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Summer seems to have flown by and it's already time to start planning your kids' activities for the fall, check out our Fall Registration Guide. From music to gymnastics to tutoring to skating and more, we've got some great places in Durham Region and area to choose from!


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Girl Guides is an all-access pass to tons of fun and new experiences. Guiding represents hours of adventure and discovery, countless confidence-building moments and the opportunity to make a difference in the world around her. Girls love how much fun they have; you’ll love what she gains along the way!


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City of Pickering

Our programs are designed to grow healthy bodies & minds; actively, socially, and creatively! Whether its swimming, sports, dance or art, you will find something to suit every family member. Registration starts in August and classes will start in September. Brand new programs have been added in all age groups. Look for new afterschool programming, and PA Day Camps being offered at our community centres.

Pick up your copy of the Fall City Services & Leisure Guide at City facilities, library branches, and City Hall. Digital eguide and downloadable version are available online at

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Glama Gal Tween Spa

Glama Gal Tween Spa is a Parent Tested Parent Approved spa for children of all ages. With 9 locations across Ontario, children can celebrate their birthday with a group of friends or enjoy day spa services like banana chocolate facials, manis, pedis & more! Guests can also try their hands at the Glam Lab area where they will create their own lip-gloss, scented perfume, and body scrub sundae.

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Precious Minds Support Services

Precious Minds supports individuals with a range of developmental challenges. Our programs are safe, relevant and structured to meet each individual’s needs. Programs include: ART STUDIO Adult Day Program, Breakaway Saturday Respite, Fitness Zone: Swim, LEGO Friendship Club, Teen Bowling and The Friendship Lab Social Skills Training.

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City of Oshawa

Escape from the everyday hustle and bustle with a City of Oshawa recreation program. Pick up your copy of the activeOshawa Fall/ Winter Guide and see the wide variety of recreation programs including: art, dance, fitness, skating and hockey, preschool, sports and swimming lessons during the Fall and Winter seasons. Registration begins Wednesday, August 24 for Oshawa Residents, non-resident registration begins on Wednesday, September 7. Register online:


Scouts Canada

Boys and girls join Scouts to have fun discovering new things and amazing outdoor experiences they wouldn't have elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. Scouts is the start of something great – join us!

There are Scout Groups in your neighbourhood!
Check it out at (Ajax/Pickering/Uxbridge) or

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Learn. Experience. Socialize.

Mommy Connections introduces you to programs and services available within your community. Our classes provide a unique learning opportunity as well as a fun way to bond with your child and other moms in a social environment.

Each week’s 90 minute class offers a topic that is important to a new mom as well as something for moms to do with babies and toddlers. This allows for a unique bonding opportunity with your little one while still fulfilling your need to obtain information and be social with other moms experiencing the same challenges, fears and excitement.



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Creative Math & Music

Creative Math & Music has a cool vibe and a comfortable, friendly setting. We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary as an award winning Music and Education Centre! Small group (2 or 3 students per teacher) for a 1-hour weekly lesson or private lessons.

Sign-up for Fall Music Lessons now to reserve your day and time!

1064 Salk Rd (Brock Rd and 401 in Pickering)


Be creative this fall and join Ceramics Canada for one or two of our fired arts classes.

Both our Adult and Children’s classes are designed to be non-competitive with loads of room to grow creatively while building self-esteem. Our offering is widespread and includes pottery wheel, clay hand building, stoneware, terrific techniques, and sm'Art- our mixed fired arts media class. Each class runs for four weeks consecutively beginning the first week of each calendar month. Don’t forget to check our schedule with workshops too!

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The Travelling Stage

The Travelling Stage is now registering for our Fall Performance Programs. Our Triple Threat program offers kids aged 6-14 a chance to work with industry directors, casting agents, producers and professional stage performers in a unique 12 week program focusing on dance, acting and singing in a supportive environment.​ We recommend that participants have some kind of previous experience in the arts before enrolling in this program. Space is limited. Locations in Pickering and ​Whitby.

