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Recreation programs

Registration, recreation guides, camps

Register for a program

Spring and Summer 2019 Recreation eGuide

Registration begins:

  • Aquatics and Aquafitness programs:
    • Online and touch tone phone: March 4, at 9 pm
    • In person: March 5 during business hours
  • Other programs:
    • Online and touch tone phone: March 6, at 9 pm
    • In person: March 7 during business hours

How to register

  1. Sign-in or create an account
  2. Find a program

You can also register by phone at 613-580-2588 Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm (except on statutory holidays), or, in person by visiting a recreation facility or client service centre.

Browse the recreation guide

Summer camps and other camps

Browse the summer camp recreation eGuide complete list here.

Learn More

PA days and before and after school programs

Participants must complete a program enrolment form, found in the Forms for extended Recreation and Culture programs section.

PA Days

Browse PA day programs.

Before and after school programs

Registration for Before and After School care for 2018-2019 School year:

  • May 16 at 9 pm

Start and end the school day with fun! Get active with games and sports and be creative with arts and crafts. Some quiet time for homework, too. Make new friends when you join our Club. City of Ottawa is a registered HIGH FIVE® organization. We commit to healthy child development and safety for children's recreation programs. Choose quality for your kids! 

Programs in the East

East of the Rideau River 2018-19

 Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

OCDSB Dates:  September 4 to June 27

Location

Address

Phone number

Before School Barcode After School Barcode
Beacon Hill North Community Centre 2130 Radford Court 613-748-1771 No program 1398138

Bob MacQuarrie 
Recreation Complex-Orléans

1490 Youville Drive

613-580-9600

No program 1408205

Fred G. Barrett Arena

3280 Leitrim Road

 613-580-2424 ext. 30235

1401724 No program

Glen Ogilvie Public School

46 Centrepark Drive

613-580-9600

No program 1408206

Greely Community Centre

1448 Meadow Drive

 613-580-2424 ext. 30235

1401311 1405394
Greenboro Community Centre 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive 613-580-2805 No program 1407638
Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre  3320 Paul Anka Drive 613-260-1299 No program 1403474

Metcalfe Community Centre

2785 8th Line Road

613-580-2424 ext. 30235

1246689 1179273
Pat Clark Community Centre (Cyrville - start at Earl Armstrong) 4355 Halmont Drive 613-748-1771 No program 1408225

Ray Friel Complex

1585 Tenth Line Road

613-830-2747

1403838 1405681

Rideauview Community Centre

4310 Shoreline Drive

613-822-7887

1404710 1403769
Sandy Hill Community Centre 250 Somerset Street East 613-564-1062 No program 1406959

Sawmill Creek Community Centre

3380 D'Aoust Avenue

613-521-4092

No program 1409162

South Fallingbrook Community Centre

998 Valin Street

613-824-0633 ext. 221

1398231 1184657
St-Laurent Complex 525 Coté Street 613-742-6767 No program 1406225

Terry Fox Elementary School

6400 Jeanne D'Arc Boulevard

613-580-9600

No program 1408207

Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB)

OCSB Dates:  September 4 to June 27

Location

Address

Phone number

Before School Barcode After School Barcode

Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans

1490 Youville Drive 613-580-9600 No program 1408205

Fred G. Barrett Arena

3280 Leitrim Road

 613-580-2424 ext. 30235

No program 1405648

Greenboro Community Centre

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive 613-580-2805 No program 1407976

Pat Clark Community Centre (Starts at Earl Armstrong)

4355 Halmont Drive 613-748-1771 No program 1408225
Rideauview Community Centre 4310 Shoreline Drive 613-822-7887 1404733 1403837
Sandy Hill Community Centre 250 Somerset Street East 613-564-1062 No program 1406959
Sawmill Creek Community Centre 3380 D'Aoust Avenue 613-521-4092 No program 1409163

Conseil des Écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)

CECCE Dates:  August 28 to June 20

Location

Address

Contact

Before School Barcode After School Barcode

Fred G. Barrett Arena

3280 Leitrim Road

613-580-2424 ext. 30235

No program 1405750
Greenboro Community Centre

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

613-580-2805 No program 1406946

Hunt Club-Riverside 
Park Community Centre

3320 Paul Anka Drive

613-260-1299

No program 1403824

Rideauview Community Centre

August 15, 2018 to June 27, 2019

4310 Shoreline Drive 613-822-7887 ext. 21 1404782 1404620

Sawmill Creek Community Centre

3380 D'Aoust Avenue

613-521-4092

No program 1409164

Conseil des Écoles publiques de L'est de l'Ontario (CEPEO)

