Brantford Activities & Events


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

Special Events

Date Nights
Make the perfect night for you...and your kids!  Pizza, crafts, gym time and swimming for the kids!  Register online at RecConnect at  Flyer here.
Date: Fridays - October 23 & November 20
Time: 5-9pm
Cost: $15

Halloween Geocache Activities
Like treasure hunting?  Come out for this family fun event!  Using a GPS you will find hidden caches.  Parents must stay with their children.  It's going to be spooktacular!
Date: Saturday October 24
Time: 1-3pm
Location: TB Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre
Cost: $5/person or $10/family
Code: 94179

Parent & Child Christmas Craft & Tea
Tis the season to be jolly!  Come and join us for a warm and cozy afternoon of family fun.  Participants will enjoy making some delightful Christmas Crafts while having a spot of tea.  Pre registration is required by December 3.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date:  Saturday December 5
Time: 1-3pm
Location: TB Costain Community Centre
Cost: $5
Barcode: 94147

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.

2015/15 Skating Schedule for the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre!


Teen Swim every Friday!
More information here!

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

Toonie Tuesday Swims!
Starting September 8

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

Splash & Fun
Games, Crafts and a Splash in the Pool at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre!
Dates: Thursdays, Oct 15-Dec 17

Time: 6-8:30pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $5/visit or $43.75/10

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


Youth Underwater Rugby
Free with paid public swim admission - See flyer.
Dates: Begins September 10
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Ages: 8-15

Toddler Programs
Family Gym Time
This hour long session will have everyone up moving and having lots of fun!  Younger babies & toddlers in carriers are welcome.  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Pre registration required.
Date: Wednesday October 7
Time: 10:30-11:30am 
Location: Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre  
Cost: FREE   
Code: 94038

Soccer Tots
This program will provide players the first taste of soccer and the chance to become comfortable with a soccer ball in a fun environment! Pre registration required.
Date: Saturday Oct 17
2 1/2-3yrs - 9:15-10am/$54/6 wks/94136
4-5yrs - 10:15-11:15am/$58/6 wks/94137
Location: Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre  

Children's Programs
Jr Kid's Night Out -
Games, Crafts, Songs and sports are all part of this exciting evening planned for you!  Come out with your friends and make some new ones.  Don't forget your running shoes.
Date: Tuesday October 13 ongoing
Time: 6:15-7:15pm
Location: St.Gabriel School
Cost: 10 visit Punch Card $25.50 or $3 drop in fee

All Sorts of Sports -
Can't decide on just one sport to play?  Come join us at all sorts of sports!  Play basketball, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball and much more!  Remember to bring your running shoes.
Date: Mondays October 19 ongoing
Time: 6:15-8:15pm
Location: St.Basil School
Cost: 10 visit Punch Card $25.50 or $3 drop in fee

Branlyn After School- 5-12yrs
Games, Crafts, activities and more are planned for this after school program!  A light snack and refreshment will be served.
Date/Time: Monday-Friday from 3:15-5:30
Location: Branlyn Community Centre
Cost: $12/per day or Full week for $50

Floor Hockey Fridays - 6-12yrs
Kids cant get enough of floor hockey!  Send them our way! 
Date: Friday September 18 - ongoing
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: TB Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre
Cost: 10 visit punch card or $3 drop in fee

Boys Night Out - 6-12yrs
Each week features different sports and games including basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball and much more!
Date: Thursday Oct 22 - ongoing
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: 10 visit punch card or $3 drop in fee

Girls Night Out - 6-12yrs
Each week features different activities from arts, crafts, games and much more!
Date: Monday Oct 19 - ongoing
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: 10 visit punch card or $3 drop in fee

Kids Night Out - 6-12yrs
A great way to spend the night out with your friends!  Activities include arts, crafts, games and many special theme events!  Don't forget your running shoes.
Date/Time/Location: Wednesday - Oct 21 ongoing 6-8pm at Branlyn Community Centre & Thursday Oct 15 - ongoing 6:15-8:15pm at St.Gabriel School
Cost: 10 visit punch card or $3 drop in fee

Halloween Treats and Tricks - 6-12yrs
Get ready for a very scary adventure as we conjure up some scary treats!  Gnarly fingers, Zombie Eyeballs and Floating Hands are just a few treats we'll make!
Must pre register by October 15.
Date: Saturday October 17
Time: 1-3pm
Location: TB Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre
Cost: $10
Barcode: 94279

Haunted Halloween Party - 6-12yrs
Do you want to be scared?  Wear a costume to our Haunted House Party and participate in Halloween games, treats, songs and crafts.
Date: Saturday October 24
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: $10
Barcode: 95334

Polar Express Party - 6-12yrs
All aboard the Polar Express!   Create fun crafts, enjoy hot chocolate and a snack.  Get on your pajamas and celebrate the magic of the season on the Polar Express. 
Date: Saturday November 21
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: $10
Barcode: 95784

