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Zurich Minor Athletic Association

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

Women’s Recreational Volleyball

Womens volleyball.

Wingham Skating Club

Skating club for ages 3 and up * offers CanSkate, learn to skate and adult skate programs * contact the North Huron Complex for more information * Volunteers are welcome

Wingham Recreational Co-ed Slo-Pitch

Co-ed recreational Slo-Pitch league

Wingham Minor Hockey Association

Minor hockey association.

Volunteers welcome. Must pass a Police background check and may have to take pertinent clinics/classes.

Wingham Minor Baseball

Recreational and competitive baseball * games played at both Optimist Diamond and Libro Field in Wingham

Wingham Golf & Curling Club

Golf Course that also has Curling with four curling sheets * Family League * Youth league * Adult league *
* banquet room

Wingham and District Horticultural Society

Dedicated group of horticulturalists, who enjoy gardening * meet and talk about gardening topics, usually with a speaker

Western Ontario Athletic Association

Athletic Association for hockey and softball

West Perth Thames Nature Trail and Wetlands

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.

The Stratford Chess Club

A casual drop-in club for recreational level chess players * chess sets available, grab a coffee and tell your friends

Taoist Tai Chi ®

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

All welcome to beginners’ classes * continuing classes * health recovery * Taoist Tai Chi® arts also available in New Hamburg, Kincardine, Clinton, Bayfield and Goderich

Synchronized Skating Club

Adults synchronized skating * part of Exeter Skating Club

Stratford Youth Soccer

Provides recreational and competitive youth soccer * leagues for ages 3-19 years in the summer and indoor soccer available in the winter

Stratford Volleyball Club

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

Stratford Tennis Club

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

Stratford Stamp Club

Stamp club with activities such as circuit books, philatellic power point presentations and speakers * also hosts annual Mayday Stamp Show, held Sunday May 3, 2020, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans Units, 151 Lorne Ave. E, Stratford, ON N5A 6S4. Free Admission.

Stratford Skating Club

Preschool (ages 3-4) * CANSkate (5 and older) * Adult CANSkate * Intro to Figure Skating * Intermediate and Senior * Power Skating

Stratford Scrabble Club

Scrabble players of all ages and levels welcome * four cash prizes offered each week

Stratford Rotary Hockey League

House league hockey

Tillsonburg Power & Sail Squadron, Stratford Teaching Sattelite

Adult and youth safe boating courses offered * Qualified volunteer teachers

Stratford Police Pipes and Drums

Performs in community events and parades * there are often instruction classes offered in pipes and drumming * welcome all ages to join

Stratford Basketball Association

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 * Meet monthly at Optimist Club.

Stratford Model 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.

This includes 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.

Stratford Minor Hockey Association

Minor hockey * member of Stratford Minor Sports Council and Alliance Hockey Association * Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget

Stratford Minor Girls Softball Association

Minor Girls Softball Association * league levels are 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 * house league and competitive teams *

Stratford Minor Girls Hockey Association

Ice hockey teams for young girls known as the Stratford Aces * Member of Stratford Minor Sports Council * Rep and house league programs

Stratford Memorials Minor Boys Softball

Travel league for boys 7 to 19 * play at Packham Road and SERC * Tim-Bit Blastball ages 4, 5, and 6 * Mosquito ages 7 and 8 * Mite ages 9 and 10 * Squirt ages 11 and 12 * Peewee ages 13 and 14 * Bantam ages 15 and 16 * Midget ages 17 and 18 and 19 *

Stratford Lawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling club

Stratford Judo Club

Judo classes * develops self confidence and discipline, and a respect for one’s self and for others * wide range of programs from recreational to highly competitive levels for youth and adults * classes are conducted by qualified instructors

Stratford Fencing Ontario

Mini-fence (aged 6-9), youth (ages 10-16) and adult (16+), for fun or for competition

Stratford Duplicate Bridge Club

Only sanctioned duplicate bridge club in Stratford.

