City Programs

Wilmot Park Splash Pad Dates 2017

The Northside Youth Centre is now open.

The Nashwaaksis field house will be closed to the public on:  Monday, May 29

Summer walking track hours come in effect at Willie O’Ree Place and the Grant •Harvey Centre. New hours are 8am – 9pm daily. 

The Knowledge Park Drive Dog Park will be closed for two to three weeks inclusive beginning on Wednesday, May the 31st for repairs and upgrades. 

Get involved and get active! City recreation programs are organized by age range (Senior and Adult, Family, Youth and Child) to make finding the right program for you easier.

Zig Zag

Children
Youth

Zig Zag 2017

FREE -Playground fun for

6-12 year olds

Zig Zag is the City of Fredericton’s unique supervised playground program.  Zig Zag is offered free of charge to interested children in the neighbourhoods visited. This means that the children who attend are free to come and go as they wish. Parents can either register their children online using the Class Registration system, program code or go to the neighbourhood park with their child(ren) on the first day and fill out the necessary forms. Activities are based on the interests of the children, the focus is on physical activity but some time is also spent on crafts, and quiet games

Youth Blast

Youth

Youth Blast is an opportunity for youth to participate in organized games, drop-in activities, make new friends in a safe and friendly environment and just have fun!

Age: Middle School and High School youth
When: Every Saturday evening, 6:45pm – 9:15pm Starting February 4 –April 29
*Youth Blast will start at the Fredericton Indoor pool. Please drop-off and pick-up your child at the Field House entrance.
Where: Nashwaaksis Field House and the Fredericton Indoor Pool
Cost: $2 for the gym, $2 for the pool, ($4 for both)

For more information call 460-2020 or email recreation@fredericton.ca

Wednesday Walkers

Adults
Seniors

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 2017– early season schedule May 17- July 5

A free walking club for all interested adults. This group meets every Wednesday from June through Oct at 10am for a one hour walk.

Swim Instruction

Infants
Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors

The Fredericton Indoor Pool offers many aquatic courses and activities for everyone to enjoy. The pool is proud to offer the Lifesaving Society's new Swim For Life instruction program for all ages. For advanced aquatics, lifesaving and lifeguarding, we offer the Canadian Swim Patrol, the Bronze Medal awards and National Lifeguard courses as well as swimming Instruction courses.

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Stepping Stone Seniors Center

Adults
Seniors

Located at 15 Saunders St. The Mission of the Stepping Stone Senior Centre is to provide friendly affordable, accessible activities and services that enhance the quality of life for those 50+. All of the programs are developed in response to member interest. Stepping Stone Senior Centre offers a wide variety of activities like fitness, skill development, information, discussion groups, and social activities at the Senior Centre. The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm. For more information on programs call 450-7849 and speak with the Coordinator or a friendly volunteer.

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Skateboard Camps

Children
Youth

Our skateboard camps are pre-planned, and we have flexible schedules to customize each day’s activities. Campers spend 8am-1pm daily in the skate park and will have both one on one and group lessons, afternoons are spent doing planned activities such as active games, outside play and weekly outings.

Northside Youth Centre Camps 2017

Moms on the Move

Adults
Seniors

MOM is a free, outdoor walking program for Moms, Dads and other caregivers that meet at the Trail Visitors Centre from May 3rd to September 28th . New participants are always welcome. This year the MOM walk will be held in partnership with the Fredericton Family Resource Center. These walks are intended as exercise for the adults so please bring a stroller, snugly, or other mode of baby transportation for the little ones. Contact Melissa Cyr at the Family Resource Centre for further information 474-0252 ext 202 or fredericton@frc-crf.com

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Mayors Activity Awards

Children
Youth
Families

An exciting awards program run over the summer which encourages healthy eating and physical activity for youth aged 3 – 12. This popular activity awards program will keep youth active and eating well all summer. Youth will receive an age specific chart via email attachment when the program starts in early June. Points can be filled in for each task completed and upon reaching minimum point levels, participants can earn bronze, silver or gold medals! Sample requirements include: Have a pop free day, Go for a ½ hour walk, do a family activity outdoors for 20 minutes, and try a new vegetable.

Registration

Recreation, Culture & Community Development | 506-460-2020 | recreation@fredericton.ca

Fredericton Seniors Workshop

Adults
Seniors

Fredericton Seniors Workshop - open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 114 Johnson Ave. Activities: Woodworking. Contact: Harold Raper, Phone: (506) 460-2256 . A well equipped recreational woodworking shop. Open 9-4 weekdays call 460-2256 for info. ANNUAL DUES are $45 for first year and $35 for subsequent years.

Fredericton Lawn Bowling Club

Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

Wilmot Park, 15 Saunders St., Open to all ages. Lessons are available from May to September. Bowls and other equipment are available on-site and flat-soled shoes must be worn. Men's, ladies', and mixed league competitive as well as recreational play are available. Fun nights, BBQ's, and other social events are offered as well. Call the clubhouse or drop in and talk to the daily Duty Director on site Monday to Friday 454-6808.

Folks On Spokes

Adults
Seniors

A bicycle group for people age 50 years and over that meets every Tuesday during the season at 10am at the Trail Visitor Centre on Station Rd. The ride schedule appears weekly in Tuesday’s Daily Gleaner column Activities for Seniors 50 Plus. Equipment required: a mechanically sound bicycle equipped with a bell, a biking helmet, drinking water.

Developmental Assets Workshops

Youth
Families

The "asset approach" is a framework that includes everyone and focuses upon assets that are grouped into eight categories: support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. Families, schools, neighborhoods,congregations, and all organizations, institutions, and individuals in a community can play a role in building assets for youth. Workshops can be customized to fit your organization's needs and will introduce the assets, show their power and presence in young people's lives, and give concrete suggestions for what you can do to build assets. Why do some kids grow up with ease, while others struggle? Why do some kids get involved in dangerous activities, while others spend their time contributing to society? Why do some youth "beat the odds" in difficult situations, while others get trapped? Many factors influence why some young people have successes in life and why others have a harder time. Economic circumstances, genetics, trauma, and many other factors play a role. But these factors â?? which seem difficult, if not impossible to change â?? aren't all that matters. Research by the Search Institute has identified 40 concrete, positive experiences and qualities -"developmental assets" - that have a tremendous influence on young people's lives. They are things that people from all walks of life can help to nurture. Research shows that the 40 developmental assets help young people make wise decisions, choose positive paths, and grow up to be competent, caring, and responsible individuals.

Carpet bowling

Seniors

Indoor Carpert bolwing Monday & Friday from 1-4pm Sept-May at Fredericton Seniors Center

Bridge

Seniors

Friday Mornings 9:15-11:45am- $10 for the term. Starts Sept - June at the Fredericton Seniors Center

Art On The Go!

Children
Youth

New for 2017 fun and exciting art opportunities for youth aged 6-12. This NEW program of ‘pop up art activities’ will travel with our Zig Zag program to a number of city parks this summer. Designed by a local artist the program features a variety of art projects and will be a great opportunity to expose your child to the wonderful world or art. 

Art Classes

Adults
Seniors

Watercolour, Acrylic, and Oil Painting classes are given in a 10-week session from September to December and February to April. Classes take place Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 1–3 pm at the Fredericton Senior Centre, 112 Johnston Ave. Betty Nicholson Teaches Oil on Tuesday and Watercolour and Acrylic on Thursday. Geneva Murphy teaches Watercolour on Wednesday. Participants must supply their own materials. The cost to register is $100 per 10-week session. Call 460-2230 to register and confirm a start date.