June 2020 
Family eNews

"Spirit of Pickering" Arrives in Esplanade Park!

The City of Pickering is pleased to announce the most recent Public Art installation in Esplanade Park entitled "Spirit of Pickering". The work, created by Artist Geordie Lishman, includes four stainless steel statues named Live, Work, Gather, and Inspire, celebrating the theme of Pickering's City Centre.

The statues welcome residents and visitors alike to Esplanade Park and enhance the new seating area at the East End of the park. This is the second public art installation in the gathering space. The statues are accompanied by two Ron Baird works entitled Pollinators. 
As part of its ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the City of Pickering is extending its closure of all facilities until  July 1, 2020 (inclusive). 

R estrictions have been lifted on select outdoor areas, in accordance with Phase 1 of Ontario's framework for reopening the province.  Read the full release on the City website. 

Until June 4, Pickering City Hall will illuminate at 9:30 pm in honour of all essential and frontline workers

June 2 - 10

Check out pet vendors, educational videos and animal related activities!
Virtual Ribfest
June 5 - 7

Follow @PickeringEvents on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all weekend, for recipes, performances and BBQ tips. 
Barbeque Safety

At the start of BBQ season, do this three-step safety check of your BBQ:
  1. CLEAN Use a pipe cleaner or wire to ensure burner ports are free of rust, dirt, spider webs or other debris.
  2. CHECK Examine the hose leading from the tank to the burners. Replace it is cracked or damaged.
  3. TEST Find leaks by applying a 50/50 solution of water and dish soap to propane cylinder connections and hoses. If bubbles appear, tighten the connection and/or replace the damaged parts and retest.
Remember to stay fire safe!
  • Never leave the BBQ unattended when in use.
  • Make sure grease does not build up on the burners or at the base of the BBQ. This could cause a grease fire.
  • Never throw water on a grease fire - this will only spread the flame.
  • Always position the grill well away from combustible objects - buildings, fences, deck railings and landscaping can easily and quickly ignite.
  • Allow the BBQ to cool completely before closing the cover.
Farmer's Market
Seniors Month

Check out the list of online events, programs and activities for adults 55+. 

Join @RecreationPickering on Facebook for more interactive content all month long. 

Connect online to a variety of local farmers and vendors who sell produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, honeys and preserves, prepared meals, natural soaps and more.
Online Fitness Classes

Visit Pickering Fit Facebook page for live Fitness Classes every day such as Core Cardio, Pilates or HIIT Circuit!
Schedule posted online every week.