Welcome to our online Recreation and Culture hub

We're committed to helping our community stay engaged and active during the COVID-19 situation. Please join us for activities brought to you by our wonderful recreation and culture staff and instructors.  We’re planning to keep adding more activities, cultural tours, workouts and more.  So keep checking back!

#EasterAtHome

Although we had hoped this Easter may look a little different than last years; having family fun at home is still recommended. Check out below 5 great ideas to make the most of the holiday.

On behalf of the Recreation and Culture team, have a Hoppy Easter!

Recreation & Sport

Our activities will keep you on the go and moving at home.
  • Join Victor for Karate (print out) - work on your self defense focusing on the use of hands, elbows, knees, or feet to defeat opponents. 
  • Super Hero exercises (video)  - Join the coaches from our program partner Sportball for fun super hero exercises to keep the kids engaged and active.
  • Go Camping (video) - Join the coaches from our program partner Sportball for some engaging and active fun in anticipation of our beloved summer vacation of camping.

Fitness & Wellness

Stay active and healthy at home with our workouts.
  • Total Body Fusion #2 workout (video) - This second total body workout uses a variety of exercises to give your muscles solid strength and endurance with the use of bands.
  • Join Jill for Stroller Fit (print out) - Enjoy a walk or jog with intervals of yoga, ab blasts, cardio and stretching with your small children.
  • Mother & Daughter Yoga workout (video) - Grab your child(ren) or partner for a series of gentle posture exercises connecting your breathing and increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
  • Total Body Fusion workout (video) - This total body workout use a variety of exercises to give your muscles a solid strength and endurance workout without any equipment.
  • Baby & Me Yoga workout (video) - Be guided through a series of yoga poses designed to let your baby roam throughout the workout.
  • Meditation (video) - Different techniques will be explored to help you deal more effectively with stress and increase your health and wellness.
  • Yoga workout (video) - A gentle program of stretching, strengthening, breathing and relaxation.
  • Mother & Daughter Yoga #2 workout (video) - Our second installment of this wonderful program released in honour of Mother’s Day will guide you through poses connecting you and your child(ren).

Arts & Culture

Including art tours, crafts, photography and dancing!
  • Homebody by Esther Slevinsky - Art Exhibit (video) - Take a virtual tour of Esther Slevinsky's art exhibit Homebody, which would have been on display at the Centre for the Arts.
  • Zumba (video) - A fast-paced cardio workout combining dance steps like salsa, merengue and reggae tone.
  • Canadian Art Project - An online art project with local artist and instructor Maria Sousa-Rovers showing participants how to paint a large maple leaf surrounded by scenes and images in the style of famous Canadian artists.

Lifestyle and Leisure

Includes our #WorkFromHome series.
  • Desk Stretches (video) - Take some time to do a little movement throughout the day in the comfort of your home office.
  • Gardening Stretches (video) - Gardening can do wonders for your health but don’t forget the importance of stretching before and after to avoid injury.

Stay Social

Keep engaged with telephone and virtual programming

WOW - Without Walls

As part of the #RecFromHome program, we’re pleased to offer WOW Social, an extension of the Without Walls (WOW) telephone service that’s open to all older adults in the City. This program offers groups of 5 to 10 people the opportunity to get together over the phone for conversation, trivia games, bingo, and even musical sessions while our in-person programs and services are closed.

Sessions will be offered Monday - Friday and are 30 to 45 minutes in duration. Examples of activities being planned for WOW Social include:

  • Musical entertainment
  • Fitness and exercise programs
  • Health & wellness – meditation, mindfulness, caregiver support
  • Brain games & trivia
  • Education and information
View the WOW Social program schedule
WOW Social upcoming program schedule
Date Session Registration number
Tue, Apr 13 Ride a GRT Bus 24014 
Wed, Apr 14 It Happened In April 24002 
Thu, Apr 15 Leonardo Da Vinci Trivia 24007 
Fri, Apr 16 All About The Beatles 24011 
Mon, Apr 19 Jeopardy 23999 
Tue, Apr 20 Toad Talk with the Herpetological Society 24015 
Wed, Apr 21 World Creativity 24003 
Thu, Apr 22 Earth Day Discussion 24008 
Fri, Apr 23 Shakespeare 24012 
Mon, Apr 26 Famous Foursomes 24000 
Tue, Apr 27 Organ Entertainment with Jannie 24016 
Wed, Apr 28 Riddle Me This 24004 
Thu, Apr 29 Random Trivia 24009 
Fri, Apr 30 Arbor Day Discussion 24013 
Mon, May 3 Who Am I - May Birthdays 24611
Tue, May 4 Emergency Preparedness Training 24607
Wed, May 5 Cinco de Mayo 24615
Thu, May 6 It Happened in May 24619 
Fri, May 7 Mother's Day Reminiscing 24623 
Mon, May 10 Garden Humour 24612 
Tue, May 11 Myths & Facts of a Diabetic Diet 24608 
Wed, May 12 Celebrate the Nurse 24616 
Thu, May 13 Famous Threesome Quiz 24620 
Fri, May 16 Feel Good Stories 24624 
Mon, May 17 Travelogue to New Zealand 24613 
Tue, May 18 Elder Abuse & Senior Safety Line 24609
Wed, May 19 May IQ 24617 
Thu, May 20 Cannes Film Festival 24621 
Fri, May 21 Jeopardy 24625 
Tue, May 25 Entertainment 24610 
Wed, May 26 World Turtle Day 24618 
Thu, May 27 Victoria Day Trivia 24622 
Fri, May 28 Conquest of Everest 24626 
Mon, May 31 Random Trivia 24614 

