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
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.

Branford's World Nutella Day
Free Family Fun on February 5th! Pancake Dinner, Give-aways, Free Skate - 4-5:30pm and Swim 7-8:30pm plus kids entertainment!  See Flyer for more information.

V is for Valentine's Day - ages 3-5 yrs
Pink, red, purple, white -come join the Valentine's delight.  Enjoy a morning with Valentine's Day themed crafts, games and treats.
Date:
Saturday, February 7
Time:
10am-12pm
Location:
Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre
Cost:
$10/person
Barcode: 85841 (register online www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

Vive La Valentine's Party! ages 6-12 yrs
Wear your best red, pink or purple outfit and make valentine crafts, themed games and goodies.
Date:
Saturday, February 7
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: $10/person
Barcode: 86137 (register onine www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

Family Fun Day! Monday, February 16
Check out all the fun happening at Bell Homestead, Harmony Square, TB Costain and Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre!
See Flyer here for more information.

Chilly Willy Cook Off & Family Skate!
Live music, great food and more! See Flyer for more information.
Date: Sunday, February 22
Time: 11am-2pm
Location:
Harmony Square
Cost:
$5/person

How to catch a Leprechaun - ages 3-5 yrs.
I'm a little leprechaun, dressed in green, the tiniest man that you have seen.  If you ever catch me, so it's told, I'll give you my big pot of gold.

Date:
Saturday, March 7
Time:
10am-12pm
Location:
Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre
Cost:
$10/person
Barcode:
85842 (register online www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

Family Geocache
All ages are welcome to this family event!  Parents must stay with children.  Learn the basics on geocaching.  Use your skills to particiate in a Star Trek themed event on May 4. Visit the Brantford website to register online.
Date/Time/Location/Barcode:
Geocaching 101-Saturday, March 7/1-4pm/TB Costain Community Centre/88381
May the 4th be with you! - Monday, May 4/6:30-8pm/TB Costain Community Centre/88382

Easter Eggstravaganza - ages 6-12 yrs.
Make Easter crafts, play games and hunt for eggs.
Date:
Saturday, March 28
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: $10
Barcode: 86136 (Register online www.brantford.ca/recconnect

Hippity Hoppity Eggcellent Easter Family Fun - all ages
Easter activities, games and a treat.  Must pre-register by 4:30pm March 26.
Date:
Saturday, March 28
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre
Cost: $5/person

Barcode: 85867 (register online www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

Mother's Day Craft and Tea - all ages
Celebrate your mom and make a craft for her while enjoying a cup of tea. Must pre-register by 4:30pm April 30.
Date:
Saturday, May 2
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre
Barcode: 85869 (Register online www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

Green Thumbs Club - ages 6-12 yrs.
Get ready for spring when you attend the Green Thumbs Club and make a spring craft, play some spring games and plant seeds to take home.
Date:
Saturday, May 2
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: $10/person
Barcode: 86135 (Register online www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

Gym Time with Dad - ages 5+
Spend the afternoon with your dad and enjoy some gym playtime. Light snack provided.  Must pre-register by 4:30pm June 18.
Date/Time:
Saturday, June 20 - 1-3pm
Location: Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre
Cost: $2/person
Barcode: 85868 (register online www.brantford.ca/recconnect

SKATING

Public Skating - $3 (under 5 yrs free)

Date/Time:
Saturday - 3:30-5:30pm & Sunday - 5:30-7:30pm

Stick & Puck - $2/person (ages - children under 5)
Date/Time:
Mondays - 10:30-11:30am & Wednedays - 3:30-4:30pm

Free Adult Only Skate
Date/Time:
Tuesday & Thursday -1:00-2:30pm

Free Parent/Tot Skate

Date/Time: Tuesday & Thursday -2:45-3:50pm

Christmas Public Skating - $3 (5 and under free)

Date/Time:
Saturday, December 20 -3:00-5:30pm

March Break Public Skating - $3 (5 and under free)
Date/Time:
March 16, 18, 20 - 1:00-3:00pm
SWIMMING

