Recreation Programs

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Fredrec Fest

Infants
Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

Saturday August 24

The second annual Fredrec Fest will be held in downtown Fredericton on Saturday, August 24 from 1-4pm on Carleton St. and in Officers’ Square. This free fun outdoor event is open to everyone and features many of the local recreation, sport and leisure groups/organizations. Come on out and learn about the huge variety of activities available for you/ your family.

Please find the poster with more info here

Local recreation, leisure and sport groups who wish put a booth in this event can find the registration form here

Convo Café

Adults
Seniors
Families

The Convo Café is a space and time of the week where you can go and have a conversation and meet people of different ages and backgrounds, help newcomers practise English or French, help combat social isolation—especially in the winter months, and also a starting point for anyone who is new to Fredericton and wants to meet new people in the community or find about what is going on in town. Most of all, it is an engaging and friendly way to spend time with others!

Note: starting in September 2019, the Convo Café will move to Thursday mornings.

Every second Thursday the Convo Café takes place from 10:15 am to noon at the Fredericton Public Library, in Chickadee Hall, for some mingling over coffee before breaking into smaller groups to discuss a topic, sometimes a surprise topic, sometimes chosen by the participants at the beginning of the event. Then we come back to the larger group to share what we learned from our conversations, before finishing with a round of announcements from the participants about interesting things happening in town.

Please feel free to invite anyone who you think would like to start the week off with an engaging conversation and meet new people in the community as well. The event is free and there is no registration required, just show up!

Schedule of Convo Cafés for the Fall of 2019 (these dates are not final and may change closer to the date of the meeting so please check here for updates)

  • September 19
  • October 3, 17, 31
  • November 14, 28

For more information, call 460-2112 or join the Facebook group.

FredRec Open Drop-In Gym Time at Fredericton High School

Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

February 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019 & July 2, 2019 – Aug 22, 2019

This is a free offering providing unreserved shared gym access to all members of the public

Availability: February 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019 -Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30-9:30pm & Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm​​

Availability: July 2, 2019 – Aug 22, 2019 -Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-8:45pm and Sunday from 5:30-8:30pm​

Adult supervision is required at all times for youth ages 13 years and under

Family participation is encouraged

More information for February 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

More information for  July 2, 2019 – Aug 22, 2019

Wednesday Walkers

Adults
Seniors

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 2019

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

schedule

COST: Free

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June is Recreation & Parks Month

Infants
Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

Active living is healthy living!

June is Recreation and Parks Month

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Mayors Activity Awards Summer 2019

Children
Youth
Families

An exciting awards program 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 receive points for each task completed and upon reaching minimum point levels 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

This program will be held from June 3 to August 9. The program is offered free-of-charge to all interested youth. To learn more email inmotion@fredericton.ca , contact the City of Fredericton Recreation, Culture & Community Development Division at 460-2020 

AGES: 3-12
COST: Free

Registration

Living Library

Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

  

Logo of Living LibraryThe Living Library is an event where people are “living books” who can share their stories with “readers” in friendly one-on-one 20-minute conversations about any given topic. As part of the activities for Fredericton Immigration Month, the topic will be immigration and integration, specifically, the experience of immigration of newcomers to Canada, their process of integration to the community in Fredericton, the journeys that they took to come here, or any aspects about their place or culture of origin that they want the readers to know about. 

This year's Living Library will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fredericton Public Library. Click here for some images.

More information: livinglibraryfredericton@gmail.com or call 460-2112

 

Zig Zag

Children
Youth

AGE: 6-12 yrs
COST: Free

 

Zig Zag 2019

Zig Zag is the City’s unique supervised playground program 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. 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

Parents can go to the park and register their child(ren) on their first day.

Registration forms can be found here or at the park.

ScheduleService Fredericton | Parks & Playgrounds


Skateboard Camps

Children
Youth

Northside Youth Centre Camps 2019

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.

