Tuesday, 1 November 2016

City of Ottawa November Activities

10 Ways to have the ultimate November in Ottawa

1. Get a group together to get fit for less 

If you're a part of a company, community group or team, our Corporate or Group Fitness membership can save you money just in time for the holidays! The City of Ottawa offers a 20% savings on CLASS A, All-Inclusive or One Option memberships for employees or members of participating Corporations and Groups.

Grab your book club, hockey team, or choir and join now. Contact us at CorporateMemberships@ottawa.ca for more information.

2. Start your Christmas Shopping early

The 43rd annual Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Craft Show is happening November 3 to 6! The show will feature over 140 talented Canadian artisans, artists and designers, with creations including clothing, jewellery and Christmas decorations that make great gifts. Parking is Free at the Nepean Sportsplex.

McNabb Community Centre's annual Christmas Craft Sale will be happening November 28 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Vendors will be selling homemade gifts, food and more.  Free admission and free parking!

3. Get excited for a Holiday Workshop 

Think it's too early to start planning for the holidays? Think again! Registration for the City's many Christmas and winter holiday workshops and day camps has already begun. With dazzling activities such as games, sports, crafts and skating, there's plenty of holiday fun to be had. Register now!

Get into the holiday season by creating unique handmade ornaments with the family to Trim your tree or count down the big day by creating an Advent Calendar! 

4. Plan a Party!

It's almost Christmas Party Season! Is your living room big enough for the staff holiday get-together? Don't panic! Check out our 20 featured facilities with rooms of many sizes, all across the City. Photos and video tours will help you find your ideal location.  Our affordable and accessible spaces come with tables, chairs and parking. 

5. Jump, jive and wail at the City's Big Band Dances

Adults of all ages are invited to Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre to swing to the hits of the 40's and 50's! People come from all over to hear the sounds of Ottawa's best Big Bands and dance the night away!  Deck the Halls on Thursday, December 1, featuring The Starlighters, Tickets are $19.50 in advance or $23.50 at the door and include a light lunch. Cash bar available. Call 613-828-4313 for more information. 

6. Pretend like it's still Summer, and Ride the surf at the City's wave pools

Who cares if it's cold outside, the city's wave pools are indoors, offering the ultimate swim experience to beat those cold-weather blues! After all, where else in Ottawa can you swim indoors while enjoying the thrill of plunging through metre-high waves? With three convenient locations - Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool, Splash Wave Pool on Ogilvie and the Ray Friel Recreation Complex in Orléans - our wave pools hold the most exhilarating aquatics experience around! Use our swim schedule search tool to find the next wave swim at the facility closest to you. 

7. Get in on the action at our sensational seniors' centres

The City of Ottawa's seniors' centres offer residents ages 50-plus the opportunity to participate in exceptional recreational programs and activities while being social and having fun! With specialized programs designed to support healthy and active adult lifestyles, we'll stimulate your mind, body and soul. Come get a sense of our unique seniors' centre communities by calling your local facility to book a tour today. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff will help you feel right at home while introducing you to all of the exciting experiences our seniors' centres have to offer. 

8. Volunteer at an outdoor rink!

The community outdoor rink program is recruiting. Join the hundreds of community-based volunteers who devote their time to provide access to affordable winter recreational activity every year!
If you are a committed group or individual interested in operating or supporting a neighborhood outdoor rink for the 2016-17 season, please call 613-580-2590 or e-mail the Seasonal Recreation Office at seasonalrecreation@ottawa.ca for more information.

9. Youths unite!

Ottawa youth have plenty to keep them busy - school, homework, extracurricular activities and social media. Why not try something different? The City of Ottawa offers great opportunities for youth to hang out, make friends and have a blast at our various youth nights. They'll experience a ton of cool activities, movie and pizza nights, special events and even out-trips! Youth night programming is offered for both tweens and teens and is supervised by qualified staff. Best of all, many of the activities are free! For more information about these and other dynamic recreational opportunities browse the Youth programs. 

10. Art is at your doorstep!

Atrium Art Gallery :
101 Centrepointe Dr.
Pauline Goss: The Elegance of Nature – Oct 21- Nov 23

Trinity Art Gallery :
245 Centrum Blvd.
Hamid Ayoub: Contemplation of Colour's Conversation – Oct 20- Nov 22

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