City to host Family Day weekend activities


This Family Day holiday weekend, the City of Nanaimo is celebrating family play with special family-focused events. The fourth annual Family Play Day will be held on Sunday, February 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Oliver Woods Community Centre.

This year's activities will feature a Super Hero theme and include a super hero training centre, gym games and activities for kids of all ages, storytelling and interactive puppet shows, lego land, superhero crafts, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon animals. Families are encouraged to dress up as their favourite super hero.

On Family Day, Monday, February 8, Nanaimo Ice Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre will be open for special skating and swimming events; all other City facilities will be closed for the holiday. Check the Public Schedules on the City website.

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Key Points

  • Family Play Day activities will be held at Oliver Woods Community Centre on Sunday, February 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Tickets to Family Play Day are $12 per family of 5 or $3 each (children 2 years and younger are free) and can be purchased at Beban Park, Bowen Park and Oliver Woods Community Centre.
  • Nanaimo Ice Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre will be open on Family Day, Monday, February 8. Nanaimo Ice Centre will host Everyone Welcome, Parent and Tot and Stick 'N Puck skate sessions. Nanaimo Aquatic Centre will host an Everyone Welcome Swim.
  • The draw for the winner of the Family Fun Challenge will take place during the Family Play Day at Oliver Woods.


"This year we will bring out the super hero in you! Join us for family fun at Oliver Woods!"

Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo


Deborah Beck
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

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