Summer Programs

All programs must follow the current provincial guidelines. Physical distancing is required and face coverings are strongly recommended while onsite.

The City of Brantford is thrilled to safely bring programs back to the community this year! Although Harmony Square programming looks different then it has in the past, our altered schedule ensures that you and your family’s health and safety are a top priority.

During the sunny summer months, Harmony Square is the place to be. There are free programs daily to keep community members of all ages busy.

Bring your swim suit and cool down in the Harmony Square splash pad.  

Summer programs (July/August)

Roller Skate in Harmony Square

Monday and Wednesday

  • Two registered time slots: 7:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • July 5 to September 1 (No programming on Monday, August 2)

Kickin’ it old school! Let’s get movin’ and groovin’, for a summer roller skate in the Square, with a D.J. and lights.

Retro Rollers skate rentals available on-site ($8.00 per pair to rent. Debit and credit will be available). Sizes range from J12 to adult size 15.

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and weekly registration is required. A link will be posted and will open for registration on Wednesday June 30. Throughout the summer, registration for each program will be open for the upcoming week on Wednesday’s at 8:00 a.m.

Proudly sponsored by West Brant Window World.

Splash n' Fun

Mondays from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.

  • July 5 to August 30 (No programming on Monday, August 2)

Grab your swimsuits and meet us at the Splash Pad! Sign-out various pool toys from our staff on-site and have some fun! Once you are done, return it to be sanitized. Pre-registration is not required.

Character Meet and Greet 

Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

  • July 6 to August 31

Bringing magic to life in Harmony Square! Say hello to a different Glass Slipper Company character weekly. Children will also have the opportunity to colour a colouring page photo of the character, and have it autographed! Photos can be taken, from a safe distance.

  • July 6-Snow Queen
  • July 13-Snow Princess
  • July 20-Wayfinder Princess
  • July 27-Mermaid Princess
  • August 3-Midnight Princess
  • August 10-Amazon Warrior
  • August 17-Tower Princess
  • August 24-Rose Princess
  • August 31-Snow Sisters

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and weekly registration is required. A link will be posted and will open for registration on Wednesday June 30. Throughout the summer, registration for each program will be open for the upcoming week on Wednesday’s at 8:00 a.m.

Fitness in the Square

Harmony Square is offering free fitness classes, taught by a Gretzky Centre Instructor, every day of the week! See below for class dates and times.

Mondays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 5 to August 23)

  • Body Weight Strength: build strength, stamina and endurance through this great class that uses just your own body weight as resistance. It is a great way to start your day!

Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (July 6 to August 24)

  • Yogalates: this class offers a great combination of yoga and pilates. Using your own body weight as resistance you will get to experience the challenge of core-strengthening pilates with the gentle relaxation of yoga.

Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 7 to August 25)

  • Full Body Fit: here is a great full body work out that will use your body weight and an exercise band. You will get a great cardio challenge, resistance sets, and stretching. All this and more in just one work-out!

Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 8 to August 26)

  • Body Weight Strength: build strength, stamina and endurance through this great class that uses just your own body weight as resistance. It is a great way to start your day!

Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 9 to August 27)

  • Gentle Movement and Stretch: fitness does not have to be fast and intense to be effective. Through body weight movements, this class will challenge your strength and flexibility, as well as your improve balance, coordination and focus.

Important information:

  • Bring your own water bottle, yoga mat and/or towel to each class
  • No previous experience is required. There will be many options provided so that all fitness levels can enjoy the class
  • Classes will be instructed by canfitpro certified Fitness Instructor
  • Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise program
  • Must be 14 years of age or older to attend

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited.

A link will be posted and will open for July registration on Wednesday, June 30 at 8:00 a.m. You will be required to register for each class you are interested in attending. Each class will be for a four week commitment. The registration for August classes will be posted at a later date. 

Exercise is not without its risks, and any exercise program may result in injury. They include but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effects of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting, disorders of heartbeat, and very rare instances of heart attack. To reduce the risk of injury, before beginning this or any exercise program, please consult your healthcare provider for appropriate exercise prescription and safety precautions. The exercise instruction and advice presented in City of Brantford exercise programs are in no way intended to substitute for medical consultation.

By participating in any exercise or fitness program offered through the City of Brantford, you agree that you are doing so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree not to hold the City of Brantford, staff or volunteers liable for any injury, damage or loss of personal property that you might sustain while participating in an exercise or fitness program.

