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Are your kids looking to try something new? Check out our Fall Registration Guide for lots of activity ideas. From music to gymnastics to tutoring to skating and more, we've got some great local places in Durham Region and the GTA to choose from!
 
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GENERAL

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City of Pickering

Growing healthy bodies and minds; actively, creatively, and socially!
In your fall guide you will find programs, workshops, PA Day camps, pre-teen dances, events and so much more. Fall Registration starts in August and classes start in September.
Our After School Program at George Ashe Library & Community Centre gives kids a chance to unwind after school in a safe & supervised environment. Busing is available if your child’s school bus route is within the boundaries. Details in your guide.

Guides are available in City facilities and online now.
https://www.pickering.ca/en/living/LeisureGuide.aspx

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City of Oshawa

Escape from the everyday hustle and bustle with a City of Oshawa recreation program. Pick up your copy of the activeOshawa Fall Recreation Program Guide and see the wide variety of Fall programs including art, dance, fitness, skating, preschool, sports and swimming. Registration begins Wednesday, August 21.

Register online: register.oshawa.ca.

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The Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University

For more than 30 years, the Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen’s University has connected students in grades 7 to 12 with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university life. Providing an inclusive and unmatched mix of opportunities, ESU makes an unmistakable difference: nurturing curiosity, fostering development, and enriching the potential of all students.

195 University Avenue, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

www.esu.queensu.ca Phone: 613 533 3181 Email: esu@queensu.ca

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EVERYTHING SHE WANTS TO BE.

Looking for a place where girls are empowered to take the lead, jump into awesome activities and explore what matters to them? That’s Girl Guides of Canada.

When you sign your daughter up for Girl Guides, you are giving her the opportunity to discover herself – and so much more. She'll explore, create, learn – and shine.

Girl Guides create their own story – because it’s their journey to navigate.

www.girlguides.ca

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Check out some great family activities at the Toronto Zoo!

Want an AWESOME way for your kids to spend their PA Days? Toronto Zoo’s Big Day Off PA Days are for you! Kids will have a fun-filled day at the Zoo with behind-the-scenes encounters, animal-related activities and more. Details here.

www.torontozoo.com/Events

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Phenomenal Boys and Girls Club

Our Vision: To provide a safe and secure environment for children and youth to cultivate their God-given talents and abilities while finding their voices in a diverse and dynamic world.

Our Mission: To empower children and youth to thrive, equip them to lead, enable them to contribute and inspire them to love.

We celebrate diversity, authenticity and achievement by encouraging children and youth to create and pursue opportunities for excellence, leadership, significance and contribution.

www.phenomenalboysandgirls.com

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ARTS & SCIENCE

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Creative Math & Music

MUSIC LESSONS! Creative Math & Music has a cool vibe and a comfortable, friendly setting. We are celebrating our 15th Anniversary as an award winning Music and Education Centre! Small group (2 or 3 students per teacher) for a 1-hour weekly lesson.

Sign-up for Fall Music Lessons now to reserve your day and time! 1064 Salk Rd, Unit 5-7 (Brock Rd and 401 in Pickering), 905-686-6284

www.creativemathandmusic.com

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Be creative this fall and join Ceramics Canada for our fired arts classes.

Both our Adult and Children's classes are designed to be non-competitive with loads of room to grow creatively while building self-esteem and confidence. Our offering is widespread and includes pottery wheel, clay hand building, stoneware, terrific techniques, and sm'Art- our mixed fired arts media class. Don't forget to check our schedule for project based workshops too!

www.ceramicscanada.com

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Great Big Theatre Company

GBTC has offered drama programs for young people since 1994. Our experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression though acting, voice, visual arts,
improv, mime, movement, rap, comedy, theatre games, costumes, sets, musical theatre, play writing and storytelling

Locations in your neighbourhood; early registration discounts available.

www.gbtc.com

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Whitby School of Music

Whitby School of Music is celebrating 25 years of lessons for all ages and all stages in all instruments. Home of Pianokids®, Violinkids® and Guitarkids®, we offer lessons throughout the year. Give your child a positive start to music lessons with highly qualified teachers. Making music is fun!

www.whitbyschoolofmusic.ca

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The Second City Training Centre

Improv is for everyone! We offer classes for students of all ages and levels of interest, including a new Teen Stand Up class! Whether they're looking to build confidence, hone their creative skill set or just try something new, we have a class for that. Join us this fall, new classes start every 7 weeks.