CEPEO Dates: August 28 to June 20

Location

Address

Contact

Before School Barcode

After School Barcode

Fred G. Barrett Arena

3280 Leitrim Road 613-580-2424 ext. 30235 No program 1405750
Greenboro Community Centre 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive 613-580-2805 No program 1406946
Rideauview Community Centre 4310 Shoreline Drive 613-822-7887 ext. 21 1404757 1404559

Register at the Facility

Location

Address

Contact

Before School Barcode After School Barcode

Overbrook Community Centre

33 Quill Street

613-742-5147

No program Register at community centre.

Programs in the West

West of the Rideau River 2018-19

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

OCDSB Dates:  September 4 to June 27

Location

Address

Contact

Before School Barcode After School Barcode

Bridlewood Community Centre

63 Bluegrass Drive

613-271-0712

No program 1187199

Fisher Park Community Centre

250 Holland Avenue

613-798-8945

No program 1181853

Goulbourn Recreation Centre

1500 Shea Road

613-580-2532

1408798 1408635

Hintonburg Community Centre

1064 Wellington Street West

613-798-8874

No program 1402698
Huntley Centennial 118 Langstaff Drive 613-580-9696 No program 1179300
Manotick Arena 5572 Doctor Leach Drive 613-692-4772 No program 1179274

Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven

3500 Cambrian Road

613-727-2683

1403978 1404172
Richcraft-Kanata Recreation Complex 4101 Innovation Drive 613-580-9696 No program 1179301

Walter Baker Sports Centre

100 Malvern Drive

613-580-2424 ext. 25417

No program 1179265

Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB)

OCSB Dates:  September 4 to June 27

Location

Address

Contact

Before School Barcodes After School Barcodes
Fisher Park Community Centre 250 Holland Avenue 613-798-8945 No program 1181899

Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven

3500 Cambrian Road

613-727-2683

1404121 1404191
Richcraft-Kanata Recreation Complex 4101 Innovation Drive 613-580-9696 No program 1179301

Conseil des Écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)

CECCE Dates: Various
Location Address Contact Before School Barcode After School Barcode

Goulbourn Recreation Complex

August 28, 2018 to June 20, 2019

1500 Shea Road 613-580-2532 No program 1408622

Conseil des Écoles publiques de L'est de l'Ontario (CEPEO)

CEPEO Dates: Various
Location Address Contact Before School Barcode After School Barcode

McNabb Recreation Centre

September 17, 2018 to June 20, 2019

180 Percy Street 613-564-1070 No program 1409525
Register at the Facility Dates:  Various

Location

Address

Contact

Before School Barcode

After School Barcode

Alexander Community Centre

960 Silver Street

613-798-8978

No program 

Register at community centre.

Bellevue Community Centre

1475 Caldwell Avenue

613-798-8917

No program

Register at community centre.

Carlington Recreation Centre

1520 Caldwell Avenue

613-798-8920

No program

Register at community centre.

Foster Farm Community Centre

1065 Ramsey Cresent

613-828-2004

No program

Register at community centre.

Michele Heights Community Centre

2955 Michèle Drive

613-828-5100

No program 

Register at community centre.

Recreation and leisure for older adults

Classes and activities to keep mind and body active

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Financial support – Ottawa Hand in Hand

If you are already a participant in a community or social service agency program, if you are an individual or family with a low-income or a family member with a disability, you may qualify for the Ottawa Hand in Hand recreation and culture fee support program.

Step 1: Print the application form [ PDF - 546 KB ] at home, or pick one up at most staffed recreation facility or at a Client Service Centre.

Step 2: Complete the application form.

Step 3: Bring the completed application form to your local recreation or cultural facility. A supervisor will review the application for approval. Applications can only be approved at a recreation or cultural facility.

  • Residents of all ages are eligible.
  • Residents are encouraged to apply as early as possible before the program registration period.
  • Each qualifying individual, or member of a family, is eligible for an annual amount of fee support ($175 per person).
  • Applicants are encouraged to pay a minimum of 25 per cent of the program cost.
  • A parent or guardian can transfer all, or a portion of their Ottawa Hand in Hand fee support entitlement to a child or children in their household.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase at City of Ottawa recreation or culture facilities.

