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Leisure Programs and Events

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.

Looking for something fun to do this spring! Check out our Spring Family Fun Guide. Browse the variety of self-directed activities for you to enjoy and spend time with the members of your household. This spring break, enjoy a 'playcation' right in your own backyard.

Download a copy of the Spring Family Fun Guide.

Alternate formats of the document are available upon request. Contact recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1220 to learn more.

Leisure Programming will return for the spring session. Program registration begins March 16 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website.

Leisure Programs

View the digital Spring 2021 Kawartha Lakes Community Guide or visit our Online Program Registration website for a complete listing of all aquatics, fitness and leisure programs offered this spring.

Download a copy of the Spring 2021 Community Guide.

Alternate formats of the document are available upon request. E-mail Parks, Recreation and Culture or call 705-324-9411 extension 1220 for more information.

Spring/Summer 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.
Women's 4 on 4 Recreational Ball Hockey League

New for Spring! Our Recreational Women's Ball Hockey League will consist of refereed games at 6pm or 7pm on Tuesday nights at the Oakwood Community Centre.

Some experience and equipment is required.

Register individually or with a team by entering the team name during the registration process. Maximum 12 players per team. 

Dressing rooms will be available for use.  Current COVID-19 Ice Use Protocols must be followed.

Cost: $110 + HST

Date/Time: Tuesdays 6-8pm starting May 4 through August 17 (16 weeks)

Location: Oakwood Community Centre

Registration begins online Tuesday, March 16 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website.

Ball Hockey League Rules and Protocols

It is expected that the participants and Officials in the league will follow the rules and protocols outlined below.

League Officials reserve the right to suspend or remove players or teams that are not displaying the appropriate behavior and/or sportsmanship that reflects the image of the league.

Physical Contact

The Women's Ball Hockey League is a non-contact league. It is important to recognize that the provincial government has permitted competition with the express understanding that the rules have been modified to eliminate intentional physical contact. Within the modified playing riles, game Officials will encourage and promote continuous play to the greatest extent possible.

Until further notice, handshakes and fist-bumps shall not occur before, during or after the game.

No Intentional physical contact

Intentional physical contact is not permitted and must be avoided. For the purposes of hockey, intentional physical contact will include body to body contact. Stick to body infractions do not constitute intentional physical contact.

Accidental/incidental contact may occur

When a scrum or gathering (2 or more participants) occurs with prolonged contact, Officials will not separate the players, they will communicate with them to disengage. Should the scrum continue, play will be stopped. The defensive team will be awarded possession of the puck and the attacking team will be forced to retreat. The Official will blow the whistle a second time when it is determined that the attacking team has sufficiently retreated. The attacking team will not be required to leave the zone, they will be required to back away from the puck and allow the defensive team to fully gain possession. If a puck gathering or scrum occurs in the neutral zone the defensive versus attacking team will be determined by the position of the puck relative to the centre red line (centre ice).

Modified Playing Rules

For this season there will be no face-off's. In order to facilitate this, there are several different re-start scenarios that players will need to be familiar with, which are outlined below. All Major Penalties, Gross Misconduct Penalties and Match Penalties will be applied in accordance with current OBHA playing rules.

For modified playing rules involving physical contact, the game Official will provide one warning for both teams on account of the first minor penalty involving intentional physical contact, any subsequent minor penalty involving intentional physical contact will result in immediate removal from the game. Any individual player does not require an individual warning prior to removal, the warning will be directed to all of the players. Minor infractions such as, but not limited to, body-checking, boarding, charging, checking from behind, head contact, kneeing, roughing, holding are considered intentional physical contact and will result in an ejection from the game. Stick infractions such as, but not limited to, hooking and tripping will result at minimum in a minor penalty - penalty shot. 

Game Play

Each game will consist of 50 minutes on the floor.

On-floor Warm Up - 3 minutes

Two periods (run time) - 22 minute periods

Intermission - 3 minutes

Teams shall alternate ends between each period. There will be no face-off's.

Period 1 - visiting team has first possession.

Period 2 - home team has possession.

All line changes will be on the fly. Designated bench entry and exit are required.

