Recreation Guide - Spring/Summer 2021

Recreation Guide SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Registration begins June 9






Family Fun Community swims and other family-friendly programs.

Children and Youth Programs From swimming lessons to dance classes, find programs kids will love!



Adult Programs Find aquatic and fitness programs that will help you live a more active lifestyle.


Leisure Time Learn about heritage, arts and cultural programs.



With the arrival of warmer weather, I’m pleased to announce that a variety of recreational opportunities are now available for you and your family to enjoy - with more on the way. While this is great news, please remember that COVID-19 is a fluid situation. Facility closures, program cancellations, changes to capacity limits and altered entry procedures may occur at any time, with little warning as directed by the Province of Ontario and our local health unit, Southwestern Public Health. Your patience and understanding are appreciated. As always, if you feel unwell, please think of others and stay home. Should your symptoms worsen, please get tested. Stay safe, stay healthy and have fun! For the most current information on the spread of COVID-19 in our area, please visit

Stephen Molnar Mayor



Online With Connect2Rec 2.0, you can use your credit card to register for Town of Tillsonburg programs any time of the day or night: townoftillsonburg. What you need: • ConnectCard • Credit card and expiry date • Program name or program code

In Person Staff at the Community Centre and Annandale NHS can provide limited face-to-face assistance during business hours (by appointment only) . What you need: • Call for an appointment • Cash/debit, cheque or credit card • Program name or program code

Phone Need to talk to a real person? Call us during our business hours and we’ll be happy to help.

Tillsonburg Community Centre p. 519.688.9011 Annandale National Historic Site p. 519.842.2294



Holidays / Closures

Community Centre Customer Service Desk

July 1, 2021 Closed

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

August 2, 2021 Closed

Hours subject to change. Please check website for updates.

For important details on payment, credits and cancellations, as well as financial assistance information, refer to pages 46 - 48.



We’ve upgraded our recreation portal to serve you better! • Easier login and account management • Book fitness and Health Club workouts online* • Book mini-pad and squash courts online* • Get waitlist notifications automatically • Get reminders about upcoming programs * If allowed under current COVID-19 restrictions and protocols

Create your new account NOW!

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Tennis/Pickleball Courts

45 Hardy Ave Tillsonburg, ON

Hours OPEN DAILY - dawn to dusk

Schedule Even days: Pickleball Odd days: Tennis

Fee FREE (first-come, first-served basis)

Note: This is an unsupervised facility with no staff supervision at any time. Follow posted rules and regulations at all times. * You must yield the court if other players are waiting to play and it is not your sport’s designated day.



OPEN DAILY 8:00 AM TO 11:00 PM

45 Hardy Ave Tillsonburg, ON

This is an unsupervised facility with no staff supervision at any time. Follow posted rules and regulations at all times.


Join our email list and stay informed!

If you would like to be added to our email list for up-to-date communications including; new program announcements, program changes or cancellations and facility closures, please email the Community Centre at or call us at 519.688.9011.


Lake Lisgar Waterpark 8 Ross St Tillsonburg, ON 519.688.9011 (Mon - Fri) 519.842.3025 (Sat - Sun)

Park opens June 19! Reserve your spot starting June 16

Note: All participants must follow COVID-19 Waterpark Safety Protocols (page 17) and meet Pool Admission Standards (page 18). Capacity will be limited based on current COVID restrictions . Avoid disappointment! Online registration begins June 16, 2021. Click to register online


Hours (June 19 - July 31)

Mon - Fri

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Sat & Sun

Limited spaces available for walk-ins. Advance online booking recommended.


• accessible heated pool • beach entry swimming pool • spray structures Beat the heat!


