Owen Sound Summer Activities Guide 2013


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Owen Sound is where summer lives!
We are alive with activities all summer long! We have a great selection of activities
for families and people of all ages and stages. We take great pride in the programs,
services and events offered by the City and our many community partners.
Our partnerships make Owen Sound an exciting, vibrant and community focused
The City of Owen Sound is fortunate to have an amazing natural environment, in
which you can enjoy a leisurely walk, a picnic, or quiet moments relaxing with a
book in one of our many parks, or waterfront locations.
I am condent you will nd something in this guide that will benet you, and
contribute to Owen Sound’s focus as a healthy community.
Have a safe summer, full of adventure and discovery.
Owen Sound IS where summer lives!

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  1. 1. 2013 www.owensound.ca Connect with us: Community & Summer Activities Guide WHAT’S INSIDE... Summer Programs City Services, Events Seniors Activities Clubs & Organizations
  2. 2. Stretching Minds, Bodies and Souls for 35 years The Satellites Gymnastics Club is a Not for Profit corporation operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. We have the most equipped facility for boys and girls gymnastics in the region. Our fully certified coaches will guide your children through fun activities, improve their fitness, learn the fundamentals of gymnastics and make new friends! Register online today at www.satellitesgymnastics.com or contact us at info@satellitesgymnastics.com or 519-371-7233 Register early as limited spots are available! Summer Programs For Boys And Girls Kindercamp (ages 3-4) Daily/ weekly• Summer Theme Camp (ages 5+) Daily/ weekly• Regular Evening Programs• M I J K A H O O P E R ' S SUMMER DANCE & GYMNASTICS CAMP DANCE & GYM CAMP (FULL DAY) KINDER CAMP (HALF DAY) Ages 3 to 12 • Multiple Week Discounts: Cost: Full Day $150 + GO Fee • Full Day 2nd Week $130 Half Day $75 + GO • Full Day 3rd Week $110 Early Drop Off 8am • Half Day 2nd Week $65 Late Pick Up 5pm • Half Day 3rd Week $55 Largest Facility & Experienced Staff www.dancemakers.ca 8 week Recreational Summer Gymnastics Monday & Wednesday Evenings Starting July 1st www.dancemakersgymnastics.ca www.dancemakers.ca 519-371-7962 Reservations 1-800-265-3163 OR FAX 519-371-2354 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.ontarioferries.com • OR EMAIL info@ontarioferries.com *Reservations available on all sailings except these with an asterisk. Connect with the North 8:50 am 1:30 pm 6:10 pm(FRI. ONLY) 6:10 pm 10:50 am 3:30 pm 7:55 pm 7:55 pm 11:10 am 3:50 pm 8:15 pm (FRI. ONLY) 8:15 pm 1:10 pm 5:50 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive Additional Sailing: Victoria Day, Monday, May 21 May 3 - June 20 7:00 am 11:20 am * 3:40 pm * 8:00 pm 8:45 am 1:05 pm 5:25 pm 9:45 pm 9:10 am * 1:30 pm * 5:50 pm * 10:00 pm 10:55 am 3:15 pm 7:35 pm 11:45 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive June 21 - September 2 8:50 am 1:30 pm 6:10 pm(FRI. ONLY) 6:10 pm 10:50 am 3:30 pm 7:55 pm 7:55 pm 11:10 am 3:50 pm 8:15 pm (FRI. ONLY) 8:15 pm 1:10 pm 5:50 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive Additional Sailing: Thanksgiving October 14 September 3 - October 20
  3. 3. WELCOMING MESSAGES Welcome to the Community & Summer Activities Guide OWEN SOUND CITY COUNCIL 2011-2014 Front Row: Councillor Colleen Purdon, City/County Councillor Arlene Wright, Mayor Deborah Haswell, Councillor Peter Lemon, Councillor Jan Chamberlain Back Row: Councillor Bill Twaddle, Councillor Jim McManaman, Councillor David Adair, Councillor Ian Boddy Photo by John Prettie Owen Sound is where summer lives! We are alive with activities all summer long! We have a great selection of activities for families and people of all ages and stages. We take great pride in the programs, services and events offered by the City and our many community partners. Our partnerships make Owen Sound an exciting, vibrant and community focused home. The City of Owen Sound is fortunate to have an amazing natural environment, in which you can enjoy a leisurely walk, a picnic, or quiet moments relaxing with a book in one of our many parks, or waterfront locations. I am confident you will find something in this guide that will benefit you, and contribute to Owen Sound’s focus as a healthy community. Have a safe summer, full of adventure and discovery. Owen Sound IS where summer lives! Yours truly, Deborah Haswell Mayor 4 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  4. 4. Owen Sound Community & Summer Activities Guide 2013 The Owen Sound Community Guide has been produced by Owen Sound’s Community Services Department in conjunction with The Sun Times Advertising Department. Production by The Sun Times and Commercial Printing Departments. Special thanks to Pat Bryant of the City of Owen Sound’s Community Services Department for her assistance in compiling this directory. This is the fifthteenth edition of the Owen Sound Community Guide: a quick and handy reference to events of interest, groups, organizations and services in Owen Sound and surrounding area. Every effort has been made to create an accurate listing. However, The Sun Times and the City of Owen Sound cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. CONTENTS Welcoming Messages ........................................ page 4 City Manager’s / Mayor’s Department.................. page 6 Economic Development & Tourism......................... page 7 Community Services Department......................... page 10 Building & Planning........................................... page 10 Parks & Open Space......................................... page 13 Facility Bookings............................................... page 15 Financial Services Department............................... page 18 Operations Department ..................................... page 19 Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services ............. page 22 Owen Sound Police Services.............................. page 23 Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library...... page 25 Owen Sound Museums...................................... page 26 Tom Thomson Art Gallery .................................. page 28 Summer Camps ................................................ page 30 Swimming Lessons & Pool Information ............ page 33-36 Day Camp & Specialty Camps Information ..... page 37-46 Family Y Programs ....................................... page 47-50 Seniors ....................................................... page 51-57 Clubs & Organizations................................ pages 62-65 Community Services .................................... pages 66-69 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 5
  5. 5. City Manager’s Office I believe, like many colleagues in the recreation field, that all children deserve to have sport and recreation experiences that support their healthy development. Research shows that the experiences children have in sport and recreation at an early age have a lifelong impact. Positive experiences help children become capable, caring adults who contribute more effectively to the community in the future. The City of Owen Sound is committed to ensuring that we offer all of our citizens, but especially our children, every opportunity to participate in a full range of fun and exciting activities. This is a wonderfully vibrant community, so please, take a moment to read our guide and join us. A. Ruth Coursey, City Manager Owen Sound... where you want to live! 6 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA City Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 204 808-2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, On N4K 2H4 Phone: 519-376-4440 Fax: 519-376-3579 Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Website: www.owensound.ca Deborah Haswell, Mayor, Ext. 1212 Ruth Coursey, City Manager, Ext. 1210 Sharon Edwards, Executive Assistant & Public Relations Coordinator, Ext. 1211 Social Media: - Find us on Facebook: City of Owen Sound - Follow us on Twitter: @CityOwenSound - Subscribe on YouTube: City Owen Sound MAYOR’S DEPARTMENT Vison Statement The City of Owen Sound: Where you want to live. Mission Statement To provide progressive leadership for education, culture, recreation, heath, social and economic opportunities that benefit the city and the region. The City of Owen Sound is governed by a municipal council comprised of an elected Mayor and eight Councillors. The Mayor presides at City Council meetings as Chair and is an ex-officio member of all City Committees. The Mayor also represents the City on County Council and is an elected member of County Committees. The Head of Council is responsible for ensuring that the policy direction as determined by Council is carried out in an effective and responsible manner. Services Provided Mayor’s Administration Chair of Council meetings Assists with setting the Council Agenda Appointments Greetings Letters of Support Recognition Certification Represents the City at events Represents the City at Grey County Council City Services
  6. 6. CITY MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT The City Manager ensures that the business of the City of Owen Sound is effectively carried out and communicated to Council, staff and the public at large. Services Provided: Public Relations General Enquiries Strategic Planning Employee Initiatives Service Analysis Business Plans City Information Capital Plan Communication Strategy Annual Operating Budget Corporate Guidance Government Agencies Liaison Economic Development Tourism Economic Development & Tourism Steve Furness, Manager Email: sfurness@owensound.ca Phone: 376-4440 Ext. 1236 Marketing the City to new residents, businesses and visitors is the responsibility of the Economic Development and Toursim area. The overall goal is to attract new investment and jobs to improve the vitality of the local economy. Priorities: • Downtown and Harbourfront area as economic and social focus • Retain, expand and attract local businesses and institutions • Market the City to attract new residents, businesses and tourists BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CENTRE 173 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 1K9 Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: 519-371-3232 Email: businesshelp@owensound.ca Website: www.owensoundbusiness.ca Staff: Jane Philips, Manager/Business Advisor; jphillips@owensound.ca For 13 years the Business Enterprise Centre, Owen Sound and Area has assisted entrepreneurs with business informa- tion, professional consultation services and networking oppor- tunities. BEC is a one stop source of assistance for starting, growing or expanding your small business. BEC answers your questions, assists with preparing a business plan, reviewing your marketing materials and much more. BEC is a partner- ship between the Ministry of Economic Development and the City of Owen Sound. Social Media: - Find us on Facebook: The Business Enterprise Centre - Owen Sound VISITOR CENTRE 1155 1st Avenue West Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8 Open daily from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Winter Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Phone: 519-371-9833 Toll Free: 1-888-675-5555 Email inquiries: vacation@owensound.ca Website: www.owensoundtourism.ca Staff: Paulette Peirol, Tourism Marketing Coordinator; Email: ppeirol@owensound.ca Shelley Jackson, Graphic Arts & Social Media Specialist; Email: sjackson@owensound.ca Owen Sound operates a year-round Visitor’s Centre on the harbour, providing travellers with maps, guides, souvenirs, postcards and friendly, customized travel information about the City and area. The department promotes the City as a tourist destination at trade shows and events, and publishes several maps and guides each year. Looking to move to Owen Sound or visit? Call for a free information package, geared to your specific interests. Hosting a team, a conference, an event or visiting relatives? We can help make your guests feel welcome! We Provide: - Owen Sound guides and reference material - City and regional maps - Hiking, cycling and paddling brochures - Guides to area waterfalls, beaches, gardens, galleries, lighthouses and more Social Media - Find us on Facebook: Owen Sound Tourism, Events and Attractions - Follow us on Twitter: @OSTourism - Subscribe on YouTube: Owen Sound Tourism HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION The Human Resources Division is committed in aligning human resources programs and practises to support corporate goals and objectives, ensuring that the City of Owen Sound continues to be the place “where you want to live”! Through strategic guidance, the HR division leads programs and practises to balance the needs of the human capital and the need for business accountability to deliver excep- tional service to the City of Owen Sound’s residents in the most fiscally responsible manner. Office Location: City Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4 Phone: 519-376-4440 Fax: 519-371-8190 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. City Manager’s/Mayor’s Department 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 7 CITY MANAGERS
  7. 7. 8 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA CITY MANAGERS Staff: Curry Humphreys, Human Resources Supervisor; Ext 1213 Annie Sebesta, Human Resources Assistant; Ext 1214 SERVICES PROVIDED: Across the City’s varied work force (Fire Services, Police Services, Library, Art Gallery, Economic Development & Tourism, Engineering Services, Roads, Water & Wastewater, Parks & Open Spaces, Building, By-law, Planning & Development, and Financial Services) the Human Resources Division provides support in the following areas: • Workforce planning • Recruitment and retention • Collective Bargaining • Labour Relations • Performance management • Compensation • Health and Safety • Training & Development • HR and H & S Policy development CITY CLERKS DEPARTMENT Provides the Statutory responsibilities and services of the Municipal Clerk to City Council and the Public. Office Location: City Hall 2nd Floor, Room 203 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound ON N4K 2H4, Phone: (519) 376-4440 Fax: 519-371-0511 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Email: cityadmin@owensound.ca Staff: Kristen M. Van Alphen, City Clerk; Ext 1228 Bonnie Seaman, Administrative Coordinator; Ext 1222 Helen White, Deputy Clerk; Ext 1247 Lee-Anne Kazarian, Legislative Services Coordinator; Ext 1268 Jeff Smith, By-law Coordinator; Ext 1241 SERVICES PROVIDED: • City Council Support • Corporate Records Retention • Council Agendas, By-laws and Minute Preparation • Municipal Election Management • Licenses: • Business • Lottery (Bingo/Raffle/Break Open Ticket) • Marriage • Civil Marriage Ceremonies • Assessment Roll Information • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Requests • Vital Statistics Services • Municipal Property Agreements • City of Owen Sound Policy Management • Stop Up and Close Road Requests • Commissioner of Oaths/Affidavits • Liability Insurance Claims • Boards and Committees of Council Support • Planning Notices LICENCING: Business: Businesses that operate within the City of Owen Sound are required to have a business license. • General Business $150 • Home Occupation $150 • Relocation of Business $150 • Refreshment Vehicle $220 • Street Vendor $500 or $1,000 (depending on location - bid proposal) • Hawker & Peddler (up to 5 consecutive days) $300 (per year) $600 Lottery: Lottery licenses (Bingo/Raffle/Break Open Ticket) are approved and issued to eligible organizations. Marriage: Licenses are issued only to the bride and/or groom. License fee is $150. VITAL STATISTICS: Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates Application forms to obtain a birth/death/marriage certifi- cate from the Office of the Registrar General are available at the Clerk’s office. Civil Marriage The City Clerk and staff delegated by the Clerk are avail- able to perform Civil Marriage Services. The cost of a Civil Marriage Ceremony is $350, plus applicable taxes. ($395.50) Boards and Committees of Council: Applications and information for members of the public to serve on the various Boards and Committees of Council are available in the Clerk’s office. Assessment Roll Information: The Municipal Assessment Roll that contains property informa- tion is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Watch for the Doors Open Guide in The Sun Times!
  8. 8. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 9 CITY MANAGERS Commissioner of Oaths: Commissioning Services are offered by the Clerk and staff delegated by the Clerk. The Commissioning fee is $45.20 (incl. HST). City Council: City Council meetings are held every other Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Rogers TV usually televises these meetings. Meetings are also streamed online at: http://www.owensound.ca/council/council-summary.php Council Agenda and Minutes are also available on the City’s website at www.owensound.ca Web Services: Visit the City’s Web Page to obtain more information on services provided by the Clerk’s Department or to download forms or link to other government documents related to the duties of the Clerk. ANIMAL CONTROL OWEN SOUND ANIMAL SHELTER 2125 18th Avenue East OWEN SOUND ON N4K 6Y3 Phone: 519-372-1123 Hours: Monday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Website: www.bmts.com/~osas/ Visit the shelter...you may find that special friend to adopt SERVICES PROVIDED: The Animal Shelter provides care to stray animals until owners can reclaim their pets or others have an opportunity to adopt a pet. Contractors: Todd & Renee Robbins Telephone: (519) 372-1123 City Clerks Department eorgianc.on.ca/orillia Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  9. 9. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT 10 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Community Services... helping to build the community “where you want to live“. Pamela Coulter, Director; pcoulter@owensound.ca Pat Bryant, Administrative Assistant; pbryant@owensound.ca City Hall, Main Floor 808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4 (519) 376-4440 ext 1256 The Community Services Dept places a high priority on creat- ing a community where development enhances the City and creates a safe urban environment where our residents and visi- tors can be active and healthy. Need a building permit? Want to register your children for swimming lessons or a summer camp? Community Services offers recreation programs, accessible playgrounds, cemetery, parks, open spaces, and playing fields and many exciting events and cultural experiences, land use planning, building, all within an attractive and safe community. BUILDING DIVISION Brian Green, Chief Building Official bgreen@owensound.ca The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that all construction within the City conforms to the Ontario Building Code, City Bylaws and other applicable laws. The Division coordinates new building projects in the City working closely with the Operations Department and Planning Division, to encourage development. Services: • Building Permits (building, plumbing, conditional, demolition, change of use) required to construct, renovate and/or alter existing or new buildings or structures • Inspections of projects under permit to ensure that the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-laws and all other applicable laws are upheld for the duration of the project • Preparation of Statistics for use by federal, provin- cial & municipal agencies, the Building and Development Industry, as well as the media If you’re thinking of renovating, installing a swimming pool, building a deck or other construction, you may need a Building Permit. Even small additions, decks, garden sheds are required to meet Zoning By-law standards. 2013 Residential Permit Fees: New House and Additions Min. $120 Accessory Structures Min. $120 Plumbing Min. $95/unit Demolition (under 175 cu.m) Min. $180/structure Not sure if you need a permit? Call 519-376-4440 ext. 1275 building@owensound.ca PLANNING DIVISION Nick Popovich, Community Planner npopovich@owensound.ca The City of Owen Sound Planning Division is a small group of professionals who provide customer service to residents, developers, builders and other regarding the ongoing development of our City. We work closely with other City Departments to ensure that the land use goals and vision of Council and the community are attained. The Planning Division has two primary functions - to formulate policy that guides the development of our City as well as to process applications for new development. Policy direction to stakeholders is provided through the City’s Official Plan, which is a general outline of what type of land use should take place and where that development should occur. The main implementation tool used by the Planning Division is the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, which was updated and approved in 2010. The Zoning B-law implements the Official Plan by establishing specific land uses and regula- tions pertaining to those land uses. In terms of application review, we evaluate each new devel- opment application on its merits and compliance with appli- cable laws. Our team is here to serve you with any land use questions that you may have. Stop by the Planning Division to obtain information relating to: • Land Use, including development plans • Official Plan designation and policy • Zoning of your property - uses permitted and relevant site and building regulations (ie. setbacks and parking) • Site Plan, Plans of Subdivision and Condominium applications and approvals • Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Consents and Minor Variances Community Services Department
