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COVID19 Hockey and fastball activities suspended for 2020.
Athletic Association governing over minor hockey and minor fastball. Meetings held once a month at the convenience of the committee. Annual general meeting in Apr.
COVID19 Currently pause.
Womens recreational volleyball.
Skating club for ages 3 and up that offers CanSkate, Adult Skate, StarSkate and Power Skate/Pre-Power skating programs. Year end showcase is held annually in March. Contact the North Huron Complex for more information. Volunteers are welcome
Minor hockey association. Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget and Learn2Skate
Volunteers welcome. Must pass a Police background check and may have to take pertinent clinics/classes.
Golf Course that also has Curling with four curling sheets. Family League, Youth league and Adult league. Banquet room
COVID19 Office is open, with COVID19 safety protocols in place.
Athletic Association for hockey and softball
Nature trail for pleasure walkers, joggers, hikers & bird-watchers. Accessible for baby strollers, motorized scooters and wheelchairs. Trail from the Mill Pond through woodlands and the West Perth Wetlands. North branch of the Thames River.
10 km varied levels of difficulty, from the wheelchair accessible north and middle section to the more rugged southern section. Map of trail is available online here.
Registered charity making Taoist Tai Chi® arts available to promote health and well-being for people of all ages. Volunteer instructors are trained and accredited by the organization.
Taoist Tai Chi® arts offered by the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism are available in Stratford, New Hamburg, Kincardine, Clinton, Bayfield and Goderich.
All are welcome.
Adults synchronized skating * part of Exeter Skating Club
Provides recreational and competitive youth soccer. Leagues for ages 3-19 years in the summer and indoor soccer available in the winter.
Organization for male and female volleyball players:
- Provincially prominent, competitive program
- Competitive, house league and beach volleyball
- If interested in volunteering, please contact any of the Executives * Member of Stratford Minor Sports Council
- Six outdoor courts
- lighting for night play
- change room, lockers and shower facilities are available on the premises
- tournaments throughout the summer
- kids programs and summer day camps available
Covid-19 – Club currently not meeting.
Stamp club with activities such as circuit books, philatellic power point presentations and speakers.
Skating club includning:
- Preschool (ages 3-4)
- CANSkate (5 and older)
- Adult CANSkate
- Intro to Figure Skating
- Intermediate and Senior
- Power Skating
COVID19 Currently paused – may resume in January 2022.
Scrabble players of all ages and levels welcome. Four cash prizes offered each week.
COVID-19 2020-21 season begins Nov. 1 under Return to Play protocols. Waiver must be signed to use some facilities, see website.
House league hockey
COVID19 Office is open for in-person contact, with Covid 19 protocols in place. Online courses are available. Adult and youth safe boating courses offered with qualified volunteer teachers.
- Performs in community events and parades
- There are often instruction classes offered in pipes and drumming
- Welcome all ages to join
|COVID19 2021-22 Season – Hoops For Fun will begin Wed Nov 3, 2021. Plan to run travel program and tryouts have begun. See website for details.
Basketball association that oversees the development of basketball in Stratford. Boys and girls travel basketball (Stratford Revolution, ages 10-19). House league (Hoops For Fun), grades 1-11 held in various school gyms. Meet monthly at Optimist Club.
Club exists for the sole purpose of the enjoyment of all types of remote control model aircraft but focuses mainly on remote control planes including float planes, electric, helicopter, indoor flight, Old Timers, precision aerobatics, sail planes, combat, sport, free flight, cars, scale, scale aerobatics and drones. Membership of $40 with approximately 20 active flying members
New members always welcome.
Minor hockey. Member of Stratford Minor Sports Council and Alliance Hockey Association. Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget
COVID19 2021 season is running, with Covid 19 protocols in place.
Minor Girls Softball Association – includes league levels of Mites ages 8 & 9 yrs, Junior ages are 10 -13 yrs, Seniors ages 14 – 21 yrs, T-Ball ages are 4 – 5 yrs, Rookie Ball ages are 6 – 7 yrs, and house league and competitive teams.
