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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

DiscoveRec March, 2016



Spring and Summer Registration Starts Soon!

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Registration Starts Soon!

Swimming and Aqua Fitness Programs

·        Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration (613-580-2588) – starting Monday, March 7 at 9 pm.

·        In-Person Registration on Tuesday, March 8 during regular business hours.

All other Recreation Programs and Summer Camps

·        Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration (613-580-2588) – starting Wednesday, March 9 at 9 pm.

·        In-Person Registration on Thursday, March 10 during regular business hours. 


March Break Adventures for Kids

March 14 to 18 is a great time to try something new, improve your sports skills and make new friends at the many day camps across the city. Days filled with physical activity, games, songs, crafts and special events, guarantee there will be no boredom in Ottawa.

Ottawa's largest selections of camps are led by enthusiastic and trained leaders. Our programs offer top value and quality you can trust.  Find an adventure in your neighbourhood.

You can also spend some quality time with your children. Find up to date schedules and information on our new Swim and Skate Drop-in tool for Public Skating and Public Swimming, and get active with your kids!

Discover new classes and summer camps

City of Ottawa Parks, Recreation and Culture Services programs can be found online in  the Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs.

Preschool programs are for kids!

Toddlers learn to share, explore, and try different things. Singing, climbing, catching, throwing, and circle time, make these outings stimulating and creative. Is your toddler a budding artist, a tumbling gymnast, the next hockey or dancing star? Find out what their interests are in our specialized classes.

Children thrive on fun!

Learn a new skill, make new friends and develop a talent. Fun is a major component of every recreation class. Be creative, active or both! Art, badminton, cartooning, dance, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, improv, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, LEGO®, pottery, skating, tap, volleyball, writing, yoga and Zumba® – just to name a few!

Get active – take a fitness class!

With gyms, aerobic studios, weight rooms, pools, and arenas, offering Aquafitness through to Zumba®, we cover your Fitness needs from beginner to advanced! We offer convenient and affordable fitness memberships, to fit all of you and your family's needs – We Fit your life! Register for a Spring class, purchase a membership or drop in today.

Adults should play too!

From painting to karate, spring is the perfect time to take a class with a friend or meet new people with your interests. Learning a new skill and experiencing different activities stretches your brain and increases your confidence. Learn Spanish for your vacation; take ballroom dance with your partner or teach your dog some new tricks.

Family Time Action!

Spend quality time with your friends and family skating or swimming in city pools and arenas. Drop in for badminton, basketball, or ping pong. Check out the Recreation eGuide for family classes and workshops this spring.

Summer Camps make memories

Childhood memories are created from adventures! Experience themed fun in neighbourhood camps, explore new media in arts camps and develop new skills in sports programs. Make new friends and spend quality time with caring leaders. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Youth leadership programs: Real training; Real certificates; Real experience

The City of Ottawa offers a full range of leadership programs for youth 13 and up. Summer is a great time to learn how to become a leader. There are three age-based levels to help you become skilled and ready for employment and even meet the 40 hours for high school community service requirements.  Make this a fun summer that will change your life!

Spring into Art this March!

Girls' night out? Canvas and Cocktails at Nepean Creative Arts Centre!
With a sommelier in attendance, you get to pair your painting with fine wines from around the world. Join us for a great night out!

Showings at Community Galleries
·        Atrium Art Gallery: March 18 to April 17 – Judi Miller: Natural Dimensions
·        Trinity Art Gallery: March 17 to April 18 – Joejene C. Santos: Achieving 1 and Abigail Gossage: Industrial Spaces

Now in print: Older Adult Activity Guide

As part of the City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan residents can pick up a printed copy of the Older Adult Activity Guide which lists information about programs and activities from Parks, Recreation and Culture, Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Public Library. The Spring-Summer guide are now available at Churchill, Heron, Kanata and Nepean senior centres as well as recreation centres, client service centres, and libraries. Check out the 50+ Adults guide online.