Brantford Activities & Events


PARKS & RECREATION LISTINGS

View details on Brantford Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring activities, swim lessons and programs in their Leisure Activities Guide or call 519-756-1500. Register online for all programs with a barcode by visiting www.brantford.ca/recconnect

SPECIAL EVENTS

Visit Harmony Square this Summer!
Check out FREE events happening all summer long in downtown Brantford!  See the flyer for more information.

Movies in the Square
FREE Movie nights this July and August!  Bring your own lawn chair.  For dates and shows see flyer.
Time: Movies begin at dusk

Music in the Square
FREE Music in the Square Friday nights this summer!  Plus special Sunday shows.  See flyer for more information.
Time: 7:30-9 pm

SKATING

Community Skate Exchange
Please donate your gently used skates to someone in the Community who can use them.  See flyer for more information or call 519-756-1500.

Stick & Puck - $2/person (ages - children under 5)

Date/Time:
Wednedays until August 26 - 1:00-2:00pm (no skate July 1)

Free Adult Only Skate
Date/Time:
Thursdays until September 24 - 1:00-2:30pm

Adult Shinny Hockey - $5/person
Date/Time:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday until August 27 - 12:00-1:20pm (no skate July 19, August 4-13)

SWIMMING & MORE


Teen Swim every Friday!
More information here!
Time:
7:30-9:30pm

Toonie Swims at the Gretzky Centre!
Every Friday - only $2/person
Flyer here

Splashin' Summer Events!
All events are held during recreational swim time unless indicated otherwise.
Event/Dates/Time/Cost
Swim Across Canada/July & Aug/Ongoing/Free
Watermelon Wednesday/Wed, Aug 12/2-3pm/Free with Paid admission
So Long Summer/Fri, Sept 4/7-8:30pm/2 for 1 admission

Earl Haig Opens in June
What are your plans for the summer?  Check out all the fun at Earl Haig Family Fun Park!
Visit the website for more information.

Woodman Park Pool
The Wood Park Pool opens June 13! Visit their website for more information.

Toonie Tuesday Swims!
Starting September 8
Time:
7-8:30pm


Learn to Snorkel this Fall!
Always wanted to learn to snorkel?  Here is your chance!
Date/Time:
September 29 - 6:00-7:00pm
October 17 - 9:30-10:30am
November 10 - 5:30-6:30pm
Cost:
$15/person - register online with Rec Connect!

Adult Underwater Rugby (14+)
Mask, fins & snorkel are recommended but available upon request.
Every Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

$8.50/visit


SUMMER CAMPS & DAY TRIPS

Summer Kinder Kamp
If you're not as old as your brother or sister but you still want to go to camp too then this morning program is meant for you.  There will be games, crafts, puzzles and more!
Ages:
4-6 Time: 9am-12pm Cost: $5/day or $48/10 visit
Date/Theme:

Aug 4-7/Oopy Goopy Messy Week
Aug 10-14/Mini Zookeepers
Aug 17-21/Splish Splash Bash
Aug 24-27/Friends are Forever!

Summer Day Camp at the Bell Homestead
Take a trip through time as we visit each decade of Alexander Graham Bell's life and experience art, crafts, food, games and music!
Ages: 5-11      Time: 9am-4pm     Cost: $12.50/half day  $25/full day
Dates/Theme:
Aug 17-21/A Century of Connections
Aug 24-28/A Century of Connections

CHILDRENS - YOUTH PROGRAMS
Woodman Crew Card
Join the Woodman Crew with a yearly youth membership at Woodman Park Community Centre.  For ages 12-17yrs, there are new programs and activities for everyone to try!  Memberships are available for $5 per year.  Drop-in for non members $3/visit
Check out Drop-in Fun this Summer at the Woodman Park Community Centre:
Wednesday 10am-2pm Computer Lab
Wednesday 1:30-4pm Swim Time
Wedneday 10am-2pm W Lounge
W Lounge
At the W Lounge you can participate in many activities - video & board games, movies, Pool, air hockey and much more! 
Day/Time: Wednesday from 10am-2pm

ADULT PROGRAMS - 18+

Keep in shape, meet new people and have fun with these drop-in programs!

