It’s autumn, time to get active!
Warrnambool City Council’s annual Active Autumn program starts on April 18 with free activities at AquaZone, Springers Gymnastics and Archie Graham Centre.
In addition there will be a series of 15 “Active Hubs” set up across the city until the end of May.
Council facilities are offering 15 free classes every week from Box Fit and AquaZumba to Strength training and Ed Gym classes for pre-schoolers.
“There’s free fun for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between this April and May,” Warrnambool Mayor Kylie Gaston said.
“It’s an important part of Council’s health and wellbeing strategy to encourage more physical activity for all residents.
“Moving more is good for both physical and mental health and the Active Autumn free events aim to get our residents doing just that.”
The first Active Hub will be staged tomorrow, April 19, on the Civic Green from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Other Active Hubs will be hosted in public spaces including playgrounds, parks, primary schools, and shopping centres.
Each Active Hub will have its own program of activities, plus the popular giant games including Connect4, Jenga, chess and quoits will be available for people to play. Comfy beanbags and deckchairs will be set up for those who simply want to socialise.
Some Hubs will have live music, others will offer morning or afternoon tea, and most have local clubs and groups running activities to promote their clubs.
The 2017 Active Hub Program
April 19, 9:30am to 1:30pm: Civic Green
April 23, 1:30pm to 4pm: The Artery, 224 Timor St – Hosted by the F Project
April 30, 11am to 2pm: Neighbourhood Party at Toohey Estate Playground, St Joseph’s Dve, North Warrnambool.
May 7, 10am to 1pm: The Fresh Market, Lake Pertobe
May 12, 3.30pm to 4.30pm: Woodford Primary School
May 18, 1:30pm to 4:30pm: Gateway Plaza, East Warrnambool
May 21, 1pm to 4pm: Hosted by Warrnambool Community Garden (corner Grafton Road and Derby St)
May 24, 10:30am to 1:30pm: Civic Green
May 28, 10am-midday: Payne Reserve Dennington
May 28, 1:30pm to 3:30pm: The Foreshore Promenade @ the Pavilion
May 30, 10am to1pm: Archie Graham Community Centre
Additional dates are planned for Allansford and other Warrnambool locations.
For more details about the free Active Autumn program go to www.connectwarrnambool.com.au/events and search for free/come and try events, or call 5559 4800.