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Programs and Events

kayakingThe Barrington Municipal Recreation Department is committed to offering a variety of recreational programs year-round, as well as informing residents of the multitude of quality recreation and leisure programs that exist within our community. In addition to our own programs, there are many organizations providing opportunities for the people of the area.

Barrington Recreation is pleased to be able to offer information on a wide variety of these opportunities through our web site, and to partner with other providers of community based recreational programs.

Programs/Events currently being offered:

Ballet

Kung Fu

Terry Fox Run

Fall and Winter Programs

 Ballet 

The Ballet and Acrobatics program will be starting September 12, 2017
To register contact Lana Townsend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ages 3 - 9 for ballet and 3 - 18 for Acro
Classes are Tuesdays and Fridays - times vary

Kung Fu

Participants are asked to wear clothing suitable for bending, stretching, jumping, etc. long pants, shirt (long or short sleeves), barefoot or shoes with flat sole (like tennis or skateboard shoes — running shoes are not very suitable)

Participants must be aged 7 or older

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Ages 7-16 $5 per class
Ages 17+ $10 per class

Our first Friday class will be on September 8 (6 pm to 7:30 pm) and our first Monday class will be on September 11 (6 pm to 7:30 pm) — in the gym of Forest Ridge Academy.

Monday classes will be for teens and up (younger participants would need to be, at least, Level 3 = black belt with two green stripes). This will be the more demanding class, i.e., The intensity level will gradually increase in order to bring it closer to the “full Vietnamese experience”. 

Friday classes are open to all ages and levels

Class format - Regular class: Warm up, stretching and breathing exercises, drill (stances, hand and leg techniques, etc.), more complex elements and techniques — both defense and attack, forms training

Vo Thuat Co Truyen Viet Nam (Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts) is a comprehensive Kung Fu system encompassing a number of traditional martial arts styles (such as Vo Co Truyen Binh Dinh, Vo Lam Chanh Tong, Vo Thieu Lam, Tan Khanh Ba Tra). 

The curriculum offered to students is based on the program taught by Vietnamese teacher, Master Linh Ho Tuan (Head Coach of the Vo Thuat Co Truyen Competition Team of Lam Dong Province, Vietnam), and consists of both bare-hand and weapons skills. 

The short weapons include Scimitar, Cane and Straight Sword, and the long weapons are comprised of Staff, Halberd and Spear.  For interested students (having attained the required level), additional weapons training (such as Fan and Double Daggers) as well as numerous additional bare-hand forms could be offered. 

Students of Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts will have the opportunity to participate in World Championships of Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts (including Junior level) as well as in other international competitions organized by the WFVTM (World Federation of Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts) in Vietnam and in other WFVTM member countries.

The following search key words in YouTube will lead you to a number of the forms of Vo Thuat Co Truyen (some of which are presented as slowed-down instructional versions by Vietnamese masters): official forms of vo thuat co truyen

Instructor: Ernest Pemmann (Instructor’s Certificate of the Traditional Martial Arts Federation of Vietnam), Master (level 18 within the eighteen-level system of Vo Thuat Co Truyen)

Festival of Lights

Annually on the first weekend of December. Click here for more information

Terry Fox Run

September 17th in Clark's Harbour. Registration is at 12pm, Run begins at 1pm
Start and Finish at the Clark's Harbour Town Hall
Pledge Sheets are availble from the Sherose Island Recreation Centre

Learn to Curl

To be updated Fall 2017

Learn to Sledge

To be updated Fall 2017

After School Program for Girls (Grade 7-12)

Tentative: Indoor Field Hockey (Contact Lana This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information)

Reindeer Dash

To be updated late Fall 2017
Adults $10
Children 5-12 $5
Under 5 FREE

Follow us online for event/program information and updates at:

  • Facebook: Municipality of Barrington Recreation Department
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  • Phone: (902) 637-2903