Adult Leisure Swim *Combined class with Pchool 4 Description

An exclusive swim time for those 13 years and older who are looking to swim or exercise in the water. Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark

Age: 13+ yrs Fee:

1 visit - $5.25; 20 visits + - $69.75 (plus tax)

+ Purchase passes in advance to use at time of booking

Note: Pool time is shared with Aqua Fit




Mon - Fri Mon - Fri Mon - Fri

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM June 21 - July 2* 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM July 5 - July 16* 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM July 19 - July 30*


Water Fitness - Aqua Cycling *Combined class with Pchool 4 Description This intermediate/advanced paced class provides a full body workout and is both challenging and restorative. Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark

Age: 13+ yrs Fee:

1 visit - $9.00; 10 visits + - $57.25 20 visits + - $91.00 (plus tax)

+ Purchase passes in advance to use at time of booking

Day Dates Mon 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM June 21 - July 2* Fri 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM June 21 - July 2* Mon 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM July 5 - July 16* Fri 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM July 5 - July 16* Mon 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM July 19 - July 30* Fri 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM July 19 - July 30* Time

* Registration details: • June 16 registration for June 21 - July 2 classes • June 30 registration for July 5 - 16 classes • July 14 registration for July 19 - 30 classes

Online registration begins at 8:00 AM. Phone registration begins at 9:00 AM.


Water Fitness - Aqua Fit *Combined class with Pchool 4 Description This invigorating class improves cardio

conditioning, muscular strength and endurance. Using the buoyancy and resistance of the water, you’ll experience a safe, effective and fun workout. Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark

Age: 13+ yrs Fee:

1 visit - $9.00; 10 visits + - $57.25 20 visits + - $91.00 (plus tax)

+ Purchase passes in advance to use at time of booking

Note: Pool time is shared with Adult Leisure Swim

* Registration details: • June 16 registration for June 21 - July 2 classes • June 30 registration for July 5 - 16 classes • July 14 registration for July 19 - 30 classes




Mon - Fri Mon - Fri Mon - Fri

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM June 21 - July 2* 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM July 5 - July 16* 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM July 19 - July 30*

Online registration begins at 8:00 AM. Phone registration begins at 9:00 AM.


COVID-19 Waterpark Safety Protocols

• The Board of Health recommends all swimmers take a shower before entering the water. Take your shower at home just prior to coming to the pool, or for your convenience, there is a shower on the pool deck. • Our concession booth will be open. Prepackaged foods and select drinks will be available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own snacks if you prefer. No alcohol is allowed. • At the end of your time slot a whistle will be blown to indicate the end of the swim. You will be directed to leave at the north gate of the facility.

When you arrive • The pathway directly in front of Lake Lisgar Waterpark is the only entrance to the facility. • All patrons will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. • After you have checked in with our admission staff you will be directed to the west gate for entry into the Waterpark. • Participants are responsible for maintaining their own physical distance while at the pool. Participants must follow all posted signage. • We encourage you to wear a face mask if you’re able to when not in the water and when you can’t maintain the 2 metre physical distancing requirement.

• Masks will be provided if you do not have one. • To reduce risk of exposure, our change rooms will not be open . Please come ready to swim and treat your visit like a day at the beach. • Washrooms will be available but usage will be limited to one person or family unit at a time. • When not in the water, participants will be required to use the grass area for lounging. • Limited equipment will be available and will be disinfected between use. We encourage you to bring your own equipment if you’d prefer to.

• During weather emergencies patrons who have driven to our facility will be asked to return to their vehicles until the emergency is over. Those who have walked to our facility will be kept safe in the building until the weather emergency ends.


Wristband Policy and Pool Admission Standards

*Individuals with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual 12+ years of age who is knowledgeable of their condition and will be responsible for direct supervision.

We use wristbands and a facility swim test to identify young and at-risk swimmers in the pool. To pass the facility swim test, a child must be able to swim two widths of the pool with his or her face in the water. Swimmers must maintain a regular, comfortable breathing pattern and must not stop during the entire distance.

Red Band All children 5 & under MUST be within arm’s reach of a responsible guardian (12 years+) on a 1:2 ratio. Children ages 6-9 who cannot pass the swim test MUST be within arm’s reach of a responsible guardian (12 years+) on a 1:4 ratio. This ratio can be increased to 1:8 if lifejackets are worn.

Yellow Band Children (6-9 years) will receive a yellow band if they would like to attempt to pass the facility swim test. Results of the test will determine whether the child receives a Red or Green band. When a child passes the swim test they will receive a FREE photo card as proof that they have passed. **

Green Band Children (6-9 years) who pass the Swim Admission Test may swim unaccompanied. Children with green bands may be asked to retake the test if staff are concerned that the child cannot demonstrate the ability to maintain the Swim Admission Standard.


