Press release: Team Young @ Heart is encouraging children to be more active daily for a chance to win prizes 


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March 11, 2022 – Nanaimo, BC – City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation & Culture today announced a  partnership with Leadership Vancouver Island, Young @ Heart. This partnership will be aimed at  motivating school age children between the ages of 11-12 within the Nanaimo area to be more  active daily.  

“We are excited to be a part of this program with the Leadership Vancouver Island, Young @ Heart  team in rolling out this program to the children. This program fits into our mission statement of  enhancing the quality of life and leisure in Nanaimo”, commented Darcie Osbourne, Manager  Recreation with City of Nanaimo, Parks, Recreation & Culture.  

Passports are being created and will be distributed to school age children between the ages of 11 to  12. The passport will contain fun, family-oriented activities that the children can complete at home  or at many of the City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation & Culture facilities. Upon completion of the  10-day activities passport, the children will be able to return them for a chance at some amazing  prizes. The children can anticipate receiving a passport from their schools the last week of April  2022.  

City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation & Culture:  

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department coordinates and oversees recreation programming  for all ages and abilities in several interest areas. The department also maintains city-owned  properties, the amenities at these locations and organizes the booking of recreations facilities, parks  and equipment. Along with managing and maintaining 1,400 hectares (3,459 acres) of parks, trails  and other protected open space, the department protects, conserves and enhances Nanaimo’s  natural environment by providing input into the development process and guiding environmental  policy to support stewardship and outreach program efforts.  

Through these areas of responsibility, the department aims to live up to its mission statement “to  enhance the quality of life and leisure in Nanaimo”.  

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