Sport and Leisure Fair

March 4th, 2018

Today at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreational Complex was the Sport and Leisure Fair where we got see so many different programs that are offered right here in Clarington. There was something from everyone from young toddlers to older adults.

At Moms Go To Durham, we try to bring everything baby/toddler/child-like to you so that you can find everything you need in one place. Unfortunately we did not get all the vendors on this post but we tried to get as much information available as possible of the ones we did capture.

Among our favorites is the Soper Creek Wildlife. This organization has year round programs and Summer Camps for your children to enjoy. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release native Canadian animals and is the only one of it’s kind that exist within Durham Region. Soper Creek Wildlife rely on the funding from sponsorships to keep their organization running.

You can learn more about their organization by visiting their website:

Call them at: (905)442-1648 or e-mail them at

If you follow us you’ll know that we LOVE EarlyOn (formerly Ontario Early Years). These programs are with the YMCA and incorporate drop-in programs and structured programs to families. What we enjoy about them is that they have FREE programs that are geared to children between ages of (0-6 years of age). Each of the centres throughout Durham Region are equipped with an infant area, arts and crafts area, imaginative play area, and more. There is no shortage of activities to do with your baby/toddler/or preschooler here. Please check out your area by visiting:

A message from their website:

Our commitment to children and families

  • Clean, safe, and child friendly environments
  • Programs and services offer choice, experience, and discovery
  • Designed to support the healthy development of children
  • Caring, respectful, and qualified staff and volunteers
  • Involved, consulted, and informed parents and partners
  • YMCA values are demonstrated through inclusiveness, diversity, interdependence, and respect for self, others, and the environment


Discover Skiing and Snowboarding with Brimacombe. If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding (like me!) you can get rental equipment for as low as $49.95 including a lesson. There are rental programs with lessons as well as camps for children and adults. They have an upcoming Summer Camp called “Camp Brimacombe”. Learn more by clicking on their website:

The Firehouse Youth Centre is an after school program for youth ages 12-19. It is adult supervised and all programs are FREE. Some of the activities they offer include cooking nights, concerts, video games, and free food! To get more information please call at (905)623-6814 or email at You can find them at 132 Church St, Bomanville ON, L1C 1T5

The lovely Brad Kelly, Events Coordinator greeted the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Clarington booth. He mentioned a couple of upcoming events including Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Clarington’s 8th Annual BIG 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament and Spring Food, Wine and Beer Festival. To learn more about Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Clarington or of any of the events mentioned please call Brad at (905)623-6646 or email him at More at

Clarington Basketball has several different programs for children ranging between the ages of 3-12+. You can find some of their programs located in the Clarington Recreational Booklet under children’s programs. Lil’ Dribblers(ages 3-7) is an introduction program to learn the basics of basketball like dribbling and passing. Jr. NBA Basketball is an entry-level program for children ages 5-7. Check them out at Email them at: Or call them at (289)240-0555

Thinking about putting your child in a football league? Contact Clarington Minor Football. They have House League Programs for ages 5-10 years olds as well as Knights Summer Rep Programs from ages 11-19. To register or find out more information please visit:

With the weather getting warmer, the Durham Health Department is concerned about concussions. Contact sports like Football, Lacrosse are high-risk sports that are prone to get concussions. Wear a helmet while bike riding, skateboarding, and rollerblading to reduce the risk.

Message from Durham Health:

“Prevention is key treatment for concussions. In order to reduce the risk of concussions, parents are encouraged to:

->Speak to their child’s coach or sports organization about their concussion policy.

->Encourage their child to play fair and show respect to other players.

->Make sure their child wears the right perspective gear, that it fits properly and that it is well maintained.

->Make sure that there is nothing their child can trip on in the area where they are playing a sport.”

Learn more by clicking on or contacting Durham Health Connection Line at (905)666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.

There you have it! We had a great time meeting with some of the booths and we hope that you enjoyed reading this post. If you wish to contact us about covering your event please email us at Are you in this post and want to repost? Feel free! Just mention us!



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