The Regional Municipality Of York

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Join us at York Region’s Family Fun Day

13th annual Family Fun Day and charity barbecue to be held in Town of Richmond Hill

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is hosting its annual Family Fun Day and open house on Saturday, May 27. Family Fun Day is a free, interactive, family-oriented event to celebrate National Public Works Week and promote public awareness of the many services operated by York Region.

Family Fun Day

Activities include voting in the paint-a-plow contest, transit bus wash tour and an inflatable slide.

National Public Works Week is May 21 to 27, 2017 and is recognized across North America as an opportunity to showcase public works services and how they connect our communities. This year’s theme is “Public Works Connects Us.”

Public works provides a variety of services communities depend on across York Region, including:

  • Providing clean and safe drinking water
  • Building and maintaining the Regional road network
  • Operating YRT/Viva transit services
  • Processing solid waste and increasing diversion rates
  • Maintaining and protecting the York Regional Forest


Saturday, May 27, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


York Region Transit Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility
55 Orlando Drive
Town of Richmond Hill

Family Fun Day includes:

  • Tour our facility
  • Interactive displays and live demonstrations
  • Charity barbecue (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Garden mulch with cash donation to 360° Kids
  • Meet Pylon Pete, Barkley the Tree and Parry the Paramedic
  • Chances to win a York Region Paramedic prize bag, a $25 PRESTO card and a rain barrel

All money raised will be donated to 360° Kids, an organization that helps youth overcome crisis and transition to safety and stability

Follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #YRFamilyFunDay. For more information, please visit

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:

Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications Advisor
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71226,
Cell: 905-251-6415

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