When a goal is scored, the team that scored the goal must retreat from the offensive zone. All players from the team that scored must simultaneously make contact with the centre line before they can proceed to apply pressure to the team that was scored upon. The team that scores must all retreat back to centre ice before returning to the offensive half of the ice. There shall be no contact between players to celebrate goals.

Icing the ball results in a change of possession.  The Official will blow the whistle as well as verbally identify the icing infraction. The team that iced the ball must all retreat to the center red line. All players from the team that iced the ball must simultaneously make contact with the center red line and allow the other team to regain ball possession and uncontested control before they can return to the offensive side of the ice. Icing is only from behind the defensive team’s blue line. Icing will only be called if the ball is shot from behind the defensive team’s own blue line to behind the opposing teams goal line. 

Two Line Pass is permitted. Passing from behind the centre ice line is permitted, and will not result in a whistle blown. 

Offside will result in a change of possession. The Official will blow the whistle as well as verbally identify the offside infraction. All players from the team that was offside must retreat to the center red line. Players of the attacking team must not precede the ball into the attacking zone.

Note 1: A "Floating Blue Line" exists in ball hockey. Once the attacking team legally crosses the opponent's blue line with the ball, the blue line is eliminated and the attacking zone is now the area from the centre red line in. The terminology used when a team has legally gained control of the attacking zone eliminating the blue line is "The Blue Line is Set".

Note 2: A player actually propelling the ball who shall cross the line ahead of the ball, shall not be considered off-side, providing she is actually in possession and control of the ball with one foot in the neutral zone before crossing the blue line.

Time of Game Two periods of actual playing time with a two-minute intermission between each period, will be the time allowed for each game. The team scoring the greatest number of goals during the two periods shall be the winner and shall be credited with two points in the league standing. Teams shall change ends after the completion of each regulation period and each overtime period. If any unusual delay occurs within five minutes before the end of the first or second period, the Referee may order the next regular intermission to be taken immediately. The balance of the period will be completed on the resumption of play with the teams defending the same goals, after which the teams will change ends and resume play of the ensuing period without delay. Each team shall be permitted to take one time-out of thirty seconds during the course of every period or overtime. This time-out must be taken during a normal stoppage of play. Any player designated by the Coach may indicate to the Referee that his team is exercising their option and the Referee will report the time-out to the Game Timekeeper who shall be responsible for signalling the termination of the time-out.

Note 1: All players, including goaltenders, on the floor at the time of the time-out will be allowed to go to their respective benches.
Note 2: Both teams may take their respective time-outs during the same stoppage of play. However, once a team has called their time-out, the second team must indicate their intentions to take a time-out during the same stoppage of play before the initial 30 seconds are over.
Note 3: Player requesting time out must be on the floor. The player’s number must be recorded on the game sheet.

Time Out Guidelines
1. Each team may have one thirty second time-out per period. This includes any overtime.
2. Both teams may take their time-out during the same stoppage of play.
3. All players including goaltenders may go to their respective benches during the time-out.
4. The Referee must advise the Timekeeper of the time-out and the Timekeeper will indicate when the time-out is over.
5. The Referee should allow the calling of a time-out at a stoppage of play, at any time up to the point where the referee blows the whistle during the line change procedure. Once the whistle is blown the face-off must occur and the request for a time-out will not be granted. 6. Subsequent to the time-out, the line change procedure shall recommence.

When the goaltender freezes the ball, the attacking team must exit the offensive zone and simultaneously make contact with the Blue line before re-entering the zone.

All minor penalties will result in a penalty shot.

Players will be ejected from the game if they accrue any combination of three 2-minute penalties.

Mandatory Penalty Procedures and Guidelines

Penalty shots will be awarded for penalties as per:

  • 2 minute penalties = 1 penalty shot
  • 4 + minute penalties = 2 penalty shots
  • All major penalties will result in 2 penalty shots and an ejection from the game.

When assessing a penalty, the Referee will be in a position to clearly see the benches giving the penalty signal and then holding up one finger for one penalty shot and two for two penalty shots. On completion will skate into position for the penalty shot.