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Arts Unleashed 2016-2017 Producer's Program

Confidence. Creativity. Imagination. Arts Unleashed kicks of a new season of 100% kid-created productions for children 2-10 on September 20th. Young Producers learn to create a live production through set and prop construction, costumes, characters and movement, building towards our biggest ever end of the year Production. A truly unique Art and Drama experience. Sometimes Messy. Always Exciting! 289-923-9773


Great Big Theatre Company

GBTC has offered drama programs for young people since 1994. Our experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression though acting, voice, visual arts,
improv, mime, movement, rap, comedy, theatre games, costumes, sets, musical theatre, play writing and storytelling

Locations in your neighbourhood; early registration discounts available.


Neighbourhood Music Studio, Bowmanville

Music lessons for all ages!

Piano, Violin, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass


Sing, Shimmy, Shake, Create... Birth to 5 years
Change a child's life with music and art!

Celebrating our 20th year in Clarington!


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The Second City Training Centre

Get an A+ in laughter with our fall improv classes for kids & teens grades 2-12. After school & weekend classes taught by our faculty are engaging, interactive, HILARIOUS and fun! Registration now open for our Fall Term! or 416-340-7270 for more info.

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Durham West Arts Centre

The Durham West Centre offers fine and ceramic art courses in our fully-equipped pottery studio based in Pickering. Weekly daytime and evening classes for adults and children and workshops for seniors, youth groups and birthday parties are available.

Call 905-420-2667 or visit

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Young People's Theatre

YPT’s hugely popular Drama Classes are available in four locations (North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough & Downtown Toronto) and the Fall Term begins soon! Weekly classes for JK-12 with speciality programs also offered for Grades 7-12. Bursaries available and a free ticket to a YPT show with every registration! 416.862.2222 www.YOUNGPEOPLESTHEATRE.CA





Registration for boys and girls for the 2016-2017 Winter hockey season

Hockey Foundations (MiniBits) 3/4 year olds
“Flying Fives / Super Six” Instructional Hockey program
Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget
Voted #1 Instructional Hockey program in all of Durham Region!

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The Dance Experience

The Dance Experience is proud to offer quality dance lessons in a caring environment. We have classes suitable for children ages 3-18 from beginner to advanced levels. We offer recreational and competitive programs along with optional Ballet exams. We finish the year with a beautiful Recital involving every dancer. Our costumes are very reasonably priced and we offer generous family discounts. email for more info!

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Voted as one of Toronto’s Best Winter Attractions, Dagmar Resort is your destination for family fun this season!

Minutes North of Ajax, Dagmar offers skiing, snowboarding and Cross Country activities for the whole family! Children can learn to ski in an intimate setting as our student to instructor ratios are the smallest in Ontario. Join us this season and provide your family with a memorable adventure and the excitement of winter!


Laurie's Learn to Skate

Laurie´s Learn to Skate offers a unique skating program in Durham Region where children are introduced to the joys of skating in a comfortable environment with flexible hours. Beginner to Advanced Levels, Figure Skating and Hockey Skill Development programs available. We also host birthday parties.

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Prodigy Dance and Performing Arts Inc.

Family Owned and Operated....Our Second Home :)
Professional, Accredited, Friendly Staff
All Teachers Follow the A.D.A.P.T Syllabus
Recreational and Award Winning Competitive Classes
Classes for Boys and Girls Ages 3-18
Acro, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap

Everything your dancer needs is at

Realize your Potential and Embrace your Inner Prodigy.


Balanced Life Yoga Prenatal or Mom & Baby Yoga

Check out the best way to stay fit, calm and happy as a Mom-to-be or New Mom. Durham Region’s #1 Yoga studio offers you accessible, fun and educational classes to make your Mom experience amazing.
We have a range of Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga and Stroller Fit classes as well as Yoga classes for Beginners and more advanced students. We love mamas and babies!

