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Fun and games at Centre Patro Le Prevost

Create: 05/03/2016 - 01:45

Olympic triple-gold medal sprint kayaker Caroline Brunet has agreed to act as official spokesperson for an Olympic-style family fitness event that will be happening just a few blocks east of Park Extension at the Patro Le Prevost community and sports centre in Villeray on May 14.
Brunet, who competed in five summer Olympics, was on hand at the centre on Christophe Colomb Ave. along with Villeray/St-Michel/Parc Extension Borough Mayor Anie Samson on Tuesday earlier this week to help announce the event.
A day of family fun
Beginning at 10 am, Go-Au-Patro will be taking place at the Patro Le Prevost centre as well as in Le Prevost Park. Various types of fun and non-competitive activities are scheduled in which children and adults will be able to participate, including gymnasium and swim events. But for the less athletic, there will also be some activities in the Le Prevost public library.
A goal for the day will be for families to accumulate as many points as possible. Three families with the most points will be chosen in mid-afternoon and they’ll receive awards and prizes around 3 pm. Monitoring services will also be available in the park to supervise children and they’ll be able to take part in fun activities including inflatable games and a climbing wall.
Fundraiser at same time
In addition to promoting physical activity by families from Villeray and elsewhere, Go-Au-Patro is being held as a fundraising activity for youths four to 15 years of age who are handicapped or who come from disadvantaged families.
Money raised will allow these children to take part free of charge in a day camp this summer at the Patro Le Prevost centre. Families that would like to take part in Go-Au-Patro can register online through the Patro Le Prevost web site, or on the day of the event at the centre.

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