Activities help Vernon families scramble for childcare – Vernon Morning Star

As schools close on Monday in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, many parents have been left with few options for their children.

Most parents still have to work, as the vacation only applies to government employees and schools. But for those with young children, the short notice has many wondering what to do with their children.

To help, the City of Vernon has added recreational programs for September 19.

A day camp called Games Galore has been added for registration. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dogwood Gym. Registration for this begins Friday, September 16 at 7 a.m. online and 8 a.m. in person at the recreation center office.

There will be two free public skates offered on September 19. The first will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Kal Tire Place South and the second will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Kal Tire Place North.

All youth and fitness programs will proceed as planned.

The Walk at Kal Tire Place will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 40+ Shinny at Kal Tire Place will be running as scheduled.

But some programs have been canceled or rescheduled:

• Zumbini;

• Theatre, Dance, Entertainment;

• 70+ Shinny, scheduled for Priest Valley Arena.

The Recreation Center office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all regular rentals will take place and tenants have been contacted if an adjustment is required.

Municipal offices are closed on Monday, but all diversion and disposal facilities will remain open.

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Sally J. Minick