Take the family out for fun on Family Day

By Cecilia Nasmith

The Town of Cobourg has announced a line-up of free events for the Feb. 18 Family Day holiday that are designed to encourage every member of the family to make the most of a winter day together.

The town's press release lists a marathon of activities in several venues. For example, the municipality is sponsoring a free 10 a.m. showing of Hotel Transylvania at Rainbow Cinemas at Northumberland Mall.

YMCA Northumberland (at 339 Elgin St. W.) is offering free use of its gym, swimming pool and playground area from noon to 4 p.m.

The outdoor rink will be the scene of a whole line-up of things to do between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The list includes a Frosty Zumba session and kids' activities such as painting on the snow and a scavenger hunt. And for those who just want to skate, a live DJ will provide the sound track. Staying warm will be easier with the free hot chocolate and the hot treats for sale at the Smokes Poutinerie Food Truck on-site.

If you're still up for fun, report to the Cobourg Community Centre (750 D'Arcy St.) at 7 p.m. for the Cobourg Cougars game, where the theme is Pink In The Rink. All players will be wearing pink jerseys that will be raffled off after the game to raise money for local cancer charities. Special Family Day ticket prices are planned for this event.

Adam Bureau, council's Co-ordinator of Arts, Culture and Tourism, said that a lot of great activities are in store.

“I encourage everyone to come out and experience your town, whether that be skating on our outdoor rink, taking in a movie, cheering on the Cobourg Cougars' game, or swimming at the YMCA,” Bureau said.

To assist those travelling among the many Family Day activities, Cobourg Public transit will be operational that day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.