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Children's Active Programming

The Recreation and Athletics department focuses on children's active programming that nourishes kids' love for play and encourages staying active. Our programs are all led by certified coaches and follow a department-designed program plan from the first week to the last. With a focus on gross motor skills and program-specific skills through activities that never involve line-ups or elimination, our programs are fundamentally inclusive. If you have any questions about our active children's programming, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Daniel Eisenkraft Klein, Recreation and Leisure Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KidsPlay

KidsPlay webicon Aug23Sundays, October 8, 2017 - August 26, 2018
(Ages 6-12) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Children need to play! KidsPlay provides the space and equipment for kids to play soccer, basketball or hockey without exercises or drills. A staff is on-court to ensure safety, but the rest is left to the players! Nets, sticks, balls and goalie equipment will be provided. Please note that this is for recreational players and not appropriate for rep-level and above. Parental supervision is required.

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Jr. Jungle Gym

a baby sits inside a piece of large play equipmentSaturdays – Starting October 14
(Ages 0-3) 8:30 – 10:00 am

Jr. Jungle Gym gives young children a safe space to move around in, explore, and play in an unstructured way! It features brand new equipment and is an extension of our ever-popular Jungle Gym, just specifically for ages 3 and below!

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Jungle Gym

Woman sitting on the ground while her child plays with a plastic step in front of her

Sundays and Wednesdays
(Ages 3-5) 9:30 – 11:30 am

Jungle Gym gives young ones a place to run around in a safe but unstructured play space! Our everpopular jungle gym is expanding this year with more equipment, a new bouncy castle and plenty of fun theme days!
We are always pleased to welcome families through our partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (discount available through DSAT). 

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Fit Kids

Five kids standing against white wall laughing. Two of the kids are holding hands.

Sundays, October 15, 2017 – April 29, 2018
(Ages 5-9) 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Build physical and social skills through games and group activities. Fit Kids encourages positive body image and promotes a healthy lifestyle in a non-competitive, social environment. 

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Floor Hockey Academy

a close up of hockey sticks being held to a blue floorTuesdays, January 9 - March 6, 2018
(Ages 6-8) 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Instruction will focus on individual skills, team participation, and fundamentals of the game such as passing, shooting and stick handling as well as the importance of exercising. Coach: Kassie Roache

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Mega Hoops

a child holds a basketball under his arm and grinsThursdays, March 22 - May 24, 2018
(Ages 3-5) 4:30 - 5:30 pm
(Ages 6-9) 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Mega Hoops is an inclusive children's basketball program in collaboration with the Ontario Basketball Association. OBA-certified instructors will teach physical literacy, fundamental movement and basketball skills in a supportive environment, guided by Canadian Sport for Life principles. Kids will also try Wheelchair-basketball with the Wheelchair Sports Association.

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Sportball Jr.

A group of young children face away from the camera while jumping for bubbles

Sundays, January 7 - March 11, 2018
(Ages 16 - 24 months) 9:30 - 10:15 am

This 45-minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more. Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level. 

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Sportball Parent and Tot

a father crouches and hands his child a basketball

Sundays, January 7 - March 11, 2018
(Ages 2-3) 10:15 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, January 9 - March 5, 2018
(Ages 2-3) 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through our range of Multi-Sport programs. Sportball Junior and Parent & Tot and Multi-sport programs teach children important introductory physical skills and help them develop confidence in their abilities. 

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Sportball Multisport

A group of children jump in the air smiling, with basketballs overhead

Sundays, January 7 - March 11, 2018
(Ages 3-5) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The programs reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life.

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Youth Karate

Four kids lined up all pose in a punch position in karate uniforms
Saturdays, January 13 - March 10, 2018
(Ages 7-14) 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This course offers a balance of challenge and fun in a safe, non-violent environment. The main goal of the program is to provide children and youth with the strength and confidence to avoid conflict. While still including the physical training, this course seeks to develop skills that can be translated into everyday life: the ability to stand up for oneself; discipline and focus; having the confidence to present in front of a group; and self-awareness. In addition to the karate training, once per session a guest artist who specializes in a health and wellness topic or another form of martial arts will be invited to teach an introductory class in their field.

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Jr. Karate

a young girl does a deep lunge in a karate uniformMarch 26 - June 18, 2018
(Ages 4-6) 4:30 - 5:15 pm

This brand new extension of Youth Karate is a perfect introduction to Karate that fosters a challenging and safe, non-violent environment, while building the strength and confidence to avoid conflict.

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