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Recreation & Leisure

Recreation & Culture Committee


The Recreation & Culture Committee acts as an advisory body to the Township of Perry Council, regarding matters pertaining to recreation, culture, history, and community events. The Committee plans and coordinates various recreational activities within the Township, including the Family Day Skate Event, the Farmer’s Market, Softball & T-Ball, Ball Hockey, and much more. The Committee also helps to develop volunteer opportunities for students to be able to complete their high school community involvement hours.

The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Novar Community Centre located at 25 Laurie Street in Novar. We encourage you to attend a meeting to provide your input and ideas which are essential to improving our community.

For further information, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-636-5941.

The Recreation & Culture Committee holds a Family Day Skate Event annually at the Novar Outdoor Rink, weather permitting. This event is complete with a bonfire, barbecued hotdogs, hot chocolate, music, and public skating.

The 2022 Family Skate Day event was held on February 21, 2022. The Township wishes to thank the Recreation and Culture Committee, Volunteers, and the Perry Township Fire Department for all your efforts in another successful Family Day Skate Event.

Information on the 2023 Family Skate Day will be provided when available.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FARMERS’ MARKET IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VENDORS FOR THE 2022 MARKET SEASON

The Township of Perry Farmers’ Market is located at the Emsdale Community Gazebo in front of the Municipal Office and runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm from the last Friday in June until the last Friday in August (or longer depending on weather and demand). New vendors are always welcome.

For more information on the Farmers’ Market, please contact the Municipal Office or review the application package below.

Farmers’ Market Application Form

Softball (Ages 6-13) REGISTRATION CLOSED
The 2022 softball season begins on June 1st. Games will be held on Wednesday nights starting at 7:00 p.m., and travel is required to Novar, Burk's Falls, Sundridge & Kearney.


T-Ball (Ages 4-7)

Registration is now open for the 2022 T-Ball season! The 2022 T-Ball season will run for 8 weeks, starting on July 5th. Games will be held on Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Novar Park located at 54 McCrandle Street in Novar.

For more details and registration information, please contact Amy Marshall at the Municipal Office at 705-636-5941, or review the registration form.
The cost to register is $20 per player.

Registration is now open for the 2022 Novar Ball Hockey season!

Novar Ball Hockey
Games will be held at the Novar Rink located at 54 McCrandle Street on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. from Wednesday, May 4, 2022 to Saturday, June 25, 2022. Players are required to bring a hockey stick, running shoes, a helmet and gloves of any type in order to be able to play.

Players are able to register by attending a game with a completed registration form as well as the registration fee of $20 per player, which can be paid via cash or a cheque made payable to the "Township of Perry". Registration is open to everyone ages 5 and up.
For more information, please contact the Municipal Office or review the registration form.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Novar Community Center there are karate classes for ages eight and up. For more information please contact Sensei Edwin Hall at (705) 685-7146, or by email

Muskoka/Parry Sound Area Karate Club: Grasshoppers classes for children 5-8 years, every Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm at the Novar Community Centre. Please contact Sensei Edwin Hall for more information at (705) 685-7146, or by email