Passed your swim test? Make sure you get your FREE photo card to prove it! Once you have successfully completed your swim test you’ll gain membership into our exclusive “I Passed The Swim Test!” club. A Customer Service Representative will take your picture and provide you with your membership photo card. Just present the card at each visit (or simply provide your name) and you’ll receive your green band.

**Replacement cards $5.00





Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after visiting our facility or participating in any program.

Stay home and do not visit any facility if you are not feeling well or have a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19.

Wear a mask or facial covering whenever you are inside a public facility, or when physical distancing is difficult.

Use sanitizer stations located throughout each facility to disinfect your hands after touching any surface used by others. You should also use sanitizer before and after adjusting your mask, or otherwise touching your face.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household or in your defined social circle at all times. Cough and sneeze into your elbow whenever possible. Avoid touching your face.

Learn more at


Summer Camps General Camp Information

Campers will enjoy a variety of fun, interactive and co-operative activities each day. Junior Camps have a new fun theme each week. Note: A Parent Package will be provided upon registration which includes; additional camper information, cancellation policy, medical form and caregiver permission form. Camp Hours Camp sign-in: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Camp program hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Camp sign-out: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fees Daily

Full Week $143.75

4 Day Week



Click to register online


Junior Camp (5 - 8 yrs)

Week 1 July 5 - 9

Week 2 July 12 - 16

Theme: Messy Summer Kick Off An entire week dedicated to making a mess in the best ways possible! Campers will kick off the summer with a slimy, sloppy slew of fun!

Theme: Superheroes Calling all aspiring superheroes! We need your help. The Tillsonburglar is at it again, and only you can foil his dastardly plot. Superhero training and identities included.


Junior Camp (5 - 8 yrs)

Week 3 July 19 - 23

Week 4 July 26 - 30

Theme: Animal Planet Hop, slither, bounce and scuttle into a week all about animals. More than just monkeying around, we’ll have fun with animal crafts and games.

Theme: Water World A perfect week to cool off with water themed activities; water balloons, slip n’ slides, sprinklers and all sorts of wet n’ wild shenanigans.


Junior Camp (5 - 8 yrs)

Week 5 Aug 3 - 6

Week 6 Aug 9 - 13

Theme: Make Some Noise This week will be filled with noises! Campers will make their own instruments, create their own catchy tunes, and maybe perform a song or two for an audience!

Theme: Moving & Grooving Get ready to bust a move! Camp is all about dancing this week. Whatever your style, we’ve got something for you! We’ll finish the week with our fun Camp Talent Show.


Junior Camp (5 - 8 yrs)

Week 7 Aug 16 - 20

Week 8 Aug 23 -27

Theme: Around the World Punch your ticket and join us for a journey around the world. We’ll explore all the continents through games and crafts, and celebrate the unique cultures across the globe.

Theme: The Great Tillsonburg Rally Are you up to the challenge of The Great Till- sonburg Rally? Campers will race through an amazing set of challenges, riddles and skill testing events to win!


Camper Check List Mask and Sanitizer For safety, we have extra masks and sanitizer for campers, but we request that all campers bring their own. Water Bottle All campers need to bring a water bottle to camp EVERY day. They will have opportunities to re-fill their bottles Pack a nutritious lunch, extra snacks, juice and a water bottle. Ensure all foods and snacks are PEANUT FREE. Play Clothing & Running Shoes We spend the majority of the day outside. Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for the weather and camp activities. Sun Safety Items Campers must bring sunscreen of a SPF 30 or higher, a hat and sunglasses to camp each day. Sunscreen will be re-applied through the day. Bathing Suit and Towel throughout the day Lunch and Snacks

Week 9 Aug 30 - Sept 3

Theme: End of Summer Extravaganza The summer has to end, but the fun isn’t over just yet! This week we’ll combine past theme weeks and relive those adventures in the wackiest ways, like superhero dance -offs and animal Olympics! Plus, we’ll have a pajama party on the last day of camp!

We visit Lake Lisgar Waterpark on a daily basis for swimming. Be sure to bring a bathing suit and towel.


