Untitled Document
Facebook Twitter RSS E-Mail

Read Dovercourt's Tweets

Advertise with us

Dovercourt Slideshow

We offer Theme & Specialty parties, or bookings you can customize. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary or team celebration, we'll make your event a piece of cake!
Keep up-to-date on everything that's going on at Dovercourt and in our community including registrations, session start ups and special events.

Fall 2nd half private swim lessons; Winter I swim session

There are still spots in our 2nd half private lessons, beginning Oct. 20. Our private swim lessons are sure to accommodate your needs whether it's to catch up, work on a particular skill or overcome a fear of the water. We have a wide variety of days and times available  – register now! Call 613-798-8950 or check online for private lesson availability >>

Winter I swim lesson registration begins on Tue. Nov. 4; the session runs Nov. 24 - Jan. 30.

Browse the Winter I flyer for preschool, school age and private lessons here. Classes are visible in our online registration system (www.draregister.com) as of Nov. 1, 2014.


Halloween fun at Dovercourt

Halloween is fast approaching! We have some great events and workshops coming up:

1) Halloween Costume exchange, Sun. Oct. 19, 12-2pm in our upstairs lobby. Donate your gently used and cleaned costume (anytime between now and Oct. 19) in exchange for a different costume or receive a $20 coupon for any Dovercourt program.

2) Haunted Community Centre at Dovercourt, Fri. Oct. 31, 6:30-8:30pm. Featuring treats, the “friendly” house for the little ones & the “scary” house for the brave of heart. Free admission. Our new birthday party partners, Boston Pizza Carling Ave, are offering free kids' meals to kids in costume on Halloween, so consider a visit before or after you come to Dovercourt!

3) Westboro Brainery: DIY Halloween on a Budget workshop, Fri. Oct. 17, 7-9pm, $10

4) Learn to dance "Thriller": Thrill the World is a world record attempt where cities worldwide all dance Michael Jackson's Thriller simultaneously. If you've always wanted to learn the Thriller dance, you'll have a chance to learn the choreography at these 3 free workshops, and then dance it with the full group on Oct 25 (see more here: www.thrilltheworldottawa.ca).

• Thrill the World Event 1 - Thu Oct 9, 8-9:30pm, 95656

• Thrill the World Event 2 - Thu Oct 16, 8-9:30pm, 95655

• Thrill the World Event 3 - Thu Oct 23, 8-9:30pm, 95657



Bluesfest School of Music and Art video

Connor, one of BSOMA's instructors, talks about his preschool music classes and after school ukulele club. Private, semi-private and group lessons in ukulele, guitar, piano, vocal, visual arts and more are available at Bluesfest School of Music and Art, located at Festival House, 450 Churchill Ave. N, across from Churchill Public School.

To set up private lessons, email Alan at privatelessons@bsoma.ca. Check out our schedule and links to registration at www.bsoma.ca.


Fall 2014 session underway

Programs are underway. Our Fall 2014 program book is available online and in print. Register online at www.draregister.com, by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person.


Bluesfest School of Music & Art - Fall programs

Dovercourt and Bluesfest have partnered to offer a menu of amazing music and arts programs at the new Festival House location, 450 Churchill Ave (site of the Westboro United Church) including private and group music lessons, animation, sculpture and drawing, Specialty camps and more.

Visit BSOMA for class details at www.bsoma.ca

BSOMA in the news!


The Westboro Brainery

It's time to feed your brain at the Westboro Brainery. http://www.westborobrainery.ca/

The Westboro Brainery offers cool classes to TAKE and TEACH. It is where the community teaches and learns together. The Westboro Brainery classes are short 90mins to 2 hours long, inexpensive, and taught by hobbyists, experts, nerds and academics. The classes offered are mainstream, slightly strange or downright whacky, as long as the subject is interesting to some, a class will run!

This new stream of programming is mostly for adults. Our goal is to offer as many classes as we can every month. We just need teachers and "students". Classes will take place anywhere we can find space in the community!
Check out the website http://www.westborobrainery.ca/ for details on these classes and bookmark it as we will be adding more... frequently!

We are also looking for teachers of all-kinds of things. Do you have a special interest you would like to share? We would love to hear from you. We have a "teach a class" form on the website. Is there something you'd love to know - ask. We will put it out to the community... we are sure someone knows and we can set it up! Fill in the "suggest a class" form.

Join us at the Westboro Brainery. We all have a lot to share. 


Coop Placements for Algonquin students

Cooperative Education Placements for Algonquin College Students

The Dovercourt Recreation Centre is proud to support Algonquin College’s students through work placement opportunities. Due to demand we can only accommodate a few students.

The following lists the positions available. Click on the PDF for descriptions. To apply, review the descriptions and complete the online volunteer application.  

Positions Available for the Fall Term (2 Weeks - December)

  • Aquatic Lifeguard (1)
  • Fitness Centre Monitor (1)
  • Maintenance Staff (1)
  • Customer Service (2)
  • Recreation Program Leader (2)

DEADLINE: Friday, October 18th 5pm

Selected applicants will be contacted on Monday, October 21st.