Ice hockey teams for young girls known as the Stratford Aces. Member of Stratford Minor Sports Council. Rep and house league programs. Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget and Senior
COVID-19 Summer 2021 – no Blast Ball or House League. Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget just traveling to nearby communities
Softball league for boys 7 to 19 that plays at Packham Road and SERC. Tim-Bit Blastball ages 4-6. Travel teams: Pre-mite U8, Mite U10, Squirt U12, Peewee U14, Bantam U16 and Midget U19
COVID-19 2021 season lawn bowling to resume.
Lawn bowling club.
Mini-fence (aged 6-9), youth (ages 10-16) and adult (16+), for fun or for competition
COVID19 2022 season will be happening with Spring Session April to June and Summer Session July to September.
Competitive or non-competitive. Junior Program welcomes all levels of participants from ages 11 to 17.
70-voice auditioned choir with a classical choral repertoire. A regular concert seasons consists of 4 concerts and occasional travel.
Artistic Director, Stépahane Potvin of London, Ontario with over 30 years of music experience both Directing and Conducting. He has a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting. Accompanist is Charmaine Fopoussi.
Season starts September 12, 2022. . Rehearsals are on Mon evenings 7 pm-9 pm at Avondale United Church. Contact Jill Wright (email@example.com) or Susan Gardiner Marklevits (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about joining and auditioning. (voice assessment). New members welcome.
Perform throughout the year at concerts, ceremonies, community events, and music festivals. 3 major concerts – all at Avondale United Church, Stratford at 3 pm. Summer concert series in Upper Queen’s Park
Meetings include videos or guest speakers on numismatics and an auction. Annual Coin Show in October at Festival Inn. New members welcome.
Encourages members in their photograph endeavors * provides instruction to assist members in improving photographic skills and encourage social interaction for the members * arranges competitions for the members and with other clubs * Visit website for other event details throughout the year
COVID19 Offers many opportunities to play badminton from the novice to the more competitive player. No formal programs for 2021-2022 season to comply with safety protocols caused by pandemic. There is play for members only within their specific cohorts. There are no day passes available, at this time.
Offers many opportunities to play badminton from the novice to the more competitive player with organized play on Mon, Wed and Fri mornings and a round robin on Mon and Wed evenings that allows adult players to mix around in a fun, relaxed environment. Lessons Thu evenings. Courts are always available during the club hours for open play to organize your own games. Non-members are always welcome, guest fee to play applies. Membership includes free lessons
Group of individuals interested in astronomy and learning more about it. Everyone is welcome to attend a Stratford Astronomy Group meeting, either with or without a telescope
Meetings are in person or virtual
Dedicated group of horticulturalists who enjoy gardening. Encourages interest and improvement in horticulture. Monthly meetings with speakers, workshops, exhibits. Volunteers plan, plant and care for 12 public gardens including Churchill Circle, Iris Garden, Library and Dutch memorial.
Annual events include flower shows , plant sales, seed and plant exchanges. Annual tours of private local gardens held first Sunday in July. Informal garden strolls, seed collecting and trips to see exceptional gardens.
Youth basketball, house league and travel teams
COVID19 2021 season moving ahead with COVID protocols in place.
Minor recreational soccer league for children. Also travel.
COVID19 planning 2021 season
Minor soccer. Recreational and competitive teams. Referees age 12+ required for games and receive payment and training
Hockey league and instruction for girls and boys. Recreational league – no body contact. Skills clinics. Includes U9 through U18 programs, in addition to U7 Initiation.
Dedicated group of horticulturalists, who enjoy gardening * encourage interest and improvement in horticulture
Learn-to-skate program for pre school and school age children. Figure skating instruction. Power skating instruction for Ringette and Hockey
Planning 2021-2022 season. See website.
The St. Marys Curling Club has regular leagues and bonspiels. Ice and lounge rentals are available. Children’s teams also available
Soccer league offering outdoor soccer for children and adolescents. Registration typically takes place in February & March; check out our website periodically or follow us on Facebook for more current updates. Ages 3-7 is co-ed. Ages 8-18 is separated into boys and girls teams.
