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

Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst
30 days of lights!  Opening night November 27 @ 7pm!  Furry Fridays with the Brantford SPCA.  Meet Santa on Dec 5, 12, 19 from 6-8pm.  Food donations collected from the Brantford Food Bank.  More information at visit or call 519-756-5932.
Date: November 27-December 27
Time: 6-9pm
See Flyer

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

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

Please look back for updates!

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

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!!!


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!  Also see Flyer.  For more information email

Men's Basketball (adults) or Family Badminton (All ages)
Location: St.Basil/Walter Gretzky Schools
Date: Fridays beginning October 16
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: Weekly drop-in $2

Family Movie Night - all ages!
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: Firday October 23 & Decemeber 17
Location: St.Basil/Walter Gretzky School
Adult volunteers needed - contact

Youth Dances (Gr 5-8)
Location: Ryerson Heights School
Date: Friday October 30 & December 11
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $5/student

Yoga Classes
Location: St.Gabriel
Date: Wednesdays beginning October 14
Time: 7:30-8:30
Great fun for beginners to experts - contact Jen at 519-732-9503

Zoomers Euchre (ages 50+)
Location: St.Basil/Walter Gretzky Schools
Date: Fridays beginning October 16
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: Weekly drop-in $2