The Parks and Recreation Committee meet on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Council Chambers in the Municipal Office at 1695 Emsdale Road, Emsdale, ON.

We encourage you to attend a meeting to provide your input and ideas which are essential to improving our communities.

Student Volunteer Opportunities: Ask the Township how we can assist in helping you complete your high school community involvement hours.

Emsdale Rink Survived the mild weather.  Its open to enjoy!! Strap on your skates, Keep your stick on the ice and skate safe!!!

Free Family Skate:

Monday, February 18, 2019
from 3 pm – 6 pm at the Novar rink.
Please join us, and let’s have some fun together in celebration of Family Day Weekend!

Ball Hockey:

Novar Ball Hockey runs every Wednesday & Saturday at 7 pm, running from May to June.  Registration will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019 between 4-6 pm at the Novar rink.  The first game is scheduled for Wednesday May 1, 2019 at 7pm.

2018 Novar Ball Hockey Registration Form

Emsdale Ball Hockey runs every Tuesday and Saturday from September to the end of October.  Registration will be held on Saturday September 8, 2018 between 5:30 pm at the Emsdale rink.  The first game is also scheduled for Saturday September 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  If by chance you have missed registration, we will still be accepting forms throughout the season.


Every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Novar Community Centre from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm there is karate classes, for ages 8 and up.  For more information please contact Sensei Edwin Hall at (705)-685-7146, or email: .

Muskoka/Parry Sound Area Karate Club – Grasshoppers classes for children 5-8 yrs, every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm at the Novar Community Centre, for more information, click on the link.

Novar After School Program:

Free After School Program at the Novar Community Centre is in its 2nd year and runs throughout the school calendar year, for more information, please click on the link.  

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Renovations to the Emsdale Rink Expansion Project are supported by the Government of Canada through the Community Infrastructure Program.  The Township of Perry is building a small expansion to the Emsdale rink to provide public washrooms, change room and utility room, making it accessible for all to enjoy.  This will provide a warming area with benches for users to sit and put on their skates.  Project completion date is expected to be August 31, 2017

Economic Development

Perry, Magnetawan and McMurrich/Monteith

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