Badminton - players must provide own racquets
Dates/Time
(begins June 30):
Tuesdays - 8:00-10:00pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre

Price:
$5.50/drop-in or $52.50/10 visit punch card

Basketball - all skill levels are welcome
Dates/Time:
Fridays (beginning May 8)- 7:00-9:00pm
Location:
Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre
Price:
$5.50/drop-in or $52.50/10 visit punch card


Pickleball
- check put this tennis like sport played on a badminton sized court
No program July 1 & Aug 3.

Dates/Time/Level
:
Tuesdays/Thursdays (beginning June 30 & July 2)- 9:30-11:30am - Intermediate & advanced
Mondays & Wednesdays (beginning June 29 & July 8) - 9:30-11:30am - Beginner
Location:
Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre

Price:
$5.50 Adult, Youth $3 drop-in OR $52.50 Adult, Youth $25.50 10 visit punch card

SENIORS PROGRAMS

Beckett Adult Leisure Centre Programs
Seniors Fitness

Firm & Flatten, Chair Exercises and more!  See flyer for more information.


Drop In Activities
Billiards , Tai Chi, Bridge , Walking Club & more!  See flyer for more information.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

indoor fitness track information


COMMUNITY LISTINGS

If your organization/business/group has a FREE or low-cost event or program that promotes physical activity, Active Grand would love to list it here! Simply email Active Grand the details.

Arnold Anderson Sport Fund
would your child/youth like to sign up for a sports program but the financial commitment is beyond your means?  The Arnold Anderson Sport Fund is here to help!  Click here for more information.

FREE PROGRAMMING AT THE OEYC:BRANT
Check out the OEYC:Brant Calendar for more activities

Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant presents:
Mothers in Motion - Free Monthly Activities

Visit www.eycbrant.ca/mims for more information!

FITNESS CLASSES

Free Drop-In Yoga
Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore with Free Drop-in Yoga.  See Flyer for more information.
Date: Mondays ongoing
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Community Room B - Grand River Community Health Centre

Easy Fit
Get active and come try Easy Fit!  Join Easy Fit to help you achieve greater strenght, balance and power.  See Flyer for more information.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 1:00-1:45 pm
Location: Coomumity Room B - Grant River Community Health Centre

Come Get FITspired Tonight

At ZUMBA & with Line Dancing - Experience The Fitness Revolution SHAPING UP BRANTFORD!!! One Hour Sweat-Fest Of Latino Music Dance Moves In A Party Like Atmosphere With A Brilliant Group Of Maniacs Who LOVE To Move AND Shake Their Assets!!!
Alos come and get moving at Line Dancing two nights a week!
Classes are led by Certified Zumba & Dance Fitness Instructor
Joan Minnery.  All Ages. Everyone Welcome. Please bring comfy clothing, water bottle and SMILES!
Mondays: St. Mary’s Church, 133 Murray St. 7:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesdays:
St. Basil’s Church, 50 Palace St. 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursdays:
St. Mary’s Church, 133 Murray St. 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Cost: $2/person
For more information please contact Joan Minnery: 519-752-1694 / 519-771-5687 joanminnery@sympatico.ca   www.joanminnery.webstarts.com  twitter.com/joanminnery FITabulous fun filled workout to FITastic tunes!!!


OTHER PROGRAMS

50 Awesome Things to do this Summer!
Grand River Parks and Nature Centres have outdoor spaces worth discovering! Whether you're in our backyard -- or in your own -- we challenge you and your family to experience some of our favourite things.
Download our checklists: 50 Awesome Things To Do This Summer I and II. Encourage your kids to get outside, get dirty and become some of nature's greatest explorers!

Currently Shellard Neighbourhood Association is running the following programs:
For more information please visit our website at www.shellardna.com or don’t forget to visit us on Facebook and Twitter!  For more information email jen.cicci@shellardna.com.

Family Movie Night Information
Bring your pillows, chairs & blankets!  Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  There will be games, prizes and of course pizza, drinks and chips!
Date: Look back for new dates!
Time:
6:30pm to 9:30pm!
Location: St.Gabriel's School Gym