  • Gift Certificates can be redeemed at recreation facilities or Client Service Centres to register for the program of your choice.
  • You can also request the value of the gift certificate be credited to your account for later use during online or telephone registration.

Enrolment and medication forms

Please complete the following form(s) if you are registering your child(ren) in a program that meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • The program operates for 2.5 hours or more at one time
  • The program is considered a before or after school program
  • The program is considered a day camp; march break camp, PA day camp, winter holiday camp or summer camp
  • The program is an unlicensed drop-off preschool program offered for two or more hours at a time (e.g. Duffer Doo)

All participants must submit a completed Enrolment Form on or before the first day of camp. If required, please also complete the Medication Forms and submit them at the same time. You can either print these forms, or pick up a copy at your local facility.

Please note that these forms cannot be submitted electronically.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Programs must be paid for in full at the time of registration. Payment can be made by cheque, credit card, debit card or cash. Cheques are made payable to the City of Ottawa. Prepaid or reloadable credit cards, gift certificate, Visa Debit and Interac Online are not accepted at this time.

Waitlist

If a spot should become available due to another person cancelling or transferring out of the class, you will receive a call from staff. At that time you can decide whether to take or decline the spot. You may register in another class and on the chance your waitlisted course becomes available, you will be contacted to confirm if you wish to be transferred back to your original preference.

Incorrect age

Unfortunately the registration system will not allow you to register if you do not meet the required age at the start of the program. Contact your local recreational facility, Client Service Centre, or call 3-1-1.

Cancellations

Courses with insufficient registration will be cancelled. If a class or lesson is cancelled, every attempt will be made to re-schedule. If the class or lesson cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be issued.

Withdrawals and refunds

Withdrawals can be made:

Online, up to 7 days before course start date for a credit on your recreation account.
At any recreation facility or Client Service Centre.

Refunds:

When requesting a refund, you must submit a completed Refund Request Form available at any recreation facility or Client Service Centre.

  • Refunds can be issued only by cheque, credit card, or as a credit on your recreation account
    • With the City moving to a new registration, booking and payment system, we are asking you to request a refund when withdrawing from a course, rather than adding a new credit to your account.
    • Processing fees are being waived for a refund of credits that have been on your account for less than two years.
      • The $15 processing fee will still apply to a refund of credits on your account for more than two years.
    • If more than 50% of the course/membership has elapsed, no refund or credit on account will be offered.
    • ​There are no refunds or credits for private lessons.
    • For admission and goods purchases, refunds will be processed at the Facility with proof of purchase.

Returned cheque /declined credit card fee

A service fee will be charged after two declined credit card payments and on all cheques returned as Non Sufficient Funds (NSF), Stop Payment or Funds Not Cleared.

Credits on Account

Credits can be left on your account for two years. After which, refunds will be issued automatically and subject to a $15 processing fee.

Seniors’ discount

City of Ottawa residents who are 65 years of age and over will receive a discount of 10 per cent when registering for a City program. A proof of age is required.

Non-resident fee

Non-Ottawa residents will be charged an additional 25 per cent per person per program or membership.

Credit Card payments in excess of $5,000

Credit Card payments totalling $5,000 or greater (within a one month period) will be charged a fee of 1.99% as authorized by City of Ottawa By-law 2013-191. The City's Accounts Receivable Unit will issue a blue invoice monthly for these fees. 

Medication administration

If the participant requires that City of Ottawa staff be responsible for storing, administering or supervising the administration of any medication, the participant or parent/guardian is required to sign a release waiver and submit it to the facility where the program is being offered. Contact the facility for additional information.

Severe allergies

It is the responsibility of the participant or parent/guardian to identify if there are severe allergies that require an auto-injector. The City of Ottawa attempts to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants with "allergen-safe zones and practices". Participants or parents/guardians are required to provide two auto-injectors and sign a release waiver to be submitted to the facility where the program is offered.

I Love to Programs

About the I Love to Programs

One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in sports, recreation or cultural activities due to financial barriers. Made possible by the City of Ottawa and Canadian Tire Jumpstart charities, the I Love to program gives over 3,500 children and youth the opportunity to participate in organized sport, recreation and culture activities each year.

By participating in these programs children and youth develop social skills, leadership and gain self confidence preparing them for success. This programming is available in more than 30 City of Ottawa neighbourhoods.

For more information, please contact:
Wendy Royer, 613-580-2424 ext. 15491

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