Parks and Recreation Update During Potential School Closure

Brantford, ON – In case of school closures related to potential strike activity, the City of Brantford Parks and Recreation Department will be providing limited Day Camp opportunities and an update regarding the impacts for sports field use and facility programs.

All City operated after-school and evening programs taking place in Grand Erie Schools including Major Ballachey and Central School Hub spaces will be impacted. Where possible, some programs will be relocated however several cancellations will be unavoidable.

The City will be offering two Day Camps in order to provide service to families in need of care for their school-aged children. These programs are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, with limited availability. One will be held at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for ages 6 to 12 years and another at Woodman Park Community Centre for ages 4 to 12 years during the week of October 7 to 11. Registration will be available online through brantford.ca/RecConnect. More details can be found below.

The department will continue to honour bookings at the Bison’s Field at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and the Kiwanis Field located at Pauline Johnson School, however, the change rooms at Pauline Johnson will be closed and not available for field users. 

Regular programming and rentals at Branlyn Community Centre will continue as scheduled. The safety of the facility is of the utmost importance, therefore should any issues arise programming may be cancelled. 

Day camps

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre - Aquatic Day Camps

Note: there is no camp available on Tuesday, October 8. It was previously a PD Day camp which is already at capacity.

Description: This camp will include a variety of activities including gymnasium activities, ice-skating and swimming. Children must bring a lunch and snack, bathing suit and towel and running shoes.

Age: 6 to 12 years

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (there will not be extended care available)

Cost: $35.00 per day (limited space is available)

Dates:

·       Monday, October 7 (activity number 10911)

·       Wednesday, October 9 (activity number 101912)

·       Thursday, October 10 (activity number 10913)

·       Friday, October 11 (activity number 10914)

Woodman Park Community Centre Day Camps

Description: This camp will include a variety of activities such as games, sports, crafts and more! Kids will be asked to bring their own lunch, snacks and running shoes. 

Age: 4 to 12 years

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (there will not be extended care available)

Cost:

·       $30.00 per day Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

·       $42 per day Wednesday and Friday (trip days)

Dates:

·       Monday, October 7 (activity number 10915)

·       Tuesday, October 8 (activity number 9364)

·       Wednesday, October 9 - trip to Gretzky Centre, swimming (activity number 10916)

·       Thursday, October 10 (activity number 10919)

·       Friday, October 11 - trip to bowling and a movie (activity number 10918)

 

Media Contacts

 Karen Winter | Manager of Programs and Services - Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre | kwinter@brantford.ca

| 519-756-9900 ext.5206

Lori-Dawn Cavin | Manager of Community Rec Development - Parks and Recreation | lcavin@brantford.ca | 519-756-1500 ext.5537

Sandy Jackson | General Manager - Community Programs, Parks and Recreation | sjackson@brantford.ca |

519-756-9900 ext.5204