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COVID-19 update: Effective September 22, 2021 Proof of vaccination may be required to access facilities and programming. Refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes Proof of Vaccination Protocols for further details or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

The 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.

Winter 2022 Program registration will begin online Tuesday December 14 9am through our Online Program Registration website. Registration for the winter session will take place exclusively online.

The Winter 2022 edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide is now available. This digital publication highlights the variety of aquatics, fitness and leisure programs offered this Winter, along with some great ideas for outdoor fun!

Download a copy of the Winter 2022 Community Guide.

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

For further information on Leisure Programming, contact the Community Development Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or by e-mail.

Leisure Programs

The 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.

Fall 2021 Leisure Programs

The 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.

Fall 2021 Program registration began online Tuesday, August 24 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website. Registration for the fall session will take place exclusively online.

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

Pre-registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise specified and limited space is available.

For further information on Fall leisure programs, e-mail the Community Development Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Badminton

Badminton has returned to the Victoria Park Armoury under new COVID safety guidelines.

Join us for some fun and exercise playing recreational badminton. All levels of play are welcome in this relaxed-play 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 program.

Pre-registration will be required for all players, limited space is available. Drop in's will not be permitted. All players must register online ahead of time.

Fall 2021 session:

Tuesdays 10:30am to 12pm beginning September 14

Thursdays 10:30am to 12pm beginning September 16

Please note, schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur.

Fee: $4 per player

New! Badminton 10 Pass:

We are pleased to now offer 10 Pass for purchase online. Our 10 passes allow participants to attend 10 times for the price of 9. The cost is $36 plus tax.

How to purchase a Badminton 10 Pass

When logged into your Online Program Registration account, click on you name and you will find 10 Passes located under Memberships.

Once you have purchased a 10 Pass, you will still need to register each time you attend, but it will be no charge. Each time you attend, a session will be deducted from the 10 Pass on the top of your account.

For further information regarding 10 Passes or for assistance, please call 705-324-9411 extension 1560 or e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Prior to attending, participants should be aware of the new COVID-19 Safety Protocols that have been implemented:

  • Effective September 22, 2021 proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as per the City of Kawartha Lakes Proof of Vaccination Protocols.
  • Mask/face coverings must be worn while in the facility. Participants may remove their mask/face covering to engage in athletic or fitness activity or to eat or drink. Masks must be worn while waiting to play, socializing or moving around the facility while not engaged in play;
  • Participants are asked to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from other players at all times when not engaged in play;
  • No sharing of equipment will be permitted;
  • Participants will be required to wear clean indoor court shoes;
  • Participants will be required to sanitize their hands upon arriving at the facility;
  • Pre-registration is required in order to participate. Limited space is available and unregistered drop-in's will not be permitted;
  • Spectators are not permitted, only registered participants will be permitted in the facility;
  • Participants are reminded to self-screen prior to attending the program and are advised to stay home if they are not feeling well;
  • Avoid handshaking with other players, instead consider bumping racquets;
  • Participants must follow the marked facility directional traffic flow while attending the program.

Please note, if you are registered for a session but unable to attend please e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca prior to the start time with your name, date and time and staff will withdraw you. If 24 hours notice is provided, your account will be credited. There will be no refunds for no-show's

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

Winter 2022 Leisure Programs

The 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.

Winter 2022 Program registration begins online Tuesday December 14 9am through our Online Program Registration website. Registration for the winter session will take place exclusively online.

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

Pre-registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise specified and limited space is available.

For further information on Fall leisure programs, e-mail the Community Development Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Badminton

Badminton has returned to the Victoria Park Armoury under new COVID safety guidelines.

Join us for some fun and exercise playing recreational badminton. All levels of play are welcome in this relaxed-play 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 program.

Pre-registration will be required for all players, limited space is available. Drop in's will not be permitted. All players must register online ahead of time.

Winter 2022 session:

Tuesdays 10:30am to 12pm beginning January 4

Thursdays 10:30am to 12pm beginning January 6

Please note, schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur.

Fee: $4 per player

Prior to attending, participants should be aware of the new COVID-19 Safety Protocols that have been implemented:

  • Effective September 22, 2021 proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as per the City of Kawartha Lakes Proof of Vaccination Protocols.
  • Mask/face coverings must be worn while in the facility. Participants may remove their mask/face covering to engage in athletic or fitness activity or to eat or drink. Masks must be worn while waiting to play, socializing or moving around the facility while not engaged in play;
  • Participants are encouraged to maintain an adequate physical distance from other players at all times when not engaged in play;
  • No sharing of equipment will be permitted;
  • Participants will be required to wear clean indoor court shoes;
  • Participants will be required to sanitize their hands upon arriving at the facility;
  • Pre-registration is required in order to participate. Limited space is available and unregistered drop-in's will not be permitted;
  • Spectators are not permitted, only registered participants will be permitted in the facility;
  • Participants are reminded to self-screen prior to attending the program and are advised to stay home if they are not feeling well;
  • Avoid handshaking with other players, instead consider bumping racquets;
  • Participants must follow the marked facility directional traffic flow while attending the program.

Please note, if you are registered for a session but unable to attend please e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca prior to the start time with your name, date and time and staff will withdraw you. If 24 hours notice is provided, your account will be credited. There will be no refunds for no-show's

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

New! Badminton 10 Pass:

We are pleased to now offer 10 Pass for purchase online. Our 10 passes allow participants to attend 10 times for the price of 9. The cost is $36 plus tax.

How to purchase a Badminton 10 Pass

When logged into your Online Program Registration account, click on you name and you will find 10 Passes located under Memberships.

Once you have purchased a 10 Pass, you will still need to register each time you attend, but it will be no charge. Each time you attend, a session will be deducted from the 10 Pass on the top of your account.

For further information regarding 10 Passes or for assistance, please call 705-324-9411 extension 1560 or e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Upcoming Registration Dates

Winter 2022 program registration will open at 9am on Tuesday December 14, 2021 through our Online Program Registration website.

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

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

Lindsay Milk Run

The 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.

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 Parks, Recreation and Culture Division has been offering the annual Concerts in the Park Series for over 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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