Family Day is just around the corner and there's plenty to do around the city.
For the fifth annual event, on Feb. 18, there will be events and activities happening at the Barrie Community Sports Complex in Midhurst as well as at the city's recreation facilities.
At the sports complex, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be skating on an outdoor rink, broomball, a challenge course, tobogganing (bring your own, though), horse and sleigh rides, self-guided trail walking, snowshoeing (equipment provided for free by Mountain Equipment Co-op), and fat-tire bike riding (provided by The Crank and Sprocket Bicycle Co.).
To keep warm at the sports complex, participants can gather around the bonfire.
A full schedule of drop-in activities will also be available at the Allandale, East Bayfield and Holly community centres for $2 per person.
All three facilities will be open regular hours, with a variety of drop-in activities.
At Allandale, located at 190 Bayview Dr., there will be open swims from 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., as well as family shinny from 3:30 p.m. until 5:20 p.m.
At East Bayfield, located at 80 Livingstone St. E., there will be a preschool gym 11 a.m. until noon, an open swim 1-3 p.m., family gym from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., drop-in basketball from 3:30-5:30 p.m., open gym from 5:45-7:15 p.m., and drop-in volleyball from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
At Holly, located at 171 Mapleton Ave., there will be a free skate from 1-2:50 p.m, open swim with slide from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m, a free youth centre from 1-3 p.m., and drop-in basketball from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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