Stratford Dragon Boat Club

Competitive or non-competitive * Junior Program welcomes all levels of participants from ages 11 to 18

Stratford Concert Choir

90-voice choir * classical choral repertoire * regular concerts * occasional travel

Annual Fundraiser: Silent Auction/Meal/Silent Movie at the Best Western + Arden Park, Stratford on February 29th, 2020. This year’s Silent Movie is, The Gold Rush with live accompaniment by Ian Sadler

Messiah first Saturday of December * Remembrance program November * March concert * May concert

Stratford Concert Band

Perform throughout the year at concerts, ceremonies, community events, and music festivals
3 major concerts – all at Avondale United Church, Stratford at 3 pm – Nov 10th, 2019 In Remembrance D-Day 75th Anniversary, Patchwork Feb 23rd 2020, The Colors of the Wind may 3rd 2020.

Stratford Coin Club

Meetings include videos or guest speakers on numismatics and an auction. Annual Coin Show in October at Festival Inn.

New members welcome.

Stratford Camera Club

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

Stratford Badminton Club

Offers many opportunities to play badminton from the novice to the more competitive player * organized play on Mon, Wed and Fri mornings and a round robin on Mon and Wed evenings that allow adult players to mix around in a fun, relaxing environment * Lessons are Thu evenings * courts are always available during the club hours for open play if you would like to organize your own games * non-members are always welcome, guest fee to play applies * membership includes free lessons

Stratford Astronomy Group

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

Stratford & District Horticultural Society

Dedicated group of horticulturalists who enjoy gardening * encourages interest and improvement in horticulture * monthly meetings with speakers, workshops, exhibits * plan, plant and care for 12 public gardens including Churchill Circle, Iris Garden and Dutch memorial * Annual flower show in September * Annual plant sale in May * seed and plant exchanges * Annual tours of private local gardens held first Sunday in July * trips to see exceptional gardens *

St. Marys Minor Basketball

Youth basketball, house league and travel teams

St. Columban Soccer Club

Minor recreational soccer league for children. Also travel.

St Marys Tennis

Tennis courts only

St Marys School of Baton

Baton lessons * competitive events

St Marys Ringette


St Marys Minor Soccer

Minor soccer * Recreational and competitive teams * Referees age 12 + required for games and receive payment and training

St Marys Minor Hockey Association

Hockey league and instruction for girls and boys * Recreational league – no body contact * Skills clinics * Atom, Bantam, Peewee, Midget, Novice, Mite, Minor Novice, Jr. Initiation, Sr. Initiation

St Marys Men’s Slo-Pitch

Men’s slo-pitch baseball

St Marys Ladies Slo-Pitch

Ladies slo-pitch baseball

St Marys Horticultural Society

Dedicated group of horticulturalists, who enjoy gardening * encourage interest and improvement in horticulture

St Marys Figure Skating Club

Learn-to-skate program for pre school and school age children * Figure skating instruction * Power skating instruction for Ringette and Hockey

St Marys Curling Club

The St. Marys Curling Club has regular leagues and bonspiels * Ice and lounge rentals are available * children’s teams also available

St Marys Badminton Club

Local badminton club for youth and adults (14 years and up) * just need running shoes * can supply rackets * eye protection recommended and provided – compulsory if under 18

South Huron Recreational Soccer Club

Registration is Dec1 – Mar 15 * Soccer league offering outdoor soccer for children and adolescents * Women and Mens leagues

Ages 4-7 is co-ed
Ages 8-18 is separated into boys and girls teams

South Huron Minor Hockey Association

Hockey program for Tyke, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget
Registration for 2019-2020 season opens Feb18, 2019

South Huron Communities in Bloom

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

Skate Wallace Figure Skating Club

Figure skating

Shout Sister! Choir

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

Shakespeare Quilt Club

New and experienced quilters work together on creative textile projects. New members welcome.

