Power OFF and Play This Family Day
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Power OFF and Play This Family Day

Make Family Day A Screen Free Day!

Healthy Kids Community Challenge encouraged you to Power OFF and Play on February 19, 2018.

During Theme 4, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Windsor- Essex is focused on minimizing children's recreational and sedentary screen time, as part of a balanced day by following these three recommendations:

1. Staying within recommended screen time limits:

​Age ​Recommended hours of screen time
​Under 2 years ​None
​2-4 years ​Less than 1 hour a day
​5-17 years ​No More than 2 hours of recreational screen time
 
2. Putting screens away during important times of day (sleep, meal, and snack time)
3. Replacing some screen time with other activities (physical activity, social interaction and fun and educational activities)

Suggested activities to do on Family Day:

  • Screen devices in a bowlPlay a board game
  • Arts & crafts
  • Read
  • Play outside

Screen Free on Family Day with Windsor Essex Communities In Motion (WECIM) held the following Activities:

Windsor:

  • Free public skating at Lanspeary Lions Rink and Charles Clark Square .
  • Adventure Bay Family Water Park was open on Family Day

*Windsor residents who get the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and who have eligible incomes may qualify for a discount of 80% off admission to Adventure Bay through Windsor's Pathway to Potential program.

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Essex:

  • Free recreational swim at Essex Recreational Complex, sponsored by Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

Tecumseh:

  • Free public skating at Tecumseh Arena

Lakeshore:

  • Free public skating at Atlas Tube Centre  Free swimming at Atlas Tube Centre

Amherstburg:

  • Free public skating at The Libro Centre

LaSalle:

  • Free swimming at The Vollmer Culture and Recreation Centre

Kingsville:

  • Free skating at Kingsville Arena
  • Family Game Night and free pasta dinner at Kingsville Arena, sponsored by Healthy Kids Community Challenge​

Previous Events on Family Day:

Leamington:

  • Free Family Fun Day at the Leamington Recreation Complex Skate/Swim/Gym.
 

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