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Oshawa Wing Chun & Martial Arts

Brand New Location! We offer a variety of classes from 3 and up!
Free Trials & Family Plans
Kids & Adults Kung Fu
Adult Kickboxing
Fitness Kickboxing for Woman
Private Yoga Studio & More

1375 Hopkins St. #5
Whitby Ontario


Oshawa Skating Club

Learn to skate or improve your skating skills with the Oshawa Skating Club. Whether you skate for fun, competition, or play hockey or ringette, OSC has a program to help improve skating skills. Skating programs run at Campus Ice Centre and Legends Centre and are taught by Nationally Certified Coaches.

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Protégé Dance Company, Ajax 

Family Oriented Studio
Qualified Teachers
Family Discounts
Classes for Boys & Girls
Ages 3 yrs & up
Adult Classes

Classes in: mini munchkins & wee-acrobats (3-4yrs) combo wombo, creative combo, acro-tastic and itty bitty hip hop (5-6yrs) ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics/tumbling, lyrical/contemporary and hip hop (7 -18 yrs).

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Fall into Fitness with FITMOM Durham

Are you a mom with a new baby and you want to feel fit again? FITMOM Durham classes are a great way to get out of the house, get some exercise and make new friends. An encouraging and supportive environment means that you can work out at your own pace AND tend to your baby when needed. Popular classes include FITMOM+Baby, FITMOM Stroller Strength, FITMOM2Be and FITWOMAN. Register today!

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Legacy Equestrian

Lessons, PA Day Camps, Hallowe'en Camp, The Mini-Royal, Weekend Camps - there are so many ways to add riding at Legacy to your fall schedule! Join us for our open house Saturday, September 12th for a chance to meet our amazing Legacy team and learn all about our year round programs.


Hoofers Performing Arts

Hoofers Performing Arts has been providing quality dance training in a professional environment for children and adults for over 20 years! It's high regard for the teachers at the school and the professional business manner in which the school is run is why so many return year after year!

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Ultimate Cheer

Physical Fitness is the bare minimum your child will walk away with after coming to our gym. Through setting goals and advancing through our class or cheer programs- your child will develop ambition, drive and determination. Visit our website to see how you can give your child an unfair advantage in life.

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TJ's Dance Troop

To create a positive environment in which serious dancers can grow as performers and technicians, as well as increase their self-esteem, self discipline, and pride in their accomplishments.

At TJ’s Dance Troop we offer a variety of dance programs. We offer all disciplines of dance from Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro and Musical Theatre. We have a fantastic Recreational Program, an Award Winning Competitive Company as well as a great Pre Dance program for our young beginner dancers.

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Gladiators Basketball

We offer REP Teams , House League, Clinic & Camps for multicultural and filipino from beginners to elite players.



Stonewood Riding Academy

Stonewood Riding Academy is a beautiful state of the art facility in north Pickering offering riding lessons, camps, birthday parties and more. Experienced instructors, high quality and safe horses, all in a beautiful picturesque setting.

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Chrome Dance Centre

Chrome Dance Centre is a studio where the dancer within has the freedom to come alive. It’s about redefining dance with fun and focus. We welcome new and experienced dancers (guys and gals) from 2.5 years of age to adult to join our recreational and competitive classes. Styles of dance include: acro, ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre, point, tap, technique, tumbling. ~ Try a class for free. ~

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Whitby Gymnastics and Circus Centre

Whitby Gymnastics and Circus Centre provides fun and exciting lessons for Recreational Gymnastics and Circus Arts!
Fall Session registration begins August 2nd. Spaces are limited.
See for complete information on class schedules and prices. Online registration available.

Please feel free to visit us at 311 Brock St. N, Whitby to tour the facility.


Ajax Dance Company

Ajax Dance Company (formerly known as Twinkletoes)

Offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, and Lyrical & more
Classes for ages 2.5 & up
Recreational, Competitive & Exams programs offered
Certified instructors - R.A.D, A.D.A.P.T & Acrobatic Arts DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO DANCE!