  10. 10. • Community Improvement Plan including Facade and Structural Improvement Program. To obtain more information and to find out “What’s New”, visit us online @ www.owensound.ca/planning Heritage Programs Sandra Parks, Heritage Planning Co-ordinator building@owensound.ca The Planning Division is also responsible for Heritage Programs within the City. The Heritage Coordinator can provide you with information regarding the properties that are listed on the Heritage Register and Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. The City’s Strategic Plan suggests the City should advocate preservation of significant buildings, structures and natural heritage, preserving and celebrating its unique history through architectural preservation and historical interpretation. Programs: • Heritage Register: An inventory of properties of cultural heritage value or interest. Currently contains 150 listings. Take a virtual tour online. • Designated Properties: To date 30 properties have been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. • Heritage Permits: For alterations to designated proper- ties. • Façade & Structural Improvement Program: A grant program that encourages restoration and rehabilita- tion of downtown store fronts and designated buildings. • Heritage Property Tax Relief Program: Provides Tax Refunds to eligible designated property owners who wish to opt into the program. • Interpretive Plaque Program: The Interpretive Plaque program began in 1998; to date 46 plaques have been placed around the City. Take a virtual tour online. • Interpretive Walking Tours: Historic Walking/Biking Tour brochures available at the Visitor Centre or City Hall • Doors Open: Since 2003, the City has participated in this province wide celebration of Community Heritage. The date of the 2013 Owen Sound event is June 1 and 2. To volunteer for Doors Open, call 376-4440 Ext. 1275. • Web Site: Visit the heritage pages at www.owensound.ca/heritage. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 11 Community Services Department DOORS OPEN OWEN SOUND June 1st & 2nd, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Free admission 160 years of Heritage is waiting for you to explore. ~ Owen Sound’s history as told through its buildings ~ Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration of community heritage designed to create access, awareness and excitement about our heri- tage. It provides residents and visitors alike with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places within our community - all free of charge. Volunteers: No heritage knowledge required . . . just enthu- siasm. What better way to learn more about these historic sites than to spend a half day volunteering at a site! To Volunteer or get more information, visit www. owensound.ca/heritage/doorsopen.php or contact Sandra Parks, Heritage Planning Coordinator at building@owensound.ca or 519-376-4440 Ext. 1275 Visit our website: www.owensound.ca to experience a virtual tour of the City’s Register of Heritage Properties and Historical Interpretive Plaques Contact us if you are interested in listing your property on the City’s Heritage Register
  11. 11. 12 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Bill Walker, MPPBRUCE-GREY-OWEN SOUND 920 1st Ave W, Suite 100 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K5 bill.walkerco@pc.ola.org www.billwalkermpp.com 519-371-2421 1-800-461-2664 CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP Sunset Strip, Owen Sound 519-371-5337(JEEP) www.foxchrysler.com #1 Volume Chrysler Dodge Jeep Retailer in Grey-Bruce Check out our Auto section every Thursday in the Sun Times, or online at www.owensoundsuntimes.ca! HAL WRIGHT CHEVROLET • CADILLAC GMC • BUICK SALES • LEASING • SERVICE • PARTS www.halwrightchevroletcadillacgm.com We stand behind our cars, service & community. Located on the Sunset Strip in Owen Sound 519-376-5580 519-371-4447 KIA OF OWEN SOUND Hwy. 26 East, Owen Sound www.kiaos.ca 2014 SORENTO CHRYSLER/JEEP/DODGE/RAM #1 In Customer Satisfaction 519-376-4882 SUNSET STRIP, OWEN SOUND 1-800-665-1343 SALE HOURS: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm - Mon., Thurs. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Sat. Telephone: 519-376-6350 • www.mtlaw.ca Ross Thomson MURRAY & THOMSON L A W Y E R S Divorce & Family Law Wills, Estates & Trusts Wrongful Dismissal Contruction Liens Civil Litigation Mediation Business Law Municipal Law Real Estate: Purchases - Sales - Mortgages
  12. 12. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 13 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT RECREATION, CULTURE & EVENTS Brenda Dailey, Facilities Booking Coordinator bdailey@owensound.ca Doug Cleverley, Event Facilitator dcleverley@owensound.ca The Recreation Division is responsible for the booking of all City Facilities and Parks. The Division is also committed to providing recreation programs that reflect the needs of the community and offer opportunities for an active healthy life- style. Recreation also offers summer programming for youth including day camp and specialty camps, swimming pro- grams as well as the Skateboard and Bike Parks in partner- ship with the Owen Sound Family Y. The Culture & Events Division is responsible for Events in the City, including Celebrate Summer Owen Sound, New Year’s Eve, etc. as well as the implementation of the Cultural Awards program and other cultural initiatives. Culture & Events Division is committed to ensuring residents and visitors alike experience the City’s authenticity, natural amenities, diversity and community spirit. Many cultural and special events are held throughout the year - the annual Home & Cottage Expo, celebrating the kick-off of summer at Canada Day, Harbour Nights concert series, Movies & Music, Owen Sound Cultural Awards and the award winning Festival of Northern Lights. This year we are “Celebrating Summer” again! Plan to attend events like Harbour Nights or enjoy a movie under the stars at Harrison Park. Check out www.owensound.ca for all that’s worth celebrating this summer in Owen Sound! PARKS AND OPEN SPACE John W. Howard, Manager jwhoward@owensound.ca Owen Sound has beautiful trails through the Niagara Escarpment and rivers, valleys and parks throughout the city with many different amenities and features. The City main- tains a range of playgrounds, sportsfields and green space and provides the following services: • Horticulture - planting and maintenance of various feature plantings • Greenwood Cemetery administration and maintenance • Arboriculture - tree maintenance and planting on City prop- erty, Parks and public right-of-ways including Memorial/ Commemorative Tree Planting Program • Operation of Harrison Park and Kelso Campgrounds For Facility Bookings call 519-376-1440 or check us out online Greenwood Cemetery 190 1st Street South West 519-376-3203 or cemetery@owensound.ca Greenwood Cemetery is located on 40 acres of land in the southwesterly corner of the City. Surrounded by tall, stately maples and cedar hedges, a wooded ravine with a trail runs diagonally through the centre of the cemetery. It is a traditional cemetery with areas for both upright monuments and flat mark- ers. The original house is now used as a cemetery office; a maintenance complex for storing grounds equipment is located behind the house. The cemetery has three Columbaria as well as a scattering garden. Greenwood Cemetery is a place for the living—please come and visit. Visitation is daily from sunrise to sundown. Greenwood Cemetery Walking Tour available at Cemetery, City Hall, Tourism or on-line. The cemetery office is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other times by appointment. Mausoleum Access Hours May 1st to October 15 7 days a week: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information, rates, etc. available at www.owensound.ca FACILITY AMENITIES Victoria Park 700 10th St. E Grandstand 400 m Track Field Kelso Park Eddie Sargent Pkwy Amphitheatre, Picnic Tables Splash Pad, Ball Diamond, Soccer Field Harrison Park 75 2nd Ave East Walking Trails, Outdoor Swimming Pools (2) Bird Sanctuary Picnic Shelter, Mini-golf Restaurant 2 playgrounds (1 accessible) Outdoor Rink/Basketball court Paddle Boat/Canoe Rentals Shuffleboard/Horseshoes/Tennis Campgrounds Harrison Park Bookings May-Oct 519-371-9734 104 sites Hydro & Water hook-ups Laundromat Showers & flush toilets Dumping station Firewood (no outside wood allowed) Kelso Beach (overflow & special events camping) Approximately 35 sites Hydro & water hook-ups
  13. 13. 14 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Family and Rec Swims Family Fun Gym Length Swimming Adult Swim Conditioning Centre Walking / Running Track Open Gym Activities for All Ages In recognition for the financial support received from our municipal partner, the City of Owen Sound, for the building of the new Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre, the Family Y will host four FREE ACCESS days for Owen Sound residents annually. Partner Days Upcoming 2013 Partner Days Saturday, May 5 Sunday, August 18 Saturday, November 23 Visit www.owensound.ca or www.ymcaowensound.on.ca prior to each Partner Day for a complete schedule of activities, facility times and pool admission requirements. Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 700 10th Street East Owen Sound, ON 519 376-0484
  14. 14. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 15 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT Facility Rental & Permits BANQUET & MEETING FACILITIES Situated on the shores of Georgian Bay, the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre offers a wide range of facilities, amenities and services. Banquet halls, meeting rooms, an arena and 900 parking spaces ensure that any size of gathering can be hosted in style. Harrison Park Community Centre is also available for rent to host social and recreational activities. Call us at 519-376-1440 for your next get together big or small, or visit our website at www.owensound.ca or www.thebayshore.ca for more information. Facility Bookings Owen Sound has facilities available to suit functions for all occasions and for all sizes of gatherings. Whether it’s a family picnic, a wedding or a concert, the City has the facility in which to host it! For Facility Bookings, call 376-1440 or check us out on-line. Booking Policies and Procedures: The following facilities can be booked through Service Owen Sound in person: City Hall, 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. By Phone: 519-376-1440: • Picnic Shelters – Kelso Park and Harrison Park • Harrison Park Community Centre • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Halls Payment: • All rentals totalling less than $150 must be paid in full at time of booking. • All hall rentals totalling more than $150 must provide a minimum $150 deposit to confirm rental. • An administration charge of $40 will be levied for all payments returned Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) • Payment options: Cash, Cheque, Visa or Mastercard Licensed Functions: When you book a City facility and your event will be licensed under the AGCO, there are certain requirements that you must meet. The following are just a few of these requirements: • All functions must have a set up sheet submitted to the appropriate facility a minimum two weeks prior to function • Proof of $2 million third party liability insurance naming the City of Owen Sound as an additional insured • Appropriate number of certified SmartServe bartenders • Comply with all City by-laws and policies and AGCO Regulations FACILITY AMENITIES HARRY LUMLEY BAYSHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE 1900 3rd Avenue East Bay Room accommodates 135-275 Rutherford Hall (Bay/Sound rms) Sound Room accommodates 90-200 accommodates 275-650 Shore Room accommodates 50-175 1 ice/floor pad available for tournaments, concerts, trade shows Upper concourse walking track Outdoor Gazebo & Patio, beautiful gardens, J. Irvine Brown accessible playground Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre (Victoria Park) 700 10th St East Arenas - 2 NHL size ice pads Health, Fitness & Recreation Centre (operated by the Family Y) featuring: - 8 lane competition pool - Therapeutic pool - Full Fitness Facility - Walking Track Harrison Park Community Centre 75 2nd Avenue East Heritage Stone building accommodates 75 Community events; family reunions Wood-burning fireplace (wood available for purchase - no outside wood)
