Guelph Museums salutes the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
GUELPH, ON, July 2, 2015: The Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games are coming to Toronto, and Guelph Museums is paying tribute to the games with two months of sports-related events for children and their caregivers.
Starting July 9, the museum will host special sports-themed activity days, including Fitness Fad Mondays, Skills and Drills Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Sports Guest Thursdays, and Museum Games Fridays. These days will recur weekly until the end of August.
On Fitness Fad Mondays, museum staff will lead participants through some of the more unusual workouts from the past 100 years, including Prancercise and hula-hoops. These workouts will begin every Monday at 11 am.
On Skills and Drills Tuesdays and Wednesdays, visitors will learn drills and exercises designed to improve agility, speed, precision, flexibility, strength, focus, balance, and coordination. These activities will begin at 11 am and at 2 pm.
For Sports Guests Thursday, the museum has invited former and current athletes from the Guelph area to come in and talk to museum visitors about their sport and the life of an athlete. The talks start at 11 am. The schedule for the Sports Guests Thursdays is as follows:
July 9 – Wheelchair Basketball
July 16 – Cycling with Egidio Bolzon of Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation
July 23 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum & Guelph Minor Baseball Association
July 30 – Karate and wrestling with Tri-City Training & Guelph Gryphons
August 6 – Badenoch Archery
August 13 – Track and field with Speed River & Guelph Gryphons
August 20 – Royal City Roller Girls
August 27 – Goalball with Ontario Blind Sports Association
Finally, on Museum Games Fridays, visitors will have the opportunity to participate and compete in a variety of games. The schedule is as follows:
July 10 – Team Spirit Trials
July 17 – Zany Obstacle Course
July 24 – Museum Toss-Away Challenge
July 31 – Pentathlon-Museum Style
August 7 – Mini-putt Target Game
August 14 – Jump and Run Relay
August 21 – Rolling-Around Race
August 28 – Score on Us
All Salute to the Parapan Am and Pan Am Games events are free with the price of admission.
The Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk St.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Community Relations Coordinator