At a ceremony to recognize Century Gardens in Brampton as the first recreation centre in the Region of Peel to receive the Eat Smart!® Award of Excellence, the Eat Smart!® Recreation Centre Program was officially launched in Ontario on April 13th.
The Eat Smart!® Award of Excellence was presented by Peel Region’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Mowat, to Acting Mayor of the City of Brampton, Sandra Hames. Also in attendance for the ceremony were Regional Councillor John Sprovieri and City Councillor Vicky Dhillon, as well as representatives from the Eat Smart!® provincial partner organizations, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society-Ontario Division.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist and Canada's National Women's Hockey Team alumna Jennifer Botterill was on hand as the Master of Ceremonies. Jennifer was joined by players from the Brampton Canadettes hockey team, who were participating in the 44th annual Brampton Canadettes Easter Hockey Tournament, the world’s largest women’s hockey tournament, April 14-17. The hockey players and dignitaries sampled healthy snacks, including hot steel-cut oatmeal, fresh fruit, granola bars, yogurt and bagels from the “Let’s Play Café,” Century Garden’s snack bar.