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Save the dates! Register for spring recreation and cultural activities and 2024/25 before and after school programs

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Beat the winter blues by registering for the City of Ottawa’s spring recreation and cultural activities and before and after school programs for the 2024/25 school year.


Important dates

  • Browse spring swimming lessons, general recreation and cultural activities and before and after school programs for 2024/25 starting today, January 30 on register.ottawa.ca

  • Register for spring swimming lessons starting Tuesday, February 13 at 9 pm.

  • Register for all other non-aquatic spring recreation and culture programs starting Thursday, February 15 at 9 pm.

  • Register for before and after school programs for 2024/25 starting Thursday, February 15 at 9 pm.


From our popular learn to swim programs to arts, sports, fitness and general interest, there are spring activities for the whole family to enjoy. Explore something new from drawing, painting, music, martial arts, Zumba, yoga and other fitness programs. Try a science and technology activity or earn your swim certification levels.


Sign up for an arts program at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre or Shenkman Arts Centre for specialized arts programs delivered by professional instructors.


You can also stream one of our virtual programs from the comfort of your home.  All you need is reliable internet and a computer or tablet.


For those looking for fun-filled after school programs for the kiddos this September, look no further than the City’s before and after school programs, offered in English and French.


Designed for children between the ages of 4 and 12, they are affordable and offer the highest standards of care and flexibility. Choose from the yearly 5-day a week program or the new daily option after-school activity club – based on availability – to accommodate hybrid work schedules.

For children who need support to participate in programs, the City’s Inclusive Recreation team provides integration support staff to help children successfully participate.


Tips for registration night

Make sure that your account on the City’s registration system is set up before registration night. To create an account, visit register.ottawa.ca, submit your email address and create a password, then complete the form with your information and add other family members to your account. Saving your credit card information on your account in advance will make check out much easier.


To ensure that registration is quick and easy, browse ahead of time and bookmark more than one of your preferred activities by creating a wish list for easy retrieval during registration. This way you can quickly access your second or third choices if your first choice is full.


Reminder that registration is now open for all winter, March break and summer camp programs. 


Never miss a registration date and get the most up to date information on City recreation and culture programs by subscribing to DiscoverRec.

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