In honour of National Child Day on Sunday, November 20, the District of Muskoka is sponsoring free swimming and skating events in each of our area municipalities through the week of November 19 – 25, 2022.
Saturday, November 19, 2022 – Let’s Swim!
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Gravenhurst YMCA
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Huntsville Active Living Centre
Sunday, November 20, 2022 – Let’s Skate!
8:30 am – 10:20 am Baysville Arena
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Bala Arena
Friday, November 25, 2022 – Swim OR Skate!
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Bracebridge Sportsplex (Swim)
7:10 pm – 8:30 pm Mactier Arena (Skate)
Note: Families do not need to register for the events, but some locations will have a maximum number of attendees due to facility limitations.
What is National Child Day?
National Child Day, celebrated annually on November 20th, is a day dedicated to recognizing the importance of promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the United Nations’ adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on November 20, 1989. By signing onto the UNCRC, Canada made a commitment to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect and have every opportunity to reach their full potential. This commitment includes:
- Providing children opportunities to have a voice (speak out and be heard)
- Protecting children from harm
- Ensuring children’s basic needs are met
Learn more about National Child Day: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/national-child-day.html
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