Children, Seniors and Social Development
June 7, 2019

Recreation Month Highlights Benefits of Being Active and Involved

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, has proclaimed June as Recreation Month in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This year’s theme – Recreation Can – highlights the many ways being active and involved in recreational activities can enrich the lives of individuals, families and communities.

The recreation sector plays a vital role in providing residents of Newfoundland and Labrador with ways to take action to live healthy, active lives.

Recreation creates social connections, provides opportunities for personal growth, encourages the development of leadership skills, promotes regular physical activity and improves physical and mental health. At the community level, it brings people of all ages together to participate in activities that enrich quality of life and support social and economic development.

The Provincial Government’s support for recreation helps increase awareness and engage individuals and communities to take action to promote healthy active living.

Quotes
“Recreation is vital to helping us lead healthy, active and balanced lives. I encourage all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to celebrate Recreation Month by sharing their love for recreation with others to encourage their participation. I also invite everyone to explore the many ways it can benefit them, their families and their communities through improved physical and mental health.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development 

“Recreation Month helps the public view recreation as more than just physical activity. It also encompasses aspects of social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community well-being. Through this new understanding, people have access to countless recreational opportunities and this encourages a healthier lifestyle.”
Gerry Hall
President, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador 

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Learn more
Recreation Month

Healthy Living, Sport and Recreation 

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Media contacts
Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
GinaMacarthur@gov.nl.ca 

Gary Milley
Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-3892
garymilley@recreationnl.com

2019 06 07                              4:20 p.m.