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Saturday, June 18, 2016


The latest news on recreation and culture programs, services, memberships and events!

DiscoverRec: The latest news on recreation and culture programs, services, memberships and events!


Make a splash this summer!

8 outdoor pools
55 wading pools
118 spray pads
4 supervised beaches


Great Leaders Make the Difference in Your City's Summer Camps!

Our leaders are multi-talented and well trained, so parents can have confidence that their camper will have a rewarding experience.  Our leaders have often been campers themselves and bring their unique expertise to the programs. Happy parents report: 'My son had another amazing year and thoroughly enjoyed his experience. He met friends, learned new ideas and skills, experienced a variety of activities and just plain old had a fun time.'

Register now!  ottawa.ca/summercamps 


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Looking for courses available at a specific facility?

Is your child in French Immersion?


Enhance their experience through French Summer camps. Create lasting memories and friendships while keeping the French language fresh in your child's mind. Not only is it a fun and friendly environment, it's not school! No grammar or spelling mistakes to worry about, just fun activities that everyone loves!

2016-17 After School program registration now open


Games, sports, crafts, quiet homework time and much more. Our After School programs offer opportunities for your child to make new friends and be active and qualify for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit. We are a HIGH FIVE® organization, which is Canada's only quality assurance standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6 to 12. We are committed to implementing safety and quality measures for our children's recreation and sport programs, focusing on healthy child development.   Contact the location nearest you for details. 

3-month Fitness Memberships start at under $125 


Compliment your outdoor activities, with an indoor workout in our air conditioned facilities. Our fitness centres have a mixture of free weights and machines, including treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers and indoor cycles. Staff are on hand to show you how to use the equipment for your routine. Group fitness classes offer daily options to give variety to your exercise program. Sign up with a friend to keep you coming back with the bonus of socializing as you get fit. With a variety of membership levels, for many ages, we cover the bases of affordability and fit into your schedule, everywhere across the city. Find out how we fit your life!

Celebrate National Health and Fitness Day – Saturday, June 4


Two can swim for the price of one at all lanes, public and family swims offered at City of Ottawa pools (except wave swims)!  Two can work out for the price of one at City of Ottawa weight and cardio rooms. Get active with your friends and family on June 4!

Get Water Wise – Save Lives


As temperatures rise, we look forward to our favourite summer activity, swimming. Whether it's in the pool, at the beach or cottage, or getting wet at the local wading pool, we think about the fun, but not always the safety. From June to September, at least one person will drown every two weeks within Canada. The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition is committed to raising public awareness of water safety with drowning prevention tips for parents and caregivers. Remember, adult supervision is essential no matter how well your child swims. Now is a good time to learn to swim. We have swimming lessons for all ages. 

Space is still available in our summer arts camps!


We still have a few spots open in our half day and full day camps at Nepean Creative Arts Centre and the Nepean Visual Arts Centre. Give your child a week of creative adventure, outdoor play, and swimming or masterpiece theatre right here in Ottawa's west end. FREE before and after care. 

Flex-It Pottery studios accommodate busy summer scheduling!


Going on vacation? Need to accommodate your busy summer schedule? Flex-It Pottery Studios allow you to pay for individual studio times and build a schedule suits you best!  Available hand building and wheel time slots start July 10! Book yours here!

Showing at our Community Galleries this month

Atrium Art Gallery:
June 24 to July 20 - Nepean Museum: Play! The Building Blocks of Learning

Trinity Art Gallery:
June 23 to July 19 - Ann Gruchy:  COUNTERPOINT: …harmony in layers