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Leisure Programs and Events

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Community Guide Cover

A complete list of current leisure and drop in programs can be found in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide.

A number of our drop in programs allow for you to drop in for an activity when you have time with no pre-registration required.

Browse all leisure programs being offered in Fall 2019/Winter 2020. 

Winter 2020 Program Registration begins online Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 9am

In person registration begins Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8:30am at the Parks, Recreation and Culture Administration Office located at 50 Wolfe Street, Lindsay or at the Lindsay Recreation Complex located at 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay.

Leisure Programs:

Badminton -  Drop In Program

Drop in for some fun and exercise playing recreational badminton. 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.

Shuttles are provided. Participants are asked to bring clean indoor athletic shoes and a badminton racquet.

Instruction is not provided for this drop in program.

Occasional cancellations may occur.

Calendars are available by contacting a Community Development Coordinator.

Cost: $4.50/per player per day


Winter 2020 Program:

Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm

Session date: January 7-May 12, 2020


Wednesdays 7pm-9pm

Session date: January 8-March 25, 2020


Thursdays 10:30am-12pm

Session date: January 9-May 14, 2020


This is a drop in program, pre-registration is not required. Schedule subject to change, cancellations may occur. Price is subject to change, contact staff to confirm.

For more information regarding these programs call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail a Community Development Coordinator.

Yoga in Coby

Have you ever thought about giving Yoga a try but didn't know where to start? There are so many benefits to starting a Yoga practice but taking the first step is always the hard part! This 6-week workshop-style course introduces Yoga practice in a slow, safe and supportive manner. The smaller class size allows for more individual attention, allowing students to get the basics down while addressing each student's specific physical needs, alignment issues and questions. The course explains everything you need to know from a seamless introduction to Yoga. Designed for beginners in mind but open to all levels join us to find your zen!

Location: Coboconk Train Station, Coboconk


Winter 2020 Sessions:

Tuesdays for 6 weeks (first session)

January 7-February 11, 2020

Time: 7-8pm

Cost: $80 + HST per person

Barcode: 5269

Register online starting Sunday, December 15 at 9am.


For more information e-mail the Community Development Coordinator, call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or register online beginning Sunday, August 25 at 9am.

Photography - Introduction to Digital SLR Camera

Digital Camera technology can be overwhelming. This hands on, comprehensive introduction to digital photography will teach you how to properly use your digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera and improve your pictures.  In this program you will learn:

  • All aspects of your camera's operation and internal settings
  • Proper digital workflow
  • Obtaining proper exposure
  • Which lens to use in various situations
  • How to use your flash properly
  • Shot composition
  • Tips and Tricks

Participants will need to provide their own camera.

To find out when the next Digital Photography Course will take place or for more information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

Introduction to Travel Photography

In this fun workshop you will learn how to pre-plan your vacation from a photographic perspective. Discover what essential camera equipment to take when travelling, how to best safeguard your camera and images when away plus how to create an interesting travel documentary from your vacation images. Instead of returning home with a random collection of vacation snapshots, your images will tell an interesting story.

Winter 2020 Session:

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Cost: $45 + HST per person

Location: Ops Community Centre

Barcode: 4803

Register online beginning Sunday, December 15 at 9am.

To register or for more information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

Thai Yoga Massage for Couples

Looking for the perfect Valentines Day date night? Bring your partner and join Ruby, certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist for an evening of information and demonstration in the therapeutic art of Thai Yoga Massage. Learn all about this loving touch therapy, see some demonstrations and practice the art on your partner. This session is intended for couples. Price is per couple.

Winter 2020 Session:

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Cost: $70 + HST per couple

Location: Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay -  North End Room

Barcode: 0517

Register online beginning Sunday, December 15 at 9am.

To register or for more information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

If you have questions about Leisure programs, please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

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 Parks, Recreation and Culture 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

Special Events:

2020 Lindsay Milk Run/KL21K Half Marathon

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 Concerts in the Park

2020 marks the 29th anniversary of our annual summer Concerts in the Park series.

Concerts in the Park 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.

If you are performer interested in volunteering your time and talent to a future concert series e-mail Courtney Boyd, Community Development Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306 to learn more.

For more information visit the Concerts in the Park web page

2020 Lindsay Recreation Complex Indoor Triathlon

Swim, Bike, Run and take part in the 2nd annual Lindsay Recreation Complex Indoor Triathlon. Test or prepare yourself for the triathlon season. Participants will have 15 minutes for each discipline with a 10 minute transition between each wave.

Date:Sunday, March 1, 2020

Time: 8am

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Pool, Studio and Weight Room

Cost: $50 for Members and $60 for Non-Members. Registration fee includes a free long sleeve Tech Tee.

Registration closes Monday, February 3, 2020.


Register online or in-person at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.


For more information contact Candace McGuigan, Fitness Coordinator via e-mail or call 705-324-9411 extension 1555

For questions regarding upcoming special events contact the Community Development Coordinator by e-mail or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306.

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