Camp Registration Parks & Playgrounds | Service Fredericton

FredRec Special Family Day Schedule -February 18 2019

Families

STEM March Break Activity Days at the Nashwaaksis Field House

Children
Youth

Invent Something Cool – No Experience Necessary

Join City of Fredericton Recreation staff and take part in a fun and fast-paced day of STEM creation (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and dynamic activity programming - a day like you have never experienced before ! Each day starts with an exciting challenge and a new chance to discover the wonders of science! All activity is hands-on as participants create some very cool contraptions. Everyday materials, hand tools and lots of creativity will be used to build and test inventions in preparation for the ‘big race’ at the end of the day. Best of all, participants get to take their inventions home!

Activity wise, included throughout the day are aquatic offerings and swimming at the Fredericton Indoor Pool and interactive games at the Nashwaaksis Field House Gym. Discover how much fun thinking with your hands can be as science springs to life before your eyes!
Space is limited, register for one or both days of this unique and exciting March Break Adventure today!

Where: Nashwaaksis Field House

When:  Session 1: Monday, March 4, 2019
            Session 2: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost:  $30.00 per participant per day (includes all materials)

Ages: 8 -12

Registation

After selecting the Programs tab use the follow codes in the advanced search :
00001456 for Monday’s camp 
00001457 for Tuesday’s camp

Art Classes

Adults
Seniors

COST: $100

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. Betty Nicholson Teaches Oil on Tuesday and Watercolour and Acrylic on Thursday. Geneva Murphy teaches Watercolour on Wednesday. Participants must supply their own materials.

114 Johnston AVE | 460-2235 | Fredericton Seniors Centre

Bridge

Seniors

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

114 Johnston AVE | 460-2235 | Fredericton Seniors Centre

Carpet bowling

Seniors

Indoor Carpert bowling Monday & Friday from 1-4pm Sept-May

114 Johnston AVE | 460-2235 | Fredericton Seniors Centre

Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1

Youth

Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1 provides training for Lifesaving Instructors who wish to coach lifesaving sport at the community level. The course focuses on the fundamentals of coaching and lifesaving sport skills in the pool.
Date: February 9-10, 2019
Location: Fredericton Indoor Pool 79 Carrington Lane, Fredericton, NB E3A 5R5
Cost :: $110.00
Prerequisite: Lifesaving Instructor + Emergency First Aid or higher (Need not be current)
Contact: Alex Mullin | alex.mullin@fredericton.ca 506-460-2273
Please be advised course registration closes Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

 

Directory of Services for Seniors

Adults
Seniors

The Fredericton Directory of Services for Seniors is published and distributed by the Fredericton Age-Friendly Community Advisory Committee.

Download | Contact Service Fredericton for additional copies

Swim Instruction

Infants
Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors

Swimming lessons (Learn to Swim), Canadian Swim Patrol Bronze Medal, National Lifeguard, and Swim For Life Instructor.

Fredericton Indoor Pool - Class Schedule -Winter 2019

COST & LOCATION: Varies

Registration can be done in person at the Fredericton Indoor Pool or online. Regular business hours for in person registrations are:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sundays and *Stat holidays: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    *closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Swim Registration | Swim Schedules | Pools & Lakes | Service Fredericton


New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Families

Kick off 2019 with our family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Family Swim Party / Family Games Carnival / Family Glow Dance Party

Place:  Nashwaaksis Field House & Fredericton Indoor Pool

Fee: $10.00 a person (Maximum $30/family)

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-family-celebration-swim-party-carnival-games-glow-dance-tickets-52628107085?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

 Activities will be geared to the K-6 age group however younger and older family members are welcome to attend with their family

Please Note:

• PARENTS AND OR GUARDIANS MUST STAY WITH THEIR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES DURING THIS EVENT

EVENING EVENTS and TIMES

 ENTRANCE FOR THIS EVENT IS THE FREDERICTON INDOOR POOL

5:00pm - 6:30pm Family Swim Party (Fredericton Indoor Pool) - Enjoy our thrilling water slide, tarzan rope and a 92-degree swirl pool as you and your family swim, play, jump and splash your way into 2019! After swimming we move to the Field House for the rest of the night.

