The Recreation and Culture 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. For further information, please contact Julie Thur, Secretary of the RCC at 705-636-5941 or by email at: senioradmin@townshipofperry.ca.

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/Novar Rinks

The Township has two outdoor rinks for your enjoyment which operate seasonally and weather permitting. Novar rink is located at 54 McCrandle Street, Novar.  Emsdale rink is located at 32 Joseph Street, Emsdale.

 Recreation and Culture Committee Annual Family Day Skate Event:

The February 18,  2019 event was a complete success with over 100 attendees throughout the day.  Over 10 gallons of hot chocolate and coffee and 120 hot dogs were served.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this event a complete success.

The next Family Day Events will be hosted on February 17, 2020.  Further details to be provided.

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.

2019 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 7, 2019 between 5:30 pm at the Emsdale rink.  The first game is also scheduled for Saturday September 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  If by chance you have missed registration, we will still be accepting forms throughout the season.

Karate:

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

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