Toonie Public Swim
Every Tuesday 7-8:30pm at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
$2 per person

Splash & Fun Night (7-12 years)
Games and activities in the gymnasium, crafts and special events followed by a splash in the pool!
Every Thursday 6-8:30pm January 8-June 18 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
$5 per person

Adult Underwater Rugby (14+)

Mask, fins & snorkel are recommended but available upon request.
Every Wednesday 8-9:30pm at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
$8.50/visit

TODDLER PROGRAMS

Jr. Kids Night Out - 4-6 yrs
Games, Crafts, Songs, Sports and more!  Come out for some fun and make some new friends!
Date: Tuesday, January 6 - ongoing
Location: St. Gabriel School
Time: 6:15-7:15pm
Cost: 10 visit card $25.50 or $3 drop-in fee


CHILDRENS - YOUTH PROGRAMS

Drop-in Soccer
Play soccer indoors and keep your skills sharp during the off season. No program March 19.
Date: Thursdays beginning January 15
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: Ressurection Community Centre
Cost: 10 visit punchcard $25.50 or $3 drop-in
All Sorts of Sport - Ages 6-12
Can't decide on what sport to play?  Come join us for all sorts of sports!  Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball and more! Bring your running shoes. No program Jan 12, Feb 16, March 16 and April 6.
Date: Mondays beginning January 5
Time: 6:15-8:15pm
Location: St.Basil School
Cost: 10 visit punch card $25.50 or $3/drop-in

Floor Hockey Fridays - Ages 6-12
Kids can't get enough of floor hockey?  Send them our way! No program March 20 or April 3.
Date: Fridays beginning January 9
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre
Cost: 10 visit punch card $25.50 or $3/drop-in

Sports Rageous - Ages 6-12
Each week will feature different sports and games. From soccer to banana Olympics get ready to get your sports on!
Date: Tuesdays beginning January 13
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: 10 visit punch card $25.50 or $3/drop-in

Boys Night Out - Ages 6-12
Each week will feature different sports and games including basketball, floor hockey, ddgeball, soccer, theme nights and more! No program March 19.

Date Location Time
Thurs beginning January 15 Woodman Park Community Centre 5:30-7:30pm
Thurs beginning January 15 Resurrection Communty Centre 6-7:30pm

Cost: 10 visit punch card $25.50 or $3/drop-in fee

Girls Night Out - Ages 6-12
It's a great way to spend a night out with the girls.  Activities include arts, crafts, games and many special theme events.

Date Location Time
Mon beginning January 12 Woodman Park Community Centre 5:30-7:30pm
Tues beginning January 12 Resurrection Communty Centre 6-7:30pm

Cost: 10 visit punch card $25.50 or $3/drop-on fee

Kids Night Out - Ages 6-12
It's a great way to spend a night out with your friends!  Activities include arts, crafts, games and many special theme events. Don't forget your running shoes. No program March Break.

Date Location Time
Wed beginning January 14 Woodman Park Community Centre 5:30-7:30pm
Wed beginning January 14 Branlyn Communty Centre 6-8pm

Cost: 10 visit punch card $25.50 or $3/drop-on fee

Youth Sports - Ages 10-13
Love to hangout with your friends and play sports?  We invite you to come to the gym and play sports you love and new sports with expert staff!  Come try it out! No program March 17.
Dates: Tuesdays beginning January 6
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: St Gabriel's School
Cost: $3/visit or $25.50/10 visit punch pass

Learn to Skateboard - Ages 7-9 and 12-16
The worlds most popular indoor hockey!  Floorball is safe, inexpensive, easy to learn and fun!
Dates: Saturdays beginning January 17 (10 weeks) & April 11 (10 weeks)
Time: 9-10am & 10-11am (7-11 yrs), 11-12pm (12-16 yrs)
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Cost: FREE (registration required online www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

