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Register now for Summer swim lessons! See course details in our Hello Summer Program book; click the blue button to register on our online registration website. Fall book coming soon; get your pick of classes when registration opens on June 16!
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Dovercourt Camp Day: Sat. June 6, 12-4pm

Check out our legendary Camp Day, Sat. June 6, 12-4pm! Featuring:

  • Free Camp swim 1:30-2:15pm
  • Open Swim 2:15-4pm (fees apply)
  • Rock Climbing 12-3pm
  • Meet the counsellors
  • camp bracelets, melty beads, LEGO
  • drinks & snacks available from the Adam's Apple Cafe
  • Special Guest performance at 3pm

Register for ALL summer programs now!

…including fitness, recreation and, of course, swim lessons and camps.

See details in our Summer 2015 program book for Fitness, rec and swim lessons. Camps are in our 26 page colour Summer Camp guide.


Wild Wild Westboro garage sale: Sat. June 6, 8-11am

In partnership with the Westboro Community Association, Dovercourt will host the Wild Wild WESTboro Garage sale on June 6, 8-11am. Tables are available to rent for $10 each. Sell your old or new items (but no baked goods, please). The Morris Home Team Bouncy house will be there for the kids (proceeds to the WCA). RightBike will be there offering $10 bike tuneups and accepting donations of your old bikes.

Consult the table map if you want to choose a table location, then register online, in person or by phone.

Check out the poster for details (PDF).



Spring session has begun

Our Spring session began on Tue. Apr. 7, including swim lessons.

Why is Spring a great session for lessons? It prepares you and your kids with strong swim skills so you're ready for the busy summer holiday season of boating, cottages, beaches and swimming pools.

Why take lessons at Dovercourt? Our pool is warm & inviting, and our staff is not only enthusiastic, they are the most highly trained in the city.

See our Spring 2015 program book on our website and in our Centre 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 >>


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. 


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.


It's back: Our new & improved fitness centre has reopened

After a couple of successful open houses this week, we are now open for business. Please see the schedule for the hours (and note that during small group classes, it is closed).