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.

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Programs/Events currently being offered:

Ballet and Acro

Kung Fu

Preschool Drop in Program

Seed Starting Workshop

The Great Egg Hunt

Fall and Winter Programs

 Ballet and Acro

Registration will take place on Monday Dec 11th at 6pm at the Sherose Island Rec. Centre , when applications and payment will be received.  

Second Semester: January 9, 2018 – March20, 2018 (11 weeks)
Recital on March 27, 2018

Cost per Semester:
$125 per student per semester; registration covers the class fee, and costume rental fee for the recital.
If you are registering your child for both Ballet and Acrobatics the cost is $200
Family discount of $15 for each additional child

Ballet Class Information:

  • 10 Students per class maximum
  • Students must bring water to drink
  • Students hair must be in a bun

Dance attire:

  • Leotards, tights, and ballet slippers

Slippers will be available for purchase at class

Shorts, t-shirt, and socks are acceptable for boys.

Acro Class Information:

10 Students per class maximum
Students must bring water to drink
Students with long hair must have it in a ponytail

Acro attire

  • Tights and leotard
  • Bare feet

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)

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Program

Sea cadets 2The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Program is for youth ages 12-18. The program is completely free of charge and offers youth an opportunity to become more involved in their community, as well as develop skills that are beneficial for their future. In the cadet program, there are several different aspects and activities. We focus on leadership, seamanship, sailing, marksmanship, and even band. Lifelong friendships can be made with other cadets from around the world, and there are also many opportunities to travel across canada for summer camps and deployments, and even across the world for international exchanges. If you're looking for something fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding, this program could be perfect for you.

Sea Cadets meet every Wednesday night at the Barrington Recreation Centre from 6:30-9:00.

Anyone between the ages of 12-18 can register on any Wednesday night throughout their training year. 


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Preschool Drop in Program

Located at the Sherose Island Recreation Centre

Every Wednesday in February and March

9:30am - 12:00pm

This is a free program for ages 5 and under

All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program, adult participation is encouraged.

The program will be both inside and outdoors
We will be doing crafts, all supplies will be provided.

What to bring:

• Water
• Snack
• Winter hat
• Mittens
• Winter coat
• Snow pants

If the program is cancelled for any reason it will be posted on our facebook page.

Seed Starting Workshop

Interested in planting some vegetables this year but not sure how to get started? Come to our workshop March 16th at 2 pm at the Rec Centre, staff from Spencer's Garden Centre will be on site to teach about starting your seeds, and to answer any questions you may have.

Pre-register for this workshop by calling 902-637-2903

Date: March 16, 2018

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: $11.50 per kit. Kits can be shared.

If you bring your own supplies then the workshop is free.

What the kit includes: seed tray, soil, and seeds

There will also be additional items available for sale from Spencer's Garden Centre (can be paid for with a credit card).

The Great Egg Hunt

Location: Sherose Island Rec Centre

Date: March 31, 2018

Time: The hunt begins at 11:00am

Cost: FREE

There will be three separate areas:

- one for ages 5 and under
- one for ages 6-10
- one for ages 11 and up

Everyone must bring their own basket

There will be prizes for:

- The most egg-cellent hat
- The most egg-strodinary basket
- The most egg-ceptional egg hunting outfit

Festival of Lights

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

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