Santa's Workshop - 6-12yrs
Get in the holiday spirit with a trip to Santa's Workshop.  Participants will do some holiday baking as well as take home a gift for someone special.
Date: Saturday December 12
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: $10
Barcode: 95785

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
W Lounge
At the W Lounge you can participate in many activities - video & board games, movies, Pool, air hockey and much more!  The Lounge is open for member use on Elementary School PA Days and High School Exam weeks from 12-9pm
Mondays -  Sport Drop-in 3-5pm  Social Drop-in 3-9pm
Tuesdays - Sport Drop-in 3-5pm  Hoops 7:30-9:30pm $1   Social Drop-in 3-9pm
Wednesdays - BYC Meeting 6-8pm  Sport Drop-ins 3-9pm  Social Drop-in 3-9pm
Thursdays - Sport Drop-in 3-5pm  Hockey 7:30-9pm $1  Social Drop-in 3-9pm
Fridays - Sport Drop-in 3-5pm  Social Drop-in 3-9pm   Indoor Skate Park 7:30-9pm
Saturdays - Social Drop-in 11am-2pm   Indoor Skate Park  11am-2pm

Youth Daily Drop-in at Branlyn Community Centre
Monday-Friday  The Hanger  3:30-5pm

Youth Sports - 10-13yrs
Love to hangout with your friends and play sports.  We invite you to come to the gym and play sports you love and sports you dont know with our expert staff. 
Date: Tuesday  Oct 13 - ongoing
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: St.Gabriel School
Cost: 10 visit card for $25.50 or $3 drop in fee

Snow Buddies - 12 yrs +
New and improved!  Register now for the 2015-16 Season
Earn your community service hours or earn extra income by helping a neighbour.
Call 519-756-3261 or email

Adult Programs - 18+

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

Badminton - players must provide own racquets
(begins Sept 21)
Monday - 9:30-11:30am & Friday - 9:30-11:30am  Woodman Park Community Centre
Dates/Time/Location: Wednesday - 8-10pm Branlyn Community Centre

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

Basketball - all skill levels are welcome
Fridays (beginning Sept 11)- 7:00-9:00pm
Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre
$5.50/drop-in or $52.50/10 visit punch card

- check put this tennis like sport played on a badminton sized court
No program Sept 6/7 and October 11/12.

Tuesdays/Thursdays (beginning Sept 8/10)- 9:30-11:30am - Intermediate & advanced
Mondays & Wednesdays (beginning Sept 9/14) - 9:30-11:30am - Beginner
Mondays (beginning Sept 14) 6-8pm - Intermediate & advanced
Fridays (beginning Sept 11) 9:30-11:30am - Beginner to advanced
Sundays (beginning Sept 27) 6-8pm - Beginner to advanced and family
Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre
$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.


Indoor Track
This indoor track is designed for all types of walkers and runners from rec to pro!  This track is FREE of charge to users during public use hours.  All users must have clean footware and stroller wheels and must adhere to the track protocol. 
Monday/Wednesday 6am-6pm & 8pm-11pm
Tuesday, Thursday*, Friday, Saturday, Sunday  6am-11pm
*October-March track closese at 6pm


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.

Check out the OEYC:Brant Calendar for more activities

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

Visit for more information!


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
St. Basil’s Church, 50 Palace St. 7:00pm-8:00pm
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 FITabulous fun filled workout to FITastic tunes!!!


Physical Literacy Workshop
Date: Tuesday, Oct 13th, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Brant Sports Complex, 944 Powerline Rd., Paris
Please Email to register.

The content of this workshop includes:
a) Physical Literacy Assessment 101
The goal of this session is to provide attendees with an overview of physical literacy and introduce the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). Attendees will be provided with a brief history of how the CAPL was developed and why it is a valid and reliable assessment of physical literacy for children 8 to 12 years of age. Attendees will also learn the benefits of using the CAPL within their program, including how assessment results can enhance program delivery.

b) A Practitioner’s Guide to Doing the CAPL

During this interactive session, attendees will be provided with an in-depth description of the CAPL domains (Daily behaviour, Physical Competence, Knowledge and Understanding, and Motivation and Confidence) and learn how to administer each of the CAPL protocols. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of how the CAPL can easily integrate into their existing programs.

Halloween In The Village

Saturday October 17th, 2015 Time: 10am-2pm
Dress up in your costume and join us for fun trick or treating at The Children's Safety Village of Brant. 
Admission Adults:
407 Elgin Street, Brantford
Twitter: @safetyvillage_B

Currently Shellard Neighbourhood Association is running the following programs:

For more information please visit our website at or don’t forget to visit us on Facebook and Twitter!  For more information email

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!
6:30pm to 9:30pm!
Location: St.Gabriel's School Gym