If off-setting coincidental penalties are assessed, play shall be stopped immediately with the offending players sent off the floor to the players' bench, regardless if the team in possession of the ball when the whistle was blown in the defending team will be given possession and the attacking team will retreat until the Official is satisfied and the defending team has gained ball possession. The official will blow their whistle to signal play has resumed.

If a delayed penalty is called near the end of the game and the clock runs out, and where the result of the penalty shot(s) could change the outcome of the game, the penalty shot(s) will be taken. If the outcome of the penalty shot(s) would have no impact on the outcome of the game, the penalty shot(s) will not be taken.

If a team has no goaltender and a penalty shot is awarded, the opposing team will be awarded a goal for each penalty shot.

Misconduct penalties will result in no penalty shot. The timekeeper will put 10 minutes on the penalty clock and the player must remain on the team bench until 10 minutes has expired. If there is no timekeeper.

Mandatory Penalty Shot Procedure

The time clock will continue to run during all penalty shots (time will not be stopped). If the buzzer sounds while the penalty shots is in progress, the shot will be allowed to be completed. If the player stops during the penalty show, the ball will be reset at centre floor and the player will retake the penalty shot.

The penalty shot must be taken by the individual the infraction was committed against unless they are unable to do so because of injury or has received a Game Ejection, Game Misconduct, Match Penalty, or Gross Misconduct.

Someone who was on the floor will take the penalty shot for bench minors, too many players, etc. (where the victim cannot be identified).

The player taking the penalty shot will line up at centre floor. All the players of the opposing team will line up at either side of their blue line and must be between the boards and face-off dot.

Once the penalty shot is completed, whether there is a goal or not, the defending players can enter their end-zone to retrieve the ball. The player taking the shot must move to the red line and all attacking players must be in simultaneous contact with the red line prior to re-entry into the end-zone.

If a goal is scored, the team that scored that goal must allow the other team to advance the ball past centre floor before applying pressure. If the ball has not advanced past centre floor within 10 seconds of the whistle, the Official will signal the team that scored to proceed with the attack.

Equipment

Unless otherwise addressed, all protective equipment must be ball hockey specific and shall be worn in accordance with the manufacturers original design and in a manner to ensure player safety. If after one warning by a Referee, a player refuses to correct their equipment deficiency or, continues to wear the equipment apart from its original intent, a misconduct penalty will be assessed to the offending player.

Helmets are mandatory and must be worn by all players and referees. Helmets must be CSA approved with properly fastened chinstraps. A minor penalty will be assessed to any player that does not have their helmet chin straps fastened properly.  This rule will be enforced by the game and league Officials for all games and during warm-up's.

Player Conduct

At absolutely no point will poor treatment of Officials be permitted under any circumstance. The referees hold the right for final decision during game play for penalties.

In an effort to keep a recreational atmosphere, individual players will be limited to a maximum of 3 goals per game. The fourth and subsequent goals scored by an individual player in a single game will not count.


For further information on league rules and protocols, call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
2021 Schedule

Women's Ball Hockey 2021 Schedule.

Team 1 - Purple

Team 2 - Orange

Team 3 -Getting' Iced

Team 4 - Mustangs

2021 Season Schedule
DateTimeHomeAway
Tuesday May 11 6pm Team 4 Team 3
Tuesday May 11 7pm Team 1 Team 2
Tuesday May 18 6pm Team 3 Team 2
Tuesday May 18 7pm Team 4 Team 1
Tuesday May 25 6pm Team 4 Team 2
Tuesday May 25 7pm Team 3 Team 1
Tuesday June 1 6pm Team 3 Team 4
Tuesday June 1 7pm Team 1 Team 2
Tuesday June 8 6pm Team 3 Team 2
Tuesday June 8 7pm Team 1 Team 4
Tuesday June 15 6pm Team 2 Team 4
Tuesday June 15 7pm Team 1 Team 3
Tuesday June 22 6pm Team 1 Team 2
Tuesday June 22 7pm Team 4 Team 3
Tuesday June 29 6pm Team 4 Team 1
Tuesday June 29 7pm Team 2 Team 3
Tuesday July 6 6pm Team 3 Team 1
Tuesday July 6 7pm Team 4 Team 2
Tuesday July 13 6pm Team 2 Team 1
Tuesday July 13 7pm Team 3 Team 4
Tuesday July 20 6pm Team 1 Team 4
Tuesday July 20 7pm Team 3 Team 2
Tuesday July 27 6pm Team 1 Team 3
Tuesday July 27 7pm Team 2 Team 4
Tuesday August 3 6pm Team 2 Team 1
Tuesday August 3 7pm Team 3 Team 4
Tuesday August 10 6pm Team 2 Team 3
Tuesday August 10 7pm Team 4 Team 1
Tuesday August 17 6pm Team 1 Team 3
Tuesday August 17 7pm Team 2 Team 4
Tuesday August 24 6pm  4th  3rd
Tuesday August 24 7pm  1st  2nd

