Recreation, Leisure & Culture Special Events

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The Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture offers a variety of programs as well as several special events for all ages and interests throughout the year. Check the events calendar regularly for up to date information.

www.porthope.ca/calendar

 

 

 

 

 

Canton Recreation Survey

The Parks Recreation and Culture Department recognizes the importance of recreation and culture experiences in the rural community. The Canton Municipal Building is undergoing some renovations to the upstairs to accommodate a rural library branch. The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department will be programming the basement of the Canton Municipal building which consists of a community hall, kitchen and accessible bathrooms.

We would like to hear from you. What types of programs, activities, and events would you like to see in this space? Please take a few moments to answer the following questions.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MunicipalityofPortHope-CantonRecreation 

Culture Days

A National Celebration of Canadian Culture

Culture Days was created in response to the growing recognition that a vibrant arts and cultural sector contributes directly to a healthy and stable society. The Municipality is excited to participate this year with some free workshops for the whole family.

Lunch with Monet- Explore the art of Monet, his gardens in France and the food prepared at his estate. Learn to make cheese croissants, suffle and have some light refreshments. Limited space, please register early. Location: The Port Hope Community Hub

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Ages: 16 years +

Author Visit- Come join bestselling parenting author Ann Douglas who will be discussing her new book "Happy Parents, Happy Kids" and conversations that matter about parenting and mental health. Location: Port Hope Public Library – Mary J. Benson Branch

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Community Campfire- Join us for an evening of fun around the campfire, with songs, bucket drumming, guitar playing, storytelling and games for the whole family. Bring your own lawn chair, musical instrument, roasting stick and nonalcoholic drinks. Marshmallows and s’mores will be provided. Location: Port Hope Community Hub

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 5:00pm-9:30pm

All ages, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Doodlemania Workshop- Learn how to turn your doodles into lifelike characters with personality. Learn penciling, inking and colouring techniques. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 12:30-2:30pm; Ages 12-16 yrs

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm; Ages 16 years+

Traditional Rug Hooking Workshop- Come learn how to rug hook with the Northumberland Rug Hookers. Location: Port Hope Public Library - Mary J. Benson Branch

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Youth Workshop Series

Baking, cooking, sewing, time management, communication, banking and budgeting and more. Location: Port Hope Community Hub

Last Wednesday of the month September – April 6:00-8:00pm

Ages 12-15

Free!

Spooktacular

Wear your costume & win prizes! Seasonal activities & spooky fun! Open to all ages, all participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 15 yrs or older. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Youth Halloween Scavenger Haunt

Halloween is coming to town!
Come join us and complete our Scavenger Haunt. Explore the transformed Town Park Recreation Center. If you survive the tricks, you will be rewarded with a treat!
Can you complete our Scavenger Haunt? Put your skills to the test!

When: Saturday October 26 2019 6pm-8pm
Ages: 12-15
Fee: $5/Person
Venue: Town Park Recreation centre
Address: 62 McCaul Street

Please note the event will take place both inside and outside so please dress for the weather.

Hosted by the Municipality of Port Hope Youth Action Committee
For more information please contact Leanne Clarke, Child and Youth Program Coordinator
[905-885-7908, youth@porthope.ca].

Spooky Skate

Come in your costume and have a FANGtastic time public skating! Open to all ages, skaters under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver 14 yrs or older. CSA approved safety equipment recommended including a helmet. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Date: October 27, 2019

Time: 1:00-2:20pm

Holiday Skate

Celebrate the season with Santa’s Elves at this year’s Holiday Skate. Open to all ages, skaters under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver 15 yrs or older. CSA approved safety equipment recommended including a helmet. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Date: December 8, 2019

Time: 1:00-2:20pm

Pancakes With Santa

Join us for complimentary pancakes and meet Santa. THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS! Open to all ages. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Date: December 14, 2019

Time: 9:00-11:00am

Family Day Fab 5

Join us for family fun on Family Day with 5 fabulous family friendly activities. Open to all ages. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Date: February 17, 2020

Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Easter Bunny Eggstravaganza

Hop on over to this annual event! Ages 10 and under FREE. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Date: April 4, 2020

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

National Youth Week

In celebration of youth week the Municipality of Port Hope and community partners plan a week full of fun activities for youth! Check for a full schedule of activities in April at www.porthope.ca/recreationleisure-and-culture-programs. Locations: Various locations throughout Port Hope

May 1-7, 2020

Fees apply based on individual activities