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Stay Active and Engaged at Home with Virtual Recreation Activities

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For Immediate Release

Community connection in the time of COVID-19

Langley City, BC – The City of Langley has launched “Recreation at Home” digital recreation hub, which provides a variety of recreational activities, resources and links to keep residents and their families active and entertained at home, while they’re maintaining physical distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recreation at Home has over 50+ fitness, recreation activities and educational resources from the City’s recreation staff and other community partners and organizations to encourage the residents to stay active, stay healthy, stay engaged, and stay connected while at home. Videos, activities, virtual events, and shows are categorized into eight sections for residents. The categories include active ageing, arts, virtual events, fitness classes, kids’ activities, youth activities, programs from the Fraser Valley Regional Library, and museums and more. All of these FREE sessions can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. All you need is your phone, tablet or laptop!

“I am proud of the team of staff who have helped the department to step up its game virtually to meet the needs of residents for activities and resources. The majority of people are staying engaged virtually, so we are trying to offer as much as we can online”, said Director of Recreation, Culture and Community Service, Kim Hilton. “Our recreation centres play such a big part in the City, and we have been receiving great feedback so far. Online learning offers residents of all ages a chance to explore a variety of activities, which we hope will carry over once we are able to open our Recreation Centres again.”

Everyone has different abilities and comfort levels, and the City encourages users to adapt any movement or activity to suit their needs or abilities. New classes and activities are added regularly, so we encourage residents to visit our Recreation at Home webpage or subscribe to our YouTube channel to easily find the online gallery of classes and activities to do when it suits your schedule.

This is the latest proactive action Langley City has taken to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information, residents are encouraged to visit the municipal website regularly at langleycity.ca/COVID-19 or follow Langley City on social media (Facebook and Twitter) for City updates.

For more information on COVID-19, including updates, answers to frequently asked questions, and translated information, please consult the following resources:

Fraser Health Authority – www.fraserhealth.ca
B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) – www.bccdc.ca
Non-medical information – 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319)|
Medical information – 8-1-1 
Public Health Agency of Canada – www.Canada.ca/en/public-health

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Media Inquiries:
Samantha Paulson

Communications Officer
C
ity of Langley
604.514.2823

spaulson@langleycity.ca