Sign up today! www.secondcity.com/tc or (416) 343-0011 for more info.

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Rooks to Cooks

Hungry for fun? Book a unique Cooking Birthday Party for your chef-to-be! We’ll help plan a delicious party and make their birthday extra special!

Qualified chef instructors
Prepare, eat, share a dish created at your party
Take home food loot bags
Minimum 6 participants; Packages start as low as $55 pp

http://www.rookstocooks.ca/birthday-parties/

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Theatre and Visual Arts Classes!

Arts on Fire Ajax offers 6-week sessions in Musical Theatre, Improv, Acting, Painting, Drawing, Drumming, and Adult Art.

Try a different art class each session or major in your favourite class and build your portfolio. Our instructors deliver high-level skills training that engage and prepare students for success.
Friends and family are invited to the FREE gallery/theatre showcase on the last day!
Meet your art mentors and new friends at Arts on Fire Ajax on Saturday afternoons. Early fall session starts September 14, 2019.

For more details go to www.artsonfireajax.com or call (905) 903-3675.

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Travelling Stage Fall Production Program

We offer a musical theatre program for young performers ages 6-14. Our faculty are working industry professionals with a passion for teaching. The Travelling Stage works in partnership with Mirvish Productions and the Mini Pop Kids. We have an educational partnership with the Toronto District School Board and are a special service provider for 25 other boards. This year's Fall Production program will be The Lion King JR. All young performers will participate in drama, movement, dance, vocal and African drumming classes in preparation for our presentation in March. There will be no extra charge for costumes. The Travelling Stage is proud to be based in downtown Whitby!

For more info: www.travellingstage.com

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Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM): Children’s Art Classes

September 21 to November 16
Ages 5 to 12. Saturdays, 10 am to 12 pm.

These popular children’s art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development, cultivate art appreciation and introduce children to the art of Canada through in-gallery activities. Facilitated by professional art instructors, children will be divided into age-appropriate groups to be determined upon registration.

For more details or to register visit mcmichael.com.

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STEM For Kids

Do not let your kid miss out. Let them get breadth and depth of STEM experience this school year with STEM For Kids.

Register for weekly classes in Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby and Courtice. We offer exciting programs for kids from Kindergarten all the way to Grade 10.

Now launching year long programs in Robotics, Introduction to Computer Science and Coding, Game Making, Biomedical Engineering, Python Programming, Electronics Engineering and Advanced Maths.

To register visit our website at www.stemforkids.ca or Call 647 390 7836

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Young People's Theatre

YPT’s hugely popular Drama Classes are available in four locations (North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough & Downtown Toronto) and the Fall Term begins soon! Weekly classes for JK-12 with speciality programs also offered for Grades 7-12. Bursaries available and a free ticket to a YPT show with every registration!

416.862.2222 www.YOUNGPEOPLESTHEATRE.CA

 
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Arts Unleashed: Imaginations Running Wild!

Arts Unleashed gives creative control to young people and the results are incredible!

Leading up to the thrill of an original kid-created performance is an explosive Performing Arts journey unlike any other. Confidence soars as children write, paint, design and act in their own live play. Weekly classes include ‘Producers’, exploring the total Arts experience, ‘Designers’, creating Art for the stage and ‘Improvisation’, building confidence and quick thinking. From toddlers to teens, we believe a child’s Imagination is limitless. Imagine the confidence when they know it too!

www.artsunleashed.ca

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SPORTS

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The Dance Experience

The Dance Experience is proud to offer quality dance lessons in a caring environment. We have classes suitable for children ages 3-18 from beginner to advanced levels. We offer recreational and competitive programs along with optional Ballet exams. We finish the year with a beautiful Recital involving every dancer. Our costumes are very reasonably priced and we offer generous family discounts. email terri@danceexperience.ca for more info!

www.danceexperience.ca

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Voted as One of the Best Winter Attractions, Dagmar Ski Resort is your destination for Family Fun!

