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The Municipality of Port Hope offers art and culture programs as well as fitness programs for all adults and older adults.  There are a variety of program options to choose from.

Additional programs for older adults, including discounts for Municipal programs for Ruth Clarke Members are available. Visit the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre page for more information.

The government of Ontario has implemented a Province-wide lockdown. This measure prohibits use of all indoor recreation activities. The Jack Burger Sport Complex, Town Park Recreation Centre, Ruth Clarke Activity Centre and the Port Hope Community Hub will be closed, beginning Saturday, April 3, 2021 for at least four weeks. More details regarding COVID-19 impacts to the Municipality are available on the COVID-19 webpage.

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Upcoming session and registration dates

2021 Spring session 1: April 19 to May 23- On HOLD

Registration was to open Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to Wednesday, April 14, 2021 but has been cancelled due to the Province wide shutdown. In-person programs for this session will be cancelled. Virtual program options are being established and will be available through new registration dates. Check back here often. 

We are hopeful to be able to offer an in-person session for May, stay tuned for more details and registration details.

2021 Spring session 2: May 25 to June 27- ON HOLD

Pending the outcome of the Province wide shutdown, new dates will be announced. 
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Adult and Older Adult Drop-In Programs

Programs for participants ages 18 years and older. Come out and try your hand at pickleball, badminton, ping pong, and more.

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Art and Culture Programs

These programs and workshops express creativity and help participants learn new skills. There are many choices available.

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Fitness Programs

Fitness programs are great for staying healthy and prolonging your independence. View our fitness programs to find the right class for you.

Parks, Recreation and Culture staff have put together a list of fun activities you can do with your family for any season. Make sure you check out our Seasonal Activities page. 

Age-Friendly Community

An age-friendly community (AFC) is a community where policies, services and physical spaces are designed to enable people of all ages to live in secure and accessible physical and social environments. AFCs contribute to good health and allow people to participate fully in society throughout their lifetime. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities project developed eight domains of AFCs. These domains outline the physical and social aspects of communities that contribute to independent and active aging.

The Municipality of Port Hope is recognized as an Age-Friendly Community through the World Health Organization, and was Awarded the Ontario Age-Friendly Recognition Award in 2018 through the Ministry of Seniors Affairs