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Day Camp Registration

Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:00 AM

Residents are advised that the Municipality is offering a modified summer day camp program this year. Following the Ontario Government’s announcement on May 16, 2021, modifications will be made to our regular day camp programming in order to comply with provincial directives and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our campers and staff.

Last summer, we offered successful modified camp programming and are confident that we can provide a fun, engaging and safe experience again this summer.

If permitted...

Community Improvement Research

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 01:59 PM

The Municipality of Port Hope has been selected by Toronto-based non-profit Community Researchers to participate in the first intake of a new research initiative this summer that will help inform the direction of youth programming for the Municipality.

“Prominent organizations have a responsibility to lead the industry’s research and development,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “Municipal recreation departments have struggled during the pandemic and our...

Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture Appointment

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2021 02:44 PM

The Municipality of Port Hope is pleased to announce that Julia Snoek has been appointed the Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, following the retirement of former director, Jim McCormack.

“Following a fulsome recruitment process including many external applicants and in-depth interviews, Julia’s experience and proven track record placed her at the top,” notes David Smith, Chief Administrative Officer at the Municipality of Port Hope. “Julia is well connected with the community...

Land Access Restriction Lifted

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 08:27 AM

Residents are advised that the land use restrictions bordering the Ganaraska River will be lifted on Friday, May 7, 2021. Access to municipally owned green spaces, trails, and paths along the River will be open to the public for pass-through use only, as will the municipal boat launch and access to the fish ladder.

Recreation fields and amenities, including the outdoor fitness equipment at Cavan Street Park and the Skate Park remain closed, per the Provincial Government Order.

Please note that conservation...

Outdoor Rink and Sports Pad Survey

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 09:01 AM

Residents are advised that the Municipality of Port Hope is seeking public input regarding a potential new outdoor covered rink and sports pad. This project is being initiated as one of the priorities for the 2021 Leisure Services Master Plan and as a result of the low-level remediation work to be performed at the Caroline Street Rink.

Staff are reviewing options for refrigerated and non-refrigerated project considerations, along with multi-purpose sport options. The information gathered from...