Dagmar is loved by families because we offer something fun for the Whole Family! Starting at age 3, children can learn to ski in a comfortable setting, providing students of all ages & skills with a positive, caring learning experience. Ride our Magic Carpets, beginner chairlift & access the most gentle beginner terrain in the area. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will be highly challenged on expert hills or in one of 4 Superior Progression Terrain Parks, Largest in Durham Region. Available Lessons for Privates, Family, Group, Children’s & Adults Programs & Camps. Dagmar has it all! Please join us this year and provide your family with a most memorable adventure and let them enjoy the excitement of winter!

Booking is easy, simply Buy-On-Line from our new website skidagmar.com or call 905-649-2002 anytime!

www.facebook.com/DagmarSkiResort

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Laurie's Learn to Skate

Laurie´s Learn to Skate offers a unique skating program in Durham Region where children are introduced to the joys of skating in a comfortable environment with flexible hours. Beginner to Advanced Levels, Figure Skating and Hockey Skill Development programs available. We also host birthday parties.

www.laurieslearntoskate.com

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TAC Sports

TAC Sports develops athletes and leaders. Our programming is developed by Kinesiology and Sports Psychology graduates, using the latest cutting-edge methods mental, emotional and physical development in order to achieve the greatest growth in our students. Our exciting line-up of Fall programming is sure to inspire every young athlete!

https://tacsports.ca

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Spotlight DanceWorks Inc.

Spotlight DanceWorks Inc. is Clarington’s finest dance studio in the heart of your community, not only providing exceptional dance programs but bringing a sense of family to all of our dancers for fifteen years. We offer classes suitable for boys and girls ages 1.5 - Adult in both recreational and competitive programming, with optional dance exams. We have classes in many styles of dance as well as circus style classes (Aerial Arts). Please e-mail us for pricing, multiple class and family discounts and information on our affordable costumes and recital!
sara@spotlightdanceworks.com www.spotlightdanceworks.com

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Running For Your Life

We can help your kids with Cross Country Training, Track & Field and Fitness Training now that kids are back at school.

We help kids reach beyond their potential with skilled training and coaching.

Contact us for more information at Info@running4yourlife.ca
www.running4yourlife.ca

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Sky Zone

Sky Zone is the world's first indoor trampoline park. Our GTA parks feature freestyle bouncing, birthday parties, Toddler Time, GLOW nights, Sensory sessions, Sky Fit classes, Dodgeball Leagues (for kids and adults), corporate events, group bookings and a wide variety of activities for all ages.

For a list of locations visit www.skyzone.com/gta

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Clarke Dance Productions

Whitby dance studio offering dance classes to ages 2.5 - adult in ballet, tap, acro, hip hop, lyrical, mini movers, jazz & more! We offer both recreational and competitive programing. Featuring highly qualified educators, large and clean facilities, family and multi-class discounts and small class sizes!

www.clarkedanceproductions.com

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Pickering Soccer Club

Pickering Soccer Club offers year round programs for new and developing soccer players. Our focus is on fun, friendship and fitness with sessions designed to offer player focused skill development in our state-of-the-art facility.

Visit www.pickeringsoccer.ca for program details or drop by the Club at 1975 Clements Road, Pickering for a tour.

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N.A.S.C. Hockey

N.A.S.C. Hockey offers age appropriate programs for 3 yrs. to 19 yrs. for both male and female participants. Register online or for in-person dates please visit our website.

"Voted the "#1 Hockey Association in Durham Region" by the readers of Durham Parent Magazine for the past 10 consecutive years!

www.naschockey.com

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Prima Ballet

Since 2009, Prima Ballet has provided technical expertise, group instruction & private coaching. The combined experience of the Prima Team, along with the intimate setting, provides everyone with opportunities that support the artists, dreamers and storytellers. Our mission: to explore dance, fitness and the performing arts that stimulates overall well being.
www.primaballetschool.ca

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Brimacombe

Get your family off the couch and onto the slopes this winter at Brimacombe - Durham's largest ski and snowboard area, located less than one hour east of Toronto!

