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.

Free Family Skate:

Monday, February 20, 2017
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 15, 2017 between 4-7 pm at the Novar rink.  The first game is scheduled for Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 7pm.

2017 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 9, 2017 between 5:30pm at the Emsdale rink.  The first game is also scheduled for Saturday September 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  If by chance you have missed registration, we will still be accepting forms throughout the season.

2017 Emsdale Ball Hockey Registration Form


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:

“NEW” Free After School Program at the Novar Community Centre – The Good News Club (GNC) is starting Monday October 16th 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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