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COVID-19 update: All City of Kawartha Lakes recreation facilities, including recreation complexes, community centres and swimming pools will be closed effective 12:01am December 26, 2020 until further notice. Parks, Recreation and Culture programs, including drop-in swimming and fitness classes, as well as leisure programs scheduled to start in January 2021 have now been cancelled. Full refunds will be provided to all registered clients. For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca. For further information regarding affected municipal services, visit the COVID-19 page.

Winter Session Refunds: Individuals who registered and paid with a credit card online, refunds will be processed directly back to the credit card used at the time of registration.  Individuals who registered for programs and paid by another method, a credit will be applied to their accounts.  Credits can be applied to future Parks, Recreation and Culture programs. Individuals who would rather have a refund cheque issued are asked to e-mail their request to: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is pleased to offer a variety of leisure and drop in programs to suit a variety of interests as well as various special events throughout the year.

Leisure Programs

A complete list of all leisure programs is always available through our Online Program Registration website or in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide.

Winter 2021 Leisure Programs
The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division offers a variety of leisure programs to suit a variety of interests as well as drop-in recreational programs.
Badminton Program

Badminton will return to the Victoria Park Armoury in Lindsay this Winter! The Badminton Program will operate under strict new COVID-19 protocols. This program will no longer be offered as a drop in program and pre-registration will be required.

All levels of play are welcome in this relaxed environment. Six courts are available for play on the main floor of the Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay. Instruction is not provided.

Badminton will be singles only play until further notice.

Shuttles will be provided. Registrants are asked to bring clean indoor athletic shoes and their own badminton racquet.

Badminton COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Rules:

  • As per public health standards, all participants will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building (with the exception of while playing on the court).
  • Physical distance of at least 2 metres from every other person must be maintained on and off the court. Play is no contact and every effort to maintain 2 metres of physical distancing should be made.
  • Badminton will be singles play only, until further notice.
  • All players will be required to sanitize their hands before play and if they switch courts.
  • All participants must be registered in the program. Pre-registration is required in advance. Drop in’s will not be permitted.
  • Do not enter the facility or participate in the program if you are sick; experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
  • Clean indoor footwear is required for all players.
  • No spectators will be permitted. All attendees must be registered and participate in the program.
  • Do not share equipment (racquets, water bottles etc.)
  • Patrons must follow the directional signage throughout the facility.
  • Be aware of high-touch areas and wash hands thoroughly following use.
  • Avoid gathering in parking lots before or after play.
  • Badminton birdies will be sanitized by staff following each session.
Winter 2021 Badminton Program
Day Time Start/End Fee Barcode
Monday 10:30am to 12pm January 11 - March 29, 2021 $48 + HST 13710
Monday 6pm to 7:30pm January 11 - March 29, 2021 $48 + HST 13000
Tuesday 1:30pm to 3pm January 5 - March 23, 2021 $48 + HST 12926
Thursday 10:30am to 12pm January 7 - March 25, 2021 $48 + HST 12927

Registration for the Badminton Program will take place online only through our Online Program Registration website starting Sunday December 13 at 9am.

Schedule subject to change, cancellations may occur.

For more information regarding the Badminton Programs call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail a Community Development Coordinator.

Upcoming Registration Dates

Winter 2021 program registration will begin online through our Online Program Registration website on Sunday December 13, 2020 at 9am.

Registration will take place exclusively online for all programming. No in-person or phone in registrations will take place.

In support of physical distancing guidelines, limited space will be available in all programs.

How to Register for a Leisure Program

All participants in all of our leisure programs will be required to register through our Online Program Registration website. Pre-registration is required for all programs, with the exception being for drop-in programs. In-person and telephone registration is not available.

New Clients

In order to register online for any of our leisure programs new clients will be required to create an account for our Online Program Registration website.

How to set up an account

To get started visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

For the best registration experience, please use Google Chrome or Firefox.  Using other browsers may produce unexpected results.

Steps on how to create an account:

1. Click on the 'Create an Account' button at the bottom of the login box.

Create an Account Screenshot

2. Once all fields have been completed, click the 'Become Member' button at the bottom. You will receive a new temporary password by e-mail.

Step Two Screen Shot

3. After clicking the 'Become Member' button, a new screen will open. On this screen you can edit your account information and add family members to your account. Family members must be listed under your account in order for you to register them for a program.

Screen Shot Step Three add Family member

Add all family member information so that your account is up to date.

Once the family is updated, click on your name in the top right corner to log out and exit the web browser.

Step three add family member screen shot

4. Check your e-mail and look for an e-mail from us.  Click on the link in the e-mail and use the username and password provided in that e-mail to login in.

Login Info E mail Screenshot

5. When you log in using the username and password that was e-mailed to you, users will then be asked to reset their password.

Choose a password that is familiar to you so that you will remember it the next time you log in.

Once you click the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that you password has been successfully changed.  Then log in using your username and updated password.

Password reset screenshot

If you have any questions or require assistance setting up an account e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division or call 705-324-9112 during business hours.

How to register for a Leisure Program online

Once an account has been created, you will now be able to register for all Leisure, Fitness and Aquatics programs online through our Online Program Registration website.

How to register for a Leisure Program online:

1. Log in to our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your User Name (e-mail) and Password.

Login screen

2. Once logged in, you will be required to Select an Activity. Under the 'Leisure Programs' category, select the appropriate program category for the program that you wish to register for.

Alternatively, you can also use the search bar function on the top right corner and search for the program by name or by program barcode.

Select Activity

3. Under the program category, find the program you wish to register for and click on the 'Show courses' down arrow to expand and view the available courses for the program.

