City prepares to re-start drop-in recreation activities, some cancelled

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – With the Province of Ontario relaxing restrictions on Monday, Jan. 31, the city will resume drop-in recreation and cultural activities at select locations with 50 per cent capacity levels.

“Select facilities listed on will open for drop-in activities and facility rentals at 50 per cent capacity starting on Monday,” city staff released in a statement today. “Access to most activities will require a reservation in advance and proof of vaccination will be required for everyone 12 years and older.”

Reservations for drop-in activities can be made under the ‘schedule’ tab of the facility page beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29.  

“Many of the planned winter registered programs will be cancelled due to limited time remaining in the winter session and capacity restrictions,” staff said. “You will be contacted if your program has been cancelled and receive a refund.”

The following registered programs will still take place beginning Saturday, Feb. 5:

  • Advanced aquatic certification programs (modified schedule)
  • Outdoor programs at Mooney’s Bay Ski Centre at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility
  • Learn to Skate programs
  • Hockey programs
  • 4-on-4 for ages seven to 12 
  • 50+ Game Play 
  • Night Adult Game Play 
  • Ray Friel Hockey League
  • Instructional powerskating
  • Nepean Visual Arts Centre programs
  • Inclusive Recreation programs, including Social Recreation
  • Seniors Centres programming
  • “I Love To” programs 
  • Modified rural program offerings (check the guide for availability in your community)
  • Virtual programs
  • Before and After school programs

March Break camps will be offered with registration opening on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. 

“These programs will run as staff availability permits,” staff said. “It’s a good idea to check for cancellations before heading to your program.”

For more information on city programs and services, visit, call 311 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service. 

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