*All swimmers under 19 yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult in the water. (One adult for every 3 children; one adult for every 4 children over 7 years old.)

6:45pm - 7:45 pm Family Games Carnival (Nashwaaksis Field House) - Get ready to have a blast playing our carnival games and you may even win a prize or two!

7:45pm - 8:00pm Snack Break - ONE SLICE OF PIZZA & ONE DRINK INCLUDED!

8:00pm - 9:00 pm Family Glow in the Dark Dance Party (Nashwaaksis Field House) - Dress in neon or white for our Glow dance party with BIG MITCH PRODUCTIONS!  There will be lots of dance prizes and family games so get ready to dance the night away until we have the KIDS countdown to the new year at 9pm!

Come On Out and Have a BLAST!

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

Family Youth Blast- Gym & Swim Elementary School Age Children

Children
Families

Looking for an easy, fun way to be active with your elementary school aged children? Why not take advantage of the gym or the pool or both!   Check out our Family Youth Blast Gym and Swim, get up, get out and moving together in a safe and friendly supervised environment! 

When: Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm from December 1, 2018 –April 6, 2019 (except Dec 29 & Jan 5)
Pool time 6:30-8:00pm, Gym time 6:30-9:00pm (mix and match as suits your family best)
Age: Elementary School Age Children (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Where: Fredericton Indoor Pool & Nashwaaksis Field House 
Cost: $4.00 per person ($12.00 family rate)
No preregistration is necessary
Please use the Fredericton Indoor Pool entrance.
For more information call 460-2020 or email recreation@fredericton.ca

Middle & High School Youth Blast- Gym & Swim

Youth

Middle & High School Youth Blast is an opportunity for youth to participate in: organized games, drop-in activities, hanging out with friends, open gym time or swimming. Youth will have fun, win prizes and make new friends in a safe and friendly supervised environment.
When: Saturdays 6:30pm-9:00pm from December 1, 2018 –April 6, 2019  (except Dec 29 & Jan 5)
Pool time 6:30-8:00pm, Gym time 6:30-9:00pm (mix and match as youth prefer)
Age: Middle & High School Youth 
Where: Fredericton Indoor Pool & Nashwaaksis Field House 
Cost: $4.00 per person ($12.00 family rate)
No preregistration is necessary
Please use the Fredericton Indoor Pool entrance.
For more information call 460-2020 or email recreation@fredericton.ca

Details | Service Fredericton


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 on the Folks on Spokes FaceBook page. There is also an email listing which may be joined for other related biking information. Equipment required: a mechanically sound bicycle equipped with a bell, wearing an approved biking helmet, drinking water.

Trail Visitor Centre

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.

Details | Service Fredericton

Fredericton Seniors Workshop

Adults
Seniors

A well equipped recreational woodworking shop. Open weekdays 9-4

COST: $45 (first year) and $35 (subsequent years)

114 Johnston AVE | 460-2256 | Fredericton Seniors Centre

Art On The Go!

Children
Youth

AGE: 6-12.

‘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.

Parks & Playgrounds | Service Fredericton

Fredericton Lawn Bowling Club

Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

Open to all ages. Lessons available from May - Sep. Bowls and other equipment available on-site. Flat-soled shoes must be worn. Men's, ladies', mixed competitive leagues and recreational play available.

15 Saunders ST | 454-6808

Jump Start

Infants
Children
Youth
Families

jumpstart logo

Canadian Tire's youth-oriented program that offsets the cost of sport and recreation fees & equipment.

Details | Application


Moms on the Move

Adults
Seniors

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. Please bring a stroller or other mode of baby transportation for the little ones.

Facebook | 474-0252 or Email

Stepping Stone Seniors Center

Adults
Seniors

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+.

15 Saunders ST | 450-7849 | Request To Book | Website