Wednesday, 29 March 2017

City of Ottawa - Spring into Action

Spring into Action!

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Discover a world of activities in your neighbourhood!

Put a little spring in your step! Register now for spring courses and summer camps!

Looking for courses available at a specific facility?

Take me out to the ball game

Spend your summer evenings at the ballpark. Women and Sport offer women's recreational and intermediate adult softball leagues. Get the girls together or register on your own. Beginners, getting active again or if you're just out to have fun! Registration information online or call 613-580-2854.

Start walking for your health with classes

Nordic Walking with poles is a low-impact, high-energy ultimate workout that enhances your walking with 20 to 40 per cent more caloric expenditure. Increase your cardio and improve your posture and upper body strength.  Gentle Nordic and Activator Pole Walking classes are also available. If you want to walk with a group, we offer several indoor walking clubs and the Active Living Club hiking program.  Class details can be found in the Fitness and Wellness and 50+ Adult Recreation eGuide PDFs.

Unsure what level your child should be registered in for Learn to Swim?

Ask the lifeguards at a public swim or family swim to conduct a free swim assessment while you are at the pool.

Take the bus to visit us (65+)

OC Transpo offers great service for senior riders including free bussing all day Wednesday. Most of our recreation and culture facilities are on bus routes, so why not plan a trip to go swimming or exercise at the senior rate.

Your adventure awaits!

Behind each studio door at Nepean Visual Arts Centre and Nepean Creative Arts Centre is a colourful world humming with activity. Learn to move to the beat at Bollywood or Theatrical Belly Dance Fusion in our dance studios (NCAC). Be inspired by nature as we move into spring with Watercolour-Expressive Experimentation (NCAC).

Let fresh air inspire your creativity at Sketching en Plein Air and Botanical Art- Garden Journal (NVAC).

Short on time?

Try one of our interactive workshops. Combine the intensity of ink with the translucency of a wash and traditional coloured pencil at Inktense Workshop. Make memories with the family at Theatrical Make up Design Workshop - let stage makeup transform you! 

Think twice before venturing onto the ice

With milder temperatures, the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition in conjunction with the City of Ottawa wants to remind residents that when temperatures go up the dangers of being on ice and open water goes up. When ice begins to thaw it may look solid but is often extremely dangerous. Grey ice is unsafe. The greyness indicates the presence of water. Water levels this year are higher than usual and are accompanied by soft, slippery banks that are treacherous, particularly for young children, adults and the family pet.  Check ice safety guidelines at Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross. Simply stay away from the ice. 

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