Senior Camp (9 - 12 yrs)

Description Get outdoors and get active this summer with a variety of sports and explorations. Each day we’ll have a variety of outdoor activities, including visiting Tillsonburg’s parks! Learn a new skill or build on your favourites. Come ready to get active and have fun while at camp.



Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9

July 5 - 9

July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 3 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20 Aug 23 - 27

Aug 30 - Sept 3

Click to register online


Memorial Park, Tillsonburg Kolin Smith Memorial Skatepark & Pumptrack

OPEN DAILY Dawn to Dusk


Junior Lifeguard Club

Join our Junior Lifeguard club for some major fun at the pool! Our Rookie Lifeguards will enjoy an action packed challenging program that will help prepare them for that day when they become a certified Lifeguard! We work on Lifesaving Skills and Swimming Fundamentals to keep them growing in their aquatic skills. Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside our qualified Lifeguards for a chance to get the full experience of what it is like to work in Aquatics. Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark

**Prerequisite: Swimmer 3 Fee: $63.60 for 8 weeks

Day Dates Wed 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM July 7 - Aug 25 Time



Private Swimming Lessons Enjoy one-on-one instruction! Learn to swim at any age, or book a set of lessons to perfect your technique. Adults or children. Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark Fee: $80.00 for 4 weeks

Day Dates Mon 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM July 5 - July 26 Wed 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM July 7 - July 28 Fri 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM July 9 - July 30 Time


Skill Development Lessons

Due to limited pool time at Lake Lisgar Waterpark we will be offering swimming skill development lessons only. Instructors will build on your child’s present skill level as well as strive to increase their endurance. 3 skill levels are available: Beginner - Preschool 1 – 5 & Swimmer 1

Intermediate - Swimmer 2 - 6 Senior - Swimmer 7 and up

Multiple instructors are available and children will be paired with swimmers of similar ability.


Skill Development Lessons - Beginner

Skill level: Beginner (Preschool 1 – 5 & Swimmer 1)

Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark Fee: $56.80 for 8 classes




Tues & Thurs

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM July 6 - July 29

in the water to assist their child for this level. !

A parent or guardian (at least 14 years of age) must be


Skill Development Lessons - Intermediate

Skill level: Intermediate (Swimmer 2 - 6)

Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark Fee: $56.80 for 8 classes




Tues & Thurs

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM July 6 - July 29


Skill Development Lessons - Senior

Skill level: Senior (Swimmer 7 and up) Location: Lake Lisgar Waterpark Fee: $56.80 for 8 classes




Tues & Thurs

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM July 6 - July 29




Be sure. Get tested.

If you have symptoms get tested. A COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located at 17 Bear Street in Tillsonburg. Open Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Call 1.855.905.6148 to book an appointment.


Fitness Classes Fresh air, fitness and fun - all rolled into one!

Fitness class : This program is designed for any level of fitness. The class includes fun and energizing low impact aerobics and muscular conditioning exercises, and ends with a relaxing stretch. Yoga class : This class uses a variety of yoga poses, stretches and movements, combined with breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce muscle tension and stress. Blast Classes : Designed to fit into any schedule and provide you with an effective fitness class in just 30 minutes! • Leg Blast : Targets the lower body • Arm Blast : Targets the upper body • Ab Blast : Targets the abdominal muscles • Full Body Blast : Works the entire body for the most time efficient workout possible Location: Memorial Park Pavillion Capacity: 10 participants

Click to register online






Fitness 9:00 AM

Fitness 9:00 AM

Fitness 9:00 AM

Yoga 10:15 AM

Yoga 10:15 AM

Yoga 10:15 AM

Arm Blast 5:45 PM

Leg Blast 6:30 PM

Ab Blast 6:30 PM

Full Body Blast 6:30 PM



Blast Class

Per Class 10 Passes 20 Passes

$8.00 $56.25 $90.00

$4.00 $28.15 $45.00




Located in Memorial Park

Roam free. Make new friends. Open Daily 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Free books. Free daydreams. Free ideas. Discover your Oxford County Library

We are a fine-free library!

