REGISTRATION INFO SPRING/SUMMER 2018 • www.porthope.ca 2 HOW TO REGISTER: Registrations are accepted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. 1 2 3 Register online www.porthope.ca/recreation-and-leisure Register online during our registration dates listed using our Active Net system 24/7. ✓ Pay by credit card. Please be advised that a small service charge will be applied to all applicable online transactions. Call 905-885-2474 Call in and register by phone. ✓ Pay by credit card. In person During Facility Hours Register at: Town Park Recreation Centre or Jack Burger Sports Complex. ✓ Pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Make cheques payable to the Municipality of Port Hope ($25 charge for NSF cheques). IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Municipality of Port Hope Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture reserves the right to withdraw, amend, change, postpone or combine any programs, classes and/or courses that are listed in this Guide. Please provide us with your e-mail address during registration so we may communicate important information directly to you. Registration Dates & Times *Note: all classes will be pro-rated on cancellation dates and holidays. All program dates will be included on registration receipts. Spring Programs: April 30 - June 24, 2018 Registration dates: April 16 - 25 2018 Summer Programs: July 2- August 26, 2018 Registration dates: June 11- 27 2018 Summer Week-at-a-Time Aquatics: July 2 - August 24, 2018 (Mon-Fri) Registration dates: Opens June 11 and continues weekly until Thursday prior to the week of participation. Summer Day Camps: July 2 - August 31, 2018 Registration dates: Starts May 22, 2018 Mon-Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm. Registration closes for each camp week the Thursday before camp starts. Please request extended hours when registering. Additional fees apply. RECREATION SOFTWARE The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture has implemented ActiveNet, a specialized database developed to better address customer service and management of information. Register for ANY program or service at the Town Park Recreation Centre and Jack Burger Sports Complex or online at www.porthope.ca. CHANGES A $14.50 administration fee will be charged on any changes requested after the registration has been processed or following the close of registration (depending on availability). PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS In order to provide quality programs, the Department may not run a program or alter the scheduled time due to insufficient registration. If your class is cancelled or the changed time does not fit your schedule, a full refund or credit will be given with no administration fee. Class levels may be combined in order to run classes that would otherwise be cancelled. Cancellations listed at www.porthope.ca/recreation-cancellations. PRIVACY The use of photographically capable cell phones, cameras and video cameras is not permitted in change rooms/washrooms. Taking photos or making videos/audio recordings without permission in ANY context in which the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy is prohibited. REGISTRATION INFO POOL CHANGE ROOMS Accessible family change rooms are now available at the Jack Burger Sports Complex. MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNT For families with more than 1 child there is a 5% discount off registration fees for the second child and 10% off each additional child registered at the same time. Discount does not apply to registration fees for any advanced aquatic leadership, private/semiprivate lessons or specialty aquatic classes or specialty camps. FEE ASSISTANCE / SUBSIDY The Municipality of Port Hope believes that everyone should have the chance to participate. Fees for participation should not be a barrier. The Municipality has a fee assistance program. For information regarding level of assistance available please ask staff or visit www.porthope.ca/recreation-and-leisure. REFUNDS / CREDIT ON ACCOUNT A $14.50 administration fee will be charged on all refund requests. The only exception is for refunds that are accompanied with medical proof. Refunds requested after the start of a session are subject to pro-rating based on classes completed at time of request. Credit on account is also available and is subject to pro-rating.
DEPARTMENT UPDATES Annual Report to the Community The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture supports community and individual well-being through a wide range of innovative, inclusive and accessible opportunities. The annual report to the community highlights notable accomplishments from 2017 and includes 2018 objectives including: • Review the Active Transportation and Trails Master Plan with a focus on cycling supports • Finalize Trail Naming and way finding along the Ganaraska River • Complete a service review of sports field usage • Continue to increase outdoor fitness options Visit www.porthope.ca/recreation-and-leisure for more information. SPRING/SUMMER 2018 • www.porthope.ca Culture in Port Hope Port Hope has a vibrant cultural landscape highlighting art, drama, music, heritage, recreation, agriculture and many other aspects to celebrate. Many community groups and local businesses contribute to Port Hope’s cultural allure. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture continues to work with these organizations to support cultural initiatives. Cultural priorities for the Municipality of Port Hope for 2018 include: • Develop knowledge and share the vision of culture in Port Hope • Continue to support cultural organizations • Host an engaging 2018 Canada Day celebration • Grow Culture Days and Arts Festival A review and update of Port Hope’s Cultural Plan will be released in the spring of 2018. CELEBRATE CULTURE Canada Day June 29-July 1, 2018 Join us in Port Hope this July to celebrate Canada. The Municipality of Port Hope is hosting our annual Canada Day Celebration event and you’re invited! Our goal is to present a homegrown festival that reflects the spirit of our community, by bringing us together! Festivities will begin on Friday June 29 in Memorial Park with a free, family movie, shown outdoors under the stars. The Port Hope & District Fair Board are hosting a Demolition Derby at the Town Agricultural Park on July 30. July 1, will bring a lively parade down main street, refreshment gardens, live music from the bandshell, festive family fun and of course the spectacular firework finale. We are seeking community partners to enhance this event; contact firstname.lastname@example.org HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA Arts Festival August 11/18 Arts Festival at the Port Hope Farmers’ Market will return to our summer event calendar on the second Saturday of August. The Festival is a celebration of art, agriculture and community with vendors, live & local entertainment, a drystone wall workshop, and interactive activities for the whole family. The event is free, outdoors and right in the heart of downtown. Culture Days September 28-30/18 Culture Days is a cross-country initiative and is a celebration of Canadian cultural inclusivity, diversity and creativity open to everyone. Watch for more details about this year's activities. If you are interested in supporting this event please contact our Recreation and Culture Coordinator email@example.com GET ARTSY DEPARTMENT UPDATES www.porthope.ca/cultural-toolkit www.porthope.ca/Canada-Day www.porthope.ca/calendar 3