  15. 15. Ball Diamond bookings start annually on the first business day of April in person at City Hall or call 519-376-4440 Ext. 1254. The City has two modern facilities to serve Owen Sound and area: • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound • Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre – twin ice pad 700 10th Street East, Owen Sound Owen Sound’s Community Services Department is committed to serving the needs of user groups and residents who use Owen Sound facilities. An Ice Allocation Policy has been developed to be fair, transparent and applied consistently and equitably to all ice users. The policy outlines allocation priority, process and timelines and is available on-line at www.owensound.ca or through the Community Services Department. To book ice time, please call Brenda Dailey at 376-4440 Ext. 1254 or check for available ice time at www.owensound.ca. 16 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA ICE RENTAL RATES 2013 FALL/WINTER RATES (Includes HST) Minor Adult Non-Prime Time Monday to Friday, 11:00 pm - 4:30 $111.77 $139.72 Prime Time MondaytoFriday,4:30pm-11:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 6:00 am-11:00 pm $142.88 $195.72 2013 SUMMER ICE RATES Prime Time Monday to Sunday, 6:00 am-11:00 pm $195.72 • Rates based on 50 minute hour • Rates subject to change All for profit ice rentals and minor individuals/organizations not from Owen Sound, will be charged the adult rate. 2013 Ice Rental chart 4/4/13 10:11 AM Page 1 Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre (Full Day Rates) Room Capacity Prime Time Non-Prime Bay 267 $551.35 $267.25 Sound 202 $432.01 $208.86 Rutherford 428 $927.55 $454.03 Christie Hare 1 50 $130.75 $103.64 Christie Hare 2 100 $262.16 $137.71 Combined 144 $384.12 $214.04 FACILITY 2013 Rate (rates include HST) Picnic Shelters Harrison Park 9 rows of tables $8.90/row Kelso Park 8 rows of tables $6.41/row Harrison Park Community Centre Adult $158.98 Youth $127.18 Bandshell $31.80 CHARTS 2013 4/4/13 10:08 AM Page 1 Community Halls Sport Fields Ice Rentals Call for other available rooms and amenities and applicable rates. Extra fees may also apply. All rates subject to change. 1/2 day rental rates are available. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT FACILITY 2013 RATE (rates include HST) GAMES (2.5 HR) PRACTICES (1 HR) Minor Adult Minor Adult Ball Diamonds (14) Class A (lit fields) Duncan McLellan Tom Williams $49.92 $71.30 $9.97 $14.27 Class B - St. Georges $43.61 $62.29 $8.77 $12.46 Class C - St. Juliens; Kelso; Harrison Field; Kinsmen $21.18 $30.26 $4.26 $6.06 Soccer Fields Kelso Beach, Victoria Park $44.56 $63.65 $11.23 $16.05 Kiwanis Complex A Field $64.29 $91.68 $16.05 $22.92 Kiwanis Complex D Field $44.56 $63.65 $11.23 $16.05 $389.12
  16. 16. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 17 ADMISSION FEES Single Rate Family Rate Regular skating $3.00 $6.00 Fall Skating Membership (excl. Shinney Hockey/Figure and Thursday Adult Skate) $27.00 (20 Skates) $60.00 (20 Skates) Adult Public Skating $4.00 $37 (20 Skates) Shinney: Hockey/Figure skating $9.00 For up-to-date recreational skating information, please call City hall or the respective facility. The schedule may change due to program requirements or maintenance needs. All arenas are closed on Dec 25, 26 & Jan 1. Capacity restrictions apply to all skates. Note: Schedules & rates subject to change; Memberships can be purchased at City Hall or Bayshore Community Centre. Full Skating Schedule including Christmas, PD and March Break Skating will be available by mid-September. RECREATIONAL SKATING FALL/WINTER SKATING SCHEDULE SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY FREE PUBLIC SKATING (all ages) 1:30 - 2:50 pm REC CENTRE Starts Oct. 13 PRE-SCHOOL (5 yrs & under) 10 - 10:50 am BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 14 NOON SKATE 12 - 1:20 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 1 HOCKEY SHINNEY 12 - 12:50 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 2 NOON SKATE 12 - 1:20 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 3 FIGURE SKATE SHINNEY 7:30 - 9 am BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 4 SKATE-8 (8 yrs & under) 11 - 11:50 am BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 19 ADULT SKATE 7:00 - 8:00 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 3 ADULT NOON SKATE 12 - 1:20 pm REC CENTRE Starts Oct. 4 SPRING SUMMER SKATING SCHEDULE (Commencing May 1st to end of August) JULIE MCARTHUR REGIONAL RECREATION CENTRE 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. No membership available for the Spring & Summer Skating Schedule *Bring your own skates TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Roller Skating* Excl. July 9th & Aug. 6th Adult Shinney Noon Skate Roller Skating* Excl. July 11th & Aug. 8th Adult Skate
  17. 17. 808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: (519) 376-4440 and Extension # Fax: (519) 371-0511 Website: www.owensound.ca Director of Financial Services - Wayne Ritchie Ext. 1238 Administrative Assistant - Linda McDonald Ext. 1239 Tax Services Ext. 1249 Services Provided: • Issue Interim and Final Tax Bills • Tax Collection • Administer Monthly and Instalment Payment Plans • Issue Tax Certificates • Tax Inquiries • Process Title Changes • Process Applications for: o Tax Adjustments o Vacancy Tax Rebates o Charity Rebates • Process Assessment Review Board Decisions • Process Minutes of Settlements Taxpayers have negotiated with MPAC • Maintain accurate mailing addresses • Correspond with Taxpayers’ Mortgage Companies Water/Waste Water Ext. 1243 Services Provided: • Water / Waste Water billing and collections • Billing Inquiries • Co-ordinate meter readers • Set up new accounts • Final billings for accounts Accounting Ext. 1240 Services Provided: • Financial Statements and Financial Information Returns • Operating and Capital Budget • Accounts Receivable • Performance Measures • Payroll Purchasing Ext. 1246 Services Provided: • General Information • Purchasing of all Goods and Services through Public Tendering Process • Liaise with Suppliers and Public re: Procurement Process Information Technology Ext. 1411 Services Provided: • Construct and maintain City technology infrastructure connecting all City facilities providing data exchange, manipulation and storage across the organization • Configure computer and other technological hardware and provide support for its use • Provide software applications maintenance and support • Create and maintain City website • Support all tools for communications • Provide expertise and technological solutions to foster efficiencies and better customer service SERVICE OWEN SOUND ...your connection to City Hall 808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound ON N4K 2H4 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: 519-376-1440 Fax: 519-371-0511 Website: www.owensound.ca SERVICES PROVIDED: Payments Accepted: • Tax Accounts, Water/Wastewater Accounts, City Invoices, Commissioning, Lottery/Business, Marriage Licenses We sell: • Garbage Bag Tags, Dog/Cat Licenses, Blue Boxes & Compost Pails, Tickets for Special Events, Skating Passes Information: • General Tax/Water/Waste Water Inquiries • Set up Pre-Autorized Tax & Water Plans • Statement of Accounts for Taxes • Applications for Birth, Marriage Certificates Available • Civil Marriage Packages Available • Licensing Information: Lottery, Business, Marriage • Some Tourist Information Brochures Available • Harrison Park Public Skating Rink • General Inquiries Other Services: • Your Voice at City Hall - Answering the Phones • Accept Public Donations (i.e. Tree Plantings, Memorial Trees, Animal Shelter, Farmers’ Market) • Facility Bookings; Bayshore Halls & Gazebo, Harrison Park Community Centre & Picnic Tables, Kelso Beach Picnic Tables & Amphitheatre Financial Services Department FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPT 18 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  18. 18. OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 19 Operations Department The Operations Department includes four divisions: • Engineering Services Division • Public Works Division • Facilities Division • Water & Wastewater Division DIRECTOR’S OFFICE Brad McRoberts, MPA, P.Eng. Director of Operations 808 2nd Avenue East, Lower Floor Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4 Phone: (519) 376-4440 Ext 1021 Fax: (519) 371-0511 The Office of the Director of Operations is responsible for ensuring that the services provided by the Department meet the goals established by Council and that the Department operates within the approved policies and procedures of the City. The Director’s Office directly oversees the Airport and Transit services for the City. Billy Bishop Airport The Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport is a Transport Canada reg- istered airfield located 4 km east of Owen Sound on Highway 26. The 6000 square foot Terminal Building is open for business 7 days a week year round. The airside facilities include a 3932 foot (1198 m) runway, an apron for aircraft parking, fuel for piston and jet aircraft, and hangars for aircraft storage. The runway and taxiways are lighted for night operations. The general public is welcome to visit and take advantage of the services available including aircraft charter, flight training and sightseeing tours. Aircraft owners can also utilize the aircraft maintenance facility based at the airport. For further information about the Airport and the services available phone 519-371-6936. Conventional Transit 1020 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario 519-376-3299 The Conventional Transit service is a four (4) route system oper- ating during the day Monday through Saturday. All four routes provide 1/2 hour service from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, bus services operate between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm with 1/2 hour service on all routes. For information regarding bus routes, times and fares contact the Transit Terminal at 519-376-3299. Specialized Transit The Specialized Transit service is a door-to- door transporta- tion service for residents of the City with mobility limitations that restrict their ability to use the City’s conventional transit service. The service operates Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For an application or information regarding the Specialized Transit service phone 519-376-4440 extension 1261. ENGINEERING SERVICES Chris Webb, P. Eng. Manager of Engineering Services 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: (519) 376-4440 Ext 3300 Fax: (519) 372-1209 Office Hours Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services Provided: • City Utilities and Services Information • Special Services Applications (approval for roads sidewalk and curb cuts, municipal utility service connections) • Servicing Agreements and Administration • Technical Inquiries related to City utility servicing (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer/drainage) • Road and Right of Way Coordination • Street Occupation Permits (approval to work in City streets and right of ways) • Traffic Signal Contract and Maintenance • Coordination with utility companies (Hydro One, Bell, Union Gas, Rogers, etc) • Entrance Approvals • Subdivision Agreements and Development Coordination (with Planning Division) • City Infrastructure Capital Planning, Project Management & Public Information New construction, reconstruction and upgrading of City owned infrastructure such as roads, watermain, sewers, traffic signals, streetlighting, sidewalks, water treatment plant and pumping stations, sewage treatment plant and pumping station • City Engineering Specifications, Documents and Records Easy, Reliable, Convenient. ENJOY THE RIDE!
