Events and Workshops

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Read about events that take place at Dovercourt Recreation Centre.

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Mindfulness Workshop with Jennifer Innes

Tue Mar 3, 6:30-9:30pm, $92.50 + tax
Morris Home Team Room at Dovercourt
Curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience. Ottawa Meditation & Wellness Inc. @ Dovercourt Recreation Centre is offering a three-hour introductory workshop on these powerful mental health practices that allow us to see what’s going on in our lives more clearly and discover new ways of relating to stress.

Register online for the Mindfulness workshop here

or you may register in person or by phone at Dovercourt (613-798-8950).

Westboro Brainery Workshops

Westboro Brainery offers affordable, enriching single-session classes in food, art and DIY.  Taught by quasi-experts, passionate enthusiasts, and seasoned pros, Westboro Brainery is community-driven and made possible by Dovercourt Recreation Centre.

Classes are brief (usually no more than 3 hours at the most) and inexpensive (averaging $15-$60). Because the Brainery is a citizen-led affair, classes are largely determined by YOU, the public. You come to us with your idea, and provided it meets the basic criteria, you have yourself a class. 

Visit the Westboro Brainery website, or browse below to register.

Tulip Time

A Watercolour Class with Beverly Payne.
Monday March 30th, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Cost: $35


Musical Improvisation

with Libby Rodenbough
Saturday February 29th, 2020, 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Cost: $35

To register, browse below. 

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Dovercourt Winter Carnival

Our Winter Carnival is usually held on the third Sunday of January.

Regular events: 

  • Monthly hoop jams – Fridays 6:30-8pm, September to June, usually the 2nd Friday of the month (check the Dovercourt Centre Google Calendar)
    • Come out and hoop with us! A great opportunity to practice your (hula) hoop skills. Music & hoops provided for use. All are welcome. Assembly Hall/ OPTSC room, upstairs. Free. See the Dovercourt calendar for dates.
ottawa's halloween dog parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Join us next year for another dog parade, with prizes, dog parade, celebrity judges, silent auction, food, photo booth, vendors and more. 

The Dog parade is a fundraiser for Dovercourt’s WAVE program (Work & Volunteer Experience) for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The event is free, but donations are welcome! Donations can be onsite, at Dovercourt in person or by phone (613-798-8950), and online through our Canada Helps donation page.

Halloween Fun at Dovercourt

Halloween Costume Swap – Swap your old costume for something new-to-you! October 2020.

Haunted Community Centre – Oct. 31, 6:30-8:30pm. Stop by this popular annual event, featuring a scary house for the brave, and a more chill hang out space for the rest.

Annual Dog Swim

Dog yoga: Outside at Dovercourt, under the blue & white tent.

Dog Swim: last Sunday in August, 5-6pm. At Dovercourt, in our wading pool.

Free admission (donations are welcome). In support of Marshall’s Dog Rescue. Booths, raffles, games, obstacle course, dog bathing station, treat bags.

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