D.I.Y. Workshops

Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 8 to September 7

In collaboration with local artists, join us for Harmony Square’s D.I.Y. Workshop Series. This nine-week series consists of creating a variety of D.I.Y projects, giving you an opportunity to create a work of art. Let’s get creative together! By sharing knowledge and skills, we build stronger, better connected communities.

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Registration for each workshop will open on Friday, June 18.

Please note a registration fee apply. All supplies and instruction will be provided.

  • July 8-Paint-Club
    Join Brantford's own Paint-Club with Kim DiFrancesco and Aliki Mikulich for a fun filled session of social painting. Both artists will offer guidance and instruction each step of the way for a 14” x 14" acrylic on canvas painting.
    • Theme: Here Comes the Sun
    • Cost: $25.00 per person
    • Recommended minimum age: 13 years and over (Youth 12 years and under must be with an adult who is painting as well.)
  • July 15-Finders Keepers Pillow Stenciling
    Pick your own custom stencil and learn how to stencil a stunning pillowcase.
    • Cost: $35.00 per person
    • Includes: a custom stencil of your choice and a white pillow case with cotton filled insert.
    • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over
  • July 22-Smakdab Pottery D.I.Y. Clay Hanging Planter
    Create a masterpiece, starting with only a slab of clay! By the end of this workshop, you will have your very own beautifully hand-crafted multi-coloured clay hanging planter.

    • Cost: $30.00 per person
    • Minimum age recommended: 12 years and over
  • July 29-Finders Keepers 16” x 3.5” Wooden Sign
    Choose from 1 of 25 stencil options to design a wooden sign that will fit your space exactly as you envision it.

    • Cost: $20.00 per person

    • Includes: one 16" x 3.5" wooden sign, one vinyl stencil, two fusion mineral paint colours, foam brush and paint dabbers
    • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over
  • August 5-KarsNaturalKreations Beeswax Food Wraps
    This workshop will include a guided D.I.Y. Beeswax Food Wrap, 10 take-home swaps on sustainability, as well as a stainless steel, silicone, bamboo or glass straw and a straw pouch. What is a beeswax food wrap? A beeswax food wrap is a sustainable and reusable alternative to plastic cling wrap.

    • Cost: $25.00 per person
    • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over
  • August 12-Paint-Club
    Join Brantford's own Paint-Club with Kim DiFrancesco and Aliki Mikulich for a fun filled session of social painting. Both artists will offer guidance and instruction each step of the way for a 14 x 14" acrylic on canvas painting.

    • Theme: Canadian Evening

    • Cost: $25.00 per person
    • Minimum age recommended: 13 years and over (Youth 12 years and under must be with an adult who is painting as well.)
  • August 19-Kim Clark Fine Art Wearable Art
    Guiding you through the steps in creating your own small watercolour painting that will be set under glass, within your choice of a pendant or keychain. Once complete, bring your work of art home in a gift box.

    • Cost: $25.00 per person
    • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over
  • August 26-Paint-Club Chalk Painting
    Join local professional artists who will be creating sidewalk masterpieces in the square! Bring your family and your creativity to help cover the square with temporary art. Each group will be given a spot and chalk will be provided.

    • Cost: free
    • Minimum age recommended: all ages (Children 12 years and under must be with by an adult.)
  • September 2-Suds on Tap Soap! D.I.Y. Bath Salts and Bath Bombs
    This fun, informative and interactive workshop introduces you to the art of designing your own bath bombs and bath salts, offering a delightful mix of scents, shapes and colours. You leave with your own hand-crafted bath bomb and jar of bath salts, to enjoy yourself or give as a gift.

    • Cost: $25.00 per person
    • Minimum age recommended: 12 years and over
Music in the Square

Fridays

  • Offering two registered time slots from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • July 30 to September 3

Enjoy the smooth sounds of good music performed by local talent! Each week will be a show you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget your lawn chair. Proudly sponsored by The Crew Real Estate.

Weekly bands to be announced soon, subscribe to our page below for updates as they occur.

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and weekly registration is required. A link will be posted and will open for registration on Wednesday, July 21. Throughout the summer, registration for each program will be open for the upcoming week each Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Weekly registration for each program is required. The band will be performing the same set list during both time slots.

Contact us

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