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Winter 2015 programs are underway! See course details in our Winter 2015 Program book; click the blue button to register on our online registration website.
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Bust a move fitness class Sat. Mar. 7, 9:15-10:45am!

Come out this Saturday morning for a special class (zumba, core, yoga) taught by members of our fitness team, from 9:15-10:45am.

Donations of $20.00 are suggested to participate, with all proceeds going to Team Dovercourt and The Cancer Foundation. We’ll have a bake sale and hot chocolate sales, with all proceeds going to support Team Dovercourt and the Cancer Foundation!

Purchase a raffle ticket (or a whole set!), and win a chance at free personal training, and more! We’ll be hosting a Silent Auction with incredible prizes, including Interior Design consults, Massage Therapy, and so much more.


Camp counsellors applications for Summer 2015

Want to work for us? Here are the job applications for camp counsellors for summer 2015:


Junior counsellors


Tue. Mar. 3: Register for Spring programs & Afterschool 2015-16

This Tuesday March 3, registration opens for Spring 2015 programs including swim lessons, fitness classes, outdoor sports and other recreational programs. See our Spring 2015 program book on our website (available in our Centre by Mar. 10) for details on programs like TRX, Spin (on our brand new fleet of Matrix IC7 bikes), Men on Weights, Climbfit, aquafit, yoga, pottery, drawing, as well as music & art classes at Bluesfest School of Music and Art (BSOMA) — to name but a few.

Register online, in person or by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0.)

Afterschool program for 2015-16 is an in-person registration only. Learn more about our Afterschool program here >>


Tax receipts: print your own

It's that time again…For official government information on tax credits for children's programs, see the Canada Revenue Agency website for information and videos.

If you're looking for receipts for 2014 tax credits for applicable Dovercourt programs (child care, fitness and arts programs), you can print your own from your account:

  • Visit (our online registration website, also available from our regular website
  • Click "Login" (top right) to access your account (if you've forgotten your Client ID and Account PIN, you can click the "Forgot Password" link to have it emailed to you)
  • Click the “My Account” button
  • Scroll down to see current registrations and a link to account History
  • You can select the receipts you would like emailed directly to you
  • Please be sure that under "Edit Account Details" you have not clicked “private”, otherwise receipts cannot be emailed from our system

Seeking Volunteer leadership for our Board

Dovercourt Recreation Association is seeking volunteer leadership for its Board of Directors. Candidates must live in the Dovercourt catchment area and be over 19 years of age. As a not-for-profit registered charity charged with managing the Dovercourt Recreation Centre on the behalf of the City of Ottawa with the mission of a healthy, active and engaged community, the Board requires a diverse membership in recreation, social enterprise, advocacy for inclusion and accessibility, visible minority, legal expertise, and community and executive leadership. For the coming term we have specific needs for candidates with a Financial designation and from a francophone background. For further information, please contact the nominations committee of the board through the Executive Director, John Rapp, at or call 613 798-8950 ext. 224. 


Winter II swim lessons begin on Saturday Jan. 31

Register now for Winter II swim lessons. The session runs Jan. 31 - Apr. 2, 2015. All the details are in the Winter Program book and in our online registration website.


2015 Summer Day Camps: registration is open

Registration opened Jan. 2, 2015.

Get the jump on your summer and your pick of the hottest camps including Bluesfest School of Music and Art, white water rafting with Ottawa City Adventures, Little Aces badminton and tennis and Dovercourt exclusives like Rogers TV camp and Aviation Camp.

Details for all of our camps as well as Summer swim lessons that coordinate with camp times are available in our Summer 2015 Day Camps book, available online and in print in the Centre.

Our Parent Handbook contains additional camp information for parents, and can be found on the Day Camps page >>

Register online, in person or by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0.