  19. 19. PUBLIC WORKS Kevin DeLeebeek, P.Eng. Manager of Public Works 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext 3406 Services Provided: • Winter and Summer Maintenance of Roads, Sidewalks and Streetlights • Fleet Repair and Management • Garbage Collection For County Roads in the City contact: Grey County Transportation and Public Safety 519-376-7337 Matt Prentice, M.Eng. P.Eng Manager of Water and Wastewater 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext. 3224 Services provided: • Sanitary and Storm Sewer Main and Lateral Repairs on the Public Rights of Way • Water Treatment and Distribution • Wastewater (sewage) Treatment and Collection • Utility Locates for Water and Sewer • Waste Diversion and Recycling Programs WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Chris Hughes, Environmental Supervisor 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext. 3406 LEAF & YARD COMPOST SITE 28th Avenue East, north of 20th Street Open annually spring to fall, dusk to dawn GOODS EXCHANGE DAYS 2013 Saturday, April 27, Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, October 26, 2013 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS 2013 1900 20th Street East 9:00 am to 2:00 pm April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 10, September 7, October 5 & 19 MILLER WASTE TRANSFER STATION AND CITY OF OWEN SOUND RECYCLING DEPOT The Miller Waste Transfer Station/City of Owen Sound Recycling Depot is located on 20th Avenue East North of 20th Street East. The hours of operation are: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. RECYCLING The City provides many recycling opportunities. The programs include both curbside pickup and depot based programs. Residential The City provides bi-weekly residential curbside recycling pickup. Residential Blue Boxes are for sale at either City Hall or the Public Works Office. Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) In 2006 the City passed a By-Law requiring all ICI facilities within the City to recycle. Recycling carts are available for weekly curbside collection for most commercial and institu- tional facilities. Please contact Public Works if your ICI facil- ity requires assistance in setting up a recycling program. Corrugated Cardboard Cardboard from the downtown core is picked up every week. All other areas are collected on a monthly basis. All cardboard should be flattened and bundled and not exceed 1 metre (3’) in any dimension or exceed 18 kilograms (40 pounds) in weight. Boxboard Plastic and wax-coated boxboard (such as cereal boxes) and tetra-paks (juice boxes) are included in the regular bi-weekly blue box collection. StyrofoamPolystyrene and Electronics These materials must be delivered to the Recycling Centre. For a list of acceptable items please see the City’s Website or call Public Works. Operations Department OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT 20 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA WASTE & WASTEWATER
  20. 20. OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT Operations Department 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 21 WASTE COLLECTION The City provides bi-weekly curbside waste collection. All domestic and commercial premises are allowed a maximum of three containers/bags per week for the downtown core. Outside the downtown core, a maximum of four containers/bags bi-weekly. Every container/bag must have a bag tag. For garbage in a container the top bag or item inside the container must have a bag tag attached to it. Garbage Bags or Containers must not weigh more than 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Purchasing Bag Tags Bag tags may be purchased individually at City Hall or the Public Works Office, and in multiples of 5 at several independent businesses throughout the City. Please contact Public Works at 519-376-4274 for additional information regarding the City’s Waste Management Programs or visit the City’s Website at www.owensound.ca FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Craig Ruppenthal, Facilities Manager Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Avenue East OWEN SOUND ON N4K 2M6 Telephone: (519) 376-3594 ext. 4222 Fax: (519) 376-6559 Office Hours: Monday & Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tues.,Wed.& Thurs. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. SERVICES PROVIDED: • Co-ordination and set up for all events at the facilities • Maintenance of all City Buildings including: • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre • Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre offering Twin Pad Arena ChildCareServicesCall these child care experts today! CHILD CARE (18 months to 5 years) SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE (JK to 12 years) Throughout Grey & Bruce A Certified Playing to Learn Curriculum Provider! For more information on our unique curriculum visit our website: www.ymcaowensound.on.ca FAMILYY CHILD CARE Owen Sound 519-376-0484 Port Elgin 519-832-6225 Kincardine 519-396-9622 Ripley 519-395-5570 Hanover 519-364-4938 “We Have the Answers in Quality Child Care” “Quality child care available for ages 18 months to 10 years. School age care available before and after school and all school holidays (including July and August).” 1032 2nd AVE. WEST OWEN SOUND 519-371-9471 Brooke Montessori Toddler School 435 21st Street West, Owen Sound 519-376-3447 Ages from 18 months www.brookemontessoriowensound.com brookemontessori@hughes.net Amabel Sauble Childcare Centre 555 Sauble Falls Parkway, Sauble Beach ascc3611@yahoo.ca or 519-422-3611 Infants Toddlers Preschoolers Before/After School & Summer Day Camp in both Sauble Beach & Southampton Quality Programs Child Centered Curriculum
  21. 21. 22 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICE WHAT WE DO… SUPPRESSION • Fire Suppression • Emergency Medical Response 1st Aid / Defibrillation / Resuscitation • Extrication • Confined Space Rescue • High Angle Rescue • Trench Rescue • Marine/Ice Rescue • Hazardous Materials Response • Mutual Aid • Municipal emergency planning and preparedness PREVENTION • Fire Prevention • Public Education and Awareness • Fire Inspections • Plan Examinations • Fire Code Enforcement TRAINING • Provide overall training and education to the fire personnel OWEN SOUND FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES www.owensoundfireems.com Email: fire@owensound.ca 1209 3rd Avenue East, OWEN SOUND, ON, N4K 2L6 Phone: (519) 376-2512 Fax: (519) 372-0757 “It’s up to you” TO PREVENT FIRES IN YOUR HOME Make Your Intention Fire Prevention! Dial 911in an emergency Mission Statement • TO SAVE LIVES • PROTECT PROPERTY • PREVENT HARM Working Smoke Detectors save lives! Every residence in Ontario must have a working smoke detector on every level and outside all sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide is invisible and odourless and can kill you in no time at all. Only a carbon monoxide detector can alert you to this deadly gas. Install one today.
  22. 22. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 23 POLICE SERVICES OWEN SOUND POLICE SERVICE Chief of Police – William Sornberger 922 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON. N4K 4M7 519-376-1234 www.owensoundpolice.com While we at the Owen Sound Police Service continue to ensure the safety of our 22,000 residents, thousands of yearly visitors, 8,900 households and 133 kilometers of roadways, we also enjoy working closely with and being a proud part of our community. The 97 employees of the Owen Sound Police Service many of whom live and raise our families in Owen Sound enjoy giving back and going above our “job descriptions”. Our members are not only active in various community groups and coaching local sports teams they also give back to numerous Charitable Organizations through the Canadian Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Alzheimer’s Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Heart and Stroke Society to name a few. The Owen Sound Police Service, while being one of the most proactive police services in the province for its size, continues to expand not only the enforcement and investigative side of policing but also just as importantly focuses on education and crime prevention. With the assistance of provincial grants and the dedication of personnel, the Owen Sound Police Service ensures that every student in Owen Sound is offered structured and interactive safety lessons. With the addition of the Positive Choices Community Safety Village visiting every elementary school not only have we had personal and positive contact with each student but we are providing them with the tools to make good and healthy decisions on their own. A new initiative “Safe Driving Education” will see officers and our community partners visiting our High Schools and adult groups to provide Distracted and Impaired Driving messaging. The students will have the opportunity to try our many interactive displays designed to demonstrate how much the use of cell phones, iPods, drugs and alcohol will have on their abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle. Owen Sound Police are also always available for presentations to adults, community groups and organizations
  23. 23. POLICE SERVICES 24 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA to discuss a variety of topics. Please contact our Community Services Officer, Constable Chris Hartley at 519-376-1234 ext. 142 or at chartley@owensoundpolice.com to arrange a presentation on many topics including Frauds and Scams, Safe Driving, Internet Safety, Bullying, Drugs, Street Smarts as well as Senior and Child Safety. Volunteers – We at the Police Service could not serve our community without the assistance of our many volunteers. Whether they are staffing the Community Service Office at Heritage Place Mall, providing us with an extra set of eyes and ears while working with our Citizens on Patrol (COP), student volunteers at our many community events and fundraisers, or as a member of our Auxiliary Police Unit we are completely indebted to all of these wonderful volunteers that give so freely of their time. We hope to see you at the many community events that we will be attending over this next year; 14th Annual NHL Alumni Game, 14th Annual Polar Bear Dip, Salmon Derby Kids Day, Cuff Links Golf Tournament, Beat the Heat with Buster, Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun, Owen Sound Fall Fair, Keystone Family Fun Day, Big Ticket Night with the Attack, Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, Seniors Fair, Health Fair and many, many others. To learn more about the Owen Sound Police Service and to view the many services that we provide to our community or how you can also become involved please visit our web site at www.owensoundpolice.com Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  24. 24. THE LIBRARY 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 25 Like over 12,000 residents of Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, Chatsworth and West Meaford, you already belong. What are you waiting for? Pick up your Library card today! Preschool story times, school projects, teen programs, genealogy research, computer upgrading, adult education, free wifi, volunteer opportunities and more. Find something for all of your ages and stages @ the Library. 824 1st Avenue West Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4 519-376-6623 Visit the Library Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Friday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 24/7 @ www.owensound.library.on.ca or www.facebook.com/OSNGUPL Chatsworth, Georgian Bluffs, West Meaford, Owen Sound
  25. 25. 26 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA MUSEUMS Owen Sound Museums 948 3rd Ave West Owen Sound, Ontario 519 371 0031 www.billybishop.org 1155 1st Ave. West Owen Sound, Ontario 519 371 3333 www.marinerail.com Visit the boyhood home of Canada’s famous flying ace and wartime hero, William Avery “Billy” Bishop, located in downtown Owen Sound. Find out about his amazing life and legacy as well as Canada’s military and aviation history. Experience a slice of Victorian lifestyle in this national historic site featuring many furnishings and possessions of the Bishop family, who first lived in this grand home over a century ago. Outside enjoy the beautiful, Victorian-era inspired gardens. In July and August, Victorian Teas take place on the grounds. This summer see To Learn, To Serve, To Advance about the history of the air cadet movement as well as Local Heroes, an exhibit focusing on Owen Sound’s three Victoria Cross winners. Travel back in time to Owen Sound’s industrial past when the city was a thriving port. Housed in a former Canadian National Railway station on the city’s waterfront, the Museum features artefacts, scale models, archival photos, and interactive stations. Outside the made in Owen Sound tug the Ancaster is on display. Visitors can also go on board a restored caboose sitting on the area’s only remaining rail lines. On exhibit this summer Scottish Spirit, Canadian Dreams: The Kennedy Story, an exhibit looking at the rich industrial legacy of William Kennedy and Sons Ltd. The Last Stop provides an historic overview about the end of rail in the Owen Sound area. This summer the Marine & Rail Museum will be a perfect venue view the tall ships when they arrive in the harbour this August. Discover History and Heritage at the Owen Sound Museums Open to all… admission by donation… seven days week all summer Stay in Touch Facebook www.facebook.billybishop.org www.facebook.marinerail.com Twitter @osmuseums Sign up for our weekly e-news to get the latest news from the Museums and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Along with our web sites, follow all the latest news, events and happenings online via... Check all of the above regularly for programming and special event updates over the summer.
