Welcome to our online Recreation and Culture hub

Were 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!

#HolidaysAtHome

As we enter the holiday season, the City of Cambridge Recreation and Culture team is committed to making it enjoyable. Now more than ever it is important to recognize that not everyone is surrounded by a large family and Public Health has asked we limit visiting family and friends and celebrate with the people we live with.

Our goal is to make celebrating this holiday season safe and fun, we have included a wide range of activities, crafts and events.  The City of Cambridge wants to celebrate our diverse community so whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa we have something for you.

Join Christmas in Cambridge festival of events 2020 for lights, shopping, celebration!

If you celebrate another holiday in the month of December we would love to hear from you at prc@cambridge.ca.

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
Fri, Dec 4 Who Am I? 21893 
Mon, Dec 7 Remembering Pearl Harbour 21883 
Tue, Dec 8 Health Matters 21880 
Wed, Dec 9 Artful Puzzle 21887 
Thu, Dec 10 Hannukah 21891 
Fri, Dec 11 Baby Boomers Song Quiz 21894 
Mon, Dec 14 Winter Quiz 21884 
Tue, Dec 15 Culinary Corner 21881 
Wed, Dec 16 Holiday Traditions Around The World 21888 
Thu, Dec 17 The Story of St. Nicholas 21892 
Fri, Dec 18 Christmas True or False 21895 
Mon, Dec 21 Christmas Jeopardy 21885
Tue, Dec 22 Holiday Music with John Boland 21882 
Wed, Dec 23 Holiday Songs - What Is The Next Line? 21889 
Mon, Jan 4 Holiday Discussions 22773
Tue, Jan 5 Culinary Corner 21881 
Wed, Jan 6 Random Trivia 22778 
Thu, Jan 7 It Happened One January.. 22784
Fri, Jan 8 Elvis Presley Discussion 22788 
Mon, Jan 11 Remembering Songs from the 1940's 22774
Tue, Jan 12 Canadian Hearing Services 22777 
Wed, Jan 13 Sweet Home Chicago - Travelogue 22779 
Thu, Jan 14 Remembering Shirley Temple 22785 
Fri, Jan 15 Who Am I? 22789
Mon, Jan 18 Martin Luther King Discussion 22775 
Wed, Jan 20 Trivia Wednesday 22780 
Thu, Jan 21 What's New in 2021? 22786 
Fri, Jan 22 Name That Glenn Miller Tune 22790 
Mon, Jan 25 Short Stories 22776 
Tue, Jan 26 Entertainment with Juneyt 22783 
Wed, Jan 27 Drivers License Reminiscing 22781 
Thu, Jan 28 Jeopardy 22787 
Fri, Jan 29 Fads & Fashions of the 1940's 22791 

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, Dec.  9 St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dogs 20358
Wed, Dec. 16 Holiday Music with Stephen Miller 20359
Wed, Dec. 23 Holiday Bingo 20355

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.