Stratford Summer Hit List!

Summer Hit List

Check back each Friday for another list of ideas to keep you going all summer long!

Fun Filled Friday
July 1 - Join us at Tea Hill Park all afternoon for Canada Day celebrations
July 8 - Visit Off The Wallz Stratford for Friday fun!
July 15 - Have a movie night at home - don't forget the popcorn!
July 22 - Sit outside and watch the stars come out
July 29 - Go on a scavenger hunt
August 5 - Go camping - set up a tent in the backyard (or livingroom)
August 12 - Eat dessert first!
August 19 - Pass out freezies or popsicles to random people you meet (choose a park, a workplace or even a parking lot to pass them out in)
August 26 - Make supper together - everyone gets to help!

Selfless Saturday
July 2 - Start a summer 'elfed' activity in your neighbourhood
July 9 - Help a neighbour with yard work (ask first, but don't take a no)
July 16 - Put one item in the food bank box at the grocery store
July 23 - Have a lemonade stand and raise money for your favourite charity
July 30 - Donate a bottle of sunscreen to the food bank
August 6 - Leave random surprise positive notes on your neighbours cars or at their door to brighten their day
August 13 - Surprise someone with flowers
August 20 - Think ahead to the fall and find an organization to volunteer with in Stratford
August 27 - Time to clean out your closet and donate your unwanted clothes

Spontaneous Sunday
July 3 - Let the kids decide what the day holds!
July 10 - Let the kids decide what the day holds!
July 17 - Write 2-5 activities on paper and draw one out to do
July 24 - The kids decide what the day holds!
July 31 - Write down 2-5 activities on paper and draw one out to do today
August 7 - Call a friend and let them decide what you will do together today!
August 14 - Let the kids decide what to do today, all day!
August 21 - The kids decide what the day holds!
August 28 - The kids decide what the day holds!

Makin It Monday
July 4 - Here's an upcycle project - Make a CD Wind Spinner
July 11 - Make a rock caterpillar for your garden
July 18 - Try this upcycle activity by making a tin can wind chime
July 25 - Host a neighbourhood potluck BBQ
August 1 - Treat yourself – set up a homemade sundae station
August 8 - Pick up a taco take-out kit from Taco Boyz and let everyone make supper their own way
August 15 - Let the kids help cook today. Here are some recipes to consider.
August 22 - It's blueberry season on PEI - here are some recipes to check out
August 29 - Kindness rocks!

Thoughtful Tuesday
July 5 - Start a 100 books of summer family challenge – participate individually or as a family and colour in your books as you go!
July 12 - Start a book club (check out the library for book club kits)
July 19 - Borrow a hiking backpack from the Stratford library
July 26 - Go for a walk and pick up garbage along your way 
August 2 - Chalk inspirational messages on sidewalk/driveway
August 9 - Pay for the car or person behind you in line today at the local coffee (or ice cream) shop
August 16 - Learn something new – watch a documentary, pick up a new book, try a new recipe!
August 23 -Buy a second iced coffee today at Nimrod's and share with a coworker who needs a pick-me-up
August 30 - Start planning for fall by thinking about your garden

Water Wednesday
July 6 - Take the Plastic Free July Challenge
July 13 - Commit to saving water this summer!
July 20 - Watch/rewatch the Town's instructional water meter video
July 27 - Visit Tea Hill Park beach today
August 3 - Cool off with these outdoor water games
August 10 - Have a picnic at Kinlock Beach
August 17 - Make DIY Water Balloon Sponges (reusable)
August 24 - Commit to drinking more water today - it's a great habit to start and stick with!
August 30 - Sign up and become a member of the Stratford Area Watershed Group

Takin A Trip Thursday
July 7 - It’s the first week of July, and what better time to pick up pizza and enjoy it in one of our parks – might we suggest Cotton Park!?
July 14 - Try out the disc golf course at Stratford Town Centre
July 21 - Visit the natural playground at Fullerton's Creek Conservation Park
July 28- Grab takeout from one of our growing number of restaurants
August 4 - Explore a trail in Stratford you haven’t walked before
August 11 - Book a time and go climbing at Red Rock Climbing Wall
August 18 - Stop by one of our many sports fields and cheer on the home team!
August 25 - Visit the MacKenzie Produce roadside stand
September 1 -  Drop by The Lucky Bean and #ThinkStratford

Check back each Friday for another list of ideas to keep you going all summer long!

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There are lots of other locations and businesses in Stratford that have great gift ideas. Get out there and find them. Stratford’s great business community keeps our town a vibrant place to live, play and work. Check out the business directory on our town website for lots of other local businesses and gift ideas.  If you have a business that is not already in the directory, contact us and we will get you added.