“Have you signed up the boys for soccer yet?” my husband asks.
“Not yet… I have to find the website,” I reply.
“What about swimming? Skating? Karate? Summer camp?” he continues.
“It’s on my to-do list…” I hedge in response.
The truth is, it’s the bane of my existence. Trying to coordinate multiple activities for multiple kids… while visiting multiple websites (with varying degrees of user-friendliness) over multiple days of the week for multiple months…
Let’s just say it’s not my favourite thing to do.
I think the most frustrating thing about scheduling activities for my boys is the sheer amount of time I spend in the planning stages. I have to decide if they’ll be interested in an activity or sport, research the organization that offers the services I’m looking for, compare dates and schedules, check if the fees fit within my budget… and so on. But the worst part is the very real FOMO I feel when booking a sport or activity – what else is out there? How do I know I’m choosing the right league? What is the newest class or activity they’ll be dying to try out?
Thank goodness for Erin Mills Town Centre ‘Spring into Action’ Sports and Camps Show.
This fun, family-oriented event takes place on Saturday, February 25th from 10am to 5pm at Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions from knowledgeable experts and sign up for sports programs, while enjoying exciting displays, demonstrations, fun interactive activities, a free photo booth and the chance to win great prizes.
And, in addition to discovering Mississauga’s range of sports programs and activities, attendees can also look forward to meeting with local Olympians and Mississauga Sports Hall of Famers who will be on site. Now that’s what I call “research”!
I can’t tell you how much I love this. First, I truly believe that physical activity is an integral part of a healthy childhood, so it’s great to be able to discover an array of health-focused (and fun!) local community programming with my boys – as opposed to alone, behind a computer. Second, I appreciate that I’ll have access to sports program sign ups right then and there – so I can schedule, budget and most importantly, meet the representatives, all in one day, all in one place. So convenient.
This Saturday, I’ll be bringing the whole family to discover what sports and activities are available to us for spring and summer. I hope to see you there! Admission to the ‘Spring into Action’ Sports and Camps Show is FREE and the fun takes place on the lower level of the shopping centre. If you come by, be sure to tweet me so I can say hi!
For more information on the Erin Mills Town Centre ‘Spring into Action’ Sports and Camps Show, visit erinmills.ca.
This post was sponsored by Erin Mills Town Centre. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.