Thursday, June 4, 2020

Swimming lesson, Threshing Festival, weather

Wallaceburg Retirement Residence – Morning Coffee

Weather forecast for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Today – Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon then 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 25. Humidex 29. UV index 9 or very high.

Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 16.

Wallaceburg pool taking part in ‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’ tomorrow

With summer just on the horizon, CKRecreation continues to promote water safety by participating in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool.

Starting at 4:30pm, free, 30-minute lessons will teach basic water safety skills and provide parents with drowning prevention information.

“In these lessons, we talk more about safety, why it’s important to be alert around water, and show participants a few basic swimming skills to rescue themselves in a risky situation,” says Nicholas Hay, Aquatics Coordinator at the Wallaceburg pool. “It also offers a chance for those who may not have had swimming lessons to get a free lesson to see what they are all about and how to survive in the water.”

Lessons are open for children of all ages, and no past swimming experience is necessary.

Registration is required and is available at the Wallaceburg pool or by calling 519-627-1606.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a promotional event to build awareness around the importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. Communities and aquatic facilities all over the world participate in this one-day event to provide kids and parents exposure to life-saving water safety skills and build awareness.

This water safety event is part of a promotional campaign by CKRecreation to increase water safety awareness and help families prepare for a safe summer. Additional upcoming events includes National Drowning Prevention Week from July 21-27.

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Threshing Festival this upcoming weekend

The annual Thamesville Threshing Festival will be held this upcoming weekend, June 21 and June 22.

Ferguson Park will be rocking as they celebrate their 44th year of holding the community event.

Dana Haggith caught up with Kristy Metcalfe, one of the volunteer directors with the Threshing Festival, to discuss event:

Listen to their interviews, here:


Here is the event poster and some photos highlighting the Saturday activities:

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