Spend time with family on Family Day?

Penticton residents are invited to celebrate Family Day by getting fit at the community centre or taking some runs at Apex Mountain Resort.

This will be the first time that British Columbia celebrates the holiday day, devoted to the importance of families and family life, on the second Monday in February.

At the community centre there will be fitness activities and games for family members of all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family admission will only be $25 that day, and a parent and one child will be admitted for $15. Summer day camp leaders will host the day.

The swimming pool will be open and  Super Gymboree, including gym games for all ages, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An inflatable Gladiator Obstacle and Dino Bouncer will also be featured.

Crafts and puzzles will be available and a video gamer’s area will be set up, allowing gamers to challenge  their parents to Wii table tennis or virtual bowling.

A preschool room will be established in the childminding room, so parents can have a bit of downtime with their younger participants.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a screening of “Hotel Transylvania,” at the Cleland Theatre,  courtesy of Queens Park School PAC.

There will be a small concession in the theatre lobby during the movie offering juice boxes and treats.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches, and extra tables will be set up in the
viewing lounge so families can eat together.

At Apex, BC residents will receive 50 percent off single day lift tickets at the ticket window. There will also be 50 percent off rentals.

People need to present BC photo IDs for purchase. Big White Ski Resort, Silver Star and other ski resorts throughout the province are offering the same deal.

Tourism BC recommends visits to parks and beaches throughout the province. In the South Okanagan, they suggest stopping by the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos.

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