Curbside pick-up available

Visit us Oxford County Library, Tillsonburg Branch 2 Library Lane, Tillsonburg

Contact us 519-842-5571 | |


Visit us in person: • Free book, movie and music loans • Borrow kitchen tools, gadgets and small appliances • Early literacy support • Programs for all, including genealogy, crafting, speakers, fitness classes and more • Tech help and support • Access to computers, printers, s canners, fax machines and free Wi-Fi • Rooms for meetings or quiet study Delivery is available for those unable to visit the library due to illness or mobility issues

Visit us @ for:

• Access to your library account • Access to tools like Consumer Reports and auto repair manuals • Language learning tools • Streaming or downloading books, audiobooks, music and videos • Full calendar of programs


Let Tillsonburg Trails be your destination place to gather and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Our almost 15 kms of marked trails provide citizens and visitors with the opportunity to get active. With walking, cycling, skiing, rollerblading and bird watching, there’s something for all interests and age groups. RECREAT IONAL TRAI LS























1. Veterans Walkway — 1 .5 km 2. Participark Trail — 1.2 km 3. McLaughlin Way — 1.0 km 4. Fourth to North Trail — 3.2 km 5. Carroll Trail — 5.0 km 6. Borden Crescent Trail — 650 m 7. Station Arts Centre 8. Community Centre 9. The Great Trail — 2.6 km 10. Cadman Park Trail — 1.0 km























HST Fees in this guide are subject to HST. Note that HST does not apply to programs for children 14 years of age and under (excluding rentals). Wait Listing Every effort will be made to create a spot for you in a session. You will be contacted We reserve the right to change or cancel programs if necessary. Classes may be cancelled due to a lack of registrations. Every effort will be made to avoid these changes. A makeup class will be provided where possible and in the event it’s not possible, participants will receive a credit to compensate for lost time. In the event of inclement weather, listen to Easy101.3, like us on Facebook or check for updates. Drop-In Cancellation Policy Participants may cancel, reschedule and/or make changes to their registrations up to 72 hours (3 days) prior to a drop-in class without penalty. Transfer Requests Class transfer must occur prior to the third class and will be based on class availability. After the third class, transfers will only be allowed at a Program Coordinator’s discretion. ONLY if a spot has been created. Class Changes & Cancellations


Credit Procedure If your plans change and you need to withdraw from a class, pro-rated credit will be given to you if you notify us prior to the third class. Credits will remain on account for

up to 2 years, after which they expire. Returned NSF Cheques / Credit Cards

Payments made by cheque or credit card which are not accepted by the bank, must be replaced with a cash payment. A $35.00 administrative fee will be charged for each returned cheque or credit card payment. Members are responsible for ensuring that credit card info is accurate and current. Family Discounts Each additional child receives a 10% discount on qualifying programs. Anyone eligible for the Family Discount must call the Community Centre to register, as this discount cannot be processed online. Accessibility We endeavour to promote public awareness and sensitivity to all persons with disabilities; to identify, document and address accessibility issues and concerns; and to provide high quality services that are accessible to all persons within the community regardless of disability. In keeping with this vision, the Town of Tillsonburg is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities as all who live, work, visit and invest in our community. Anyone requiring one-on- one assistance to attend our programs may have their support person attend free of charge. Interest Overdue accounts will be charged interest at 1.25% per month/ 15% per annum.



FARE Program The FARE program helps families with low incomes enjoy recreation experiences. To be eligible, you must: • be a resident of Oxford County • have a total household income below the Low Income Cut Offs (LICO) • provide proof of financial status Jumpstart To be eligible for Jumpstart you need to: • be 4-18 years old • be from a home with a total household income below the low income cut offs (LICO) • require help with registration fees, equipment and/ or transportation • want to get active by learning a new sport or keeping up with a sport Call us for more information: 519.688.9011


Need to recycle your old electronics?

Visit the electronics recycling depot at the Station Arts Centre. Drop offs are available all week. If the unit is closed, items may be depos- ited on the table at the unit. Pick up in town available by donation.

Located on Bridge St. W. (across from the caboose)

Station Arts Centre 41 Bridge St. W Tillsonburg, ON N4G 5P2 519.842.6151



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