Everybody Gets to Play: Disconnect to Connect!

February 4, 2016

Everybody Gets to Play: Disconnect to Connect!

This Family Day, February 15, residents are encouraged to disconnect from technology to reconnect with family, friends and their community. By unplugging from technology for one hour each week for one year, a family of four would have nearly nine days of time to focus on each other.

On Family Day, residents are invited to visit Strathcona County recreation facilities (Millennium Place, Ardrossan Recreation Complex, Strathcona Wilderness Centre and Kinsmen Leisure Centre) where 100% of admission fees will be allocated to support Everybody Gets to Play.

Everybody Gets to Play provides Strathcona County families on a limited income with access to free and subsidized recreation programs. Last Family Day, over $18,000 was raised.

In addition, $1 from every large pizza sold at any Sherwood Park Panago from February 8 to 15 and $1 from every large pasta sold at Pasta Pantry from
February 8 to 13 will be donated to Everybody Gets to Play.

Not only will County residents benefit by unplugging from technology, there’s a chance to win two family fun packages, valued at $100 each. During the days following Family Day, residents can enter the prize draw by sharing Family Day Unplugged stories in one of the following ways: 

  • County’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/Strathcona.County)
  • Twitter (@StrathcoCounty, using #SCunplugged hashtag)
  • Instagram using the #SCunplugged hashtag
  • Call 780-464-4044. 

The winning entries will be randomly chosen once the contest closes February 19, 2016 at 4 p.m. 


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595