained Councillor Garrod. “Recreational activities are a big part of that.”
Currently, Councillor Garrod has invited approximately 20 to 25 clubs, organizations and businesses. He said more service providers would be invited through word-of-mouth or when notice reaches them in another form (social media, print, etc.).
Some businesses and organizations and clubs have confirmed their involvement and willingness to attend the information session so far. These include; the Uxbridge Youth Baseball Association, the Uxbridge Scouts, and many other businesses and organizations throughout Uxbridge.
Councillor Garrod said local businesses, clubs and teams have had a “difficult two years.” And these organizations are anxious to connect with people who use their respective services.
“When Mayor Barton and I talked about doing the event, the goal was, simply, to provide an opportunity to bring them together,” he explained. “The last two years have been challenging for everyone, so if this event can help life get back to normal, it will be a successful event.”
Although Councillor Garrod will be present at the event, he won’t be delivering any presentations, but he is interested in helping out. He said he might need help setting up for the event, so, if any community members are interested, they are welcome to join him.
The prime demographic for this event is families with young children, who don’t know where to register for programs and are looking for more information about local programs within the community.
Despite this, groups and organizations which focus on teens and adults are welcome to attend.
“Ultimately, I just want to give everyone a chance to reconnect,” said Councillor Garrod.
For more information, please contact Councillor Bruce Garrod by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call the Uxbridge arena, at 905-852-3081. Further information will be posted on the Township of Uxbridge website, at Uxbridge.ca.