  26. 26. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 27 MUSEUMS Funky Fridays Billy Bishop Home & Museum Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum July 9, 23, 30, August 2, 9, 23 Free drop-in family activities The history of our museums’ come alive when we combine creative crafts and exciting science! Every week it’s something new. Victorian Teas Billy Bishop Home & Museum A summer tradition continues July 10, 24, August 7, 21 ● Dessert Teas at 2 p.m.; $4 members, $6 non-members ● Luncheon Teas at 12 p.m.; $8 members, $10 non-members Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Billy Bishop Home & Museum starting June15th. Museum Explorers Summer Camps Billy Bishop Home & Museum Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum July 15-19 & August 12-16 Ages: 6-12, $15/day or $60/wk We’re recruiting and training Museum Explorers to uncover the stories, artefacts, and people of our aviation, military, marine, rail, industrial, and Victorian history. We’ll go on digs, uncover mysteries, play games, and build cool gadgets, tools, and toys. Registration and daily program outlines will be available online on May 1st at www.billybishop.org and www.marinerail.com. Email tpfeffer@owensound.ca or call 519-371-0031. Victorian Gardens Billy Bishop Home & Museum Every Monday — July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 $50 per child *This program requires an ongoing commitment throughout the summer. This summer we’re giving area kids the space, tools, training, and guidance to teach them how to grow a vegetable garden on the historic grounds of the Billy Bishop Home & Museum. This group of green thumbs will learn through cultivating a traditional Victorian garden - sharing in the harvest, and sharing the knowledge they harvest. Get Involved... Become a Museum Volunteer Volunteers are the lifeblood of Owen Sound Museums We want everyone to discover history and heritage at the Billy Bishop Home & Museum and the Marine & Rail Museum. But we can only do this through a dedicated team of volunteers. If you have the time, enjoy helping out, and like interacting with others, why not get involved. There’s always something for our volunteers to do. Contact Diane Sprung at 519 371 0031 / dsprung@owensound.ca Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  27. 27. There’s always something going on at the TOM! Experience what’s made history and what’s happening now in Canadian art, along with hands-on opportunities to engage with the world of art-making. Whether it’s peaceful contemplation or a challenge to the way you see the world, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery has something to excite the maverick in you. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is a regional public gallery and national cultural attraction with a top-notch, revolving program of contemporary and historical exhibitions, lectures, forums, films, concerts and workshops. A dynamic place where artists and audiences meet and flourish, the Gallery provides visitors with enriching experiences through art. An ambitious program of exhibitions by local, Canadian and international artists makes the Tom Thomson Art Gallery a destination point to experience the ever-changing world of contemporary art. Enjoy new artistic media like video, sound, performance and installation works, alongside traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture and craft, in exhibitions that showcase current trends in visual art. Exhibitions are accom- panied by informative materials and tours are conducted by trained guides —all designed to bring a new dimension to visitors’ enjoyment and appreciation of art and its creation. Established in 1967, the Gallery is named for the iconic Canadian landscape artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) and houses one of Canada’s largest collections of his work. Thomson, who grew up in the Owen Sound area, was a maverick, a break-away artist who fused a passion for the wilderness with a new style of skillful and experimental paint- ing; he inspired the formation of the Group of Seven through his transformative portrayal of the natural world. Canadian Spirit 2013 One With the North From May through October organizations, individuals and businesses will create opportunities to celebrate this event. The Canadian Spirit project will consist of exhibitions, perfor- mances, readings, film series, hands on activities and other events bringing together people to explore, celebrate and connect with Thomson and his legacy. Check the website for events at www.canadianspirit.org Canadian Spirit goes beyond mere homage, providing opportunities for critical engagement and discourse, includ- ing contemporary responses to the work, investigations of the “environmental” tourist market both past and present, and representation from First Nations communities discussing the mythologizing of an “undiscovered” country which had been their home for millennia prior to Thomson’s and the Group of Seven’s depictions of the majestic, unpeopled northlands. As such Canadian Spirit presents a multi-layered, many-faceted opportunity to explore and discover Thomson, and his beloved Algonquin Park, in a way never before presented. Canadian Spirit continues through Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean... marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and the 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future. Works by Tom Thomson and his contemporaries will be on view during our CANADIAN SPIRIT: The Tom Thomson Experience exhibition. Paintings, memorabilia and archi- val images offer an insightful look at Thomson, ranging from his early life in Owen Sound to his untimely death at Canoe Lake in 1917. Thomson is truly one of Canada’s most influ- ential artists of the 20th century and a true Canadian hero! The Wave Passes is one of the many projects we are undertaking as part of our Canadian Spirit 2013: One With the North project. Canadian Spirit is an ongoing annual series developed by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery that will culminate in Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean...marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and itsevolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future. Owen Sound is a unique environment. It is known for the notable Canadians who resided here including Tom Thomson, Agnes McPhail, Nellie McClung, Norman Bethune and Billy Bishop. Owen Sound was the most northern stop for the Underground Railway and plays an important part in the settlement of Canada’s black community. The Women’s Temperance League and the Canadian Suffragette movement all have roots in Owen sound and we are he home of the active Beth Ezekiel Synagogue -- Canada’s last small town synagogue. The history and legacy of Owen Sound is rich, varied, activist and multi-cultural - and not as well known as it should be. A walking-tour of Greenwood Cemetery provides an overview with designations of graves inluding Remarkable Woman, African American, Medical Leader, Political Leader, Victoria Cross, Athletic Leader and Early Pioneer. These people, the well-known and the not-so-well- known, their stories and their legacies will be the inspiration for the projects that will be produced as part of The Wave Passes. Lively and stimulating programs for all ages foster an appre- ciation of contemporary art and culture. Adults, teens and children can participate in an array of learning opportunities including art classes, school programs, workshops, and other art activities. The Gallery also offers lectures by artists and critics, film screenings, readings by writers and poets, concerts, our Art & Architecture tour and TTAG - You’re It! Offsite projects.. Check our website or Facebook page for up to date informa- tion!! Welcome to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery TOM THOMSON ART GALLERY 28 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  28. 28. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 29 PLAN YOUR VISIT The Gallery is located on First Avenue West, beside the Public Library, on the Sydenham River steps from beautiful downtown Owen Sound. Tom Thomson Art Gallery 840 First Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Phone: (519) 376-1932 Email: ttmag@e-owensound.com Gallery Hours Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5pm Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 12 to 5pm Admission: Suggested donation: $5 Members always free! The Gallery Shop features a wide selection of unique gifts and crafts handmade by regional artists, including jewellery, pottery, works in metal, textiles and glass. The Shop also specializes in books, cards and reproductions relating to Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Exhibition related materials are always featured. Stay plugged in! Go to www.tomthomson.org and sign up for our e-newsletter or become a Facebook fan. Become a Member online or fill out the form in this brochure and Join! The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is generously supported by the City of Owen Sound, the Ontario Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts, its volunteers and memberships, foundations, businesses. TOM THOMSON ART GALLERY Your Info Name:_________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________ City: _______________________________Province:___________ Postal Code: __________ Email: __________________________ Day Phone: _______________ Evening Phone: ______________ Payment total amount $_________ q I have enclosed my cheque payable to Tom Thomson Art Gallery. q Please charge my: q Visa q Mastercard Card No. ______________________________ Exp:___________ q Please automatically renew my membership annually. Mail to: Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 VOLUNTEER - one of our most valuable assets - YOU! Volunteers at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery are part of a multi-talented team that assists the gallery in bringing the best of the visual arts to the broader community. There are many ways to get involved - plus, you’ll have a terrific time doing it! Call 519 376-1932 today to find out how to put your talent to work. JOIN! Being a gallery member has it’s benefits! Standard Benefits • Unlimited General Admission MEMBERSHIP LEVELS • Discount on classes, lectures and camps Individual-$35 Senior-$25 Student-$25 • 10% discount on purchases in Gallery Shop (20% off during Members Artist-$25 Family-$45 Shopping Days) • Reciprocal privileges with other galleries and museums • Access to TOM’s email newsletter PINE COUNTRY CIRCLE $100-$249 • Receive all the standard benefits • 2 free tickets to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • Invitations to exclusive members events and exhibition previews • Reduced rates for 2 individulas to TOM fundraisers or events • Recognition in Gallery’s annual review email newsletter • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership) ALGONQUIN LAKE CIRCLE $250-$499 • Receive all Standard and Pine Country Circle benefits • 2 free tickets (4 total) to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • One complimentary exhibition catalogue per year • Exclusive travel opportunities • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership) NORTHERN LIGHTS CIRCLE $500-$999 • Receive all the standard, Pine Country Circle and Algonquin Lake Circle benefits • 2 free tickets (6 total) to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • Private ‘Behind the Scenes” tour with curator for up to 10 friends • Recognition listing on Gallery’s website and in Gallery’s annual review email newsletter • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership) RED SUMAC CIRCLE $1000+ • Receive all the standard, Pine Country Circle, Algonquin Lake Circle and Northern Lights Circle benefits • An invitation to view new acquisitions with Curator or Collections Manager • 2 free tickets (8 total) to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • 2 tickets for one of the Gallery’s fundraising events • Recognition on Galery’s “Wall of Thanks” located in the Gallery Shop • Complimentary Family Membership (great gift!!) • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership)
  29. 29. From the desk of the Director of Community Services The Tall Ships are Coming! We are very excited to be one of the 16 communities in Ontario to be hosting the Tall Ships 1812 Tour on August 16-18th. This will be a fabulous, affordable event for the whole family. For tickets or more information - go to the City’s website www.owensound.ca The Scenic City Order of Good Cheer has announced their next project - a fabulous Activity Centre at Victoria Park. The Order has a long tradition of great community projects and this project will enhance and help revitalize the park and compliment the new Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. The new park will feature a picnic shelter, play and climbing areas and pickle ball courts. Planning for the new skate and bike park at Victoria Park continues and we hope to have this underway this spring. It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since we opened the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. Last year - when I was preparing for this summer guide, we were anticipating the opening. I hope you have had a chance to enjoy this recreational and social hub in our community. If not - please plan to attend one of our upcoming free Partner Days for City residents - May 5th and August 17th. This is a great opportunity to try out the new facility and all it offers. Owen Sound Summer Programs 30 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA OWEN SOUND MINOR BASKETBALL NEEDS YOU! As the season for basketball winds down, it’s time to plan for next year’s programming. Owen Sound Minor Basketball is in need of volunteers to step up and help operate the organization. Without this, next year’s programming may be in jeopardy. Owen Sound Minor Basketball has quality coaches to deliver the programs and the organization is financially sound....it just needs a two or three individuals interested in giving back to the community to help operate the organization so that our kids have the opportunity to continue to learn and play basketball. For more information on how you can help, contact Dave Skelton 376-9554 or email dskel@golden.net NON-RESIDENT FEES The City believes strongly in the benefits of recreation for children and supports a partnership approach. The City also believes that City taxpayers should not bear an unequal amount of the cost of recreation. Council has set the following non resident user fee (applicable to all non City residents &/or residents of municipalities without Recreation Service Agreements with the City): All ice sports: $167 per sport Camps, specialty camps, swimming lessons field and floor sports: $100 per sport Fee is payable for each sport. Registration in an ice sport, field or floor sport allows registration at no additional cost in City run camps, speciality camps or swimming lessons. For more information on this fee, minor sports and recreation programs, visit www.owensound.ca.
