Petition: Family Day for the NWT

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Lead petitioner Jennifer Pagonis
Petition target Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Start date Wed, 22 Feb 17
Closing date Tue, 23 May 17
Last signatories
  • Elijah Forget
  • Gisele Forget
  • Marlee Currie
  • Alison Brown
  • Barbara Holland
  • Diana
  • Michelle krutko
  • Tara Boyd
  • Natasha Jaye Landry
  • Jen Thompson
Signature information

The petitioners ask that the Government of the Northwest Territories establish a Statutory holiday designated for Family Day in the NWT. To establish a day similar to that in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia, dedicated to encouraging families to spend quality time together. This could help family member's find quality activities together.

Background information

This petition is needed to encourage the Northwest Territories (NWT) to follow suit of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia promoting healthy families. Generally, these provinces have set up various activities such as Hockey, skating, snowboarding/skiing and other “winter festivals” at a low or no cost to users. In the NWT, the long winter’s sometimes cause depression and sometimes restrictive boundaries; this would be a positive and beneficial step to reducing the negative effects. Having a Family day - Statutory Holiday Northwest Territory wide, would inspire families to spend quality time together. Hockey, soccer, coloring stations, hot chocolate stations, outdoor skating, snow sculptures, swimming, snowshoeing, outdoor snow volley-ball and sliding are just some of the activities that could be enjoyed at low cost/no cost. This would encourage growth in our own homes, promoting healthy family relationships. Perhaps it is just the opportunity to slow down and not have to rush everyone out the door.

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