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Keep the kids busy this summer…

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If you have kids in your life — grandkids/nieces/nephews or your own darling children — you’re familiar with the phrase "I’m bored."

Keep ‘cool’ this summer with affordable activities right here in Westwood.

City facilities are a great place to start:

• The St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool’s new spray pad is now open. Gates off the main parking lot are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through September 2. Children must be supervised (no staff/attendant on duty); bring lawn chairs and/or a picnic, but no glass containers please.

• Lifeguards are on duty at the wading pool at John Steele Park, 300 Westwood Dr., Monday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• The Police Museum at 130 Allard Ave. is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except holidays. Take a self-guided tour or arrange a guided tour at 204-986-3976. Give the kids a taste of history while it’s still close to home — the museum is set to relocate in 2014.

• The Westwood Library has a host of free summer activities for kids/teens. Complete details are available at wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/pdfs/childrensprograms. Highlights include Family Literacy Fun Daym Aug. 1; Magician Ryan Price, Aug. 8; Story/Songwriting for Teens, Aug. 22.

Call 204-986-4747 to register. The library is open 10 am-8:30 pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and 10 am-5 pm on Fridays.

If you seek supervised, sustained activities, check out the programs at either the St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool or YWCA. Both facilities have affordable weekly day camps and/or swim lessons to keep kids occupied. Search City programs on-line at www.leisureonline.ca.

Find information about the Y at ywinnipeg.ca/westportagepool.

Both the Centennial Pool and the Y also have drop-in activities as well:

At the Y:    

• Bouncy play structure — open from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday

• Drop-in swim (see website for times/availability)

• Full-sized gymnasium

Non-member drop-in rates apply. Contact the Y for more information at 204-889-8052 or wpmembership@ymcaywca.mb.ca  at Centennial Pool

• Free swim Wednesdays, 8:30-10 p.m.; Free teen (9-19) swim Saturdays. 7 to 9 p.m.

• Family swim Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon

Drop in for information, or call ‘311’.

And there’s so much more!

Did you know there are 13 parks/playgrounds in Kirkfield/Westwood?

Have you gone fishing? You’d be surprised how many toss a line in at Westwood Green.

Have an active summer — it’s the stuff that memories are made of.

Sharon Pfeifer is a community correspondent for Westwood. You can contact her at sdrinteractive@shaw.ca.

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