The Town would like to emphasize that all Town-owned public washrooms remain closed. In addition, all common touchpoints are not sanitized. Please plan your visit accordingly.
Please be sure to practice the appropriate 2-meter physical distancing guideline whenever in a public setting and to adhere to the Provincial Orders of having groups of no more than 10 people.
There are a variety of programs operating out of Town facilities. Some of these programs are offered by third parties. If you are interested in participating, please contact the program organizers directly.
Pickleball has become an extremely popular sport for residents in The Blue Mountains.
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The game is played on a badminton size court with a whiffle ball, about the size of a tennis ball; and a solid smooth surface, short handled paddle larger than a ping pong paddle. The game is easy to learn and you do not have to be a great athlete to play.
There are a number of independent Pickleball groups offering programs out of the Beaver Valley Community Centre (Large Hall) at 58 Alfred Street West in Thornbury.
The Pickleball programs are offered in the BVCC Large Hall by Thornbury Pickleball. Schedules and registration information can be referenced from the group's website.
Seniors Card Games
The Seniors Card Games program is offered by a third party group. The program runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the BVCC Small Hall or Arena Lobby. For more information about participating in this group, please call our Facility Manager at 519-599-3131 ext.340.
The Town offers public skating programs at the BVCC Arena throughout the ice season. For more information about these programs, visit our Public Skating page.
Taosit Tai Chi
Taosit Tai Chi programs are offered in the BVCC Large and Small Halls by Taoist Tai Chi. For more information about schedules and registration, contact Tetsuko Jones at 519-538-4996 or email Collingwood@taoist.org.
The Walking program is offered by the Town with no preregistration or fee requirements. Interested participants simply attend the BVCC Large Hall on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and walk in a climate controlled setting.
Alcohol Anonymous (AA) Meetings
An Alcohol Anonymous (AA) program is offered in the Craigleith Community Centre by a third party group. The program runs on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. with a 20 minute speaker followed by a discussion period.
Art programs and summer camps are offered in the Craigleith Community Centre by The Bay School of Art. Schedules and registration information can be referenced from the organizer's website.
Music programs and summer camps are offered in the Craigleith Community Centre by Brenda Beattie Music. Schedules and registration information can be referenced from the organizer's website.
For a list of privately operated recreational opportunities within the municipality, please visit our Business Directory.
For more information about Town operated facilities or for booking information, please visit our Facilities page.
If you would like to find out more about operating programs out of Town facilities and the available rental subsidies, please contact our Facility Manager at 519-599-3131 ext.340.