Shakespeare & Community Athletic Association

Deals with eight minor baseball and seven travel soccer teams, and house leagues for both baseball and soccer * have four adult senior baseball leagues * have a pavilion with an outdoor ice rink for skating or hockey

Seaforth Minor Hockey

Minor hockey association

Seaforth Harmony Kings

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

Seaforth Curling Club

Curling club with three curling sheets. Men’s, Junior and mixed leagues, include Seniors and daytime Social

Seaforth Broomball League

Broomball for junior and senior * Seaforth is a league within the Central West Region for the FBAO

Seaforth & District Minor Soccer

Minor recreational summer soccer league for youth both house league and travel for older

Seaforth & District Horticultural Society

Dedicated group of horticulturalists, who enjoy gardening * members get discounts at area garden suppliers * bus trip in July * garden tour in August * Monthly meetings include knowledgeable speakers

Perth Arts Connect

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

Parks Lawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling

Mitchell Tennis Club

Tennis club for families, adults and students * call for more information about location, times and cost

Mitchell Skating Club

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

Mitchell Ringette

A unique winter team sport for girls, Ringette has evolved into a fast paced, exciting sport that combines speed and strategy.

Mitchell Pioneer Hobby Association

Group of hobbyists * members have a featured exhibit at the Mitchell Fall Fair * newsletter prior to monthy meeting

Mitchell Minor Sports

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 * Provide team photographer contract for all sports

Mitchell Minor Soccer

Minor soccer * league includes: Timbits, Tykes, 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, U17, 21U * all are co-ed local-travelling teams

Mitchell Minor Hockey

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

Mitchell Minor Fastball

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

Mitchell Minor Baseball

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

Mitchell Legion Band

Band practices on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm 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.

Mitchell Horse Club

Started by a group of horse enthusiasts who wanted to compete in an organized and safe environment * both the English and Western style of riding * boasts a membership of over 175 * put on five shows each year for fun and points * participants and spectators are always welcome

Mitchell Gymnastics Club

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.

Mitchell Curling Club

Numerous leagues * holds bonspiels through the year* three draws during season *brooms and sliders supplied

Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario

Governing body of minor hockey in Southwestern Ontario

Milverton Curling Club

Curling is a sport for a lifetime, for all ages which encourages physical fitness and socialization * Junior curling ages 8-13 yrs and mixed adult leagues available * all leagues meet on Wed nights *

Middlesex Swimming

A long term, competitive swim 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 in St Mary’s for ages 8 – in 20’s * Masters Swimming (18 yrs +) program is offered in St Mary’s and Stratford * Club is designed to focus on the most important aspects of competitive swimming: team unity, fun, success, and the development of each individual athlete at every level * new swimmers welcome anytime during the year

Men’s Ball Hockey League

Men’s ball hockey league * playing for recreation * several different teams

McConnell Club

Ladies service and social group founded in 1914 and named for William McConnell, a community-minded St Marys resident who died in the First World War * dedicated to helping members of the community * At present 17 members * New members always welcome

Listowel Skating Club

Recreational and competitive skating club * lessons available * offer PreBeginner, CanSkate program as well as the StarSkate programming.

Listowel Minor Hockey Association

Committed to creating a hockey program for youth that is fun * 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

Listowel Horseshoes

Outdoor horseshoes

Listowel Curling Club

Has numerous leagues and holds bonspiels through the year * rental of ice, lounge and kitchen is available.

Huron Perth Lakers “AAA” Hockey Association

Hockey Teams of various skill levels

Huron Hurricanes Aquatic Club

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.

Huron County Toastmasters Club

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 * leadership training

Huron County Fastball League – HCFL

Men’s fastball league * teams include Belmore, Brussels, Fullarton, Goderich, Sebringville, Walton, Wingham, Wroxeter, Mitchell, Milverton, Monkton

Howick Skating Club

Figure skating club available from October 1st to March 31st * CanSkate program * STARSkate program

Howick Minor Soccer

Minor recreational soccer league for youth.

North Huron Soccer and Field Hockey Club

Competitive women’s soccer team

Goderich Skating Club

Registration is usually held in Aug and Sept. We offer CANSkate and STARSkate lessons instructed by our Skate Canada-certified professional coaches.

