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I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
June 1-30, 2021 asRecreation and Parks Month
WHEREAS; In the City of Barrie, we are fortunate to have a variety of recreation and parks systems providing countless recreational opportunities for residents and visitors from around the world; and
WHEREAS; Recreation enhances quality of life, balanced living and lifelong learning; helps people live happier and longer; develops skills and positive self-image in children and youth; develops creativity; and builds healthy bodies and positive lifestyles.  Recreational participation builds family unity and social capital; strengthens volunteer and community development; enhances social interaction; creates community pride and vitality; and promotes sensitivity and understanding to cultural diversity; and
WHEREAS; Parks, open space and trails provide active and passive outdoor recreation opportunities, help maintain clean air and water; and promotes stewardship of the natural environment; and
WHEREAS; Recreation, therapeutic recreation and leisure education are essential to the rehabilitation of individuals who have become ill or disabled, or disadvantaged, or who have demonstrated anti-social behavior. The benefits provided by recreation programs, services and parks, and open space, reduce healthcare and social service costs; serve to boost the economy, economic renewal and sustainability; enhance property values; attract new business; increase tourism; and curb employee absenteeism; and
WHEREAS; All levels of government, the voluntary sector and private enterprise throughout the Province participate in the planning, development and operation of recreation and parks program, services and facilities.
THEREFORE, I, Mayor Jeff Lehman, do hereby proclaim June 2021 as “Recreation and Parks Month” in the City of Barrie. 

- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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