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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring into Action!



Discover a world of activities in your neighbourhood! ottawa.ca/recreation
DiscoverRec: The latest news on recreation and culture 
programs, services, memberships and events!

Discover a world of activities in your neighbourhood! 

Put a little spring in your step! Register now for  spring courses and summer camps.

Looking for courses available at a specific facility? 


Win a Week of Summer Camp! 

Fifty lucky campers will win back their week at camp! 
Register before June 1 to be automatically entered into a draw to win back your registered week of camp with a value of up to $250! Remember the more camps you register for, the more chances to win. For details, visit ottawa.ca/summercamps.


Take me out to the ball game

Spend your summer evenings at the ballpark. 
Girls 'n Women and Sport offer women's recreational 
and intermediate adult softball leagues. Get the girls 
together or register on your own. Beginners, getting 
active again or if your just out to have fun!! 
Registration information online or call 613-580-2854.

Start Walking for Your Health with Classes

Nordic Walking with poles is a low-impact, 
high-energy ultimate workout that enhances your 
walking with 20 to 40 per cent more caloric expenditure. 
Increase your cardio and improve your posture and
upper body strength.  Gentle Nordic and Activator 
Pole Walking classes are also available. If you want 
to walk with a group, we offer several indoor walking 
clubs and the Active Living Club hiking program.  
Class details can be found in the Fitness and 
Wellness and 50+ Adult Recreation eGuide PDFs

Unsure what learn to swim level your child should be registered in?

Ask the lifeguards at a public swim or family swim 
to conduct a free swim assessment while you are 
at the pool.

Take the Bus to Visit Us (65+)

OC Transpo offers great service for senior riders 
including free bussing all day Wednesday. Most
of our recreation and culture facilities are on bus 
routes, so why not plan a trip to go swimming or  

Britannia Park: outdoor fitness opportunities

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre offers outdoor fitness 
classes in Britannia Park this spring and summer. 
Join us to get fit while enjoying our natural setting! 
Call for more information: 613-828-4313 or register 
and we'll see you in the park!

Canada's Chronicles: A glimpse of the past through modern eyes 

An astounding new exhibit created by Brookfield High 
School students in celebration of Archives Awareness 
Week. These talented students use modern and 
traditional art forms to explore the history, culture 
and identity of Canada.  March 31 to April 14 

Spring into Easter at Museums and Historic Sites

It's that time of year again for the Easter Bunny to 
come out of hiding to help celebrate the arrival of 
spring! Events at several museums and historic sites 
offer a full day of fun wherever you are in Ottawa 
with Easter egg hunts, egg-dyeing, petting zoos, 
and tons of other fun activities. 

Arts workshops may just turn into your lifetime passion!

Workshops offer creative and visual hands-on 
programming for all levels and ages alike.

Nepean Creative Arts Centre
Triple Talent on Stage for youth ages 13-16 
years or family African Drumming.

Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Families can Chirp into Spring creating in 
clay or make Lasting Silhouettes painting 
a family portrait.

Young at Art 2015 – On Display at Galleries Citywide

 Be amazed at the talents of some of Ottawa's 
best artists between the ages of 12 and 19 at 
the Young at Art 2015 juried exhibitions.
April 25 to May 17: Trinity Art Gallery, 
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard
April 24 to May 15: Kanata Civic Art Gallery, 
Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive
April 25 to May 19: Atrium and Centrepointe 
Theatre galleries, Ben Franklin Place, 
101 Centrepointe Drive

Think twice before venturing onto the ice

With milder temperatures, the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition in conjunction with the City of Ottawa wants to remind residents that when temperatures go up the dangers of being on ice and open water goes up. When ice begins to thaw it may look solid but is often extremely dangerous. Grey ice is unsafe. The greyness indicates the presence of water. Water levels this year are higher than usual and are accompanied by soft, slippery banks that are treacherous, particularly for young children, adults and the family pet. Check ice safety guidelines at Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross.
Simply stay away from the ice.