  30. 30. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 31 Day Camp, Specialty Camps & Swimming To find information on specific programs: • Harrison Park General Swimming Information – page 33 • Harrison Park Swimming Schedule – page 35 • General Day Camp Registration Information – page 37 • Harrison Park Day Camp & Specialty Camps – pages 39-46 • YMCA Day Camps and Specialty Camps – pages 47-49 • YMCA Swimming Information - Page 50 TO REGISTER WHEN: Registration begins April 30 at 7 am for all Harrison Park Day and Specialty Camps and Harrison Park Pool Swimming. WHERE: All registrations will be done at the: YMCA OF OWEN SOUND GREY BRUCE Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 700 10th Street East, Owen Sound Phone (519) 376-0484 Fax (519) 376-0487 www.ymcaowensound.on.ca FOR ALL PROGRAMS: Registration must be made in person. Registrations made by phone require full payment by credit card. FOR HARRISON PARK DAY & SPECIALTY CAMPS: Spots are filled on a first come first served basis. All children must be registered by noon on the previous business day that you require care. For example, If you are sending your child to camp on a Monday, he/she must be registered by no later than noon the previous Friday. NON-RESIDENTS: Proof of Residency is required at time of registration for all City Programs. Participants whose principle residence is not in the City of Owen Sound, are required to pay a fee of $100 per individual to attend the Harrison Park Day Camps, Specialty Camps and Swimming Lessons. You may purchase your non-resident pass at City Hall. If you already have one, bring your current card with you when you register, or registration cannot be completed. The City is pleased to be partnering with the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce this summer to offer a great line up of Day Camps, Specialty Camps and Swimming Lessons at Harrison Park Pools! Registration for all Camps and Harrison Park Pool programs begins Tuesday April 30 at 7 am at the Family Y
  31. 31. FINANCIAL INFORMATION PAYMENT OPTIONS: Option A: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa or MasterCard - payment must be received in full at time of registration - post-dated cheques will NOT be accepted as payment Option B: Pre-Authorized Payment Plan - registration must be made in person at the Y for this option - payments will be automatically debited from your banking account – we do not accept Visa or Mastercard pre-autho- rized payments - a void cheque is required at time of registration or spot will NOT be held REFUND POLICY: A $10.00 service charge applies to ALL refunds and changes in participant schedules. A full refund minus the service charge will be approved when: a) A medical certificate verifying illness is provided OR b) A refund request is submitted 2 weeks prior to start date accompanied by receipt Refunds will not be granted less than two weeks prior to start date without medical documentation of illness. TAX RECEIPTS: Tax receipts will be available in February for all eligible camps. A fee of $10 may be charged if an additional copy is requested. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: City of Owen Sound Subsidy: The City of Owen Sound provides financial assistance to qualified individuals (residents of the City) for day camp and swimming lessons at Harrison Park. Proof of income is required to assess the percentage of fee you will pay. Application forms available at City Hall. Call 519-376- 1440 for more information. National Child Benefit (NCB) – All camps and swimming lessons If your family lives in Grey County and your family earnings are less than $35,000 a year you may be eligible. For more information, contact NCB Coordinator at 519-371-0484 Ext. 227. Information and application forms available at the Y. PROGRAM CANCELLATION: We reserve the right to cancel or alter any programs, times, costs or locations outlined in this brochure, due to registration numbers, policy change or availability of staff. RETURNED (NSF) CHEQUES: An administration fee of $20.00 will be charged for cheques returned to us by your bank. Original cheques must be replaced with cash or certified cheques. 32 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA CAMP INFORMATION
  32. 32. SWIMMING LESSONS 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 33 Swimming Lessons (Harrison Park Pools) Harrison Park Swimming Lesson Registration: Registration begins Tuesday April 30 at 7am at the Family Y for all Harrison Park Swimming Lessons. You do not need to be a Y member to partake in lessons. Registrations must be made in person. Full payment is due at time of registration. Proof of residency is required. Non-Residents: Swimmers whose principle residence is not in the City of Owen Sound, are required to pay a one-time annual fee of $100 per individual to register for Harrison Park Pool Aquatic Programs. You may purchase your non-resident pass at City Hall. If you already have one, bring your current card with you when you register, or registration cannot be completed. • There is a Team Leader on duty during swimming les- sons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s lesson, please feel free to approach the Team Leader on the pool deck. • Our Swimming Instructors are also certified lifeguards! They have gone through approximately 1000 hours of training to become certified with the National Lifeguard Service Award, and the YMCA and Lifesaving Society Swimming Instructor award. • We have lesson guards on duty during all swimming les- sons as an ‘extra set of eyes’. Is This Your Child’s First Time in Swimming Lessons? Please feel free to bring your child for a tour of the pools and change rooms to familiarize them with the facility. Showers and Access to the Pool: All swimmers must shower with soap before entering the pool as per Ontario Health Regulations. Please note that footwear is not allowed on the pool deck. Entrance to the pool is through the change rooms past the shower area. If your child requires assistance after the lesson, please meet him/her at the entrance. Staff will not let the child leave the pool deck until the parent/ guardian arrives. Change Rooms: There is a male and female change room. Children up to 5 years of age, who require assis- tance by a parent/guardian, can change in either change room. Children 6 years and older must change in the gender appropriate change room. First Day of Lessons: You may go to the change room 5 minutes before your child’s lesson is scheduled to begin. Swim classes meet on the pool deck at the start time of the lesson. Please make sure your child knows the swim level he/she is enrolled in. Parents may accompany children to the pool deck before the first lesson to meet the instructor. Parent Participation Day: To find out how your child is progressing, parents are invited to participate in the pool with their child (1 adult per child please) for one les- son! Classes will end 5-10 minutes early these days to give you a chance to speak to your child’s Instructor about their progress. If you do not wish to go in the pool, take the time after class to find out how your child is progressing. Please let our Team Leader know of any concerns you may have as they come up. No shoes on deck please! Dates for Parent Participation Day are as follows: Harrison Park: Session 1: June 17 Session 2: July 15 Session 3: July 29 Session 4: August 19 Again and Again….Each swimming level has a certain number of items that must be performed correctly a minimum of 3 times in order for that item to be complete (according to the standards set by YMCA Canada and the Lifesaving Society.) If a child is unable to complete all of the items dur- ing a session, we view this as an “incomplete”, not a failure. Swimming skills have still been learned but more practice is required. It is not unusual to repeat the same swim level sev- eral times before mastering the necessary skills and acquir- ing the endurance that is necessary. Rainy Days at Harrison Park: Lessons will NOT be can- celled. If there is a thunder storm, children will be removed from the pool area and water safety will be taught. Lost and Found: Please leave all valuables at home. At Harrison Park you can store all of your belongings in the tote baskets available at the front entrance during lesson times. The Harrison Park Pool is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lost and found items will be kept for two weeks in the tote room. Refund Policy for all Swimming Lessons: Fees are refundable prior to start date of first class. Refunds will not be given on or after the start of the program except for medical reasons. Medical reasons require a doctor’s note. A service charge of $10.00 is applicable to every refund. Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  33. 33. 34 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA PROGRAM DESCRIPTION PRESCHOOL (L’il Dippers) LEVELS (age 6 months to 5 years) PARENT ‘n’ TOT LESSONS (6 months-5 years) A Parent must accompany their child in the water. Water orientation for both parent and child, floats, tows, blowing bubbles, splashing, games SPLASHERS (6 months-3 years) A Parent must accompany their child in the water. Water orientation, front & back tows, splashing, blowing bubbles, games BUBBLERS (6 months-3 years) A Parent must accompany their child in the water. Safety education for parents, entries & exits, kicking, floats, tows, using lifejackets, games BOBBERS (3-5 years) Assisted entries & exits, blowing bubbles, bobs, kicking, front and back floats & glides FLOATERS (3-5years) Basic water safety, open eyes underwater, front & back floats & glides, using buoyant aids GLIDERS (3-5 years) Introduction to deep water skills (floats, glides, surface support), 5 metre swim on front & back DIVERS (3-5 years) Dives, breath control, rollover floats, front, back & side glides, 10 metre swim on front & back SURFERS (3-5 years) Introduction to overarm swimming strokes, somersaults, reaching assists, 15 metre swim DIPPERS (3-5 years) Dives, surface support, underwater swim, surface dives, sculling, 25 metre swim LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS (age 6 +) OTTER: Water orientation, submersion, front, back & side glides SEAL: Deep water orientation, breath control, front, back & side glides with kick, introduction to back crawl DOLPHIN: Introduction to front crawl, back crawl, vertical surface support, front, back, side glides with kick SWIMMER: Front crawl, back crawl, sculling STAR LEVELS STAR 1: Front crawl, back crawl, introduction to whip kick, sculling, verticle surface support STAR 2: Introduction to breaststroke, front crawl, back crawl, eggbeater STAR 3: Elementary backstroke, front crawl, back crawl, eggbeater, dolphin kick STAR 4: Breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, eggbeater, dolphin kick, 150m swim, front/back/side floats STAR 5: Synchro skills, surface dives, lifesaving kick, introduction to butterfly, 500 metre swim STAR 6: Synchro & water polo skills, alternative strokes, butterfly, completion of LSS Ranger Patrol, 600 metre swim ADVANCED LEVELS/OTHER PROGRAMS MASTERS: Stroke techniques, stroke starts & turns, leadership skills, completion of Lifesaving Society Star Patrol level * 6 hours of volunteer teaching apprenticeship is required prior to course completion PRIVATE LESSONS: Take advantage of working one-on-one with an Instructor to improve your strokes and skills. Must be 6 years old and up - adults welcome. Please specify swimming or ability level at time of registration. STROKE CORRECTION CLINICS Improve and refine your technique, increase speed, or build endurance. We’ll evaluate your stroke, give you tips and use drills to help you improve. All ages welcome! Must be in Swimmer level or up. TEEN/ADULT LESSONS: Shallow - Learn basic swimming skills & strokes at your own pace with an Instructor. Deep - Refine strokes & develop endurance with the guidance of an Instructor. Must be comfortable in deep water. Swimming Lessons - Level Descriptions If you were in LEVEL… If you were INCOMPLETE register in… If you were COMPLETE register in… Bobbers Otter Otter Floaters Otter Otter Gliders Otter Otter Divers Otter Seal Surfers Seal Seal Dippers Seal Dolphin Making the Move from Preschool Lessons to Learn to Swim Lessons Children who have started but not completed the Preschool program can continue in the Learn-to-Swim program once they are 6 years old. (Refer to chart at the side along with your child’s report card to determine which level your child should be registered in.) Preschool levels contain similar content to the Learn-to-Swim levels. Content and teaching style are geared towards the age of the participants.
