Starting in the new year, families with children under 6 have a new place to go play on Saturdays in Kenora. Kenora agencies have teamed up to offer free play time for children at St Louis school in Keewatin for the month of January, and Pope John Paul II school in February.
Firefly CEO Karen Ingebrigtson talked about the program.
"This really came through requests from families looking for alternative activities for their children. Most especially, if you think about it, over the wintertime, and with young children, having the opportunity to have a large indoor play space," she said.
The program is only scheduled to run until the end of February, but Ingebrigtson said if there is enough interest they may continue it.
"What's great about this is it's a wonderful partnership with the Kenora Catholic School Board, the NeChee Friendship Centre, and the Kenora Association for Community Living. We're pretty excited about it so, we'll certainly be taking a look at if this is something we can provide in the long term," she said.
Ingebrigtson also wanted to let families know the new Early Year Open Gym won't affect the other free family services they provide on Saturdays at the Library.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 - St. Louis School
Jan. 19 - St. Louis School
Jan. 26 - St. Louis School
Feb. 2 - Pope John Paul II School
Feb. 9 - Pope John Paul II School
Feb. 16 - Pope John Paul II School
Feb. 23 - Pope John Paul II School