COVID19 Suspended until further notice.
Hockey program for Tyke, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget
Strives to increase civic pride, community spirit, environmental awareness, beautification and quality of life * community projects * educational sessions * guest speakers * check Facebook page for time and dates
Learn to Skate, CanSkate, STARSkate and Adult skating
COVID19 practices via Zoom
An unorthodox approach to choral singing with a variety of music from pop and Motown, to folk, to country and blues * no auditions, anyone welcome anytime * learn from recorded tracks so there is no reading of music necessary
COVID19 sports programs proceeding in 2021
Deals with eight minor baseball and seven travel soccer teams, and house leagues for both baseball and soccer. Have four adult senior baseball leagues and a pavilion with an outdoor ice rink for skating or hockey
COVID19 Currently not meeting/practicing due to COVID.
Any man who loves to sing or would like to learn is welcome at the Tuesday evening rehearsals at Seaforth Public School
- Sponsor an annual evening of music each fall
- The Barbershop Harmony Society (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America)
- sponsors the ‘Harmonize for Speech Fund’, set up to help in the field of children’s speech disorders
- Annual “showcase” is in October – orientation/social night for new members is held the following week
Curling club with three curling sheets. Men’s, Junior and mixed leagues, include Seniors and daytime Social
Broomball for junior and senior. Seaforth is a league within the Central West Region for the FBAO
Minor recreational summer soccer league for youth both house league and travel for older
Dedicated group of horticulturalists who enjoy gardening. Members get discounts at area garden suppliers. Bus trip in July and garden tour in August. Monthly meetings include knowledgeable speakers
Perth Arts Connect is composed of artists and artisans, Perth County businesses, organizations and supporters of the arts to raise awareness and show the diversity of the arts, culture and heritage in the County by:
- Increasing public awareness of artists, their works and their activities
- Encouraging the display, presentation and performance of artists work
- Ensuring that the creative process is considered an important part of the social and economic life of Perth County
- Promoting artistic growth and providing opportunities for both individuals and organizations of the arts in Perth County
Stratford Culture Days is part of the nationally promoted Culture Days. For more information visit culturedays.ca
Lawn bowling. Greens located north end of Milt Dunnell Field.
Programs: CanSkate; Pre Power; CanPower; STARSkate. All programs are a 20 week session, beginning in October and running through until the end of March. Registration in March
A unique winter team sport for girls, ringette has evolved into a fast paced, exciting sport that combines speed and strategy.
A governing body to ensure all who want to play sports are able. Hockey, Ringette, Fastball, Baseball and Soccer are under the Mitchell Minor Sports umbrella
Ensures that all sports operate with fair play, maintain their constitution (guidelines), operate within budget and provide support and guidance if needed
Mitchell Minor Sports Committee approves and maintains the following: Individual Sports budgets and financial transactions, Team sponsor contracts and collection, Fund-raising coordination opportunities among sports and provide team photographer contract for all sports
- League includes: Timbits, Tykes, 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, U17, 21U
- All are co-ed local-travelling teams.
Through leadership and teamwork, promote and develop positive hockey experiences for boys and girls. Fosters the values of sportsmanship, fair play, respect and responsibility amplifies our community pride
Teams have corporate and community support which helps to keep registration fees reasonable. Players provide their own gloves, shoes, and helmets, while uniforms are provided by Mitchell Fastball. Various divisions available: Midget, Bantam, Pee Wee, Squirt, Mite, and Grasshopper. Applications for coaches and managers also available
Taking online registration for 2021 season. See website.
- Categories include House League Blastball, Rookie, Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam and midget
- Registration occurs in March
- Fees include uniform shirts for the season
- Minor Baseball pays for playoff tournaments
- Players must supply their own glove, cleats, hat and helmet
Band practices on Tuesday evenings in the upper Legion Hall at Branch 128. Performances throughout the year include a spring concert, Christmas concert, Mitchell Fair Parade and others. Also do birthday parties at Nursing Homes.