Snow Buddies Program - Ages 12 yrs +
What does it take to be a Snow Buddy?  Do you have access to a computer?  Are you 12 yrs + and interested in earning extra income while helping a neighbour out?  Or do you still need to earn your Community Volunteer hours for school?
Register today - call 519-756-3261 or email: snowbuddies@brantford.ca for more information.
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
Woodman Card Crew - Drop In Schedule:
Mobile Sk8 Park

Come by and learn some cool tips & tricks! Day/Time:Tues & Thurs 6-8pm
Sports Zone
The gym is open, air conditioned and ready for sports - Ball Hockey, Basketball, Soccer!  Day/Time: Tues 6-8pm
W Lounge
At the W Lounge you can participate in many activities - video & board games, movies, Pool, air hockey and much more!  Day/Time: Tues & Thurs 7-9 pm

ADULT DROP-IN PROGRAMS - 18+
Keep in shape, meet new people and have fun with these drop-in programs! 

Badminton
- players must provide own racquets
Dates/Time
(All dates begin January 12):
Mondays - 9:30-11:30am
Tuesdays - 8:00-10:00pm
Fridays - 9:30-11:30am
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre

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

Volleyball - all skill levels are welcome
Dates/Time:
Tuesdays - 7:30-9:00pm (beginning January 13)
Location:
Ressurection Community Centre
Price:
$6.25/drop-in or $52.50/10 visit punch card


Pickleball
- check put this tennis like sport played on a badminton sized court
No program Feb 15, March 18, April 5 and May 7.

Dates/Time/Level
(begins January 6):
Tuesdays/Thursdays - 9:30-11:30am - Intermediate & advanced
Wednesdays - 9:30-11:30am - Beginner
Sundays - 6:00-8:00pm - Beginner to advanced & Family
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

Stand Up - ages 55+
Stand Up! is a Free 12 wk pro active excerise and education program.  This program is FREE to seniors in the Community.  The focus is one balance, increased strength, flexibity and education.  This class is led by a certified instructor.  Must register by April 14.
Dates:
Tuesday & Thurdays beginning April 21 - 12 wks
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Barcode: 88029 - Register on the City of Brantford website

Beckett Adult Leisure Centre Programs
Seniors Fitness

Fees for classes - Members $7.80 drop-in / Non-members $10.45 drop-in
(Min 8 people/Max 12 people)


Drop In Activities
Billiards - Monday-Friday - 9am-4pm - $30/year or $5/day
Tai Chi - Monday & Wednesday - 11am-12pm
- .75 cents

OTHER ACTIVITIES

indoor 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

SNA Presents Yoga Program
The Shellard Neighbourhood Association presents yoga!  See Flyer for more informamation.
Please bring your own yoga mat as they will not be provided.
Instruction Provided by: NU-U Health & Fitness Website: www.nu-u.ca

Date:
Wednesdays starting January 7 - March 4, 2015
Time: 7-8pm
Location: St.Gabriel's School
Cost: $2 the first night! Come try it out!


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

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!  The movie will be The Princess Bride!
Date: February 13
Time:
6:30pm to 9:30pm!
Location: St.Gabriel's School Gym
The next Family Movie Night is April 17th!

Youth Dance

Youth Dances will be held on January 30th, March 27th and May 29th, 2015 for
Gr. 5 to 8.
Time/Location: 6:30 to 9:30 at Ryerson Heights School.
DJ Refreshments prizes $5/person.
Sponsored by SNA and Optimist Club

Adult Drop-in Basketball-Badminton
We are hosting an adult (18 plus) drop in PICK-UP BASKETBALL in gym one and possibly and adult (18 plus) BADMINTON in the second gym. If you are interested please contact Hunter Liao at 519 519 770-0592. There would be a drop in fee of $2/ night or a season pass. Players must bring their own equipment.
Location/Date/Time: Walter Gretzky – St. Basil’s from January till end of May on FRIDAY NIGHTS from 7 – 9 pm.