Plus, save on lessons and memberships when you purchase before November 17, 2019.

www.brimacombe.ca

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Oshawa Skating Club

Learn to skate or improve your skating skills with the Oshawa Skating Club. Whether you skate for fun, competition, or play hockey or ringette, OSC has a program to help improve skating skills. Programs run at Campus Ice Centre and Delpark Homes Centre and are taught by Nationally Certified Coaches.

www.oshawaskating.com

 
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Hoofers Performing Arts

We take great pride in offering a quality service by teachers who have worked hard in attaining the highest standard of teacher training available.

Our goal is to instill a love for dance that will not only provide them with many years of entertainment and enjoyment, but provide them with skills that will have a positive impact on their lives in the future!

Appointments are always available to discuss the progress of your child and our open door concept allows parents at any time, the ability to view any and all classes.

www.hoofersperformingarts.com

 
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AFIWI Groove School

Are you looking for a dance school in the Durham Region that is rich African culture? Look no further. Fall Registration is now open at AFIWI Groove School. We are located at 282 Monarch Ave, Unit 20E in Ajax.

We offer African and Caribbean dance and drum classes for kids ages 3 years to 17 of all skill levels. Everyone is welcome!

We now offer classes Sundays and week days!

Check out our website at www.afiwigroove.com
Or email us at info@afiwigroove.com to more info!

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TUTORING

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Oxford Learning

A new year means new possibilities! Kids are excited for a fresh start, but within a couple of weeks, homework starts piling up, and motivation and excitement for school starts to wane. Soon students are back in the same funk as years previous. Oxford Learning can help!

Click here for a list of Durham locations. www.oxfordlearning.com

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Mathnasium of Pickering

Mathnasium will give your child the skills and confidence needed to succeed this school year. We’re the authority in math education. Our expert instructors teach each child individually, using customized learning plans to help them start off strong and achieve their academic goals for the entire school year and beyond!

www.mathnasium.ca/pickering

 
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Dr. Clark's Reading Centre

Winners of the Consumer Choice Award for tutoring in Durham, Dr. Clark's Reading Centre in Whitby has been in business for 20 years. We have assisted countless students to develop their academic abilities. Tutoring is available in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, math & French as well as all core subjects for high school.

www.drclarksreadingcentre.ca

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CHILD CARE

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Wee Watch Quality Licensed Home Child Care

Wee Watch is a parent trusted, licensed home childcare agency with over 30 years experience. Parents have peace of mind knowing we follow AND exceed regulatory standards. Children are in a safe home environment, with trained Providers, and educational programming.

If you are interested in making income from home as a licensed Provider contact us.
www.weewatch.com

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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HatchHouse Montessori School

Winner of Top Choice Award for Best Montessori School in the Durham Region

At HHMS our goal is to inspire children through self-discovery and to empower them to become confident, contributing, resourceful, responsible members of society, to always deliver above expectations and to strive to reach beyond the imaginable.

We offer CASA as well as LOWER and UPPER ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS enriched with 3 Languages, Performing and Visual Arts, Martial Arts, PhysEd and Music classes delivered by specialty teachers. NEW this year: Technology and Musical Instruments

LICENSED EARLY LEARNING MONTESSORI PROGRAMS from 9 months – 4 years

www.hatchhousemontessori.com

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Blyth Academy Whitby

Blyth Academy Whitby offers an outstanding private high school program for Grades 9-12, along with a middle school program for students in Grades 6–8. Our students enjoy average class sizes of eight, which allow teachers to spend individualized time with each student while delivering a broad range of courses.

Blythacademy.ca/whitby

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Great Beginnings Montessori, Durham Elementary Private School & Durham Academy Secondary Private School

Celebrating over 35 years of Excellence in Education.
Recognized for academic excellence, offering a developmental licensed Pre-Casa program, Montessori program,Elementary program teaching the Ontario Curriculum and Durham Academy following the STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in preparation for University.

Call us for a personal tour of our wonderful facilities.
505 Adelaide Avenue East Oshawa, 905 432 1400

Students in grades 1 to 12 are welcome to visit for a day after the initial tour.

www.durhammontessori.ca

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