Currently not meeting and not performing. Regular activities to continue when public health regulations allow.
Gymnastics fun filled program:
- Fundamentals and advanced skills
- Child-friendly atmosphere
- Tumbling, conditioning, beginner and advanced classes for ages 1 and up
- All aspects of gymnastics
- No longer offer a dance program
- No child will be turned away due to inability to pay.
|COVID19 Office closed, staff available by phone and email.
Governing body of minor hockey in Southwestern Ontario
A long term swimming, water polo, and masters program offering professional coaching and technique instruction. Offer programs for all ages that run year round at the following locations:
- Stratford YMCA Pool, 204 Downie St, Stratford, ON
- Pyramid Recreation Centre, 317 James St. S, St. Marys, ON
Water Polo is offered for ages 5 years and up all the way to adults. Masters Swimming (16 yrs +) program is offered in St Mary’s and Stratford. Club is designed to focus on the most important aspects of swimming and water polo: team unity, fun, success, and the development of each individual athlete at every level. New athletes are welcome at anytime during the year.
COVID19 League on hold due to Covid.
Ball hockey league – playing for recreation with several different teams.
|2021-2022 Season Cancelled
Recreational and competitive skating club, lessons available. Offer PreBeginner, CanSkate program as well as the StarSkate programming.
2022-2023 registration open. Late fee after July 31
Hockey program for youth where participants can develop and learn the technique and skills of the game, life skills and good sportsmanship both on and off the ice. Leagues include, Timbits, Novice, Bantam, Peewee, Midget and Juvenile. Rep. leagues available
|COVID19 2021-2022 Season is a go.
Has numerous leagues and holds bonspiels through the year. Rental of ice, lounge and kitchen is available.
Hockey Teams of various skill levels
Promote and teach the sport of swimming in Huron County. Competitive, recreational and fitness options for all youth ages 6+ at varying commitment levels. Fully integrated options for individuals with disabilities. Encourage sportsmanship, training and self-development. Free trial for anyone interested
Program operates in Goderich at the YMCA (Goderich Maitland Recreation Centre) and Vanastra at the Recreation Centre. Email or check website and Facebook for more information about schedules and practice times.
COVID-19 Meetings suspended until further notice
Public speaking program. Trains people in speaking, listening and thinking skills through impromptu speeches and manuals of self-paced prepared speeches. Constructive feedback given by fellow members in a supportive, friendly and fun environment. Builds self confidence and leadership training
COVID19 Baseball activity cancelled for 2020
Men’s fastball league * teams include Belmore, Brussels, Fullarton, Goderich, Sebringville, Walton, Wingham, Wroxeter, Mitchell, Milverton, Monkton
COVID19 2021 season proceeding with COVID19 protocols in place, house league only.
Minor recreational soccer league for youth.
Skating club offers CANSkate and STARSkate lessons instructed by Skate Canada-certified professional coaches.
COVID19 Effective October 31st, 2021 all eligible players (12+), parents, spectators, coaches, bench staff, volunteers & officials must be fully vaccinated in order to take part in any Ringette Ontario sanctioned activities. Those 12+ must show proof of vaccination and ID when entering our facilities, the Maitland Recreation Centre, the Blyth Arena and the Bayfield Arena for practices/games.
Ringette association that uses Maitland Recreation Centre, 190 Suncoast Dr. E, Goderich and Goderich Memorial Arena, 180 McDonald St, Goderich.
Week-long summer camp held at (YMCA) Maitland Recreation Centre, 190 Suncoast Dr. E., Goderich, usually in the first few weeks of July. Call the Registrar for details.
COVID19 Return to Play Sept 2021.
Minor Hockey club
The YMCA in Goderich will facilitate pick up basketball on Monday Nights from 6:45 until 8 pm, when they close. This is NOT a rental, they are making this time available to anyone to play, so you must fulfil the requirements to enter the YMCA as a participant. Head to the front desk and check in, and it takes a while, so plan to get there earlier. We will NOT be allowed in the gym until around 6:45. You must be double vaccinated and have to show proof as such when you enter.