  34. 34. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 35 LEVEL SESSION 1 June 10-21 SESSION 2 July 8-19 SESSION 3 July 22-Aug 2 SESSION 4 August 12-23 FEE PRESCHOOL (L’il Dippers) LEVELS (age 6 months to 5 years) Splashers, Bubblers (parented - 6mos-3yrs) 11:30am- 12:00pm 11:30-12:00pm $50 L’il Dippers (3-5yrs) Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers, Dippers 4:30-5:00pm 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 11:00am-11:30am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 11:00am-11:30pm 10:05-10.35am $68 LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS (age 6 +) & STAR LEVELS Learn to Swim Otter, Seal, Dolphin, Swimmer 5:05-5:35pm 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am $72 Star 1 through 6 5:40-6:25pm 10:40-11:25am 10:40-11:25am 10:40-11:25am $81 PRIVATE LESSONS Private Lessons 5:40-6:10pm 6:30-7:00pm 11:30-12:00pm 11:30am-12:00pm 10:40-11:10am 11:15-11:45am $90 Harrison Park Swimming Please Note: summer lessons run 5 days per week for 2 weeks (Monday to Friday) Harrison Park Aquatic Specialty Camps Join us at the pool for half-day camps exclusively in the water! All camps run 8:30am-12noon. Fees are listed below. Campers should bring a swim suit, towel, sunscreen and a snack. Aquatic Leadership & Lifeguard Certification Courses will be held at the Y. Please see page 50 for course information. Not sure which level to register your child in? Start by reading the level descriptions on page 34, then sign up at the YMCA membership services desk for a FREE skills screening! We’ll evaluate your child’s swimming ability & recommend the appropriate level to register in. April 25 OR June 11 (15 min. intervals between 4:30-6:30pm). Held at the Y pool. AquaVenture (5-8 yrs) July 2-5 or Aug 6-9 ($70) We’ll play games, do relays, be introduced to a variety of water sports, practice swimming skills, and more! Active & wet adventures on the way! Sizzle & Splash (8-12 yrs) July 2-5 or Aug 6-9 ($70) Get wet and enjoy the water for all it has to offer! Sports, games, relays, swimming skills… just to name a few! See you at the pool! SWIMMING LESSONS AMABEL SAUBLE CHILDCARE CENTRE Summer Day Camp in Sauble Beach & Southampton ascc3611@yahoo.ca or 519-422-3611 Did you know there are amazing adventures to discover right here in your neighbourhood? Join us this summer as we take a closer look at the many different aspects that make up our community. July 2-5 Strawberry Fields & Other Sweet Things July 8-12 Woodworking (from houses to planters) July 15-19 100 Mile Market July 22-26 Farms… Not Just For Cows!! July 29-August 2 In a People House… Could You Live Here? August 5-9 Everything You Need To Know About H2 O August 12-16 Local Culture And Other Ways Of Life August 19-23 The Harvest; From Plot To Plate! August 26-30 Let’s Wrap It Up! The Best of The Best! Contact us... We can email you our summer calendar!
  35. 35. 36 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Harrison Park Pool Admission Requirements: Swimmers must be 10 years old to swim by themselves. Swimmers who are 6-9 years old: Must pass the swim test to swim by themselves; ~ OR ~ Can be accompanied in the water and directly supervised by a parent or guardian who is 14 years of age or older with the following ratios of supervisors to swimmers: 1 supervisor to 4 swimmers not wearing lifejackets; 1 supervisor to 8 swimmers wearing lifejackets Swimmers who are 0-5 years old: Must be accompanied in the water and directly supervised at all times by a parent or guardian 14 years of age or older regardless of their swimming ability (1 supervisor to 2 swimmers). Swim Test – must be able to swim 2 widths of the shallow pool using proper front crawl or breaststroke without stopping in order to swim unaccompanied in both pools. These requirements are in accordance with Ontario Health Regulations for Public Pools and are supported by The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Harrison Park Pool Summer Schedule… the tradition continues OPEN SWIMS June 8 – 30, 2013 Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 4:00pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm July 2 – August 25, 2013 (except August 5 – see Holiday Schedule below) Monday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Tuesday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Wednesday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 6:30pm Thursday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 6:30pm Friday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Saturday 1:00 - 4:00pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Sunday 1:00 - 4:00pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm August 26 – September 1, 2013 Mon - Fri 1:00 - 3:30pm Saturday 1:00 - 3:30pm Sunday 1:00 - 3:30pm Holiday Schedule June 28 1:00 - 4:00pm (PD Day) July 1 1:00 - 4:00pm (Canada Day) August 5 1:00 - 4:00pm (Civic Day) September 2 1:30 - 3:30pm (Labour Day) SWIMMING FEES Open Swim All Ages $4 Family Pass $11 Harrison Park Pool Season’s Pass 12 weeks of swimming, 7 days a week! Individual $65 Family $120 (max 5–immediate family only) *YMCA memberships are not valid at Harrison Park Pool PRIVATE POOL RENTALS Great for family reunions, birthday parties & company picnics! Call the Y at 519-376-0484 ext 217 to book your rental. Dates: June 8 – August 25, 2013 Times: Saturday or Sunday 4:00 - 5:00pm Fee: $70 (25 swimmers) (plus HST) $90 (26-50 swimmers) $110 (51-100 swimmers) FREE SWIM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30 - 7:30 pm July 3 Owen Sound Comm-R-ettes July 10 RBW Graphics July 17 Debbie Aiken – The Co-operators July 24 Hobart Food Equipment Group July 31 Bella’s Pizzeria Aug.7 Owen Sound Comm-R-ettes Aug. 14 Bank of Montreal Aug. 21 & 28 City of Owen Sound Special thanks to our Community sponsors. TIM HORTON’S FREE SWIM July 4 – August 29, 2013 Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:30pm Saturday mornings 11:00am - 12:00pm Join us at the pool for our End-of-Summer Appreciation! Games, prizes and fun for all! Saturday August 31. 1-3:30pm Regular admission fees apply SWIMMING
  36. 36. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 37 HARRISON PARK DAY CAMP INFORMATION Our Camps are designed to provide your child with the opportunity to play, grow and meet friends within a safe, positive environment. We focus on: increasing self-esteem, learning new skills while having fun, co-operating with and respecting others. TO REGISTER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS May 1st to April 30th AT 7am FOR ALL CAMPS! Registration can be made in person or by phone (519-376- 0484). Registrations made by phone require full payment by credit card. Spots are filled on a first come first served basis. All children must be registered at least 24 hours in advance. If you are sending your child to camp on a Monday, he/she must be registered by no later than 3pm the previous Friday. CAMP HOURS: Drop off after 8am and pick up before 5pm. Programmed camp hours are 9am-4:30pm. See below for extended supervision options. EXTENDED SUPERVISION FEES: Early Drop Off: between 7:00-8:00am - $2.50 per day Late Pick Up: between 5:00-5:30pm - $2.50 per day SPECIALTY CAMPS: Early drop-off and late pick-up between 7-8am & 5-5:30pm - $25 per week * • Extended supervision is available for certain Specialty Camps only: See camp descriptions for details. If you would like to take advantage of this service, you must specify and pay at time of registration. You will be billed at the end of the month for any extra charges you have incurred. LATE FEES: If you pick your child up after 5:30pm you will be charged an extra fee. Fees are as follows: - between 5:30pm - 5:45pm - additional $5 - between 5:45pm - 6:00pm - additional $10 - for every minute past 6:00pm, an additional $1 will be added You will be billed at the end of the month to cover any extra charges you have incurred. Staff: Great care is taken in the hiring and training of our staff. All of the camp staff have been trained in YMCA Healthy Child Development recognized under the High Five Quality Assurance Program. All senior staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. Staff are selected on the basis of experience, skills and genuine commitment to children. All staff undergo many hours of pre- camp training to ensure quality programming. Behaviour Management Philosophy: Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe and secure environment for all participants. Day Camp staff and managers will redirect camper behaviour and respond to inappropriate choices on an individual basis. Children who attend our camps are expected to follow the behaviour guidelines and interact appropriately in a group. If a situation arises where a participant threatens the safety or security of another participant, or if a participant shows disregard for camp guidelines, we will inform and work with parents to correct the child’s behaviour in order to provide a positive camp experience for everyone. However, should disruptive behaviour continue, the participant may be dismissed from camp at the discretion of the Camp Director. The City of Owen Sound and Family Y will not be held responsible for any costs associated with a participant’s dismissal, including camp fees. Refunds will not be granted if a child is asked to leave our programs due to misbehaviour. Holidays: • Harrison Park Camps will not run August 6-9. Educational Assistants: If your child has an E.A. at school, they will be required to have someone assist them at camp. Parents are required to make these arrangements for their children. Please inform us at time of registration. SIGN IN / SIGN OUT PROCEDURES: If your child is registered but will not be attending camp, we ask that you call the Y (376-0484) as soon as possible for any camp. Sign In: Upon arrival at Day Camp, it is important that the staff on duty are aware that your child(ren) has arrived. Please sign your child(ren) in. We also require that you indicate who will be picking your child up from camp at the end of the day. This is the only person(s) that we will send your child home with. If this is not cleared before hand we will call you for verbal permission before releasing your child. Sign Out: At the end of the day it is very important that you or an authorized individual pick up your child(ren), and that the staff on duty is aware that you and your child are leaving. You must sign your child out each day. A handwritten, signed note is requested if your child is able to leave on his/her own at the end of the day. SUMMER CAMPS
  37. 37. 38 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Medications: Any medication your child is taking while at camp must be prescribed by a doctor and be left with the Camp Director in the morning upon arrival. All medication must be in the original package with instructions for dosage. A consent form must be signed for the medication to be administered. Please advise camp staff of medication changes so we can monitor or expect any changes in the child and their behaviour. In Case of Injury or Illness: If a trip to the hospital is necessary, a staff member will accompany your son or daughter, and one of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. If your child becomes ill while at camp, staff will contact a family member to take the child home. Photographs: Any photographs taken of your child while at camp by an employee or representative of the City or Y, will become the property of the City or Y, and may be used for various promotional purposes. If you or your family wishes otherwise, please inform the Y. Lunches & Snacks: To be considerate of any children with allergies we ask that families refrain from sending any food items with peanuts or traces of nuts. Usage of vending machines during camp hours is prohibited. Lost & Found Items: We are not responsible for campers’ personal belongings if lost, stolen, or damaged. We will maintain a “Lost and Found Bin” which will be accessible to parents. Items left more than two weeks will be donated to a local charity. Your Child’s Camp Checklist q Running Shoes q Nut-Free Sunscreen q Beverages q Light Rain Jacket q Proper Hat q Swimsuit & Towel q Water Bottle q Nut-Free Lunch & Snack • Please label all your child’s belongings. • Dress your child appropriately for the day’s activities • Please make sure your child has applied sunscreen before arriving at camp and brings sunscreen for re- application if necessary. • Please leave all valuables at home as we are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Items to Leave at Home (do NOT bring to Camp): • Electronic devices (besides a watch); Gameboys,DSIs, MP3s, iPods, phones, etc. • Toys from home (figures, cars, guns, dolls, etc.) • Shoes with wheeled bottoms - this is a safety issue. Flip Flops may NOT be worn but sport sandals and crocs with a back strap are fine. • Money - Pizza Days are the exception HARRISON PARK DAY CAMP INFORMATION SUMMER CAMPS We reserve the right to cancel or alter any programs, times, costs or locations outlined in this brochure due to low registration numbers, policy change, or availability of staff.