Richmond celebrates World Leisure Day with 30+ free and low-cost activities

06 April 2022

For the first time, World Leisure Day is being celebrated in Richmond on Saturday, April 16 with 30+ free and low-cost activities for all ages and interests. Find a full list of activities at

World Leisure Day is a global initiative of the World Leisure Organization (WLO), which aims to highlight the importance of leisure, in all its forms: recreation, parks, sport, education and arts, culture and heritage.

The activities offered by the City of Richmond and its partners include: a Spring Scavenger Hunt at the Richmond Nature Park and Richmond Public Library; Self-Guided Walking Tours at Terra Nova, Sea Island and Brighouse Park; a Cycling Art Tour; Try-It Ringette at Minoru Arenas; Geocaching along the Railway Greenway; Music and Movement Story Time at Thompson Community Centre; free public skating, Zumba and Barr H.I.I.T. fitness classes at the Richmond Olympic Oval and a family drop-in open gym at various Richmond community centres.

Leisure activities are often fun and healthy and offer added benefits that include increased productivity, stress reduction, mood improvement, a better work-life balance and ways to connect with family and friends.

About the World Leisure Organization
The World Leisure Organization (WLO) aims to reinforce leisure as a social right and its importance in daily life, as well as to expand and promote leisure globally while recognizing that barriers still exist for many worldwide. For more information about this organization, visit

In 2017, the WLO designated Richmond as a World Leisure Community of Excellence, recognizing Richmond for its rich arts and cultural communities, outdoor green spaces, unique heritage and waterfront roots, as well as it’s breadth of recreation and sport opportunities.