“We wanted to do something special, because typically for the years past we’ve gone away somewhere warm,” said Haase’s mother, Heather.
“Obvious this year we didn’t get a chance to do that so now we’re just trying to enjoy Saskatchewan and what it has to offer.”
For Kiley Jorgensen, 12, she said she’d happy to spend the day taking snowboarding lessons with her mom.
She said it’s important to “have fun, be safe” this Family Day.
Across the city, father and son pair Jordan and Bill Kapphahn prove families of any age can celebrate together.
Joran, 32, and his father skate together regularly, but with the recent cold snap and polar vortex hitting the Prairies, they haven’t been out much.
“We’ve been cooped up for two weeks in the cold so this is a day to celebrate winter shines and at the same time go out and skate,” said Bill.
For Jaimie Peters, today was about coming together as a family after nearly a year apart.
“We decided to go bowling and so we went for an hour with the whole family,” she said.
“We all had our own bowling lanes, and we had our own tables for meals so it felt comfortable and safe,” she explained.
She said it’s the first time in about nine months they’ve been able to get together.
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