4. Once you have found your desired program that you wish to register for, click the 'Book' button.

5. The next screen will ask who you would like to book for the program. Select the individual you wish to register for the program and then click 'Next' button.

If you do not see the individual you wish to register, you can click the '+' button to Add a Family Member.

Step 5 select registrant

6. Depending on the program, if you are required to complete any mandatory forms such as a Par-Q form prior to registering they will now appear automatically on this screen.

Answer all required questions and click the 'Next' button.

If your program does not require any additional forms to be completed you will not see this screen. Not all programs will require forms to be completed, if they do not appear automatically no additional forms are required at this time.

7.  Review the information on the Cart Summary page to ensure that the all of information is correct and that you are registering for the correct desired program.

If the information is not correct, click on the 'Modify Booking' button to make the appropriate changes.

If you wish to add/register for additional programs click on the 'Book another event' button.

If all of the information is correct, click on the 'Checkout' button to proceed to the checkout.

Cart Summary screen

8. You will now be required to enter your payment method (credit card required). Enter your card information, including the billing address information associated with your card.

Review your order summary and click on the 'Place My Order' button to make a payment and complete the registration for the program.

payment screen

9. You will wait for a confirmation screen to appear confirming you have been successfully registered for the program. You will now receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your registration as well as a copy of your receipt.

For questions regarding registering online for a program please call 705-324-9112 during business hours or e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Existing Clients

Once registration is open for the session, existing clients can simply visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com to register for all Programs.

Forget your account password?

1. Visit the Online Program Registration website and click on 'Forgot your password?' at the bottom of the screen.

Forgot password

2. A new temporary password will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your Online Program Registration website account.

Password reset screenshot

3. Clients will be asked to reset their password.

Choose a password that is familiar to you so that you will remember it the next time you log in.

Once you click the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that you password has been successfully changed. 

Now log in using your username and updated password and you will now be able to access your account.

Locked out of your account? or for any other account related questions:

Contact us by calling 705-324-9112 during regular business hours or e-mail:recreation@kawarthalakes.ca 

Leisure Program Proposals

Do you have a special skill or qualification you would like to share with the others? Whether it is in the area of leadership and personal development, health and wellness, arts and culture or sports and recreation we would love to hear from you!

Interested instructors are invited to complete an online Program Proposal Form.

Submit a Program Proposal Form

For further information e-mail the Community Development Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307

Leisure Program Feedback

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is committed to providing high quality recreation and leisure programming, services and facilities. Our Recreation Program Feedback Form provides us with valuable feedback that allows us to continue to improve our services.

If you have participated in one of our recreation programs, let us know about your experience.

Complete a Recreation Program Feedback Form online

or Download a copy of the Recreation Program Feedback form and return the completed Form by mail or in person to:

City of Kawartha Lakes, Parks, Recreation and Culture Division - Administration Office

50 Wolfe Street, Lindsay, ON K9V 2J2

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Fax: 705-878-9388

E-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

The Recreation Program Feedback Form is available in alternate formats, for details call 705-324-9411 extension 1307

 

Special Events

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division offers special events throughout the year as well as annual events.

Lindsay Milk Run/KL21K

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division has been the proud host of the Lindsay Milk Run for over 40 years. This event is an annual 5K and 10K run that takes place in Lindsay.

In 2017 the Lindsay Milk Run expanded to include the KL21K Half Marathon division which is hosted in partnership with Jamie Schmale, MP Haliburton- Kawartha Lakes - Brock.

Visit the Lindsay Milk Run page for more details.

2020 will mark the 42nd Annual Lindsay Milk Run and the 4th annual KL21K Half Marathon hosted in partnership with Jamie Schmale, MP Haliburton- Kawartha Lakes - Brock.

This annual event will feature a 5K, 10K and 21K division.

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Register Online

For more information visit the Lindsay Milk Run web page or e-mail Courtney Boyd, Race Director or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306.

2020 will mark the 42nd Annual Lindsay Milk Run and the 4th annual KL21K Half Marathon hosted in partnership with Jamie Schmale, MP Haliburton- Kawartha Lakes - Brock.

This annual event will feature a 5K, 10K and 21K division.

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Register Online

For more information visit the Lindsay Milk Run web page or e-mail Courtney Boyd, Race Director or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306.

Concerts in the Park

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division has been offering its annual Concerts in the Park Series for 30 years. The Concerts in the Park series provides community members with free outdoor concerts during the summer months. These family oriented concerts provide an opportunity to develop community spirit while enjoying and supporting local musicians.

All concerts take place at the Frank Banks Gazebo in Victoria Park, downtown Lindsay. Concerts are on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm during July and August.

Visit the Concerts in the Park page for more details.

Refunds, Cancellations and Service Interruptions

Refunds for programs:

We reserve the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration. In these cases a full refund/credit will be issued. Refunds/credits for any other reason are subject to approval and a 15% (minimum $5) administration fee.  All requests must be made in writing to the program coordinator via e-mail to: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca. Refunds under $20 will be issued only as credit on account for future Parks, Recreation and Culture services.

Cancellations and Service Interruptions:

We will post all program cancellations as an alert on our website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Programs will not operate on statutory holidays unless otherwise stated.

Advertised swims may be cancelled for special bookings. All changes to the regular schedule will be posted two weeks in advance.

We will post all program cancellations as an alert on our website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Programs will not operate on statutory holidays unless otherwise stated.

Advertised swims may be cancelled for special bookings. All changes to the regular schedule will be posted two weeks in advance.

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