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Ajax Aquatic Club

We are proud to announce the start up of the NEW Ajax Aquatic Club, "A Modern approach to Competitive Swimming"

For program information and ongoing registration, please contact: Cathy Gerroir; or Call 905-430-6765




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Oxford Learning

A new year means new possibilities! Kids are excited for a fresh start, but within a couple of weeks, homework starts piling up, and motivation and excitement for school starts to wane. Soon students are back in the same funk as years previous. Oxford Learning can help!

Click here for a list of Durham locations.


Kumon Math & Reading Centres

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. Kumon’s learning method uses an individualized approach and has helped children of all ages (Pre-K to Grade 12) and levels become eager, independent self-learners. Enrol now to start the school year on the right track!

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Club Z! In-Home Tutoring, Pickering

Club Z! Is a premier In-Home Tutoring service for students in all subjects from kindergarten to college. “We create a customized solution for your child that can result in higher grades in as little as 60 days”. First session Free!



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Trafalgar Castle School

Located in Whitby, Trafalgar Castle School inspires students in Grades 5 to 12 in an all-girls', day and boarding setting, providing exceptional academics within a warm and welcoming community. Our castle is a place like no other where Trafalgar girls are fully active in the life of their school and beyond.


Perry House Child Care Services

Our Daycare is conveniently located near the downtown core on Perry Street in Whitby, minutes away from the GO Station. Perry House has been offering quality care for over 38 years. We offer a warm, positive and nurturing environment. Our Qualified staff will encourage your child to explore their surroundings and help enhance their level of knowledge and growth in all developmental areas.

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Emerson Academy

Public school problems?? Daycare not challenging enough? Too many drop-offs and pick-ups daily? IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE THE SWITCH TO PRIVATE SCHOOL THIS SEPTEMBER! Emerson Academy provides the best of both worlds: A Bilingual Montessori and French Immersion Elementary School where hot meals & extended hours are included in tuition fees.

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HatchHouse Montessori School

At HHMS our goal is to inspire children through self-discovery and to empower them to become confident, contributing, resourceful, responsible members of society, to always deliver above expectations and to strive to reach beyond the imaginable.

The 1st and ONLY Trilingual Elementary Program in the Durham Region

We offer CASA and ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS enriched with 3 Languages, Performing and Visual Arts and PhysEd classes delivered by specialty teachers.



Wee Watch Quality Licensed Home Child Care

Wee Watch is a parent trusted, licensed home childcare agency with over 30 years experience. Parents have peace of mind knowing we follow AND exceed regulatory standards. Children are in a safe home environment, with trained Providers, and educational programming.

Discover Wee Watch for your child, a home away from home


Sunshine Montessori Bowmanville

CCMA, AMI & International MACTE Accredited Montessori Diploma 14 years experience

Daycare comparable prices. Modern day researchers, doctors, and Dr. Montessori agree that ages 0-6 years old are more important than university because the child as an absorbent mind.
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Great Beginnings Montessori, Durham Elementary Private School & the new addition of Durham Academy Secondary Private School.

Celebrating over 32 years of Excellence in Education.
Recognized for academic excellence, offering a developmental licensed Pre-Casa program, Montessori program,Elementary program teaching the Ontario Curriculum and Durham Academy following the STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in preparation for University. Starting this September we are offering a half day Montessori program for children ages 4 & 5.

Call us for a personal tour of our wonderful facilities.
505 Adelaide Avenue East Oshawa, 905 432 1400

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Licensed Before & After School Programs in Orono, Kirby, Bowmanville and Courtice

We offer fun experiences that will enhance your child’s natural curiosity, build confidence, encourage team building skills and nurture a love for learning.

Together we will explore nature and the great outdoors; enjoy art, games, sports and exciting science experiments; and so much more! 1-855-749-3488