Please note: Schedule subject to change. Cancellations may occur.

Reminders:

  • Entry to facility will be permitted 10 minutes prior to game time.
  • Self Screen - If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with a possible case please do not go to the arena.
  • Mask/face coverings must be worn everywhere in the facility except for during the activity.
  • Participants are asked to bring their own water bottle.

Bird Photography Workshop

This introductory workshop will teach you to the secrets of photographing birds. Learn how to set up a backyard feeding station in order to attract a wide variety of birds that live or pass through the area.

Discover the best place to put your feeders for photographing birds, how to go about photographing the birds, camera settings to use, equipment needed, and plenty of other tricks that will help you obtain those breathtaking shots.

This workshop is suitable for digital SLR cameras only and will be a combination of virtual learning as well as in-field practice. 

Participants will take what they have learned online and apply it to real world experience through an outing to the Carden Plain IBA (Important Bird Area) to further develop their skills and explore the area in search of nesting spring birds. Participants will be required to provide their own transportation for the in-field portion of the workshop.

Cost: $45 + HST

Date/Time: Thursday, May 27 6 to 8pm (online) and Saturday May 29 10am to 12pm (in-person)

Location: Online and Carden Plain IBA, Kirkfield

Registration begins online Tuesday, March 16 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website.

Photographing Flowers Workshop

Learn the art to taking great pictures of flowers using nothing more than natural light.  In this fun and informative workshop learn about the equipment needed to capture stunning shots, learn how to shape and control natural light, and how to “pose” the flower. 

This workshop is suitable for Digital SLR cameras and will be a combination of virtual learning as well as in-field practice.

Participants will be required to provide their own transportation for the in-field practice portion of the workshop.

Cost: $45 + HST

Date/Time: Thursday June 10 6 to 8pm (online) and Saturday June 12 10am to 12pm.

Location: Online and location for in-field portion of workshop to be announced

Registration begins online Tuesday, March 16 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website.

Safe Canoeing - Summer 2021

What better way to explore the beauty of our region that from a canoe! In addition to numerous health and well-being benefits, canoeing is a lot of fun when done safely. Our new 'Safe Canoeing' workshop will get you ready to hit the water this summer. 

This workshop is based on the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) Safe Canoe Program and will be led by a certified ORCKA instructor. New paddlers will be introduced to the basics of canoeing, the importance of safety gear and basic canoe strokes.Participants will be provided with canoes, paddles and safety equipment.

This workshop is suitable for ages 12+.

Location: Omemee Beach Park

Additional details and registration coming soon. For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

KL Ultimate Frisbee League - Summer 2021

Join us for an ultimate evening of fun at Wilson Fields this summer in our new KL Ultimate Frisbee League. This fun, recreational pick-up league is open to new and experienced players (ages 18+).

Ultimate Frisbee is a co-ed, team based sport that is athletic, fun and places a strong emphasis on mutual respect.  Our league will foster the principles know as the "Spirit of the Game" and follow the 10 rules of Ultimate.

Players will be asked to bring two shirts to every game; one light colored and one dark colored. The evening will start with a warm up, stretching and Ultimate drills. Players will then be divided into four teams to put their skills to the test.

All players will be required to register for the full ten week session.