Skates at: Maitland Recreation Centre YMCA – 190 Suncoast Dr. E Goderich N7A 4N4

Goderich Ringette Association

Ringette association * Use Maitland Recreation Centre, 190 Suncoast Dr. E, Goderich and Goderich Memorial Arena, 180 Mcdonald St, Goderich * has a 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

Goderich Minor Hockey

Minor Hockey club

Goderich Men’s Basketball Club

Men’s recreational basketball; pickup basketball

Goderich Communities in Bloom

Increases environmental awareness, civic pride, community spirit, beautification and quality of life * annual Symposium in April * meetings in spring and fall * check newspaper for upcoming event listings

Goderich Co-ed Volleyball League

Co-ed volleyball league for adults * competitive and recreational divisions

Goderich Badminton Club

Badminton club

Goderich & District Horticultural Society

Dedicated group of horticulturalists, who enjoy gardening * refreshments provided at all meetings * flower shows * garden tours * summer BBQ * 1 special project each year for the betterment of the community

Fullarton Minor Fastball

Fastball teams for T-ball, 5 Pitch, Mites, Squirts, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget * coaches and volunteers needed * boys travelling team * registration in March

Girls and boys teams available

Festival City Twirlers

Baton twirling * beginner to advanced * group and individual lessons available * participate in local parades

Exeter-Seaforth Ringette Association

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

Exeter Skating Club

Instruction at the CanSkate level (learn to skate) and StarSkate * Test Skate and Competitive programs * Syncho Teams * professional coach, Kathy McLlwain

Exeter Minor Baseball

Youth baseball * boys and girls leagues * girls fastball * boys hardball

Exeter Lawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling * open to the public to try

Exeter Curling Club

Curling club * 4 sheets * hall rental – check for availability

Elma-Logan Recreation Complex

Youth and adult curling club * new members are always welcome * will provide guidance on how to learn the game

Cromarty Minor Fastball

Deal with T-ball (ages 4-6) * 5 Pitch (ages 6-8) * Fastball (ages 9 and up) * also have adult teams playing out of Cromarty: Ladies Slo-pitch, Men’s Slingshot and Co-ed mush ball * Recently added new playground equipment and made many upgrades to the 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 2019 * just league fees for adults

Clinton Skating Club

Ice skating club

Clinton Lawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling played twice weekly.

Brussels Minor Soccer

Minor recreational soccer league for children * play in North Huron league

Brussels & District Horticultural Society

Dedicated group of horticulturalists who enjoy gardening * maintains horticultural park and planters * Butterfly Garden * Member of the Ontario Horticultural Association

Blyth Skating Club

Skating club * CanSkate, Powerskating and StarSkate

Blyth Junior Broomball


Blyth Brussels Minor Hockey Association

Minor Hockey Association

Bluewater-Zurich Skating Club

Skating club * teaching at various levels including CanSkate, Starskate and Program Assistants
Registration for 2018-19 season Tue Sep 11 6:30 pm to 8 pm and Sat Sep 15 10 am to noon
Half season registration available. Winter session begins Sat. Jan. 5, 2019

Belmore Curling Club

Curling club * two curling sheets*Free junior curling “Learn to Curl” starting in Jan

Avon Trail Hiking Assocation

AvonTrail.ca is a hiking trail travelling for 111 kilometres from St. Marys, Ontario to Conestogo, Ontario * links Thames Valley and Grand River trail systems * year round hiking trail * snow shoeing * skiing * maintained by volunteers

Bayfield Garden Club

Dedicated group of horticulturalists, who enjoy gardening * maintain many community gardens including new flower beds in Clan Gregor Square

ConnexOntario Health Services Information

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
  • support
  • basic mental illness education

Web chat with information and referral specialist available * operated by ConnexOntario Health Services Information

Canadian Mental Health Association

COVID19 After hours response line continues to be available 519-274-2848. Visitors encouraged to phone rather than visit office. If case manager responds in person to a client situation, symptom screening will take place. The response by CMHA staff may not be the assigned case manager. Toll-free 1-888-875-2944 and dial 0 for reception

Advocates with and provides programs and services for people with mental disorders * enhance, maintain and promote 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

Canadian Mental Health Association