You must be either a member of the YMCA OR you can purchase a day pass for $13 tax included. The price of being a member is $30 tax included biweekly.
You must fill out this form every time you enter the YMCA, so should probably fill it out before you come so as to maximize your playing time! If you forget, there are QR codes when you first enter the YMCA to access this form HERE
Increases environmental awareness, civic pride, community spirit, beautification and quality of life. Meetings are advertised in advance on the Town of Goderich webpage, on the calendar of meetings.
Dedicated group of horticulturalists, who enjoy gardening. Refreshments provided at all meetings. Group attends flower shows, garden tours, and hosts a summer BBQ. One special project held each year for the betterment of the community.
|Unique winter team sport for girls. Ringette has evolved into a fast paced, exciting sport that combines speed and strategy. Program is available in Bunny, Novice, Petite, Tween, Junior, Belle. Also offer a learn to skate program|
Skating instruction at the CanSkate level (learn to skate) and StarSkate levels – Junior and Senior. Test Skate and Competitive programs available. Syncho Teams available.
COVID19 2021 baseball season proceeding with COVID19 protocols in place.
Youth baseball boys and girls leagues – girls fastball and boys hardball
COVID19 Closed until further notice
Lawn bowling open to the public to try.
COVID19 planning for 2021-2022 season
Curling club with 4 sheets. Hall rental – check for availability
COVID19 2021 season pending due to COVID19 restrictions.
- T-ball (ages 4-6)
- 5 Pitch (ages 6-8)
- Fastball (ages 9 and up)
- Adult teams playing out of Cromarty: Ladies Slo-pitch, Men’s Slingshot and Co-ed mush ball
- Playground equipment and upgraded facilities
- Host Co-ed 3-pitch tournament in May or June and BBQ in July each year as fundraisers
- T-ball free, 5-pitch $60.00 for 2021 – just league fees for adults
COVID19 Currently not meeting due to Covid-19.
Dedicated group of horticulturalists who enjoy gardening. Maintain horticultural park and planters and Butterfly Garden. Member of the Ontario Horticultural Association
COVID19 – 2021/2022 season is running – with COVID protocols in place.
Broomball league for 6 to 19 year olds.
Includes Some travel and a Tournament. Please contact about carpool options.
Skating club – teaching at various levels including – CanSkate, intro to STAR and STARsk. Registration for 2021/2022 season: Tuesday, September 14 from 5pm to 7pm. EMAIL FOR LATE REGISTRATION – HERE
COVID19 Community Centre open and following all COVID-19 protocols.
Curling club that has two two curling sheets. Free junior curling Learn to Curl happens in January.
Newly renovated large and small hall, lounge, full kitchen, ice rink as well as curling ice
COVID19 Trails are currently closed for hiking.
A 121 kilometre hiking trail from St. Marys, ON to Conestogo, ON with links to the Thames Valley and Grand River trail systems. Available year round including snow shoeing and skiing. Maintained by volunteers
Tuesday morning hikes, year round, 8:50 am at Allman Arena, Lakeside Drive, Stratford. Open to members and non-members alike. Coffee time follows. For longer hikes go to AvonTrail.ca
Confidential telephone, chat, and email information and referral and listening service providing detailed descriptions of mental health services and supports in Ontario, including how to access them
- information about community-based counselling services and supports
- strategies to meet goals
- basic mental illness education
Web chat with information and referral specialist available * operated by ConnexOntario Health Services Information
ALL intake through Stratford office – call toll-free number and dial 0 for reception. This office is open by appointment only. Access to programs only through case management
Advocates with and provides programs and services for people with mental disorders. Enhances, maintains and promotes the mental health of all individuals.
Services include: community support programs including case management, concurrent disorders and court support services, peer support programs, family support programs, education, volunteering and supported housing program.