How to participate

Different themes and programs will be offered each day. Those interested can check the program schedule to decide which days they want to participate. Participants must register in advance for their chosen days. For those participating in the program for the first time, or those requiring support to set up an account, please allow up to 48 hours for initial enrollment.   

To register online, click on the schedule above to register for your session, or call Service Cambridge at (519) 623-1340 if you require assistance.

WOW Social is free, however some sessions have limited space. Waitlists will be available for sessions that are full and recreation staff will schedule additional sessions if needed.

 WOW Virtual

WOW Virtual enables you to get connected from the comfort of your own home through virtual programming via your video camera on your favourite internet connected device (a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or Smart Phone).

WOW Virtual will allow you to participate in interactive activities such as arts & crafts, card games, advanced fitness and exercise classes.  Please note that some sessions may require a fee for materials and/or instructors.

 How do you participate in WOW Virtual?
  1.  Pre-register by calling Service Cambridge  at (519) 623-1340 or visit cambridge.ca/recfromhome/wowvirtual
  2. Download Zoom onto your device.
  3. On the day and time of the WOW Virtual program, click the Zoom link provided to you after your registration.
 WOW Virtual schedule
Date Session Registration number
Wed, Apr 14 McDougal Cottage 24027 
Wed, Apr 21 Music with Stephen Miller 24028 
Wed, Apr 28 Gardening with Bob 24029 
Wed, May 5 Myths & Facts of the Diabetic Diet 24030 
Wed, May 12 Emergency Preparedness Training 24031 
Wed, May 19 Paper Garden Project 24033 
Wed, May 26 Live Music with Juneyt 24034 

 

 

#WaterSafetyAtHome

We at the City of Cambridge want to ensure that everyone stays safe while in and around water.  Join us for our #WaterSafetyAtHome activities as each month we highlight an important drowning prevention message. 

 

 

 

Stay connected

Keep in touch with your community with new social media accounts that will be active during the closures. 

  • Youth Instagram - follow our youth account for updates and posts on youth-related news in Cambridge.
  • 50+ Centres Facebook - missing your fellow 50+ recreation centre visitors? Follow our Facebook page dedicated to posting older adult-related news in Cambridge.  Your 50+ Centres team has also compiled community resources for all aspects of recreation and leisure for older adults while practicing social distancing.
  • City of Cambridge Facebook and Twitter - follow these accounts for city-wide updates and information.
  • Cambridge Farmers Market - follow them on social or the market has developed a really great recipe book for your cooking enjoyment.
Cambridge Neighbourhood Associations

Check out the amazing things that the various neighbourhood associations of Cambridge are doing to combat boredom during COVID-19.

Allison Neighbourhood Association
Alison neighbourhood community centre strives to provide inclusive enriching programs, services, and community events where communities can grow together.  We continue to provide opportunities to connect from home during COVID-19. We are excited to grow with you! 
Greenway Chaplin Community Centre
Greenway-Chaplin community centre connects community members by offering neighbours and friends recreational, educational, and supportive programs.  These programs are now being offered virtually on our social media platforms, including our Facebook page.
Langs Farm Village Association
Langs continues our commitment to serve the community, while ensuring the safety of our staff and neighbours. For more information about our virtual programs and services, please visit our website.
Preston Heights Community Group
The Preston Heights community group is offering virtual programming for children, youth and families.  We have a roster of activities designed to engage and entertain children and youth at home as well as get the whole family involved. All are welcome to join and participate.  For more information email justinw@prestonheights.ca.
Silverheights Neighbourhood Association
Silverheights neighbourhood association is excited to offer virtual programming during this time.  We offer a variety of programs and activities, from live art and cooking classes to our Kids Bordem Busters to Zoom programs.  Please note that zoom programs do require registration. Program information available on our website.