BACK TO SCHOOL: Fall/winter Activity Guide filled with great programs

Can’t find just the right activity at school? Try West Shore Parks and Recreation

Schools from elementary to middle to high school have a variety of extra-curricular activities to offer students shortly after they return in September.

But for those youngsters who haven’t found quite the right fit but want to get involved in some form of recreational activity, West Shore Parks and Recreation has a packed Activity Guide to dive into, filled with numerous one day to several week programs aimed at getting kids active.

There are single-day and multi-day programs available for kids in three different groups: school age (6 to 12), teen (12 and up). as well as preschool (age 3 to 5) for little ones not yet enrolled in regular school.

The programs are age appropriate and range from physical activities such as dance and swimming and martial arts, to more crafty and artistic endeavours like drawing and painting courses, musical and dance programs, photography and first aid instruction.

The range of ideas for exploring one’s creativity and resourcefulness through West Shore Parks and Recreation is virtually limited to the  imagination.

As well as the structured programs, many drop-in sessions are available at parks and rec facilities around the West Shore.

Activities like swimming and skating have a variety of drop-in times – special sessions are scheduled for Pro-D days – and students are welcome to come in to use the weight room , do fitness and yoga classes and other regular sports activities, solo or in groups.

For more information of the wide range of programs available for young people, visit

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