Location: Wilson Fields East (Optimist Soccer Park)

Additional details and registration coming soon. For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

Upcoming Registration Dates

Spring 2021 program registration will begin online through our Online Program Registration website on Tuesday March 16, 2021 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.

 

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 log 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 your 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 username (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 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.

Confirmation Screen

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 our 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 your 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 Instructor Opportunities

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is seeking qualified individuals to lead Leisure Programming opportunities within the community on a contract basis.

Qualified instructors are always needed for new Leisure Program opportunities. Interested individuals with skills in the areas of either, leadership and personal development, health and wellness, arts and culture or sports and recreation are encouraged to complete a Leisure Program Proposal Form.

Current Instructor Opportunities:

Waterfront Programming Instructors

We are currently is seeking Waterfront Programming Instructors to lead kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding programming for the Summer 2021 session. Equipment for instruction will be provided.

Interested applicants are invited to complete a Program Proposal Form online. For more information regarding this opportunity e-mail Community Development Coordinator staff 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.

 

Community Sports and Leisure Directory

The Community Sports and Leisure Directory is intended to serve as a resource to external sports and leisure programming within Kawartha Lakes.

The programs, organizations and clubs included in the Community Sports and Leisure Directory listed below are NOT City of Kawartha Lakes operated programs or organizations. The City is not responsible for any of the programs or organizations listed below.

Sports Clubs/Organizations in Kawartha Lakes

The programs, organizations and clubs included in the Community Sports and Leisure Directory listed below are NOT City of Kawartha Lakes operated programs or organizations. The City is not responsible for any of the programs or organizations listed below.

The links listed in the above Community Sports and Leisure Directory are to external links. External links are selected and reviewed, however, the City of Kawartha Lakes is not responsible for the content of external websites. 

The City does not produce the above listed websites and does not maintain and update the sites listed;  the City does not control the content included on the above listed sites and the listed sites can be changed without the City’s knowledge or agreement.

Some external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases. The inclusion of a link to an external website from kawarthalakes.ca should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website, the site's owners or their products/services.

Leisure Clubs/Organizations in Kawartha Lakes:

The programs, organizations and clubs included in the Community Sports and Leisure Directory listed below are NOT City of Kawartha Lakes operated programs or organizations. The City is not responsible for any of the programs or organizations listed below.

The links listed in the above Community Sports and Leisure Directory are to external links. External links are selected and reviewed, however, the City of Kawartha Lakes is not responsible for the content of external websites. 

The City does not produce the above listed websites and does not maintain and update the sites listed;  the City does not control the content included on the above listed sites and the listed sites can be changed without the City’s knowledge or agreement.

Some external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases. The inclusion of a link to an external website from kawarthalakes.ca should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website, the site's owners or their products/services.

The links listed in the above Community Sports and Leisure Directory are to external links. External links are selected and reviewed, however, the City of Kawartha Lakes is not responsible for the content of external websites.

The City does not produce the above listed websites and does not maintain and update the sites listed;  the City does not control the content included on the above listed sites and the listed sites can be changed without the City’s knowledge or agreement.

Some external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases. The inclusion of a link to an external website from kawarthalakes.ca should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website, the site's owners or their products/services.

How to add your Club/Organization to the Community Sports and Leisure Directory

The Community Sports and Leisure Directory is to act as a resource piece for individuals seeking sports and leisure programming opportunities with Kawartha Lakes. Organizations wishing to be included in the Community Sports and Leisure Directory must meet specific criteria in order to be included.

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Division reserves the right to omit or remove any Directory listing at any time without notice. Inclusion in the Directory is at the discretion of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Listings in the Community Sports and Leisure Directory are free of charge. Inclusion in the Directory does not mean that the City endorses, supports or partners with the group or organization in any way.

To request to be added to the Community Sports and Leisure Directory, e-mail your request to the Community Development Coordinator staff.

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

COVID-19 Update: The Lindsay Milk Run/KL21K will be postponed until further notice. For further information e-mail the Race Director.

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

COVID-19 Update: The Concerts in the Park series will be postponed until further notice. For further information e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

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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