DiscoverRec: The latest news on recreation and cultural programs, services, memberships and events!

Fall activities 

Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun will still continue! We have you covered with all sorts of activities to look forward to. There are activities and programs for all ages - from babies to grandparents and everything in between. Have a look at our fall activities.

Recreation and parks

Notice: start date for swimming lessons at Bob MacQuarrie

Swimming lessons at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex will start the week of September 3. The annual pool maintenance closure that usually takes place in September has been pushed to December for this year.

Find a job in recreation and culture this fall

The City of Ottawa is hiring for a variety of exciting jobs in recreation and culture, including part-time and seasonal positions. Apply online and find the full inventory of jobs in recreation and culture.

Start your Christmas shopping early

Find unique items at the Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Craft Show happening October 24 to 27. Find one-of-a-kind items, featuring over 130 talented artisans, artists and designers and their creations including clothing, jewelry, gourmet food and other wonderful gifts.

Heart Wise inspiration

"I found my independence again. I found a group of like-minded women who have become a support system. I found myself again, and I am profoundly grateful," says Helen Lupiano after participating in the Heart Wise Exercise program as part of her recovery from a ruptured aneurysm.
Read the whole story in the Heart Wise Exercise newsletter and get active with Heart Wise Exercise and the City of Ottawa.

Arts and Culture

Step up and dance!

This summer’s Highland festivals have come to an end, but if the kids are still dancing, keep them "flitting" with Ottawa Valley Step Dancing various age groups.

Nepean Visual Arts Centre re-opens September 13

Following a summer of construction, the Nepean Visual Arts Centre reopens this month. Browse activities, including drawing, painting, pottery, mixed media, and more, in the Arts Centres Guide.

What’s happening this month

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