Local residents can go for a free swim at the Vernon Recreation Centre over the Family Day long weekend.
There are two of them.
The first is on Sunday from 1:30 to 4 pm, for the Jopo swim as a part of Vernon Winter Carnival.
“It will be an afternoon of aquatic games and prizes at the Vernon Aquatic Centre, with an expected visit from Jopo and Jopette,” says a city release. “The Jopo swim is free but donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank are encouraged and will be accepted at the aquatic centre.”
And on Monday, there’s a free Family Day swim from 1:30 to 4 pm, made possible by a grant from the BC Recreation and Parks Association.
“The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in partnership with BCRPA made the grant available to support local recreation departments in coordinating family-based, admission-free events scheduled for the Family Day long weekend,” says the release.