Recreation Programs

Fall Recreation 2020

Staff are currently working on a plan for Fall recreation programs. Further updates will be released as a public notice and visible on Town social media channels.


Registration for Programs: TBD

For full description of programs, please view our insert from;

2020 SPRING North Simcoe Recreation Guide

Registration Forms

Adult 16+



Four Ways to Register:

  1. In person at Town Hall with Registration Form and payment (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  2. Email Registration Form (with credit card information filled out- VISA DEBIT is NOT accepted via Email) to 
  3. Mail Registration Form (with Visa/MasterCard information filled out or enclosed cheque)
    10 Robert Street W, PO Box 5009, Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 2G2
  4. After hours drop box at main entrance Town Hall (sealed envelope with registration form and payment)


Please note that in the past we have had a line-up prior to the doors opening at Town Hall for customers wanting to register, particularly for Private Swimming Lessons spots.   All programs have limited spaces available and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, with those who arrive in person to register are served first, and staff will process any registrations submitted by email/fax as soon as time permits that same day.

  • Our programs are open to residents from all surrounding communities.
  • Our classes have limited spots available, and spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Programming is subject to last minute modifications/revisions and or cancellations according to operational needs and registrations.
  • Approved refund requests/withdrawals will be refunded based on the program fees paid, minus a $10.00 administrative fee per person, per program. All refunds will be prorated on the percentage of the course remaining at the time of the withdrawal request, which must be submitted in writing, by mail, fax, email or in person.  Refund requests will not be approved if less than 50% of the session dates remain.


  • Individuals with special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.  Should you have any questions regarding inclusion, or have suggestions about specific classes for special needs/abilities, please contact the Recreation & Events Coordinator.


  • All programs and classes are hosted at facilities that are fully accessible.


  • The Town of Penetanguishene offers a limited SUBSIDY PROGRAM for recreation registrations for all ages, including youth, adults and seniors, applicable only to those residing in Penetanguishene.  Besides Town-run programs, we also approve registrations from Penetanguishene Minor Hockey Association, Penetanguishene Skating Club, North Simcoe Girls Hockey Association for subsidy (Penetanguishene Residents).  Eligibility for this program is managed by We Are The Villagers; please contact the organization directly for subsidy information.    Toll free: 1-855-528-5252   Click Here for APPLICATION FORM FOR SUBSIDY

Town Access to Affordable Recreation Policy


Registering for any Town of Penetanguishene Recreation & Community Services Department program constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions contained herein and attached hereto.


Fill out registration form and submit completed form WITH payment to the Town Hall in person, by fax or email.


Each class varies with the number of spaces available, please register early to avoid disappointment.  Submission of a registration form does not constitute immediate acceptance into the program.  Registrations will be processed in the order they are received and those who register in person on opening day will be served prior to forms submitted by email/fax.  Due to the high volume of registrations, you will only be contacted if there is a problem with your registration.  An email will be sent to all registered participants prior to the start of your program to confirm the program details. Once a class has been filled, interested registrants will be placed on a waiting list in order of the date registrations are received. 

Late registrations are welcome but are subject to availability. When space is available, the fee for late registrations will be the same as the original program cost. Any exceptions must be made by the Recreation & Events Coordinator.


Activities and programs are designed for a specific age group, and are often based on specific skill levels.  Please respect the age guidelines.  For all programs, the participant must be the age stipulated in the program description prior to the program starting.  Programs have been developed to serve the best interest of all participants in our classes.  Please contact the Recreation & Community Services Department if you have any questions.


We try our best to not cancel any classes during our planned sessions, but unfortunately some instances are out of our control that require classes to be canceled and may include;

Instructor Illness/Availability    Poor Weather Conditions        Facility Closure/Not Available         Emergencies

If a class is cancelled during the session, we will attempt to provide a make-up class, but please note that in some instances, this may not be available and no refund will be provided.  Classes will be scheduled to operate in all types of weather conditions.  Certain School Boards (SCDSB/SMCDSB) cancel rentals when school buses are canceled, which is out of our control.  If a class is cancelled due to poor weather, an email will be sent out to all participants and a phone call to those with no email address on file to notify you of the cancellation.  If you do not here anything, then assume the class is running, or you may call Town Hall prior to 4:30 pm to verify 705-549-7453.


The Town of Penetanguishene reserves the right to modify/cancel classes, even after registrations have been processed, due to insufficient enrolment in a class, or for operational needs.  Refunds will be processed for any classes that get cancelled by the Town, prorated on the percentage of the course remaining.


The Town is not responsible for any damage to, or loss of any property brought onto the premises.


  • Payment will be accepted in the form cash or cheque payable to the Town of Penetanguishene, VISA, MasterCard or Debit.
  • The Town of Penetanguishene will charge an administrative fee of $40.00 for cheques that are returned to us by the bank. If this should occur, your registration will be null/void until you replace your original cheque with Cash/Debit/Visa/MasterCard, in the amount of the total program registration fee plus the $40.00 administration fee.
  • Approved refund requests/withdrawals will be refunded based on the program fees paid, minus a $10.00 administrative fee per person, per program. All refunds will be prorated on the percentage of the course remaining at the time of the withdrawal request, which must be submitted by email or in person.  Refund requests will not be approved if less than 50% of the session dates remain.  Please allow 2 to 3 weeks to process refunds.


In consideration of the acceptance of my application and the permission to participate in a program sponsored by the Recreation & Community Services Department, Town of Penetanguishene, I hereby waive and forever discharge the Corporation of the Town of Penetanguishene, its employees, agents, instructors, officers, and elected officials from all claims, damages, costs and expenses in respect to injury or damage to my person or property, however caused, which I may sustain as a result of my participation in the program, provided such claims are not caused by the negligence of the Town of Penetanguishene. The Town of Penetanguishene reserves the right to use photographs of recreation programs for promotional use.


Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre (ARENA)
61 Maria Street, Penetanguishene

Canadian Martyrs Catholic School
7 Bellisle Road, Penetanguishene
(Drive around to back of school and enter back doors and proceed to gymnasium)

Ecole Saint-Louis Catholic Elementary School
54 Dufferin Street, Penetanguishene

Ecole Publique Saint-Joseph School
30 Poyntz Street, Penetanguishene
(Enter side doors on Owen Street)

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #68
2 Poyntz Street, Penetanguishene
(Behind Village Square Mall)

James Keating Elementary School
20 Lorne Avenue, Penetanguishene

Georgian Village Atrium Hall
101 Thompson Road, Penetanguishene
(Drive on Edward Street to Georgian Village, enter Main Entrance and proceed to Atrium Hall)