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Friday, May 3, 2013

Orillia's Summer Made Fun guide is now available


ORILLIA -  The City of Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture Department released its annual Summer Made Fun guides on Thursday to help residents and families get fit, have fun and plan their weekend activities in the area for the whole summer – all for good value.

New to the guide this summer is the culture section, found under What’s Happening, which highlights most of the events happening in the city and the area throughout the whole summer.

From summer theatre, to the Leacock literary festival or the anticipated Doors Open Orillia May 25 and 26, this guide will be invaluable throughout the entire season for residents looking for something to do.

There are a host of new and returning programs for preschoolers, children, adults, parent/child and seniors. Returning this summer is summer skating, public skates, band concerts in the park and the popular lifeguard club the Orillia Torpedoes.

Director of Parks Recreation and Culture Ray Merkley says, “This is the twenty second year we have put together this program guide and every year there are more camps and activities than the year before. “

Some of the new camps this year are as fun and varied as Cake Boss, Art Attack and So I Think I Can Dance. There are also many opportunities for swimming lessons for both adults and children and the opportunity for youth  to register in a new program called Lifesaving Sport.

To view the Summer Made Fun Guide online or to register, visit www.orillia.ca. Residents and non-residents can also register in person at the Orillia City Centre, by fax at 705-329-2176, by touch tone phone at 705-325-4SUN(4786) or by mail to Orillia City Centre 50 Andrew St.S. Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5. Full details on how to register are available on page 6 of the guidebooks.

The guides are available at all city facilities including City Hall,  Rotary Place, Barnfield Point, Brian Orser Arena, the Orillia Opera House and the Leacock Museum.


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