Brantford Activities & Events


PARKS & RECREATION LISTINGS

View details on Brantford Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer 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
June is Parks & Recreation Month
June is meant to draw attention to the incredible value of recreation and encourage people in the community to get out and get active! There is something for all activity levels and all ages. Find out what low cost or free activities are being offered throughout the City in June. More information can be found online.

Elvis in the Square

Date:Friday, July 15
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Harmony Square, Brantford

Brantford's Canada Day Celebration - Friday, July 1

Join the celebration for all ages at Steve Brown Sports Complex/Lions Park, Brantford. Volunteers are needed - call 519-756-1500 for information

  • Maintstage entertainment
  • children's area, entertainment & midway
  • Great Canadian Trail Run
  • Great Canadian Ball Hockey Tournament
  • Much more!
Visit http://www.brantford.ca/canadaday for more information.

Skating
Recreational Skating - Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (Brantford)
Adult Shinny
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00-1:20pm (April-August)
Thursdays 12:00-1:20 pm (April-September)
18+, $6/person

Stick n' Puck
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm (April-June)
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm (July-August)
5 and under with guardian, $1/person

Family Skate
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm (July-August)
1 adult + 5 children with adult, $2/person

Adult Only Skate
Thursdays 1:00-2:30pm (April-September)
18+, $2/person

Swimming
Woodman Park Outdoor Pool (491 Grey Street, Brantford)
Visit www.brantford.ca/woodmanparkpool for information on swim lessons, birthday parties and rates and fees. Family of 5 only $9.75
Recreational Swim Schedule June 11-29
Public swims Saturday & Sunday 1:30-6:00pm
After School Swims 5:00-7:00pm

Recreational Swim Schedule June 30-September 4
Public Swims Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday 1:30-6:00pm and Tuesday/Thursday 1:30-4:30pm
Earl Haig Family Fun Park
Amenities include: Lazy River Ride, Splash pad, Waterslide, Batting Cages, Mini Golf, Snack Shack, Leisure Pool and more! Learn more about rates and schedules on their website (link opens in a new window). Park is open on Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day!
Learn to Snorkel - ages 7-12
Snorkelling is a popular activity that allows you to swim through a body of water with a diving mask, a snorkel and pair of fins, observing underwater attractions for extended periods of time with little effort to breathe. Participants must be able to complete the facility admission test. Snorkelling equipment is provided. Register online http://www.brantford.ca/recconnect or by calling 519-758-0963.

Dates: Saturdays June 11, July 9 and August 6
Time: 11am-12pm
Cost: $15/person
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Toonie Tuesday Swims
Until June 28 at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Time: 7-8:30pm
Toonie Fridays
July 8-August 26 - Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Public Swims: 1:30-3:30pm & 7-8:30pm
Family Swim: 9-10:00am
Learn to Snorkel - ages 7-12
Snorkelling is a popular recreational activity that allows the snorkeler to swim through a body of water with a diving mask, snorkel and pair of fins, observing underwater attractions for extended periods of time with little effort to breathe. Participants must be able to complete the facility admission swim test. Snorkelling equipment is provided. Register online http://www.brantford.ca/recconnect or call 519-756-9900.
Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: $15
School's out Summer Swim
2 for 1 public swim admission at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Drowning Prevention Day
Meet on the pool deck and participate in activities that teach the essentials needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water and learn how to be safe in and around water. Participants receive a Swim to Survive certificate when completed and stay for the public swim 2-4pm FREE!
Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Location: Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

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. For more information contact Tom 905-648-1560. *no program August 31

$8.75/visit

Children's Programs

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 until end of school season
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 until May 20
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 - until June 9
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 - until June 6
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 - 6-8pm at Branlyn Community Centre July 6-August 31
Cost: 10 visit punch card or $3 drop in fee


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 - Woodman Park Community Centre (491 Grey Street, Brantford)
At the W Lounge you can access the Smart Board, iPads, Xbox One and games such as air hockey, ping pong and more! Get caught up on homework, bring a friend & hangout in a fun, safe environment. Access for ages 12-17 only. Call 519-752-0890 x5079 for more information.

Hours July 5-September 4:
Swims (outdoor pool): Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 2-4pm $1/person
Open Gym (your choice of sports in the gymnasium): Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 6-8pm
WLounge Activites: Monday-Friday 3-8pm

Adult Programs - 18+

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


Basketball - all skill levels are welcome

Dates/Time:
Fridays- 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 (July 4-August 31)

Dates/Time/Level
:
Mondays 9:30-11:30am - Beginner
Mondays 6-8pm - Intermediate & advanced
Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am - Intermediate to advanced
Wednesdays & Thursdays 12:30-2:30 & 6-8pm - all levels
Fridays: 9:30-11:30 am - all levels
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 Track - Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (Brantford)
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. 
Spring/Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday 6am-10pm 
Saturday & Sunday  6am-6pm
*Please note the track may be closed on holidays and due to ticketed events. Please call 519-756-9900 or visit www.waynegretzkysportscentre.ca for details.


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.

Adventures In The Village
An event for families to explore The Village, participate in safety themed activities, ride mini jeeps and enjoy a BBQ lunch.
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Free for children, $2.50/adult
Location: 407 Elgin Street, Brantford
Kids Summer Celebration Day
Join us at Mohawk Park for live entertainment, face painting, clowns, ferris wheel, pony rides, Jungle Jamz reptiles, Turkey Rhubarb's Final Performance, vendors and more!
Date: Thursday, June 16
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Mohawk Park, Brantford (51 Lynwood Drive)
Cost: FREE
Harmony Square - Brantford
Yoga in the Square - FREE
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm
July 5-August 30
Stories & Stretches - FREE
Wednesdays 12-12:45pm
July 6-August 31
Bootcamp - FREE
Wednesdays 6-7pm
July 6-August 31
Children's Activities/Programs - FREE
Mondays 12-1pm
July 11-August 29
Music in the Square - FREE
Fridays 7:30-9 pm
July 8-September 2
(Elvis in the Square Tuesday, July 15 - 7-9pm)
Visit http://www.harmonysquare.ca for detailed information of who is playing each week.
Chess in the Square - FREE
Thursdays 12-2:30pm
July 7-September 1
Movies in the Square
Thursdays July 7-September 1 at dusk.
Bring your lawn chairs. Each week is a different movie! Visit http://www.harmonysquare.ca for more information.
Brantford Powerfest Car Show & Street Festival
July 23
Visit http://www.harmonysquare.ca for more information.
As One Festival
August 13
Visit http://www.harmonysquare.ca for more information.
Bell Homestead
Summer Serenade with the Brantford Memorial Concert Band
Saturday, June 25 7:00pm
An evening of exceptional live music with director Sean Colwell conducting Brantford's brillant concert band. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Admission by donation.
Bell Summer Theatre Festival
Bring a lawn chair and blanket, admission by donation, events subject to change without notice.
Rumpelstiltskin Tales
July 1 & 16 at 2pm and July 2, 7, 9, 14-16, 21-23 at 7:30pm.
Creating Frankenstein
August 1 at 2pm, July 30-31 & Aukgust 4-6, 11-13 at 7:30pm
Summer Breeze
August 19-21 (Bell Homestead), 26-28 (Chiefswood NHS), September 2-3 (Woodland Cultural Centre) at 2pm

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!!!